As we start the new school year our passion for growth, our commitment to excellence, is on display. Too often we hear about new programs, compare ourselves to successful programs in other places, or simply talk about the changes we’d like to see in our schools. It is very easy to talk the talk; it is much more challenging to actually walk the walk. It is easy to see the value in progress; it is much more difficult to change behavior . . . to create the experiences.
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!
English 9 & Honors English 9 Anchor Novels:
For the second year, we will partner with Barnes and Noble to provide the English 9 and Honors English 9 Anchor texts for our students. In addition to this great opportunity, you will be able to purchase your Anchor Text package without leaving the comfort of your home! You are able to purchase all four (4) of the texts as a package deal for $32 by going to the following link: https://www.localevelevents.com/events/details/1158. All books will be delivered here the first week of school.
Ø Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Ø Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Ø Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Ø Night by Elie Wiesel
UPDATED AUGUST 4, 2015
Congratulations on another successful school year! While we hope you have an enjoyable summer, we also want to make you aware of some important back-to-school dates and information for your scheduling purposes.
Grades 10, 11 & 12 Wildcat Welcome Week
Wildcat Welcome Week for grades 10, 11 and 12 will be held August 19-20 as follows:
Grade 12 Wednesday, August 19, afternoon 1:00 p.m. — 3:30 p.m. ID photos; Pick up schedules & books SRI Inventory Assessment
Grades 10 & 11 Thursday, August 20, morning 8:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. ID photos; Pick up schedules & books SRI Inventory Assessment
Students will have their photo taken, take their Scholastic Reading Inventory assessment and pick up their ID, schedule and books. Students who are unable to attend Wildcat Welcome Week may pick up schedules at 7:00 a.m. in the gym, on the first day of school.
We will hold Open House on September 2nd from 6:30-8:00 p.m. You can briefly meet your child’s teachers from 6:30-7:00 p.m., and at 7:00 p.m., follow their schedule. More details will follow in August.
Do you want to make a positive impact with students and have your summers off? Hilliard City Schools is looking for substitute secretaries, substitute intervention assistants and substitute custodians for the 2015-16 school year. You must be at least 21 and have a high school diploma or GED. The ideal sub will have prior experience, but we will train the right candidate! Substitute secretaries, assistants and custodians are employed through the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio. The rate of pay is $11 per hour and it rises to $11.50 an hour after subbing 30 times. If you are interested please call the Human Resources Department at 614-921-7021 to be placed on the list. All new hires must be able to obtain a BCII and FBI background check with no disqualifiers. Substitute assistants must apply for an Aide permit through ODE. Please call HR and they can walk you through the process.
When you start looking at your middle and high school students’ schedule for the 2015-2016 school year you will notice substantial decreases in fees for certain classes. This is due to changes the School Board made to fee schedules adopted during the May 11th Board meeting.
For middle school, 16 fees have been completely removed; these include social studies and some science fees. At the high school level fees have been removed for 49 courses, including world languages, math and performing arts. There are still AP charged course fees. Read More…
In an effort to help save families money our middle school teachers and administrators have dramatically reduced the number of school supplies you need to buy for your student. By writing our own textbooks and focusing on blended learning in our classrooms our team has been able to cut out some supplies. We understand the costs associated with back to school time and we want to do our part to keep those costs as low as possible for our families. Read More…
Beginning July 1, 2015 we will be using an online system for volunteer badges. Secure Volunteer is an easy to use system created to help parents and community members get their volunteer badges on their own time. You will no longer need to make an appointment to come to Central Office for your badge. Learn more about Secure Volunteer