Exciting News! We had 3 Media Art students win the ENTIRE DIGITAL CATEGORY in the K-12 Ohio Triple AAA Safe Teen Driving Poster Contest. Please congratulate Samantha Conners, Connor Stewart & Justin Slavka on their 1st win then click the link below & vote for your favorite to help one of the designers take People’s Choice (along with the extra $200 cash money) – you can vote once a day now thru Feb 15.
Celebrate the Arts & Please Congratulate these Darby Artists who placed in this year’s
Central Ohio Regional Scholastic Art Awards Competition
The Exhibit for Silver & Gold Key winners will be at Columbus College of Art & Design • Canzani Center
Feb 12 – 22 Monday thru Friday 9am-5pm & Sat/Sun Noon-5pm
Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. Join our technology department for a screening of her award-winning documentary on January 31 at 7pm in the Davidson High School PAC.
While tickets are free, we ask you to register ahead of time so we can plan for the event.
Unhealthy relationship behaviors often start early, and lead to a lifetime of abuse. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, 1 in 11 adolescents is the victim of physical dating violence. Come learn the warning signs, and ways to promote positive relationships in your teen’s life on Wednesday, January 24 at 6:30 pm and Heritage Middle School in the Media Center.
Advanced Placement (AP) test registration will begin soon. We will be meeting with all AP students on Wednesday, January 23, 2018 to give them the AP Bulletin for Students and Parents, provide them with information about testing, and hand out the registration form. Preferred registration is through My Payments Plus. You may also pay via cash or check to Mrs. Leeka in the Guidance Office.
• The registration window is 1/24/18 – 2/28-18
• Each AP test is $94. Students who qualify for free/reduced lunch have a fee of $53 per test.
• The testing schedule can be found here: https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/takingtheexam/ap-calendar
• If not paying through My Payments Plus, please fill out the registration form: AP Registration Form
• Contact Rachel Creamer (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Trevor Maggied (email@example.com) with any questions you may have.
Adapted by Joseph Robinette. Based on the book by E.B. White.
The Children’s Literature Association named this “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years,” and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.” Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the “miracle” of her web in which she writes, “Some pig.” It’s the beginning of a victorious campaign which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte.
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The Hilliard City School District will return to session with the start of the second semester on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. While this isn’t opening day, there is some important information we’d like to share as we return to our daily routine.
Winter Weather and Cold Temperatures
Our benchmark for closing is around the -20 degrees with wind chill taken into account. Yes, -10 degrees is cold, but we must be consistent. Parents of younger students need to feel comfortable making plans for potential calamity days. When it’s below zero we must bundle-up, wear layers, and be prepared for the cold weather of Central Ohio winters
Also, in most cases a 2-hour delay actually makes the situation worse. Our busses run on schedules. When we delay, the busses experience different traffic conditions. This potentially changes the travel time and could expose students to extra time in the cold weather.
So, don’t plan on delays for cold weather, plan on attending school unless the temperature dips below -20 with the wind chill, and embrace the beauty of our Ohio weather.
When the snow falls in central Ohio, we have a number of factors that go into the decision of holding classes. Our transportation team is out checking roads by 3:00 AM; our mechanics are getting busses started, warmed-up, and ready for students well before dawn every morning in the winter. We communicate with city and county road crews, local law enforcement authorities, and other area districts. We have strong connections with our local media; communications is the key when making these decisions. Ultimately, the decision to close is made prior to 5:45 AM to give time for parents and students to make plans.
When school is closed, it will be communicated in many ways. Please make sure you have accurate information; double-check your sources. If you are relying on social media, make sure you are getting information from an authentic source. We will post on our web page, my Twitter, the District’s Twitter and Facebook first.
If we cancel for the day, it means all middle school and elementary activities are canceled. The high schools will make a decision later in the day on any activities. The SACC programs are closed as well. If we are on a two-hour delay, it means there will be no morning preschool, kindergarten, or morning SACC
Ultimately, our goal is to get students into school every day. During the winter always give yourself a little extra time, bundle up, and get ready to learn . . . if we can get into school, we will be having school.