The Precedent

Principal Dan Serrano press conference 12/4/2018

Drew Charlet, Web Editor

December 5, 2018


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Principal Dan Serrano's monthly press conference discusses changes to CUSD vape policy, campus construction, holiday traditions and more. Look for our next edition of the print Precedent on Dec. 19. ...

Puma Pipeline: welcoming new food options

Puma Pipeline: welcoming new food options

Sydney Wolfe, News Editor

November 19, 2018


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A new food truck and other additions will be expected throughout the school year As the seasons changes, perhaps Perry Pumas can give thanks to the new food truck that will be implemented into school lunches. Finally, students can feast on an array of foods that deter away from the stereotypes of...

Opinion: Graduation Overhaul Step in Right Direction

Opinion: Graduation Overhaul Step in Right Direction

Grant Williams

October 16, 2018


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As higher education grows increasingly requisite for career success and the number of college applicants continues to rise, many students are aggressively seeking to differentiate themselves from the hundreds of thousands of other hopeful applicants in the competition for selective scholarship awards...

STEM Scholars looking for distinction at graduation

STEM Scholars looking for distinction at graduation

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2018


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Freshman year, Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) program participants were told that there was a difference between STEM Diploma and STEM Scholar. Diploma requires you to take only two higher level core classes, science and math. Scholar requires you to take four or more higher level core ...

Lack of distinction in STEM hoods upsetting

Lack of distinction in STEM hoods upsetting

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2018


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Let’s get one thing straight: there is a difference between STEM Diploma and STEM Scholar. At graduation, there is no physical distinction between the two levels of STEM and that has caused a lot of unrest among Scholars. We have worked hard for four long years, taking extra classes and all hono...

Red for Ed: a brief overview

Red for Ed: a brief overview

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2018


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The recession of 2008 affected citizens in both the private and public sectors. Schools were no exception. Teacher pay was cut due to this recession and due to tax cuts that followed. Ever since then, teachers have been advocating to get a raise to keep up with the rate of inflation. Abryanna Baldw...

Funding is the main issue regarding increase in safety

Funding is the main issue regarding increase in safety

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2018


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In response to the Florida school shooting, parents have been questioning safety measures taken in schools across the nation. Perry is no exception. There are quite a few safety precautions taken here, however, money given to the schools determine the quality and quantity of those measures. Principal...

School lunch is last on the agenda… and that’s okay

Hannah Knight, Staff Reporter

January 19, 2018


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Some may reminisce on high school as “the best four years of your life!” One thing that may not be missed is the infamous school lunch. Picture the flimsy paper tray littered with gray meat, a soggy vegetable and dry sandpaper disguised as bread. It’s notoriously gross, and similarly to prison food th...

School grading system ineffective for CUSD

School grading system ineffective for CUSD

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2017


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As schools were graded on their AzMERIT test scores this fall just like the students who took the tests in April, the scores received by many schools, including those in our district, came as a shock. Every high school in the Chandler Unified School District (CUSD) has received a B grade, yet the distric...

Override passed in all Maricopa County school districts

Override passed in all Maricopa County school districts

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2017


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On Nov. 9, 2017, Maricopa County voters passed all 27 school overrides. This is the first time in the history of Arizona education that this has occurred. In 2016, 17 of 20 were passed and in 2015, 24 of 28 were passed. According to an AZCentral article on the Maricopa County education override, it ...

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