Dublin Jerome High School
Take Responsibility, Always Growing, Better Together
Nov. 18, 2022
A message from me...
Last week I shared a little about my dad and his service in the military. This week I wanted to share a little more about my dad and how my relationship with him has shaped who I am as a father, husband, principal. The story is not necessarily one that would be a "Hallmark movie" but as Thanksgiving approaches, I want to express my gratitude for the life experience that has given many more gifts than sadness.
My dad, Dave, passed away 4 years ago this week in my first year as Principal of Jerome. He was in an auto accident and the cause is still undetermined. When I found out I was shocked by the cause of his death but not that he had died. My dad was an alcoholic and struggled throughout my life as an addict. I had come to terms that someday his addiction was going to be fatal. It didn't make it easier but it was something I had be preparing for.
Just because my dad was an addict did not mean he didn't love us. He was a hardworking, blue-collar guy that everyone liked. But between working 70-80 hours a week and his drinking, he missed out so many opportunities to connect and maintain relationships, especially with my mom, sister, and me.
Thankfully, I had a great support system of family, friends, and teachers that helped me navigate the times when I/we struggled. However, as I have grown older with my own kids, I recognize the sizable gap missing in my life without him.
The experience with my dad has made me acutely aware of the need for connection with my kids, my wife and others I care for. I am by no means infallible but this is a part of who I am. It has made me a better and I am so grateful to everyone for allowing me to grow and evolve.
Secondly, this experience has made me a better educator and principal. Our students, staff, and community require meaningful connections and relationships to be successful. These connections and relationships allow us to celebrate during the good times but also sustain us during the bad times. It fosters resilience and improvement. The work to strengthen our interpersonal experience at Jerome is extremely important to me each and every day.
It will not be perfect with this but we will strive to get better each day. I love my job because of the opportunity to meet, interact and learn with so many wonderful people each day. I am better because of my experiences in my life. I am grateful to my dad for doing the best he could. I love and miss him every day.
Thanks for taking the time to read. Over the next week or so take a moment to express your gratitude to someone. It will be worth it.
Have an amazing weekend!
Tolles Sophomore Visit
Jerome 10th graders will participate in our Tolles Visit is on Monday, November 21st. They will do so in two sessions: AM session (9:15-11:30) and PM session (12:15-2:30). All 10th grade students should plan on attending.
- Students received their groups in an email from Mrs. Hampton on 11/15. Please remind them to read that email.
- The opportunity to visit Tolles and learn about our Pathway programs is an important component of DCS 4 E's: Education, Entrepreneurship, Enlistment and Employment.
- It is important for students to learn about the opportunities available beyond our academics.
2022 Dublin Jerome Toy Drive (Nov. 28-Dec.2)
The Jerome Principal's Advisory Committee will be hosting a Community Toy Drive supporting Dublin PD's "Fill A Cruiser" Event.
- Please drop off unwrapped gifts at the Dublin Jerome Main Office from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. There will be a drive-thru area outside the Justice Center so people can make their donations from their vehicle.
- To help represent all age groups, please consider donating presents for children in two age categories: newborn to 10 years old and 11 to 17 years old. Gift cards are also accepted and can make an enjoyable gift for young adults.
Thank you for supporting this school community giving event organized by our Principal's Advisory Committee.
The Knot Coffee Shop has GIFT CARDS!
The KNOT Coffee Shop will be open next Thursday during Parent/Teacher Conferences from 3:00-6:30. We invite you to try one of our hot or cold coffee drinks while you are here.
We also have new gift cards that will make great gifts for your Jerome student! You may purchase in increments of $5.00. We are working on a mobile site for you to order. In the mean time stop by Thursday to purchase.
Attendance and Tardies
With the change is seasons we have seen an increase of tardies over the past couple of weeks. Please remind your student, especially if they drive to leave a little but earlier. Some reminders about tardies (pg. 55 Student Handbook):
- 3rd Offense: Detention and further infractions will result in escalation of discipline.
- Tardies to school reset every quarter.
Construction Update (11.18.22)
- Electric rough has begun.
- Interior heating has been installed.
- Exterior walls being prepped for masonry.
SEMESTER 1 EXAMS (Dec. 13-16)
Below is the link to our First Semester Exam Schedule for Dec. 13-16. Semester Exam account for 10% of the overall grade for students for the semester. These are important summative assessments that allow students to demonstrate learning.
Students are expected to take their exam during the scheduled times. Students are not permitted to move exams without prior administrative approval. (Please see pg. 17 of Student Handbook for specific details.)
Families that have planned to leave early for a trip must contact the Attendance Office to complete a pre-arranged absence form prior to exam week. Any student missing an exam will complete their exams when they return. All exams that need to be rescheduled will need prior administrative approval.
Please contact the appropriate administrator, school counselor or attendance if you have specific questions. We have asked teachers that receive emails from families forward to attendance. This process ensures that all parties are communicated with to make appropriate changes.
Click below for PDF versio of schedule.
🥎JEROME EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES and UPDATES 🎻
Theatre III Presents: Flat Stanley Jr.
It's that time of year for the Theatre III Advanced Acting Ensemble kids production. This year's show is "The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr.!"
Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, everyday ten-year-old until the bulletin board on the wall above his bed comes loose and falls right on top of him! The next morning, Stanley wakes up flat. In a whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley — the ultimate exchange student — scours the globe for a solution to his unusual problem. He's stamped, posted and sent from Hollywood to France to Honolulu and beyond. All this in an effort to become a three-dimensional boy once more.
Shows are November 17, 18 and 19th @ 7pm and a sensory friendly performance on November 19th @ 2pm. Tickets on sale now. See you at the show!
Attention all athletes interested in participating in Winter Track and Field.
We’ll be holding an informational meeting in room C106 after school on Tuesday, November 29th beginning at 3pm. If you intend to participate in Indoor/Winter Track and Field, please plan to attend this meeting. Also, be on the lookout for communications regarding Spring Track and Field after Thanksgiving Break.
Student Spotlight: Ethan Jiang
Jerome Senior, Ethan Jiang auditioned and was selected to perform in the NAFME (National Association for Music Education) 2022 National Honor Orchestra! Ethan was one of only 5 students from Ohio selected, and the only student from Dublin.
Ethan was selected to be in the National Orchestra not once, but three years in a row! Huge congratulations to Ethan Jiang!
October Celtic Way
Congratulations to our Jerome students who have demonstrated our Celtic Way values in October! Students are identified and recognized by Jerome staff. Well done Celts!
One Warm Coat:
DCS Literary Magazine
Looking for student submissions!
JEROME NEWS 11.14.22
👩🎓Student Services and Supports
Please join us for an evening with admissions representatives from The Ohio State University and Denison University. These experts will share their advice about how to approach the college selection process. Additionally, Dublin school counselors will share information about specific resources offered through Dublin City Schools related to this topic.
CLASS OF 2023 INFORMATION
Cap and Gown Winter Order Deadline
Graduation Order Extension - Sorry if we missed you - Don't miss the final Winter Early order Cap & Gown order deadline! SAT. NOV. 26TH
- If you already placed a cap & gown order, thanks for your business. If you still need to order custom school announcements, keepsake items, or 2023 merch, please place a new order online (click here ) before the winter deadline.
- If have not placed my order yet! good news…there is still time to place your 2023 graduation order. This includes your cap & gown unit, custom school announcements, 2023 graduation merch, and all other fun senior keepsake stuff!
2 easy ordering options:
Phone: 1-800-jostens (567-8367)
Questions? Please call Jostens. 1-800-567-8367
Name Verification for Class of 2023!
2023 Grads, please make sure that you clink on the following link to complete your name verification for your graduation diploma. Keep in mind that your name has to appear on your graduation diploma as it does on your birth certificate.
If you have any questions contact Ms. Byas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need Help or Support? Check out our Support Chain Resource! (Click image)
We are excited to announce the addition of a sixth school counselor to the Dublin Jerome Guidance team for the 2022-2023 school year!
Please note a change in counselor assignments.
A - Ch: Mrs. Lisa Bauer
Ci - Han: Mrs. Jennifer Rodgers
Hao - Lin: Mr. Tyler Baker
Lip - Pa: Miss Andrea Baylin
Pe - So: Mr. Andy Zweizig
Sp - Z: Mr. Aaron Bauer
Poinsettia Pick-up (11.22.22)
Thank You so much to those families, friends, neighbors that participated in the Jerome PTO Fundraiser. You helped us reach our goal! Thank You. Thank You. Your ordered items will be available for pick up on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 from 2:30 - 5:00 p.m. at Dublin Jerome High school.
Students are welcome to bring their items home with them from school but they must check out with our volunteers to ensure they receive the proper items. If you are coming to school, please pull up by the main doors on the Brand Road entrance.
We will have student volunteers available to retrieve your items and bring them to your vehicle. Give us a wave so we know you're here for a pick up. Please make arrangements with friends, neighbors or students to retrieve your items if you aren't available in the given time slot.
We hope that you will love your plants or candles. ~Jerome PTO
Thursday, Nov. 17
Syntero Parent Workshop Series
Syntero is offering a webinar, “Setting Boundaries with adolescents in the Age of Social Media” Nov. 29, at 6:30 PM. To participate, simply visit tinyurl.com/Syntero-Parent Workshops on the scheduled date of each webinar. Visit Syntero for more information.
High School Drama Performances
Our students are bursting with talent and our theater groups are no exception. Take a moment to peruse upcoming performances and purchase tickets using the provided links: Coffman Theater, Jerome Theater, and Scioto Theater.
There will be no school Wed. - Fri., November 23-25 for Thanksgiving Break.
🗓 UPCOMING EVENTS 🗓
JOIN THE JEROME COMMUNITY CALENDAR!
Wed, Nov 23, 2022, 08:00 AM
Dublin Jerome High School
Mrs. Donita Hampton(Last Names A-E)
Mr. Jerry Obney (Last Names F-Lin)
Ms. Ashley Small (Lip-R)
Dr. Bryan Arnold (Last Names S-Z)
Location: 8300 Hyland-Croy Road, Dublin, OH, USA
Principal Dublin Jerome High School