We Don’t Have to Go Back to School, but we still care a lot

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Sharing the joy of non-teaching on the first day of school Friday were, seated from left, Laura McCord, Sue Leslie, Jan Smith, Ardy Hinds, Jackie Landon and Marilyn Lynch; standing from left, Shirley Ehlers, Margie Worrell, Linda Morman, Connie Sheehy, JoAnn Harmelink, Judy Boorn, Jeanne Harbison, Jolene Niemeyer, Diane Jones, Nancy Geiken, Lorali Fagen, Lori Seeley, Karen Menz, Julie Walstrom, Charlene Beeson, Deb Stumbo, Rose Anderson, Nancy Gardiner, Diane Munoz, Sandy Eaton, Sandy Burris, Laura Painter and Linda Andorf. Attending but not pictured were Cindy Jafvert, Sue Schwarz, Linda Potsander and Clark Wicks.


Retirees tested their wits and their memories with a 25-point quiz on PCSD trivia at the annual We Don’t Have to Go Back to School brunch Friday at the Hotel Pattee.

An annual tradition among former Perry school system personnel, the We Don’t Have To Go Back To School Brunch, was held Friday on the first day of school.

Thirty-one people gathered at the Hotel Pattee to eat and renew acquaintances. Brief remarks followed the brunch from Perry Community School District Superintendent Clark Wicks, who listed nine new things in the district this year:

    1. 21 new teachers in the Perry Community School District
    2. 64 new students in the PCSD
    3. Three-day Perry wealth tour
    4. Construction projects at the Perry High School
    5. New carpeting in the Perry Elementary School
    6. New temporary parking arrangements at PHS
    7. New discussions about renewing the Perry Middle School
    8. A renewed “spirit and passion and enthusiam” for PCSD
    9. New sportswear at the Jay’s Nest

Sue Leslie was the “teacher” for the event, sharing greetings from out-of-town members and those traveling and unable to attend the brunch. Leslie then administered a quiz to test the historical knowledge of the retired teachers and staff members.

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