Latest News for Perry Local Schools

Students from Perry Teacher Academy Exhibit Strong Showing at Statewide Conference

tIRVi_63_400x400Twenty-six students in Perry High School’s (PHS) Teacher Academy recently competed at the “Embrace Your Super Power” Educators Rising Ohio State Conference on Feb. 28 and March 1 at Capital University in Bexley, Ohio, and earned a number of impressive accolades. More than 800 students participated in the state competition from 47 different schools across Ohio. The competition incorporates numerous performance-based competitive events in which teenage aspiring teachers demonstrate their knowledge, skills and leadership in education. With a blend of individual and team events, competitions are authentic, engaging opportunities for rising educators to stretch their creativity, commitment and professionalism. (more…)

Perry Students Selected for 2019 Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition

Perry Pride 200Eighteen students from Perry High School (PHS) have been selected to show their artwork at the 2019 Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition, a state-wide showcase open to the public at the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower in Columbus, Ohio. The exhibition, which is now in its 49th year, is part of a month-long celebration of the arts and arts education in Ohio. (more…)

Speech and Debate Team Shatters Records, Earns State Champion Title

53379747_10157064077447673_531079453544022016_nThe 2018-19 Perry Speech and Debate Team has solidified yet another successful season by claiming their second title in a row as Ohio Speech and Debate Association (OSDA) State Champions. Ninety-two schools from around the state of Ohio sent qualifiers to the OSDA State Finals, which was hosted Feb. 28 through March 2 by Jackson High School. Perry scored 85.5 sweepstakes, beating their previous record of 75, set in 2004. Perry’s appearance in this year’s finals now ties them with Austintown-Fitch High School for the most state team championships in OSDA history, totaling six titles. (more…)

Cornhole Tournament March 1, 2019

Cornhole-GThe Perry Local Schools and Hayden’s Story have partnered to bring Link Crew to Perry High School next school year. Link Crew aims to make the transition into high school easier for freshmen by support and guidance from their peers. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward the Link Crew Leadership and Mentoring program.  Click here for more information.

PHS Speech and Debate Qualify 53 to State Contest

Perry Pride 200We are proud to announce that 53 Perry High School students (click here for the list) were honored with state qualifier plaques at the OSDA Little District Tournament held at Perry last Saturday.  Perry also took first place sweepstakes honors at the event; we outscored second place Jackson by over 200 points!  We know that large numbers of qualifiers have become the expectation and the norm for Perry, but this year we shattered any and all previous records of numbers of state qualifiers.  In addition, if we consider the number of schools that competed at Little Districts and divide by the number of qualifying spots that were awarded, it would average out to 12.5 qualifiers per school.  If we exclude Perry, the average would be 9.5 qualifiers per school. As you can see, Perry is an anomaly in our state.  Week in and week out, Perry students are beating the top scholars from the wealthiest and most prestigious schools in the state of Ohio.  Our students have become masters at problem-solving, academic writing, and expressing themselves productively.  These remarkable students and the coaching staff truly embody, “Everything humanly possible.”  We invite you to witness what our kids can do on February 15 and 16 at the NSDA Big District Tournament at GlenOak High School.

PHS Awarded Link Crew Student Resiliency Program Grant

linkcrewPerry High School recently received a $2,500 grant from Stark County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery (MHAR) to implement a school resiliency program called Link Crew, which aims to make the transition into high school easier for freshmen by providing the structure for them to receive support and guidance from peers. In support of the program, the non-profit corporation Hayden’s Story: The Hayden Porter Foundation made an additional $3,500 donation to support Link Crew. Hayden’s Story is a foundation that was formed by the family of Hayden Porter, a Perry student who took his own life in January of last year. The mission of Hayden’s Story is to develop solutions and offer support for the prevention of suicide, and the foundation is thereby working closely with Perry High School to implement Link Crew. They hope to eventually bring the same program to other area high schools and to develop scholarship funds for outstanding mentors and counseling resources. (more…)