Throwback Thursday – Online Lunch Highlights ILC

Superintendent John Marschhausen, Ph.D. and Director of Innovation and Extended Learning shared the successes from the first year of the McVey Innovative Learning Center during an Online Lunch in May. Couldn’t make it for the session? No problem! Simply watch the video as part of your throwback Thursday!

Now Hiring Part-time Positions with Aramark School Support Services

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 and positions are available for all skill levels. They are especially seeking cashier and general prep positions. Call the Aramark employment information line at 614-921-5746 today. Background checks are required for this position and Aramark is an equal opportunity employer.

Hilliard Blood Battle of the Band

Join the Hilliard Music Boosters and the America Red Cross in a friendly competition to help save lives and make a difference in our community. The Hilliard Blood Battle of the Bands will take place on Friday, July 25 at all three high schools from 2 to 8 p.m. You can schedule your donation appointment by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or by visiting www.redcross.org. Read More

A Summer State of Mind

Summer is a time for rejuvenation, reflection and relaxation. It doesn’t matter if you take a vacation to the beach, escape to a lake or simply enjoy the slower pace at home – summer is when we simply seem to have more time. We are greeted by daylight early each morning and outdoor activities are extended well into the evening.

It is often difficult to see the telltale reminders that it isn’t an endless summer. Those back to school sales, emails from coaches and principals regarding upcoming parent meetings and fall clothing appearing in stores all serve as reality checks – summer will slowly begin to shift into a return to faster pace, packed calendars and frantic activities of fall. Read More

Dare to Dream of Change

We must recognize differences as we assess students – there is no single test to measure every student’s mastery. How we provide instruction, inspire creativity, embrace diversity and empower greatness must be personalized . . . education can’t take place on an assembly line. We are not preparing students for the industrial age; we are cultivating students to be problem solvers, creative thinkers and inspired leaders. Read More

Complexities of Measuring Effectiveness

“Why are there so many different measurers reported for the third grade reading test?

“Why do the Ohio Department of Education and the district report different percentages? Are you trying to hide something?”

“What are the real OAA results?”

These are all quotes that have been sent in my direction – either in person or on social media – from community members about the reporting of third grade reading assessments. These questions provide a great opportunity for conversations – meaningful, honest communications about accountability. Read More

English Language Enrichment Program

Every summer the Hilliard City Schools offer beginning and intermediate English language learners a summer enrichment program. This year there are almost 200 students participating. The curriculum is based on Ohio’s English Language Proficiency Standards. J.W. Reason Teacher Eric Gulley is the summer coordinator. He and the staff put together this video to show a little more about the summer program.