Alton Darby Discovers How to Draw

Author/Illustrator Steve Harpster spent time working with students at Alton Darby Elementary. He is the author of How to Draw books and gives amazing, engaging school presentations. He shared video clips with students about his works as well as creating some step-by-step illustrations with them. Identifying relationships between selected elements of art and design is a key component of the students Art Curriculum Standards. This opportunity allowed the staff to provide examples of how we encounter art and artists in everyday life. Giving students the opportunity to work with professionals from our community prepares them to be Ready for Tomorrow.

The Future of Jobs

In January 2016 the World Economic Forum (WEF) issued a report entitled, “The Future of Jobs.” In this report the WEF cautioned that “the fourth industrial revolution” will continue to change the labor markets in the major world economies as early as 2020.

The report shares that millions of jobs may be lost due to “redundancy, automation, or disintermediation.” The proliferation of technology and robotics is changing our world – and it isn’t going to stop any time in the foreseeable future. The good news is that millions of new jobs will be created in new, specialized areas such as computing, artificial intelligence, math, and engineering. Read More

The Great Kindness Challenge

In January, J.W. Reason Elementary School students actively participated in The Great Kindness Challenge, (GKC). The GKC is a global initiative where participating schools all over the world devote one week, January 25-29, to reinvigorate their campus with a kindness driven culture. The J.W. Reason counseling department passionately partnered with the Innovative Learning Center’s Academy EDU students to provide an unforgettable experience for our students. Academy EDU provided over 450 students with interactive, hands-on kindness lessons and activities each day during the week. J.W. Reason Student Leaders had a large part in spreading kindness by providing each student with a “kindness checklist” to achieve during the week and inspirational videos on announcements to guide our daily focus. J.W. Reason Elementary and Academy EDU look to continue this partnership for years to come and help grow the Great Kindness Challenge week with Hilliard City Schools.

The Quality Profile Video Series

We have a great foundation in Hilliard; we do amazing work. Our community has made, and continues to make, a financial investment in our future. In this Quality Profile video series we want to show you how we invest each and every day in more than 16,000 students. It’s more than just results of a standardized test, it’s about investing in the future leaders of the United States. In this first video, Superintendent John Marschhausen explains why we chose the Quality Profile.

Heritage Middle School Featured on PBS Program

Art students at Heritage Middle School recently created large mosaic panels that line the pillars of their school’s courtyard. With the guidance of professional mosaic artist Lynda Elias of Delaware Mosaics and two very dedicated art teachers, the students actively demonstrated the four important components of education that are literally embedded in the artwork: Communication, Collaboration, Creativity.

The project was featured on the PBS program Broad & High. You can view the segment here. This project was made possible with a grant from the Hilliard Education Foundation.

School Start Time Task Force

Beginning this spring the Hilliard City School District will create a task force to study the start times of our schools. We are looking for a cross representation of our community to help explore this complex issue. We will have parents, staff and outside community members involved in this group.

Please fill out this application by February 19, 2016. We will notify those selected by the first week in March. While we hope to include as many people as possible in the panel, we may need to cut the number of participants to keep the group at a reasonable number for productivity.

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