An electronic publication for parents, staff, media, and community members.
An electronic publication for parents, staff, media, and community members.
New Middle School Bell Schedule for 2017-2018
All three Hilliard Middle schools will be operating under a new bell schedule for the 2017-2018 school year. School will now begin at 8:00 am and end at 2: 45 pm. In addition, our daily schedule will now have three separate lunch periods, as compared to the two in our previous schedule. Students will be assigned to either 4th, 6th or 8th period lunch. The rest of each student’s schedule will be based on the period he/she has lunch. An over view of next school year’s bell schedule can be found by CLICKING HERE.
2017-2018 School Year 7th Grade Orientation- Jaguar Jump Start
MMS will be holding a new form of orientation for incoming 7th graders, called Jaguar Jump Start, on August 15, 2017. . Jaguar Jump Start will be a special program just for students entering the 7th grade and will take place from 9am -12 noon. This new orientation will be primarily led by a group of 8th grade Jaguar Ambassadors that will act as mentors and tour guides.
For complete info on Jaguar Jump Start CLICK HERE.
Jaguar Jump Start will take the place of our former Jag Days for 7th graders.
Jag Days Open House
All MMS 7th and 8th graders, and their parents, are invited to our first Jag Days Open House on August 15, 2017, from 4-7 pm. At Jag Days Open House, students can pick up their class schedule, have their school picture taken, check out their locker, receive their school issued iPad, get information on school clubs and activities and more. In addition, MMS staff members will be in their classrooms to meet and greet both students and parents, as well as provide information about their classes for the year. Students and parents will be able to walk around school, check out their classrooms and meet their teachers. This will be a great opportunity for all students and parents to welcome in the 2017-2018 school year.
There will no school fees for Hilliard City Schools’ students this school year.
School Supply List: One 3-ring binder, Dividers, 1 Pack Pencils, 1 Pen, Ear buds, 1 Pack (200 count) Notebook Paper, Stylus (optional)
Language Arts anchor texts, May purchase as paperback or online iBook.
Gr. 7 Regular and Advanced— Freak the Mighty, by Rodman Philbrick
Gr. 8 Regular only—The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton
Gr. 8 Advanced only– Animal Farm, by George Orwell
Honors English 9 anchor texts: (Please purchase Of Mice and Men for the start of school. Your teacher will give you further instructions for the rest)
Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
Night, by Elie Wiesel
Frankenstein (unabridged), by Mary Shelley
Staying Fat For Sarah Byrnes, by Chris Crutcher
Romeo and Juliet (side-by-side translation)
Band/Orchestra Supply List: 1″ Binder with Notebook Paper (200 count)
Athletic update: All information about fall sports at MMS is now available on the MMS website, under the Athletics tab. Please make sure to check for start dates, tryout dates and what is needed. Contact Asst. Athletic Director Brian Rawlins at email@example.com if you have questions.
If you are looking for a fun FREE summer camp for your children please check out the Hilliard Free Lunch Summer Camp. The camp runs from Friday, June 14 – July 28, 2017. There are games, art, special guests and summer reading support with healthy lunch served daily, (no pork products ever served.) The camp is open to children aged kindergarten and older. There is limited busing available from some areas.
You can register at Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church for all camp locations on Wednesday, June 7 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – 3500 Main St. Hilliard.
If you have a teen interested in volunteering there are many openings still. For more info click here.
We are proud to recognize 268 students from the 2017 graduating class who took part in this year’s academic signing. To be a part of this prestigious ceremony a student must have earned at least $20,000 in scholarships to attend college. This year our students have earned over $39 million. Congratulations to these students and their families.
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.
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…
We are extremely grateful that the Hilliard School Community voted to support the recent school levy. While any levy campaign is a challenge, it was great to share our district message face-to-face with thousands in our community. We are proud of the work we do, passionate about our mission, and optimistic about the future. Part of the levy success is building a new Memorial Middle School. Our team has launched a web page to keep our community up to date on the construction progress. You can watch the progression here.
Operationally we have hit the ground running with construction. We are proud to partner with Eramo & Sons, a Hilliard-based company, on the site work for the new middle school. Our selected architectural firm, Fanning/Howey, is also a local company and our commercial construction management firm, Elford, has many Hilliard connections as well. We have great partners in the building project – all of whom bring world-class technical skills while also being personally invested in our Hilliard Schools. We simply have the best team in central Ohio working on the building.
While we are beginning the construction process for the new building, we are also preparing for several major projects and improvements at our existing facilities. As we shared during the campaign, there will be work on parking lots, roofs, and security taking place this summer. We will also use existing revenue for improvements inside and outside our buildings – traditional painting, carpet replacement, and renovations to areas that need upkeep and improvement. Our buildings are a community investment; we must keep up with maintenance to keep our students warm, safe, and dry.
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.