Twitter Day 1 Challenge – #HCSD1

We are so excited to welcome students back to the Hilliard City Schools. Part of the excitement of the start of school is capturing those first day pictures and friend reunions! Let’s work together to share and tweet all the excitement of the first day of school – Day 1.

Use #HCSD1 to tweet our students, teachers, drivers and parents as we experience the first day of school. Last year we were able to get #HCSD1 trending across the city! We hope to be able to share in your first day excitement after all, it’s the Hilliard Way!

Ready For Tomorrow Blog – Infrequently Answered Questions

As we get ready to welcome students on Monday, August 21st back to school, there are a couple of common questions that seem to keep popping up. Please know our goal is to address every question with an answer that makes everyone happy. While this is our objective, several of these topics seem to be divisive. My commitment to you is straight answers with transparent reasons for each decision. Read More

Managing District Growth

Growth… it is certainly a topic of conversation in the Hilliard School Community. We have growth in single-family homes, growth in apartments targeted at millennials, and growth in condominium style homes for empty nesters. We see construction in the City of Hilliard, City of Columbus, and City of Dublin… our district incorporates multiple municipalities. Our growth projections reflect a steady increase in our enrollment for the better part of the next decade. Read More

Guest Blog: College Credit Plus and Advanced Placement Course Success Rising

Our district’s mission is to prepare each student to be “Ready for Tomorrow.” Tomorrow is going to be very different for many of our students. We are proud of the personalized education we offer our students each day. There are many avenues for our students to pursue as they work toward being Ready for their own Tomorrow. 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

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