Hilliard Education Foundation Grant Awards

The Hilliard Education Foundation is thrilled to announce three grant awards given out this spring totaling over $5,500. Congratulations to the following winning projects.

Beth Boza and Amanda Schaeffer from Heritage Middle School Art Department will create a permanent art installation in the courtyard of Heritage. The proposed installation would be comprised of student created tiles installed on the four pillars facing the inside of the courtyard. The tiles would be student designed and celebrate the four “C’s” of education, communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking. Read More

The Tom Stahl Administrator’s Scholarship Awards

The Tom Stahl Administrator’s Scholarship Awards were started 14 years ago to give back to some of our Hilliard students that will become future educators. Funds are raised through an annual golf tournament as well as donations and sponsorships. Over the past 14 years the scholarships awarded to the three high schools is approaching $100,000. It is with great pleasure that we congratulate these future teachers. Read More

Carton 2 Garden Contest

The students in Mrs. Z’s class at Darby Creek Elementary are competing in the Carton 2 Garden Contest. This opportunity allows students to explore gardening from many sides. Students had to use a minimum of 100 milk cartons to plant seeds in order to begin the garden. They also had to create a piece of art using the cartons. Mrs. Z’s students chose to create an Autism Awareness Ribbon and a character from Minecraft. The hope is to win this national challenge, with a $2500 prize, in order to build a community garden at Darby Creek. View a video the class made to show their hard work.

Final Exam Changes

Tests and assessments . . . students have been taking them in American schools for generations. Exams are part of our school culture; we test students to see what they know, where they need to improve, and if our instructional practices are reaching the students. I don’t know an educator who believes we should get rid of all assessments. We must have accountability in our schools.

The recent focus on assessments in Ohio has garnered a great deal of media attention. Teachers, parents, and students have expressed serious concerns about the amount of testing we are doing in our public schools. There is legislation pending to reduce the time spent on state assessments; our legislators have heard us and are considering a myriad of options. Read More

Strong Schools Mean Strong Communities

Through the Hilliard Way video series we have heard about our local curriculum control, our blended learning, our college and career preparations and how we help keep the local economy strong. In this video we hear from Hilliard Mayor Don Schonhardt and Superintendent John Marschhausen. They discuss how the Hilliard Way helps create a stronger local community and our leaders of tomorrow. The entire Hilliard Way video series is located on the district homepage.