Perry High School

Newsletter #11 (11/1/18)

Message from the Principal

As we turn the calendar page over to the month of November, a variety of activities or events will be occurring in the upcoming weeks that will allow everyone to reflect on helping others and then taking action to make a positive difference in the lives of many. Supporting one another is a year-round endeavor, yet this time of year always seems to bring out the best in all of us for our collective efforts. We look forward to seeing everyone at many of our events and participating in our activities as we continue to make a positive difference.

Finally, we hope that you will take a few moments today to read through some of the amazing activities and accomplishments that continue to further recognize our collective efforts.

As always, thank you for your support.

Go Panthers!!!

PHS Represented in Youth Leadership Program

The Perry High School Ambassadors for the Class of 2019 Youth Leadership Stark County program are Peyton Daugherty and Devonte Armstrong. This is the first year for the program. Students from area Stark County high schools meet each month for a full day of activities and learning. The goal is to develop leadership skills and an understanding of the Stark County area while meeting and working with other students.

At the October meeting, students were organized into groups and directed to create a tower in ten minutes, with the tallest tower being the winner. Peyton used creative thinking and taped her group's tower to the ceiling...making it the tallest! Great creative thinking. Peyton shared that this experience has helped her develop personal skills and group strengths and she has learned a lot about the Stark County area. Peyton and Devonte also took part in one of Canton's Escape Rooms that was not only fun, but developed teamwork and critical thinking skills! Peyton and Devonte look forward to the programs organized for the rest of the year.

Thank you Peyton and Devonte for proudly representing Perry High School!

Superior Rating for PHS Marching Band

Congratulations are certainly in order for our PHS Marching Band as the ensemble received a “Superior” rating at the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) state competition held in Dayton, OH on October 27th. that will be held in Dayton, OH in November. The ensemble was adjudicated in multiple categories and continued their impressive streak of “Superior” ratings with this year’s performance titled “Scheherazade”. This marked the conclusion of a very successful marching season and we wish the best of luck to all our students and Directors as they enter the upcoming concert season.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

The annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, sponsored by the PHS Medical Academy, will run from November 1st - November 19th. Donations of canned and non-perishable food items can help provide a Thanksgiving meal to those less fortunate. Everyone is encouraged to take part in this meaningful activity as we continue to do our best to help our community. Cash donations are also accepted so other items can be purchased. All items should be brought to the Medical Academy (Room 183) no later than November 19th.

Veterans' Day Program

Plans are finalized to host this year' Veterans' Day activities at Perry HS with our annual program. This year, the program will be held on Friday, November 9th @ 10:45 AM in the high school gymnasium. The Panther Battalion Corps of Cadets invites area Veterans and our community to this wonderful ceremony titled "Honoring All Who Served" as we take time to reflect and honor our military personnel.

Following the program, lunch will be provided in the 3737 Kitchen located within the Career & Wellness Center. Veterans and families wishing to attend the program and lunch are requested to RSVP by November 5th by contacting Eric Rouse via email ( or phone (330-477-3486 ext. 2185).

We look forward to taking time to recognize the contributions of our Veterans who have served bravely across all armed services as well as those currently serving our country during the ceremony on November 9th.

Senior Portraits

As a reminder, all senior portraits are due to Perry High School before February 1, 2019. There is a request that portraits are sent digitally. Dress code MUST be followed and it has been requested that boys wear a shirt and tie. Seniors may use the photographer of their choice but all guidelines must be followed. For the price of $25, James Wood Photography will be at Perry High School in the Athletic Classroom November 8th (7:30 - 11:30), December 13th (11:30- 2:15), and February 7th (9:00- noon).

If there are any questions, please contact Mrs. Jenkins at or in Room 205 to schedule a senior picture with James Wood.

20/20 Raffle Tickets for sale

The Perry 2020 dinner and raffle will be held on November 17th @ the McKinley Eagles at 5:30 pm. This event is our major fundraiser for the year and all proceeds benefit the Perry Local Career and Wellness Center. This year's theme is "Come Sail Away" and we will be raffling off a chance for a CRUISE VACATION! Visit our facebook page at to see more prizes that we will be available. Dinner tickets are going fast, get yours today!

report Cards

As a reminder, report cards from the 1st grading quarter will be given to students during the school day on Friday, November 2nd. As always, please feel free to reach out to your student's teachers should the need arise at any point of the school year to discuss their academic progress.