Latest News for Perry Local Schools

Whipple Holds Literacy & Math Night

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAClose to 200 of our Whipple families joined us for a voyage through the seven seas on Thursday night.  Navigating around the school, families completed a twelve point scavenger hunt filled with challenging literacy and math activities.  Earning a stamp in their passport at each stop, the families worked to find the pirates treasure (a gold chocolate coin and a NEW book for every child to take home and share together).  Families also had their photos taken at our picture station and enjoyed refreshments provided by our PTO.  It was a terrific adventure for all! CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SLIDESHOW!


Watson Teacher Receives “A Day Made Better” Award

IMG_2888[1]Watson Elementary first grade teacher Mr. Andrew Burman was recently the recipient of the “A Day Made Better” award sponsored by OfficeMax in partnership with  The one-day event awards more than 1,000 teachers with $1,000 in school supplies, and brings attention to the issue of teacher-funded classrooms. Mr. Burman was nominated, in part, for his passion for teaching and his dedication toward his students and their families. Congratulations Mr. Burman you, and all of Perry’s teachers and staff, make Perry proud!  (CLICK HERE to read Mr. Burman’s nomination.)

Watson Elementary Named Blue Ribbon School

blueRibbonLogoSmallPerry Local Schools are proud to announce that Watson Elementary School has recently been named a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Secretary of Education. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in students’ academic achievement. Watson Elementary was the only Stark County school recognized, and was one of only fifteen Blue Ribbon Schools in the state. Congratulations to Watson Elementary’s staff, parents, and students for making Perry proud!

Click here for more information on the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program.

Perry Band Qualifies for 3rd Straight OMEA State Finals

perrybandCongratulations to the PHS Marching Band who qualified for the OMEA State Finals for the third consecutive year. Band members competed at The University of Akron on Saturday, September 28th against twelve other bands from all over the state. The PHS Marching Band placed third overall, and earned the highest rating of “Superior”. Band members, band staff, and support staff continue to make Perry proud!

Eat Breakfast At School!


Mornings can be really crazy…the alarm doesn’t go off…the kids don’t want to get up…there’s no time to eat breakfast before the bus comes…or they’re just not ready to eat. Or maybe your teenager grabs a can of soda and a candy bar on the way to school. If this sounds like your house, we have good news for you.  Breakfast is served at school!  School breakfast will energize your child’s day and provide them with a healthy start. A nutritious breakfast helps students be more alert so they can learn more in class, and has plenty of vitamins and nutrients for a strong  (more…)

Volley for the Cure – Tuesday, October 1st

DAS.Volley6140Volley For the Cure Game is scheduled for Tuesday, October 1st. Please join the Perry Girls Volleyball teams to raise money and awareness to fight Breast Cancer!  Volley For the Cure shirts will be on sale in the PHS cafeteria during lunch mods on Friday, Monday and Tuesday for $10.  There will be many baskets up for raffle and a 50/50 raffle.  Please join us on Tuesday to Volley for the Cure!  On Tuesday, October 1st Staff and Students are encouraged (more…)

Perry Soccer Teams Scheduled to Kick Diabetes

soccerThe Perry boys and girls soccer teams, in partnership with Jackson’s soccer teams, are sponsoring Kick Diabetes on Wednesday, October 2nd at Robert Fife Stadium (map). JV games are scheduled to start at 5:15 pm with the varsity contest to follow.

PHS Senior Eagle Scout

imageOccasionally, a student will come into Perry that stands out.  Dan Riggs, a PHS Senior, is one of those students. Dan is involved in many ways as a teenager both inside and outside of school.  He is the Senior Lighting Director for the PHS theatre and involved in the Boy Scouts. In terms of scouting he became an Eagle Scout on Friday, August 16, 2013. Only 4% of all boy scouts become Eagle Scouts.  In addition to the rank of Eagle, he is an Order of the Arrow vigil member. The Order of the Arrow is scouting’s national honor society and very few young men are selected to the top honor of vigil. There are no requirements to achieve vigil per se, but rather their service and dedication is witnessed and recognized by those who are around that person.  Additionally, he is a 5th Year pipestone holder, he’s earned a boatload of merit badges, and his Eagle Scout project was at the Stark County Fair this year. He removed the old awning on the Jr. Fair Board Building and replaced it with a larger, beautiful new porch. Way to go Dan.  You make Perry Proud!

New Format Perryite Ready for Delivery

Screen shot 2013-09-16 at 12.28.54 PMThis week, Perry resident’s and businesses will be receiving the Perry Local School District newsletter, the Perryite.  There are many exciting changes to the Perryite.  There’s a new design and layout, newspaper print, school colors on every page and even color photographs.  In this issue, you’ll read about the start of the school year, awards received by students, teachers and staff, calendar updates, building upgrades, safety features and more.  Click here to read the Perryite online or to download it.

Perry Youth Basketball Registration

PERRY BBALL2Perry Youth Basketball will hold registration for the upcoming 2013-2014 season. Parents/Guardians of boys in grades 3-6 can register their child on Sunday, September 22 or Sunday, September 29 from 2:00p – 7:00p at the Perry Township Hall (map). More information can be found by visiting