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Six students display talents in contest for Mr. Perry-Lecompton title

Although the field was small, the competition was fierce as six seniors vied for the title of Mr. Perry-Lecompton.

May 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Perry School District,The Vindicator | Read More »

Perry-Lecompton grad lands full-ride KU ROTC scholarship

Dale Hupe’s love of flying led to a pilot’s license which he earned in April of this year.

Eighteen-year-old Dale Hupe of Perry can’t remember a time that he wasn’t fascinated by airplanes. That fascination has led to flying lessons, a pilot’s license, and an Air Force ROTC scholarship to pay for his full education at the University of Kansas for four years.

June 27th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Perry School District,Schools,The Vindicator | Read More »

Diet and food part of greenhouse science at Perry-Lecompton High School

PLHS juniors Casey Keane and Thomas Roberts organize plants for the annual sale.

If you’re looking for some plants for your garden, look no further than the Perry-Lecomton High School greenhouse operated by the seventh hour botany class.

April 29th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Perry School District,Schools,The Independent | Read More »

Black History Month | Lesson on stereotypes

Judge Joseph Johnson

by Carolyn Kaberline When people don’t interact with others of different races and cultures, it’s easy for them to hang on to stereotypes, said Joseph Johnson, Shawnee County District court judge, as he spoke to an all-school assembly at Perry-Lecompton High School in honor of Black History month. He also stressed the importance of education, […]

February 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Perry School District,Schools,The Vindicator | Read More »

‘Beauty and the Beast’ to open at Perry-Lecompton

‘Beauty and the Beast’ to open at Perry-Lecompton Nov. 10 through 12.

November 8th, 2011 | Posted in County News,Perry School District,Schools | Read More »

School enrollment numbers continue to decline

Jefferson County school enrollment overall is still in a decline and has become a trend.

USD 343 takes biggest hit; Valley Falls has gain of one by Dennis Sharkey Jefferson County school enrollment overall is still in a decline and has become a trend. The greatest disparity is in the Perry-Lecompton USD 343 where they are down 69 students from last year. Superintendent Dr. Denis Yoder said the district has […]

November 8th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Jefferson County North School District,Jefferson West School District,McLouth School District,Oskaloosa School District,Perry School District,Schools,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

Fort Hays brings aluminum pour to Perry-Lecompton students

Art professor Toby Flores

by Clarke Davis Middle and high school art students at Perry-Lecompton were able to see their recent creations come to fruition with an “aluminum pour” made possible by the Fort Hays State University art department Friday. Art instructor Diane Drummond and her assistant, Erin Dugan, a graduate student at Fort Hays who is student teaching […]

October 7th, 2011 | Posted in Perry School District,Schools | Read More »

School essay lands Father of the Year award for Perry man

Hill family

Story and photos by Carolyn Kaberline When Shane Hill of Perry was asked to write an essay about a father figure in his life, he had no trouble coming up with a subject: the man who adopted him almost three years ago, Thomas Hill. That essay led to Thomas being named the 2011 Kansas City […]

August 28th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Perry School District,Schools,The Vindicator | Read More »

School budgets crunched, taxes on the rise

School financing

If residents of eastern Jefferson County are looking for a sign of economic recovery they’re going to be disappointed when they open their next tax bill.

August 7th, 2011 | Posted in County News,Jefferson County North School District,Jefferson West School District,Keystone Learning Services,McLouth School District,Oskaloosa School District,Perry School District,Schools,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

Perry-Lecompton school board holds line on mill levy increase

The Perry-Lecompton school board will hold its budget hearing at the regular Aug. 8 meeting.

August 7th, 2011 | Posted in Perry School District,Schools | Read More »

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