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Dublin High School PFSO Gael Gazette – 2-2-2012

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

You may have already heard that the MythBusters event is sold out.  No one (except badge-wearing volunteers) will be allowed to attend without a ticket.  If you already have tickets and find yourself not able to attend, please return them to the office.  For those of you still interested in tickets, we will be giving out information should extra tickets become available so wait for those instructions.

Dublin High School February 2012 Events Calendar

  • 2/1-15 Academic Block D Applications accepted
  • 2/1 Town Hall meeting 7p.m. Library regarding possible Bond measure
  • 2/2 Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest 3:30-5 p.m. Little Theatre
  • 2/4 Mock/Practice SAT 9am-1p.m. location assigned to students who sign up
  • 2/4 ACT Plan 8-11a.m. in the cafeteria
  • 2/4 Battle of the Bands 6:30-10p.m. Gym
  • 2/6 Collaboration Day, early release at 1:47p.m.
  • 2/6 Athletic Booster Meeting, 7p.m. Career Center
  • 2/8 Financial Aid Night, 6:30p.m. Little Theatre
  • 2/9 Talent Show 7p.m., Little Theatre
  • 2/10 Principal’s Coffee 8:30a.m. meet in Administration Building
  • 2/13 Band Booster Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Choir Room
  • 2/15 Chipotle fundraiser for Athletic Boosters 4-8pm
  • 2/15 AP/Honors Information Night 6:30p.m. Little Theatre
  • 2/17 Sadie Hawkins dance 7:30-10:30p.m. Cafeteria
  • 2/17 Winter Rally
  • 2/20 NO SCHOOL, President’s Day
  • 2/22 MythBuster/Engineering Academy Open House 7-8:30p.m. Sports Complex (by ticket only. Event is sold out. Doors open 6:30pm.)
  • 2/24 &25 Improv Show 7p.m. Little Theatre
  • 2/27 Collaboration Day Early release at 1:47p.m.
  • 2/27 PFSO Meeting 7p.m. Library Community Room
  • 2/29 Panda Express/Yogurt Land fundraiser for Academic Awards

Financial Aid and AP/Honors Nights Coming in February

Financial Aid Night will be on Wednesday, February 8th at 6:30 pm in the Little Theater. This evening workshop is open to all grade levels parents, but most importantly senior parents should attend to learn about the different types of financial aid, loans, work study and scholarships available for your students.

AP/Honors Night will held be on Wednesday February 15th at 6:30 p.m. in the Little Theater. Students that are interested in taking any Advanced, Honors or AP course should plan on attending this important meeting with their parents.

Academic D Block Applications Due

The Academic D Block application period is February 1-15. Applications are due by 12:30 pm on February 15th. The applicants will be using grades from Fall Semester 1 on this application.

Applications are available on the DHS website and in the Counseling Office during the application period dates. Students should apply after each semester completed at DHS with a 3.5 GPA or above (see application for all criteria). If anyone has any questions regarding Block D, please contact Maryann Campisi directly (925) 833-3300 x7050.

More details on Academic D Block available here.

Dublin High School Athletic Boosters 8th Annual Golf Tournament and Dinner

Please join us on Friday, May 4, for the 8th Annual Golf Tournament and Dinner to benefit Dublin High School Athletic Boosters. The Golf Tournament will return to the fun and friendly San Ramon Golf Club. Participation Fees include golf, cart, golf shirt, and dinner for the same low price of $150 per player. This year will feature great contests with great cash prizes!

If you are not a golfer, you can still join the party at the Golf Tournament Cinco De Mayo Dinner on Friday, May 4, 2012 at the Dublin Shannon Center! Margaritas and fajitas will be plentiful while bidding takes place at the silent auction. Dinner tickets will be $35 for grilled steak and chicken fajitas with bell peppers and onions, salad, tortillas, chips, salsa, rice, and beans. After dinner and the auction, you’ll be able to let loose on the dance floor. Gather your friends to reserve a table and enjoy a great night out to support all of our student-athletes. Reservation information will follow in the next few weeks.

This event takes MANY HANDS to make it a success. If you can volunteer a lot, or even just a little bit of time, please contact Brad or Shari Jackman at Go Gaels!!

Also, if you know of a local business which might like to sponsor the event, please contact Brad or Shari at Thank you for your support!

Battle of the Bands Fundraiser

Come and check out Adelyne, At Any Moment, and Sam Kless in the DHS Battle of the Bands on Saturday, February 4th. There will be a special performance by MdK. Doors open at 6:30p.m. Admission is $8 for Students and $10 for Adults with proceeds going to DHS Band.

Dublin High School Fundraisers Galore

  • Wednesday February 15th there will be a Chipotle fundraiser to benefit DHS Athletic Boosters. Please plan on dining in or taking out some great Chipotle food and Boosters will receive 50% of the profits! There will be a flier from Cyber Stacey coming soon.
  • Regal movie tickets will be on sale every Friday in front of Student Activities during lunch. Ticket prices are $7.50 per ticket for non-pass restricted movies. Please contact Cyber Stacey at or call Yvonne at 828-7060 or Stacey at 833-0884 to make arrangements if you want to buy in bulk or cannot make it to DHS at lunch time. This fundraiser benefits the Class of 2014.
  • There will be a Panda Express/Yogurtland fundraiser on February 29 to benefit DHS Academic Awards. Look for a flier from Cyber Stacey as the date gets closer.

Announcements for Dublin High Senior Parents

Deadline extended for Purchase of Senior Package

You may continue to purchase our discounted “Senior Package” through February 7. The cost for the three events (Senior Banquet, Senior Picnic, and Grad Night) is now $185. On February 8, the package price increases to $200. You can purchase each event individually at a reduced price — Senior Banquet ($50); Senior Picnic ($55), and Grad Night ($80) until February 7, as well. Just indicate which events your student will attend on the attached order form. On February 8, individual ticket prices increase to: Senior Banquet ($55); Senior Picnic ($60); and Grad Night ($85). For the banquet, remember to specify Chicken or Vegetarian Meal and Pajama Bottom size. Checks can be made payable to: DHS Class of 2012 Grad Night. You can drop off the form and payment to Student Activities, or mail it to Shari Jackman at 7343 Kolb Place, Dublin CA 94568. You can also purchase the Senior Package or individual events at

Memory Board Photo Collages are due by 4/5.

Opportunities from the Career Center

The Arthritis Foundation Summer Science Internship Program

The Arthritis Foundation is now accepting applications for our 2012 Summer Science Internship Program. Deadline: Friday, February 24, 2012 @ 5 PM

The Arthritis Foundation Summer Science Internship Program places outstanding high school and college students in the world renowned Rheumatology and Immunology Laboratories at Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco. Since it’s inception in 1982, this program has provided over 200 aspiring scientists the opportunity to work alongside cutting edge arthritis researchers. Through this internship students receive hands-on experience in the fields of rheumatology and immunology, with a focus on arthritis and related autoimmune diseases. Interns participate in either basic laboratory (bench) research or clinical translational/epidemiological (patient outcomes oriented) research. This exceptional internship program is designed to encourage these gifted young students to pursue a career in scientific study and research with an ultimate goal of inspiring them to focus their research potential on arthritis and related autoimmune diseases. Many graduates of the Summer Science Internship Program have gone on to pursue successful careers in the fields of medicine and/or scientific research.

This eight-week long internship is open to high school juniors and seniors as well as first and second year college undergraduates. Laboratory placements are available at the University of California, San Francisco and Stanford University. This program places 12 outstanding students in leading rheumatology/immunology laboratories at the University California, San Francisco and Stanford University. Students can learn more about the internship and apply through our Summer Science Internship Website:<>.

2012 High School Internships at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Interns will work with scientists or engineers on projects related to the Laboratory’s research programs. Assignments cover a wide range of laboratory tasks and assistance in basic research. In addition to their research assignments, interns will write a scientific abstract, prepare a poster to present at the end of the program, participate in a variety of workshops, and attend lectures and seminars. The internship runs from June 13 through August 3, 2012, and interns will receive a stipend of $2,000. Eligibility Applicants must be:

  • 16 years of age by the start of the program
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • High school junior in the 2011-2012 academic year
  • Attending school in Alameda County or Contra Costa County, CA
  • Applications Open 5 December 2011
  • Applications Due 3 February 2012

Selection will be based on interest in science, academic grades, teacher recommendations, and a good fit between the applicant, project and mentor.

Preference will be given to students from the Oakland, Berkeley, and West Contra Costa County School Districts. For more information:

Santa Clara University Saturday Engineering Exploration

Spring Engineering Education Days (SEEDs): The 2012 SEEDs program provides Bay Area high school students with a unique opportunity to explore engineering topics during April. Selected participants come to Santa Clara University over the course of three Saturdays (April 7, 21, 28) from 10 am to 3 pm and participate in workshops spanning the following engineering disciplines: bio, civil, computer, electrical, mechanical and web design. Workshops are presented in a typical university format, with a mix of lecture and interactive experiences. There is no cost to participate in this program outside of transportation to and from the university, and lunch will be provided. To apply for the program, students must complete an online application and submit a recommendation form by February 3, 2012. The application and full program details can be found at:

More pre-college summer enrichment programs for high school students available here.

Students Recognized for Integrity in Action

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

  • Eman (Mimi) Maghribi
  • Kellen Mitchell
  • Nolan Pashak
  • Matt Popelar
  • Mandy Millard
  • Ben Sher
  • Cassidy Hecking
  • Paolo Cordero
  • David John (DJ) Gaspar
  • Elizabeth Child
  • Charlie Groenewold
  • Noria Mitchell
  • Tatum Wheeler
  • Hailey Zummo
  • Charlotte Tanner
  • Andrea Crandell
  • Japna Kalra
  • Dylan Pedregon
  • Fiona Moreno
  • Jonathan Woo

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