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Dublin High School PFSO Gael Gazette – 11-1-2011

Important updates for Dublin High School parents from the Dublin High PFSO. Prior updates available here. Contact the Dublin High PFSO at

Dublin High School November Events Calendar

  • 11/1 Winter Sports Parent Meeting 7p.m., Sports Complex
  • 11/1 Amici’s Fundraiser for Academic Awards 11a.m.-9p.m.
  • 11/2 Sports Physical Night
  • 11/4 1st Quarter Report Cards mailed
  • 11/5 RAISE YOUR CLASS Gaela, San Ramon Golf Club, 6 p.m.
  • 11/7 Collaboration Day, release time 1:47p.m.
  • 11/7 Athletic Booster Meeting 7p.m Career Center
  • 11/8 Chipotle Fundraiser for Senior/Junior Classes 4-8p.m.
  • 11/11 NO SCHOOL- Veteran’s Day
  • 11/13 Food Truck Night Fundraiser 4-7p.m.
  • 11/14 Band Booster Meeting, Choir Room, 6:30pm
  • 11/16 ASVAB Career Exploration Test 8a.m.-12pm
  • 11/18 Principal’s Coffee 8:30a.m.
  • 11/21 – 25 NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break
  • 11/28 PFSO Meeting, 7 p.m. Career Center

National Merit Scholarship Program Congratulations

We are proud to honor seven seniors who have received letters of commendation and are recognized as Commended Scholars. Congratulations to Ronil Bhatia, Patricia Li, Irene Liu, Kevin Ngo, Alexander Palomares, Cecilia Wijayang, and Cathy Yuan.

Dublin High School has three seniors who are honored as Semi-Finalists in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Competition. Congratulations to Raymond Liu, Andrew Song, and Christian Wang.

Read more…

Winter Sport Parent Meeting

There will be a meeting for parents whose students wish to participate in basketball, soccer, and wrestling on Tuesday, November 1st at 7:00 p.m. in the Sports Complex.

Please remember that tryouts begin on Monday, November 7th. All paperwork must be turned in to Student Activities prior to tryouts including the physical form that needs to be signed off by a physician. If you do not have a physician, there will be a Sports Physical Night on Wednesday, November 2nd. For details please refer to the flier that was previously emailed out.

Signups going on now for ASVAB aptitude test

The ASVAB, the most widely used multiple aptitude test battery in the world, assesses a student’s ability to learn new skills and is a predictor of success in training and education programs.

The ASVAB Career Exploration Program offers more than just a test. 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.

Students will receive their results four weeks later and will receive a variety of information including a career-exploration guide, a comprehensive guide to military careers, a course-work planner and a series of activities students can use with their results.

The ASVAB is available for 10-12 grade students. To signup, your student needs to see Mrs. Barker in the Career Center.

The test will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 8:00 a.m.-noon.

Principal’s Coffee

Please join DHS Principal Carol Shimizu on Friday, November 18th at 8:30a.m. for her monthly coffee meeting. The meeting will take place In the Administration Building to discuss your concerns and answer any questions you might have.

Dublin High School Fundraisers Galore!

  • Amici’s Fundraiser for Academic Awards on Tuesday, November 1st from 11a.m.-9p.m. Dine-in or take-out and Amici’s will donate 25% of the proceeds to academic awards.
  • Regal movie tickets will be on sale every Friday directly across from Student Activities at lunch. Ticket prices are $7.50 per ticket for non-pass-restricted movies. Parents who want to buy tickets in bulk can contact Cyber Stacey at Movie ticket sales benefit the Class of 2014.
  • Fresh and Easy- Remember to save your receipts! DHS will receive $1 for every $20 spent. Just turn your receipts in to Student Activities. You can mail them to:

Dublin High School
8151 Village Parkway
Dublin, CA 94568
Attn: Student Activities- Fresh and Easy Fundraiser

  • Chipotle fundraiser on Tuesday, November 8, from 4-8 p.m (Amador Plaza Road in Dublin) benefiting the Class of 2012 and the Class of 2013. They will be donating 50% of the proceeds back to the classes. Look for a flier from Cyber Stacey coming soon.
  • Food Truck Fundraising Night at DHS will take place on Sun. 11/13 from 4-7p.m. Join the fun and support DHS PFSO, Athletic Boosters, and Band Boosters. The Food Truck Mafia will be here! Eat in or take out. The Cafeteria will be open for all weather dining. Food Truck mafia will donate 10% of sales.

Students Recognized for Integrity in Action

The following students were identified by their teachers has having demonstrated the Integrity in Action trait “I Am Responsible”. The PFSO would like to acknowledge these students:

  • Mackenzie Bullock, Bradley Buchanan, Jenna Clingerman, Carley Reger, Jacob Hicks, Clint Jackman, Kendra Clingerman, Ryan McRee, Canna Takise, Anthony Dugan

Second Seminar in the Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Las Positas Science Series is Coming The seminar, “Microbes Gone Wild – The Race to Diagnose Pathogens,” will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 6-7:15 p.m. in the Multi-Disciplinary Building 2400, Room 2420. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is $2.

The seminar will be presented by two LLNL experts: Holly Franz, Ph.D., Biomedical Scientist, Deputy Program Director for Biosecurity, Office of Strategic Outcomes; and Reg Beer, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineer, Principal Investigator and Associate Program Leader, National Security Engineering Division, Center for Micro and Nanotechnologies. The seminar is part of a series, “Theory to Practice: How Science Gets Done,” launched last year.

The abstract for the Nov. 8 seminar is as follows: “Protecting public health from the next pandemic or ensuring that you get the best care possible in the Emergency Room or other clinical setting requires fast and accurate diagnosis of infectious disease. Effective detection technologies must be fast, sensitive, and specific to the precise cause of the patient’s sickness. LLNL is working towards extremely rapid medical diagnostics that determine the exact bacteria or virus causing infection by recognizing the organism’s nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) fingerprint. We will discuss trends and specific technologies to meet this critical need in a much faster time than previously possible.”

For more information about the event, please visit the website at

HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) Coming to Dublin High

With over 50 clubs to choose from there is lots of choice for Dublin High School students for extracurricular enrichment activities. There will soon be one more option – a HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) chapter is coming to Dublin High.

Mrs. Janet Kaehms is the advisor of this chapter.  This chapter is wonderful opportunity for any student interested in a health science career. There will be
a National Leadership Conference during the summer in Florida this year.  HOSA is well recognized nationwide. (read more…)

The following HOSA officer positions are available:

  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer.

If your student might be interested in participating in this chapter, please contact the HOSA President, Sraavya Kakarlapudi at before
November 15th.

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