GMS News - September 14, 2017

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

Dear GMS Community:

I’m looking forward to a great turnout for our #JJStrong blood drive this Sunday, September 17th from 10AM-3PM. Please check the link below for available times to donate.   Our goal is 125 pints.  I think we can do it!


   CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment.


Mark your calendars for the GMS/KMS tailgate at the home DJHS football game on Friday, September 22nd. The event is sponsored by the PTO in coordination with the Jerome FB boosters.  It looks like a great opportunity to have fun, enjoy dinner with your friends, and support the Celtic community!  Details for the event are listed below.  I’ll see you there!


Have a wonderful weekend!

Corinne


ATTENTION 6TH GRADE PARENTS

Chromebook distribution day is Monday, September 25th.  Technology Agreement Forms (link below) can be turned into your child’s homeroom teacher on any day leading up to and including the 25th.  In order to be issued a chromebook, students must have turned in the form and have paid their $40 technology fee. The preferred method of payment is EZPay.  

Technology Agreement Form


DUBLIN LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE

Dublin Leadership Initiative (DLI) is open to all interested 6th grade students. The group will meet 4 times per year and  will include students from each of the four Dublin Middle Schools. Participation in DLI will include traveling from Grizzell to an offsite location to accomplish the following goals.

  • Build leadership capacity

  • Appreciate differences in others and recognize commonalities amongst students from other DCS buildings.

  • Plan, design, and implement a year long service project in Central Ohio

  • Have fun and develop friendships with students from other Dublin middle schools

If your child is interested in applying to DLI, please ask him/her to complete the application and return it to Mrs. Evans by Monday, September 18th.


PTO and CELTIC FOOTBALL BOOSTERS SPONSOR GMS/KMS TAILGATE AT THE SEPTEMBER 22ND HOME JEROME FOOTBALL GAME

The annual DJHS Homecoming parade will proceed from Indian Run Methodist Church down Brand Road to the DJHS Southeast parking lot.  Come cheer on the many DJHS, GMS, KMS and elementary organizations and teams in celebration of Homecoming! The parade starts at 5 p.m. and will lead straight to the community tailgate!


Jerome High School is partnering up with its feeder schools for family tailgates at home games this fall. Middle school night is homecoming... FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd vs Hilliard Darby - it's a NEON theme.

Check out the details below.  Welcome Grizzell and Karrer MS and Go Celts!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0949a8a822aafa7-92217


These tailgates are for the entire Dublin community, so spread the word.  Each home game, we want to "Fill the Field" outside the stadium with as many fans as possible before the game.

As with any event, we need volunteers.  Please sign up to bring a dish to share.  Have your dish at Jerome by 5:15 pm in a disposable container please.  It's important that you RSVP, even if you can't bring something so we have the right amount of food.


Come to the tailgate following the homecoming parade, be fed and happy. Join the DJ, marching band, cheerleaders and our great fans as we cheer on our Celts.  The tailgate starts at 5:30 on the NW side of the school, along the sidewalk that leads from  the school to the stadium.  Families are encouraged to bring chairs or any other tailgate necessities. Food, music and general tailgate atmosphere will already be in place by Jerome parents.  Wear green/gold or Neon spirit wear!


Be LOUD, Be PROUD, Be THERE!!!  

YEARBOOK LINK IS NOW AVAILABLE

You can now order your child’s yearbook online.  This year, all yearbooks will be sold through this online link:  book.hrimaging.com.  Don’t miss this opportunity to preserve your child’s middle school memories!


GLOBAL SCHOLARS FIELD TRIP - GREECE AND ITALY 2018

Our core group of Grizzell student and parent travelers invites you to learn more about joining our June 2018 experience. Come to the Grizzell library on Thursday, September 14 at 6:30 pm for a fun hour of Rick Steves, travel stories and testimony about this custom trip. It's a journey through Greece and Italy, back to the classical times with Dublin students and parents in the Global Scholars Program. Come meet those already enrolled and discover the 13-day itinerary, outlined at tinyurl.com/GreeceItaly2018. Contact hull_jim@dublinschools.net with any questions.


DISTRICT NEWS

Kristy Venne named leader of Emerald Parkway facility

Dublin Jerome Assistant Principal Kristy Venne has been named leader of the Emerald Parkway facility. Click here for details.


40 Dublin City Schools students named National Merit Semifinalists

Forty students representing all three of our high schools have earned National Merit Semifinalist designation. Details are available here.


Hurricane Harvey & Irma relief

Residents continue to deal with these hurricanes and their aftermath. The recovery process will take a very long time. Dublin City Schools will be serving as a funding collection point to help those by impacted by these disasters. The District will be collecting monetary donations that will be sent to the American Red Cross.


If you would like to help contribute to this cause, checks can be made out to Dublin City Schools and be dropped off or mailed to the District's Central Office until Friday, October 13.


Dublin City Schools

7030 Coffman Road

Dublin, OH 43017

Attn: Treasurer


SEVERAL PARENT UNIVERSITY SESSIONS ARE SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER.

You can view the full calendar at this link.

DATES TO REMEMBER

9/7 Mental Health & Wellness Dinner (See details under Parent University above)

9/8 Coffee with Dr. Hoadley, 7-8:30 p.m. at Pasquale's Pizza & Pub (7875 Ryan Pkwy, Plain City, OH 43064)

9/13 Technology and Social Media Awareness for Middle School Parents, 6:30 p.m., Karrer MS

(See details under Parent University above)

9/17 Blood Drive, #JJStrong 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

9/19 No Devices Family Night, sponsored by PERC

9/20 PTO Meeting, 1 p.m., Library

9/21 Picture make-up Day

9/22 Homecoming Parade, 5 p.m.

9/22 GMS Tailgate at DJHS home football game, 5:30 p.m.

9/25 6th Grade Chromebook Distribution, Form and Payment Turn-in Deadline

9/28 Coffee with Dr. Hoadley, 7 p.m. at Pasquale’s Pizza in Jerome Village

9/29 Canteen, Fundraiser for Hurricane Victims, 7-9 p.m.

10/2 NO SCHOOL -Waiver Day- Student Safety Training for staff


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