Gifted Changes for 2017/18

In Hilliard, we pride ourselves on providing a personalized learning experience for every student. In 2015, we determined that an audit of our gifted services and policies was in order. A Gifted Task Force was convened in the fall of 2015 that was composed of parents of gifted students, classroom and gifted teachers, administrators from all levels, the school board, and other school staff. The task force’s purpose was to gather fiscally responsible best-practice findings for gifted education delivery models. Read More

Infrequently Answered Questions

The Hilliard City School District is proud of our culture. We strive to live our mission – to ensure that every student is Ready for Tomorrow. The work is challenging, serving a diverse community requires focus and intentional decision-making, and communication is key. We embrace the responsibility of educating 16,500 student each day. We know not everyone will always agree with our decisions, techniques, or strategies. When we disagree, my goal as your superintendent is to share “the why” and hear all views. Things won’t always change . . . while we strive for one-hundred percent agreement we know it isn’t possible.

With this in mind, here are some questions that have been raised in the last couple of weeks. These are tough ones – there is no easy answer.

From Facebook: What happened to worksheets, binders, text books, writing 5 page papers, using graphing calculators and passing notes? Read More

One2One – Utilization of Technology & Balancing Skills

The Hilliard City School District is incredibly proud of our work in the area of technology. The vision of the Technology Task Force has served as a blueprint for our journey over the past three years – and we are just getting started. By the end of this year we will realize our goal of being One2One in grades Pre-K through 12. At the upper Read More

Infrequently Answered Questions

From time to time Superintendent John Marschhausen is asked similar questions from different members of the community. In an effort to share the answers with everyone he puts the questions here with his candid responses.

My son is a high school athlete. Our neighbor’s kids are in the band and always selling things and asking for money. What is the district’s position on mandatory fundraisers?

First of all, and I can’t be any more direct, there are no mandatory fundraisers. If you feel your child is being pressured into selling items or asking for money, please contact your school’s principal. We don’t force student participation in fundraising activities. Read More

Levy Puts District on Clear Path Forward

Ready for Tomorrow is the official Mission of the Hilliard City Schools. Ready for Tomorrow is personal; Ready for Tomorrow is different for each student. Our vision as a district is that all students embrace a mindset of continuous improvement, are empowered to push themselves to the very edge of their abilities, and are inspired to create a future for themselves. Read More

Warm, Safe, and Dry

The goal of the Hilliard City Schools Operations Department is to provide a warm, safe and dry learning and working environment for all students, teachers and staff. On a day-to-day basis, our custodial, maintenance, grounds, and transportation personnel maintain:

  • 387 acres of district owned property
  • 25 buildings totaling 2,159,610 square feet
  • 86 acres of parking lots
  • 83 acres of athletic fields
  • 58 acres of playground area
  • 157 buses driving over 10,000 miles on a daily basis

As a part of our facilities maintenance plan, our Operations department closely monitors all capital assets and routinely performs planned and preventative maintenance to protect our investments.

Recent improvements through the district include: Read More