Patrick Henry Elementary School

Patrick Henry
Elementary School

Unit 29237
APO, AE 09102

Phone: (DSN)
Phone: (Civ)

Phone: (calling from USA)
Fax: Civ.
(No DSN Fax)

Office Hours: 0730 - 1600

Last updated:Sept 2012


Principalís Message

Welcome to Patrick Henry Elementary Schoolís website!

Thank you for visiting. You will find all kinds of useful information such as curriculum and education program information, tips for helping your student learn, community links, lunch menus, student celebrations, after school activities and the latest news about our school.
Take some time and look through our pages - you'll find lots of information to help you be a successful member of our school community.
Are you new to the Heidelberg military community and PHES? Explore the Heidelberg Military Community links and find out the latest information on School Registration or DoDEA's Attendance Policy.

Patrick Henry Elementary School Closing Ceremony June 6, 2013 at 10AM
Join the current students, staff, alumni, and friends in a touching ceremony ending the fifty-five years of this dynamic school. Read More.....


It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to call the school every time a student is absent.
Click Here to Report Absences to School by Email


School Talk is a monthly radio forum for the community of the Department of Defense Education Activity and your chance to interact directly with DoDEA's leaders as they discuss topics related to educating the children of America's service members. Be sure to catch Ms. Marilee Fitzgerald, Director of the Department of Defense Education Activity, spends time addressing the issues that matter most to parents and students in DoDDS-Europe schools on the second Tuesday of each month at 3 PM, CET on Blog Talk Radio. Go to for the broadcast or for more information.


DoDEA has implemented an online grade book application, GradeSpeed, for grades 4-12. A powerful feature of this application is the ability of parents to access their child's assignments and grades online. The goal of this implementation is to increase parent communication and to encourage parents to take a more active role in their child's education.

Parents' GradeSpeed connection log in -->

Students' GradeSpeed connection log in -->


Patrick Henry Elementary School’s Vision:

Parents and Teachers
Educate all
Students to be lifelong learners

PHES School Goals: Our reading goal is:  By 2013, all students will demonstrate an improved ability to comprehend text in all curricular areas, as indicated by improved scores on TerraNova reading, the SRI, and DRA reading assessments.

Our  math goal is: By 2013, all students will demonstrate improvements in the areas of math problem solving and math communication, as evidenced by improved scores on TerraNova quartile distribution, TerraNova grade level objective performance index, and a school-based math assessment.

The DoDEA 2010-2011 Customer Satisfaction Survey Results! Results of the 2010-11 DoDEA Customer Satisfaction Survey are available on the DoDEA web site at the following link: 2010-2011 CSS Results  

DoDEA Immunization Requirements The seasonal flu shot is mandatory this year for DoDDS-Europe school employees and students attending DoDDS-Europe schools. Click here for more information.

DoDEA's Attendance Policy

School attendance is important and in order to receive the best education, students need to Be Here! This year, DoDEA is implementing a system-wide attendance policy for students in DoDEA schools throughout the world. To learn more visit the DoDEA web site Click Here. To see a copy of the attendance policy Click Here.


Resources for Support in Response to the tragedy at Sandy Hook ES

We are poised to assist anyone who needs extra support in dealing with the terrible tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. Read More...


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Quicklinks and Information for PHES Students and Parents

Outlook Web Access


Music PHES (external link not supported by DoD) (Gaggle Student Email)



Parent Student Handbook

DoDEA Headquarters website on Prohibited Personnel Practices and Whistleblower Protection

DoDEA Blackboard

Teacher Account Manager

Teacher's Gradespeed Log In

Student Absences: It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to call the school within one hour of the start of the school day when a child is going to be absent from school. Planned absences must be reported by the parent or guardian to the school no later than the day prior to the expected absence.

Grade Speed

PHES PTA (external link not supported by DoD)

Homework Assistance Online

PHES, Home of the Bobcats



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