Mr. Dria's Home Page
Welcome Horticulture at JHS!
This program provides students knowledge and hands on experience to help them enter the workforce or continue on to college. We provide a foundation in Plant and Horticultural Sciences, Greenhouse and Nursery Management, Landscape Systems Management, and Turf Science and Management, Landscape Hardscapes, and an Agriculture and Environmental Systems Capstone Project. We also introduce students to Urban Forestry and Landscape Systems Management, Floral Design and Marketing. Students earn a science credit by taking this course (counts towards an Honors Diploma) and are exempt from a fine arts credit and personal finance credit if they complete the Horticulture program.
Horticulture/ FFA Important Events
We offer 2 major events to help students learn business, marketing, and customer service.
1. (*cancelled for 2020)The Holiday Show-Always held the Mon. before Thanksgiving, from 8 A.M- 6 P.M.
For the Holiday Show, student showcase poinsettias, cyclamen, Christmas cactus, ivy. and student designed live and artificial wreaths.
2. Annual Plant Sale- Always beginning the first week of May, from 8 A.M- 2 P.M.
Student have been busy in the greenhouse all year to offer many varieties of geraniums, new guinea impatiens, spikes, wave petunias, hanging baskets, ageratum, begonia, coleus, lobelia, petunias, snapdragon, sweet potato vine, mixed vegetables, and more.
Plant the seed of knowledge today to harvest success tomorrow!
Welcome to my website. Student will need a password to view notes, labs, homework, etc. At any time, please feel free to explore my website and utilize the resources that are here on this webpage. Go Polar Bears!
This is my 16th year as a teacher at Jackson High School and also my 12th year living in the community. I earned a Bachelors of Science and a Masters in Education at Ashland University and a Horticulture license at Kent State. I have always had a great love and passion for plants and the outdoors. I grew up on a dairy farm in Lorain County, where my parents still operate a 250 acre farm. I enjoy going back to the farm and working with my mom, dad, 5 brothers, three sisters, and extended family.
My wife and I are busy raising our two children. I am looking forward to a new and exciting school year and working with all of the talented students.
If you need to contact me, you can reach me at school or leave me a message.
Classroom School phone: (330) 837-3501 ext. 1540 Fax: (330) 830-8069
Voice Mail Extension & HomeWork Hotline #: 1540
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