School News


Perkins’ Phelps


This past weekend Perkins’ very own, Faith Sheets, Swam in the regional swim meet against other teams from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin, N. Dakota, S. Dakota & Illinois.  There were a total of 72 teams, and 1300 swimmers. Faith swims for North Side Otters, under the coaching of Lonny Kerman & Scott Weinheimer. Faith swam the events listed below. Age group 9-10    # of Entries    placed 100 yard Free     … Read more »


A Star is Born


In February, one of Perkins’ very own students performed a song live in front of an audience of hundreds of people to celebrate Chin National Day. Van Biak Thang, a fifth grader at Perkins, looks comfortable as ever, showing no signs of timidness or stage fright. This is very commendable coming from a 12 year … Read more »


Testing Well


This and next week the students are taking the Iowa Assessment tests. They have been working so hard and have been extremely respectful of their fellow students when walking in the hallways. They have been extra quiet, even the younger kids who do not have to take the tests yet, still have shown great character … Read more »


And Then There Were Two


A solid Battle of the Books team this year from Perkins. Our school placed in the top two! There were some nail-biting moments. Click the picture to read more.


Third Grade Enjoys Stuart Little


Perkins third graders were treated to an early showing of the play “Stuart Little” at the Civic Center. The play consisted of four actors, who played numerous roles each, and integrated the crowd into the show very well. The third graders could be heard screaming with laughter and excitement as the lights dimmed from light … Read more »


Garden Club


COME JOIN US!! Michelle Voelker will be starting her third year of Garden club.  Students and parents will be starting some plants from seed, purchasing some of our favorites such as: broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and eggplants…. There will also be a quite a few new classes scheduled for days that are too rainy or cold. Some … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Apr 17
Kindergarten and 4th Grade Music Program
Apr 17
Kindergarten and 4th Grade Music Program
Apr 18
Merrill 5th Grade Visit
Apr 25
Talent Show
May 02
3rd Grade Field Trip

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