Become Part of the Good Things Happening at John Dickinson High School


Dickinson Support Association is the parent-teacher organization (PTO) for John Dickinson High School in Wilmington, Delaware. We’re working hard to support our school and we encourage you to join us!

We meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the school library. If you can’t make it to the meetings, you can keep informed by liking us on Facebook. Fill out our membership form to be added to our email list for updates about events and volunteer opportunities.

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Earn money for your team or club by selling concessions at events held at Dickinson and University of Delaware. Visit SignUp Genius for 24/7 access to upcoming volunteer opportunities.


Dickinson Football Ends Its Varsity Season

You may have heard that there will be no more varsity football games this season. Read the full story on

We’re sad for the student-athletes but are glad that the school is putting their safety first. For the DSA, it means the loss of football concessions which generated funds for after prom, among other things. If you planned to work football concessions, please see if there are other times you could volunteer with us. Visit SignUp Genius to see available slots.

Lunchtime Spirit Wear Sale

Dickinson spirit wear will be on sale during all lunch periods on Monday, September 25. Cash, credit/debit cards, and checks made out to “Dickinson Support Association” will be accepted.

Spirit wear hoodies and long sleeve t-shirts are allowed under the school uniform policy as long as your student wears a polo or collared shirt underneath.

Here’s what’s available:

  • Gray hoodies: Small-XL, $20; XL and Tall, $25.
  • Black hoodies: Small-XL, $25; XL and Tall, $30.
  • Navy blue long sleeve t-shirts: Small-XL, $10; XL and Tall, $15.
  • Beanie hat with embroidered logo: $8.
  • Rams logo pop socket: $5. (A pop socket is a cell phone accessory that gives you a secure grip for texting or taking a selfie, and for propping your phone up to watch a video.)

Urgent Need for Volunteers

As you may know, adult and students who volunteer with the DSA earn $5/hour credit for the team or club of their choice. During the last school year, 23 JDHS organization earned money with the DSA.

We need your help! We have an URGENT need for volunteers for this Friday’s home football game and for the 9/30 UD football game. All events are listed on SignUp Genius.

We have already forfeited working the first two UD dates due to lack of volunteers. We only have one date covered (thank you, field hockey!). We are in danger of losing our contract, which will make it very unlikely that Dickinson will be allowed to work at UD in the future. The chance to make hundreds of dollars per game will be lost to Dickinson.

No experience is needed for any of our events, just sign up, show up, and we will train you. It’s easy and it’s fun!

Parents, grandparents, students, coaches: please find a date or two where you can help us out:

Back to School Night

Come visit the Dickinson Support Association table at Back to School Night, Tuesday, September 19 from 6-8 p.m. We’ll be selling spirit wear! You’ll also be able to sign up for our email list so you can get updates about activities and volunteer opportunities.

Back to School Night gives parents and guardians the chance to rotate through an abbreviated version of their child(ren)’s class schedule. Please arrive by 6 p.m. to pickup a schedule and get a brief overview in the auditorium. Most students do not attend, but you may bring them along if necessary. See you there!