Latest News for Perry Local Schools

PHS Speech and Debate take 1st Place!

Congratulations to the Perry Forensics Speech and Debate Team for taking top honors at the 52nd annual Perry Speech and Debate tournament this past weekend.  Receiving individual honors were Tessa Polen – Prose Poetry Champion and proud new owner of a Perry Champion director’s chair; Morgan Craig – Original Oratory, Kole Chaney and Chelsey Keller – Humorous Interp, Dominic Batchi – Lincoln/Douglas Debate, Abby Rapp – Prose/Poetry, Shane Stockall – International Extemp, Karen Zimmer and Corey Anderson – Policy Debate, Calvin Curtin – Student Congress, and Garrett Graber – Impromptu Speaking.  This was a superb team effort; congratulations Perry Speech and Debate.  You rock!

PHS Athletic Hall of Fame Names Class of 2013

At a recent meeting of the Perry High School Athletic Hall Of Fame Committee, votes were cast to choose the Class Of 2013. We are proud to announce the following former Panther athletes that will now be enshrined into the hall. They are:
Leslie Roland – Tennis — Class of  1990
Don Dobina – Football – Class of 1971
Jason Wise – Wrestling – Class of 1993
Pat Murray – Contributor – Class of 1965
Brian Malinowski – Basketball – Class of 1992
Bob Kilpatrick – Coach – Class of 1969
Michelle Riegler – Cross Country / Track – Class of 1992
Pioneer Award:  Ron Kaylor – Class of 1961
The class of 2013 will be introduced to the public on Friday, January 18th, during halftime of the varsity boys basketball game vs. Jackson.  The Inductees Banquet will be held the following night on Saturday, January 19th at the Executive Events Center.

For ticket information to the Inductees Banquet please either contact James Ziegler at or fill out this form and send in.

Parent Workshop at Edison: Cyber Bullying

Edison Middle School is hosting a parent workshop for all Perry parents on Thursday Nov. 8th from 6:00-7:00pm in the Edison gym.  The workshop focuses around Cyber Bullying and legal ramifications of online harassment.  The workshop also touches on cyber safety tips for parents to help their children practice on-line safety and also become more cyber responsible users. The presenters are Judge Rosemarie Hall and Jacob Morgan, Stark County Family court specialist.   We hope to see you there!

Mandatory Parent Meeting Thursday November 8th – 7:00pm

There will be a Mandatory OHSAA Parent Meeting for all winter sports next Thursday, November 8th at 7:00pm in the Theater. It will be a one hour meeting. If athletes have practice at the time of the meeting they are excused from attending. However they will need their parents to be in attendance.

Cancellations for October 30th, 2012

Model UN is cancelled for October 30th due to the storm. A shortened meeting will be rescheduled for Thursday, November 1st from 6:00-7:00 at Pfeiffer Middle School.  Please bring resolutions.

Preschool Screening for Special Needs Children

A screening for preschool children ages 3-5 who have suspected delays is scheduled for *Friday, November 2nd* at T. C. Knapp Elementary. If you have concerns that your preschool child may demonstrate significant delays in the areas of speech/language development, motor development, cognitive development, and/or social-emotional/behavioral development, please contact Tammy Cardinal at 330-478-6187 to schedule a screening appointment. For more information on identifying and serving preschoolers with special needs, please visit