I hope you've had a good week!
The exciting end of the year activities are starting to ramp-up. It is hard to believe, but graduation is only one month from today. To date, I've only had two senior parents spontaneously burst into tears while talking about their kiddos preparing to graduate and leave the nest. Whether tears of joy for them to be on their way or tears of sadness that they're leaving, it is a special time of the year for all of our students and families.
As I've mentioned in the past, I can be skeptical of rating systems and truly believe that our kids should not be measured by any one system or any one test score. That being said, we recently found out that Dublin Jerome High School ranked 9th among Ohio high schools on the U.S. News & World Report ranking. We were third in Central Ohio (Bexley #4, Liberty #8, Olentangy #10, and Upper Arlington #12). This rating, unlike several others, focuses on the success of ALL students, not just those taking AP courses. As the proverb goes, it takes a village to raise a child and this high rating in Ohio and beyond is a testament to the hard work of our kids, your hard work as parents, and the hard work of our teachers. A day doesn't go by that I'm not thankful to be part of such a wonderful high school community.
Have a great week!
Teacher Appreciation Week:
Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week. We have several events planned to honor our wonderful teachers, but I encourage you to take a minute and send a quick message to a teacher that has had a positive impact on your son or daughter. Although the reward of teaching is internal, it is always nice to hear a quick thanks from a parent.
Dublin Jerome High School In The Know
Lunch is a big deal in any school building. Unlike middle school, our high school students do not eat by grade level. Since several of our classes are not grade level specific, we structure our lunch schedule around a student’s 5th period class. There are three 30-minute lunches (A, B, and C). A student’s 5th period class is assigned one lunch period and then meets for class the remaining two periods. For example, a 5th period Biology class might have A lunch and class B and C. Although we have open seating at lunch, historically the upperclassmen eat at the round lunch tables and the underclassmen eat at the long tables.
Due to the size of our high school (nearing 1700 students in grades 9-12), we have three assistant principals with a wide range of responsibilities (building the master schedule, special education, testing, facilities, etc). That being said, their number one responsibility is to serve as a point person for both students and parents. In order to streamline this process, each principal has a section of our student alphabet. For the 2016-2017 school year, the breakdown is as follows: Mrs. Venne (A-G), Mr. Obney (H-N), and Mr. Wilkinson (O-Z). Please feel free and reach out to your student’s assistant principal at any time if you have questions.
Plant Sale Fundraiser
Plant Sale fundraiser Friday, April 28th from 10:00am to 6:00pm in front of Sells Middle School, 150 W. Bridge Street, Dublin. All plants are heirloom varieties (Beefsteak tomato, Swiss chard, herbs, etc.), are student grown, and with organic methods from the West Bridge Academy's Grow2Serve Greenhouse. We are also selling planter boxes (14-18" x 8" x 8") potting benches that could make for great mother's day gifts as well. We hope to see you tomorrow, rain or shine! See attached flyer for details -2017__PlantSale__WBA_Low.pdf
Failure: A Love Story
Don’t miss the upcoming show Failure: A Love Story performed by our talented Jerome Theatre students! Presented by the Jerome Drama Club in the DJHS Center for the Performing Arts on May 4, 5 and 6 at 7:30 pm. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Presale tickets are online at SHOWTIX4U.COM and tickets are also sold at the door.
American Cancer Society Relay For Life
Come out and support the American Cancer Society at the Northwest Franklin County Relay For Life Saturday, May 6th from noon - midnight at Dublin Sells Middle School. The Relay For Life is a community walking event that raises funds for the American Cancer Society, and this year it includes Dublin, Hilliard, Worthington, and Upper Arlington. There will be many activities for all ages throughout the day such as a cake eating contest and Olympic sports with several events specifically to honor cancer survivors, those currently battling, caregivers, and those who lost their battle with cancer. Concessions will be available as well as raffle items. Several Jerome students will be participating on the Celtics For A Cure team and our Caroling Strings quartet will be performing. All of the money raised during Cancer Awareness Week in December has been contributed through this event. Please stop by at any time for a truly special experience. If you would like to join our current team, start one of your own, contribute to the event, or earn some volunteer hours: please email [email protected] or [email protected].
Jerome Calendar of Events
April 28 - Prom tickets on sale in Commons during lunch
April 29 - Prom 8pm-12am OSU Student Union
May 3 - Baccalaureate 7:30pm at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church
May 4-6 – Failure: A Love Story 7:30pm DJHS CPA
One to one initiative part of the technology plan for 2017-18
At its regular meeting on April 24, the Dublin City Schools Board of Education listened to recommendations from the Department of Academics and Student Learning regarding year two of the District’s three-year technology plan. Click here to read about the details.
Congratulations Community Champion Award winners
On Saturday April, 22 at Dublin Jerome, more than 200 students and staff members were recognized for their commitment to volunteerism and kindness at the 12 annual Community Champion Awards. Click here to see a list of this year’s winners.
Three of Ohio’s best high schools are in Dublin City Schools
All three of our high schools were ranked in the top 35 in Ohio by U.S. News and World Report. Click here for details.
Looking for athletic camps and other summer activities?
You can see the latest information at www.dublinschools.net/youthactivities.aspx.
May 3-Dublin Parents of Black Students African-American Academic Recognition & Scholarship Program, 7 p.m., Dublin Scioto
May 18-Coffee with Dr. Hoadley, 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Sunny Street Cafe, 7042 Hospital Drive
May 25-Last Day of School
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Dustin W. Miller, Ph.D.