October 6, 2017

Hello on this rainy day. We’ve been spoiled by an excellent run of great weather, but it’s nice to have a little rain too. I hope you’re staying dry.

Unfortunately, as the sun came up on Monday morning we heard of the devastating news coming out of Las Vegas. Our hearts go out to the victims, their loved ones, and to any of you that have connections to that event. Although it is hard to keep our focus on the good during trying times like these, I have the wonderful perspective of watching our high school students on a daily basis and seeing the positive power of their human spirit. I wouldn’t be in this business if I didn’t expect a teenager to push the limits every now and then, but I continue to see overwhelming example after example of our kids going above and beyond for each other and their community. This gives me hope for today and tomorrow.

I would like to encourage all of us, kids included, to keep up the random acts of kindness. If you have time, take a minute this weekend to chat with your neighbor, buy a cup of coffee for the person behind you in line, call an old friend, or pick up a little something at Banana Republic for your favorite high school principal. :-) In times of hurt, giving makes all of us feel a little better.

Have a great weekend!

Dusty


Gymnastics Meeting on October 8th

There will be an informational gymnastics meeting for parents and students with Coach Willms this Sunday at the Panera Bread on Perimeter at 2:30pm. You will receive practice and meet schedules, fundraising information and Coach Willms will be available to answer any further questions.


Wrestling Meeting on October 11th

Attention Wrestling Parents: There is a mandatory meeting for parents on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 7-8pm in the Jerome Library. Come and meet the new coach and get information on the upcoming season. For more information, please contact Laura Whitt at laurawhitt14@gmail.com.


PSAT on October 11th

All juniors and those freshmen and sophomores who have registered will take the PSAT here at Jerome on Wednesday, October 11th. Unless notified, juniors will be testing in the auxiliary gymnasium and freshmen/sophomores in the main gym starting at 7:50 am. Students should bring an approved calculator and two number 2 pencils to the test. Unless a student receives accommodations, testing should be completed by 11:30 am.


No Working Wednesday October 11th

Due to the PSAT being administered next Wednesday, October 11th, Jerome will not be following a Working Wednesday schedule that day.


P.E.R.C. Presents…

Speakers on suicide prevention will be presenting at the Dublin Rec. Center, Abbey Theater, on October 18th at 7:00 p.m. Please see the attached flyer for additional details. PERC Suicide Program.jpg


IB FEES DUE BY October 31st (Changed from October 1st)

With a few exceptions, the school district requires all students taking the second year of an IB course, IB Psych or IB Business to complete all of the IB Internal and External assessments. There is a required course fee associated with each course. Please see the attached sheets that explain the May testing schedule and fees. (We have enabled EZ Pay!) Mrs. Kill in guidance will be taking the payments. May 2018 Examination Schedule.pdf IB Costs and Fees 2017-18 With EZPAY Instructions.pdf


Travel to Spain in June

Dublin City Schools is proud to offer your child the opportunity to represent Jerome and extend their learning outside of the classroom walls. We have an amazing trip planned for this coming June of 2018.

We will be heading to Spain for a 10-day trip beginning in Madrid. We will spend several days there exploring the day-to-day culture as well as the many historic buildings, neighborhoods and classic artwork. We will then head north through the mountains in northern Spain and visit several different smaller and historic communities. There we will be able to truly experience life in Spain which is impossible to do through a textbook. Finally, we will head east and spend the last few days in Barcelona, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Your student will return with a much better appreciation for the antique and the amazing abilities of the Spanish people which is constantly on display through their culture.

For more info about this trip to Spain contact: Profe Slack (slack_randall@dublinschools.net) or visit eftours.com/1897204YH


Congratulations to Wyandot Elementary, The District’s 5th National Blue Ribbon School!

A community celebration is set for Oct. 13 at 2:30 p.m. Click here for details.


Parent University Sessions in October!

We have a great lineup of Parent University sessions this month. Learn more about the District’s career exploration programs, how to support student mental health and more. Visit www.dublinschools.net/parentuniversity.aspx.


Important Property Tax Information

Treasurer/CFO Brian Kern discusses property reappraisals and more in his new message.


Important Dates

Oct. 11-Coffee with Dr. Hoadley,7:30 a.m.-9 a.m., Sunny Street Cafe, 7042 Hospital Drive.

Oct. 20 and 23-NO SCHOOL, Fall break

Nov. 7-Election Day

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