Tests and assessments . . . students have been taking them in American schools for generations. Exams are part of our school culture; we test students to see what they know, where they need to improve, and if our instructional practices are reaching the students. I don’t know an educator who believes we should get rid of all assessments. We must have accountability in our schools.
The recent focus on assessments in Ohio has garnered a great deal of media attention. Teachers, parents, and students have expressed serious concerns about the amount of testing we are doing in our public schools. There is legislation pending to reduce the time spent on state assessments; our legislators have heard us and are considering a myriad of options. Read More…
The 2015 Davidson Junior-Senior Prom will take place on Saturday, May 9th. The theme this year is Studio 15. The after prom will be a casino night. Pictured here is the prom court.
Back Row: Luke Hoover, Chris Giffin, Sean Liberati, Ethan Foster, Ziyad Rasul, Markus Bailey, Brent Thomas, Jake Russell, Daniel Kuder and Eric Lo
Front Row: Meghan Munson, Erin Duffy, Margo Lince, Maddie Sue Griffin, Christy Behrent, Rachel Yuricich, Kyla Stroh, Zoe Pitts, Katie Fugitt and Megan Earley
Friday, May 22, 2015 – Graduation Practice at Davidson
Participation in commencement is optional. Students who choose to participate must attend graduation practice.
7:45 a.m. – Senior Class Breakfast in the Gymnasium
Senior Parents are providing a Senior Breakfast which brings together the entire senior class. There will be a short program after breakfast; some of our most talented seniors will entertain, and the yearbook staff will announce the Senior Selects (“most likely to succeed,” “best smile,” etc.). All seniors should plan to attend this program.
8:30 a.m. – Graduation Practice in the Gymnasium
Graduation practice will follow the breakfast in the Hilliard Davidson HS gymnasium. This practice is MANDATORY for all students who plan to participate in the graduation ceremony. At the practice, each student will receive one Schottenstein Center parking pass and information regarding procedures for graduation.
11:00 a.m. – Senior Field Day/Cookout – Outside by the Field House (Parking lot side) Read More…
Tolles inducted 27 students into its chapter of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) and honored former instructor Carol Reed as an honorary member during the annual induction ceremony. NTHS is America’s highest award for excellence in career-technical education. Read More…
Congratulations to our two Hilliard contestants, Darby Junior Amraha Nadeem and Davidson Junior Mark Jackson, who both did a wonderful job at the Optimist Regional Oratorical Contest. Mark and Amraha competed against students from the northeastern third of the state, and the competition was extremely fierce. Mark earned the “Runner-Up” Award in the boys’ division and could advance to the state-level contest on May 16, should the first-place male student be unable to participate. They also delivered their speeches at the Optimist Youth Appreciation Banquet, held at Memorial High School.
Davidson families, students, coaches and administrators celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Davidson High School Strength and Conditioning Facility on Monday, April 6.
A dedicated group of parents and community members have raised more than $100,000 already to begin this project. The facility will be a 50X70X10 foot metal building and will cost $200,000 to complete. When it is finished, this will be utilized by students during physical education classes as well as Davidson High School student athletes. Read More…
Congratulations to Cathy Tebay and Robin Richards! Along with 8 other district employees (see below), Cathy and Robin were honored this morning at the Celebrating Excellence Breakfast held at Heritage Golf Club. We are extremely proud of both Cathy and Robin!
This is the fourth year for the Hilliard City Schools Celebrating Excellence staff recognition program. We are committed to excellence, and committed to recognizing our fellow employees who go the extra mile to meetthe needs of our students. Across the district, there are more than 1,500 employees. Today we honor the 10 employees who emulated the characteristics of this distinguished honor.
Hilliard Davidson Physics students participated in a video contest through the Department of Physics and Astronomy at James Madison University. Students had the opportunity to explore and demonstrate their understanding of physics concepts through video. Five videos were selected as finalists from Hilliard Davidson! One criteria for final selection is popularity, so all you have to do is watch! The viewing period for the contest will close at 12:00 noon on Monday, April 20. Finalists will receive monetary awards for each team member and a monetary award for science classroom materials. Below is a link to each of the Davidson finalists: