• Delaware City Schools values the many families that live in our community who have ties to the military. As a district, we understand that military youth go through unique circumstances and situations. We want every military family to know we are here to help. John C. Dempsey Middle School understands and values the unique situations that our students face every day.  We want every military family to know that we are here to support them, encourage them, and to give them the resources they need for success.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to your school counselor or administrator for additional support and assistance. This webpage is designed to provide you with easy access links to helpful resources. 

    John C Dempsey Middle School acknowledges and celebrates our military families and military history throughout the community in several ways, including:

    • Veterans Day events held throughout the district
    • Displays and recognition of past Veterans at certain schools
    • John C Dempsey Middle School is proud to be a Purple Star award-winning school. The award recognizes the school as being committed to serving military youth and meeting the criteria set forth by the Ohio Department of Education to be classified as military-friendly.
    • Veteran's Day Assemblies held at Dempsey and throughout the district.
    • Veteran's Day Parade in downtown Delaware. 
    • Public display of military support at Dempsey Middle School during the month of April to support Military Children.
    • Our school website with a link for military families and students to provide resources and agencies for support.

     Helpful Links for Military Families:

    The Purple Star Award-For military-friendly schools-recognizes schools that show a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation's military.  Schools that earn the award will receive a special Purple Star recognition to display onsite.

    Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)-The mission of MCEC is to ensure inclusive, quality educational opportunities for all military-connected children affected by mobility, transition, deployments, and family separation.

    Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission-The Compact provides information addressing key educational transition issues encountered by military families including enrollment, placement, attendance, eligibility, and graduation.

    Ohio Military Youth and Family Events Calendar - A listing of Ohio military youth activities and camps compiled by the Ohio Adjutant General's Department.

    Ohio Family Readiness and Warrior Support ProgramThe Family Readiness and Warrior Support programs are designed to teach Ohio's Service Members and Families to be "good fishermen" - knowledgeable, aware of resources, adaptable, and networked to succeed and grow from the experiences unique to military culture.  In addition to providing information, the programs provide a platform to meet and relate to other Service Members and Families who understand the challenges and experiences of military life - and the challenges of facing our geographically dispersed force.

    Military One Source-A central hub for the military community.  Provides information about military benefits, deployments, reintegration, moves, parenthood, retirement and more.

    Ohio Military Kids-A support network for military youth who experience a loved one's deployment.  Provides recreational, social, and educational programs for military youth in civilian communities geographically dispersed throughout the state.

    Delaware County Veterans Services-Assists in making applications for benefits administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) emergency financial assistance and information and guidance in obtaining aid from various federal, state, and local organizations.

    ODE-Supporting Ohio's Military Families-Information on a number of Ohio programs to assist military families.