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Important Information



Google Service Outage

Google has a major system outage. This impacts all google services including email, classroom, chrombooks, etc. this is an issue outside our network. Remote learners will not be able to log on until the issues are resolved. We will provide updates once received.




January 8, 2021


Dear School Community,
Northern Local School District is committed to the safety and health of our students and staff.  We wanted to inform you that we have recently received information that at least one student or staff person at Sheridan Middle Schol has tested positive for COVID-19.   We are working closely with the Perry County Health Department and anyone identified as a close contact will be notified by the health department as a part of COVID-19 contact tracing. Cleaning and disinfecting of the exposed locations has been completed. 
Sheridan Middle School will remain OPEN at this time. 

If NO symptoms develop and you have not been instructed otherwise to quarantine by the Health Department, your child may continue to attend school.





Please Notice This Important Update from Superintendent Perkins

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REMINDER: No School Veterans Day

Northern Local Schools will not be in session this Wednesday, November 11th, in honor of Veterans Day. Please take a moment to enjoy this video honoring our Veterans.  <click here>






Northern Local 2020 Back to School Plan


Please take a moment to review the Northern Local School District 2020 Back to School Plan.


Click this link for the Video Presentation: 2020 Back to School Plan Video

Click this link for the Slide Deck: 2020 Back to School Plan slide deck


Class of 2020
Commencement Video


Northern Local Schools Grad Ceremony Banner Image

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Avaiable 6:00 PM (05/17/20)



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About Northern Local


What it Means to be a General

Students on Being a General

School Technology


The Arts

After School Programs

Positivity Project

Northern Local Libraries

Agriculture Program


School Events

2020-2021 Soccer

2020-2021 Volleyball

2020-2021 Football

2020-2021 Golf

Back to School

2019-2020 Highlights Video

2020 Show Choir

Somerset NASA Project

2019-2020 Cheerleading

2019-2020 Marching Band

2019-2020 Volleyball

2019-2020 Soccer

2019-2020 Football

2018-2019 Highlights

2018-2019 Track and Field

2018-2019 Prom

2018-2019 Baseball and Softball

Winter Sports and Events Recap

Drama: Treasure Island


2019 Show Choir

Groundhog Breakfast 


Basketball Feature

2018 Football Playoffs!

The Library: More Than Books

Milken Award Winner: Krista Trent


"Striving for That Greatness"

Sheridan Soccer

"Tonight Is Our Night!"

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

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