Emilio Umeoka the Vice President of Sales for Apple Education recently brought a team to visit our District and learn from our teachers and students. Members of their team commented on the strength of the Hilliard culture. They were excited to see the passion, energy and engagement of students and staff.
Our vision is aligned with our purpose. Unlike other places, we aren’t just talking the talk. Our culture and behavior is evident in our work. To quote one of the Apple Executives, “You guys just breathe this stuff.”
Yes . . . we breathe it because it is our core. Our hearts and minds are aligned. We embrace innovation and we have a true passion for growth.
Please join Superintendent John Marschhausen for coffee during one of his upcoming Coffee Connections. These are informal events where community members can stop by, grab a cup of coffee and chat with the Superintendent. Please make plans to attend one of these.
- March 15, 8-9:30 am at Panera, Mill Run
- March 16, 10-11 am at Starbucks, Mill Run
- March 17, 8-9:30 am at Coffee Connections
From time to time Superintendent John Marschhausen is asked similar questions from different members of the community. In an effort to share the answers with everyone he puts the questions here with his candid responses.
My son is a high school athlete. Our neighbor’s kids are in the band and always selling things and asking for money. What is the district’s position on mandatory fundraisers?
First of all, and I can’t be any more direct, there are no mandatory fundraisers. If you feel your child is being pressured into selling items or asking for money, please contact your school’s principal. We don’t force student participation in fundraising activities. Read More…
March 6th – 5th into 6th Orchestra Parent Meeting – 7:00 pm at Davidson High School
March 9th 5th into 6th Band Parent Meeting – 7:00 pm at Davidson High School
March 13, 14, 15 – Student Instrument Fittings – 4:00-8:00 at Tharp Sixth Grade Schook
We are delighted that your student will be attending sixth grade for the 2017-18 school year. We understand that the transition to a new school can be overwhelming, especially as you say goodbye to an elementary school your child may have been a part of for several years. To help make this transition process easy on you and your student, each sixth grade school will be hosting an orientation/registration night for all incoming fifth grade parents on March 1, 2017. This will be a very important meeting to attend as it will help parents understand the on-line registration process. Sixth graders will have several elective options to choose from, and the registration meeting will walk you through the on-line course request process. Below is a timeline of events as well as the meeting information for incoming Tharp Students. For more information, please go to the district webpage HERE.
If your child will attend Hilliard Tharp next year, please attend Tharp’s registration night based on your elementary school. This meeting will be held in Tharp’s gymnasium.
Session 1: 03/01/17, 6:00-7:00 pm
Crossing, Beacon, Darby Creek, Brown, JW Reason, Ridgewood and Hoffman Trails
Session 2: 03/01/17, 7:30-8:30 pm
Alton Darby, Horizon, Washington, Avery, Norwich, Britton, and Scioto Darby
As a follow up to the School Start Time Task Force’s work last spring, the Board of Education approved a resolution in support of later school start times for Elementary and Middle School students. We know this will cause changes for our families, and we wanted to give you as much time as possible to make any necessary adjustments to your schedules.
We are excited to host our second book fair of the year! We have all kinds of things in store in the coming weeks.
- January 30, 31 & February 1, 2, 3- Books vs. eBooks showdown! During lunch this week, students can vote to determine the winner. Do Tharp students prefer reading actual hard cover books or would they rather read eBooks on a device? Fill the containers at lunch with your spare change to cast your vote. Money collected will be donated to All For Books, the Scholastic program that helps get books into the hands of students and schools in need. The money we raise will be used to provide books to students in our own building and will be matched by Scholastic to distribute books to children in need through organizations such as Kids In Need Foundation, Reader to Reader, Inc., and the National Center for Families Learning.
- February 13, 14- All students will have the opportunity to browse the books at the book fair, make wish lists using the Scholastic Book Fairs app, and enter into a drawing for free books and posters on the last day of the fair.
- February 13, 14, 15, 16- “EAT, READ, PLAY” To connect our book fair to the Fuel Up to Play 60 initiatives, any student who takes advantage of our school breakfast will get entered into a drawing for a free book on the last day of our fair. Students will receive an entry each day they come to breakfast, giving their bodies the fuel they need to learn! To find out more about our school breakfast program click HERE.
- February 15th- The book fair will stay open late so that families can shop during conference night.
- February 16th– The fair closes at 12:30 but you can shop online until February 21st by going to our book fair homepage.