November 2, 2017

November 2, 2017

Dear parents,

I hope you've had a good week!

Last Thursday evening I had a chance to attend our school play, The Octette Bridge Club, performed by our Theatre students. As always, our kids did a wonderful job. In addition to the fun-loving gossip between eight sisters, the play also addressed the difficulty we face as a society in addressing topics like depression, anxiety, and feeling valued. This continues to be a worry of mine as a high school principal. What can we do better as a village to support our students? I'm currently toying with the idea of offering a happiness seminar to interested students. There are some intriguing examples of colleges (Harvard's Positive Psychology 1504 being one) and high schools that offer such courses to students. Not surprisingly, these classes are extremely popular among the student body. Although I feel we are trying our best, this is one thing we haven't tried. Stay tuned for more information in the coming months.

A big hats off to our marching band for earning a superior rating at the OMEA State Finals this past weekend. To rank at the top among other bands throughout the state is a true reflection of the hard work and dedication of our students and directors. To that end, it's shaping up to be another exciting weekend with two of our cross country runners competing at States along with football and both soccer teams competing in tournament play. Best of luck to all involved!

Have a great weekend!


P.S. If you haven't tried a pumpkin iced cookie from the bakery section at Giant Eagle yet, get moving. They'll be gone in a few weeks!

Congratulations Dublin Jerome Student Athletes

Congratulations to the Dublin Jerome Boys Golf Team for earning the school its 7th state boys golf championship! Additionally, congratulations to the Jerome Girls Tennis Team for finishing the season as state runner-up.

DJHS Football Tickets on Sale

Football tickets will be on sale Friday, November 3rd during all 3 lunch periods. We will continue to sell tickets throughout the day until 4pm at Jerome. Tickets are also on sale at LaRosa’s from 10:30am-2pm tomorrow. The Celts will travel to Olentangy Liberty tomorrow night. Kickoff is at 7:30.

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

A Message from the DJHS PTO

Jerome Parents, please join the PTO for an Election Night Social/Fundraiser!!

When: Tuesday, November 7th, 6:30-9:00pm

Where: The Bogey Inn & Bar

6013 Glick Rd

Dublin, OH 43017

Meet new parents or catch up with friends!!

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent teacher conferences will be on Thursday, November 9th from 3:00-6:30pm. Please contact your child’s teachers directly if you would like to schedule a time to meet with them.

Athletics and Final Forms

Please visit if your child plans on participating in any athletic activities. All students must have a current sports physical and Final Forms completed prior to the first day of practice/try-outs.

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

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

Save the date for the PTO Holiday Bazaar on December 2nd from 10am-3pm at Jerome! Need service hours or just want to get involved? Volunteers and student volunteers are needed in several areas. Please click on the link below:

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

Living the Irish Way

Learn how Davis Middle School students strive to live the Irish Way by watching our new video.

New Dublin City Schools Today TV show

Learn more about the Irish Way at Davis, the new Emerald Campus, and Wyandot’s Blue Ribbon designation in the latest edition of Dublin City Schools Today TV. You can watch the show at this link.

District enrollment tops 16,000 for the first time in history

Read Dr. Hoadley’s latest message regarding the District’s enrollment growth at

Tolles will continue to be important District partner

Dr. Hoadley addresses how Tolles Career and Technical Center and the District’s new Emerald Campus will work together to provide student opportunities. You can watch his video message here.

Important Dates

Nov. 7-Election Day

Nov. 9-Coffee with Dr. Hoadley, 7 p.m., Panera Bread, 2750 Martin Road

Nov. 10-NO SCHOOL, Staff Professional Development Day

Nov. 22-24-Thanksgiving break, NO SCHOOL

Dec. 2-PTO Holiday Bazaar, 10am-3pm.

Upcoming Parent University sessions

Nov. 1- Assessing to Support All Learners K-8, 6:30 p.m., Central Office

Nov. 8-College seminar for students with an IEP or 504 plan (how to apply for and access accommodations at the college level), 6 p.m., Dublin Scioto

Details are available at

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