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Coach Houg: Strong and Motivated

Coach Houg: Strong and Motivated

Jalyn Knight, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2020

It is no secret that with this atrocious medical pandemic sweeping the nation, people are struggling with being out-of-work and quarantined at home. Teaching is perhaps one of the most affected fields at this time as instructors go from seeing their students nearly every day to not at all. One of th...

Thornton talks economics, online schooling

Trent Thornton teaches economics. He is now one of many teachers adapting to school closures.

Lydia Hampton

April 5, 2020

From online schooling to adapting assignments to each student’s need, it is no secret that teachers have been thrown into shouldering the toll of this pandemic. However, couple the unpredictability of online learning with the ever-changing future for food and hospitality service, and the weight of the ...

Rygiel’s dream becomes a reality with new business

English teacher Kimberly Rygiel letters for her new business

Madi Kimball, News Editor

November 14, 2017

Beyond the classrooms, teachers have a variety of hobbies to keep them busy after the strenuous hours of grading papers. In that time, English teacher Kimberly Rygiel is busy with her newly developed hand lettering business, “Letters from the Margin”. She got the inspirations for the name of the...

History teacher pursues musical passion

History teacher pursues musical passion

Nikki Soto, Staff reporter

May 21, 2017

  Teachers strive to motivate students to follow their passions, no matter how abstract they may seem. U.S. and World History teacher Paul Kreutz does this by embodying what it means to make a dream reality. A dedicated teacher and devoted musician, Kreutz is able to start the day sharin...

New P.E. Teachers Bring Talent to Sports Teams

Hayley Crosby, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2016

Meet the new P.E. Teachers: A four time state champion, Arizona Superfan, and Arizona State University wrestling team Alumni. Help is just what Perry got. This year three coaches: Sam Duane, Carl Curtis, and Alex Pavlenko, were hired to help out the sports teams and to teach P.E. classes. ...

Graduate returns to be a Spanish teacher

Jones teaching his first hour class

Madi Kimball, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2016

The tables have turned and little did he know he would end up right back where he received his high school education. Spanish teacher Jacob Jones is the first teacher to work at Perry after graduating here in 2011. After stepping back onto campus towards the beginning of 2016 getting experience in the...

One coach’s journey inspires strength and perseverance

Coach Rogers keeps a careful watch over his players while they practice for their first playoff game against Hamilton on November 6th. Photo By: Allison Moyers

Lauren Neilsen, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2015

Thanksgiving brings family, food, and most importantly, giving thanks. For weightlifting and assistant varsity football coach Todd Rogers, he does not need the Thanksgiving holiday to reflect on what he is thankful for. “I can’t tell you how good it is to be back at school and to get up everyday ...

Former teacher returns, becomes new AVID adviser

AVID adviser Adam Schiermyer

Abbie Murray, Staff Reporter

September 1, 2015

After leaving Perry three years ago, former health teacher and coach Adam Schiermyer made his return to the desert this summer. Now the school’s AVID teacher, he is assisting in coaching the varsity football team and will return to his position as the head freshman baseball coach in the spring. Because...

Bernier applies life experiences to classroom setting

Bernier applies life experiences to classroom setting

Mackenzie Ness, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2015

Often a life in the media industry appears like a utopia: paparazzi, a large income, celebrities, and fine dining. However this is not reality, at least not at the beginning. Media teacher Brian Bernier has traveled this rocky trek firsthand – from pulling cable for local radio stations to traveling...

History teacher beats Iron Man triathlon

AM/AZ history teacher Jeff Gurecki watches his junior students while they work.

Angielee Niblett, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2014

Just over 13 hours of fierce activity, including running, biking, and swimming, is more than overwhelming to anyone attempting it. Such a challenge proved to be no big deal to American/Arizona history teacher Jeff Gurecki as he finished the Ironman triathlon with a time of 13:32:07. He talks about his...

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