Dear parents of Middle School students,
The state testing system in Ohio is transitioning to an online testing environment. In April 2016, Middle School students will take an English and Math test. In addition, eighth graders and Advanced Science 7 students will take a Science test. Middle School state testing will occur Monday, April 11- Friday, April 15, 2016 during school hours. Read More…
In our effort to promote good communication between home and school. The week of February 8-12, 2016 has been designated as a Parent-Teacher Conference Week for Hilliard Memorial Middle School. Parent-Teacher conferences are an important part of communication between parents and teachers. Teachers will be available for afternoon and evening conferences on Tuesday, February 9. During the week, other conference times may be arranged by mutual agreement.
We will be scheduling our face to face conferences online this Winter.
We are using SignUp Genius to schedule face-to-face conferences. Click on our “Winter Parent Conference Link”. This will lead you to a page where you will be able to click on individual teachers to schedule a conference. All teachers will be scheduling individual conferences. SignUp Genius will require an email to sign up. Once you have selected your time, a confirmation email will be sent to you verifying your time. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. If there are no more available time slots to schedule a face-to-face conference, contact the teacher via email or by phone, (614) 921-7600, to schedule another date and time.
The Hilliard High School Alumni Association has established the Educators of Excellence Award as a way of recognizing educators who have made a difference in the lives of Alumni and/or current students in the Hilliard City School District. The Award is given annually to one educator from each school building in the district who exemplifies a commitment to excellence in education.
If you would like to nominate one of our excellent teachers, please send the 2016 Educators of Excellence Nomination Form to Russell Cunningham. His contact information is located on the form.
Please mark your calendars for the following informational meetings regarding registration/scheduling of courses for the 2016-2017 school year.
8th grade into 9th grade: January 25 at 7pm at Bradley HS
7th into 8th grade: February 16 at 7pm in the MMS Auditorium
Discovery Tours will be here at 6:30 pm that night prior to the meeting to provide information for the Washington, DC trip in October.
6th into 7th grade: February 25 at 7pm in the MMS Auditorium
Beginning this spring the Hilliard City School District will create a task force to study the start times of our schools. We are looking for a cross representation of our community to help explore this complex issue. We will have parents, staff and outside community members involved in this group.
Please fill out this application by February 19, 2016. We will notify those selected by the first week in March. While we hope to include as many people as possible in the panel, we may need to cut the number of participants to keep the group at a reasonable number for productivity.
U.S. News and World Report recently published an article helping parents and teens understand the new PSAT scores. When looking for an expert to interview on the topic they reached out to Hilliard’s own College Counselor, Tom Woodford. Mr. Woodford is well respected among his peers nationally and we are fortunate to have such an amazing resource here in our high schools. Read the entire article.
Sign up for a college news and information newsletter from Mr. Woodford. He sends out emails twice a week that contain information on college application deadlines, financial aid help and parent help sessions.
We invite parents and students to attend a workshop designed to help keep your student safe at home while online. The program is on January 14 at 6:30pm at Hilliard Station 6th Grade School. This class will feature breakout sessions with parents and students grouped separately. You can read more about the class on our One2One webpage.
In the coming weeks, months, and years you will continue to hear about our culture and values in the Hilliard School District. We began this journey together this summer when we began our partnership with Tim and Brian Kight of Focus 3.
As a district we have purposefully worked at defining our values – we want to be clear in what drives our behavior in the district and aligned with the essential work we do for our students. We have created our VBO, our statement that brings this clarity and focus about our Values, Behaviors, and Outcomes. Our culture will drive our behavior, our behavior will drive our results . . . our success is predicated on clarity of values and the culture we cultivate. Read More…
We experience many positive events in our lives each and every day. As we prepare for winter break, it is a natural opportunity to reflect on our accomplishments over the past year. Each positive event provides us an opportunity to respond with intentionality, of purpose, and with skill. We work to stay Above the Line when we face challenges; we must also live Above the Line when we experience success.
Think about it . . . when someone else makes a difference, when someone else creates a positive experience for us, what does it say about us if we don’t press pause and take the time to enjoy the experience? If we simply respond to positive events on autopilot we are living Below the Line. Read More…
Leadership is about creating an environment for others to perform at their best. It’s about inspiring those in the organization to perform at levels that exceed their own expectations. Leadership is cultivating a culture that drives the behavior that produces exceptional results.
Leaders lead from a position of trust and respect. True leaders don’t need a title . . . they lead by their actions. Leaders are intentional, purposeful, and skilled. Leaders act with character and make connections. Read More…