Diley Middle School's 2018 Back to School Info

From supply lists to student handbooks, from school menus to easy ways to update your family's information online, this page is your one-stop shop with all the information you'll need to get your kids ready for school at Diley Middle School!


Information From The District

If you have not yet filled in your back-to-school forms and reviewed the important back-to-school information from the district, please visit the Pickerington Schools Back-To-School page for 2018.

Letter from the Principal

We are excited to welcome the incoming 5th and 6th graders to Diley Middle School on August 15. Our staff is looking forward to meeting students on August 14 at our Open House. Parents and students can visit the school from 5-5:45 pm or from 6-6:45 pm.  Our teachers will have presentations prepared that will begin promptly at 5 and 6 pm. Please arrive on time to ensure you receive all the important information.

At Diley Middle School, we care deeply about the success of each of our students. We have many goals we would like to accomplish this upcoming school year. One of our goals is to build positive relationships with our students, parents, and community members.

As we prepare for the upcoming school year, we would like to encourage our parents to view our webpage for updated information, including supply lists, upcoming events and newsletters.

In addition, we are asking parents to review information in Infinite Campus to ensure contact information, including mailing address, is updated. We anticipate sending out homeroom mailings at the beginning of August and want to make sure you receive the information in a timely manner.

Dr. Heather Hedgepeth


Upcoming Events

The following are the upcoming events to mark on your calendars.

August 14:     Open House:

Please choose one of two sessions offered.  Session 1 begins at 5 and session 2 begins at 6 pm.

August 15:     First Day of School

August 31:     No School – Professional Development

September 3:     No School – Labor Day

September 5:     2-hr Late Start Professional Development

September 12:     Picture Day

Welcome New Staff

Assistant Principal:  Kristin Cline

5th Grade Teacher:  Andrew Smith

6th Grade Teacher:  Candice Turnbull


Daily Schedule (Start/Stop Times)

Standard day

Start time: 8:40 a.m.

Dismissal time: 3:30 p.m.

Days with 2-hour delay

Start time: 10:40 a.m.

Dismissal time: 3:30 p.m.

2018/2019 School Fees

5th Grade

Digital Learning Fee $5.00

Science Supplies $6.00

Literacy Consumable $10.00

Total:  $21.00

6th Grade

Digital Learning Fee $5.00

Science Supplies $6.00

Springboard Book $17.00

Total:  $28.00

Open House Information

Please join us for our Open House on Tuesday, August 14. Please arrive promptly and report to your child’s homeroom during one of the two sessions offered. Our teachers will have presentations prepared to relay important information to our students and families. Remember, presentations will start at 5 and 6 pm. You only need to attend one of the sessions. Thank you.

Session 1- 5-5:45 pm or

Session 2- 6-6:45 pm

Pick Up/ Drop Off Procedures
  • Parent drop off is in the front of the building at Door B (by the cafeteria).  There will be a staff member in front of the building to greet your child beginning at 8:20 am.  We do not open the building doors until 8:20 am so please do not arrive before then.
  • Please make sure your child is prepared to exit out of the vehicle in a timely fashion to prevent a delay in the drop-off line.
  • Parents, please remain in the drop-off/ pick-up line at all times and do not have students cross over into or from the parking lot. We value the safety of all our students.
  • Bus riders will enter the school in the back of the building.
  • Walkers and bike riders will follow the walking path and enter through Door B (by the cafeteria).

Reminder: We do not have supervision for your child prior to 8:20 am.  Please do not arrive prior to that time.  Thank you.

Breakfast and Lunch Information

For those that choose to purchase breakfast or lunch at our school, we are continuing to use the My Payments Plus Program.  Remember this gives you 24-hour access to student purchases and account balances. Did you know that you can receive an email that lets you know when your child’s balance reaches a certain dollar amount? How nice is that?!!

Login to the My Payments Plus website

Breakfast:  $1.50

Lunch:  $2.75

Frequently Used Forms

Coming Soon…….

2018/2019 Middle School Handbook

Please take a moment to review our school handbook with your child before the start of the school year.


Middle School Handbook 2018/2019


From our PTO: Welcome and Volunteer Opportunities

Welcome to Diley Middle School PTSO

On behalf of the Diley Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO), we would like to take this opportunity to welcome each of you and your families to Diley Middle School!! Since this may be the first time at Diley for many of you, it is important to explain what the Diley Middle School PTSO is all about.

Our primary objective as a PTSO is to provide our school with funds, programs, resources, and services that will enrich and maximize the education of every child. To meet this important objective and afford services that are no longer covered by our school budget, we must fund raise. Though it may not be our favorite responsibility, it is a necessary one. Our main fundraiser for the year is selling Mumkins. Flyers will be sent home with each child at the beginning of this school year.

We do many wonderful things as a PTSO. Some of the things we do are: AR Store, Spring Fun Night, Super Games, Talent Show, Lunch with a Loved One and more!!! But as you can imagine, to meet all of the goals that we have, we need active participation.

Volunteering doesn’t mean a huge time commitment. And whatever your time schedule and interests are, we have a need for you. We have tasks that can be performed in the evenings, during the day, or that don’t even involve coming to the school at all.

Won’t you join us? Becoming active is really easy – and it really makes a difference! The cost to join the PTSO is $5.00 and we will meet the second Wednesday of the month at the school. This is a great way to meet other parents, learn what is happening at the school, and share ideas. Please follow us on Facebook for up to date information.

Please go to the convenient online form below and download the PDF to tell us what types of volunteer opportunities you are interested in participating in.

Again, Welcome to Diley Middle School!!


PTSO Co-President Cheryl Worth

PTSO Co-President Josee Widener

Please contact us if you have any questions, comments or want to meet up for coffee and chat –

Cheryl: cheryl.worth@yahoo.com

Josee: hamelinwidener@gmail.com

Diley PTSO Membership form and Volunteer form

How else you can help Diley…….

Fill out the District Volunteer Application and Code of Conduct. You can print the forms by going to the Volunteer in Schools link on the District website.

Follow us on Facebook! Please “Like” our Facebook page at Diley Middle School PTSO to receive updates.

Kroger Plus Card

To earn money for Diley, all you have to do is register your Kroger Plus Card online

Be sure to select Diley Middle School PTSO as your community rewards organization. Then every time you scan your Kroger Plus Card you will be helping Diley earn more money from the Kroger Rewards Program.


The PTSO has partnered with Shoparoo to help raise money for our school. With the free Shoparoo app, all you have to do to raise money for Diley is take pictures of your grocery receipts with your phone! Yes, it really is that easy. Our school receives a donation for every grocery receipt picture taken. There is no limit to how much money we can raise with Shoparoo. So please download the app and started taking pictures today.

Here’s how:

  1. Download the free Shoparoo app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
  2. Once it’s downloaded, select our school (Diley Middle School PTSO) as your cause and take pictures of your receipts!
  3. Invite other parents and members of the community to participate in this simple fundraiser.


Earn money for Diley every time you use your Target REDcard. When you participate in the Take Charge of Education Program, Target will donate up to 1% of your REDcard purchases to the school of your choice. It’s easy. Just go to target.com or call 1-888-755- 5856 and make Diley Middle School your school of choice!!


Email us!

Cheryl Worth: cheryl.worth@yahoo.com

Josee Widener: hamelinwidener@gmail.com

Team supply lists

Mrs. Porter and Mr. Lust
  • 1 Set        Earbuds or headphones
  • 1               3 inch ring binder
  • 1               Clorox Wipes
  • 2 Packs   Sharpened pencils
  • 2              Glue Sticks
  • 2              Highlighters
  • 1 pack     Colored Pencils
  • 1               Pencil Pouch
  • 1               Scissors
  • 1 box        Tissues
  • 2               Spiral notebooks
  • 5               Pocket folders
  • 1 Pack      Post it notes
  • 1                Black sharpie
  • 1 pack      Loose leaf paper
Mr. Smith and Mrs. Van Bramer
  • 1 set       Earbuds or headphones
  • 1             Stylus (inexpensive)
  • 1             3 inch binder (no zippered or trapper keeper)
  • 5             Folders (hole punched, plain, no pictures)
    • Red, Blue, Green, Orange, Purple
  • 1             Large pencil pouch (3 hole punched to go in binder)
  • 48          Sharpened pencils (2 packs of 24)*
  • 24          Colored pencils
  • 1 pack    Pens (multi colored)
  • 4             Highlighters (multi colored)
  • 1 pack    Dry erase markers (thick, multi colored)
  • 1 pack    Glue sticks
  • 1 pair     Scissors
  • 1 pack    3×3 post it notes*
  • 1             Clorox wipes*
  • 2            Boxes of tissues*
  • Girls     Gallon size zippered bags*
  • Boys     Quart size zippered bags*
Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Turner, and Mr. Fenner
  • 1 set          Earbuds or headphones (to be kept at school)
  • 1                Large zipper binder or trapper keeper with rings*
  • 48             Sharpened pencils (2 packs of 24)
  • 1 pack       Glue Sticks
  • 4                Highlighters (multi colored)
  • 1 pack       Markers (any)*
  • 1                Pencil pouch (3 hole punched)*
  • 1 pack       Dry erase markers (fine tip or chisel tip multi colored)
  • 1                 Scissors*
  • 2 boxes     Tissues
  • 1 box          Scotch tape refill
  • 5                 Folders hole punched with 2 pockets
    • Yellow, Purple, Green, Blue, Choice
  • 1                 Folder of choice as a take home folder
  • 1                 Black sharpie
  • 1 pack       Colored pens for note taking (optional)
  • 1                Shoe box sized plastic container with lid (to organize locker supplies)*
  • 1                1 inch 3 ring binder
  • 1                Pack of at least 6 binder dividers
  • 1                Ruler
  • 1                Clorox Wipes
  • 1 box        Gallon sized baggies
  • 1 box        Quart sized baggies
  • 1                Hand sanitizer
  • 1                Daily planner for homework assignments (optional)

Please label all supplies marked with a * with child’s first and last name.  These will not be community supplies.


Mrs. Banas, Mrs. Klueppel, and Mr. Luther
  • #2 Pencils
  • Loose leaf paper
  • Earbuds or headphones
  • Pencil pouch
  • Scissors
  • Dry Erasers
  • 1              Highlighter
  • 1              Black sharpie marker
  • 1 pack    Glue sticks
  • 1 roll      Scotch tape
  • 1 box      Tissues
  • 3             1 1/2 inch binders with 3 rings used for math, language, and social studies
  • 3             Folders (red, green, and blue-please get these colors)
  • Girls      1 hand sanitizer
    •     1 box quart zip lock baggies
  • Boys      1 tube of disinfecting wipes
    •     1 box gallon zip lock baggies

Please no mechanical pencils or zipper trapper keepers.  Thank you so much for purchasing these extra items.  We are looking forward to a great year with your children.


Miss Emmons, Miss Miller, Mrs. Luther, and Mr. Galvin
  • Pencils-   Enough to get through the year (restock as needed)
  • 1 set               Earbuds or headphones
  • 1 box              Tissues
  • 1 pack            Pens (red, green, blue, or black)
  • 1 pack            Colored pencils
  • 4-6                 Glue sticks
  • 1 pair             Scissors
  • 1 roll              Scotch tape
  • 4-6                Dry erase markers
  • 1                     Black sharpie
  • 1                     2 inch binder
  • 5                    Divider tabs
  • 3                    Folders (math, science, social studies)
  • 1 pack           Index cards 3×5 (lined or unlined)
  • 1 pack           Square post it notes
  • 1 pack          Loose leaf paper
  • 2                   Highlighters (any color)
  • 1                   3 subject notebook for Math
  • 1                   Pencil pouch bag
  • 1 pack         Markers (optional)
  • 1                  Planner for assignments (optional)

Please no switch bags or desk caddies for supplies

Mr. Kesselring, Mrs. Gillen, and Mr. Bauers
  • 3                     1 subject notebooks
  • 2                     1 inch 3 ring binder
  • 1 pack            Binder tab dividers (total of 8)
  • 3                     2 pocket folders
  • 1 pack            Loose leaf paper (either wide or college ruled)
  • 2                     24 pack pencils (wood or mechanical-enough for the entire year)
  • 1 pack            Pens (any color)
  • 1 pack            Colored pencils
  • 1 pair             Scissors
  • 2                     Glue sticks
  • 1 or 2 packs  Dry erase markers (fine or medium point)
  • 1                     Sharpie (black ink with fine point)
  • 1 pack            Highlighters (any color)
  • 1                     Pencil sharpener (small, non electric)
  • 1-2                 Earbuds that can fit in supply box or bag
  • 1                     Supply box or bag
  • 1 box             Tissues

Please label all school supplies with the student’s initials or name with a permanent marker before bringing to school.  This will help students find and identify supplies that are misplaced or lost throughout the year.

Mrs. Carr, Mrs. Falther, and Ms. Dickey
  • 1 set             Earbuds or Headphones
  • 2 packs       Pencils
  • 4                   Glue Sticks
  • 1                    Large pencil pouch (please no pencil boxes)
  • 4                   Different colored highlighters
  • 1 set             Markers
  • 1                    Pointed large scissors
  • 1 box            Colored pencils
  • 2                   Red pens
  • 2                   Black sharpies
  • 5                   Durable plastic pocket folders
    • Blue, red, Orange, Yellow, and Green please
  • 1 pack          Pencil cap erasers
  • 1 box            Tissues
  • Boys             1 container of Lysol wipes
  • Girls             1 box of sandwich sized zip lock bags

We will label items the 1st week of school

Miss Ghidotti, Mr. Duncan, and Mrs. Turnbull
  • 50                 Pencils
  • 1 pack          Pens
  • 1                    Planner for assignments
  • 2                   Highlighters (any color)
  • 1 pack          Markers
  • 2 packs        Expo Markers
  • 1                    Pencil Pouch (write name on it with a sharpie)
  • 2                   1 1/2 inch binders (label with student name)
  • 5                   Dividers (please label with: Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies, Specials) and place in binder
  • 1                    Folder (any color)  Label with student name and “Take Home Folder”
  • 1 pack           Lined paper (put in the back of the binder)
  • 2 boxes        Tissues
  • 2 pairs         Earbuds/ Headphones
  • 1                    Clorox Wipes Can