We're having the best morning at PES. The BEST! Thank you to the amazing volunteers who are helping with the pumpkin carving today...we couldn't do this without you! It's incredible to see our students so excited and proud when they are finished. We hope you'll join us for the PES Pumpkin Walk tonight from 6-8 pm! #PrideInTheHive
It's Thursday and we're throwing it back to when our seniors really got into the fall season back in 2010 and 2011! #PrideInTheHive #ClassOf2023
We love to see great collaborations between our programs, and this one brings Mr. Sporleder's HS technology students and our Athletic Department together. The Engineering, Design, and Development students are currently constructing 10 targets that will be used by the PCS riflery team during the upcoming winter season. #PrideInTheHive
And they're off! We know FFA members Justin, Abbey, Noelle, Courtney, Rachel, McKenna, and Emily, along with Mrs. Woloszyn and Mrs. Brant, will have the best time at the 95th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis this week! #PrideInTheHive #PerryFFA
The High School FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) members and Mrs. Lowery hosted their annual FunFest yesterday after school at PES. During the carnival-style event, students in grades K-3 were invited to pay $5 for tickets to play various Halloween-themed games that included prizes. FBLA uses the fun event as a fundraiser each fall. #PrideInTheHive
The PCS volleyball program honored its seniors last night before a tough match against Pavilion. Congratulations to Nicole Zwack, Sydney Hnat, Lilly Henchen, Gabrielle Lyman, Laticia Rojas-Figoura, Emily Naylor, and Emma Darocha! #PrideInTheHive #ClassOf2023
A huge thank you to Mrs. Betsy DeGroff and the DeGroff family for welcoming our second graders to their pumpkin patch this morning! Our students walked away with as many pumpkins as they could carry...and apples too! Additional classes will visit on Friday. (Thank you to Mrs. Jaques for the photos) #PrideInTheHive
Thank you to the NYSP and NFTA K9 units for participating in Safe Schools Week at PCS. While their visit was routine and uneventful, it's just one of countless examples of PCSD working with local and state law enforcement to keep our buildings and family members safe! #PrideInTheHive
Before Friday evening’s varsity football game, the PCSD Athletic Complex was officially dedicated in memory of Jim Keenan. As most know, Jim was a teacher, coach, and Athletic Director at PCS from 1978-2009 and played an integral role in proposing, designing, and overseeing the completion of the Athletic Complex. We were honored that Jim’s three sons, Greg, Jimmy, and Jack, were on hand for the dedication. #PrideInTheHive #PCSDfamily
Thank you to the volunteers from the Perry Fire Department and Perry Ambulance who were at PES today for Fire Prevention and Safety presentations. This is one of our favorite annual events because it's not only fun, but it also helps make our students, families, and community safer. And it's all possible because these incredible individuals are dedicated to this tradition! #PrideInTheHive
If you're not a morning person, K9 Officer Sunny can relate. No matter how "ruff" the start of the day was for you, just remember, it's Friday! #PrideInTheHive
Love him or not, today's Homecoming theme in the JH/HS was inspired by actor Adam Sandler. We can't possibly select anyone better than Mrs. Emerson's "Scuba Steve" for winning the day. Kudos to everyone who threw on some sweats, sports jerseys, and oversized sweatshirts....it was a great day for it! #PrideInTheHive
Homecoming Week is upon us and our students (and school personnel) are really enjoying the dress up days this year. Today the JH and HS teams really took the BBQ Dads vs. Soccer Moms theme to a whole new level. We have to say that the HS teachers, led by the Grill Master, AKA Mr. Hirsch, win the day for actually grilling lunch in the parking lot. EPIC.
Mrs. Luczak's UPK students are learning about their five senses and they took advantage of this beautiful day to go on a scavenger hunt! On their trip around the PES grounds and Olin Ave., the class found yellow, brown, red and green leaves, acorns, mushrooms, apples, birds, twigs, scarecrows, pumpkins, and much more. They even made their own binoculars! #PrideInTheHive
This past Friday night, Coach Karin Rice and the Girls’ Varsity Volleyball Team hosted a Junior Jacket session of “Volleytots." The 4th-6th grade girls had a great time. The 2nd session will be this Friday (10/14) from 5:30-6:30 PM in the Senior High School gymnasium.
The Letchworth Arts and Crafts Show and Sale is a great opportunity for PCS students and young entrepreneurs to Learn, Lead and Serve!
Last night, PHS was filled with leadership, collaboration, agriculture, camaraderie, and so much more. Perry FFA hosted NYS FFA officers Myah LaFave (president), Hunter Smigel (vice president), Annette Prezzano (secretary), Elizabeth Schieferstine (treasurer), Cristian Gilces (reporter), and Morgan Craven (sentinel), along with FFA chapters from 11 local school districts. Students spent the evening participating in workshops, networking, and learning how they can better serve their chapters and communities. The visit was important on so many levels, especially since these six officers are teenagers who were recently serving their schools’ FFA chapters. They are now role models to thousands of FFA members from around the state – including our students. Thank you to Mrs. Woloszyn and Perry FFA members, numerous volunteers, and our sponsors (NY Chips, Upstate Niagara, Genesee Valley Feeds, Woloszyn Dairy LLC., Perry FFA Alumni and Supporters, Farm Credit East, ACA, and Legacy Acres). #PrideInTheHive #PerryFFA
As many of you may know, K9 Officer Sunny is back on the paw-trol with Officer Masci to make sure PCS is safe and students who are in need of extra support, receive it. This week they are starting the D.A.R.E. program with Kindergarten and JH students. This morning they visited Miss Luckey’s Kindergartners, where Officer Masci explained when and how students should call 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency. Of course, it was also a good lesson for students on getting enough sleep so they are alert and ready for school – because Sunny dozed off!
With a victory over Dansville last night, varsity volleyball improved to 9-3! As a team, PCS tallied 30 aces, 18 kills, and 30 digs. While this is an incredible win, the real victory was that the program raised over $500 to benefit the Side-Out Foundation at this Dig Pink Breast Cancer Awareness event. Great work by both the JV and varsity teams and our community! #PrideInTheHive
I apologize in advance for the long post . I have made the comment on several occasions to our team: "We live in a time where it is not enough just to do our jobs. We are now responsible for showing our communities the services we provide." Social media has changed the landscapes of school districts and public relations. Our parents/guardians want to see, in real time, what their students are doing. Enter Megan Winter (Public Relations Specialist). Megan is the author of PCS' story. She captures our students' experiences and celebrates the breadth of what our District has to offer. She is normally the person in the background taking pictures, crafting posts, editing newsletters, and reviewing correspondence. Today, we place Megan in the spotlight. Last week, I received the following email from Megan: "We received an Award of Excellence in Photography in the 43rd Annual NYSPRA Communications Contest. This is the highest award given. Of the 408 entries judged by communications professionals from around the country, only 30% received awards. Below is the winning entry called "Trailblazers." In addition to being judged on various aspects of photography, I also had to submit a summary paragraph explaining the significance of the photo and its purpose when originally posted. This one is extra special because the photo was taken when Britt's class visited The ANT last fall." We are fortunate to have THE BEST Public Relations Specialist on our team. Please join me in congratulating Megan on her much-deserved award (Entry below). Daryl McLaughlin Superintendent of Schools Entry Information: Perry Central School District Category: Photograph Title: Trailblazers Photographer: Megan Winter, Public Relations Specialist Perry Central School District (PCSD) is located within a few miles of Letchworth State Park, which is often called “The Grand Canyon of the East.” The 17-mile park has been an incredible resource and outdoor classroom for our teachers and students. On October 1, 2021, Letchworth State Park opened The Autism Nature Trail (The ANT) to the public. This first-of-its-kind nature trail was built for those with autism and other neuro-diversities, but open to all ages and abilities. It took seven years for a core group of supporters to raise the private funding to make The ANT a reality. The District’s connection to the project dates back to 2019 and, in April 2021, PCSD committed to the project by becoming an educational partner. Several PCSD classes were the first to visit The ANT. The picture “Trailblazers” depicts one of those trips on October 15, 2021. Students in Brittany Johnson’s class explored The ANT’s eight stations along the one-mile loop. For this particular photo, students were visiting the Sensory Station, where visitors are invited to leave tokens found in nature, like leaves, pine cones, antlers, flowers, and more. The photo was taken and posted to the PCSD Facebook page to promote The ANT as an incredible local resource to those living locally and the many visitors to the area. The target audience was local families, community members and those interested in visiting the area. Captured in the photo is a student intently examining a skull and antlers that a previous visitor had left behind. The photograph captures the importance of locations like the ANT that are built with inclusivity and sensory processing needs in mind. The angle of the photo successfully captures the curiosity and concentration of the student.