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Public School Lunches By Dakota South


Cafeteria food all around the world is different. Some food is healthy and some food is unhealthy. Most parents disagree with the food that their kids eat at schools almost every day for hot lunch.  “We want our school lunches to be better!” said a student that goes to a public school. But students aren’t … Read more »


Bowling at Perkins By Kathryn Daggers


The bowling team is a big thing. Students are chosen by the P.E  teacher. He will give you a slip of paper that indicates you are on the bowling team. The bowling team goes to a bowling plaza and they go against other teams from other schools. This team can help you with important skills … Read more »

Santa Will COme

Will Santa Come?


It was a normal morning at Perkins on December 5, 2016. The principal was out greeting students as they came marching down the hall towards their classrooms. Children were smiling, giving high fives, and chattering amongst friends, like birds on a spring day. One little girl walked up to the principal gave him a high five. With … Read more »

A Perkins student chooses a gift.

Holiday Market a Tradition for Perkins


An exclusive holiday boutique is wrapping up its limited run today at Perkins Elementary School where the PTA has sponsored a shop that offers students a convenient and affordable opportunity to buy gifts for their families and friends during the last week of classes before Winter Break. With Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s fast approaching, read and see how the Perkins market has become a regular stop for students to find gifts. Click on the headline.


Third-Grade Watches Iowa Wild Hockey


The Perkins third graders had a blast cheering on the Iowa Wild Hockey Team. They attended a very action packed match and got to watch teamwork in action.


MUSIC GROUPS! – BY Kathryn Daggers


At Perkins Elementary, the music teacher told the Class to work on their garage band Work. So Dakota, Renya, and Kathryn Interviewed two groups. The first group was two boys with a desire to write about giving food to people. The reason they did this is because it is changing the world. The second group … Read more »

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