The Precedent

Magi plays Just Dance during a Puma Pals meeting. She has been a part of the club since her freshman year.

Senior Magi Brockman leads service across campus

Lindsey Harrison, Double Truck Editor December 1, 2021

She’s leading the Puma Pals meeting. She’s organizing another Leo Club charity project. She’s teaching a lesson in SPED. She’s raising her hand, answering another question in the back of the AP...

Canon White and Jacob Brown have a dance party with a SNAP buddy. The SNAP program allows for Perry students and those with special needs to spend time together.

SNAP program builds meaningful connections 

Sophie Barkett, Reviews/ Opinions editor December 1, 2021

Many Perry students dedicate every Thursday night to spending time with those within the special needs community.  SNAP, meaning Special Needs Activity Programs, allows for teens to act as peer facilitators,...

Freshman Corwin Ammesmaki performs his special dance move at the Puma Pal Talent Show on Fri. Oct. 29th. Ammesmaki told the audience that he learned and perfected his dance move in one day.

Spotlight on Students in Special Education

Saydria Ostler, News Editor November 1, 2021

On Friday, Oct. 29th, Puma Pals held two talent shows during 2nd-5th periods in the auditorium. The program featured and the audience consisted of peers from both Perry and surrounding schools. The first...

New mask regulations are still in place for freshmen Nadia Shovkovy, Olivia May, Jessica Nguyen, Peyton Jakowinicz, McKenzie Butler, and Mackenzie Long during after-school hours. Students who do not cooperate with the recent regulations will receive disciplinary action.

As in-person school commences, school district announces new mask regulations

Saydria Ostler, Staff Reporter January 29, 2021

As of Dec 18, the board for the Chandler Unified School District changed their guidelines for acceptable face masks.  According to the CUSD website, this update requires anyone on campus to use a mask...

Cameron Jerger, David Doan, Jeremiah Bovell, Ethan Hickman and Matthew Barlow working through a corn maze. Special Education students were kicking off the fall season at Vertuccio Farms.

Special education celebrating fall during COVID-19 pandemic

Saydria Ostler, Staff Reporter October 30, 2020

As Halloween and fall time are approaching, Special Education is gearing up to celebrate fun holidays and traditions. One way special education is celebrating Halloween this year is with a costume party....

Special Education teacher Caroline Cook helping freshman Cole Kostoryz with his assignment. Special education has been having school in person for a couple weeks now.

COVID-19, how it impacts special education

Dayton Jones, Sports editor September 21, 2020

The student of the special education program have started coming back, but not without precautions and changes made. Transferring back to in-school learning is a challenge for anyone, but the special education...

Self contained teacher Alexis Myers created a YouTube video for her students demonstrating methods to do laundry. The video was apart of the Unique Learning Systems curriculum. U.L.S. focuses on functional academics that includes daily living skills, according to Myers.

Special education teachers adapt to online schooling

Anna Myers, Features Editor April 12, 2020

After schools were shut down by Governor Ducey, as a step towards stopping the spread of COVID-19 and protecting Arizonians, most students took a week to adapt to online schooling platforms and have established...

Special Needs Education Program helps Perry’s Environment

MaCayela Hanks, Staff Reporter September 19, 2019

Special Education is an integral part of education, not a separate ordeal. The function of Special Education Program (SPED) is to “provide appropriate instruction using alternate academic state standards...

Unified flag football players walking off the field.

Unified Flag Football to Have First Game September 3rd

Paige Luedtke , Staff Reporter August 30, 2019

An integral part of this school is the special education program. Shara Billings, the special education department chair, boasts  “the special education program at Perry is number one in Arizona.”  A...

Including special needs students has evolved

Kenna Cassey, Staff Reporter September 28, 2018

Kids with disabilities such as autism and Down syndrome are often outcasted in schools and in society. In some schools, students with disabilities are pushed to the furthest corners of the campus, but...

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