Back to School at Diley Middle School in 2017

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 reviewed the important back-to-school information from the district, please visit the Pickerington Schools Back-To-School page for 2017.

Letter from the Principal

We are excited to welcome the incoming 5th and 6th graders to Diley Middle School on August 16th. Our staff is looking forward to meeting students on August 15th at our Open House .  Parents and Students can visit the school from 5-5:45 or from 6-6:45.  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 requesting parents 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.

8-10-17     Chromebook pick-up 4-7 pm @ Diley MS
5th graders and students new to DMS

8-15-17     Back to School Open House:  Parents and Students can visit the school and meet the teachers between 5-5:45 OR 6-6:45pm

8-16-17     First Day of School

8-29-17    Mumkins kickoff

9-01-17     No School – Professional Development

9-04-17     No School – Labor Day

9-06-17     2hr Late Start Professional Development

9-12-17     Picture Day

9-13-17     1st PTSO meeting at 7pm





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, KISS Luncheons 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 –



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 or call 1-888-755- 5856 and make Diley Middle School your school of choice!!


Email us!

Cheryl Worth:

Josee Widener:

Important Back to School Information

School Supply Lists (INDIVIDUAL SCHOOLS)

2017-2018 General Supply List

5th Grade

  • Earbuds
  • Multicolored Highlighters
  • Sharpened Pencils #2 (2 packs of 24)
  • Markers
  • Colored Pencils (1 box of 24)
  • Tissues (2 Boxes)
  • Glue Sticks
  • Pencil Pouch
  • Scissors
  • Fine Tip Dry Erase Markers (1 Pkg)
  • 2 pocket folder for music
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Colored Pens (1 box)
  • Gallon Sized Plastic Bags (1 box)
  • Scotch tape refill (1 box)
  • Fine tip black sharpie (1 pack)

6th Grade

  • Earbuds
  • Sharpened Pencils #2 (2 packs of 24)
  • Glue Sticks
  • Multicolored highlighters
  • Pencil Pouch
  • Fine Tip Dry Erase Markers (1 pack)
  • Scissors
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Fine Tip Black Sharpie
  • Red Pens (1 pack)
  • Tissues (1 box)
  • 2 pocket folder (2)

**** Please note that individual teacher supply lists will be mailed home with homeroom mailings at the beginning of August****

No book bags on wheels. They do not fit into the lockers.

Forms Forms Forms
In an effort to begin streamlining the process of parents filling out mandatory back to school forms, Pickerington Schools is launching an online system starting with fall.
This system will simplify the process of filling out required forms for your children, because much of the information will be automatically imported from Infinite Campus!
In order to introduce you to the system, we’re starting with three mandatory forms — the emergency medical form, student handbook acknowledgement, and a family information confirmation form.
For complete information, including instructions for creating your account and filling out forms, visit the District’s Back to School web page and click on “Complete Your Family’s Required Forms Online.”
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.

Strike Up the Band!

Strike Up the Band!

The Diley Sixth Grade Band is gearing up for an exciting year! Sixth graders will need their instruments for class starting the week of August 21, 2017.


– Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, Flute, & Percussion will meet on    Monday/Wednesday/Friday

– Clarinet will meet on Tuesday/Thursday/Friday

– For instrument rentals please call Music & Arts Center at 614-863-3200

– Contact Matthew_Hakes@PLSD.US with questions.


Looking forward to starting your child’s musical adventure!

Strings at Diley

Diley 6th Grade Strings Classes will begin meeting on Monday, August 21 (room t.b.a.).  For those students who have registered for classes and have already arranged for rental or purchased instruments from either The Loft Violin Shop or from Music & Arts, your instruments should be delivered to Diley during the week of August 21, if not sooner.  Cellists & Bassists may borrow school-owned instruments for use during our classes only: you will need your own instrument (rented or purchased) for practice at home.  School cellos & basses are available on a first-come, first-served basis; every effort will be made to ensure that there are enough instruments to accommodate all cello & bass students once we have a final “head count” of these students.  If you have any questions regarding strings class, please contact Ms. Braidech at either OR  I look forward to seeing all 6th grade string players on August 21!

2017/2018 Handbook

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

Middle School Handbook