Diley Middle School's 2019 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 2019.

Letter from the Principal

We are excited to welcome the incoming 5th and 6th graders to Diley Middle School on August 15th. Our staff is looking forward to meeting students on August 14 at our Pop In Night. 6th grade parents and students are invited to the school from 4:30-5:15 pm and our 5th grade students and parents are welcome to visit  from 5:30-6:15 pm.  Our teachers will have presentations prepared and you can purchase some dinner from one of the food trucks.

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 1st: Welcome Days for students with the last name starting with A-M (1:30-3:30pm)

August 2nd: Welcome Days for students with the last name starting with N-Z (1:30-3:30pm)

August 5th: Chromebook pickup for 5th grade students (5:30-6:30pm)

August 14:     Pop In to Diley Event:

6th graders can visit from 4:30-5:15pm.

5th graders can visit from 5:30-6:15pm

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

5th Grade Teachers:  Christina Macioce and Amy Palmer

6th Grade Teacher:  Jeannie Krueger

Duty Aides:  Carrie Zimpfer and Rhonda Verbeek

Intervention Specialist: Laura Mosier

ESL Specialist: Debra Skarsten

School Psychologist: Rick Brenner

Para-Pro:  Melissa Held

Science and Social Studies Coach: Anna Meyer


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.

2019/2020 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

Pop-In Event at Diley

We welcome our students and families to our school on Wednesday, August 14th.  This will be a fun event where you can “pop-in” during a specified time to meet teachers, check out the classroom, and even get some food for dinner from our food trucks!

6th grade students and families can pop-in between 4:30-5:15pm.

5th grade students can “pop-in” between 5:30-6:15.

We will pass out free popsicles for our Diley students and have a photo booth set up where you can take your 1st back to school photo.

We are asking families to donate a game to our classrooms for indoor recess times if they can.  Games like Jenga, UNO, Crazy 8s, and Trouble are some examples.  We truly appreciate your generosity and the kids will be very grateful!

We can’t wait to see you!

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…….

2019/2020 Middle School Handbook

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

2019/2020 Handbook



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: 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 President: Josee Widener

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

Josee: dileymiddleptso@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.


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!

Welcome Days

Greetings from Diley Middle School! We are busy getting ready for a successful start to the 2019 – 2020 school year! This year we are offering something new. 

Parents will be given an opportunity to pick up their student’s homeroom placement and additional back to school information on Aug. 1, from 1:30 – 3:30 for families with last names beginning A – M and on Aug. 2, from 1:30 – 3:30 for last names beginning N – Z. 

But there will be some homework for our parents! In order to take advantage of this early pick up, parents must go online to the Pickerington Schools Back to School webpage and follow the steps to complete the required OneView Portal forms. It is critical for the safety of our students to have these forms completed as soon as possible. The forms include Emergency Medical Authorization, field trip permission, handbook acknowledgement and our device agreement for the Chromebooks. Follow the step-by-step instructions. Much of the information is carried over from last year when parents completed the forms and will simply need to be updated, a real time saver! New to the district? Please follow the instructions in Step 1 to set up your account. 

So what can you expect when you come in to pick up your placement packet? You will be given a checklist to direct you to individual stations. 

Station 1: Verification of Forms – Chromebooks will be set up to assist anyone who does not have their forms completed

Station 2: Parents may pay fees 

Station 3: Chromebook pick up for 6th grade students only 

Station 4: Pick up Homeroom placement packet. Please note that Welcome Days are for completing paperwork only. The building will not be open to tour or meet staff. 

***An important note for parents of 5th Grade Students****

Chromebook device pick up for students in Grade 5 will be Monday, August 5, from 5:30 – 6:30pm. Pick up will be held at Diley Middle School, 750 Preston Trails Drive.

A parent/guardian may pick up the device with or without the students. 

Remember to visit the Pickerington Schools website for more Back to School Information!

Team supply lists

Mrs. Byers, Miss Miller, and Mrs. Krueger
  • 1 Set        Earbuds to be left at school
  • 1               2 inch ring binder (Math)
  •                  1 inch ring binder (ELA)
  • 1               Clorox Wipes
  • 2-3 Packs   Sharpened pencils ( may need to restock during the year)
  • 6-8           Glue Sticks
  • 2              Highlighters
  • 1 pack     Colored Pencils
  • 1               Pencil Pouch
  • 1               Scissors
  • 1 box       Tissues
  • 1               Pack of Looseleaf paper (Math)
  • 2               Pocket folders (Math & ELA)
  • 2               Pocket folders with the middle 3 ring part (2 colors for        Science and Social Studies)
  • 1 pack      Red pens
  • 1 pack      Washable markers
  • 6-8           Dry Erase Markers
  • 1 roll        Tape for a Dispenser
  • 3 Sets      5  tab sheets for binders
  • 1 pack      Plastic sheet protectors (50+)
  • 1 pack      Hole reinforcement stickers (100+)
  • 1                Large eraser or eraser tops
  • 1                Composition notebook
Mr. Smith and Mrs. Macioce
  • 1 set       Earbuds to be kept at school (No Headphones or wireless)
  • 1             Stylus (inexpensive)
  • 1             3 inch binder (no zippered or trapper keeper)
  • 6             Folders (hole punched, plain, no pictures)
    • Red, Blue, Green, Orange, Purple, the last one can be black, yellow or  white
  • 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″x 3″ post it notes
  • 1             Clorox wipes
  • 2            Boxes of tissues
  • 1             Composition notebook
  • Girls      Gallon size zippered bags
  • Boys      Quart size zippered bags
Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Turner, and Mr. Fenner
  • 1 set          Headphones (to be kept at school…No Earbuds)*
  • 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                Dry eraser
  • 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                Box of 24 colored pencils sharpened*
  • 1                Pack of at least 6 binder dividers
  • 2                Composition notebooks
  • 1                Clorox Wipes
  • 1 box        Gallon sized baggies
  • 1 box        Quart sized baggies
  • 1                Hand sanitizer
  • 1                Travel size deodorant to keep in backpack (not aerosol/spray)
  • 1                3 or 5 subject notebook with pockets (optional)
  • 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 and Mr. Luther
  • #2 Pencils
  • 1 composition notebook
  • Earbuds to stay at school
  • Pencil pouch
  • Scissors
  • Dry Eraser markers (prefer blue and black)
  • 1  Highlighter
  • 1  Black sharpie marker
  • 1 70 page spiral notebook
  • 1 pack of glue sticks
  • 1 roll of scotch tape
  • 2  1.5 inch binders with 3 rings
  • 4 pocket folders (red, green, and blue-please get these colors and one any color of your choice)
  • Girls- 1 box of tissues
  • Boys- quart size zip lock baggies
  • optional- bag of individually wrapped candy (not chocolate) such as Dum Dums, Jolly Ranchers, Smarties

Please no mechanical pencils or zipper trapper keepers.


Mr. Kesselring, Mrs. Gillen, and Mr. Bauers
  • 4                     1 subject notebooks
  • 3                     1 inch 3 ring binder
  • 3 packs          Binder tab dividers (1 pack-8 count and 2 packs 5 count)
  • 3                     2 pocket folders
  • 1 pack            Loose leaf paper (either wide or college ruled)
  • 2                     24 pack pencils (wood or mechanical)
  • 1 pack            Pens (any color)
  • 1 pack            Colored pencils
  • 1 pair             Scissors
  • 1                     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
  • 1                     Invisible Tape
  • Optional       Clorox wipes/ Gallon or Quart Size Ziplock Bags

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.

Please do not allow students to bring the following items: Slime, squishies, fidget spinners, toys, or gum.

Mrs. Carr, Mrs. Palmer, and Mrs. VanBramer
  • 1-2 sets       Wired Earbuds to be left at school (No Headphones)
  • 2 packs       Pencils
  • 4                   Glue Sticks
  • 1                    Large pencil pouch (please no pencil boxes)
  • 1                    Small container or bag to hold ear buds so they don’t break
  • 4                   Different colored highlighters
  • 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
  • 1                    3 subject notebook (no trapper keeper)
  • 2                   Composition notebooks
  • 1 pack          3″x 3″ post it notes
  • Boys             1 container of Lysol wipes
  • Girls             1 box of sandwich sized zip lock bags

We will label items the 1st week of school

Mr. Duncan, Miss Emmons, and Miss Ghidotti
  • 1            1.5 inch binder
  • 1            Headphones (Not Earbuds) which need to stay at school
  • 1             Tissues
  • 3            24 pack of pencils
  • 1             Folder any kind used for taking information home
  • 1             Post it notes
  • 1             Pack of loose leaf paper
  • 1             Pack of 4 tab dividers
  • 1             Composition notebook
  • Boys only   Clorox Wipes
  • Girls only    Ziplock Bags (quart size)
  • The following is a list of items students should have everyday stored in a pencil pouch:
    • Highlighters
    • Markers
    • Colored Pencils
    • Erasers
    • Pencils
    • Pens
    • Scissors
    • Sharpies
Mrs. Luther, Mr. Lust, and Mrs. Klueppel
  • 1         1 subject notebook
  • 1         Composition notebook
  • 1         2 pocket folder with prongs
  • 1         3 ring binder
  • 1         Pencil pouch
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • 1          Eraser
  • 2          Dry Erase markers to start the year with (will need more)
  • 1          Tissues
  • 1 box   Markers
  • 1          Black Sharpie
  • 1          Take home folder
  • 1 set    Earbuds
  • Girls-   1 pack of loose leaf paper and 1 pack of wooden pencils
  • Boys-   Bag of non chocolate individually wrapped candy (Jolly Ranchers, Dum Dums, Smarties)