The Precedent

Rygiel’s dream becomes a reality with new business

Rygiel’s dream becomes a reality with 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

Graduate returns to be a Spanish teacher

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

One coach’s journey inspires strength and perseverance

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

Former teacher returns, becomes new AVID adviser

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

History teacher beats Iron Man triathlon

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...

History teacher balances life at home and school

History teacher balances life at home and school

Mackenzie Ness, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2014

Keeping roughly 185 students engaged is always a struggle, but when trying to balance a chaotic and busy family life, it becomes much more difficult. David Arrington, World and U.S. history teacher, is someone whose main goal is focusing on the individual needs of each student. Yet it is his family...

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