Soar into Summer Success ROCKED! We’re helping to prevent the summer slide with W.A. Perry Book Store and reading strategies! #ReadingRocks #ReadersAreLeaders
We honored students who Leveled Up on Reading Inventory and/or Math Inventory with a trip to see Avengers End Game 2019 along with a pizza and dance party. Awesome job Eagles!
What a way to end the year and honor those 134 students who had no referrals all year. Thanks to Skateland Fun Center. Way to go Eagles! Level Up!
8th Grade Promotion
Congratulations to our 8th grade class as they move onto high school! It has been a pleasure having you with us for the last three years. Remember your Eagle PRIDE! #FlyEaglesFly
The South Carolina Bar Law Related Education (LRE) Division recognized two educators on May 28th for their work with their students and the law. Julia Dawson and Shaquetta Moultrie from W.A. Perry Middle School were both named Middle School Teachers of the Year. Both educators were awarded $500 from the LRE Division. The LRE Teacher of the Year Awards are presented to teachers who have fostered public understanding of the values of the legal and judicial systems; stimulated a deeper sense of individual responsibility in students; encouraged and supported LRE programs; and increased communication among students, fellow educators and those working in the legal system.
Quarter 3 Academic Celebration and Quarter 4 EOY Awards. Congratulations Eagles!
21st Century Community Learning Center's Mega Multimedia Club had an opportunity to view independent films at the Nickelodeon Theater.
Girl Scouts Troop #01962 put their dinner ettiquette training into action at their End of the Year Celebration at Blue Marlin.
2019 Athletic Banquet! Our athletes received an inspirational message from Carey Rich, Perry Alumnus and former Gamecocks basketball great.
We are sending a huge thank you to Carey Rich, Perry alumnus and former USC Gamecocks great. A few months ago when a dear friend of his told him that he wanted to do something nice for a group of kids, he thought of Perry. Yesterday they took 40 kids on an all expenses paid educational trip to Charleston that included a Gullah tour, great food, and fun at Velocity Air Sports. Our students were very attentive and appreciative. Thanks to the sponsors of the trip!
7th Grade Be Bold..Be BRAVE Girls Club took a bite out of bullying with Chef K Cooks Healthy Hands Cooking. Special thanks to our sponsor Carlisle Cooper.
8th grade students enjoyed a field study to a Mexican restaurant as part of the end of the year culminating activity in Spanish.
"Let Him Lead" Male Mentoring Program attended their culminating activity at the University of South Carolina Dodie Anderson Academic Enrichment Center. Special thanks to Sigma Pi Phi for a great year and partnership.
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."
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.
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.
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!
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