Students and staff in the Hilliard City Schools embraced a Kid President challenge for the month of October. The challenge was to collect as many socks as possible and donate to homeless shelters in their own communities. We are proud to say our community brought in more than 5000 pairs of socks which are being given to various charities. Scioto Darby gave socks to the Hilltop Lutheran Church free program, to help homeless families recovering from drug addictions and mental health issues. Central Office staff donated socks to the Taking it to the Streets Homeless Connection. Students from J.W. Reason, Horizon, Norwich and Weaver and Heritage Middle schools all participated in the challenge. Read More

Socratic Seminar

Honors English Nine students from all three middle schools took part in a Socratic Seminar at the ILC. Pam Antos says teachers have been doing Socratic Seminars for years, but often they are reserved for older students. She tried it with her eighth grade students and says it has been a huge success. Read More

Aramark Seeks Part-time Employees

Aramark is seeking people who care about children and quality service to work part-time in the cafeterias at Hilliard City Schools. No evening or weekend shifts are required. Currently they are seeking cashiers and general prep with positions available for all skill levels. Call the Aramark employment information line at 614-921-5746 today. Background checks are required for these positions and Aramark is an equal opportunity employer.

Author Visits Bradley English Classes

Author Chris Crutcher brought his humor and seriousness to Bradley students as he touched upon subjects about reading, writing, child abuse, neglect, and family issues. He is a therapist who specializes in these subjects, but also a writer inspired by the children he works with. He talked about his novel, Wha­letalk and how he hopes readers can understand the world through a child’s eyes. Read More

Igniting Community Partnerships

First of all, thank you to everyone who attended our State of the Schools events – IGNITE – last week. It was wonderful to see so many partners in education actively engaged and empowered at a district event.

I am proud to host our first Assessment and Accountability Summit. This inaugural event will be the first opportunity for us as a community, to work together and partner on issues that directly impact our students. We must stand-up for Hilliard students; we must be advocates for the children of our community. The proliferation of mandated assessments has reached a tipping point; it is up to us as a community to chart our course for the future. Read More

Help Wanted – Clinic Assistant

Do you love working with children? Does your passion involve supporting the healthcare needs of students? Would you like to have the same schedule as your children with summers off? The Hilliard City School District is currently interviewing for the position of Clinic Assistant. The candidates must be either a Certified Medical Assistant or LPN/RN. Starting pay is $14 per hour with six hours per day and 187 days per year. For immediate consideration, please send a resume and cover letter to and place “Clinic Assistant” in the subject line.

Penny and Peter get Married at Preschool

It’s not often you get to witness a pumpkin marriage but the three and four year old students at the Hilliard Preschool were just that lucky. The marriage ceremony was the celebration at the end of unit of study on pumpkins. The students learned about the life cycles of pumpkins as part of science standards and they learned new vocabulary words as part of the literacy standard.