District News

Registration For Perkins Schools Now Open Back-to-School Registration now open

Registration for new preschool, kindergarten, and open enrollment students for the 2022-2023 school year is now open.

PHS Seniors Awarded $120,000+ At Scholarship Night scholarship night 2022

The seniors received scholarships from family trusts, community foundations and organizations, and Perkins Schools-affiliated organizations.

Perkins Board Hires 4th Grade Teachers, Girls Basketball Coach Ryan Orshoski

The Board of Education also hired a strength and conditioning coach, approved a five-year financial forecast, and approved the list of 2022 PHS grads.

PHS Best Among Local High Schools: U.S. News & World Report U.S. News & World Report badge

Perkins High's 99 percent graduation rate and science and reading proficiency makes it a stand out school, says the magazine in its annual rankings.

Coach Kochendoerfer Comes Home Eric Kochendoerfer Hired as PHS Boys Basketball Coach

The 1996 PHS grad has been hired to coach the boys basketball team next year.

Briar Students Win Power Of The Pen Regional Honors Power of the Pen -- Lucy Miller and Annaliese Rogers

These middle school students flashed their creative superpowers in annual tournament.

PHS Drama Club Performs 'Little Mermaid' Little Mermaid

Come along for a seaside adventure with this spring’s Perkins High School production of the Disney classic.

Children's Author Terese M.G. Visits Furry Elementary Students

The author from Cleveland shares her story “Look At Me, I Can Be” with Furry students.

Ashlyn Beatty Explores Marine, Wetland Sustainability In Her Academy Experience Ashlyn Beatty

Since she was a young girl, this PHS junior knew she wanted water and animals in her future.

Children's Author Megan Bucher Visits Furry Elementary

Video: The writer of "The Hot Pink Dinosaur" shares her story with Furry students.

Savannah Willis Gets Close-Up View Of Heart Transplant Savannah Willis at Firelands Regional Medical Center

The PHS senior was in the Operating Room for the surgery as part of her Academy Experience at Firelands Regional Medical Center.

Author Visits Highlight Right To Read Week At Furry Paul Orshoski

Five authors will visit Furry Elementary students over five days.

Briar To Introduce Social-Emotional Curriculum Photography by Clay Banks via Unsplash

The Botvin curriculum is expected to help students with challenging times and increased pressure.

Perkins Schools To Hire New Photography Service Photo by Aziz Acharki via Unsplash

A committee of administrators and building staff selected First Choice Photography to take student pictures next school year.

Help Wanted: Summer Maintenance Help Needed help wanted

Perkins Local Schools has openings for student workers during the summer months.

Sports Psychologist Helps PHS Athletes Sharpen Their Mental Games T3 Performance sports psychologist Molly McQueary meets with the PHS Athletic Leadership Team.

The PHS Athletic Leadership team learned some techniques to battle distractions and mistakes during games.

Briar's Young Baker To Shine On 'Fat Tuesday' Luke Gowitzka

Luke Gowitzka will be manning the mixing bowl and ovens at Kiedrowski's when the paczki rush hits.

COVID Update: Mask Guidelines For Buses covid

Mask guidelines for buses have changed after CDC loosens restrictions.

Briar Team Wins Power Of The Pen District Writing Competition Power of the Pen Individual District Winners Lucy Miller, Madalyna Toccaceli, Tavi Dillender, Brianne Bucher

Qualifying writers will now advance to the regional competition in March.

Algebra I Teacher Hired To Fill Vacancy Jodi Brunner

Jodi Brunner is a veteran teacher and fills a vacancy created in January.

Welcome to America, Angie Leckrone Angine Leckrone and in the background her sister Sanli Leckrone

Senior class president Angie Leckrone plays a lot of roles at PHS. Now, she is an American citizen.

Student Schedules: Have You Approved Your Students' 2022-2023 Schedules? Photo by Siora Photography on Unsplash

Parents are required to approve class schedules for their students in 6th- through 12th-grade next school year.

Calamity Day Learning Guidelines For Perkins Schools snow day image

If more than four calamity days are used, the district will implement remote learning plans.

Spring OHSAA Parent-Athlete Meeting Scheduled Photo by Joshua Burdick on Unsplash

The mandatory meeting will be followed by meetings with the coaches for each of the spring sports.

Briar Writers Win Elks Essay Contest Elks winners:  (left to right) Ella West, Brianne Bucher, Addison Mason, Annaliese Rogers

The four students were tasked with writing an essay about what it means to love your country.

Thank You, School Board Perkins Schools Board of Education

Perkins Board of Education members were honored during their meeting on Wednesday.

2021-2022 Scholastic Art Winners Announced Ben Schaefer art work

Congratulations to our Perkins High School artists who have been recognized in the 2021-2022 Scholastic Art Awards.

COVID Update: Changes In Contact Tracing, Family Notifications Covid image

Perkins Schools will follow the most recent guidance from the Erie County Health Department.

Snow In The Forecast? That's No Problem For Pirate Golfers Kylie Beverick takes a swing on the new golf simulator.

A digital golf simulator enables Perkins golfers to hit the links regardless of the weather.

'Wild Robot' Wanders Into Meadowlawn Mrs. Griffing introduces the One School One Book title to her students.

All intermediate school students will read the novel over the next few weeks as part of the One School One Book program.

Message From Superintendent Todd Boggs

Perkins Schools Superintendent's update for students, parents, and staff.

Briar Science Classes Dive Into Geologic Sandbox Amy Didion uses her new Augmented Reality Sandbox to teach students about geologic formations.

Teacher Amy Didion unveils new teaching tool for her science classes.

PHS Students Show Their Worldly Knowledge At Model UN Conference Brett Phenicie

More than two dozen Perkins High School students got a massive lesson in international politics, policy, and diplomacy at the Ohio Model United Nations conference in Columbus this week. 

Briar Academic Challenge Teams Sweep Quad County Championships

The 6th and 7th grade teams beat championship teams from Erie, Huron, Ottawa, and Sandusky counties. 

Briar Students Sweep Daughters Of The American Revolution Essay Contest Ella West, Colleen (Asher) Raab, Emmarie West (on the computer), and Annaliese Rogers.

A foursome of Briar students swept the awards in the annual essay contest.

PHS 1st Quarter Honor Roll Announced

See who made the Honor and Merit Rolls for the first quarter of the 2021-2022 school year.

Perkins Hall Of Fame Ceremony Tickets Now Available Pirate Logo

Ten former staff members, students and athletes, and the 1987, 1988, and 1989 cross country teams will be inducted in the Class of 2022.

Thank You, Veterans

Perkins Local Schools students and staff observe Veterans Day with art work, letters, lunches, and assemblies.

PHS Robotics Club Gets Donations From New Sponsors PHS student Noah Brodke demonstrates how to drive the robot to Tracie Dahlke, the Administrative Vice President of Loan Operations at Firelands

Club members, advisors, and friends met with sponsors to demonstrate what they're doing and what future projects they're working on.

Pirate Marching Band Heads To State Competition PHS Marching Band

The band will present its 2021 halftime show, “Together We Rise,” featuring the music of Andra Day and Macklemore.

Playoff Tickets Now On Sale Pirate Football

Tickets for Boys Soccer, Football, and Cross Country are now available. 

Pirate Football Stars Visit Meadowlawn, Share Some Big Words Collin Nemitz and Logan Lesch

Running back and QB share their thoughts on publicity and balancing athletics and homework

PHS Marching Doubles Up In Weekend Competitions PHS

A big – and well-deserved – shoutout to the Best Darn Band At PHS.

Perkins 2022 Hall Of Fame Class Announced Perkins Hall of Fame
Focus 3 Founder Tim Kight Talks Culture With Perkins Staff Tim Kight, the founder and CEO of Focus 3, speaks during the Perkins Schools Staff convocation.

Watch the Focus 3 founder and CEO's complete convocation address.

Thank-You Perkins Schools Teachers, Staff, and Faculty Perkins Schools Service Awards

Perkins Local School District staff were welcomed back to school – see who was honored for their many years of service.

Perkins Schools Adopts New Attendance Policy Attendance policy

Students who miss more than five days will need to have a written excuse from a doctor or a court.

Coach Didion Hangs Up Her Spikes, Retires As PHS Girls Track Coach Amy Didion

Coach Didion called it quits in July, just weeks after her 4x100 relay squad was runner-up at the Ohio High School girls state track and field state championship.

Perkins Welcomes 6 New Faculty Members

The school district will start the 2021-2022 school with a few new faces – as well as a couple of familiar ones in new roles.

Perkins Board Of Education To Gauge Community On Facility Needs The Perkins Local School District Board of Education has agreed to take the next step toward modernizing facilities and will gauge the community’s interest in updating school buildings. 

The Perkins Local School District Board of Education has agreed to take the next step toward modernizing facilities and will gauge the community’s interest in updating school buildings. 

Meadowlawn School Supply Lists Now Available School Supplies

Here is a list of classroom and art supplies, by grade, for all Meadowlawn Intermediate School students for the 2021-2022 school year.

Board of Education, PEA, OAPSE Agree To 3-Year Contracts Apple On Books

In a move that ensures continuity of student learning and achievement, as well as district operations, the Perkins Local School District Board of Education has approved separate labor contracts with the unions that represent the district's teachers and support staff.

PHS Seniors Receive $120K In Scholarships Apple On Books

Perkins High School seniors were awarded nearly $120,000 in scholarships during the annual Scholarship Night ceremony on Thursday at The Chapel. The scholarships were awarded through the Erie County Community Foundation, family memorial and community scholarships, the Perkins Athletic Boosters Club scholarship, and Perkins Local School District scholarships.

Perkins Schools' Lead Nurse Will Depart District At End Of School Year Apple On Books

In what turned out to be a bittersweet celebration of School Nurses Day, the Perkins Local School District Board of Education on Wednesday accepted the resignation of Perkins Lead Nurse Lisa Miller. She will complete her current contract that runs through the end of this school year.