Perry Service Learning (PSL) is an elective for seniors at Perry High School that combines English and social studies curricula with volunteer opportunities to promote social involvement through education and service.
Baking Cookies and Making Connections with Seniors at Governor's Pointe in Mentor
PSL volunteers Patrick Noonan '19 and Mandi Schueren '19 created a new service placement for PSL students by intitating a connection with Governor's Pointe, a senior living community in Mentor OH. Patrick and Mandi host a variety of activities each Sunday, providing the senior residents with opportunities bake cookies, participate in crafts, and build connections with each other.
PSL Alumni...We want to hear from you!
If you are a graduate of Perry High School who participated in the PSL program, we'd like to hear from you. Please complete this form and we'll share your news on this web page. Let us know how you've continued to serve others and work for justice since your days as a Pirate.
Welcome to the Class of 2020
We are excited to welcome the PSL Class of 2020! This year's cohort, which includes more than 70 seniors, is the 15th group of students to participate in the program. We are looking forward watching how these 12th grade students make a significant impact on our local and global communities!
Cornhole for a Cause
Show some Perry pride by making a donation to the PSL Program in exchange for a set of student-made cornhole boards (bags not included). Contact Mrs. Trentanelli for details. Only three sets of boards are available, and the donations will support student-led programs including the Power Pack Program, the Recycling Program, and the Giving Garden.
Remembering our Veterans
PSL students worked with members of the American Legion to place 1000+ flags at the gravestones of our servicemen and servicewomen at the Perry Cemetery. In addition to remembering those who served our country, we also recognized current PSL students who are enlisted in the Air Force, Army, Marines, and Navy.
GREEN Day Volunteers Make a Difference
Perry's annual Community Green Day will took place on Saturday, April 27th from 9-noon. 75+ volunteers prepared the PHS Giving Garden for spring planting, assist local senior citizens with yard clean-ups, and participated in a beach cleanup. Special thanks to the Perry Women's League for hosting breakfast just prior to the event!
Shantytown 2020 will feature a screening of Inside Akron's Tent City, directed by Kevin Naughton, a graduate of the PHS class of 2005. Shot on an iPhone for less than $1,000, the film documents a local homeless community's attempt to self-organize and the Akron city government's efforts to displace them. Following the film there will be a question and answer session with Kevin and special guests Sage Lewis and Loren Naji, two local homeless advocates. See Mrs. Trentanelli or Mr. Soeder to sign up!
Class of 2020 Honors Seminar
This May, PSL instructors will be meeting with students participating in next year's PSL Honors Seminar. Students will learn more about honors-only opportunities, summer volunteer experiences, and receive a copy of The Other Wes Moore, which is the reading text for the Class of 2020. Please click HERE to learn more about the summer assignment, or contact Mrs. Trentanelli with questions.
Calling all green thumbs!
The PHS Giving Garden is growing. We need your help to plant, water, weed, and harvest. All produce will be donated to The Perry Center to help local families experiencing food insecurity. No prior garden experience necessary. PSL students who volunteer in the garden may use the hours they accumulate during the school year. To sign up, please click here.
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