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Former zombie hired as Perry’s newest English teacher

Alejandra Aguilar, Reporter

December 12, 2019

He performed at Universal Studios and appeared as a zombie on “The Walking Dead.” He sang backup for country singer Kenny Rogers and stocked shelves at Walmart. He even experienced homelessness. But new English teacher Jeremiah Robinson ha...

Young voters face suppression amidst rising turnout rates

Gabriel Beasley, Page Editor

December 12, 2019

The mayoral election was November 5, and some Perry seniors participated in their first voting experience. Some may have wanted to vote, but did not register in time, or had trouble registering due to financial issues. Acc...

Interstate 69 interrupts Perry Township

Sonia Ventura-Mendoza, Page Editor

December 12, 2019

As Perry Township continues to adapt, one change that will affect students and residents is the expansion  of Interstate 69. The interstate will run straight through Perry Township and is partof the interstate highway system t...

Holloway recognized as AATSP Teacher of the year

Daniel Billheimer, Reporter

December 12, 2019

Perry Meridian High School Spanish teacher Laura Holloway was recognized by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese as a Teacher of the Year. The AATSP is an organization that is dedicated to the study a...

Students balance faith and celebrations

Sonia Ventura-Mendoza, Page Editor

December 2, 2019

When it comes to religion and other factors, many are not allowed to celebrate certain occasions such as Halloween, Christmas, and even their birthdays.  With stores pushing the holidays on consumers, students here at Perry who a...

Township poses drug testing protocol: direct response to vaping epidemic

Diana Pyle, Page Editor

December 2, 2019

On Sept. 30, Perry Township announced that it is considering a tougher drug policy in its schools. The new policy would permit the administration to drug test students who appear to be under the influence of illicit drugs or a...

Kaitlyn Greer brings color to Perry halls

Lucas Ferdinand-McDonald, Page Editor

December 2, 2019

When senior Kaitlyn Greer found out she was nominated onto the homecoming court, she believed it was “an amazing opportunity I never knew I wanted.” She had never been on the court, and she was not expecting her nomination. ...

Teachers seek future alternatives to current “track” system, hope to adapt to student needs in class

Gabriel Beasley, Page Editor

November 25, 2019

The English department recently formed a committee in order to take a closer look at the school’s tracking system for English classes.  “Tracks” refer to the specific courses provided along the general path of Engli...

Q & A with Andre Carson

Krissy Brzycki, Page Editor

November 25, 2019

The FOCUS had the chance to ask Representative André Carson some questions that have particular relevance to the student body.    Our student population is 60% white, 20% Asian, over 10% Hispanic and 6% black. What is your messa...

Town hall merges politics, student voices

Gabriel Beasley, Page Editor

November 20, 2019

U.S. Congressman André Carson, along with other local representatives, visited the fifth annual PMHS town hall meeting, speaking on a wide range of topics.  The town hall meeting, created and hosted by special education t...

Annual pushcart race loses a wheel

Daniel Billheimer, News Reporter

November 18, 2019

Even the most sacred traditions come to an end. This year, the beloved Homecoming “pushcart derby” was replaced with the “Little 400,” a tricycle race with four people on each team.  English teacher and Homecomin...

Inaccessibility hinders learning for handicapped students

Jaelyn Reynolds, Page Editor

November 18, 2019

Handicap students at Perry deal with restrictions due to things such as unreliable machinery and fellow peers. According to the township website, “Perry Township Schools is committed to ensuring equal access to programs, services ...

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