Patrick Henry Elementary
3820 E. 41st St.
Tulsa, OK 74135
Principal: Jene' Carpenter
NEWLY RENOVATED BUILDING
Thanks to the 2015 Bond; a new library with a state of art storm shelter and full interior remodel was completed during the summer of 2020. Come view our new interiors with the latest technology
Patrick Henry Elementary prepares our students to be life-long, independent learners active in their own success. In a physically and emotionally safe environment, and with the support of our parents and community, we are fostering positive, social behavior while nurturing the emotional needs of each child. Working in a professional learning community of educators, we are providing the effective instructional methods and strategies that enable us to uphold high academic expectations and provide the best education for every student in our school.
Our Mission is to inspire and prepare every student to love learning, achieve ambitious goals and make positive contributions to our world.
FOCUS ON LITERACY
We focus on building strong literacy through our 100 Book Club which challenges each child at Patrick Henry to read 100 books by the 100th day of school. Students get engaged and excited about reading and are eager to share their reading progress with their peers, teachers, and family.
Our 5th grade students get to pursue new skills and interests, engage in community service, and develop into young leaders through our clubs program. At Patrick Henry, clubs are integrated into the regular learning day, and students can explore areas such as drama, cooking, Spanish, and chess. They can also support their school Community by joining the school newspaper and Student Council.
Tulsa Symphony Orchestra and Carnegie Hall work together to provide our third, fourth, and fth grade students with a wonderful curriculum developed by the Weill Foundation through Carnegie Hall. Each year, our students learn to sing, move, and play soprano recorder with this curriculum. The culminating event is a concert that our students attend virtually and perform with the orchestra. The curriculum includes outstanding orchestral music selections as well as selections from different parts of the world.
Patrick Henry (1736-1799), born in colonial Virginia, was a fierce advocate for American independence. Known for his oratorical abilities, he served several terms as governor of Virginia, both during colonial days and after independence. He is often considered more rebel than statesman and more Virginian than American. During the Constitutional Convention, he argued vigorously and at length against a strong executive or a strong federal government. Henry was a trial lawyer and speculated in and bought land in western Virginia and territories further to the west belonging to Native Americans.
In 1774, Henry was a delegate to the Continental Congress. He gave his most famous speech at the Virginia Convention in 1775: the "give me liberty, or give me death" speech stating that war against Great Britain could not be avoided.
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Patrick Henry is a wonderful school with a rich history. I am proud to be the principal. Patrick Henry has the potential to be the "jewel of TPS." The setting is beautiful; the support is outstanding; and the staff is amazing! Join with the Patrick Henry Eagles as we soar to new heights with "excellence and high expectations with a commitment to all."
I am so happy to be a member of the Patrick Henry family! I have been a part of Tulsa Public Schools for many years as a teacher, an Instructional Mentor, and currently as Assistant Principal.
I am a Claremore High School graduate. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Northeastern State University. In 2009, I earned my Master’s Degree in Education, and I am a Reading Specialist. In 2018, I earned my 2nd Master’s Degree in Leadership and Administration from Arkansas State University. I was awarded the Golden Apple Award in May of 2017. I also represented my school as Teacher of the Year twice.
I have three amazing adult children and six grandchildren!