Well… We did it! I say we, because I could not have made this DREAM come true without everyone around me. My students walked into the classroom today and immediately put the biggest smile on my face! The anticipation of this day filled me with excitement and to be honest, I was nervous too! Read More
We are bombarded with media stories and reports about the demise of the American education system. State legislatures have moved to letter grades to share with communities their school performance on standardized assessments. Read More
Planning has begun for a new after school learning center at Horizon Elementary this year thanks to a grant from the 21st Century Learning Center. Hilliard will receive $200,000 per year for three years. Director of Elementary Education Jennifer Adams says “the grant will allow us to create a personalized learning environment for students after school including physical activities, intervention support, enrichment opportunities, as well as support to our families and community.” This opportunity to empower our students’ growth directly prepares them to be Ready for Tomorrow.
In the last two weeks, the Ice Bucket Challenge has taken over the nation. Everyone from Ethel Kennedy to Justin Timberlake has poured a bucket of ice water over his or her head and challenged others do the same or make a donation to fight ALS. This week, Assistant Superintendent Leslie McNaughton accepted the challenge and in turn challenged Superintendent John Marschhausen, Assistant Superintendent Tim Hamilton and Director of HR Roy Walker to take their turn. So, during the transportation department’s first day back the three gladly accepted!