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Parent Cafe Information

The first Parent Cafe, in collaboration with Stark County Family Court, will be held Tuesday, December 10th from Noon -2pm at the Early Childhood Resource Center 1718 Cleveland Ave. N.W.  The Cafe theme is: “Being Resilient When Life Gives You Lemons.” The Parent Cafe offers a unique opportunity for parents to come together and learn from and support each other in a relaxing, comfortable and empowering atmosphere.  Childcare is available.  Lunch will be served.  Click here for a flyer and to RSVP.

Gymnastics Clinic Information

The Perry High School Gymnastics team would love for you to join us for a fun-filled day of gymnastics. Each child will have time to try all four events (floor, balance beam, uneven bars, and vault) and receive instruction on basic skills from the Perry gymnasts and coaches.  The fee is $25 for any child from Kindergarten to Sixth grade on December 8th from 1PM-3PM at Diva Gymnastics Academy located at 5053 Southway Street NW Canton, OH 44706.  Click here for the registration form.

District Announces Bond Issue for March 2020 Ballot

The Perry Local School District announced at the November Board of Education Meeting its plan for a bond issue on the March 17, 2020, ballot. The bond will address the district’s aging elementary, middle and high school buildings. The bond issue, if passed, will fund phase 1 of the project which will construct four new elementary schools.  This phase is part of the White Option (click here) for the Building Advisory Committee worked through as options.  Through the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC), Perry Local would receive an additional $80 million to construct a new middle school and to renovate Perry High School. This second phase would come at no additional cost to the community. The Perry Local School District decided to move forward with this new facilities plan because of its eligibility to receive state-contributed funds. The plan was based on recommendations from the Building Advisory Committee, which met 12 times to discuss the issue, as well as input from the community. The district held four focus groups and received more than 1,300 online survey responses.

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Edison Pancake Breakfast, Nov. 23rd

Please join us for Edison’s 10th Annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, November 23rd from 8:00-10:00am in the Edison cafeteria. This is a free breakfast for all. Donations are welcome and will go to our CARE Team which provides food, clothing, and holiday help for our families. Our staff will be cooking and serving and we hope to see you there!

November Principal Showcase

Great things continue to happen at Whipple Heights Elementary! We had our third Principal Showcase of the 2019-2020 school year. The Principal Showcase is a bulletin board located in the main hallway across from the office where teachers submit student work for recognition and display based on student effort. The students are recognized at school and on our website. Additionally, they receive a small token from Mrs. Mytinger to reinforce her pride and excitement for their hard work. Below is a listing of the Principal Showcase Recipients for November 2019: (more…)

Parent Input Focus Group

Please join us for a Parent Input Focus Group on the future of Perry Schools facilities this Wednesday at 6:30pm. The community attendance has been fantastic and helpful in giving the Board of Education feedback on moving the District forward. In the event there is a large turnout, this focus group may be relocated to a larger venue.

Bahamas Water Relief Initiative

Perry Local Schools, lead by PHS Student Council has been taking on an initiative to bring clean water to the Bahamas.  The island has seen its water supply depleted by the damage done by Hurricane Dorian.  The District is assisting Bahama Native and area Pastor, Cedric Beckles in conjunction with other entities to deliver clean water to the people of the Bahamas.  Due to the high demand, a resource we take for granted day to day has come at a premium for the island especially in the immediate area.  The District has secured nearly 8,100 gallons of water from Sand Rock and over 400 additional empty containers have been donated.  There have been many other donations including the Major Sponsorship of Aqua Ohio.  Most of the expense lies in the logistics of getting the water to the island.  Please help us Friday Night in supporting this wonderful cause and bringing hope to the Bahama Islands.
PERRY-075 Bahamas Water Relief Flyer (use this one)

Future Facilities Plan

The Perry Local School District has been presented with an opportunity to address its aging school buildings. The district is seeking the community’s input to determine how to move forward regarding this issue.  The Perry Local School District and its Building Advisory Committee have determined that renovating all of the buildings would be cost prohibitive. As such, after extensive work with local community advisory groups, they have established three overall facility plan options for consideration. The community is being asked to participate in upcoming focus groups or an online survey to help the district on its plan for a potential 2020 ballot initiative.  Click here to read the entire press release and click here to take the online survey.
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Speak Life Night, Friday, October 25, 2019

Speak Life Night is this Friday beginning at 4:30pm. WHBC will be broadcasting live from the Alumni Patio and Perry takes on McKinley at 7pm. Make plans to be a part of this exciting and important event.
PERRY-071 Speak Life Night Flyer 2019