I hope you've had a nice week. Considering the mild week of weather we've had around here, it's hard to believe a major hurricane is heading toward the Carolinas. For those of you who have friends or family in that area, our thoughts are with them during this stressful time. Please let us know if we need to provide a little extra TLC if you feel your son or daughter might be worrying too about a loved one in that area.
Homecoming is upon us once again at Dublin Jerome High School. Although everyone has busy schedules, I hope you find time to attend our Homecoming Parade tomorrow evening (Friday) at 5:00. The parade begins at Indian Run United Methodist Church and proceeds down Brand Road to the high school. Various teams, clubs, and schools will be walking in the parade. Our kids would love to see you somewhere along Brand Road.
Our Homecoming Dance is on Saturday evening from 8:00pm to 11:00pm in the commons at school. Tickets went on sale today during lunch and will be sold tomorrow morning (Friday) before school in the Library and also during all three lunch periods. Tickets are $15.00 each just in case your son or daughter has missed the announcement. You can pay cash or make checks payable to DJHS. This year, as in the past, we will continue to push the respect theme for our dances. Respect for oneself and respect for your dance partner. As for music choice, you know if it was up to me we'd dance out the evening to a little Earth, Wind, and Fire, however, the kids' tastes are slightly different. All that being said, please know that first and foremost I want our students to have a great evening. As I've commented over the last few years, our school commons isn't generally confused for a nightclub and the evening of Homecoming is no different. I promise to be realistic about our students’ definition of fun at a dance, but at the same time I expect them to exercise good judgment before, during, and after this school-sponsored event. Although we have every reason to believe this will be the case, please help us in reinforcing the message that the use of any illegal substance or being in possession of such items poses a great safety risk for our kids and could result in a school suspension, a code violation if applicable, and the involvement of the Dublin police. Nothing good comes from making such choices, and it is our continued hope that everyone involved has a fun and safe evening.
Have a great weekend!
DJHS Guidance on Twitter
Parents, you can follow DJHS Guidance on Twitter at @DJHSguidance. We often tweet out important reminders, information, and opportunities that you may find valuable. Much (but not all) of this information is often sent in other ways, however, this resource is a valuable way to continue to be informed.
Construction Near Dublin Jerome
The recreation path along Hyland-Croy Rd. near Dublin Jerome High School, between Tuscany Drive and Celtic Crossing Drive, will be closed for the foreseeable future. Road traffic should not be impacted at this time. A map and additional information can be found here.
The PSAT will be administered during the school day on Wednesday, October 10 at Dublin Jerome High School. The PSAT gives students access to many opportunities including preparation for the SAT college admission exam and access to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation competition for recognition and scholarships. All 11th grade students take the PSAT at no cost and do not need to register. Any 9th or 10th grade student wishing to take the test must register in the guidance department. The cost is $25 and can be paid with cash or check made out to Dublin City Schools. Financial assistance may be available; learn more from your school counselor. There is limited seating available and registration is processed on a first come, first serve basis. The deadline for registration is Friday, September 14th, 2018. Please see the attached flyer for additional details.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Conference night will be on Thursday, September 20 from 3:00-6:30 p.m. Please contact your child’s teacher(s) directly to set up a conference.
National Honor Society
Students interested in being considered for membership into the Dublin Jerome National Honor Society must meet the following minimum requirements:
*Must be a junior or senior
*Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA as of June 2017 (does not include current 9 weeks grades)
*20 service hours for juniors and 30 service hours for seniors
*If inducted, students must complete an additional 30 service hours by April 15 of their senior year
You must be logged in to your Dublin City Schools account to access the NHS application. You will be able to come back and edit this form as needed. If you are inducted, a $35 membership fee will be due by the date of inductions. For any questions in the future, please see our website, https://www.dublinschools.net/djhsnhs.aspx.
Veteran’s Day at Dublin Jerome
On Friday, November 9th, Jerome is hosting a Veteran’s Day celebration to honor those who have bravely served our great nation. Students will take part in an assembly that is being organized by students and will have the opportunity to thank veterans who will be welcomed as our honored guests. If you have a family member or friend who is a veteran and would like to join us or if you have other ways you may be able to help, please e-mail Jason Rice (email@example.com) for more information.
32 Dublin City Schools Students Named National Merit Semifinalists
Thirty-two (32) Dublin City Schools students have been named National Merit Scholar Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Click here for details.
Safety Upgrades Part of Issue 5
Safety and security upgrades at all schools are part of Dublin City Schools’ Issue 5 on the ballot this fall. Click here for details about the safety and security enhancements.
Technology Initiative Update
Students in grades 6-10 now have their own District issued device. You can learn more about this technology initiative at this link.
Sept. 14-DJHS Football v. Scioto, 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 15-DJHS Homecoming Dance, 8:00 p.m.
Sept. 20-Parent Teacher Conferences, 3:00-6:30 p.m.
Oct. 9-Voter registration deadline
Oct. 10-Vote by mail begins
Oct. 10-Coffee with Dr. Hoadley, 7:30 a.m. at The Donut Experiment, 6780 Perimeter Loop Dr.
Oct. 19-NO SCHOOL, Work day/professional development day
Oct. 22-NO SCHOOL, Teacher conference comp day