Latest News for Perry Local Schools

Football Booster Club Meeting Feb. 20th

The next Football Booster Club meeting will be Wednesday, February 20th at 7pm in the PHS Cafeteria.  All parents of current football players are encouraged to attend.  We will be discussing upcoming fundraisers, parent representatives for each class (freshmen-senior), and much more.  There are many ways to be involved in helping our football team succeed on and off the field.  We are excited to work as a team in supporting the coaches, players, and each other.  Hope to see everyone on the 20th!

PHS Choir Solo & Ensemble Results

On February 2nd, 31 Vocal Soloists participated in Solo and Ensemble
Contest at Massillon Washington High School.  Each student prepared a
song from the Ohio Music Education Association required list and sang
for a judge who evaluated them using a rating scale of I (Superior) to
V (Poor).  16 of our students earned Superior ratings and the other 15
earned ratings of Excellent.  Congratulations to all who sang that
day! (more…)

Success Achieved at PHS Science Fair

The Perry High School Science Fair held on February 6th displayed 62 of our ninth grade students’ hard work.  The students began working on this project in October.  The following students earned a Superior Rating: Erin Kessler (Are composite faces more attractive than real faces?), Hannah Petitti (Are fingerprints inherited?), Jake Zartman (What is the link between music and the brain?), Chris Chapanar (How do  you create a robotic hand that can pick up balls?), Gwen Kochur (How does peanut feed affect the size of chicken eggs?) and Katy Krepp (Can algorithms help people solve Rubik Cubes?). These students will compete at the District 13 Science Day at the University of Mount Union on March 16.

PHS Speech & Debate take “Little District” Title

Congratulations to the Perry Speech and Debate Team on their outstanding performance at the Ohio High School Speech League Canton “Little District” Tournament held at Jackson High School on Friday and Saturday, February 1 and 2.  After two long days of intense competition, the Panthers qualified 35 students to the state tournament and brought home first place sweepstakes honors; 172 sweepstakes points separated Perry from second place Jackson.  Qualifying for the state tournament to be held at Boardman and Canfield High Schools on March 1 and 2 are: (more…)

PHS Solo and Ensemble Results

On Saturday, members of the Perry High School Band program competed at the Ohio Music Education Association’s Solo and Ensemble Contest at Massillon High School.  Students earned a total of 66 Superior Ratings and 23 Excellent ratings.  Congratulations to the following students earned Superior or Excellent ratings at their events: (more…)

Project Perry Pride set for April 13, 2013

The 4th Annual PROJECT PERRY PRIDE is a cooperative effort of Perry students, Perry Township, and Perry businesses to honor the 43rd Anniversary of EARTH DAY and give back to our community on Saturday, April 13, 2013 with a Perry Township Spring Clean Up!  We will be making a difference for our Perry residents in need of this service. Perry student volunteers meet the Spring Clean up requests of Perry Township Residents.  Yards are raked, gutters are cleaned, school and township properties are tidied, and trash is removed along West Tuscarawas/Lincolnway and other Perry Township roadways.  These volunteers fill countless truck loads with yard debris to be taken to Perry Garage.  What a success!  Since its inception, nearly 1,000 students have volunteered for nearly 100 Perry Township residents in need of this assistance.  Click here for the PPP website, forms and more information.


A screening for preschool-age children who are typically developing and are eligible for preschool enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year is scheduled for Monday, April 8th at T. C. Knapp Elementary. This does not include children enrolling in Kindergarten for the 2013-2014 school year. Children must turn 3 years old before August 1st. Children must demonstrate age-appropriate speech/language skills, play skills, social skills, and behavior to be considered for enrollment. All typical peers must be reliably toilet-trained before classes begin in August. If your child meets these criteria and you are interested in scheduling a screening appointment, please contact Tammy Cardinal, beginning on March 4th, at 330-478-6187. For more information about the preschool program, please visit