February 7, 2019

Dear parents,

I hope you've had a good week. Looks like we're back to some winter weather starting tomorrow. Oh, the ups and downs of Ohio weather!

Curriculum Night was held this past Tuesday for our incoming 9th grade parents. Although I recognized several familiar faces, we always have brand new parents that we're welcoming to the high school. This transition can be stressful, especially when making scheduling decisions. If you have family, friends, or neighbors that will be new to DJHS, please take a minute and offer a supportive hand. It is always nice to hear from those who have walked the walk before you. 

The Winter Wonderland dance is upon us this weekend. Please see the information below if you're interested in helping to chaperone and/or bring in supplies. 

In case you missed it, our teachers recently paid tribute to some of our inspiring students. A big thank you to assistant principal, Jerry Obney, and Broadcast Video/English teacher, Jamie Pearson, for putting this video together!

Have a great weekend!


Winter Wonderland Dance

Chaperones are still needed for the dance this Saturday evening. As well, we need help with decorating on Friday, 8oz water bottles, white or silver mints/candy, chips, and pretzels. Thank you in advance and here is the link to the SignUpGenius:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4babaf292-winter

Food Drive Date Change: February 11-15

National Honor Society is organizing a food drive February 11-15 to benefit the Dublin Food Pantry. The pantry is most in need of the following items: toothpaste, individually packaged toothbrushes, shampoo, deodorant, peanut butter, pancake mix, canned tuna or chicken, and boxes of granola bars. There will be collection bins by the two primary entrances of Jerome. All donations are greatly appreciated, especially by our Dublin neighbors and friends who need them most!

Track & Field Meeting

Attention all athletes and parents interested in Track and Field this spring! We will be having a parent/athlete meeting about the upcoming season on Thursday, February 21 in the CPA here at Jerome. This meeting will cover all aspects of the upcoming season and is required for athletes and parents. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact the head coaches. 

Girls: Randi Beatty beatty_randi@dublinschools.net

Boys: Kalvin McRae kalvinmcrae@gmail.com

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 until March 1st. To order your transcripts or for any questions, please see Mrs. Vaccari in Guidance.

After the Fire

After the Fire is a presentation Dublin City Schools is hosting in conjunction with the Washington Township Fire Department on Tuesday, February 26, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Emerald Campus. Alvaro Llanos and Shawn Simons, 18-year-old college roommates at the time, will share their journey of surviving the tragic dormitory fire at Seton Hall University as college freshmen. Their courage to overcome adversity at a young age is both inspirational and educational, and offers informed insight regarding fire safety. This will be an eye opener for parents and young adults about an overlooked danger on college campuses and in our own community. It will prompt parents to start asking questions about the places students may be moving into as they transition from high school to college. A brief description of the event can be found here

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.

Parent University presents: The Pathways to College Affordability

If the cost of higher education is a concern in your family, please join Columbus State Community College President Dr. David Harrison and Dublin City Schools Superintendent Dr. Todd Hoadley for this important Parent U event on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at Dublin Jerome. This event is free and open to parents of students in grades 5-12. Learn more at https://www.dublinschools.net/YearSchedule.aspx.

2019 Quality Profile

Check out our new Quality Profile at this link and learn more about the Dublin Difference.

What Made Maddy Run Book talks

As part of Be Well: A Parent University event by Dublin and Hilliard City Schools, both districts are jointly hosting book talks about Kate Fagan’s book What Made Maddy Run.

You can register at this link. Kate Fagan will be speaking about the book on March 15 at 7 p.m. at Dublin Scioto. That event is free and open to the public.

2018-19 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. You can update your contact information by clicking on the “2018-19 Update Student Information” button in the upper left hand corner on the District home page, www.dublinschools.net.

Registration for Be Well Now Open

On March 9, Be Well: A Parent University event with Dublin and Hilliard City Schools will take place at Emerald Campus and Hilliard Darby. Choose from more than 100 sessions at either campus centered around student mental health and well-being. You can register at this link

Thomas Blood Drive on Feb. 20

You can donate blood at the American Red Cross Blood Drive taking place at Thomas Elementary School from 2:00-7:00 p.m.

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 of giving back!


Feb. 9-DJHS Winter Wonderland Dance, 8:00 p.m.

Feb. 18-NO SCHOOL, Presidents' Day

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

Feb. 20-Unselfie Author Michele Borba, 6:30 p.m. at Hilliard Darby (Part of the Be Well partnership event)

Feb. 21-Coffee with Dr. Hoadley, 7:30 a.m. at Barry Bagels, 5760 Frantz Road

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

April 9-DJHS SAT Administration (Juniors only)

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