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Dublin Jerome High School Weekly Newsletter

Take Responsibility, Always Growing, Better Together
September 16, 2022
A message from me…
Good Afternoon!
Sorry for the shot note but we were jammed packed this week. More to come next week!
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Better Together,

2022-23 DCS Bell Schedule and Shuttle Schedules

2022-23 DCS Student Handbook

Community Survey Now Open!
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:

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.

Attendance Reminders
Helpful attendance reminders:
If your student will be absent from school the best way to communicate with the attendance office is via email [email protected]

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:
[email protected]

Parking Pass Information
Parking Pass sales is open for all students grades 9-12. Please feel free to email Mr. Pusateri if you have questions.
Lot checks will begin on Monday–students that do not have a pass will receive notifications and we will begin taking steps to ensure students are displaying their parking passes.

Construction Update (9.16.22)
The enclosing of C-Wing addition has begun.
A-Wing steel installation is nearing the end.
Continued nice weather is our friend!

A Night in Neverland Homecoming Dance
Saturday, October 8 from 8 to 11 p.m.
Jerome Commons
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 (here) – September 25!
Shirts will be delivered to the school and pick up will be at Jerome on October 6 and 7.

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.

We have a variety opportunities for students to volunteer:
Sunday October 23 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm: Wyandot Elementary Fall Fest:
September 24 Jerome Celtic Clash (4-7pm/7-10pm):
Any school day, 6th periodGrind 2 EnergyEmail Mrs. Dulin-Smith ([email protected])
2022 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon (Oct. 16 (7:30-3:00) Interested individuals can register by using the link below: Organize (

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:

Congrats to Hosun Kim!
Three Dublin Students students, Bodhi Bouttomy (Coffman), Esha Kanakia (Scioto), and Hosun Kim (Jerome) had the opportunity to participate in a paid tech internship at OSA Technology Partners this past Summer. In addition to gaining valuable experience and certifications, these students had the opportunity to design the logo/sticker for the upcoming Ohio Tech Day. This logo will be seen throughout Ohio as schools ramp up to take part in the 2nd Annual Ohio Tech Day.

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 [email protected] 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.

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.

Please see use this Registration Packet for more details and information. If you have any questions please reach out to Dr. Bryan Arnold, [email protected].

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!
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 protected] 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.

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