Superintendent's Update - Friday, March 17th 2017

Superintendent's Update


Our students have excelled in academic and extracurricular activities this winter. Many have received accolades for their persistence and dedication to their pursuits, shedding positive light on our community and earning the respect and admiration of their peers. We are pleased to present a sampling of the numerous honors our students have received as individuals and team members.



The 7th grade Perkins Middle School Power of the Pen team placed first out of 25 schools at the regional Power of the Pen competition held at St. Raphael's School in Bay Village on March 11.  Team members included: Abby Carr, Emma Lynch, Alison Risk, Jordyn Risk, Kelsey Swain, and Niha Williamson. Congratulations to our writers on a strong showing!

Individuals earning awards:

Timothy Gray - 1st place overall - grade 8

Niha Williamson - 1st place overall - grade 7

Abby Carr - 3rd place overall - grade 7

Emma Lynch - 8th place overall - grade 7

Jordyn Risk - 11th place overall - grade 7

Best of Round Award

Emma Lynch - grade 7



After the final match results were announced for the 2016-17 Firelands Challenge Championship, our PHS Academic Team finished a close second for the season to Edison, earning 152 points to Edison’s 155. Perkins High School was fortunate to host the final championship match. Congratulations, Academic Team!


Fine Arts

Senior Art student Adrian Yerdon earned a National Silver Medal in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2017. He was identified by panels of creative professionals as one of the most talented young artists in the nation. More than 330,000 works of art and writing were submitted with only the top 1% recognized at the national level. We are proud of Adrian for earning this exceptional honor, a first for our school!

adrian yerdon's "stairway to?"       josh trout's "office space"

Josh Trout, also a senior Art student, had one of his artworks accepted to the Governors Show. This is a huge accomplishment as it has been more than seven years since we have had anything accepted to this show. His piece was one only 300 chosen from 15,000 artworks submitted. Congratulations to Josh on this tremendous success!


PHS Chorale received a 1 at the District 2 OMEA Contest held at Oak Harbor High School, qualifying them for state competition to be held April 28. We are proud of their excellent performance and wish them the best of luck at state!




Our PHS Boys Basketball team earned a spot at the top of the Sandusky Bay Conference after the regular season, sharing first place with Huron and Vermilion. The team went on to defeat Huron in the post-season and were crowned Division II Sectional Champions. Congratulations on a successful season!


Three PHS senior wrestlers qualified for the OHSAA Individual State Wrestling Tournament, capping off successful careers. Keysean Amison, Drew Crabtree and Jacob Maslyk competed against the best wrestlers in the state, with Keysean earning 5th place and Drew placing 8th. Congratulations to these senior wrestlers!



If you haven’t been to the schools lately, our spring sports season events begin March 25. The Aquatones will be performing “The Little Mermaid” next week in the natatorium, and the Spring musical, “Jekyll & Hyde,” is April 6-8 in the auditorium. We invite to you to join us in celebrating the talents of our students!





Looking at the success and talents of our seniors, did you know that they were newborns the last time we passed a new operating levy? We are looking to maintain a high quality education to continue this tradition of achievement in current and future students.



Upcoming Dates

March 22-25, 2017 -- Aquatones present “The Little Mermaid” – 7:30 pmnatatorium

April 6-8, 2017 -- Music Department presents “Jekyll & Hyde The Musical” –7:30 pm plus a matinee on April 8 at 2:30 pm – auditorium

April 14-21, 2017 -- Spring Break

Until Next week,

A Photo of Jodie HausmannJodie Hausmann's Signature

   Jodie Hausmann

Perkins Local School District
3714 Campbell St.
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
(419) 625-0484

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