As part of National Read Across America Week Horizon Elementary received a visit from the Nation Education Association (NEA) Cat-a-van! Read Across America is a nationwide reading celebration. Preparing our students to be Ready for Tomorrow means inspiring a love for reading today. The NEA read a Dr. Seuss books to students while The Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 and Thing 2 helped the students take the Read Across America Reading Oath. As part of the celebration, Delta Dental made a financial contribution towards the school’s literacy efforts.
Sydney Boone-McDougall, a second grade student at Darby Creek Elementary, wanted to make the lives of sick children just a little better. She asked her teacher Amy Buscemi if they could do something as a class to help. So the second grade decided to make heart magnets for patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. To pay for the magnets they sold Kindness Grams for 25 cents. These are small notes students could give to classmates to let them know how kind they are. Second grade curriculum standards include introduction to economics and this teaches children how to plan an event and provide funding sources to pay for it. Giving children the opportunities to reach out to their community and help others, while being responsible with funding is preparing them to be Ready for Tomorrow.
Task Force Findings Provide Direction for District Vision Moving Forward
Hilliard City Schools intends to use research and information from months of student, staff and community dialogue to determine how to move forward with personal devices and technology integration in the classroom. Superintendent John Marschhausen, Ph.D., will share these findings and the district’s vision for how to integrate personal electronic devices for students during the March 11, 2014 Online Lunch with the Superintendent.
“Hilliard Schools is known for leading the way in education,” said Marschhausen. “So the question quickly became how we could use the power of personal electronic devices in classrooms, not if we would should. The Technology Task Force brought students, staff and residents together to critically think about what was the best direction for our school district and our community moving forward.” Read More
Hilliard City Schools is currently seeking candidates for the position of full time Maintenance. The ideal candidate will need previous experience working in a commercial building environment. The ideal candidate must have a working knowledge of the following: Read More
Hilliard City Schools is committed to providing a good value to our community and a great education for students. Watch as Superintendent John Marschhausen and Treasurer Brian Wilson discuss how Hilliard City Schools is ensuring every student is Ready for Tomorrow while also being good stewards of the taxpayer dollar during a recent Online Lunch with the Superintendent. Learn more about how Hilliard Schools provides a high-quality education, the district’s strong fiscal management standards, where funding comes from, where the money goes and what is being done to stretch every dollar in this engaging dialogue. Be sure to join the next conversation where a team of top-level administrators will be discussing Innovation in the Classroom and Technology Task Force Findings at noon on Tuesday, March 11.
One of the great opportunities I’ve enjoyed this school year has been the work of the Technology Task Force. I announced the creation of the group during my State of the Schools address in October. Since then, three separate groups of students, community members and staff members have been hard at work discussing, conducting site visits and looking into different ideas related to where Hilliard Schools wants to be with individual devices and technology integration in classrooms. All of the groups came together in January for cross-committee discussion and feedback related to this initiative. Since then our administrative team and staff members have been hard at work reviewing every comment and considering how we might take their key findings and put them into action in our schools. Read More
The students at Scioto Darby Elementary were honored to be the first school in Central Ohio to host the Poetry Box Project. The Poetry Box concept began with Kevin Cordi, Assistant Professor at Ohio Dominican University and one of the co-directors of the Columbus Area Writing Projects. In 1995 Kevin and a friend in Brazil decided to share stories between writers around the world. That began the Story Box project which inspired the Poetry Box dream. Read More