Dublin Jerome High School
|Dublin Jerome High School|
|8300 Hyland-Croy Road
Dublin, Ohio, (Union County), 43016
|Type||Public, Coeducational high school|
|School district||Dublin City Schools|
|Superintendent||Todd F. Hoadley|
|Color(s)||Forest Green & Vegas Gold|
|Athletics conference||Ohio Capital Conference|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools |
|Athletic Director||Ryan Walker|
Dublin Jerome High School is a public high school located in Dublin, Ohio, northwest of Columbus, Ohio. It is the newest of the three high schools in the Dublin City Schools district. Jerome opened for its first year during the 2004-2005 school year. Though located in the southeast tip of Union County, Dublin Jerome primarily serves students in parts of Franklin County and Delaware County. The school's principal is Cathy Sankey, and the assistant principals are Bob Scott, Andy Wilkinson, Mike Aurin, and Ryan Walker. Jerome's mascot is the Celtic Warrior. Jerome was ranked number 143 in the Newsweek top high school rankings in 2013. In 2010, Jerome was honored as a Blue Ribbon School by the US Department of Education.
The band was formed in 2004 when the school first opened and was originally directed by Robert Gibson who was an assistant director for the Dublin Coffman Marching Band. Currently the Dublin Jerome Marching Band plays music under the direction of Brian Stevens and assistant director Micah Abrams. The Band has received a 'I' Superior rating at the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) state finals for its entire existence (2004–Present). Their highest score in OMEA competition is currently 277.75 scored during the 2013 season. The band has also competed on the Midstates Band Association circuit since 2007, scoring a 73.9  in its first season in finals.
The Dublin Jerome Orchestra plays a combination of both classical and more modern music. It is conducted by Michelle Adair and has three concerts per year. The last concert of the year is the Concerto Concert in which three soloists perform, accompanied by a full orchestra. Pieces performed in the past have included Faure Elegie cello concerto, Bruch Violin Concerto, Sergei Rachmaninoff's 2nd Piano Concerto, Tchaikovsky's 1st Piano Concerto, and other well-known works.
The Dublin Jerome Choir as a whole performs once at the yearly Holiday Showcase and once again in the springtime for an original concert. Each time the choirs have gone to competitions (most notably, OMEA contests), they have received a "I" (superior) rating. The two higher choirs at Jerome, the chamber group A Capella and the all-girl group Chorale, were invited to perform in New York's Carnegie Hall in April 2010.
A school tradition is to have a bagpiper lead the football team onto field every Friday night.
Dublin Jerome has had a Drama Club and a Theatre 3 Acting Ensemble since it first opened. Patricia Scott is the theatre director and is affectionately known as PScott.
2010-2011 Season: Moon Over Buffalo, Alice in Wonderland, Les Miserables, Three Weddings and a Funeral (Student written), Student Directed One Acts
2011-2012 Season: The Diary of Anne Frank, Peter Pan, Beauty and The Beast, The Baseball Show, Student Directed One Acts
2012-2013 Season: Rumors, 101 Dalmatians Kids, The Wizard of OZ, The Dining Room, Student Directed One Acts
2013-2014 Season: The Children's Hour, Honk! Jr., Legally Blonde: The Musical, The Curious Savage, Student Directed One Acts
2014-2015 Season: Leading Ladies, Seussical the Musical, Mary Poppins, Student Directed One Acts, The 39 Steps
Taking a show to the Ohio State Thespian Conference is a great honor. The following shows were either brought to the conference or given the opportunity.
In October of 2011 the Drama Club put on a production of The Diary of Anne Frank. It was adjudicated and an hour cutting was brought to the Ohio State Thespian Conference in spring of 2012.
In October of 2012, the Drama Club presented Rumors by Neil Simon. It was adjudicated and brought to the 2013 Ohio State Thespian Conference as a full mainstage show, presented on the Saturday of conference.
In October of 2013, the Drama Club presented The Children's Hour by Lillian Hellman. It was adjudicated and the school was offered to bring an hour cutting of it to the 2014 Ohio State Thespian Conference, but they turned down the offer. It featured a cast including Alli Goss, Meredith Post, Lauren Wisehart, Becca Olsen, Sydney Francis, Jessica Karem, and more. The set head for the show was Katie Sheridan. It was Stage Managed by Kyle Birdsall and Assistant Stage Managed by Drew Schroeder.
Dublin Jerome is an [OHSAA] Division I and Division II athletic high school. There are multiple sports teams for both men and women including football, soccer, cross country, field hockey, volleyball, wrestling, basketball, swimming, hockey, track, tennis, baseball, softball, golf and lacrosse. Although the school has only been open since 2004, Dublin Jerome has won multiple state championships.
The boy's lacrosse team won the OHSAA Division II State Championships in 2005, 2010 and 2011 and have won the Emerald Cup every year since 2005.
The Celtic lady golfers won the OHSAA Divsion I State Championship in 2014.
The girls' tennis team won the Division I State Championship in 2011, 2012, and 2014
- Connor Murphy - Professional Hockey player, First round draft pick by the Phoenix Coyotes.
- Cole Cassels - Professional Hockey player, drafted third round by the Vancouver Canucks.
- Chris Wood (actor) - Went to Elon University, re-occurring role in The Carrie Diaries
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