The Hilliard City Schools’ Board of Education met during an Organizational and regular meeting on Monday, January 13, 2014. The following highlights some of the major items discussed and decided. For additional information about the board, visit the district’s website at www.hilliardschools.org.
Swearing in newly elected members
Treasurer Brian Wilson administered the oath of office to three board members who were re-elected to serve on the board in November 2013. Each member will serve a four-year term from January 2014 – December 2017. Congratulations to Paul Lambert who is serving his second term, Andy Teater who is beginning his third term on the board and Lisa Whiting who is starting her eighth year on the board. Read More
We have certainly had an unusual winter. We have had near record cold, above average snowfall and great fluctuations in temperature. It is early January and we have already utilized three calamity days. So how do we keep our mission of ensuring every student is Ready for Tomorrow while also ensuring the safety of students during the highs and lows of the winter months? One option we will now consider using is a two-hour delay. Read More
Hilliard Darby High School hosted more than 350 students for a Central Ohio Thespian Conference. This was the first time the event was held at Darby High School. The Ohio Educational Theatre Association, which organized the conference, works with parent organizations, the Educational Theatre Association, theatre industry leaders, theatre professionals and theatre faculty and staff throughout the state to advocate for quality Arts Education in Ohio. Giving students opportunities to network with peers about their passions lets them be Ready for Tomorrow.
Eight of the Hilliard elementary music teachers got together to learn folk dances. Professional growth is a priority for Hilliard City Schools. When teachers work together to learn more we are able to ensure our students grow each day, and that every student is Ready for Tomorrow. Dance is a key part of the performing arts curriculum of teaching students to communicate a response to music using dance, drama, or visual art. Students learn to recognize organizational elements, symbolic expressions, and visual or auditory imagery that communicate meaning, and place in cultural and historical context.
Hilliard City Schools is looking for substitute bus drivers. The starting salary is $15.75 per hour and $16.25 per hour after 30 days. You must have a clear driver’s abstract. Apply online.
Congratulations to 27 Hilliard high school students who will display pieces of their art work at the 2014 Central Ohio Region Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition. The exhibit will run from January 17 through February 1 and will be held at the Canzani Center at the Columbus College of Art and Design. Read More
The Hilliard City School District was able to offer a helping hand to the Norwich Township Fire Department. The firefighters were on the scene of a house fire Wednesday morning working in the bitter cold. A Hilliard School Bus was at the scene to offer the men and women a place to warm up in between shifts fighting the flames. Embracing our community is all part of being Ready for Tomorrow.