Dublin Jerome High School
Take Responsibility, Always Growing, Better Together
January 27, 2023
A message from me...
Having the ability to reflect on your default behaviors will allow you to have more disciplined responses. Our default is often influenced by emotions, habits, fear of discomfort or push back. Because of this it is so easy to drift to our default. Even when we know it will not produce the outcome we desire.
An excellent reflective activity is to think about your default and disciplined self and think about what does that look like? I will share that "Default Mike" has some really bad behaviors, "Default Mike" can impulsive, defensive, and hurried (to name just a few). When I am disciplined, I am thoughtful, intentional and empathetic.
While I do my best to respond with discipline in every situation, my friend "Default Mike" shows up and I end up getting an outcome that is not as desirable. Because our default is so comfy and safe we have to really practice how to respond with discipline. The more we practice, the closer we will get to having our disciplined behavior be our default behavior.
So how can we practice being more disciplined? There are 3 things you can do right now to start:
1. Press Pause: It helps gain clarity.
2. Get Your Mind Right: Allows you to have productive energy.
3. Step up and take action.
Next week we will start to dig in on some of the nuances. But in the mean time give it a try. It helps!
DJHS Choose Kindness Month begins Feb. 1st!
February has always been a month that needs some special attention. It is a difficult month for many also believe February is a month of opportunity. To that end February will be "Choose Kindness Month" for Jerome. There will be a number of opportunties for students and staff to "Choose Kindness".
I am a big fan of Steve Hartman. He does a segment on CBS called "On the Road". I watch them often but try to limit sharing because it would be every week. The stories he shares always give me hope about people.
At the end of December, he had a 1-hour special called "The Gift: Kindness Goes Viral".
I would highly recommend taking the time to watch. I would also give him a follow on Twitter: @SteveHartmanCBS
Also this week The Today Show showcased a research study by The Ohio State University that was published in The Journal of Positive Psychology (full document). The overall conclusion demonstrated that performing acts of kindness promotes social connection. Instead of the study you can watch the 3 minute video here.
During the month of February I am asking our Jerome community to commit to 28 Days of Kindness, including our "You Are Loved Week" on Feb. 13-16 (National Random Acts of Kindness Week is Feb. 14-20). I will share more details in the coming weeks but I am encouraging our community to come together for each other!
Construction Update (1.27.23)
- Touchdown work spaces have drywall and electric.
- Window frames on C-wing addition are being
- C-Wing addition first floor has finish drywall and paint.
The warm weather is helping in some ways but the rain is a bit of a nuisance.
🥎JEROME NEWS AND EVENTS 🎻
School Day SAT for ALL Jerome 11th Graders
Beginning in 2016 school districts in Ohio were required to select and administer a college entrance exam during the school day for the junior class at no charge to the student. The state’s decision to add this assessment opportunity aims to support students in meeting graduation requirements and planning for their futures. It is Ohio law that the District administers a college entrance exam free of charge.
Dublin City Schools will be giving 11th grade students the SAT this school year on Thursday, March 2, 2023. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your school counselor or Mrs. Hampton.
More details will be shared in the coming weeks.
Student Spotlight: Addie Yang
Student Spotlight: On Saturday evening, January 21st, DJHS Sophomore Addie Yang was invited to play the harp at the Ohio Theatre in the Young Musicians Showcase based on her performance in the annual Young Musicians Competition. Those who score at a certain level of excellence are invited to perform at the Ohio Theater before the Columbus Symphony Orchestra concert.
Addie started playing the harp at age 10 and has been taking private lessons for 6 years. She also plays the piano and can play the guitar a little. She is a member of the Youth Philharmonic of Central Ohio and Greater Columbus Community Orchestra.
This past weekend, she competed in the New Albany Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition and will be competing again in the Young Musicians Competition this Saturday. Good luck Addie! We look forward to seeing your success!
One Dublin Update
One Dublin is making its free shop more accessible by no longer requiring a referral. The free shop is open to anyone in the Dublin City School district who is in need of clothing and household items. Anyone 18+ with proof of residency can make an appointment by calling/texting 614.726.6958 or emailing email@example.com.
Lunar New year Celebration: Year of the Rabbit
We had a great time last Friday!
DJHS STUDENTS GET CERTIFIED IN CPR & AED
On Friday, January 20th, the students enrolled in Health classes at Dublin Jerome High School were certified in CPR as part of their course requirements. The State of Ohio requires all students to pass a Health class and part of the state's required curriculum is that all students be “taught” CPR and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). However, Dublin City Schools takes it a step further and provides that each student receives a Certification from the American Heart Association in CPR, the AED, and First Aid.
See link below for more details!
DJHS Students get certified in CPR & AED
On Friday, January 20th, the students enrolled in Health classes at Dublin Jerome High School were certified in CPR as part of their course requirements. The State of Ohio requires all students to pass a Health class and part of the state's required curriculum is that all students be "taught" CPR and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
Junior States of America Fundraiser Tomorrow!
College Credit Plus Resources for Families
Overview of Dublin CCP Options - https://bit.ly/CCPOptions
CCP Required Counseling Info- https://bit.ly/CCPPRes
CCP FAQ - https://bit.ly/ECCCPFAQ
CCP Step sheet - http://bit.ly/DCSECCCP
General CCP site for DCS - https://www.dublinschools.net/domain/763
DCS Pathways and Course and Career Handbook
As students begin to think about their schedule we also would like them to be thinking about paths they may want to follow post high school. Below are resources to help our families learn, discuss, and plan a schedule for next year that is personalized to the interests of each child.
Scheduling and Advisement Video
Course and Career Planning Website
Track and Field Interest Meeting
On Tuesday, February 7th, at 6:30pm, the Track Coaches and Booster Representatives will be hosting a parent and athlete information night regarding our 2023 outdoor season. This meeting will be in person and held in the CPA. More details will follow as we near the date.
Please note that all athletes and parents should plan to attend this meeting, unless there is a conflict with another school event. We will discuss important information and updates regarding this outdoor season. Please see Coach Beatty in C106 with any questions. We look forward to seeing you then!
Yearbook Story Competition
The Writing for Publications class will have a short story competition where the winner will publish their work in the yearbook. It will respond to the prompt ¨Beneath The Surface¨ which, depending on personal preference, can be taken figuratively or literally. The word limit is 750-1000 words, it can be any genre, and we will accept entries until March 1st.
Students can submit their work through The Anam website:
Link to Anam Website Yearbook Description and Submission
Writing for Publications class
Jerome Students--DYA NEEDS YOU!
Dublin Youth Athletics (“DYA”) needs YOU for the upcoming RECREATIONAL BASEBALL & SOFTBALL SEASON! We need high school aged players, umpires, and field crews.
- HIGH SCHOOL RECREATIONAL BASEBALL & SOFTBALL PLAYERS – High School DYA Recreational Baseball & Softball teams play in local community-based leagues with other teams from Northwest Columbus! Last season, we had multiple DYA baseball & softball teams in each of the leagues! Home games are at Avery Park and Dublin based fields. The DYA season does not conflict with high school spring sports. To register, just go to www.dya.com
- UMPIRES – We need HIGH SCHOOL AGED umpires (boys & girls welcome!) for the upcoming season for our recreational baseball & softball youth leagues (umpires are needed for our leagues that host ages from 3rd grade up thru middle school). This is a GREAT way to make some spending money!! The amount of money varies by league, age and umpire position (plate or bases) but varies between $ 25 and $ 50 per game. You schedule your own games, work as much as you like. Training provided. To register, just go to www.dya.com
- Field Crews: DYA will be hiring high school-aged students to assist with field maintenance for our softball and baseball programs for the Spring/Summer season. The program begins on April 1 and runs through July 15, 2023. Work is performed at Darree, Avery North and South, and Emerald Parks. Duties include lining and raking fields and setting bases. The pay is $15 per hour. For further information, please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Need more information? Go to www.dya.com
More Questions? Try the below....
DYA Recreational Baseball Director = Mike Matthews
DYA Recreational Softball Director = Waylen Jackson
PROUD Science Fair
On-line registration for 2023 Dublin PROUD Science Fair is open. Here are the details -
When: Saturday, February 11th, 2023, 8 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: Grizzell Middle School, 8705 Avery Road, Dublin, OH 43017
Who: Students of the Dublin City Schools, Grade 5 to 12
Fee: $ 20.00 per student to be paid at the Registration Desk
How: Register online at PROUD Science Fair 2023 Registration
Last day to register is February 8th, 2020
Please find Attached flyer with event details and registration link.
Students can generate their ISEF forms as they work on their project if needed.
Here is the link - https://apps2.societyforscience.org/wizard/
Email : email@example.com
Dublin Coffman Multicultural Club is pleased to invite all Dublin High School girls to the 2023 Girls Prom on May 6 from 6 - 8 pm at the Dublin Rec Center. This has been a tradition at Coffman for 16 years, and this year, we welcome all girls wanting to attend.
Why Girls Prom? Some of our girls come from conservative families who do not allow them to attend co-ed dances, and some girls are simply uncomfortable at school dances. Girls from all backgrounds come together, some dress up though it's not required, and literally get to let their hair down.
If any female staff would like to attend or help out, you are more than welcome. Please contact Danielle Dehmani-Roberts at Coffman for more details.
Have an Old Camera? Donate to DJHS
Do you have a manual SLR film camera gathering dust that you would love to put to good use? Consider donating it to the Photography department at DJHS! The Photography class explores darkroom photography and could really use more camera equipment.
If you have a camera to donate, please send it with your student to school and have them deliver it to the main office, where there will be a box clearly labeled "Camera Donation".
Direct any questions, such as whether your camera is the right type, to Mrs. Brown: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your consideration!
🚨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.
2023 Community Champion Awards
This unique awards program sponsored by the Dublin Chamber Civic Foundation and Dublin City Schools honors students and staff of Dublin City Schools for their contributions to the Dublin community.
Click here to nominate a student or staff member for the 2023 Community Champion Awards! Deadline to submit your nominations is February 20, 2023.
👩🎓Student Services and Supports
DUBLIN CITY SCHOOLS LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS 2023 WILL BE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS BEGINNING FEBRUARY 1ST.
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 open up on February 1st and will close on March 1st through SchooLinks.
For any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Adolph in Guidance at 614.718.8276 or email@example.com.
CLASS OF 2023 INFORMATION
General Senior Information
Please use the links below to access important information for our Senior Class.
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
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
Syntero Virtual Parent Workshop
Mental Health 101: Introduction to and Understanding Mental Health In Children and Adolescents
Learn how to recognize common warning signs and symptoms of common mental health diagnoses as well as what to do if you suggest your child is struggling. February 7, 6:30-7:30. No registration required. To participate, simply visit tinyurl.com/Syntero-ParentWorkshops at the scheduled date and time of the webinar.
Japanese Culture Class for Third Graders: Jerome's Japanese National Honor Society (JNHS) is hosting an after school Japanese program for third graders in our district. Classes will be held at Jerome High School on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 pm for five weeks. Registration for the class is first come, first serve, with spots limited to 30 registrants. Note: Transportation to and from Jerome HS must be self-provided. Link to register: https://tinyurl.com/dcsjapaneseclass
Nominate a Community Champion
Now in its 18th year, the Community Champion Awards honors DCS students and staff members who exemplify the best of volunteerism, character, leadership, and a sense of caring and responsibility for others. http://dublinchamber.smartcms.site/form/view/28190 to submit a nomination. The senior scholarship form is https://chambermaster.blob.core.windows.net/userfiles/UserFiles/chambers/1632/CMS/2023/2023-CCA-Scholarship-Application.pdf.
Deadline to submit nominations and applications is February 20.
🗓 UPCOMING EVENTS 🗓
JOIN THE JEROME COMMUNITY CALENDAR!
NO SCHOOL-Staff PD/WORK DAY
Fri, Feb 17, 2023, 08:00 AM
NO SCHOOL-President's Day
Mon, Feb 20, 2023, 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