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  •  Welcome Horticulture at JHS!


    This program provides students with 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 (which 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. The Holiday Show-Always held the Mon. before Thanksgiving, from 8 A.M- 6 P.M.

    For the Holiday Show, students showcased poinsettias, cyclamen, Christmas cactus, ivy, and students designed live and artificial wreaths. 

    2. Annual Plant Sale- Always beginning the first week of  May, from 8 A.M- 2 P.M.

    Students have been busy in the greenhouse all year offering 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.

    Thank you to FloristWare for providing floral pos software to our sales training station.  This system helps prepare students for careers in retail sales and business management.

    Plant the seed of knowledge today to harvest success tomorrow!

    Welcome to my website. Students 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!

    About Me

    This is my 19th year as a teacher at Jackson High School and also my 19th year living in the community.  I earned a Bachelor's 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.

    Mr. Dria
    School phone: (330) 837-3501 ext. 1540 Fax: (330) 830-8069
    Voice Mail Extension & HomeWork Hotline #: 1540
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