Science Investigation at Beacon

How can running, jumping, hula hoop and kicking be science? The students at Beacon took the challenge from their teacher Mr. Salamony to investigate. The students brainstormed physical activities, and then they chose one based on the group’s interest. Then they created research questions, a hypothesis, and procedures for testing and data tables. After their investigation they had to present their findings. This meets the Scientific Inquiry and Application curriculum standard. Preparing students to be Ready for Tomorrow means giving them the freedom to explore science through their own individual passions.

Children’s Illustrator Visits Darby Creek

Author/illustrator Steve Harpster visited Darby Creek Elementary to share his works with the students. He drew with the students and explained how important practice is to be a professional artist. He has illustrated over 100 books for children. Inspiring students to follow their dreams prepares them to be Ready for Tomorrow.

Use Twitter to Ask Hilliard City Schools

Superintendent John Marschhausen will be available to address student and parent questions during the special Ignite event on Wednesday, October 29. Ignite is a special evening of parent and community engagement that features a brief address from John Marschhausen and great community choice sessions with topics that families are facing in education today. Read More

Parent Workshop: How to Find Balance Parenting Adolescents

Once again Hilliard City Schools will partner with Syntero to present workshops for parents to learn about their children. This year we are also working with the Dublin, Grandview Heights and Upper Arlington school districts. The next session will look at how the allure of an audience and the thrill of the risk both fuels the basic drive of adolescents. You will learn how to manage appropriate developmental expectations and understand common adolescent stressors. They will also offer suggestions on how to work with teens while fostering successful transitions toward independence. You can attend one of two presentations, both will be identical. The first is at Hilliard Bradley on November 5 at 6:30 pm. The second is at Dublin Jerome HS on November 19 at 7:00 pm.

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.