January 25, 2019

Dear parents,

Brrrr. Although it is chilly, it's nice to see the sun today! 

Scheduling is right around the corner for the 2019-2020 academic year. Starting this week and extending into next week, your child will be hearing from their current teachers about classes to take for next year. Please inquire at home about the scheduling of classes and what your son and/or daughter is considering for next year. The goal is a healthy balance. A good student schedule should balance rigor and personal interest. Sometimes those two work hand-in-hand, but sometimes students need a break during their day to invest in an area of interest. Feel free and reach out to your child's teachers or counselor if you have any questions.  

Have a wonderful weekend!


Parent Teacher Conferences

Conference Night will be held on Wednesday, January 30 from 3:00-6:30 p.m. Please contact your child’s teacher(s) directly to set up a meeting. 

Science Department Course Offerings Open House

For any parent and/or student interested in speaking to a science staff member about course offerings for the 2019/2020 school year, teachers will be available in E106 from 3:00pm to 6:30pm on Wednesday, January 30th to answer questions. If you are not able to attend during this time, please send an email with your question to your child's current science teacher for advisement assistance. 

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 visiting https://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 to mcjunkin_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 

Food Drive February 4 - February 8

National Honor Society is organizing a food drive from February 4th-8th 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!

Film Cameras Needed

Please consider donating your gently used film camera to the photography classes in the Art Department. As we explore both digital and traditional analog art, these cameras are essential and also great learning and express tools. The camera should be in good shape with manual or manual override use. Thank you from all the photography students...we really appreciate your help!

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.

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.

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 at Dublin City Schools to speak about the book at 7 p.m. on March 15. That event is free and open to the public.

2019 Community Champion Awards

The Dublin Chamber of Commerce and Dublin City Schools are now accepting online nominations for the 14th annual Community Champion Awards. The Community Champion Awards is a program that recognizes Dublin City Schools students (kindergarten through 12th grade) and staff members who exemplify the best of volunteerism, character, leadership, and a sense of caring and responsibility for others. Click here to nominate deserving students and staff.

Summer Job Fair for Students on April 6

In partnership with the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, Dublin City Schools is again hosting a summer job fair for students. The event is free and students are not required to register. Companies wishing to participate can register at this link


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

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

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. 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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