Hilliard Teachers Take Part in Apple Teacher Academy

As part of this year’s Summer Academy professional learning opportunities for Hilliard educators, principals from across the district were asked to select some of their teachers to come to the district’s first-of-its-kind, Hilliard Apple Teacher Academy (HATA). This professional learning experience would allow teachers to come and work with Hilliard Technology staff as well as trainers from Apple to advance their skills and strategies as an One2One educator. Our own Technology Teachers, Kathy Parker Jones and Eric Lane are Apple Education Trainers for the district and conducted the training.

As a Hilliard Apple Teacher Academy graduate teachers learned how to… Read More

Anonymous Communications and Tips

From time to time we receive anonymous communications and/or tips from parents, students, and community members. We still receive some “snail mail” but we also receive email from anonymous accounts, phone calls from blocked numbers, tips on the web-master page, and official bullying complaints. Read More

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