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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...

Make-A-Wish and Emery Bear Drive

Emery Miller has been enacting the Emery Bear Drive since he was in elementary school.

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2017

When a fundraiser is announced at Perry High School, the students fight tooth and nail to raise as much money, or items, as they can within the time frame given. The Make-A-Wish fundraiser was one of those instances. Make-A-Wish was established in Arizona and has been granting wishes to severely sic...

Schools see larger enrollment sizes as more houses are being built

Schools that are built for 2.5 thousand students are being packed with 4 thousand students.

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2017

When more houses are being built in an area, more people will flock to that area for those better housing options. That area may have a good school district, job opportunities, a sturdy economy, and much more that makes it a desirable place to live. The Chandler community and Chandler Unified Schoo...

PHS comes through for Irion family

Shari Irion (left), Jerald Irion (right). Used with permission from Irion family.

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2017

When Perry holds a fundraiser to help a fellow Puma, the school comes together as a family to support them. This year Perry has held a large fundraiser for a science teacher’s, Jerald Irion’s, wife, who was involved in an accident on Apr. 20. In response to the incident, Perry came together and resolved to raise ...

Lack of education on sexual assault and harassment

infographic by Sarah Lankford

Lauren Neilsen and Sarah Lankford

April 27, 2017

Every 98 seconds someone experiences sexual assault, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. Out of only 47 anonymous students polled, eight claimed they were a victim of sexual assault or harassment on campus. However, only three cases have been reported school-wide this year. This...

Foreign exchange student Omar Sayed pushes for change

Foreign exchange student Omar Sayed pushes for change

Sarah Cheang, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2017

Transitioning to high school can be a wake-up call for some, as well as a rewarding experience for others. Omar Sayed, a sophomore foreign exchange student from Egypt, gained insight on this when he began attending Perry for the 2016-2017 school year. By filling out an application in Sept. 2015, he was chosen by a...

Unified Sports prepares for a win against Higley

Unified athletes gather in a celebratory huddle.

Sarah Cheang, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2016

With game number two of the flag football season underway, the Perry Unified Sports team prepared to take on Higley despite the significant loss of teammates through graduation. “This year, I only have seven players,” head coach Rose Escalante continued, “I had [about] 15 athletes last year, [a...

Alternatives for students without parking passes

TotSpot Preschool now has increased security due to risk student drivers pose.

Sarah Cheang, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2016

The overwhelming amount of student drivers recently became an issue in the struggle to snatch a parking space. “This school is built for 2,800 students, which means 700 per class and maybe 400 that drive, but we’ve surpassed that,” Principal Dan Serrano said. The limited amount of spaces d...

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