AVID and Let Him Lead Male Leadership students attended a lecture with Mrs. Sarah Collins Rudolph, the fifth little girl and sole survivor of the 1963 16th Street Church bombing in Birmingham. Special thanks to Dr. Donaldson, USC and Sigma Pi Phi.
Congratulations to Jamya Waden who won first place in the Photography category of the Richland One Showcase for Creative Excellence for her submissions of "Lucky Always Comes" and "The Light Will Come Through the Darkness Soon."
Family Literacy Night was fabulous. Jazz music by the orchestra, spoken word poetry, and The Lost Mummy Escape Room made the evening enjoyable for all.
GEMS Elite Society STEM Lunch and Learn with the National Coalition of 100 Black Women... Biomedical Engineering Lab. 6th Grade Girls crafted Stents to unclog arteries.
Perry Pays It Forward. The 21st Century Community Learning Center students invited elderly community members to their annual Spring luncheon where they performed and presented guest with hand crafted gifts designed during after school.
We are so proud of Z'onia Rogers. She was a recognized as a Middle School Scholar and a Junior Scholar at the Richland One Middle School Scholars Awards Ceremony. We are also proud of Omari Sims for serving as an AAP Ambassador.
Our AVID students "rocked" with their displays and demonstrations of Women in History in our "live" Women's History Museum!!! @WAPerryMS #weare #stillcelebrating #Women'sHistoryMuseum
7th grade students had an amazing trip to historic Charleston where they enjoyed Charles Towne Landing, Gullah Geechee culture, Chalmer’s Street museum, the Denmark Vesey monument, Sullivan’s Island, and more! Oh what learning took place!
Girl Scout Troop #1962 enjoyed their monthly meeting with Corporate Law Attorney Stacey Williams from the LINKS Inc. of Columbia.
Special thanks to Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity for mentoring our young men.
Teen Talk Program and Lessons
Teen Talk is a weekly youth development program for middle and high school students held during each participating school’s lunch period. Lunch is provided for Teen Talk participants. The program is designed to help teens get through a challenging time in life. The program helps teens make good choices toward a bright future. Some of the topics and lessons are Healthy Relationships, Body Image, Friendship Limits and Talking with Parents.
Perry’s Teen Talk groups meet every Monday during the students' lunch period. Students can pick up a registration form from the School Counseling office.
See Something, Say Something
School safety is a community-wide effort and responsibility. We invite you to help us keep our Eagles-students and employees safe. If you SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING.
For 2019-2020: ALL RISING 7th GRADE PARENTS: Did you know that South Carolina Law requires that all students ENTERING 7th grade receive the Tdap vaccine? Please contact your health care provider or the school nurse with any questions.
A Message from the Principal
Hi Perry Families,
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! I am honored and excited to return for my third year as the proud principal of W.A. Perry Middle School. I eagerly anticipate another successful year partnering with the staff and community to insure our students have an exceptional educational experience.
Perry strives to provide a high-quality program that supports the academic, social and emotional growth of its students. We are proud to offer a challenging educational program with a S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) focus, a great visual and performing arts program, an ever-growing sports program, and a host of club opportunities that offers something for everyone. We believe it is important to be connected to the school through positive relationships, a sense of community, and participation in extracurricular opportunities.
The staff at W.A. Perry believes strongly in making Perry a “second” home for our students. Our school should be a place where students are eager to come learn, explore the world around them, be curious thinkers, and ask thoughtful questions. The W.A. Perry staff is dedicated to providing this experience to students, and work collaboratively to always stay progressive in the world of education.
With that being said, we encourage a strong partnership between the school and our families. Having a strong relationship helps contribute to a successful and positive school experience for our students. We love support from our families and look forward to having you contribute to the W.A. Perry tradition!
I look forward to meeting many new families this school year!
#StrongerTogether #ExcelExceedElevate #LevelUp
Proud to be an Eagle!
Dr. Robin Coletrain