Students will be traveling to Big Darby Creek to monitor the quality of this historical stream. The students will be getting into the stream and other activities. Students must be prepared for an exciting day of gathering data in the scientific field. Since students will be going into the stream they will need to bring the following items:
-an old pair of shoes or boots
-a change of clothes including shoes and socks
-a plastic bag for wet items
-clothing appropriate for the weather (i.e. a sweatshirts, raincoat or poncho)
It is best that the students wear shorts. They may want to bring a pair of sweatpants to wear over top of their shorts, if it is a chilly day. They may take off their sweatpants if it gets too warm and put them back on if it gets chilly. A hoodie would be great for this activity also.
Your child should arrive and return home from school at their regularly scheduled time. We will be at Big Darby Creek all day so students will need to bring a disposable lunch and a beverage. Everything will be thrown away after lunch so please try and leave lunch boxes and any containers,that are not disposable, at home.
Dates for Darby Creek:
September 19 – Team C
September 20 – Team R
September 21 – Team U
September 22 – Team G
September 23- Team A
September 26 – Team O
Students at Station took part in a team building exercise last week. The Spaghetti Challenge is when students collaborate to build the highest marshmallow tower in 18 minutes with only 20 spaghetti strips, 1 meter of string and 1 meter of tape. Last year the winning team built a structure 43cm tall!
This type of collaboration helps introduce students to the work in R Factor training our entire district will be doing this year. This gives students the opportunity to look at the event in front of them, work together as a team on their response and get the best outcome possible as a group. This also helps students get to know each other and develop a sense of pride in their team and school.
The Hilliard City Schools Board of Education unanimously approved a reductions list should the district’s 4.5 mill operating levy combined with a $50 million dollar bond issue not be approved by voters on November 8. These reductions include eliminating 60 teaching and administrative positions.
“With 1,000 new students expected over the next five years, funding from the November 8 levy is critical if we want to maintain the excellent work happening in our schools,” stated Board President Heather Keck. “Without additional funds, we will have no choice but to cut valuable teachers and programs that are important to our success.” Read More…
Hilliard City Schools will host 19 informational forums for community members this fall. The events are designed to provide factual information about the upcoming November 8 ballot issue and the district’s finances. The goal is to reach every attendance area within our school community.
The Hilliard City Schools is on the ballot for a combined 4.5 mill operating and $50 million bond levy. Funds from the levy will go towards day-to-day operations and for the Read More…
FUN, FRIENDS and a FREE nutritious lunch in the summer! Hilliard Free Lunch Summer Camp for Kids will have THREE Hilliard camp locations this summer. Children will participate in supervised programming that includes recreation, art, special visitors and the children at each camp will run a business learning valuable skills for the future. A healthy lunch is served daily through the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Camp is in session Monday through Friday, June 15 – July 29 (closed July 4). Find out how to register early or call 614-586-7939 for additional information.
If you were unable to attend one of our parent meetings last month, you can see the presentation on our One2One site. This has information for families who will be getting iPads next year and may not be familiar with the device. It also includes the district iPad handbook.
Our last ‘Parenting in the Digital Age’ workshop is this Thursday, May 5th from 7-8 pm at Weaver Middle School. Our technology team will discuss strategies on how to make this a more balanced digital summer for your student. They will have great apps for when your child is on the device and ideas on how to get them off the device.