Latest News for Perry Local Schools

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


A screening for preschool children ages 3-5 who have suspected delays is scheduled for Friday, March 22nd at T. C. Knapp Elementary. This does not include children enrolling in Kindergarten for the 2013-2014 school year. 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 Rebeca Geitgey, beginning on February 25th, at 330-478-6174 to schedule a screening appointment. For more information on identifying and serving preschoolers with special needs, please visit

PHS French Students to host Passport to France

Perry High School French students are planning a Saturday night event called:  
Passport to France!
On February 23rd from 5:30-9pm, 4th through 8th graders are invited to PHS to work with high school French students.  Students will travel from room to room doing different activities in Art, Food, Music, Theatre and Games from all around the French-Speaking World!  For each activity they complete they will receive stamps in their “passport”!  
The cost is $7 per person and includes dinner and crafts for all participants.  Click here for the registration form and more information.

Perry Speech & Debate take Honors at Wooster

Congratulations to our Speech and Debate Team as they took first-place sweeptstakes honors at the Wooster Varsity All Events Tournament on Saturday, January 19.  Perry topped 37 other schools to win the title: Tournament Champions!  Receiving individual honors were:  Bobby Craig (2nd Place Original), Kole Chaney (2nd Place Humor), Chelsey Keller (3rd Place Humor), Corey Anderson and Karen Zimmer (2nd Place Policy Debate), Shane Stockall (3rd Place International Extemp); Anna Stanford (5th Place Drama), and Hayden Smith (5th Place United State Extemp).  Semi-Finalists were:  Chelsey Ferris, Allison Bailey, Michael Barth, Mikayla Frutschy, and Garrett Graber.

Perry Artwork on Display

Congratulations to all of Perry’s talented artists competing in the National Scholastic Art Show!
Gold key awards winners are Sam Suarez with 2, Kelsey Webb and Katy Krepp.
Silver key winners are Caitlin Korchnak with 4, Kelsey Webb and Madi Lacourt with 2, Sam Suarez, Brianna Andreotti, Brandon Davis, and Laura Dill.
Honorable Mentions go out to Courtney Northup, Makayla Sanders, Ryan Turner, Brianna Andeotti, Ashley Blue, Abby Cameron, Brandon Davis, Macy Kittlebeger, Caitlin Korchnak, Sam Suarez, Kelsey Webb, Emma Wihelm, Kayla Young, and Karen Zimmer.
Works selected with the top honor of “gold key” are sent to New York City to be judged nationally. Gold and Silver Key recipients will have their work displayed in the Scholastic Regional Art Show, which will be on display through the month of January at KSU Stark Campus, Student Center and Fine Arts Building.

PHS Speech & Debate take top honors at Sylvania

The Perry Speech and Debate Team traveled to Toledo Sylvania for a two-day varsity competition this past weekend.  Forty-eight schools competed for the chance to be named tournament champion.  In the end, it was Perry that took first place team sweepstakes honors overall.  Congratulations team on a job well done.  Individual champions in Policy Debate were Corey Anderson and Karen Zimmer.  Also receiving individual recognition were:  Christian Lisik, Jenna Shinsky, Hayden Smith, Shane Stockall, Michael Barth, Allison Bailey, and Kole Chaney.  Semi-finalists were:  Mackenzie Vega, AJ Bialota, Anna Stanford, Mikayla Frutschy, and Lexy Klaiber.

Speech Team Takes Top Honors at Central

Congratulations to the Perry Speech Team on taking top honors at the Canton Central Catholic Varsity Speech tournament on Saturday, January 5.  Champions and their categories are:  Lexi Klaiber – Humor, Shane Stockall – International Extemp, and Bobby Craig – Original Oratory.  Also receiving individual honors were:  Mikayla Frutschy, Allison Bailey, Michael Barth, Anna Huntsman, Calvin Criss, Brittany Howiler, Krista Marsh, Nicole LaDow, Dani Clay, Abby Rapp, Chelsey Ferris, Tessa Polen, Taylor Baker, Hayden Smith, Katey Krepp, Hannah Petitti, and Kate Lane.

All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner January 18 – 4-7pm

Join us for the 2013 Perry Baseball All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner!

When: Friday, January 18, 2013 — 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Perry High School Cafeteria
Cost: $6.00 Adults. At the door: Children 2-8 yrs old $4 / under 2 FREE.
Menu: Spaghetti featuring MID’S Homestyle Pasta Sauce, salad, drink & dessert

Serving your meal will be Perry Panther baseball players. Make plans to attend. All are welcome. Get your tickets NOW!  *This is the same night as the Perry boys basketball home game vs. Jackson. Come out and enjoy a great spaghetti dinner. Then watch an exciting basketball game! For tickets contact Bob Beals @ 330-599-3372.