Media Specialists Network with Authors and other Leaders

Liz Deskins, Bradley Media Specialist, and Christina Dorr, Weaver Media Specialist, attended the annual conference of the American Library Association in San Francisco this summer. Both participated in a variety of workshops, meetings, and special events designed to bring more exciting opportunities back to Hilliard students. Read More

Throwback Thursday – Maria’s Message

The Hilliard City Schools Board of Education passed a resolution to designate Maria’s Message part of all three high school homecoming weeks. During the board meeting on September 22, several student leaders from each high school, along with the board of education and several administrators, took the pledge administered by Dom Tiberi. Dom and his wife lost their daughter a year ago in a distracted driving car crash. Read More

Hilliard Diversity Coordinator Wins NEA Award

Hilliard City Schools is proud once again to recognize Diversity Coordinator Janet Monseur-Durr as the 2015 National Education Association’s winner of the H. Councill Trenholm Memorial Award. Ms. Monseur-Durr was awarded this honor in March, but was recognized this summer at the National Education Association Human and Civil Rights Award Dinner. You can watch a video that the NEA produced spotlighting the work being done in the Hilliard City School District. Read More

Teacher Tuesdays at the Hilliard Library

Students from Darby Creek and Brown can visit the Hilliard Public Library every Tuesday during the summer reading program which ends August 1st. Darby Creek’s time is from 10:00-11:00 and Brown’s time is from 11:00-12:00. Media Specialist Jill Merkle says the chance to see teachers and have fun with them during the summer brings kids to the library. Their goal is to get students to the library to get books and participate in the summer reading program to prevent a summer slip in literacy skills. The event is very informal. Teachers simply walk around and chat with students about their summer, what they’re reading, and encourage them to participate in the summer reading program.

Four Perfect ACT Scores

We are pleased to announce we have received information of another student in our district who has received a perfect score on the June ACT. Three other students have also achieved the highest possible composite score of 36.

Darby student Grant Merz joins fellow Darby student Chris Long, and Davidson students Rachel Jakes and Heather Haynes. On average, less than one-tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT earns the top score. The composite ACT score is the average between four tests, English, mathematics, reading and science. Read More

Strong Fiscal Management Extends Levy a Fifth Year

Thanks to strong fiscal management, partnerships with caring employees, level state funding, innovative educational opportunities and doing business differently the Hilliard City School District is pleased to announce it will not be on the ballot with a levy request in 2015.

“In 2011 our community passed a 5.9-mill operating levy with a commitment that the funding would last for three years,” shared Board of Education President Doug Maggied. “We are very pleased that thanks to strong fiscal management and stable funding from the state, we will be able to extend that commitment to five years.” Read More