Toy Drive & Cookie Walk at Game – Dec 16 – Griggsville, IL

santa-clausOn Tuesday, December 16 beginning at 6 pm, the Tornadoes will play at home vs Pittsfield. Admission will be a toy to donate for the G-P Toy Drive to benefit the Griggsville-Perry School District Christmas Families. One adult or child admission free per toy. Also on that night, Team Impact will hold it’s annual Cookie Walk from 3:30 pm until the end of the game.

If you would like to donate cookies, please bring them to Kayt Risley on Monday, December 15. OTSD will be at the game that night handing out goodies.

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast – Nov 15 – Griggsville, IL

Food buttonPancake and Sausage Breakfast will be held Saturday, November 15, 8-11 am at the Griggsville-Perry High School cafeteria. Free will donation and proceeds will go to purchase gifts for the Griggsville-Perry Christmas Program. This is their only fundraiser, so come on out and show your support!

Contact Jessica Bunch at 833-2352 or by email at for more information regarding the pancake breakfast.

Griggsville-Perry Craft Show – November 8 – Griggsville, IL

CraftShowOn Saturday, November 8th, Team Impact / OTSD will have the Griggsville-Perry Craft Show.  If anyone would like to be a vendor please contact Kayt Risley, 217-257-3848 or  You can email the registration form to Kayt or stop by the high school.  Registration fees are $25.00 (2 chairs included) & $5 carrying fee for help carrying items into the school.

Craft Show – Nov 8 – Griggsville, IL

School Events and Activities BoardTeam Impact/Operation Teen Safe Driving will hold their Griggsville-Perry Craft Show on Saturday, Nov 8. If you are interested in being a vendor at this event, please contact Kayt Risley at 217-257-3848 or email You can email your registration form to Kayt or stop by the high school. Registration fees are $25 (2 chairs included) and $5 carrying fee for help carrying items into the school.

Blood Drive – Oct 10 – Griggsville, IL

Give-Blood-Give-LifeGPHS Anatomy and Physiology and Health Occupation classes will host their annual blood drive on Friday, Oct 10 from 9 am – 2 pm. Contact the school office at 217-833-2352 to make your appointment today. Your donation will help a senior from the school earn a scholarship.

G-P Pancake Breakfast – Nov 15 – Griggsville, IL

School Events and Activities BoardThe Griggsville-Perry school will be having a pancake breakfast on Saturday, November 15th from 8-11 AM. Free will donation. Proceeds will go to purchasing gifts for the Christmas Program. This program is designed to assist families within the district that are in need during the holiday season. If there are questions or comments, contact Jessica Bunch at, or at 217-833-2352. Thank you for your support.

Perry United Methodist Church Cookout – October 4 – Perry, IL

Church Event ButtonEveryone in village of Perry, Bright Star Parish and Pike County is invited to the community park by the library in Perry for the annual cookout 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4.  The most important thing to bring is a coat, friend, and lawn chair.  There will be a hayride for the kids.  Event is free.  For questions call Pastor Dave, 217-833-3575 or 833-2457

Back to Dexter Day – Sept 13 – Perry, IL

Something Different buttonThe annual “Back to Dexter Day” celebration will be Saturday, September 13 at the Dexter School House east of Perry. This is a get-together for past students, old friends and new friends. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. A carry-in potluck meal will be held in the yard, beginning at noon. Bring food to share and a lawn chair. This will be followed by a short program with some entertainment and memories of “old Dexter.” Auction will follow.

Perry Pioneer Days – Aug 23-24 – Perry, IL

PCH festivals fairsPerry Pioneer Days will be held Saturday, August 23 through Sunday, August 24.
Friday, August 22 will be a set up day. Beginning at 6 pm, volunteers are needed to help set up the stage, bleachers, and tents. Food stands will also be open Friday.

Town-wide yard sales will begin at 8 am on Saturday, August 23. The Jr. Miss Perry contest and Little Mr & Miss Perry contest will begin at 9 am. The baby contest will be held at 10 am. Crowning of Jr Miss Perry will be at 11 am. The Perry United Methodist Church chicken dinner will begin at 11 am and from 11-2 the Perry Pioneer Days food tent will be open. Beginning at 1 pm, Madyson Woods will perform on vocals and guitar.

The Pioneer Day grand parade and kiddie parade will begin at 2 pm. Antique tractor show, games, a hay scrabble, balloon toss and kiddie tractor pull will be held at 3 pm. The pie eating contest is scheduled for 4 pm and the Jr variety show will begin at 5 pm as well as the fish supper. Buffalo and catfish will be available. Presentation of the 2014 Perry Pioneer Day royalty and honored citizens, Jack & Dianna Phillips, will be at 6 pm.

“Timewell Spent” will perform from 7-10 pm and a teen dance at the North Pike Firehouse will be held from 8-10 pm. The dance is open to 5th – 8th grades.

A community church service will be held in the Perry Park on Sunday, August 24 at 9 am. Registration for the Rainbow Run 3K will begin at 1 pm at the Griggsville-Perry Jr High parking lot and the run will begin at 2pm. Proceeds go to Autism Speaks.

Griggsville-Perry School Year 2014-2015 Back to School Info

pch back to schoolGriggsville-Perry schools will open for the 2014-2015 school year on Wednesday, August 20, 8:30 am for first full day of school.

August 20 – August 29: School will begin at 8:30 am and dismiss at 2:30 pm.

September 2: Regular daily hours (8:30 am – 3:30 pm) will begin.

Pre-K classes will meet in Griggsville-Perry Elementary school building located in Griggsville. All Pre-K students must have up-to-date immunizations, including chicken pox, physicals and lead screenings. First day of Pre-K is Thursday, August 21. Pre K screenings (for students not screened last spring) will be conducted 9-11 am on Monday, August 18 by appointment only in Griggsville. Appointments may be made by calling the school office 833-2352 from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm Monday through Thursday. There is a mandatory parent meeting Thursday, August 14 at 7:00 pm in the music room at Griggsville school. This is for all new and returning Pre-K parents. At least one parent must attend. Childcare will be provided in the Pre-K room.

Kindergarten students must have a physical, dental exam, vision exam, immunization record, social security number, and certified birth certificate on file before entering school. To enroll, students must be five years of age before September 1, 2014. Kindergarten is a full-day program, which also begins Wednesday, August 20.

Grades K-4 and 9-12 are requested to register in the Griggsville building Tuesday, August 5, 9:00 am until 6:00 pm and Wednesday, August 6 and Thursday, Augusdt 7 from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm.

Grades 5-8 are requested to register at Perry building. Registration is Tuesday, August 5 from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm and Wednesday, August 6 and Thursday, August 7 from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm.

The law requires all students from out-of-state and those entering Pre-K, Kindergarten, Sixth and Ninth grades have current school physicals.

Kindergarten, second, and sixth graders must have dental exams. Kindergarten students need a vision exam on a state vision form done by an actual eye physician; 6th – 12th grade must have a TDAP shot and either 2 Chicken Pox shots or proof of having the disease before. These must be turned in before or on August 20 (1st day of school) or student will not be allowed to attend school until it is taken care of. It is necessary for all students to have their immunizations updated by August 20, 2014.

Registration fees (all fees include all technology fees, lab fees, and fine arts fees):

High School – $60

K-8th grade – $50

Ag shop fee – $15

Driver’s Ed – $100

Each student in grades 5-12 will be required to purchase a P.E. uniform. Cost of this uniform is $20. There are no waivers for the cost of this uniform.

Activity fees will be assessed of all students. They are: $20 for K-8, and $25 for 9-12. The activity fee pays transportation costs for field trips, helps fund special activities such as assemblies and guest speakers, and includes an all-sports pass for free admission to all regularly scheduled home contests. It does not allow free admission to any tournaments.

Regular lunch costs is $2.00 for students in grades K-4; $2.25 for students in grades 5-12; and adult prices are $2.75. Breakfast is $1.25 for grades K-12. Milk is $0.35. Griggsville-Perry schools have closed campus for lunch. Students will be allowed to charge only $25.00 in cafeteria costs at one time. After the $25.00 has not been paid, the student will bring a sack lunch until charges have been paid in full. There will be no charges allowed in the 2014-2015 school year until any charges from the 2013-2014 year have been paid.

All students participating in sports must have proof of insurance or a signed insurance waiver turned in to the office, a physical, and have paid the participation fees before starting any practices. Original forms for insurance waivers as well as the payment for participation fees must be turned in to the student’s home school office. NO EXCEPTIONS. A waiver of insurance must be signed and submitted to the office prior to practice. Participation fees will be a fee for each Jr High sport, $40.00 with a max per family of $80.00, and for each High School sport $60.00 with a max per family of $120.00.

The shuttle bus will leave Griggsville school campus at 7:50 am each morning to transport students to Perry building. Shuttle bus transportation will be provided from Perry to Griggsville at 8:00 am at Perry.