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.
Freshman Focus Orientation Camp
Freshmen, get ready for three days of learning and fun! Freshman Focus Orientation Camp will run from Monday, August 17- Wednesday, August 19 from 8:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., daily. It is important that all freshmen attend this valuable orientation as we welcome them to high school.
On the first day of camp, students will meet the Focus teachers and student mentors who will work with them in camp and in the yearlong daily Focus program. During the Focus camp, freshmen will get their student ID cards and class schedules, find their lockers, pick up textbooks, meet teachers and upperclassmen, and have fun with other members of the Class of 2019.
During Freshman Focus Orientation Camp, students will complete the Scholastic Reading Inventory. All students need to take this assessment, and to help reduce classroom interruptions, we plan to assess approximately one third of the freshman class at the end of Focus Camp each day, according to this division of last names:
Monday 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Last names A –G
Tuesday 12:10 – 1:10 p.m. Last names H –N
Wednesday 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Last names O –Z
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
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
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.