The Diley Digest

April 14, 2023

April Calendar


April 18: SCI 5th Grade testing (part 1)

April 19: SCI 5th Grade testing (part 2)

-PTSO Meeting 7pm

April 20: Math 6th Grade testing (part 1)

April Virtual Family Engagement @6:30pm

April 21: Math 6th Grade testing (part 2)

April 24: Math 5th Grade testing (part 1)

April 25: Math 5th Grade testing (part 2)

Principal's Message

Diley Parents,

All students will be taking state assessments April 11th through April 25th. Testing will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. Please avoid scheduling morning appointments during the testing days. Students will be taking the assessments on their Chromebooks; therefore, it is imperative that their Chromebooks are fully charged the morning of testing. Students will also need to bring their earbuds or a headset (wireless earbuds will not be permitted). We are encouraging students to leave their cell phones, Apple watches, and other devices home during testing. If not, they will be collected each morning by their teachers and returned after testing each day.

Below you will find testing dates for both 5th and 6th graders as well as some helpful tips to help prepare your child for the test!

Testing Dates:

April 11. 5th grade ELA (part 1)

April 12. 5th grade ELA (part 2)

April 13. 6th grade ELA (part 1)

April 14. 6th grade ELA (part 2)

April 18. 5th grade Science (part 1)

April 19. 5th grade Science (part 2)

April 20. 6th grade Math (part 1)

April 21. 6th grade Math (part 2)

April 24. 5th grade Math (part 1)

April 25. 5th grade Math (part 2)

Testing Reminders:

  • Good night of sleep the night before testing

  • Healthy well-rounded breakfast the morning of testing

  • Fully charge chromebook

  • Bring earbuds or headset (no wireless/Bluetooth devices)

Want to get involved next year?

Attention all 5th grade parents and guardians:

We are seeking individuals to run the PTSO during the 23-24 school year. If you are interested and would like more information please email us at:

OR....come to our PTSO meeting on Wednesday April 19th at 7pm at Diley Middle School.

CommUNITY Fair Participation/Volunteers

Pickerington Local Schools is celebrating its 6th annual CommUNITY Fair! The fair is scheduled for April 29th, 2023 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Toll Gate Middle School. Our goal is to highlight and celebrate the diversity and community in Pickerington! We need volunteers who are willing to share about their countries and cultures. To sign up to volunteer, please complete this form:

If you have questions prior to your submission, please contact Dr. Michael Jackson at We appreciate your willingness to share your culture and talents with our community!

Fill up our yellow bin!

Doing some spring cleaning? Be sure to drop off your items in the yellow bin located in our school parking lot. We can take clothes, shoes, and linens. The school with most collected wins $1000!
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April Virtual Family Engagement

April Virtual Family Engagement

"Summer Reinforcement Programming"

April 20th, 6:30pm

This year's summer programming focuses on learning reinforcement for students who may need additional time with grade level learning. Join us on April 20th, at 6:30pm to learn more about summer opportunities that will be available for students in need of additional intervention. We will also share summer family engagement opportunities found in the Pickerington Community.

The Counselors Corner

Welcome to the Counselor’s Corner! Every month, the middle school counselors will share a bulletin board with the following information: hot topic, theme, and family resources.

Click here to see March's Bulletin Board:

Click here to see the Family Resources Board:

Family Resources

Check out the amazing information supplied by our school counselor on our family resource board! You can find everything from student planners to food assistance to information on dealing with stress and anxiety. Check it out here:


Ramadan starts on the evening of Wed, March 22, 2023, and ends the evening of Friday, April 21, 2023. If you have students who need a room to fast (so they are not in the cafeteria) and or a place to pray, please let us know.

Girls PHSC Golf Team Information & Golf Club

We are looking for strong females interested in joining our Golf Club (5th & 6th Graders) and joining our golf team for 7th and 8th and the High School Team. Please fill out the form so that we have the contact information and we can add you to the GroupMe. You will need to download the app and we will communicate this way. It works like texting.

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7th Grade Cheer

Ridgeview Jr High Cheer Meeting is scheduled for Monday, 4/3 at the PHSC Commons at 6:00 PM. Students and their parents interested in cheer are encouraged to attend.

A note from the nurse

The School Nurses are on Facebook and Twitter! Please follow them for important health tips and news about school health opportunities! On Twitter @PLSDNurses and on Facebook

Immunization Requirements for Students Entering Grade 7

Per the Ohio Department of Health, all students entering grade 7 must show proof of vaccination against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap vaccine) and meningococcal disease (MCV4 vaccine).

You may take the following document with you to your doctor to use as documentation of these vaccinations, or you may submit an immunization report with the dates of

both vaccinations. Please return this documentation as soon as possible to your child’s school nurse. If this is not provided during the grade 6 school year, you will need to send this information to the junior high that your child will attend prior to the beginning of the next school year. The middle school nurses will forward all immunization documentation received to the junior high nurses at the end of this year.

Keep informed!

There are a number of ways you can stay up to date on all things Diley.

Follow Diley on Twitter:

Follow Principal Koch on Twitter:

Follow our PTSO on Facebook:

Is social media not your thing? You can find all sorts of information on the Pickerington School District's website located at:

Diley Middle School

Principal: Eric Koch

Assistant Principal: Ashleigh Jackson

Secretary: Heather Ferns

Office Assistant: Stacy Gallion

Counselor: Gina Neilson

Nurse: Rhonda Carmel

Health Assistant: Robin May