Dublin Jerome High School
Take Responsibility, Always Growing, Better Together
September 23, 2022
A message from me...
I get the opportunity each and every day to be surrounded by wonderful students, staff and community members of Jerome. This week I was able work with staff, visit classrooms, and learn. It was so fulfilling and such a great example of what makes Jerome a wonderful place.
The journey that we are on during this 2022-23 School Year will have some detours or potholes. We are a place of human relationships and experiences and we would be naive to believe our journey will be a perfect straight line. In order for us to adjust for the detours or fill in the potholes as a collective we need to do the work, learn from success and failure, and be coachable.
Our growth as a building and community requires struggle and the discomfort we all feel at times is necessary for continuous improvement. I am grateful to be on this journey with all of you and am working hard every day to be the best version of myself. Thank you.
Rosh Hashanah is a two days celebration which marks the beginning of Jewish New Year. The celebration runs from the evening of 25th September till the evening of 27th September.
“Wishing our Jerome families that celebrate Rosh Hashanah…. May you welcome the new year with your loved ones and have beautiful festivities to enjoy!!!”
Our first night of Parent-Teacher Conferences is on Thursday, Sept. 29. If you have questions, concerns, or would like to just check in with your child's teacher, please email the teacher directly for an appointment.
Community Survey Open Now!
This is a unique moment for our schools. Our school district is a high quality district, but we can leverage many opportunities for our future. This process, which hasn't been done in decades, will help shape a unified vision, elevating our district to even greater heights. This is your chance to join the conversation.
Please fill out the Community Survey before the end of September. Here is the link: www.planning-next.com/dublin-city-schools-community/
Congratulations to the Class of 2022 Jerome Hall of Fame!
The Hall of Fame Committee is excited and proud to announce the DJHS Hall of Fame Class of 2022-2023.
- Mai Erana Salmeron - Graduated in 2015
- Aaron Huesman - Graduated in 2012
- Marla Morris - Teacher from 2004-2018
- Sybil Robinson - Graduated in 2015
- Andrew Schneider - Graduated in 2017
CLICK HERE to read more about them on our website. We will feature each one on our social-media accounts this week as well. They will all be recognized before the home football game this Friday at about 6:40pm.
If you know of a former student, former staff member, or an influential volunteer in our community who you would like to nominate for the Hall of Fame, you can do so by CLICKING HERE. Remember, this is NOT an "athletic Hall of Fame". We want to recognize ALL of our students, staff, and community who deserve to be recognized.
CLICK HERE to see everyone who has been inducted into the DJHS Hall of Fame in the past. You can also read their bios on the interactive kiosk in front of Guidance.
School IDs, Pictures and Retakes
School IDs: Students received their IDs in HR this week. Please let us know if you have any quesitons.
SCHOOL PICTURES: Pictures were delivered to Jerome late this week and will distributed to students next week. If you missed picture day or would like to retake, please see the information below. [PLEASE NOTE: Students in grades 9-11 must have their school picture taken on this date if they want to be included in the 2022-23 Yearbook. Seniors will have separate pictures for the yearbook taken in the coming weeks.]
Thursday, October 6th at 10:30am in the CPA Landing Area.
- All students that were absent on the first day's photography event as well as anyone requesting a retake picture.
- If students would like a retake of their original day picture, they can bring back that original package, give it to the photographer and we will take another picture and order the same package for them using that new image.
Construction Update (9.22.22)
- Pictures of progress below!
🥎JEROME EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES 🎻
A Night in Neverland Homecoming Dance
Saturday, October 8 from 8 to 11 p.m.
- Tickets go on sale, Friday, September 30 to October 8 - $20 each
- Grades 9-12
- Jerome Student, Jerome Student Guest, Guest from another school are the options to purchase - maximum two tickets per person and one needs to be a Jerome student.
Support Jerome’s PTO and order your HOCO Neon Tee by Friday, Sept. 23!
Get ready for the Jerome NEON OUT game! Sale ends at midnight on Friday September 23rd! Tees will be ready for pickup in Jerome's office starting Tuesday October 4th.
Sales support the Jerome PTO!
Dublin Jerome Pink Week!
Monday, October 10, 2022- Saturday, October 15, 2022
Join the entire student body and Dublin Jerome community as they bring cancer awareness across all of the fall sports, activities, hallways of the school and community!
Shirts are $15 each and all proceeds benefit Pink Ribbon Girls and their mission to serve those battling cancer in the Columbus area. Students will be encouraged to wear their shirts to sporting events throughout the week!
Deadline for placing your order (LINK BELOW) - September 25!
Shirts will be delivered to the school and pick up will be at Jerome on October 6 and 7.
Jerome Dublin Pink Week! - Pink Ribbon Games - Pink Ribbon Games
Join the entire student body and Jerome Dublin community as they bring cancer awareness across all of the fall sports, activities, hallways of the school and community! Shirts are $15 each and all proceeds benefit PRG and their mission to serve those battling cancer in the Columbus area.
Dublin Jerome Drama Club Presents...
One Stoplight Town is a story about people from a town so small that you might drive through without taking a second look. But if you stopped for just a moment, you might see a young boy and girl fall in love, a cantankerous grocery store owner coping with change, a son returning home while a daughter thinks about leaving, a beauty queen and a drum major striking up a friendship, and a handyman taking it all in while he fixes what is broken.
These stories and more are filled with fun characters, lots of humor, plenty of heart and the theme that change comes for us all, whether we are ready or not.
Ohio Political Engagement Project (Ohio PEP)
Ohio Political Engagement Project (Ohio PEP) is non-profit organization run by Central Ohio high students that aim to increase youth civic engagement. Their goal is to educate, engage, and empower high school students to be active in politics.
Ohio PEP will be hosting a three-meeting series for any community members of any age to learn about registering to vote, increasing civic engagement in communities, and policy issues to expect in the 2022 midterm election. It is open to individuals who are interested in learning more about voting, elections, and policies. Attendees can choose what events they would like to attend and do not have to attend all three. Attendees can sign up at https://forms.gle/628W4QrMVRamcUcB9 or https://www.ohpep.org/events.
Panorama Survey: Monday, Oct. 3rd
Student well-being is an essential component of educating the whole child. During the weeks of Sept. 26 - Oct. 7, 2022, Dublin City Schools students in grades 3-12 will participate in a questionnaire asking their perceptions about school and student support.
Dublin Jerome students will be asked to complete this survey on Monday, Oct. 3 during 3rd period. Please see the letter below for specific details about the survey.
Panorama Parent Letter 2022-2023
Dear Dublin Families, September 2022 Student well-being is an essential component of educating the whole child. During the weeks of Sept. 26 - Oct. 7, 2022, Dublin City Schools students in grades 3-12 will participate in a questionnaire asking their perceptions about school and student sup...
DYA Officials Needed
Dublin Youth Athletics (DYA) is recruiting youth basketball officials for the upcoming season.
The DYA Youth Basketball Officials program is open to 8th-12th graders.
Youth officials work games in the Boys 3rd-6th Grade & Girls 3rd-5th Grade Divisions of the DYA Recreation Basketball League. Regular season games begin in December and the tournament concludes in early March. Games are played on Saturday mornings and afternoons at elementary and middle school gymnasiums in the Dublin City School District.
Youth Officials earn $15-20 per game (games are typically 45-50 minutes) and can expect to work 20 to 40 games per season.
Registration to become a DYA Youth Official is OPEN through November 6.
Preseason training clinics take place on Sundays in November. All training is facilitated by licensed Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) officials. Additional information regarding training clinics will be e-mailed to all registered applicants.
For more information, visit https://www.dya.com/
Students may also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if they have any questions!
We have a variety opportunities for students to volunteer:
- Sunday October 23 from 1:00 - 5:00 pm: Wyandot Elementary Fall Fest: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0545ADA623A2FD0-fall1
- September 24 Jerome Celtic Clash (4-7pm/7-10pm): https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4DABA822A7F4C70-6thannual
- Any school day, 6th periodGrind 2 EnergyEmail Mrs. Dulin-Smith (email@example.com)
2022 Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon (Oct. 16 (7:30-3:00) Interested individuals can register by using the link below: Organize (columbusmarathonvolunteer.com)
Student Service Projects
Wanna help out some amazing Jerome Students? Check out these projects:
- Help Michaela meet her goal of $2500 for Walk to End Alzheimer’s
- Support members of Jerome and their internship with Leadership Initiatives' International Internship Program. We need your support to provide the funds for the public health campaign for the Nagari Medical Clinic & Maternity in Bauchi, Nigeria. To donate, visit our Global Giving site: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/teamph22194/
Yearbooks are In!
Yearbooks have been delivered and we have begun distributed. If students have yet to receive a yearbook, they will do so in homeroom next week.
As a reminder the Yearbook is student generated each year. We make every attempt to ensure it is as accurate as possible however, mistakes are made. Please understand that it is not done with intent and we do our best to correct and address each concern. We appreciate your help and support for our students and programs.
Educational travel experience to Thailand!
Your student is invited to join us on an upcoming educational travel experience to Thailand in Summer 2023! You can find all the details of the trip here!
When students travel, they expand their knowledge of the world around them, discover more about themselves, and grow more confident. These skills are critical for creating the global citizens of tomorrow, and I would love to have your student join me on this adventure.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time to hear all the details, including the itinerary, activities, academic opportunities, cost of this trip, and EF’s risk-free enrollment.
There are a few spots remaining on this trip, so I would love to discuss more about this exciting opportunity with you!
NHS Applications are OPEN!
Our Juniors and Seniors received the application for NHS this week. Please see the details below and be sure to check in with your child if they want to apply. They must do so using their school email.
Wednesday, August 24→ Application opens
Friday, September 30 at 11:59pm→ Applications due (NO LATE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED)
By November 1→ Notification of acceptance to NHS
Monday, November 28→ $35 dues must be paid
Wednesday, November 30 at 6pm→ Induction ceremony
Door Dash, Uber Eats, Etc.
We ask that students and families do not order from Door Dash or Uber Eats during the school day. This increase of traffic flow and volume in our reception area. We have many times where food is delivered and unsure who it is for.
We will remind students if they forget but we will ask that they not do it moving forward.
JEROME NEWS 9.18.22
👩🎓Student Services and Supports
AP Testing Registration
Attention all AP students. AP registration officially opens September 15th and will close at 3pm on October 14th, 2022. Registration can be done through PaySchools. Each exam is $98 plus PaySchool fees. Please select each exam you plan to take in the Spring.
Ohio University Meteorology Event
On Saturday, October 15th at 1pm, OUCAMS within the Ohio University Geography department will be hosting a virtual event to feature Meteorology both as a science and as a major in hopes of broadening the horizons of your students and exposing them to new opportunities. Students and faculty will share information on the program and their experiences as members of this community, including Professor of Meteorology Dr. Ryan Fogt, senior Erin Ashley, who will be the first graduate with the Broadcast Meteorology major, senior Maddy Zarembka, the lead forecaster for our on campus weather lab, and several other students and faculty members.
Here's the link: https://forms.gle/eRMRUXHXCtzAo9nm9
Virtual Healthcare Pathway Event
Columbus Suburban College Fair
The Columbus Suburban College Fair is coming soon! This event is happening on Sunday, October 9th, from 1-3:30 at Otterbein University. This provides students and families with the opportunity to explore a variety of colleges and speak directly with admissions representatives from all over the country.
Each college has a separate table where information is displayed and a representative is available to answer your questions. Over 100 colleges will be arranged alphabetically in the Clements Recreation Center on Otterbein's campus. Please have your child pre-register using this link and check out the attached flyer for more information about the event.
College Visits Begin September 12th!
Attention Parents of a Senior, Junior or Sophomore...
Colleges from all over the country will begin their visits to Jerome High School on Monday September 12th. We encourage your students to take advantage of this exciting opportunity to hear
presentations from Admissions Counselors from a wide range of schools. They will be able to ask questions pertaining to degrees, academics, and college life.
Colleges can sign up to visit M-F during 2nd,3rd,4th and 6th periods now through November 18th.
An email will be sent to your student with directions on how to register. Please encourage them to sign up.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Karen Adolph in the Guidance Department at email@example.com or 614-718-8276.
ASVAB Testing - Career Exploration Program
The ASVAB, the most widely used multiple aptitude test, assesses a student's ability to learn new skills and is a predictor of success in training and education programs. It includes an interest inventory and other activities and resources designed to help students explore the world of work and gain confidence in making career decisions.
We will conduct ASVAB testing for all interested 10th, 11th and 12th graders at Jerome High School on Thursday, September 29th at 8:00 am. Call Mrs. Vaccari in Guidance for more information and how to sign up at 614.718.8275.
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
PTO Dinner Volunteer Opportunities
Teacher conferences are coming up on September 29th. The PTO is providing dinner from City BBQ for our fabulous teachers that evening. Please consider signing up to provide some items for the dinner. Thank you for your contributions-they are appreciated!
Congratulations Week 5 & Final PTO raffle winners!
Student athletic pass- Melissa Kong
Parking pass- Melanie Maistros Kolp
4 Reserved graduation seats- Adam Hall
George’s Pizza Gift Card- Sacha Schroeder Bonny
Dublin Spirit Wear Tumbler- Jason P Roche
If you are a winner and have not been contacted directly about your prize, please pick-it up at the Jerome Office.
Are you looking for some laughs and fun? Only 1 spot left to sign-up yourself, a friend, a coach, teacher, or family member, thats ready for the fun challenge. Come join the fun this Sunday at 1487 Brewery, 7620 Industrial Pkwy, between 12pm-1pm and take your best shot.
- 3 balls for only $5.
- Every dollar will support the Jerome PTO!
- https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044cabae2da31-1487. (Please note DJHS in the comment area).
If you’d rather stay dry, no problem, try your best and buy some balls, or just cheer on the fun!
Last Chance to Share Your Thoughts!
Dublin City Schools launched a community survey that will be open during the month of September. You can complete the survey at this link.
Flu Shots Available This Fall
The District is offering flu shots for all students ages 7 and older. You can see the time for your child’s building and download the consent form at this link.
Congratulations to our National Merit Semifinalists
We are proud of the 26 Dublin City Schools students who have been named National Merit Scholar Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Learn more about these students and the honor at this link.
High School Only
No Working Wednesday on Oct. 12
Our high schools will operate on their normal schedule on Wednesday, Oct. 12 and not on the Working Wednesday schedule. This is because juniors will be administered the PSAT on that day.
🗓 UPCOMING EVENTS 🗓
JOIN THE JEROME COMMUNITY CALENDAR!
Parent Teacher Conferences
Please reach out to your child's teacher to request a conference.
Thu, Sep 29, 2022, 03:00 PM
Dublin Jerome High School, Hyland-Croy Road, Dublin, OH, USA
5:00pm Homecoming Parade
7:00 pm Football Game vs. Olentangy Berlin
**More details will be shared soon.**
Fri, Oct 7, 2022, 05:00 PM
Dublin Jerome High School, Hyland-Croy Road, Dublin, OH, USA
Dublin Jerome Commons
**Theme and more details soon**
Sat, Oct 8, 2022, 08:00 PM
Dublin Jerome High School, Hyland-Croy Road, Dublin, OH, USA
Helpful attendance reminders:
- If your student will be absent from school the best way to communicate with the attendance office is via email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Calls placed to the attendance line are not excused absences. Students must bring written documentation of the absence from the parent on the day of his/her return.
- If your family is planning on going on an extended trip, please reach out at least 3-5 days prior to the trip so that we may assist you.
- Per House Bill 410, failure to supply written documentation of the absence will result in an unexcused absence and the student may be considered truant. Additionally, once a student accumulates 38 hours in one month or 65 hours in a school year, only a doctor’s note will be accepted as written documentation of an excused absence.
- Please understand, if you call the school to report your students' absence, per district policy in accordance with HB 66, you will receive a call from the automated system.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact
Colleen Bender, Attendance Counselor
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