Perry High School

Newsletter #23 (2/28/19)

Message from the Principal

The month of February is about to come to a close, and as we get ready to turn the calendar to March, we've certainly got quite a bit to recognize and celebrate. Our student groups and athletic teams continue to impress us all with their amazing talents. We look forward to their growth and accomplishments in the weeks ahead.

Thank you for all that you do for our students, our school, and our community.

As always, thank you for your support. Go Panthers!!!

Link Crew - Corn Hole Tournament

Perry High School will be implementing the Link Crew leadership/mentoring program beginning next school year. Link Crew is a high school transition program that welcomes freshmen and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their high school experience. The program is built on the belief that students can help students succeed, and as a part of this program, student mentors from our junior and senior classes will be trained as Link Crew Leaders. As positive role models, Link Crew Leaders are mentors and student leaders who guide the freshmen to discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to high school and help facilitate freshman success.

With this in mind, our Link Crew Coordinators will be hosting a Corn Hole Tournament on Friday, March 1st (6:00-8:30 PM) in the PHS Wellness Center. There will be three separate divisions (Grades 7-8, Grades 9-12, and Adult). A registration fee of $10 for a 2-person team is needed in order to participate and proceeds for the evening will go towards the Link Crew and The Hayden's Story: Hayden Porter Foundation to help offset costs of the program.

A registration flyer is attached to this week's email and we're looking forward to a wonderful turnout for this event.

Bowling Teams advance to State Championship Round

Congratulations is in order for both the Boys Bowling Team and the Girls Bowling Team. They have followed up their Federal League Championships by qualifying for the State Championships to be held in Columbus on March 8th-9th. This is only the 3rd time in Perry HS bowling history that both teams have qualified at the same time for the State Championship.

We look forward to their continued success!

OCTM Competition

Congratulations is extended to the following mathletes for participating in the O-C-T-M Math Tournament at the University of Akron on Saturday, February 23rd: Tony Mora, Josh Houck, Abigail Steagall, Justin Zapotoczny, Tristan Monnard, Ethan McGill, Nathan Miller, and Maddie Reidl. We look forward to their continued success at their upcoming competition to be held on March 2nd with the chance to advance to the state level of competition.

Perry Wrestling Team: Federal League Champs

Congratulation is in order to our Perry Wrestling program as they competed against Lake HS with the Federal League title on the line during their match on February 14th. The Panthers broke the hearts of the Lake HS contingent, as we won the Federal League title by a score of Perry 34 - Lake 23.

In addition, the following wrestlers advanced to this weekend's Districts at North Canton: Drew Dulcie, Jason Waller, Jake Williams, Sam Thompson, Darese Sparkman, Ralph Scott, Logan Shephard, Jarin Curtis and Max Millin. We wish everyone the best of luck as they continue on with their season.

Perry Active Gym

Thanks to a group of Physical Education staff members, parents, and administration, the idea of creating an "open gym" format for our Perry special needs students outside of the school day has been developed. The goal is to create a place where students (Pre K - 12th grade) can meet others and participate in a variety of fun physical activities in a relaxed atmosphere. As a result of this collaborative effort, the Perry Active Gym was designed.

A flyer with specific details is attached to this week's emailed newsletter. In addition, families may also register their special needs student through the following link: Please feel free to contact Anna Ziccardi (Physical Education Department Chair) for further details.

Meningococcal Vaccine Required - Class of 2020

As a reminder, Ohio School Law now requires two doses of the Meningococcal (MC4) vaccine to be administered before a student is permitted to enter the 12th grade. If the first dose was received on or after the 16th birthday, a second does is not required. Therefore, all current 11th grade students will need to show proof of having received this vaccine before they can attend school in the fall.

Specific details are attached to this week's emailed newsletter. Please feel free to contact our school nurse with any questions.