GMS NEWS - November 2, 2017


We had a great week in DC, but it is good to be home and back into our school schedule. Students in all three grades worked hard but also had some fun.  Tuesday was especially enjoyable seeing so many students in their Halloween costumes.

I’d like to do a special shout out to the guidance counselors and 7th grade teachers for leading a meaningful and inspiring Character Day event. 7th graders participated in team building activities and small group discussions about what it looks like and sounds like to be an empathetic classmate. The highlight for the day was listening to guest speaker, Ty Sells, use humor and stories to encourage students to respect each other and themselves. Thank you to all parents for encouraging these important message at home.  We will put our stamp of kindness on the world one person at a time!

Have a wonderful weekend!



I need your help!  Please take a moment to complete the one question survey at the link below.  

8th Grade Parent Survey link:


For parents of all GMS athletes, we would like to remind you that Dublin Schools Athletic Departments have partnered with FinalForms, an online forms and data management services.  FinalForms allows you to complete and sign athletic participation forms for your child.  The most exciting news is that FinalForms saves data from season to season and year to year, meaning that you will never need to enter the same information twice!
FinalForms also pre-populates information wherever possible, for each of your children, saving you time.


You will need to review your information once per school year to verify information is current and sign the forms. Please click on the link below to get started in FinalForms.  If you require any support during the process, scroll to the page bottom and click “Use Support”.  We are asking that ALL parents of athletes use FinalForms.
Please register at now and electronically complete ALL forms.
Thank you for your assistance in streamlining our paperwork processes!



WHO? Kindergarten through 6th Grade - No experience required

WHAT?    Little Celts Wrestling Program will focus on wrestling technique, conditioning and sportsmanship.
pportunities provided for tournament competition.

WHERE?   Dublin Jerome Wrestling Room 8300 Hyland-Croy Rd. Dublin, OH 43016

WHEN?   Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:15 – 7:30pm, November 14 – February 10

HOW?   Register the first day of practice November 14, 2017      
REE to join!  Wrestlers will need to bring wrestling shoes and headgear

QUESTIONS? Email or call 614-593-1983



During the months of October and November, students in 7th- 12th grades will be participating in a district wide survey.  The information will be used to plan and refine important prevention and intervention programs. Your child will be asked questions about his/her attitudes and use regarding alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; feelings about their school and community; family and personal characteristics; mental health and access to care and health-related behaviors. Participation is absolutely voluntary.

The survey is anonymous; no names or personal identifiers will be used. The answers that your child gives will be used only as part of a group response.  You may preview the questionnaire at your District Administrative Office or

If you APPROVE of your son or daughter taking part in this survey, you do not need to notify the school office. If you do NOT want your child to participate in this survey, please complete the “

Your child will be excused from participation and given alternative school work during the survey period.

For FAQ’s and to download an opt out form please visit



Want to hear strategies on how to intervene or prevent substance use? Curious if there is a way out for young people fighting addiction? Wondering how one can avoid the despair and anguish of addiction? Learn about community and Dublin City Schools programs, supports and resources. Join us for a special evening with Sarah and Nick as they share their stories of how they faced addiction as young people and now live life clean and sober.  Plan to attend An Evening of Hope - The Other Side of Addiction Tuesday, November 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Dublin Coffman High School Performing Arts Center.  See attached flier.


Dublin Jerome is hosting their Annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 2, 10 am - 3 pm, featuring more than 100 vendors offering handcrafted items such as jewelry, winter essentials like scarves, hats, and blankets, holiday decor, household items, dolls, doll clothes, fresh baked goods, really interesting and unique finds!  We also have vendors of specialty retailers, such as LipSense, LuluRoe, EVER SkinCare, Initial Outfitters, etc. The vendors work hard all year preparing for this special event! AND this is Jerome PTO’s largest fundraiser! The Jerome PTO is also holding ornament and poinsettia sales which kicks off soon.  Order forms can be found on our PTO website, We also have a Facebook page which families can LIKE for updates and learn more about this year’s vendors! We hope to see you there!


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.

Living the Irish Way

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

Parent University

Check out the latest Parent University offerings at


11/2 Conference Night, 4-7:30 p.m.

11/7 Election Day

11/9 End of First Trimester

11/9 Celtic Card Recognition during lunches

11/9 Coffee with Dr. Hoadley, 7 p.m. Panera Bread, 2750 Martin Road

11/9 Conference Night, 3:30-7 p.m.

11/9 Winter Sports Meet the Coach, 7 p.m., Gym

11/13 National School Psychologists Week

11/10 NO SCHOOL - Staff Professional Development Day

11/14 Drama Club Auditions, 3:15-7:45 p.m.

11/14 Global Scholars (Greece and Italy Trip) Information meeting, 6:30 p.m., Library

11/15 Silver and Gold (7th & 8th) Orchestra Concert @ Coffman PAC

11/15 Educational Support Professionals Day

11/22-24 NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

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