5/4 Parent E-News

May 4, 2017

Dear parents:

Outside of the wet weather, it is has been another busy week at Dublin Jerome High School. AP and IB testing are in full swing, another wonderful play kicks off this evening, graduation planning is almost complete, and senior nights are happening across our teams just to name a few.

A big thank you to all of you that sent in kind emails to our teachers. There is no question this made their days and there is still time if you haven't done so yet. We have had a week of fun treats and surprises for them and will end the week with a luncheon. I truly believe that education is a noble profession and take pride in honoring our dedicated faculty. Thank you for your continued support of them as well.

Have a great weekend!


Dublin Jerome High School In The Know

High School Handbook:

The High School Handbook is available on our website and serves as a day-to-day guidebook for students and parents throughout high school. A few examples of topics covered would be bell schedules, attendance policies, driving to school, dress code, student code of conduct, and our co-curricular activity code. Students and parents sign off on this handbook at the beginning of every school year, but you are encouraged to familiarize yourself with its contents and refer to it throughout the year for information.

High School Course and Career Planning Handbook:

The High School Course and Career Planning Handbook is available on our website and serves as the go to for all things academic when preparing to schedule classes, mapping out a plan for graduation, etc. A few examples of topics covered would be graduation criteria, the schedule change process, academic distinctions, overview of the International Baccalaureate program, and a course overview for every class offered throughout the high school. The High School Course and Career Planning Handbook is updated yearly and is available on our website generally in late January, which is in time for scheduling.

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 4th , 5th and 6th at 7:30pm. 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 faithmyers98@gmail.com or trudymyers@att.net.

Water Bottle Filling Stations are coming to Jerome!

The Environmental Science classes proposed a project for water bottle filling stations for the school. Part of their proposal included designing and selling Nalgene water bottles to pay for the initial Brita filtered filling station that will be placed by the commons. The rest of the proceeds of the water bottle sales will go towards adding additional filling stations around the school. The students set the goal of selling 600 bottles! The Nalgene bottles are 20 oz. clear bottles with a multipurpose cap and are being sold 1 for $12 or 2 for $20. These can be purchased during all 3 lunches and we accept cash, check or credit card. Please feel free to contact Ms. Dulin-Smith at dulinsmith_ashley@dublinschools.net to make arrangements to pick up a water bottle. Picture attached - water bottle.jpg

Message from the Cafeteria

Parents, starting Monday, May 15, 2017 any student with a negative balance will be unable to purchase lunch items until their account is paid in full. School lunch accounts are not designed to be “credit accounts” that can be paid off at a later date after items have been purchased. Rather, accounts are to maintain a positive balance, like a gift card, ahead of time in order for items to be purchased at lunch by students. Please note that starting May 15th, students with a negative balance will NOT be denied a lunch, but they will receive the alternate lunch option versus the lunch of their choice. If you have any questions, please contact Barbara the manager in the cafeteria at (614) 718- 8265. Thank you.

To all Seniors, if you owe money to the cafeteria, please have it paid in full by May 18th. If you have any money left in your account, please ask the cashier for a form to either have money transferred to a siblings account or to request a refund. Congratulations on your graduation.

Jerome Calendar of Events

May 4-6 – Failure: A Love Story 7:30pm DJHS CPA

May 11 - Senior Awards Ceremony 7pm DJHS CPA

May 19 - Senior Dinner 6pm DJHS Commons

May 22 - Senior Cedar Point Trip

May 24 - Senior Commencement Ceremony Practice 1:30-3:30pm DJHS Main Gym

May 27 - Commencement Ceremony 7pm Jerome Schottenstein Center


Enrollment growth expected to continue

New information on enrollment growth was presented to the Board of Education on April 24. You can read a summary at this link.

Looking for athletic camps and other summer activities?

Information is posted about 2017-18 Dublin Soccer League sign-ups, high school sports camps, and much more. Visit www.dublinschools.net/youthactivities.aspx.

Chapman music teacher making the Dublin Difference

Teacher Joanne Prendergast is making a difference in her music classes at Chapman Elementary. Click here to watch the short video.


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

A quick reminder that replying to these emails do not come back to us. If you need to get a hold of us, please email us directly (lastname_firstname@dublinschools.net).

Dustin W. Miller, Ph.D.


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