Throwback Thursday – The Dream Makers Among Us

A future Superintendent, willing to dream

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.

As Lady Liberty greeted thousands of dreamers to the new world, to freedom, and to the land of unending opportunities it was clear that everyone was welcome. The American Dream was available to all that cross the great ocean – to each individual that left the old world to experience the new. A better life, a limitless future was at the fingertips there on Ellis Island . . . it was in the air. It was magic! Read More

Wellness Programs

Hilliard City Schools is proud to work with an outside vendor to provide on-sight fitness training for employees throughout the year. Wellness Coordinator Debbie Youngblood says this is an important program because “we all know there is a link between having a healthy lifestyle and having enough energy, being productive, being focused and being resilient.” System of Strength is our on-site fitness provider. Employees taking the workout classes share in the cost. Wellness initiatives this year will include opportunities for staff biometric screenings and flu shots. Planning is also under way to bring more wellness programs to our students.

Help Wanted

Hilliard City Schools is currently seeking an experienced (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) HVAC Technician. The ideal candidate is responsible for maintenance, replacement and repair of building heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to Jobs@hboe.org Please place “HVAC” in the subject line of the email.

Consistency in Websites is Important

The Hilliard City School District formed the Education Advisory Committee in early 2014. This committee, comprised of approximately two-dozen parents, community members and employees, provides our team great conversation about the direction of the district.

One of the first conversations of the Education Advisory Committee was centered on our communications strategies and plans. Our district is proud of our communications efforts and eager to continually seek ways to improve our strategies. Ultimately, our communications goals are ever-changing . . . we continue to refine and reinvent our plans. Our website serves as a “home base” for communications and is a springboard for other opportunities. Read More

Davidson Theater Group Heads to Scotland

The Theater Department at Hilliard Davidson High School will perform Midsummer/Jersey by Ken Ludwig Saturday, July 26th at 2 p.m. and then head to Edinburgh, Scotland to perform as part of the American High School Theatre Festival. Tickets for this performance are $5. This will be the final performance of the Shakespeare-based farce in advance of the student trip to Scotland from Tuesday, July 29, through August 11. They will perform at the Church Hill Theatre in the Morningside neighborhood of Edinburgh at the 2014 Festival Fringe.

Grant Money Makes Medical Program Renovations Possible

Hilliard City Schools announced earlier this year that thanks to a nearly $1 million grant from the State’s Straight A Fund, the district would be expanding its medical field opportunities for students. Academy MD is part of the programming options available at the McVey Innovative Learning Center and helps students to be prepared for one of the fastest growing industries for job growth not only now, but for the foreseeable future as well. Read More

Summer Camp Offers Students the Chance to Dream Big

Students in the Hilliard Free Lunch Summer Camp for Kids program have the opportunity to take their entrepreneurial spirit to the next level. In 2012 a group of 16 students who were bored at camp decided they wanted to start their own restaurant. Today, Taco Bell, Jr. is not only serving community members a great lunch, but also providing an opportunity for students to manage the restaurant including the customer service, menu, food, entertainment and decorations. It gives students the chance to dream big and work hard while also practicing literacy, math and communication skills during the summer months.

Taco Bell, Jr. will open its doors for the final time this year at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 25. The restaurant is located at the Hilliard Church of Christ, 4300 Avery Road in Hilliard. The Hilliard Free Lunch Summer Camp for Kids is operated by Serving Our Neighbors (SON) Ministries. Their mission is to bring hope to children and families in need in the Hilliard Community. To learn more about their programs or how to support the summer camp, visit www.son-ministries.org.