Each year during our Convocation Celebration three students, who have graduated from Hilliard City Schools, return to honor three of our staff members. Each recognition is meant to show all our teachers and staff how important each one is in preparing our students to be Ready for Tomorrow. Here is shortened video of this year’s honors.
This year a group of students from the ILC performed at the district’s kickoff celebration. The talented members of High Strung performed two songs, this was their second song.
As we start the new school year our passion for growth, our commitment to excellence, is on display. Too often we hear about new programs, compare ourselves to successful programs in other places, or simply talk about the changes we’d like to see in our schools. It is very easy to talk the talk; it is much more challenging to actually walk the walk. It is easy to see the value in progress; it is much more difficult to change behavior . . . to create the experiences.
We are so excited to welcome students back to the Hilliard City Schools. Part of the excitement of the start of school is capturing those first day pictures and friend reunions! Let’s work together to share and tweet all the excitement of the first day of school – Day 1.
Use #HCSD1 to tweet our students, teachers, drivers and parents as we experience the first day of school. Last year we were able to get #HCSD1 trending across the city! We hope to be able to share in your first day excitement after all, it’s the Hilliard Way!
This summer a team of our elementary school math coaches and teachers redesigned the course of study for elementary math. This will help our teachers by organizing resources and providing a more direct plan. The curriculum team will work with each elementary school to introduce the newly developed units, including key instructional points for each grade level. Also newly designed assessments that will be the same throughout the district will be rolled out. The way we teach math is changing, we need students to be problem solvers and thinkers and not just good at memorizing formulas. Preparing students to be Ready for Tomorrow means constantly reevaluating and redeveloping our curriculum to prove the most personalized education possible.