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Perry receives a B in preliminary school grades

Perry receives a B in preliminary school grades

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2017

Students in K-12 education levels are graded on an A-F grading system. Schools within the state of Ariz. are also graded A-F, but things have changed just recently. Now schools are being graded by a system called the A-F Letter Grades for Accountability, which is required by the Arizona Revised St...

Push for AP is factor in increased test numbers contributing extra funding

Sarah Lankford and Kylie Vacala

March 10, 2017

Advanced Placement testing is an opportunity for students to test their knowledge at the end of the year and receive college credit. While these AP tests are beneficial for a student's academic success, they also become factors in bettering the environment of the campus as this opportunity for college...

Art students show off creativity in a new light

Sasha Rodriguez sketching out her shoe design.

Lincoln Luse, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2017

With the school year quickly coming to an end, many of Perry’s fine arts departments are taking part in competitions, including Perry Theater Company and winter guard and drumline. This year, the Art Department getting in on the action as well. Drawing and Painting teacher Lorena DeCristofaro’s advanc...

2016 graduation ceremony full of touching moments

Graduates throw their caps to conclude graduation 2016.

Staff Editorial

May 27, 2016

More than 700 seniors earned their diplomas in Perry's largest, and most touching, graduation ceremony on May 24 in front of a standing-room only crowd at John Wrenn Stadium. The event was full of several touching moments: A military tribute from the school's junior ROTC, choir and orchestra, which...

Ariz. AG: It is illegal to opt-out of standardized tests

Sarah Campbell, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2015

Students will do everything they can to get out of a standardized test, and last year it was as easy as getting their parent’s signature on a piece of paper. The rumored option to opt-out of the newest standardized test, AzMERIT, led to a high number of students failing to take the test with their pa...

Blurred lines of cheating: is there any solution to cheating in school?

A recent poll shows that the overwhelming majority of PHS students have cheated in school since their freshmen year.

Molly Ogden, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2014

Sacrificing weekends and afternoons in favor of studying seems to be the typical way a hard-working high school student spends their free time. But when pressures mount and time disappears and 4.0 GPA slips out of reach, a good student might be tempted to sneak a peek at another student’s work. Only...

CUSD website gets a new look

Screenshot of the updated district website

Sarah Campbell, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2014

Over the duration of fall break, the Chandler district’s website was modified, giving it a new look and new features. The update includes a sidebar of site shortcuts, a list of upcoming district events, and a sidebar of video highlights. Though it’s unknown why the website was altered, some agree...

Puma Den will benefit more than DECA students

Puma Den will benefit more than DECA students

Natalie Eberhard, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2014

At a glance, the school’s new Career and Technical Education (CTE) building seems to only benefit students taking CTE classes like culinary arts or TV productions. However, instead of keeping the new building to themselves, the business marketing club, DECA, plans to open a new student store available...

Admin: bullying on the rise

Lindsey Floyd, Opinions Editor

December 12, 2013

  The term “bullying” often surfaces in the halls of any given educational area, including primary and secondary schools. While it is a serious offense, there is no clear definition of what constitutes bullying. A passing comment or a seemingly offensive post falls under the gray area of punishabl...

Confusion causes dress code violations

Derss code prohibits students from wearing revealing attire, including tank tops and strapless outfits. Dress code has often been a topic of controversy for students and teachers alike. [Pictured in photo illustration is sophomore Kindra Herre.]

Lindsey Floyd, Opinions Editor

September 27, 2013

Dress code has been a staple in Perry’s rules of conduct since its opening in 2007. It has guided students towards environmentally aware fashion decisions for ultimate success. The list is simple: a guideline to ensure modesty and limited distraction. According to the student handbook, the dress...

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