This Thursday (Dec. 1) evening our Perry football team is going back to Columbus to compete for a Division II State Championship. This exciting time presents some challenges as we look to accommodate the interest in supporting our young men, band, cheerleaders and the Perry community. With the game being held on a Thursday night there are additional logistics that make it difficult for everyone traveling. Ensuring everyone’s safety as they head back and forth to Columbus is of the utmost importance. Ultimately, it was decided that Perry Local Schools will be having a 2-hour early release on Thursday, December 1st and Perry Local Schools will not be in session on Friday, December 2nd. It is our hope this allows families to plan accordingly and assists in keeping everyone safe in their travels. Congratulations to all those associated with Perry football and to our community. Enjoy this moment again and let’s not take anything for granted. What an awesome reminder of the many great things happening in Perry Local Schools. Go Panthers!
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It’s that time of year again. Stock up on your Whipple Heights Perry Panther gear. We will have t-shirts and hoodies available in the design pictured to the right. The state of Ohio will be outlined in white and Perry and the paw will be in yellow. All merchandise will be available in charcoal gray, in both youth and adult sizes. This is a great way to show your spirit during Spirit Fridays. Click here for an order form and more information.
A HUGE THANK YOU to our Whipple students and families! This year’s 2nd Annual Charity Week was an overwhelming success. Below is a table that shows results for each class. In addition to the donations provided earlier in the week, we were able to collect $2,102.53 for our charity, Perry Helping Perry! This couldn’t have happened without the generosity of our grandparents and families! Our winning class was Mrs. Wackerly’s 3rd grade who will enjoy a Taco Bell party after Thanksgiving Break! (more…)
Our 2nd annual Whipple Heights Charity Week is well underway. We are SO THANKFUL for each and every donation as being able to help struggling families across our community, while at the same time instilling a sense of charity in our students is such a great feeling. All donations are being sent to Perry Helping Perry! Don’t forget tomorrow we are collecting $1.00 donations from Grandparents and Friday we are having our class completion to see which class can raise the most money in donations. Last year between these two days we raised over $1,600.00. Let’s see if we can top that! Go Whipple!!!
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The Perry High School Gymnastics team would love for you to join us on December 10th 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. We look forward to seeing you there! Click here for more information and a clinic registration form.
Due to low turnout, the District Autism team has decided to postpone the Perry Supports Parents group scheduled to be held on November 16th. Stay tuned for updates.
On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 Whipple Heights held its annual Fall Family Night. Over 300 people attended our “Argh you Ready to Read?” pirate themed event. Students got to walk the plank, have a pirate snack, discover their pirate name and partake in many other pirate themed reading and math activities. In addition to all of the activities, each child in attendance received a book to take home with them as a prize for completing the activities with their family. The feedback solicited from parents, via our exit survey, as well as from staff was overwhelmingly positive with comments such as “This was the best one yet!” A HUGE thank you to our Title One teachers for organizing this incredibly fun event and also to our staff volunteers!
Mark your calendars for Monday, November 14th! Please support our school by having dinner at Chipotle on Tuscarawas, or placing an order to go. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the WHPTO! Last year we raised just over $800.00 through this event. This year we are going for $900.00+! Hope to see you in line.
At Whipple Heights, we believe in teaching our young learners the importance of being charitable. The week of November 16-20 will be devoted to focusing on helping those less fortunate. Last year we collected $1,650 plus boxes and boxes of donated items. This year, we hope to be able to do the very same if not more. Please take a few minutes to read the file linked here. A copy of this came home this week as well. We ask that you take a few minutes to talk with your child(ren) about what it means to be charitable and do as much as you can to support each day of this all-important week. All donations and money raised will go to Perry Helping Perry.
The PTO is looking for some help for the Father Daughter Dance this Friday, November 11th. We are in need of baked goods as well as help after school plating cookies for the dance. Additionally, we are looking for help serving punch/water at the dance itself. If you can help please contact Kim Matasich firstname.lastname@example.org via email or cell phone/text (330) 361-0576.