Whipple Heights Elementary News
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Stark County Schools Joint Statement: Ebola Health Issues

logoThe Stark County public school districts and the Stark County Board of Development Disabilities have released a joint statement regarding Ebola health issues.  Please find an informational video linked below, as well as information provided by the Stark County Health Department that was sent home with students on Friday, October 17th.

Canton City Health Department: Ebola 101 Video

Ebola Information (pdf)

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Principal’s Showcase

Showcase #2Congratulations to our most recent Principal’s Showcase honorees!  These students had work selected for recognition on our bulletin board (located in the main hallway across from the office) where every three to four weeks teachers submit items for display. 

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D.A.R.E. Skate Party – Friday,October 24th

DARE4Join your Perry friends and classmates for a D.A.R.E. sponsored skate party on Friday, October 24th at the North Canton Skate Center from 10 AM – 2 PM. This is also a great opportunity to meet Perry’s new D.A.R.E. officer,  Officer Andrea Blanc.  The cost to participate  is $5.75 which includes skate/roller blade rental. Speed skates are $1.50 extra. Additional activities are laser tag, rock-wall, bumper cars, euro bungee, and 30 new video games. *Pricing for additional activities is $12 for a two hour pass, $15 for a three hour pass, or $20 for a four hour pass.

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Movie Night for Whipple Boys – October 23rd @ 6:45 PM

whipplepopcornAll of Whipple’s boys are encouraged to grab that special lady in their life, put on their pajamas, and join the Whipple PTO for a boys night out at the movies on Thursday, October 23rd. This special event will take place at the new location of the Lincoln Theater in Massillon (156 Lincoln Way East, Massillon, OH 44646). Doors open at 6:45 PM with the movie, Earth to ECHO, beginning at 7:00 PM. The Whipple PTO will provide drinks and the first popcorn of the evening. Additional popcorn can be purchased for $1.

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An Update from the Whipple PTO

walkathonThank you to all who participated in the Whipple Warrior Walk. We have profited close to $16,500. This money will fund all the events that the PTO sponsors throughout the year.

Limo lunch has been scheduled for Thursday, November 13. The times will be as follows: 

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National Red Ribbon Week Celebration

Red Ribbon WeekIn 1988, National Family Partnership (NFP) sponsored the first National Red Ribbon Celebration. Today, the Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. Since that time, the campaign has reached millions of U.S. children and families. The NFP and its network of individuals and organizations continue to deliver this message of hope to millions

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Parenting Gifted Kids – November 12th @ 6:30 PM

gifted_talentedDr. Jim Delisle, an advocate for gifted children and teens,  will speak at the Barrette Center, Walsh University (map) on Wednesday, November 12th at 6:30 PM. Click here for more information. 

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PHS Forensic Boosters Accepting Donations for Speech & Debate Tournament

speech&debateOn behalf of Perry Forensic Boosters, our PHS Speech and Debate Tournament will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Perry Local Schools.  This fundraiser assists with expenses related to judging, transportation, meals, banquet, scholarships and items related to the District, State and National Tournaments.  Please note the success of this program, as the PHS Speech and Debate Team is ranked 56th in the nation out of 7,789 member schools of the National Speech and Debate Association, has won 4 State Tournaments and has prepared numerous State and National Qualifiers for the last 20+ consecutive years. 

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Elementary Wrestling Clinic Information

jojoThe Perry Elementary Wrestling Clinic for beginning wrestlers in grades 1-6 will be held November 3rd – 6th, 2014. Registration and weigh-ins will take place on Saturday, October 25th, 2014 in the Perry High School wrestling room from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Late registration will be held on Monday, November 3rd, 2014 before the first clinical practice.

 A registration fee of $20.00 will be required for all participants. This fee will cover all awards, cost of the elementary tournament to be held at the conclusion of the clinic, and a Perry Wrestling t-shirt. Instructors include the Perry wrestling staff and the nationally ranked wrestling team. Click here for the registration form.

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Edison to Host Blood Drive on Wednesday, October 15th

lifeshare20220colorEdison Middle School will host a blood drive on Wednesday, October 15th from 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Those who wish to donate are encouraged to eat before arriving. A photo id is required. T-shirts will be given out to all who donate.