School Age Child Care Family Breakfast

The students and families participating in the School Age Child Care Program at Washington Elementary enjoyed a Hawaiian themed breakfast together. A couple times a year each SACC program invites families in to enjoy some time together. Students can show parents what they are up to each morning or afternoon, and families can get to know the staff a little better.

Registration is now open for the 2014-15 school year. For the following schools, a Read More

Class of 2014 . . . Help Wanted

Graduation speeches are often a challenge for school superintendents. When parents, families, and friends come to a graduation ceremony they want to see students walk across the stage, they want to hear that special name, and they want to celebrate with the graduates. Graduation is about the students; it’s not about the speeches given by adults. Nevertheless, as a superintendent I am tasked with sharing a few words with the graduates. I am expected to be funny, to share wisdom, to extend best wishes, and to do it all in under 4 minutes. No one wants to hear a long-winded superintendent . . . it is about the graduates.

This year, my first year in Hilliard, I am asking for your help. Graduation is about you . . . the graduates. I am proud to ask you – our seniors – to help me craft my graduation remarks at each of our high schools. How am I going to do this? Read More

Ridgewood Mind Munchers Take 1st Place

A group of 5th grade students from Ridgewood Elementary competed in the State Finals for Destination Imagination. According to Mission Statement, Destination Imagination develops opportunities that inspire the global community of learners to utilize diverse approaches in applying 21st Century Skills and creativity. This unique learning opportunity prepares students to be Ready for Tomorrow by encouraging teams to work through tasks while incorporating science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the arts, and service learning. Read More

Education Advisory Committee

Superintendent John Marschhausen is proud to announce the members of the Education Advisory Committee (EAC). These applicants were selected from over 100 applicants. The committee will meet quarterly to provide a diverse perspective on various issues. The EAC will meet for the first time on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

Members of the committee are: Read More

Celebrating Excellence

This is the third year for Hilliard City Schools Celebrating Excellence staff recognition program. We are committed to excellence, and committed to recognizing our fellow employees who go the extra mile to meet the needs of our students. While the roles and titles of each honoree are different, they all have a passion for doing a job that that goes above and beyond expectations. Read More

The Dream Makers Among Us

A future Superintendent, willing to dream

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.

As Lady Liberty greeted thousands of dreamers to the new world, to freedom, and to the land of unending opportunities it was clear that everyone was welcome. The American Dream was available to all that cross the great ocean – to each individual that left the old world to experience the new. A better life, a limitless future was at the fingertips there on Ellis Island . . . it was in the air. It was magic! Read More

What’s He Thinking…German Course Offerings

There have been many questions circulating about the future of the German program in the Hilliard City Schools. In a time of limited financial resources, we must continually evaluate each program, scheduling needs, and potential new course offerings. While the administration is considering many possibilities regarding the instruction of German in the future, we want our students and parents to know the facts about the their educational opportunities. Here is what I know at this time:

  1. No German language class is being cut for the 2014-15 School Year. We had to make some choices about offerings at the middle school level due to balancing courses; students were offered options. We will continue to offer German 1-5 for the next school year. Read More