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.
Nurses Notes: Seventh Grade Immunization Requirement
The Ohio Department of Health requires all students entering grade 7 to show written proof of a booster dose of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap). This shot is intended to be a booster dose for students who completed the initial series of DTaP/DT/Td which was required for entry into Kindergarten. Some students may have already received this vaccine. Please review your student’s immunization records and/or call your physician to determine if your student still needs this booster vaccine. Written proof of the booster vaccine includes a photocopy of your student’s immunization record or a signed statement from your health care provider listing the Tdap immunization and date it was administered. Records may be mailed or faxed to Hilliard Tharp, fax # 614-921-6901. If you have questions or concerns about your child receiving this vaccine, please see your health care provider or call Mrs. Eagle, RN.
The final PTO meetings will be held March 30th, April 27th at 7:00PM in the Media Center. All meetings will last less than 1 hour
-Volunteers will be needed for various events throughout the 2015-2016 school year. If you have friends coming to Tharp next year and are interested in helping out please have them contact Alicia Riber at firstname.lastname@example.org
-The next events the PTO will be helping with are: Spring dance, Teacher Appreciation week, End of Year Pool Party!
-The Heritage PTO is looking for PTO officers for next school year 2015/2016. If you are interested, please contact Bobbi Wagner at email@example.com by Monday, March 16.
Dates to Remember
March 4th 2:35 pm–3:35 pm Staff Volleyball Game
-Location = gymnasium
-Entrance fee = $2.00
-Free for those who purchased a T-Shirt.
-Students must be picked up by 3:35 pm.
March 5th 7:00 pm Orchestra Concert @ Davidson HS
-Students arrive at 6:45 pm
March 6th 5:00 pm Report Cards available for viewing in Home Access
March 23rd thru March 27th – SPRING BREAK
Dear Fifth Grade Parents,
We are delighted that your student will be attending sixth grade for the 2015-16 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 in March 2015. This will be a very important meeting to attend as it will help parents understand the NEW 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 and meeting information.
Tharp and Station will each host their own orientation/registration meeting for incoming fifth grade parents. We ask that you leave your fifth grade student at home for this meeting in order to accommodate all parents. Please attend the orientation program based on the session that has been assigned to your elementary school. The meetings for future Tharp students’ parents will be held in Tharp’s gymnasium.
Session 1: 03/11/15, 6:00-7:00 pm
Crossing, Beacon, Darby Creek, Brown, JW Reason, Ridgewood, Hoffman Trails
Session 2: 03/11/15, 7:30-8:30 pm
Alton Darby, Horizon, Washington, Avery, Norwich, Britton, Scioto Darby
You can specify your 6th grade course requests for electives online via the Hilliard Schools Home Access Center (http://homeaccess.hboe.org). For your reference, we show the following information on file for you:
Sixth Grade School:
Home Access Center Username:
Home Access Center Primary Guardian Email:
If you do not know your Home Access password, click on the ‘Forgot my Username or Password’ link on the Home Access login screen. If you are still unable to obtain your password, please contact your child’s building.
We hope you will be able to attend the orientation/registration meeting and look forward to welcoming you to the sixth grade. We recommend you visiting your perspective sixth grade building website for future information. You can also sign up for the building’s eNews. If you have any questions, please feel free to call.
Cori Kindl, Principal