Tonight is family night and it looks like it will be a great night to spend enjoying our current springtime weather. Have fun playing a game, taking a walk, or just chillin’ with your family!
Congratulations to students for completing this year’s Ohio State Testing. It was a grueling 2 weeks and I know our students did their best- with a smile on their faces. They are amazing!
As a reminder, we are not in session tomorrow. Savor the day off and have a wonderful long weekend.
Thank you for everything you are doing to prepare your child for state testing. Charging the chromebook, getting adequate sleep and eating a good breakfast all contribute to the outstanding preparation students have done throughout the school year. Please see the testing times for next week written below and thank you in advance for your support as we get through the testing season in Ohio schools.
Mark your calendars for May 10th and May 17th. May Madness events continue on the 10th from 1-3 p.m. and the celebration concludes 1-3 p.m. on the 17th. We need MANY volunteers to pull off this fun event. Over the coming days, you should receive an email from PTO providing information on how to sign up to help.
Have a great weekend!
UPCOMING TESTING DATES & TIMES
April 16th and 17th - Math - 6th, 7th, 8th grades
April 18th - Science - 8th grade only
Welcome Back! I trust you had a relaxing Spring Break. I hope it was filled with fun and lots of sunshine!
Although fourth quarter brings many fun activities for students, such as May Madness, it also brings state testing. Please see the schedule for testing listed below. Students will take all tests on their chromebooks. Thank you in advance for reminding your child to have his/her device fully charged each morning. I would also like to thank you for encouraging your child to get an adequate amount of sleep and to eat healthy meals. We gauge student growth in many ways throughout a school year, but Ohio State Testing is one of the more important measures. We appreciate all you do to send your child ready to be his/her best on testing days.
April 8th and 9th - ELA - 6th, 7th, 8th grades
Have a great week! Don’t forget to attend the district dodgeball extravaganza on Friday evening at Scioto HS. The event begins at 7pm and this year’s beneficiaries are OSU James Cancer Center on behalf of Beth Willer (Coffman HS Spanish teacher battling brain cancer), Blessings in a Backpack, The American Cancer Society and the Kyle Colello and Lyndsey Rice Scholarship Foundations.
Dear GMS Community:
Wow! Our kick off to May Madness was a blast!! Thank you Officer Burks (AKA Steve Harvey), Mr. Simmons (AKA Howie Mandell), and Mr. Hull (AKA the banker) for doing an amazing job hosting each game show. Thanks also to team commissioners and all of the PTO May Madness committee members for making the day fun for all. Results from the “Team Colors” relay are listed below.
6-1 Green 6-2 Black
7-1 Red 7-2 Gray
8-1 White 8-2 Blue
T-shirts will be provided for each student in his/her team color. Congratulations to Anishka Sutar for designing the May Madness t shirt and for winning May Madness team points for Team 8-1.
Have a wonderful and safe Spring Break!
GRIZZELL CELTIC SPIRITWEAR
Frequently we are asked where families can purchase Celtic spirit wear for their children or themselves. From now until Sunday, March 24th, you can purchase a large variety of Celtic Spirit wear through this link. A percentage of sales will also benefit the PTO. Check out the awesome variety of Celtic clothware. https://grizzellptospiritwear.itemorder.com
DUBLIN JEROME SOCCER CLINIC OVER SPRING BREAK
Looking for something to do locally over spring break? Jerome High School varsity soccer players will be hosting a soccer clinic for boys and girls ages 6-12 looking to improve their skills and compete at a higher level of soccer Wednesday - Friday, March 27-29, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the DJHS grass fields.
We are VERY excited about this soccer clinic! Proceeds from this event will support current and former Jerome players/coaches trip to Malawi, Africa this June and where they will work alongside the Passion Center for Children (an orphanage). We will collect donations in the form of used cleats, balls and shin guards to provide orphaned children the opportunity to play soccer. Monetary donations would be appreciated as well. ALL donations will go toward the trip and the Passion Center Sports Network. Checks should be made out to the Jerome Boys Soccer Boosters. Even if your child does not participate in the clinic, you can still make a donation. Click on the link to register. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe4Uq072ZJRrJtd9hlrFZz8xfychg_8cEH_S1iGBXIA0uBQQQ/viewform
CELTIC FAST BREAK
Join the Dublin Jerome Girls Basketball team for our inaugural Celtic Fast Break 5K and Kids Run, April 20, 2019 at 9 a.m. @ Glacier Ridge Metro Park. You will love the fun environment welcoming you into beautiful Glacier Ridge Metro Park for a scenic 5K trail run through the park meadows and forests. Register by April 3 to guarantee shirt size. Any registration after that date will be subject to inventory availability. https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/PlainCity/CelticFastBreakPre-Race Packet Pickup: April 19, 2019 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m., Location TBD•50M Little Dunkers Dash: for ages 8 and under; Each entry includes a mini basketball, water, snacks after race. •5K Run / Walk: For ages 9 and up. Each entry includes race t-shirt, and water and snacks after race.Awards: Top 3 Female and Top 3 Male
CELTIC YOUTH RUNNING CAMP
Attention Runners: Celtic Youth Running Camp is June 3rd-6th! Runners of all experience levels are welcome. Find more information and sign up on eventbrite.com (search: Celtic Youth Running Camp). Contact Dave Wadenstierna (email@example.com) with any questions."
JOIN DRAMA CLUB AT JEROME
Is your rising 9th grader interested in Drama Club at Jerome High School? We sure hope so! Here’s what you need to know before the end of this school year: 1. Keep posted about the upcoming Parent Meeting which will be held in August or September, by emailing the Dublin Jerome Theater Boosters at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll add you to the notification list and let you know once it’s scheduled. At the Parent Meeting, you’ll learn about the Drama Club from the Drama Director and hear from the Theater Boosters about how we support the kids throughout the 5 shows they perform during the school year. 2. “Like” us on Facebook. We share a lot of information and photos here: https://www.facebook.com/DJHSTheatreBoosters. We look forward to welcoming you and your actor and/or techie to Drama Club next year!
JEROME FIELD HOCKEY OPEN HOUSE
Jerome Field Hockey welcomes interested players for our meeting on Wednesday, April 10 at 7pm in the Jerome library. We encourage all incoming freshmen girls and their parents to attend to learn more about our team. At the meeting, we will discuss summer practice and conditioning schedules, and get a quick preview of the fall tentative schedule. Plus coaches and returning players/parents will be available to answer any questions.
Hopewell chosen as name for new elementary on Bright Road
At their regular meeting on March 18, the Board of Education chose Hopewell as the name of the elementary to be built on Bright Road. Learn more at this link.
Be Well Presentations
If you were unable to make our Be Well event on March 9 or would like to revisit sessions you attended, some of the day’s presentations are now posted at this link.
Dublin City Schools Dodgeball is April 5
Join us for the 12th annual Dublin City Schools Dodgeball Tournament at 7 p.m. on April 5 at Dublin Scioto. A spring tradition in our District! You can learn more here.
Summer job fair for students April 6
Dublin City Schools' summer job fair for students will take place from 9 a.m.-noon on April 6. See a list of confirmed companies.
DATES TO REMEMBER
3/25 NO SCHOOL, Spring Break begins
4/1 School Resumes
4/5 Dublin City Schools Dodgeball, 7 p.m. at Dublin Scioto
4/6 Summer job fair for students, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Dublin Jerome
4/12 Elementary groundbreaking ceremonies; 10 a.m. Bright Road location and 1 p.m. Jerome Village location
4/16 Coffee with Dr. Hoadley, 7 p.m. at Panera Bread, 6665 Perimeter Loop
4/18 Family Night
4/19 NO SCHOOL, Teacher Conference Comp Day
4/24 Book Fair begins and continues through 5/1