Pfaff qualifies again for All-State Jazz Ensemble contest

Pfaff qualifies again for All-State Jazz Ensemble contest

Photo: Will Pfaff, a PHS senior who will soon audition for the All-State Jazz Ensemble, is pictured with band directors Jerry Childers (left) and David Barani. Perryville High School musician Will...

Students disguise gingerbread men

Students disguise gingerbread men

Students in Andrea Strop’s class at Perryville Elementary School helped their gingerbread people avoid being eaten by creating disguises. The children’s clever costumes included a real boy, a...

Mr. Comstock's holiday message

Mr. Comstock's holiday message

Mr. Comstock has recorded a video message for you, which you can find on YouTube at, or through Google Drive at...



Kate Martin

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17 days ago |
Kate Martin
Kate Martin

Classes resume Tuesday, Jan. 5 with students on campus 5 days per week. You can download and print the amended academic calendar under MENU > DOCUMENTS > FOR PARENTS or at

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19 days ago |
Kate Martin
Kate Martin

On Monday, Nov. 30, a student was found to be in possession of a BB gun at Perryville Elementary School. Parents of students in that classroom have been notified of the incident.

After the student told others he had a BB gun in his backpack, the teacher was alerted and then notified administrators. An investigation determined that the student forgot that the BB gun was in the backpack after a weekend outing.

At no time were students or staff in any danger. The student never removed the BB gun from the backpack and no threats were made.

The District will follow the Weapons In School Policy, JFCJ. No other information will be released.

about 1 month ago |
Kate Martin
Kate Martin

Team, class quarantined at District 32

A sports team and a classroom have been quarantined at Perry County School District 32 after several individuals tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. All affected individuals have been notified.

Perry County Health Department conducted the investigations, with the assistance of district personnel.

The entire junior varsity football team was quarantined after 5 individuals received positive test results between Oct. 21 and this morning. Affected individuals may return to class on Nov. 6 unless they develop symptoms or test positive for the virus.

A classroom at Perryville Elementary School has also been quarantined after an individual tested positive, and two individuals are awaiting test results. Those individuals have differing dates to return to class, depending on their last exposure to a positive individual. All affected individuals have been notified.

To date, 58 individuals who work or go to school at District 32 have been identified as positive for COVID-19 and 233 close contacts have been reported.

Of those, 8 are currently isolated as positives and 81 are currently quarantined as close contacts. Several individuals are awaiting test results.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
• Fever or chills
• Cough
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Fatigue
• Muscle or body aches
• Headache
• New loss of taste or smell
• Sore throat
• Congestion or runny nose
• Nausea or vomiting
• Diarrhea

“It’s very important that anyone who is sick stay home from school,” said PHS Nurse Stefany Layton, RN. We practice cohorting in our lower grades and physical distancing in upper grades, to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Our goal is to keep our children and staff healthy and in school.

“I encourage parents to continue to stress the importance of physical distancing, masking and frequent hand-washing with their children,” Nurse Layton said. It will help us stay healthier as a school family during the cold and flu season, as well as combat the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Individuals who are experiencing symptoms, should call their medical provider and seek testing. The Health Department does not provide testing for COVID-19. Residents are also encouraged to call the Perry County Health Department at 573-547-6564 if they have any questions or concerns. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services also has a COVID hotline available at 1-877-435-8411.

3 months ago |
Kate Martin