January 17, 2019

Dear parents,

It appears as if we might be caught in another snow globe this weekend. I was raised to believe that you need to stock up on bread and milk prior to a snowstorm, but regardless of your shut-in dietary preferences, just be prepared. :-) If we do get some snow, I hope you're able to rest and enjoy some downtime with your family. There is nothing better. As well, if your son or daughter has a school activity on Saturday, stay tuned to hear if events might be delayed and/or canceled. 

Have a great long weekend!


Using your PSAT Scores to Increase College Readiness

Join us on January 30th at 6 p.m. in the Dublin Jerome CPA to learn more about the College Board assessments used by Dublin City Schools. The focus will be on understanding the PSAT and PSAT scoring, free instructional resources offered to help prepare for the SAT, and applications of the College Board data. Time will be spent discussing the recently distributed PSAT reports and the use of the data to increase college readiness. The target audience for the presentation is for the families of students that participated in the PSAT administration this year (all juniors and those students that participated as a freshman and/or a sophomore), but is open to any families interested in learning about the College Board assessment offered by Dublin City Schools.  

Graduation Order Deadline Approaching

2019 Dublin Jerome graduates who have not yet ordered their cap, gown, and tassel can do so by visitinghttps://buckeyescholastic.com/dublinjerome/The deadline to order for guaranteed delivery before graduation is January 31.

Photos of 2019 Graduates Needed

The yearbook staff is asking for a photo of your graduate from pre-K or early elementary school (not a baby photo). This photo of your child will be placed with the senior photo in the yearbook. If you are sending by phone through email, please select ACTUAL SIZE and in the subject line of the email please label with your student’s name (example: Jack Black). Please email tomcjunkin_carrie@dublinschools.netWe would like to have all photos collected by January 31. Thank you so much for your help!

IB Diploma Programme

Next year the IB Diploma Programme at each of the three Dublin high schools will be consolidated and housed at the Emerald Campus. We are excited by the opportunities to create an exciting, innovative and student-centered program that is unlike anything else in the country! 

IB Programme 

Emerald Campus Community Open House: A Message from Director, Kristy Venne

Save the date! On January 24th from 5-8pm, you and your student are invited to visit Emerald Campus for a Community Open House. Join us to learn more about the many programs we offer that may be a perfect academic fit for your student. During the 2019-20 school year, we will provide four types of innovative personalized educational opportunities for high school students including: nine Experiential Learning Academies, the International Baccalaureate Programme, Columbus State Community College courses and two Alternative Learning Programs. New additions to Emerald Campus this coming year include Start-Up Academy, Sports Medicine & Performance Academy, Cybersecurity, and American Sign Language to name just a few. Here is a link to our website for more information: https://www.dublinschools.net/emeraldcampus.aspx.

In addition, current Emerald Campus students will be visiting each high school next week to answer questions and share about the program they have participated in this past year. Please encourage your child to sign-up (via the email that was sent to them) to attend their home school’s Emerald Campus Q&A Day on Friday, January18th during 2nd or 3rd periods. Another exciting opportunity that the students received in that email was an invitation to participate in YouScience, a state-of-the art online test/questionnaire that uses data analytics to analyze your child’s aptitudes and interests in order to suggest best-fit personalized career path options. These results encourage self-discovery and more confidence in the educational choices they make after high school. These results are also helpful as a guide when making course selections in high school which would best prepare them for the future of their choosing.

Student Directed One Acts

Come out and enjoy an evening of 5 short plays, directed and performed by DJHS Theatre students. There are 79 kids casted and “Budget Cuts: A Play in Hell” was also written by Kara Fedurek! Presented by the Dublin Jerome Drama Club in the CPA January 17-19 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors/students. See below the titles and details:

Budget Cuts:  A Play in Hell by Kara Fedurek**

Directed by Kara Fedurek, Asst. Directed by Laura Dye

Oh What a Tangled Web by John R. Carroll

Directed by Julia Mazurek, Asst. Directed by Kyle Swearingen

Tracks by Peter Tarsi

Directed by Ava Petersen, Asst. Directed by Sadi Brenning

13+ Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview by Ian McWethy

Directed by Grace Mayo, Asst. Directed by Abby Jarvis

Wade the Bird by Trista Baldwin

Directed by Deah Vansadia, Asst. Directed by Caroline Bossa

Teacher of the Year Nominations

Columbus Parent Magazine and ThisWeek Community News are now accepting nominations for deserving educators from Dublin Jerome. Please click here for additional information.

Dublin Local Scholarships

The Dublin Local Scholarships are provided by local Dublin businesses, families and organizations and will be available starting February 1st. Scholarships vary from $500-$5000. Log in to Naviance and go to scholarships. A separate application and transcript are needed for each scholarship in which you wish to apply. Applications are open from February 1st until March 1st. To order your transcripts or for any questions, please see Mrs. Vaccari in Guidance.

Jerome Clinic Procedures

Students who become ill or injured at school are to go to the Clinic to be evaluated. Please encourage your child to not phone or text a parent/guardian if they are not feeling well. In accordance with the Student Handbook, students who are ill or injured cannot be released from school until they have been evaluated in the Clinic and a parent/guardian or other emergency contact person is contacted for permission for the student to go home.

2018-2019 Winter Weather Procedures

With cold weather upon us, please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our winter weather procedures at https://www.dublinschools.net/winterweather.aspx.

New Rendering of Elementary 13 and 14

Check out the latest computer-generated rendering of our new elementary schools

Community Champion Awards

The Dublin Chamber of Commerce and Dublin City Schools are now accepting online nominations for the 14th annual Community Champion Awards. Click here to nominate deserving students and staff who exemplify the best in giving back


Jan. 17, 18, 19-DJHS Student Directed One Acts, 7:00 p.m. in the CPA

Jan. 21-NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 22-Coffee with the Supt., 7 p.m. at Panera Bread, 6665 Perimeter Loop Road

Jan. 24-Emerald Campus Open House, 5:00 p.m.

Jan. 30-DJHS Parent Teacher Conferences, 3:00-6:30 p.m.

Jan. 30-DJHS Curriculum Night, 7:00 p.m.

Feb. 9-DJHS Sweetheart’s Dance, 8:00 p.m.

Feb. 18-NO SCHOOL, Presidents' Day

Feb. 19-NO SCHOOL, Work Day/Professional Development 

Feb. 23-Dublin Literacy Conference, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Dublin Coffman 

March 9-Be Well: A Parent University Event by Dublin and Hilliard City Schools, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Emerald Campus and Hilliard Darby

March 15-Kate Fagan, author of What Made Maddy Run, 7 p.m. at Dublin Scioto

March 25-29, NO SCHOOL, Spring Break

April 5-Dublin City Schools Dodgeball, 7 p.m. at Dublin Scioto

April 6-Summer job fair for students, 9 a.m.-noon at Dublin Jerome

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