Assessment & Accountability Summit Recap

On Tuesday evening, November 18th the Hilliard City School District held the first Assessment & Accountability Summit. Over 200 interested parent, teachers, students, and community members attended the Summit on a frigid and snowy late autumn evening. It was a strong response to the growing concerns regarding the time the current assessment schedules take away from instruction and the stress high stakes assessments are placing on students and the education community as a whole. Read More

Station Sixth Grade Engineers

Students at Station are hard at work on their paper roller coasters. They are working diligently on building the frames and using many elements of motion. This is part of a unit on types of energy, potential and kinetic, as well as transfers of energy and the Law of Conservation of Energy. These Coasters allow for students to be creative, while still thinking about potential energy as an energy due to position. The idea of Read More

Darby Science Students Earn College Credit

Mrs. Rouch’s KAP (Kenyon Academic Partnership) Chemistry class welcomed Professor Thomas, from Kenyon College, as a guest speaker this quarter. Professor Thomas helped prepare students for the lab that they conducted at Kenyon College using Infrared and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy to analyze and identify unknown organic compounds. In Mr. Read More

Hilliard Recognized on the College Board’s 5th Annual AP® District Honor Roll

Hilliard City Schools is one of just 547 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 5th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. Reaching these goals indicates our district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for the opportunity of AP. Since 2012, we have increased the number of students participating in AP while improving the number of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.

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Hilliard Mayor Visits Horizon Elementary

Hilliard Mayor Don Schonhardt visited Horizon Elementary to talk with first grade students about being a leader. The students asked questions on how to be a good leader and learned what it takes to lead our community. The students listened as he talked about working with others to accomplish a goal. Inspiring our students to learn they can be leaders at Hilliard City Schools and beyond, prepares them to be Ready for Tomorrow.

Bradley Literature Classes Tackle Tough Content

Bradley was very excited to host their 2nd author visit this year on Thursday, November 13! Jay Asher deals with realistic issues that students face today. His book, 13 Reasons Why, deals with challenging topics, including bullying and suicide, issues that high school students live with in their worlds. Penguin Publishing sponsored this visit on Jay Asher’s tour 50 Schools in 50 States: Take a Stand Against Bullying. Hilliard Bradley High School was the only school selected for Ohio. Expenses were offset with a grant from the Hilliard Education Foundation.

Presidential Turkeys Visit Avery

Third and fourth grade students at Avery Elementary received a very special visit from some very special turkeys. Each year the President of the United States is presented with turkeys from the person serving as chairman of the National Turkey Federation. This year, Gary Cooper, chief operating officer of Cooper Farms in Central Ohio, serves as the chairman; therefore, Cooper Farms gets the honor of raising the presidential flock. Read More