Poet in Residence at Norwich Elementary

Thanks to a grant from the Ohio Arts Council, the Norwich PTO, and ISPTO, Norwich students have been working with an author, poet and librarian. The Poet in Residence, Nancy Kangas, spent time in each classroom inspiring students to find their passion for poetry. In-line with grade level curriculum standards the students learned to communicate creatively while sharing their own voice through poetry. The students embraced one another’s works during a poetry celebration in their media center. Preparing students to be Ready for Tomorrow means letting them explore their individual passions through writing.

Blending Science with Language Arts

Seventh grade students at Weaver Middle School were able to interact with bionic research during a language arts class. The bionic research is directly connected to the novel Freak the Mighty, being read by all seventh grade middle school students in Hilliard. Lynsay Whelan from Touch Bionics in Columbus demonstrated different bionic prosthesis. The students were able to connect their fictional reading to a real-world application. Empowering students to connect the dots between different curriculums helps prepare them to be Ready for Tomorrow.

School Board Member Doug Maggied One of Tolles 40 at 40

Tolles Career and technical Center honored 40 individuals and organizations that have contributed to the district’s success over the past 40 years. The “40 at 40” honors were part of the district’s 40th anniversary celebrations. Individuals and organizations were nominated for the honor from former students, current employees, parents, and more. Hilliard City School Board Member Doug Maggied was one of the individuals honored. Mr. Maggied is also the current Tolles Board of Education President.

Bradley Homecoming Court

The Hilliard Bradley Homecoming Dance is Saturday, October 18. The theme this year is Under the Sea. Here are the members of the Homecoming Court:

Left to Right boys: Val D’Ambrosi, Bernie D’Ambrosi, Keegan Driscoll, Demias Heard, Jordan Haywood, Andrew Goins, Jackson Beard

Left to Right Girls: Alissa Spears, Riley Beard, Zoe Banaag, Allison Curl, Mikala Popovec, Natasha Battistelli, Sonia Guessas

Student Video Contest

Several students at the Innovative Learning Center have submitted videos in a contest being sponsored by the Ohio School Board Association. The student videos are meant to express their thoughts and ideas about how public schools make a difference. The contest is part of OSBA’s “Stand Up for Public Schools” promotional campaign. You can go to standupforOHpublicschools.org for more information.

You can click on the student names to see their videos.

Ian Bell and Minar Kahn