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.
During PAW Days, students and parents should visit Tharp to access Home Access if you are not able to do so from home, take their school picture, tour their classrooms, pay school fees and receive their locker in advance. In order to receive your child’s locker number, combination and schedule in advance, you must update your child’s Emergency Medical Form through Home Access (see below) and pay student fees. Once all of the above activities are complete, you will receive a sign off sheet indicating everything has been turned in and paid. You will give this sheet to your homeroom teacher to receive your child’s locker number, combination and course schedule.
As we start the new school year our passion for growth, our commitment to excellence, is on display. Too often we hear about new programs, compare ourselves to successful programs in other places, or simply talk about the changes we’d like to see in our schools. It is very easy to talk the talk; it is much more challenging to actually walk the walk. It is easy to see the value in progress; it is much more difficult to change behavior . . . to create the experiences.
Do you want to make a positive impact with students and have your summers off? Hilliard City Schools is looking for substitute secretaries, substitute intervention assistants and substitute custodians for the 2015-16 school year. You must be at least 21 and have a high school diploma or GED. The ideal sub will have prior experience, but we will train the right candidate! Substitute secretaries, assistants and custodians are employed through the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio. The rate of pay is $11 per hour and it rises to $11.50 an hour after subbing 30 times. If you are interested please call the Human Resources Department at 614-921-7021 to be placed on the list. All new hires must be able to obtain a BCII and FBI background check with no disqualifiers. Substitute assistants must apply for an Aide permit through ODE. Please call HR and they can walk you through the process.
When you start looking at your middle and high school students’ schedule for the 2015-2016 school year you will notice substantial decreases in fees for certain classes. This is due to changes the School Board made to fee schedules adopted during the May 11th Board meeting.
For middle school, 16 fees have been completely removed; these include social studies and some science fees. At the high school level fees have been removed for 49 courses, including world languages, math and performing arts. There are still AP charged course fees. Read More…
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
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.