Dublin Jerome High School
Take Responsibility, Always Growing, Better Together
March 3, 2023
A message from me...
This weekend we have a number of our programs competing in state or district level events. Our students, coaches and advisors have been working so hard and have earned these opportunities. I wanted to share an example our their mindsets has they head into these championships.
Last night our cheerleaders had one of their final practices before states and one of the senior traditions is to sign the cheer mats and leave a message for future Celts. The picture to the right has a message left by one of our seniors "You GET to". Over the course of this year there have been many conversations about mindset and the idea of "have to" vs. get to". Our kids and staff work so hard and you can see why they are so willing to do so in this short message.
By having this "get to" mindset there is never a day take for granted or an opportunity missed. When I saw this last night, I was overwhelmed with hope and pride. We are sending some phenomenal young people into the world and they are going to make a difference.
My challenge for you this week is to change some of your have tos to get tos! You may find that small shift in mindset does wonders.
I am so proud I get to be the principal at Jerome!
Good luck to all of our teams and programs in their competitions this weekend!
Construction Update (3.3.23)
- We have a walkthrough scheduled for Monday to overview work being done over Spring Break.
- Some of the most significant work will happen in C-Wing with preparation to expand the hallway. Due to the large number of classrooms and students this will help alleviate some of the crowding.
- I will share more details I learn next week.
Sorry no pics this week--a little wet.
🥎JEROME NEWS AND EVENTS 🎻
Boys Diving - Sargel places 17th at States
Last week at the 2023 OHSAA State Diving Competition, DJHS Freshman Mason Sargel placed 17th with a score of 272.75 (see full results here). He qualified for states after placing 2nd in Districts with a score of 470.00! This was Masons first year competing in Diving.
2023 Ohio Japanese Speech Contest
Congratulations to Tiany Guo and Saina Syed as they made it to the final rounds of the JASCO speech contest!!
They are 2 of 12 individuals will be presenting their speeches live in front of a judging panel and audience on Saturday, March 25, 2023, 1-4 PM at the University of Findlay.
NHS Food Drive!
NHS is holding a food drive for the Dublin Food Pantry from March 1-16! Food and hygiene items will be collected in 3rd period classes. The 3rd period class that collects the most items will win a donut party! Students who don't have a third period at Jerome can drop items off in the main office and enter their name into a drawing for a prize.
The most needed items are worth double and include individual toothbrushes, menstrual pads, diapers (larger sizes), baby wipes, laundry detergent, deodorant, shampoo, condensed soup, oatmeal packets, canned fruit, peanut butter, and pancake syrup.
Please consider donating to help the Dublin Food Pantry continue to serve our community.
Jerome's Junior State of America (JSA)
Last weekend, Jerome's Junior State of America (JSA) chapter attended the Ohio River Valley and MidWest's Winter Congress in Indianapolis! JSA is a non-partisan youth organization that aims to nurture students' debate skills and guide them into being effective civic participants.
At Winter Congress, Divija Kandru, Kanav Azad, Varun Dommeti, Maggie Capobianco, Isabel George, Oli Wood, and Anna O'Connell were granted the amazing opportunity to learn about activism initiatives, debate bills written by fellow delegates, and engage in thought talks! We were able to pass our non-consolidation bill, written by Isabel and Oli, in every Congress, have delegates speak on behalf of almost every bill, and win 3 best speaker gavels.
JSA is such an amazing community for each and every student! If you or anyone you know may be interested, please have contact Mrs. Hannah (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Chapter President Divija Kandru (email@example.com).
National Speech & Debate Association Achievements
Your school is a member of the , so we wanted to keep you in the loop about recent achievements by your students!
Members earn recognition through points and degrees in the NSDA Honor Society. Each new degree represents hours of learning, practice, and improvement by your students thanks to dedicated coaching.
The following degrees were earned at Dublin Jerome High School in February:
Congrats to FBLA!
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competed in events/competitions over the past two days at the annual SLC conference. 7 of our 9 participants got 1st place in their competition and are moving on to the national conference in the summer.
Lahari Donepudi - 1st place in Speech and Debate
Helena Lee - 1st place in Influencing
Olivia Wang - 1st place in Advertising
Olivia Wang - 1st place in Health Care Administration
Vaishali Ramakrishnan - 1st place in Human Resource Management
Rhea Saini - 1st place in Introduction to Business Concepts
Rhea Saini - 1st place in Introduction to FBLA
Sophia Kim, Ryan Rust, Ridam Shah, and Samiya Salman all placed high in their events as well.
Career exploration for middle and high school students
Columbus State hosts a variety of fun, educational summer programs for middle and high school
students, as well as entering college freshmen. Our summer camps give students an opportunity to engage in immersive activities and explore exciting career paths.
Topics range from cybersecurity to health care and other STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine) fields. We encourage students to sign up for as many camps that interest them! Our summer programming is often offered at no cost to eligible students.
Columbus State Summer Camps 2023
Engineering Basics Camp June 5-9
Additive Manufacturing Camp June 12-16
Robotics Camp June 20-23
GenCyber June 26-30
K-12 Enrichment | CSCC
With topics ranging from cybersecurity to health care and other STEM fields, students engage in immersive activities and explore exciting career paths with a variety of fun, educational summer programs. Eligibility: Rising 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade high school students, as well as rising college freshmenExperience: In-Person - Columbus State Main Campus Cost: Free Orientation: May 23, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Girl’s Lacrosse Booster’s Fundraiser
Celtic Yard Sign store is open again! Our fundraiser website will close on March 11th. We will open the website again in the Fall!
Show some school pride and celebrate your student by purchasing a yard sign that will benefit the Girl’s Lacrosse Team! You can customize the sign with the Sport or Club your student is involved in and add a name! Proceeds will go to GLAX team to help fund new uniforms and equipment for this year!
Just go to the fundraiser website: https://signsunleashed.com/celtics
Enter your information and payment. The signs will be shipped to GLAX and we will have a distribution day, so no shipping fee for you! Thank you for supporting Jerome Girls Lacrosse!! If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sales for 2023 Grad Banners are LIVE!!! See details below.
To order: Scan QR Code or click image.
🚨22-23 Yearbook Pre-Sale🚨
Yearbooks are available for purchase NOW through April 15.
There will be NO yearbooks available for purchase AFTER April 15.
The sales window is open to purchase a 2023 yearbook. Log into the Dublin Jerome website: Jerome Website click on student resources and select Purchase yearbook.
***For Seniors we encourage the ship to home option. ***
This allows for the yearbook to be mailed to your home directly from the publishing plant rather than coming to Jerome and having to schedule a pick up. Delivery is an option for any yearbook, but highly recommended for seniors.
Senior Ads for the Jerome Yearbook
Dear Senior Parents:
Your senior is graduating soon. Please consider purchasing a senior ad to celebrate your pride and their accomplishments. It's a great way to give a personalized message for your senior in the yearbook and/or show pictures of your senior throughout the years. Purchase a senior ad today and don't miss out on this great opportunity for your senior.
Sincerely, The Yearbook Staff
Pricing and size of ad can is shown in the image here.
To purchase click here: purchase senior ad-this will take you to the purchasing website.
Just follow the prompts provided.
Any questions, please email Mrs. Carrie McJunkin email@example.com
CLASS OF 2023 INFORMATION
Senior Photos for Yearbook
Seniors please check your DCS email for details on submitting photos for yearbook All forms are optional.
YEARBOOK PHOTOS: We encourage you to work with your parent(s) in helping to select photo(s) for the yearbook. They will not have access to the form, only you.
Senior & Siblings: please submit ONE photo of you and your sibling(s) who also attends Jerome. Label this photo with your last name_fist name
Seniors THEN and NOW: please choose TWO photos (ONE from THEN and ONE from NOW) of you and your friends. Label these photos with name(s) THEN and name(s) NOW
Superlatives: Please nominate any SENIOR who you think is the best for each category. There is a link in the form with ALL senior names. Please post the name (Last name, First name) when posting the nomination. Winners of each category will be announced at the senior dinner in May. All forms are open until Friday, March 17. Forms will not be available after 3:00 on March 17.
Superlatives: Please nominate any SENIOR who you think is the best for each category. There is a link in the form with ALL senior names. Please post the name (Last name, First name) when posting the nomination. Winners of each category will be announced at the senior dinner in May.
All forms are open until Friday, March 17. Forms will not be available after 3:00 on March 17.
LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!
DUBLIN CITY SCHOOLS LOCAL
Local Scholarships are provided by Dublin businesses, families and organizations for Dublin High School Seniors. Scholarship awards vary from $250-$5000. Applications for these scholarships will remain open through SchooLinks until 3:00 pm on March 1st.
For any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Adolph in Guidance at 614.718.8276 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Senior Information
Please use the links below to access important information for our Senior Class.
👩🎓Student Services and Supports
Service Academy Seminar
The offices of U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown and JD Vance will be hosting an informational Service Academy seminar on Wednesday, March 8, 2023. Please attend if you are interested in attending the military academies or ROTC. We open the doors at 5:30 p.m. and the event starts at 6:00.
In addition to the two Academy Coordinators from the US Senate offices, members from the congressional districts in central Ohio will also be there. A representative from The Naval Academy, The U.S. Military Academy (West Point), The Air Force Academy and The Merchant Marine Academy will be available to provide information and answer questions to interested students. Parents are encouraged to attend.
RSVP is requested: Sue_Klein@brown.senate.gov
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
CELTS, LEAVE YOUR MARK AT DUBLIN JEROME WITH A COMMEMORATIVE BRICK
With the new addition to Dublin Jerome High School, the commemorative brick patio is also getting some additions… your personalized Celtic Brick. The current brick patio was installed in 2014 to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the DJHS as a gift from that year’s senior class. Who knew that less than 10 years later, we would need the current additions to accommodate the incredible growth in our schools? The original patio will be relocated to the front of the school near the new school addition in the summer of 2023. The relocation allows us to add additional bricks to complement the original memorial bricks.
This is your opportunity to purchase a beautiful, engraved brick paver to celebrate and memorialize students, alumni, school team, club, organization, or your favorite teacher in a meaningful and unique way that is forever set in stone.
Fill out the information below to purchase your Celt Brick and then don’t forget to come to see your commemorative brick during the grand opening of the school next fall.
4x8 bricks are $100 and can have up to 4 lines with up to 21 characters per line (Recommended: 3 lines, 18 characters). All proceeds go directly to the PTO to support all students and teachers at Dublin Jerome.
Follow Jerome PTO on Socials!
Please join us on social media for the latest up to date information from the PTO
Summer Camps and Afterschool Programs
Looking for summer camps or after school programs? Check out Info Hub and Community Ed on our website. The Info Hub links to local organizations, such as DYA, Dublin Sailing Club and others. Check it out here. We also are posting all Community Ed afterschool programs on our Community Education page of the website.
Listen to Your Classmates at the State of the Community
The Coffman High School Pep Band and Jerome String Quartet will be performing at the City of Dublin’s State of the Community event, Thursday, March 9, 6-8 p.m. Bring the whole family to The Exchange at Bridge Park to hear about the successes and strengths of Dublin. Enjoy interactive stations and refreshments! Find out more.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Volunteer + Spread the Cheer!
Are you participating in the Greenest, Grandest parade next weekend? If you are, help share the fun and tag the City of Dublin in your photos on social media! It’s not too late to volunteer and join the experience! The City is accepting volunteer sign-ups through March 9. We’re looking for balloon handlers and costume characters!
Dublin 2024 International Educational Travel – Spring Parent Info Session
Several international educational travel opportunities are available for our students in 2024 and it’s time to sign up.. An in-person information session is planned for Wednesday, April 5 at 6 pm in the Coffman Library, for parents and students to come and learn more about the following trips:
Costa Rica & Panama
Austria, Germany, Switzerland
Greece & Italy
Check out the complete list of tour options here. Register for the meeting if you and/or your child(ren) are interested in attending and learning more. If interested but unable to attend, please register and select “No, but send information."
🗓 UPCOMING EVENTS 🗓
JOIN THE JEROME COMMUNITY CALENDAR!
Celtic Community Coffee
Details coming soon!
Wednesday, Mar 8, 2023, 10:00 AM
Dublin Jerome High School, Hyland-Croy Road, Dublin, OH, USA
Parent-Teacher Conference Night #4
Thursday, Mar 9, 2023, 03:00 PM
Dublin Jerome High School, Hyland-Croy Road, Dublin, OH, USA
End of 3rd Quarter
Friday, Mar 17, 2023, 03:00 PM
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