Perry High School

Newsletter #9 (10/19/18)

Message from the Principal

With the end of the first grading quarter rapidly approaching (October 26th), the much warmer opening days of the academic year seem to be a distant memory. We are definitely in "full swing" with all of our activities and look forward to building upon our successes as the school year unfolds.

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 Student receives high accolade

Congratulations is extended to Ariel Fellenstein-Burns for being selected as one of the Educators Rising National Student Ambassadors for the 2018/19 school year. According to the Educators Rising National Office, Ariel has demonstrated her leadership at Perry HS and in her current chapter.

Educators Rising cultivates highly skilled educators by guiding young people on a path to becoming accomplished teachers, beginning in high school and extending through college and into the profession. Through this program, students can compete, collaborate, and network with educators and future educators. Last year, Ariel achieved first place in lesson planning at Educators Rising Ohio . This year, Ariel is a National Ambassador for Educators Rising.

Ariel now has an amazing opportunity to gain experience and create bonds with people from Ohio at the State level as well as the National level. When asked about this achievement, Ariel says she is "so thankful for this opportunity to be Perry's first Educators Rising National Ambassador and I can't wait to see what the future holds! There's power in teaching!"

We wish Ariel the best of luck as she moves forward with this wonderful experience.

SADD to host Red Ribbon Week Activities

Students and staff will be participating in the nationally recognized Red Ribbon Week activities between October 23-31, 2018. This year's national theme is "Life is your Journey - Travel Drug Free". With this in mind, our SADD student group has created some wonderful themed days to correspond to this important time:

10/23 Crazy Sock Day Bullying Socks!

10/24 Decade Day Doing Drugs is in the Past!

10/25 PJ Day Don't Be Sleepy/Be Drug Free!

10/26 Vacation Day Being Drug Free is a Breeze

10/29 Bring in a can good to wear a hat: Can you put a Cap on Bullying (all cans will be donated to PHP)

10/30 Disney Day Make this the Happiest Place on Earth

10/31 Halloween Drugs are a Nightmare/Scare Away the Bullies

We look forward to everyone's participation is this year's activity.

Difference Maker at PHS

Congratulations is extended to Jennifer Reese, PHS Assistant Principal, for being acknowledged as a "Difference Maker" at Perry HS. In a recent article published in The Independent, Ms. Reese discussed her positive feelings and compassionate attitude about the students at Perry HS. For those of you who did not get the opportunity to read the article, please feel free to access the following hyperlink:

PHS teachers present at state conference

Congratulations is extended to PHS Math instructors, Ashley Meinke and Dave Olszewski, who recently presented at the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics (OCTM) state conference held in Akron on October 11-12, 2018. Their presentation, Calculus Correspondence: Collaboration and Construction Across Classes focused on their efforts within the classroom at Perry HS and was well received by the audience. They both did a tremendous job and represented their profession and PHS very well.

Perry Players Open Season with high marks

The Perry Players opened the season with their annual children’s theatre production on Saturday, October 13th in the Perry High School Mattachione Theatre to the delight of everyone in attendance. This year’s production, The Princess and the Pea, was performed exceptionally well and was a testament to all of the hard work done by many over the past several weeks. All of the entire cast, crew, and Directors should be proud of their accomplishment.

Panther rugby to host "Rugby 101 Clinics"

The Panther Rugby Club will host 4 free clinics at the Perry Wellness Center from 6 – 7pm on the following Mondays: October 15, November 12, December 10, and January 14. Designed to introduce the sport of rugby to new players by teaching them fun drills and the basic skills of the game, these “Rugby 101” clinics also provide the opportunity for parents to meet the coaches and ask questions about the sport and our upcoming spring season. The interactive student portion of the clinic will be held in the gym, while the informative parent portion of the clinic will be held in the café. This is the perfect opportunity for the students of Perry Local Schools, grades 6-12, to learn a new sport and hopefully become a part of our growing Panther Rugby Club! All levels of athleticism are welcome. If you need more information, please email Jason Doyle at “You never know rugby until you give it a try”.