Celebrating Excellence Winners

Hilliard City Schools is an amazing place with so many outstanding employees. As a school community, we must take the time to honor those who go the extra mile for our students. It is with this spirit Superintendent John Marschhausen is proud to announce the ten winners of this year’s Celebrating Excellence Staff Recognition Program. Read More

School-Age Child Care Program Registration for 2014-15 School Year

Open registration for families new to SACC will begin on April 30.

For the following schools, a completed registration form, registration fee and the first tuition payment will be required in order to complete the enrollment of your child in the SACC program. Alton Darby, Avery, Hilliard Horizon, Beacon, J.W. Reason, Britton, Ridgewood, Brown, Scioto Darby, Hilliard Crossing and Washington are open. Parents will be notified by mail to confirm their registration.

Beginning April 30 you can get the forms here, or from your child’s school.

Forms should be mailed to: HILLIARD SACC, P.O. BOX 877, Hilliard OH 43026

For the following schools there will be a lottery drawing. Read More

Avery Elementary Helps Wildlife Program in Rwanda

Students at Avery Elementary raised money for Partners in Conservation this month. The group, based at the Columbus Zoo, raises money to help the wildlife in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. They begin by helping the people. They share different ways the people can provide for their families without going into the protected forest where endangered animals reside. Read More

Hilliard Memorial Middle School Citizenship Winners

Congratulations to the Hilliard Memorial Middle School’s 16th Annual Citizenship Bee winners. Much like a spelling bee tests a student on spelling; this lets students demonstrate their citizenship skills. From left to right the winners are Jennifer Morrison- 2nd place, Courtney Bockbrader- 3rd place and Jackson Wagner- 1st place. This is a fun way to test the information they learn in the eighth grade social studies curriculum.

iPads in Algebra

Each week Rich Boettner, Director of Technology, is blogging about the use of technology in use every day at Hilliard City Schools. This week he spotlights Brent Bower who has been using his iPad to help students in Algebra. He has been using the iPad for the past couple of years. Using Educreations, he records problem-solving techniques and sends them to the students to refer to later when they are trying to do their homework. You can read Rich’s blog here, and watch the Algebra video below.

The Children are Above Average

“Where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average.”

Those are the closing words Garrison Keillor spoke each night on his radio show A Prairie Home Companion. He was summarizing the fictional hometown Lake Wobegon – a special place. It’s an interesting concept – this idea that “all the children are above average” and, I believe, can be a detrimental one when viewed through the lens of government-mandated testing. Read More

Third Grade Readers

With all the emphasis on third grade reading these days, Hilliard teachers are always looking for ways to inspire a love of reading. The third grade students in Maria Watkins class at Washington Elementary took part in the Columbus Blue Jackets “Book Jackets” Program. To be eligible for a pizza party and visit from Stinger the students needed to read at least 700 minutes each during a four week period. Ms. Watkins says this program is a way to connect with her students who enjoy hockey. She saw the students get more excited about reading and go above and beyond the requirements, many read more than 1000 minutes. By empowering students to be better readers today, they are becoming Ready for Tomorrow.