We hear a lot in education about test scores and accountability. The Hilliard City School District is committed to preparing students for success in our classrooms; we strive for academic excellence. But being Ready for Tomorrow also means preparing our students to be responsible citizens in our community today. We want young people to be tomorrow’s leaders who understand what it means to give back, to contribute to a community and to lend a hand to those in need.
Our great community has a long history of giving back; a tradition of coming together and providing for families in specific times of need. The holiday season is a wonderful opportunity for our students, as part of the Hilliard Family, to be part of this experience. This is a partnership between parents, students and schools that is part of the entire teaching and learning process.
We have many great examples of our students and teachers coming together for the benefit of our community. More than 850 Thanksgiving dinners were provided by students and staff members from across the district, several schools hosted clothing, toy and food drives. Dozens of families were adopted for the holiday season. Fundraisers were organized by student groups benefiting the Community Welfare Council, Patches of Light and gifts for soldiers serving overseas. Blood drives supporting the American Red Cross have taken place at multiple schools and many elementary schools participate in programs that support the American Heart Association. You can read online about all of the opportunities that Hilliard Schools’ students and staff members are participating in to embrace and support our local community. Being good citizens within our community is just one more way that Hilliard City Schools is ensuring every student is Ready for Tomorrow.