Bring your kids and neighbors to Safety Day at Edison Middle School, Saturday May 3rd from 9 AM – 12 PM. Interact with the Perry Police, Perry Fire Department, the Sheriff’s office, YMCA, Stark Parks, climb in the Akron Care Bear Helicopter and much more! There will be face-painting, popcorn and activities for the kids. This event is totally FREE!
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Students entering grades 2-8 have the opportunity to attend the Perry Junior Tennis Camp this summer. Click here for more details and registration information.
This year Mrs. Baker’s Second Grade class and parents have been collecting children’s books written in Spanish. Mrs. Baker, along with Mr. Snyder (3rd Grade), will be taking a missions trip to Honduras in June where they will be working in an elementary school with Spanish students in grades K-4. The directors at the school informed Mrs. Baker that their is a high need for children’s books at the school. The area is in the city where poverty is high and the students that attend the school are there because an American church has donated money to fund the program, or they are sponsored individually by a family in the States. The parents and students in Mrs. Baker’s class have ordered books through Scholastic’s Spanish book club, Club Leo, while Mrs. Baker has been using her bonus points to get more of the books. So far the class has collected 75 books. One more order will be placed before the school year is complete. The gift of reading is one of the most precious gifts we can give a child no matter what language is spoken.
Second grade students were captured counting, sorting, and graphing jellybeans (a favorite springtime candy) during math class last week. They then measured the length of the different colors, added colors together and made patterns all to reinforce the skills they have been working to master. Click here to view a slideshow.
The deadline for Square 1 Art orders has been extended until Wednesday April 23rd. Don’t forget you can order online or via the paper form that came home. If ordering via the paper form please make your check payable to Square 1 Art. http://www.square1art.com/shop
The Ohio Achievement Assessment is quickly approaching. Our teachers and students are busy learning the necessary skills to be successful on this test. It is very important for students to be able to show all the skills they learned for the year. This assessment is for 3rd and 4th grade students in the areas of Reading and Math. The dates for these assessments (more…)
On Tuesday, April 15th, Whipple Heights Elementary held its annual Art Show. This year’s theme focused on the elements of art (line, shape, color, value, form, texture and space). Families toured Whipple’s Art Gallery, completed a mini-scavenger hunt, and participated in a series of make and take tables. It was a colorful fun filled evening for all! Click here to view a slideshow of the event.
Our Bus Behavior Program continues to highlight students who display superstar behavior. Each trip (morning and afternoon) our bus drivers select one student to receive a ticket based on their exceptional behavior. And, each Monday morning, names are drawn from the bus bin to showcase and receive a fun reward. Our most recent recipients are Ava Brooks, Madalynn Redinger, Pacey Wood, David Caughey, and Tyler Shanower.
The Perry Township Police Department will be hosting Hidden in Plain Sight on Wednesday, April 16th at 7:00 PM in the Edison Middle School gymnasium. Doors will open at 6:30 PM. Hidden in Plain Sight is a parent/guardian awareness program for adults only presented by the Bath and Copley Police Departments. The program is designed to give parents/guardians information indicative to dangerous and risky behaviors. The program features an interactive exhibit designed to resemble a teenager’s bedroom. Other topics include substance abuse, violence, juvenile crime, eating disorders, technology, risky games/challenges, and much more. For more information please contact Officer Bill Watson (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 330-478-5121 or 330-478-6167 ext 3150. Click here to view a program flyer.