In an effort to continue good communication between home and school, we will be hosting Parent-Teacher Conferences February 10. Parent-Teacher conferences are an important part of communication, between parents and teachers. Teachers will be available for afternoon and evening conferences, on Wednesday, February 10. During the week, other conference times may be arranged by mutual agreement. To sign up for conferences, please click on the link and sign up with the teacher(s) you wish to conference with http://www.hilliardschools.org/hdb/parent-teacher-conferences/ We hope to see you on the 10th!
Beginning this spring the Hilliard City School District will create a task force to study the start times of our schools. We are looking for a cross representation of our community to help explore this complex issue. We will have parents, staff and outside community members involved in this group.
Please fill out this application by February 19, 2016. We will notify those selected by the first week in March. While we hope to include as many people as possible in the panel, we may need to cut the number of participants to keep the group at a reasonable number for productivity.
U.S. News and World Report recently published an article helping parents and teens understand the new PSAT scores. When looking for an expert to interview on the topic they reached out to Hilliard’s own College Counselor, Tom Woodford. Mr. Woodford is well respected among his peers nationally and we are fortunate to have such an amazing resource here in our high schools. Read the entire article.
Sign up for a college news and information newsletter from Mr. Woodford. He sends out emails twice a week that contain information on college application deadlines, financial aid help and parent help sessions.
We invite parents and students to attend a workshop designed to help keep your student safe at home while online. The program is on January 14 at 6:30pm at Hilliard Station 6th Grade School. This class will feature breakout sessions with parents and students grouped separately. You can read more about the class on our One2One webpage.
Please click on the link below to request changes to 2nd semester schedules.
In the coming weeks, months, and years you will continue to hear about our culture and values in the Hilliard School District. We began this journey together this summer when we began our partnership with Tim and Brian Kight of Focus 3.
As a district we have purposefully worked at defining our values – we want to be clear in what drives our behavior in the district and aligned with the essential work we do for our students. We have created our VBO, our statement that brings this clarity and focus about our Values, Behaviors, and Outcomes. Our culture will drive our behavior, our behavior will drive our results . . . our success is predicated on clarity of values and the culture we cultivate. Read More…
We experience many positive events in our lives each and every day. As we prepare for winter break, it is a natural opportunity to reflect on our accomplishments over the past year. Each positive event provides us an opportunity to respond with intentionality, of purpose, and with skill. We work to stay Above the Line when we face challenges; we must also live Above the Line when we experience success.
Think about it . . . when someone else makes a difference, when someone else creates a positive experience for us, what does it say about us if we don’t press pause and take the time to enjoy the experience? If we simply respond to positive events on autopilot we are living Below the Line. Read More…