Superintendent's Update

Facilities Update

Although the Performance Audit recommended the closing of a building, we plan to maintain all four school buildings and grade levels as they currently stand. We are seeking an appraisal of the Bogart Rd building that formerly housed the Administrative Service Center to determine cost efficiency of selling and/or renovating the property.

Future cost savings/community partnerships under consideration:
  • Innovation Committee will study pedagogy of teaching and learning to integrate with technology devices and platforms to align the needs of students and staff
  • Intergenerational Room – opportunity to invite retirees to gather, enjoy games and fellowship as well as work with students for technology training
  • Wellness Center – seeking an area institution to provide medical care for limited hours to staff and students with the goal of increasing student learning and staff teaching time
  • Opening Pool during the day and Weight Room/Fitness facilities at a low cost to community as further assistance to Perkins
  • Another goal is to remove trailers due to safety and security reasons

We will continue to keep the community informed as committees meet and decisions regarding facilities are made.

Robotics Team at PHS

Perkins High School is offering a unique educational opportunity to join a FIRST Robotics Competition Team. Competition involves building and operating a robot, computer coding, business plans and more. The FIRST Robotics competition team is part of a K-12 Robotics and design program geared to STEM-oriented education in Perkins Schools.

Perkins High School will hold a mandatory meeting for parents of all interested students December 18 at 6pm in the High School cafeteria. Parents will sign waivers and permission slips as well as receive an informational packet about the FIRST robotics competitions. Please contact Mr. John Stout at for additional information about the team.

In the near future, First Lego League and MATE competitions will be introduced across the entire district.

Middle school students excel in co-curricular competitions

Enrichment English classes participated in the Lorain County ESC Mock Trial competition held at the Lorain County Justice Center. Acting as attorneys, witnesses, or jury members, students researched court cases, wrote their own direct and cross examination questions, and debated their cases in actual courtrooms in front of real judges and juries. The students used critical thinking and oral speaking skills to win their cases.

The 8th grade Academic Challenge team won first place in the quad county meet at BGSU Firelands College. Elly Birmingham, TJ Blue, Abby Carr, Emma Lynch, Timmy Wensink, and Niha Williamson beat the champs from Clyde, Norwalk, and Port Clinton by a large, twelve-point margin.

The 8th grade Erie County Land Use Debate team members, Kohltin Frazier, Emma Lynch, Chase Roberts, Alyssa Wentworth, and Ethan Winkel, came in second place in the Erie County Land Use Debate with their idea to build the Sandusky Peace and Justice Center on the former American Crayon Factory property. The 8th grade Chill Zone Land Use Debate team of Nathan Gast, Owen Murphy, Isabel Serrano, Sara Skaff, Jordyn Risk, Timmy Wensink, and Tyler Yingling, also put on an impressive performance at land debate. Their idea was to build an ice skating rink, trampoline park, and arcade.

Congratulations to these students and their teacher, Mrs. Mary Darr!


Happy Holidays to all! Our next newsletter will be sent January 12. We wish you a restful and joyous season as you celebrate with family and friends!

Upcoming Dates

December 21, 2017 – January 3, 2018 No School – Winter Break

January 4, 2018 – School resumes