For over twenty years, in partnership with Columbus Metro Parks, Hilliard Tharp Sixth Grade School has participated in monitoring the stream quality of the Big Darby Creek. The students locate, identify, classify, and record the various macro-invertebrates that live in Big Darby Creek. The data collected by the students helps determine the quality of ecosystem and becomes a part of the official records of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. In addition to exposing our students to the collection, analysis, and reporting of important scientific data, our students are providing a valuable community service!
We wrapped up the week with our cookie dough fundraiser assembly this afternoon! Each year at Tharp, we try to minimize our fundraising efforts to one fundraiser a year in hopes of raising enough money for our PTO to fund all of the special opportunities we put in place for students this year. The cookie dough fundraiser is used to pay for the many student initiatives at Tharp including student incentives, recognition, technology, supplemental student resources, student activities such as Track and Field Day, the Pool Party, a Zoo Trip, Darby Creek Day and so much more. Thank you for supporting our students by participaing in this fundraiser.
The new Tharp Innovative learning Zone has recently been highlighted on the district webpage. This space was created in order to provide students and teachers an area within the building to work together. The room, formerly called the Grace Tharp Reading Room, was transformed over the summer. Principal Cori Kindl says this was a purposeful use of space to give students a collaborative learning environment.
We’ve all experienced the frustration of sifting through all the papers in the backpack searching for the one thing that may be of interest to our family. In many cases we simply dump the entire stack, sometimes missing the important note from the teacher or the great opportunity from the PTO. At Hilliard City Schools we want to be responsive to parent requests and create a better experience for all families while also being more environmentally friendly and cost effective in our operations.
Starting March 1st all PTO, Booster and community group fliers will be available online in the Hilliard Schools’ Flyer Connection . This means no more printing expenses for school groups and better communication with parents! All fliers will be available in one location and parents can search by school or school grade level to find out about all the great things going on. View Tharp’s Flyers