All students are asked to have the following supplies:
- 2” Binder
- 1 pkg. Pencils
- 1 ink pen
- 1 pencil pouch
- Ear buds
- 1 pkg. 200 count notebook paper
- Optional: Stylus
Band/Orchestra Supply: 1” Binder w/200 count notebook paper
August 12 & August 13 iPad Distribution Days
All students who will be in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade for the 2015-2016 school year MUST attend one of the Hilliard City Schools iPad Distribution days at Darby High School on Aug. 12 or Aug. 13. Attendance of both a parent/guardian and their student is required. Sign up for a time to pick up your device now!
August 14 – Homeroom and Team Assignments will be available through Home Access Center after 3:00 pm. Parents are able to log in to Home Access Center so their child can learn his/her homeroom number, teacher and team assignment. This is very important because team placement determines which Orientation Night session you attend. If you have any problems accessing this information, feel free to call the main office for assistance at 614-921-6900.
August 18– Orientation Night – There will be two identical Orientation programs given on this night.
- 6:00-7:00 pm for parents and students who are placed on Teams G, I and S. – see Home Access
- 7:45-8:45 pm for parents and students who are placed on Teams T, R, and E. – see Home Access
The Orientation Program will aid in your adjustment and understanding of Hilliard Tharp Sixth Grade School and the educational opportunities we provide. The agenda for that evening will include a discussion of our sixth grade programs, a curriculum overview, building policies and procedures, an introduction of your child’s teachers, and a brief tour of the facilities. It is important that you attend the session that has been assigned to you based on your child’s team.
August 19 – PAW Day – You can come any time between the hours of 9:00am-2:00pm and 4:00-6:00 pm.
August 20 – PAW Day – You can come any time between the hours of 7:30am-2:00pm.
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
Be a Hero. Read kicks off on Saturday, May 30 for another summer of reading fun! With another school year winding down, the library is gearing up for their annual Summer Reading Club. Students participating in this free program read books – and eBooks – while earning great prizes, enjoying more than 1,000 programs throughout the library locations and, most importantly, keeping those crucial reading skills sharp.
During our Explore period a wonderful group of girls brainstormed, researched, planned, ran, and organized our school penny wars. They helped raise over $1450.00 for several projects at Tharp and to create a memorial for our building’s namesake, Grace Tharp.
With the One2One roll out of iPads at the sixth grade buildings this year it was important to have a place students could take their device if they needed support. Both Tharp and Station set up student run Genius Bars. This is the place students can take their device during the day to trouble shoot issues. The students who run the help desk have been trained in basic trouble shooting procedures. If the fix is not so simple they can immediately fill out a service ticket for our technology department. While a device is being serviced the student is loaned a new iPad to keep the learning process going. Putting students in charge of the Genius Bar is giving them an opportunity to be technology leaders in their schools, and gives them another opportunity to be Ready for Tomorrow.
Hilliard City Schools is sad to announce that Grace Tharp has passed away in California. Ms. Tharp was the first woman elected to the Scioto Darby Board of Education in 1957, before we were even called the Hilliard City School District. She is the namesake of Tharp Sixth Grade School.
Her dedication to our schools spanned more than 20 years. She would return to Tharp each year for the awards ceremony. During the ceremony she would read a quote from Mother Teresa; “People are often unreasonable and self centered, forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives, be kind anyway, if you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and genuine enemies, succeed anyway. Read More…
Over the next several weeks we will launch a series of videos defining the Hilliard Way. The Hilliard Way is more than a tag line; it’s how we ensure excellence for our students and community. In these videos different members of our school district and community will share what the Hilliard Way means to them and how this simple philosophy ensures that we are all Ready for Tomorrow.