School News


Sneak Peak at Kindergarten


Its a beautiful day at Perkins Academy. Outside it’s sunny and 65 degrees. Inside you will find education at its best.  I begin my walkthroughs in Mrs. Brewer’s Kindergarten class.  when I amber into the room, I witness 26 beautiful little boys and girls mesmerized by the new technology and their animated teacher. Students are so excited they have a … Read more »


Perkins Just Got A Little “Cooler”


Queen Elsa turned Mrs. Brewer’s Kindergarten classroom into a Frozen castle Tuesday afternoon. Courtney Brewer (Kindergarten teacher) entered a contest to win a free princess visit provided by Princess Parties earlier this year. She had to write about why she deserved to have the free princess visit. Among over 380 entries, Courtney’s request to have … Read more »


Drake Hosts Michelle Obama


On Friday, October 10th, Drake University hosted a political rally for Senate Candidate Bruce Braley. In the midst of early voting on Drake’s campus, he wanted to encourage the students and members of the Drake community to vote early, and volunteer to help with the grassroots efforts of his campaign in the last month before … Read more »


Teacher Feature


Click on “Teachers Feature” to watch an exciting video of Mrs. Pulliam using technology to enhance learning in her classroom. According to Mrs. Pulliam, the objective was for her students to be able to “explain relationships between two or more ideas.” The subject was Sea Turtles. Another great example of Teaching and Learning at Perkins.  


Walk, Run, and Get Your Laps!


What a great Walk-a-Thon we had this year! All the students had a great time tallying up their laps and competing with their friends. The weather was cold, but nothing a little exercise couldn’t quell. Most importantly, the students had fun while being active, which is so important to implement into their daily schedule. Hopefully … Read more »


Frankly, My Dear, It’s Cold


Perkins’ second graders took to the streets to take their annual walking field trip to the Franklin Library. Children enjoyed making book marks, checking out the kid’s section, and learning how to check out a book, along with how to avoid expensive late fees. Overall, the walk was cold, but the warmth provided by the … Read more »

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