Thomas L. Taylor, Superintendent

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You may contact me at (419) 274-3015 or at TTaylor@phpatriots.org

Recent News

Senior Citizens' Lunch

Wednesday, January 14

PH is once again inviting district residents age 60 and over to eat lunch in the high school cafeteria during the school year with the Superintendent.  The next lunch of the 2017-2018 school year will be Thursday, October 5th at noon.  The cost is $2.00 and includes a beverage. Please come and bring a friend! 

Newspaper Articles

Good communication is vital for a successful school year.  Patrick Henry Schools will be involved in many events and activities throughout the school year.  I would like to share with you the various methods that we will utilize to communicate with district residents.  All district voters should have received their annual calendar.  This publication not only provides a listing of school events, but also has very important data such as phone numbers, school start and end times, and calamity day information.  Our district is also using our website, Facebook, Twitter, and a text alert system called Remind to provide information.  A complete listing of the addresses for the Facebook and Twitter accounts and directions to sign up for the Remind text alert system are on the district website. Go to the Parent tab on the homepage, and then select the Social Media Information link in the pull-down menu.

The middle school Facebook, Twitter and Remind accounts have all changed this year, so if you have not updated to the new sites, please do so.

Please remember that the district Facebook page will only be used to distribute information to our district residents. We do not use Facebook for two-way communication.  Some posts are scheduled in advance and the page is not being monitored for questions that are asked in response to a post.  If you have a question regarding a post, please contact the building that your child attends.

The district website has been revised and updated.  The new site has been streamlined so that any information useful to a parent has been placed under the parent tab.  Below is a partial listing of what can be found under the parent tab of the district website:

-Registration information, FinalForms and PowerSchool

-School supplies lists and school fees

-Information regarding online payments

-Calendars, newsletters and HS daily announcements

-Student handbooks

-Athletic handbook, physical forms and season pass order form

-Social media information

We encourage you to explore our new website as there is much more that what is listed above.

In addition to the sources listed above, there will also be articles put in the Deshler Flag and the Northwest Signal.  We will again be participating in WNDH’s School Report, so make sure you listen to WNDH on Monday mornings around 7:15 a.m.

There are numerous positive things happening in our school district, and we want you to be able to follow all our success, so please utilize the sources above and I hope to see you at school activities.

If ever you have questions about our school district, feel free to contact me at 419-274-3015.

 

As the school year draws to a close, I would like to inform you of several end-of-year events. The students in the seventh grade attended Camp Palmer last week. This is an outdoor education learning experience for our middle school students. They have classes and stay very busy studying and learning while using the outdoors as their laboratory.

Tomorrow night the third and fourth grade students at Patrick Henry Elementary would like to invite you to their spring musical, “Cinderella.” This all-time favorite fairy tale takes over the stage with students playing rhyming narrators, singing villagers, friendly animals, charming royalty, energetic messengers, the haughty Stepmother and Stepsisters, the irresistible Fairy Godmother, and lovely Cinderella. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. in the Elementary/M.S. gymnasium. Grandparents are invited to join us for the afternoon production at 1 pm.

We are asking all parents to complete the Transportation Enrollment Form that was sent home last week. Complete one form for each of your children by this Friday, May 12th indicating if the child will ride the bus next school year. Additional copies of the Transportation Enrollment Form may be downloaded from the transportation page of our website. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us to design safe and efficient bus routes for our students.

I would like to invite our community to attend the high school awards program on Tuesday, May 16th at 9 a.m. in the high school gymnasium. Students will be recognized for their academic successes from this past school year, and the seniors will be presented with a variety of scholarships. District residents and organizations are responsible for providing many of the local scholarships that our students receive. Everyone who contributes to these scholarships is greatly appreciated!

The last day of school will be Friday, May 26th. I would like to remind our parents that we will have a 2-hour early dismissal on this last day of school. All buildings will release at 12:58 p.m. For those parents whose children do not ride the bus, please make arrangements to have your children picked up promptly as our teachers will be in end-of-year meetings after the students are released.

As we look ahead to next school year, families that are currently attending Patrick Henry through Open Enrollment have until June 15th to return their application for next school year. Anyone new interested in having their children attend our school under Open Enrollment should complete the application form on our website and submit it to the Superintendent’s Office no later than July 31st.

Finally, I would like to encourage everyone to attend our high school graduation that will take place on Sunday, May 28th in the high school gymnasium at 2:00 p.m. Please mark your calendars.

If ever you have questions about our school district, feel free to contact me at 419-274-3015.

The High School Musical and Art show will be Thursday, April 6th through Saturday, April 8th. This year’s musical is Seussical the Musical, and it will start at 7:30 p.m. each night. There will also be a Saturday afternoon performance at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the high school and at the door. Everyone is encouraged to attend the musical and take time to view the artwork of our students. It will be an enjoyable time for all.

I would like to remind parents that the Kindergarten Clinic is scheduled for April 19th and 20th. Parents planning to enroll their child in kindergarten for next school year should contact the Elementary to get the paperwork and schedule an appointment.

Congratulations to David Baden for qualifying to attend the International Science Fair as a Student Observer. David earned the honor due to his success at the Regional Science Fair that was held at Northwest State Community College on March 4th. The International Science Fair will be held in Los Angeles in May.

Each year our students participate in a variety of public service activities. Our students have been very busy in the last month getting donations for worthwhile causes. The elementary has raised almost $6,000 for Jump Rope for Heart through March. Over the last nineteen years, our elementary has raised over $127,000 for the American Heart Association.

The elementary and middle school sponsored a food drive during the month of March. All of the donated items will be used in our district’s Blessings in a Backpack program, which will benefit our own students. The United Way also participates in funding this valuable program.

The National Junior Honor Society students, along with the middle school students, raised over $2500 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Northwest Ohio in the annual penny drive held at the middle school in March. Seventh and eighth grade students are also working on the Sole Hope Project. The students are collecting denim and cutting it into patterns that will ultimately be made into shoes for kids in Uganda to help fight foot-related diseases.

In other news, a recent financial audit of the Patrick Henry Local School District by the Auditor of State’s office has returned a clean audit report. Patrick Henry’s excellent record keeping has earned it the Auditor of State Award. Our district not only places great emphasis on following all laws, but also on developing sound local procedures and processes to ensure the transparency and accountability of the school’s finances. The Auditor of State Award for our treasurer’s office validates to our district residents the efficiency of the operations in the treasurer’s office.

The spring sport season is well under way for the junior high and high school students. The athletic schedules are on the athletic page of the district website, and in the annual calendar that was mailed to district residents last August. Please support our athletes.

If ever you have questions about our school district, feel free to contact me at 419-274-3015.

WTOL Channel 11 of Toledo recently contacted Patrick Henry Schools regarding the various safety drills that our school performs.  Channel 11 had done a records request of the State Fire Marshall’s office, and discovered that our district’s report stood out in a positive manner.  The reporter informed us that they would like to speak with our administration about our approach to safety drills.  Elementary Principal Bryan Hieber represented our school district in the interview sharing the importance we place on drills, and the degree of planning that goes into the drills each year to ensure the safety of our students.  Tonight the interview will be aired during the 6:00 p.m. news on WTOL Channel 11.  I would encourage everyone to watch the program.   

In other news, the high school will be hosting a meeting on Tuesday, February 28th regarding the new graduation requirements for the class of 2018 and beyond.  The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.  All parents and students are encouraged to attend.

Next, I would like to provide an update on the status of the Deshler and Malinta-Grelton elementary buildings.  The asbestos abatements of both buildings have been completed.  Our district is currently advertising for sealed bids for the demolition of both elementary buildings.  The bids will be accepted through March 15th and the successful bidder may proceed with the demolition beginning April 3rd.

I would like to remind parents that Kindergarten Clinic is scheduled for April 19th and 20th.  Anyone planning to enroll his or her child in kindergarten for next school year should contact the Elementary to schedule an appointment.

Screening has started for parents interested in having their child attend preschool next school year.  The next opportunity is March 27th at Holgate United Methodist Church from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Anyone interested in having their child screened should call Help Me Grow-Northwest Ohio at 1-888-648-8732 to schedule an appointment.  Screenings are free for children three to five years old who live in Henry County. Screenings share how your child is developing when compared to his/her peers of the same age.

Patrick Henry residents age 60 and over are invited to attend lunch with the superintendent on Thursday, March 2nd at noon in the high school cafeteria.  The cost is $2.00 and includes a beverage.  Please plan to attend and bring a friend!

If ever you have questions about our school district, feel free to contact me at 419-274-3015.

 

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The Mission of Patrick Henry Local Schools is to create the best possible educational environment which prepares students to become life-long learners and productive citizens in the global community through a diverse curriculum, effective teaching, and positive community support.

As required by law, parents may request information regarding the professional qualifications of the student's classroom teachers.

Patrick Henry Schools are an equal opportunity provider and employer.

The Board of Education is committed to providing a safe, positive, productive, and nurturing educational environment for all of its students. Harassment, intimidation, or bullying toward a student, whether by other students, staff, or third parties is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. 

State law now requires districts to report incidents of bullying semi-annually on our website.  A copy of Board Policy 5517.01 - Bullying and Other Forms of Aggressive Behavior may be found in the district’s board policy by clicking here. 

Reported Bullying Incidents--Second Semester 2016-2017
High School - 3
Middle School - 4
Elementary - 4