Parent e-News

Dublin Jerome High School

Jan. 24, 2020

Good Afternoon!

Even though it was a four day week it was busy and active. Students are well into the second semester and hard at work in their classes. Please note that next week is the fourth week of the quarter and parent-teacher conferences are on the horizon. Please take some time this weekend to discuss and review your child's progress. If you have any questions, concerns or need support, I would encourage you to reach out to their teacher.

I have been out and about in classes and this week and the level of engagement and learning that is going on here in our classrooms is a credit to our teachers and your kids. We are all working hard to help prepare them for success when they leave Jerome and head to their next phase in life. Thank you for sending your child to us each day and trusting us to develop quality learning experiences for them.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Celtic Way Winners

Congratulations to Sarah Sands, Katie Longwell, and Sarkar Shagnik being nominated for the Celtic Way! Thank you for being great role models in the Dublin Jerome community!

Mock Trial Success

Congratulations to the following students who earned awards at the Mock Trial district competition.


Outstanding Witness - Hainvi Gullapalli

Outstanding Attorney - Diva Sony


Outstanding Witness - Hanan Sjah

Outstanding Attorney - Rachel Ding


Outstanding Witness - Nithya Warrier

Outstanding Attorney - Amy Xuan

Model UN-Columbia University Competition

Congratulations to the Jerome Model UN Team who competed at Columbia University in one of the largest MUN conferences in the world! With 1 Honorable Mention, 2 Outstanding Delegates, and 3 Best Delegates, Jerome received the Best Delegation Award out of 42 international small delegations. We’re so proud of their accomplishments!

General Updates

Dublin City Schools Update

2020-21 Kindergarten registration is now open
Kindergarten registration appointments for the 2020-21 school year are now being accepted at this link. Kindergarten information nights are set for April 22 at 6:30 p.m. at all of our elementary schools. Hopewell and Depp information nights will take place at Emerald Campus.

Nominate a deserving student or staff member for a Community Champion Award

Each year, the Dublin Chamber of Commerce and our business community partner to honor students and staff who have given back during the school year. Nominations from the 2020 Community Champion Awards may be made at this link. Please take a moment to recognize those exemplifying the best in service, caring, and selflessness.

PROUD Science Fair registration
Students in grades 5-12 can participate in the PROUD Science Fair on Feb. 22 at Grizzell. Visit this link for more information and to register.

Be Well 2 is Feb. 29

Be Well 2 is at Emerald Campus and Hilliard Darby. The Gift of Failure Author Jessica Lahey kicks off the event at 9 a.m. with a keynote speech at Hilliard Darby. (Course registration coming soon.)

Feb. 6-“Whats for Dinner? Healthy Meal Planning for Busy Families,” Presented by P.E.R.C., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the Dublin Rec Center.
Feb. 14-NO SCHOOL, Work Day/Professional Development Day
Feb. 17-NO SCHOOL, Presidents’ Day
Feb. 22-Dublin Literacy Conference at Coffman
Feb. 29-Be Well 2 at Emerald Campus and Hilliard Darby

Door Dash, Uber Eats, Postmates, etc.

There has been an uptick of food deliveries to Dublin Jerome from the variety of delivery services over the past month and a half. While convenient and awesome (especially when you are craving that Popeye's Chicken sandwich), we are asking that students and families avoid using these services during school hours. We are trying to limit unnecessary disruptions and situations that detract from school-specific needs.

We appreciate your help in helping keep our school safe and running efficiently.

2020-2021 Scheduling Timeline and Materials

On Thursday students received their scheduling materials and watched a video prepared by our school counselors. Next week we will have student advisement in our classrooms. This is a very important time to talk with teachers to help develop a schedule that is the right fit.

During this time of year, we have quite a bit of misinformation about our offerings most specifically peers. Asking questions and feedback will help develop schedules that address the whole child and not just academics. Please ask questions and seek assistance as needed.

Below is the scheduling video and link to the full course handbook. Also below are our dates to share information and answer questions.

Jan. 27-Jan. 31: Advisement Week in classrooms

Feb. 4: 8th Grade Curriculum Night

Feb. 3-Feb. 11 Initial Collection

Feb. 12th-Feb. 21 Residual Collection

Jerome Announcements Live Stream

FINAL WEEKS TO ORDER: Deadline Approaching!

Cap, gown, and tassel orders are due by January 31st. If you haven't ordered those items yet, please be sure to do so ASAP to guarantee delivery in time for graduation. You will need a cap, gown, and 2020 tassel in order to participate in the ceremony on May 24th. The website for Buckeye Scholastic is Please see me in the main office if you have any questions.


Mrs. Huber

Order Cap and Gown

Deadline Jan. 31

Nominations for Community Champions

Now in its 15th year, the Community Champion Awards has recognized more than 3,100 students and staff members of Dublin City Schools. Each Community Champion receives a limited edition Community Champion Award medal. In addition, numerous seniors will receive a cash scholarship, one student in each grade K - 11 will receive special recognition, and a Dublin City Schools staff member will have a $500 donation made in his/her name to a school project of choice.

Nominate a deserving individual for a 2020 Community Champion Award at the link below!


They are all grown up. Celebrate your child and their future with a senior ad in our 15-

year anniversary edition of the Dublin Jerome Yearbook! It is the perfect way to show

your child that you are proud of them and wish them the best as they take the first step as

a young adult.

Please click on the link below for details!

Order a Yearbook

The Dublin Jerome Yearbook is now on sale. Please click on the button below or the Student Resources tab on the district site to order.

Dublin Jerome PTO

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! The Dublin Jerome PTO has a lot planned for this year:

Freshman Tailgate, Homecoming, Prom, Fundraisers, and Staff Conference Meals just to name a few.

To be successful, we need YOUR help! The PTO relies on volunteers

and donations to support these PTO sponsored events.

To Volunteer via SignUpGenius:

To Donate via PTO Website please click on the link below or here.

2019-2020 PTO BOARD


Lara Abou-Chakra

Jackie Calnon

Connect with us on Twitter and Facebook (see the links above).

Easy way to support Jerome and the PTO while you shop!

Amazon SMILE: To sign up, click on the following link to be directed to AmazonSmile/Dublin Jerome High School, log in to Amazon, and accept us as your charity! From that point on, you must login at in order for your purchases to count.

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS: click the link, login into your Kroger Plus account and enter the code LJ361.

GIANT EAGLE REWARDS: click the link, login into your Advantage Card account and enter the code 5066.

Thanks for all your support!

Student Health and Wellness

LEARN TO SMILE: A Positive Psychology Workshop

Could you benefit from gaining a stronger mental well-being? Would you like to lower your stress levels? If so, join the Learn to SMILE workshop, Monday’s after school from 2:45 pm to 3:15 pm in the library. This workshop will explore exercises in positive psychology to increase your life satisfaction. First session begins on Monday, February 3rd, after school in the Library. If you have questions, please ask Mr. Zesiger in room A113.

Dublin ACT

Our goal is to lead others in drug and alcohol use prevention. We have created a website to keep you updated on how to best support your children in their high school environment, as well as provide information on opportunities available for students. If you would like to receive a monthly newsletter or check out our website, please fill out the Google Form below with your email address. We want to best support you in keeping yourselves and your students educated!

Thank you!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email our advisor, Dr. GeorgiAnn Diniaco:

Or contact the youth directly:


News from the Jerome Athletic Department

In an effort to keep parents informed on Athletics-related items, Mr. Bline will provide updates that can be found in our Parent E-News. If you have specific questions, please contact Joe Bline or the athletic office and they will be happy to assist you. You may contact them via the information below. Thank you for your continued support of the DJHS Athletic Programs.

Please contact Mr. Joe Bline Athletic Director with questions.

Track and Field Meeting

For any athlete interested in participating in track and field, there will be an informational meeting for parents and athletes Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 7:00pm in the DJHS CPA. This meeting will introduce the outdoor season and give important information regarding our track and field at DJHS this year. Please plan to attend this brief meeting.

Any questions should be directed to Girls Head Coach Randi Beatty ( or Boys Head Coach Kalvin McRae (

From the Counselors Desk...

College Credit Plus

College Credit Plus (CCP) is Ohio's dual enrollment program that provides students the opportunity to earn postsecondary and weighted high school credits at no cost for college-and-career ready students. Dublin City Schools partners with Columbus State Community College (CSCC) to offer select enrollment opportunities at the Emerald Campus. There are also opportunities to take CCP courses on the campuses of Ohio State and Columbus State.

For anyone interested, there will be a mandatory family meeting at Dublin Scioto High School at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, January 28th.


The Dublin Local Scholarships are provided by local Dublin businesses, families and organizations. Scholarships vary from $500-$5000. Log in to Naviance and go to scholarships. A separate application and transcript is needed for each scholarship in which you wish to apply. Applications are open from January 31st until March 2nd. To order your transcripts and/or for any questions, please see Mrs. Vaccari in Guidance.

News from Emerald

If your student is still up in the air about participation in the International Baccalaureate Program or College Credit Plus, we are holding two advisement meetings at Dublin Scioto High School on January 28th:

6pm: International Baccalaureate Advisement Meeting for 11th and 12th-grade students: After a short informational meeting, students will have the opportunity to work through advisement questions with teachers.

7pm: College Credit Plus Parent Meeting for rising 7th-12th grade students: -

Important information and advisement regarding CCP will be presented. The meeting is required for registration and participation in 20-21, as CCP regulations and procedures change yearly. Important registration steps that need to be completed by April 1st will be covered. Makeup information will be sent out at a later date.

Contact Guidance

Click button for Guidance website or call 614-718-8275.

Dublin City Schools Parent University

In a large and dynamic school district such as Dublin City Schools, it can be difficult for parents to learn about all of the different academic and extracurricular opportunities available for their students. The goal of establishing a Dublin City Schools Parent University is to provide a vehicle that increases awareness regarding all of the programs the District has to offer, as well as some of the challenges and opportunities facing public education.

Please click the button below for the schedule.

Upcoming Events

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Advisement Week

Monday, Jan. 27th, 7:30am to Friday, Jan. 31st, 2:45pm

8300 Hyland-Croy Road

Dublin, OH

Students will have an chance to discuss course options with their current teachers.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, Feb. 4th, 3-6:30pm

8300 Hyland-Croy Road

Dublin, OH

This is the halfway of Quarter 3. Please reach out to your son or daughter's teacher if you have questions or need support.

Curriculum Night

Tuesday, Feb. 4th, 7pm

8300 Hyland-Croy Road

Dublin, OH

  • The presentation will be held in the CPA from 7:00-8:00 pm.

  • Curriculum specific advisement and questions can be answered from 6:00-9:00 pm in the Commons.

  • More details will be shared as we get closer to the date.

Week 5-3rd Quarter (Interim)

Friday, Feb. 7th, 9pm

8300 Hyland-Croy Road

Dublin, OH


Friday, Feb. 14th, 3pm

8300 Hyland-Croy Road

Dublin, OH


Monday, Feb. 17th, 7am

8300 Hyland-Croy Road

Dublin, OH