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Northeastern Local Schools
Northeastern Local Schools

Photo of Tinora Junior High Building

Tinora Junior High School
05921 Domersville Road
Defiance, Ohio 43512


Lisa Maxwell, Principal
Telephone: 419-497-2361

Fax: 419-497-3401

Directions to Tinora Junior High School



Northeastern Local Schools has a very unique piece of science equipment that unfortunately is not widely known. We have our own planetarium and shows are available on request. We produce shows for children and adults from schools, churches, civil groups, scouts, etc. There is no charge for the shows.

One special show is The Christmas Star Show. Theories of what was seen some 2,000 years ago are explored. This program deals with the scientific theories of what was seen as the “Christmas Star”. Usually done in December and January, but this can vary.

Some of the other programs that are available:

Constellations – Observing the constellations in the Northern Hemisphere.

Planets – NASA slides are used to show current views of the eight planets and Pluto. Going beyond our solar system, we can look at galaxies, comets, and asteroids.

Observing the Moon – Both the Planetarium and NASA slides will be used to show views of the moon from the earth, space, and the lunar surface. Also discussed will be phases of the moon.

There is no charge for planetarium shows to outside groups. The best school nights are Monday’s, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Shows usually last about one hour.

Requests can be given to Veronica Neuwirth or you can contact Dick Neuwirth at 419-497-3880. Or e-mail at


To increase our building security, we now ask that all visitors stop in the JH office to sign in and get a visitors pass before going to any location in the Tinora High or Tinora Jr High School building.


We are now on Facebook!  In Facebook, click on "Groups" and search for Tinora Jr High. Be sure to like our group so you can see lots of photos and follow what is happening at the Jr. High!


You will be receiving a copy of your "Parent Portal" Log-in user name and passwords along with your students Interim Report in the U.S. mail approx. October 6th.  Click below to open up step by step instructions with pictures for how to log-in the Parent Portal.

***Please note that if you have an account already set up in PowerSchool, you don't need to do it again.


How to Log-in to Parent Portal Instructions