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Tharp Wins School Breakfast Award

The Ohio School Breakfast Choice Challenge recognized Media Specialist Dana Schultz and Tharp for their innovative and collaborative school breakfast practices. Ms. Schultz worked with community organizations and Aramark to coordinate efforts in educating students on the benefits of breakfast. Through grant money, they held a Smoothie Recipe Contest and they now offer smoothies for breakfast in the cafeteria. We thank you for your dedication and efforts to improve the lives and academics of your students with school breakfast.

Darby Painting Student Wins Scholarship Award

The Ohio Watercolor Society is pleased to announce the winner of the Hodnett-Hacker Memorial High School Student Scholarship for $1000 is Jennifer Dorsey a 2017 Graduate of Hilliard Darby High School. Her art teacher, Ms. Valerie Kulick Brown, also received $500 for art supplies for the Hilliard Darby High School art department. Jennifer’s watercolor painting entitled “Succulents” will be featured in the OWS 40th annual juried exhibition. The exhibition will open on June 30, 2017 and run through September 10, 2017. The Ohio Watercolor Society is a non-profit arts organization. This highly competitive juried show annually attracts entries from the entire state of Ohio and areas along its boundaries. The Ohio Watercolor Society was established in 1978 to further the stature of aqueous painting as a major art medium, and to assist in the education of Ohio artists and the public.

Gifted Changes for 2017/18

In Hilliard, we pride ourselves on providing a personalized learning experience for every student. In 2015, we determined that an audit of our gifted services and policies was in order. A Gifted Task Force was convened in the fall of 2015 that was composed of parents of gifted students, classroom and gifted teachers, administrators from all levels, the school board, and other school staff. The task force’s purpose was to gather fiscally responsible best-practice findings for gifted education delivery models. Read More

Caterpillars and Butterflies in Third Grade

Third graders across the district observe the complete life cycle of butterflies. Students start with caterpillars that are smaller than an inch and watch them grow, turn into chrysalides and then emerge as beautiful insects in four weeks. They have the opportunity to see this life cycle and explore others as part of our science curriculum. This authentic learning opportunity gives students the chance to be a part of their curriculum, and not just read from a book. The students learn more than just the science,they learn about being responsible for another living creature. This is one of the most engaging science units in third grade.

Running a Healthy Restaurant

The students in Megan Dietz’s Family and Consumer Science class opened their own healthy restaurant. his was the final project for these Weaver students. They worked in groups to create a healthy restaurant that would be started here in Hilliard. The students researched healthy recipes and then made those in class. They reported to the class on why they chose the ingredients they did based off nutritional information they had learned about. Giving students the chance to practice what they are learning prepares them to be Ready for Tomorrow.

My Principal, a Superhero

Students at Beacon elementary challenged to draw their principal as a superhero. As part of the Scholastic Reading Clubs’ Captain Underpants Movie Contest, many students took the opportunity to draw Mr. Sparks. We want to congratulate Kaylie Hoane and Nnamdi Ubadineke for being selected as one of the ten runners-up! This is an AMAZING accomplishment, as there were more than 10,000 entrants from around the country.