GMS NEWS - September 21, 2017


Dear Parents:

I’m looking forward to seeing many of our students and their families tomorrow for the DJHS Homecoming parade and tailgate.  Please sign up below if you plan to participate in the tailgate.  We want to make sure we have plenty of food!

During the days immediately following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and now Maria, our students approached me and asked, “What are we going to do to help the victims?” Time and time again, our kiddos show their heart for service and they have done it again with this request.  

As a result of the students’ concerns, the Principal Advisory Council (PAC) selected five ways that GMS could raise money to support the effort. I followed up by creating a google form and had the entire student body vote on which of the 5 they wanted to host. The winners of the vote were a charity dance and wristband sale.  Since we already had a canteen on our calendar for September 29th, the PAC decided to combine the two into one BIG event.

On Friday, September 29th students are invited to attend the “Make A Change” canteen from which all profits will benefit hurricane victims.  At the special canteen, students will be able to pet Mr. Hohman’s pigmy goats, participate in a cake walk, take photos with their friends in a photo booth, play in the game room, hang out with friends in the library, watch a movie, purchase pizza and other snacks, AND purchase a #CeltsThatCare   Make a Change wristband.  The suggested donation to enter the dance is $5 but any amount will be accepted.  Additionally, food and participation in the photo booth, cake walk and raffle will cost $1 or $2 per activity to be paid the night of the canteen.  Our goal is to raise $5000.  

If you haven’t already done so, please mark your calendars for the 29th.  Tickets will go on sale at lunch on Wednesday, the 27th and donations can be made through Tuesday, October 3rd. Thank you for sending such caring, generous children to Grizzell.  They make a difference each day within the walls of our school and acts like the charity dance will make a difference for those who are in need across the US and Caribbean.



Chromebook distribution day is Monday, September 25th.  Technology Agreement Forms (link below) can be turned into your child’s homeroom teacher on any day leading up to and including the 25th.  In order to be issued a chromebook, students must have turned in the form and have paid their $40 technology fee. The preferred method of payment is EZPay.  For more information on this technology initiative see below.

Technology Agreement Form


The annual DJHS Homecoming parade will proceed from Indian Run Methodist Church down Brand Road to the DJHS Southeast parking lot.  Come cheer on the many DJHS, GMS, KMS and elementary organizations and teams in celebration of Homecoming! The parade starts at 5 p.m. and will lead straight to the community tailgate!

Jerome High School is partnering up with its feeder schools for family tailgates at home games this fall. Middle school night is homecoming... FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd vs Hilliard Darby - it's a NEON theme.

Check out the details below.  Welcome Grizzell and Karrer MS and Go Celts!

These tailgates are for the entire Dublin community, so spread the word.  Each home game, we want to "Fill the Field" outside the stadium with as many fans as possible before the game.

As with any event, we need volunteers.  Please sign up to bring a dish to share.  Have your dish at Jerome by 5:15 pm in a disposable container please.  It's important that you RSVP, even if you can't bring something so we have the right amount of food.

Come to the tailgate following the homecoming parade, be fed and happy. Join the DJ, marching band, cheerleaders and our great fans as we cheer on our Celts.  The tailgate starts at 5:30 on the NW side of the school, along the sidewalk that leads from  the school to the stadium.  Families are encouraged to bring chairs or any other tailgate necessities. Food, music and general tailgate atmosphere will already be in place by Jerome parents.  Wear green/gold or Neon spirit wear!



Students in 8th grade will have the opportunity to participate in a Career Day on Friday, December 1st from 8:30am-12:00pm. We are looking for parents who are willing to share information about their career field and profession. Volunteers will be asked to present four separate 25-minute sessions throughout the morning and lunch is provided afterward.  If you are interested in volunteering as a presenter, please contact Katie Pack, guidance secretary, at Thank you in advance for taking the time to share valuable career opportunities, experiences, and skills with our 8th graders!


NUMATS is a research-validated program that utilizes above-grade-level assessment, as a means of gifted testing, to help parents and educators better understand their students’ educational needs. NUMATS allows eligible students to take internationally recognized tests before the grade levels at which they are normally administered. The PSAT™8/9 test, designed for students in grades 8 and 9, is administered to students in grades 3 through 6. SAT® and ACT®, designed for students in grades 11 and 12, are administered to students in grades 6 through 9. NUMATS identifies academic ability, measures growth and connects students to resources and opportunities for advanced students. Click here to register for NUMATS   The Grizzell school code is 8500036.  NUMATS Family Guide 2018 booklets are available in the guidance office.  


Shop at Giant Eagle. Scan your Advantage Card. Support Our School.

Apples for the Students starts again October 1. This program is a great way for our school to earn funds for our schools overall educational needs. Is your Giant Eagle Advantage Card® registered? Now’s the time to check. All you need is our school code 4708 to verify a card or register a new card.

1. Visit

2. Enter your Giant Eagle Advantage Card® number (which appears under the bar code).

3. Enter the school code 4708.

4. Done! Please encourage your extended family and friends to register too.


You can now order your child’s yearbook online.  This year, all yearbooks will be sold through this online link:  Don’t miss this opportunity to preserve your child’s middle school memories!


Parents with 6th-10th graders are invited to learn more about the College and Career Options available through Tolles Career and Technical Center.  Engineering, Pharmacy, Pre-Vet, Web Design and Development and more - plan to attend one of the upcoming informal "coffee chats" around the district.  Details and registration link are here.


Chromebooks to be distributed in grades 6 and 9

In the coming days, Chromebooks will be distributed to all sixth and ninth graders. Visit to learn more about this technology initiative.

Ohio Local Report Card information

Information about the recent release of the Ohio Local Report Cards can be found at this link.

Community invited to hear national speaker on student safety on Oct. 2

Former federal prosecutor Francey Hakes will present: The Virtues of Vigilance:  How to Protect Your Children Inside Their Circle of Trust at 7 p.m. at the Abbey Theater in the Dublin Community Recreation Center. Click here for details.


9/20 PTO Meeting, 1 p.m., Library

9/21 Picture make-up Day

9/22 Homecoming Parade, 5 p.m.

9/22 GMS Tailgate at DJHS home football game, 5:30 p.m.

9/25 6th Grade Chromebook Distribution, Form and Payment Turn-in Deadline

9/28 Coffee with Dr. Hoadley, 7 p.m. at Pasquale’s Pizza in Jerome Village

9/29 Canteen, Fundraiser for Hurricane Victims, 7-9 p.m.

10/2 NO SCHOOL - Waiver Day - Student Safety Training for staff

10/9 National School Lunch Week

10/11 6th Grade Outdoor Education

10/12 6th Grade Outdoor Education

10/13 6th Grade Outdoor Education

10/16 National Bus Safety Week

10/18 PTO Meeting, 1 p.m., Library

10/19 End of first grading period

10/20 NO SCHOOL, Fall break

10/23 NO SCHOOL, Fall break

10/24 8th Grade Washington DC Trip begins

10/27 Grade Cards posted for first grading period

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