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Sharon Budd Fundraiser – Tuesday, July 22nd

#BuddStrongEdison Middle School invites students, staff, parents, and community members to join us in the Edison cafeteria on Tuesday, July 22nd for our #BuddStrong Event. Feel free to stop in anytime between 2:00 and 4:00pm. We are going to have materials available to make cards, write letters, and do “Positive Put Ups” for Mrs. Budd. (Former students know what that means!) This will be a time for us to show our support for Mrs. Budd as well as provide comfort for our school community by being together in one of the places she truly loves … her school.
We will also have the following items for sale:  #BuddStrong t-shirts for $10.00, #BuddStrong bracelets for $1.00, and various baked goods. All proceeds will be donated to the accounts set up for the family.
We look forward to being together to honor our teacher, colleague, and friend!

Support Needed for Perry Teacher Injured in Accident

sharonbuddSharon Budd, pictured in the center of the front row, is a very special person in so many people’s lives. She has the ability to befriend anyone and always does. Her smile, contageous laughter, and hilarious stories and jokes are enough to bring sunshine to anyone’s day.

Sharon, her husband Randy, and her daughter Kaylee were driving to New York City on Thursday, July 10th when an unimaginable act of violence and stupidity was committed. Sharon was hit by a boulder thrown from an overpass while Kaylee was at the wheel. The boulder struck her in the face, causing severe damage. It is a miracle that Kaylee was able to get the car stopped safely. Kaylee has been so strong…as have Randy, Luke, James, and Joey. It’s the kind of strength they learned from Sharon when she fought and BEAT breast cancer 15 years ago. They are supporting Sharon now as she fights for her life at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. Sharon remains in critical condition after having emergency brain surgery to allow her brain to swell.

Now, let’s come together in love and support for the incredible Sharon Budd and her family. Sharon is and has always been a fighter. She has a long road to recovery ahead of her and if we can make that road just a bit more manageable for her and her family, let’s do it!  Click here to show your support to Sharon and her family.

Class of 2015 Senior Picture Information

Screen shot 2014-04-29 at 10.56.06 AMATTENTION ALL 2015 SENIORS AND PARENTS
Senior pictures will be taken this year by James Wood Photography on the two dates listed here: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 7:00 am – 11:00 am in the auxiliary gym by scheduled appointment only. OR Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from noon – 3:00 pm in the auxiliary gym by scheduled appointment only.  A $25 sitting fee will be charged at the time of the appointment unless you are purchasing a senior picture package from James Wood Photography by September 1, 2014. Information on packages is available on our website and at James Wood Photography.  Click here for additional informationclick here for photo guidelines and click here for Senior Specials from James Wood Photography.

Super Sophomore Lucas Kelley State Champ Pole Vault

photo 1Congratulations to Perry High School Sophomore Lucas Kelley on winning the Division I State Track and Field Pole Vault title.  Lucas vaulted 15’10” to not only win the Division I title, but that height also sets a new Stark County pole vault record.  Congratulations Lucas!

Artificial Turf for the Football Stadium


An excerpt from the Canton Repository article, May2, 2014.  The Perry Board of Education approved a $530,900 project to install artificial turf at Perry Stadium. It is expected to be completed in time for the Aug. 28 season opener against Massillon, meaning the nine biggest schools in Stark County will all play on fake grass this fall. “What I’m very adamant the public understands is that this project is going to decrease what we spend on our football facilities,” Perry Superintendent Marty Bowe said. “What’s been going on at Perry is we’ve been trying to make our grass field last as long as humanly possible, because the cost of turf has been dropping astronomically. When we saw it get below $500,000 last year, we knew if we could make it one more year, it would be a financially smart thing for us to install turf.” The project will be paid for through district funds. The work will be handled by the Vasco Corp. — which will install the FieldTurf surface — along with Beaver Excavating and McBurney Concrete. All three of the companies involved — Vasco, Beaver and McBurney — are based in Perry. Read more:

Art Club Creates Autism Mural

art clubStudents in Edison’s Art Club having been working on a mural in the cafeteria of the school to improve the space.  Last fall they began brainstorming and created a design that would eventually come to life on the walls.  The mural depicts silhouettes of various students with bold splashes of color in the background.  Lastly, a quote by Albert Einstein completes the piece, “When we all think alike no one thinks very much.” Students also worked on a small mosaic for Austim Awareness month in April that will be showcased in the entryway of the school. We are proud of their work and dedication!

Genoa 4th Graders Partner with Local Organizations for Renovation

DSC_0002Genoa Elementary School was awarded a grant from Arts In Stark to create linoleum block prints of the one room schoolhouse on Genoa Avenue.  Fourth graders participated in this project in an effort to learn more about our school’s history, experience a new art technique, and help raise awareness and funds for the one room school renovation. Thank you Team Genoa, Perry History Club, Art Historian – Kathleen Wieschaus and Arts In Stark for this wonderful opportunity. Click here to view a video on the project.