NOVEMBER 9, 2017

Dear parents,

I hope this newsletter finds you enjoying some of the welcome sunshine. November brings some of my favorite weather and the sun only adds to it.

Last night we welcomed the newest inductees into our National Honor Society. This is always a wonderful event. Although scholarship is one of the pillars, it is nice to see how our students prioritize leadership, character, and service too. There is much to be proud of around Dublin Jerome High School.

Have a great weekend!


Turkey Drive and the Mid-Ohio Foodbank

Next week, November 13-17, Key Club will be organizing our annual Turkey Drive to benefit the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. The goal of the Foodbank is to provide nourishing food to hungry families in a 20-county area of Central and Eastern Ohio. Money (cash or checks made out to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank) will be collected in your child's homeroom. Our goal is to collect $1 per student or $1700. Learn more about the important work of the Food Bank at or contact

The Little Mermaid

Jerome Theatre 3 Acting Ensemble & the Jerome Drama Campers proudly present Disney's The Little Mermaid. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the Disney animated classic, The Little Mermaid is a beautiful love story for the ages. Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea. November 16-18 @ 7:00 pm & November 18 @ 2:00 pm in the DJHS Center of Performing Arts (CPA) Reserved seating. $10 adults & $7 students/seniors. Children’s musical, rated G.

A Message from the Library

How can you help your student with better information for research and class learning? How can your student make sure information is accurate?

The Jerome Library invests in a number of databases to enable students to get the best information possible for their school assignments. PTO support extends to three of the databases to give students efficient, factual, and current information - we are grateful for this! The following is a list of the Jerome databases and the usernames and passwords to gain access to them: Library Databases.png

An Evening of Hope

Dublin Coffman High School is hosting An Evening of Hope on November 14th, featuring presenters on substance abuse and those fighting addiction. Please see the attached flyer for additional information. An Evening of Hope.pdf

Parent University Session: “Getting Started in the College Selection Process”

This valuable presentation will offer college search and selection strategies from two experts: Ross Grippi, Director of Admission at Ohio Wesleyan University and Keith Gehres, Director of Admissions at The Ohio State University. The content of the program is intended for parents of all Dublin Juniors, although parents of Freshmen and Sophomore are also encouraged to attend. Topics will include reviewing college testing, understanding admission factors, making the most of college visitations and utilizing Naviance for researching colleges and scholarships. This session will be held in the Dublin Coffman High School Auditorium on Nov. 16th at 7:00pm.

2017 PTO Holiday Bazaar-One stop shopping for all of your holiday needs!

Poinsettias and Ornaments are now available! Check out this year’s MUSIC themed ornament and other holiday favorites at: Many volunteers are needed to make this day a success! Students Are Welcome. Volunteer today at:

Check out FB at for the latest information on our vendors. Please “like us” and “share” our page.

P.E.R.C. Presents…Empowering Your Child

Norman Shub will be speaking at the Dublin Rec. Center, Abbey Theater, on Wednesday, December 6th. Mr. Shub’s presentation will focus on empowering children and giving them the skills to be successful. Please see the attached flyer for presentation times and additional information. PERC Presentation 2017.jpg

New date for November coffee with the Supt.

Dr. Hoadley’s November coffee originally scheduled for Nov. 9 will now take place on Nov. 16, at 10:30 a.m., at Panera Bread, 2750 Martin Road.

Updated 5-year financial forecast

Positive financial news for our District, but growth related challenges lie ahead. Details available at this link.

2017-18 Winter weather procedures

As we head into winter, please take moment to familiarize yourself with our winter weather procedures at

Parent University in November

We have three important Parent U sessions scheduled for the week of Nov. 13. Please visit for details.

The Dublin Difference

You can read great stories about staff members Dale Hounshell, Kelly Armfelt, Erin Sheen, Marla Morris, and more at Have a story to share? Email it to us at

Veterans Day in Dublin City Schools

Dublin City Schools students and staff pay tribute to our veterans every November. Beginning Nov. 9 and extending into the week of Nov. 13, watch our social media feeds for pictures and information from around the District. You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook.

Important Dates

Nov. 10-Staff professional development, NO SCHOOL

Nov. 16-Coffee with Dr. Hoadley, 10:30 a.m., Panera, 2750 Martin Road

Nov. 22-24-Thanksgiving break, NO SCHOOL

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