Thomas L. Taylor, Superintendent

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Recent News

Senior Citizens' Lunch

Wednesday, January 14

All Senior Citizen residents of the Patrick Henry Local School District are invited to the Fifteenth Annual Holiday meal on Thursday, December 14, 2017.  The event will start with lunch at 12:00 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.  Student entertainment will follow the meal.  There is no cost for this luncheon.  The menu consists of chicken drumsticks, red potatoes, corn, dinner roll, and dessert.  Please make your reservations by calling the Patrick Henry Superintendent’s office at 419-274-4853 by Monday, December 11, 2017.

Newspaper Articles

In today’s article I would like to inform readers about an $850,000 21st Century Community Learning Center grant that our elementary school successfully obtained.  The money from this federal grant will be dispersed over five years and will facilitate before and after school programming. The rules of the grant are that the money may be used for new educational opportunities, but not to fund our current operations.  Locally, it is referred to as PALS (Patriots Achieving Learning Success), and will serve a targeted group of students in grades K-4 with academic enrichment, along with a broad range of additional services, programs, and activities.

The vision of PALS is that all children regardless of ethnicity, income, or disability will achieve academic success, positive youth development, family engagement opportunities, and community involvement. Patrick Henry Elementary is committed to providing positive, integrated instruction and helping every child achieve on-track status in each grade level K-4. PALS will provide a safe and supportive before and after school environment where the academic, nonacademic, health, and social service needs of children and families are met so children are better able to achieve academic success.

If this grant sounds familiar, it is because the HS/MS received this same grant four years ago.  The HS/MS grant, which we locally call Project Revolution, is in the last year of their five-year grant cycle. I look forward to the engaging and enriching events that these grants will offer to our students and families throughout the year.  Kudos to the Northwest Ohio Education Service Center for their collaboration in our district obtaining this grant, and congratulations to Elementary Principal Bryan Hieber and his staff on this great accomplishment. 

Our district is receiving other grants this school year also.  In addition to the two 21st Century Community Learning Center grants, we are receiving various federal Title grants, a “High Schools That Work/Making Middle Grades Work” grant, and a Wellness grant.  Patrick Henry is currently scheduled to receive over $750,000 in grant money this school year.  I commend the efforts of our staff members in pursuing grant money to enhance the education being provided to the students of our school district.

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


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.



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