The Precedent

During lunch, Luc Gourmelom (9), Matthew Johnson (9), and Koen Martineau (9), play Cornhole during

Mental Health Awareness Month: how it is being acknowledged

Sophie Barkett, Staff Reporter May 14, 2021

During the month of May, students and staff can bring awareness to mental health, which has become a problem for many people after months of isolation and uncertainty brought about by COVID.  The counseling...

President, Sammy Cristerna and Vice President, Anilisse Cappucci of the Pumas 4 Pumas club have a large role in spreading community awareness for mental health.

Pumas 4 Pumas teams up with ASU organization to create mental health videos

Ashlyn Miner , News Editor February 26, 2021

The Pumas 4 Pumas club is a continuation of the Lunch Bunch which promotes mental health awareness and empathy for students throughout the school and the community. Treasurer, Allison Tripp explains that...

Junior Sammy Cristerna, Pumas 4 Pumas club president, is gathering with the other member and discussing their upcoming plans and activities this year. Pumas 4 Pumas has been preparing since the beginning of the year to accomplish their mission of establishing inclusion across Perry High School.

Pumas 4 Pumas: spreading inclusion to make social distancing not feel as distant

Nate Andrew, Staff Reporter February 12, 2021

During this time of seclusion and self-isolation, it is common for people to feel lonely or overwhelmed. With this thought in mind, a group of students known as Pumas 4 Pumas, formerly recognized as the...

Senior, Haleigh Spencer expresses how many students felt about cramming for the ACT this year.

ACT testing: another setback for high school seniors

Ashlyn Miner, News Editor October 29, 2020

The ACT has, once again, come and gone. With seniors not being given ample time upon the return of school to prepare for the ACT, the news that they would be taking it on Oct 20. was very unexpected as...

Drawing and painting students first time in class. Student does her first project and applies the information she learned from online.

Transition to in-person school mentality is relentless

Presley Plant, Staff Reporter October 29, 2020

As a student, it is a priority to keep both the mind and body healthy. The sudden change from online to in-person learning has created a stressful mentality with constant anxiety. “This adjustment has...

Mrs. Taylor's virtual classroom has links and resources for students at any time

Wellness Room set to re-open with precautions

Lindsey Harrison, A&E Editor October 2, 2020

With school returning, students will have access to the Wellness Room with a couple of new rules and precautions to protect students and staff from COVID-19. Formerly called the Mindfulness Room, the Wellness...

Student is filling out the support group consent form.

Support groups returning to Perry

Ryann Jorgensen, Staff Reporter October 1, 2020

Students are coming back and so are support groups. Since its opening in 2019, the mindfulness room has hosted various support groups for students during the conference period. Now, with school returning...

Sophomore, Halle Gardner enjoys dancing as a way to recharge after a day at school. Similarly, Makenna Webb uses music as a creative outlet during online school.

Coping with sadness and stress:one hobby at a time

Ashlyn Miner , News Editor September 21, 2020

  Amid uncertainty and confusion, one thing is certain: COVID-19 has been hard for everyone, but especially high school students. With so much time at home, it is easy to feel sad or anxious as...

Lindsay Taylor, social worker, giving presentation to baseball team. Taylor has given presentations on the mindful minute to classes and sports teams.

Taking a mindful minute: a way to relax and recenter

Paige Luedtke , Staff Reporter January 17, 2020
"It helps with focus and attention and decreases stress and anxiety" Lindsay Taylor
Social worker Lindsay Taylor talks with students in mindfulness room.

Perry’s new mindful addition to campus

Lydia Hampton , Staff Reporter September 18, 2019

Mindfulness Room: Open to Anyone Who Needs a Minute The mindfulness room is Perry’s latest proactive step to combat issues related to mental health. Run by social worker Lindsay Taylor, aiming to...

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