Superintendent's Message


Dear Generals,

     I hope that this newsletter finds you and your family in good health and that you are enjoying the summer vacation. The recent school year has been one of our most eventful in recent memory. We had our Northern Stars performers recognized for their outstanding musical and choreographed performances. Our cross country and gymnastics Teams earn State Runners Up places, our girls basketball team fell just one game short of traveling to State, while our boys’ team earned the number 1 overall seed. We had 5 wrestlers earn a trip to state with Noah Barnett earning All-Ohio, and our boys track team placed third as a team at the State meet with numerous All Ohio performers. The highlight of the year had to be when our own Anna Foster won the State 3200 meter title with a new state record! These accomplishments, combined with numerous MVL titles, outstanding music and band performances, serve as a small testament to the outstanding programs offered at Northern Local.

     We are currently busy with planning for the 2018-2019 school year and the development of our district strategic plan that will guide our financial and academic decisions for the next five years. The Board of Education is dedicated to providing our students with a high quality educational experience, but we are just as committed to our students’ social and emotional wellness. This commitment has led the district to contract with a social worker that will provide emotional training and support for our elementary students for the upcoming school year. We are also implementing additional programs districtwide that will provide our students with the opportunity to have access to the supports they need in order to have an enjoyable school experience.

     Finally, this newsletter is full of student and staff accomplishments and serves as a wonderful time capsule of the past school year. We have also produced a series of highlight videos of many of our programs and activities that you can view on our website located at I encourage you to review this newsletter for our future plans as well.



Yours in Education,


Thomas Perkins




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Northern Local School District
8700 Sheridan Road NW
Thornville, OH 43076

Phone: (740) 743-1303
Fax: (740) 743-3301