Online Lunch Live from the ILC – Today, Wednesday, April 23

Join Superintendent John Marschhausen, Ph.D. for another Online Lunch today at noon. Marschhausen will be joined by students and staff at the McVey Innovative Learning Center (ILC) as they share their success from this first year and plans for the future as well. You can join the conversation and ask questions of top district leaders by logging in to the web-based session. Learn how this innovative approach to education is changing the face of learning for Hilliard Schools students!

The Online Lunch Meeting will open a half hour prior to start:

During login, choose Enter as a Guest, type in your name and click Enter Room.

You will need the volume turned up on your computer to hear the presentation.


You may need to install a software plugin called Adobe Flash to participate in the forum.

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Darby Journalists Win Awards

Congratulations to Hilliard Darby High School’s student newspaper staff who produces the Panther Press. They won a first place rating for newspapers through the Ohio Scholastic Media Association contest. This staff works each month to brainstorm their own story ideas, write, edit and design the paper. Judges review the stories that are submitted and decide on the overall ranking as well as the individual awards. There were also many individual award winners: Read More

Celebrating Excellence Winners

Hilliard City Schools is an amazing place with so many outstanding employees. As a school community, we must take the time to honor those who go the extra mile for our students. It is with this spirit Superintendent John Marschhausen is proud to announce the ten winners of this year’s Celebrating Excellence Staff Recognition Program. Read More

School-Age Child Care Program Registration for 2014-15 School Year

Open registration for families new to SACC will begin on April 30.

For the following schools, a completed registration form, registration fee and the first tuition payment will be required in order to complete the enrollment of your child in the SACC program. Alton Darby, Avery, Hilliard Horizon, Beacon, J.W. Reason, Britton, Ridgewood, Brown, Scioto Darby, Hilliard Crossing and Washington are open. Parents will be notified by mail to confirm their registration.

Beginning April 30 you can get the forms here, or from your child’s school.

Forms should be mailed to: HILLIARD SACC, P.O. BOX 877, Hilliard OH 43026

For the following schools there will be a lottery drawing. Read More

Avery Elementary Helps Wildlife Program in Rwanda

Students at Avery Elementary raised money for Partners in Conservation this month. The group, based at the Columbus Zoo, raises money to help the wildlife in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. They begin by helping the people. They share different ways the people can provide for their families without going into the protected forest where endangered animals reside. Read More

Hilliard Memorial Middle School Citizenship Winners

Congratulations to the Hilliard Memorial Middle School’s 16th Annual Citizenship Bee winners. Much like a spelling bee tests a student on spelling; this lets students demonstrate their citizenship skills. From left to right the winners are Jennifer Morrison- 2nd place, Courtney Bockbrader- 3rd place and Jackson Wagner- 1st place. This is a fun way to test the information they learn in the eighth grade social studies curriculum.

iPads in Algebra

Each week Rich Boettner, Director of Technology, is blogging about the use of technology in use every day at Hilliard City Schools. This week he spotlights Brent Bower who has been using his iPad to help students in Algebra. He has been using the iPad for the past couple of years. Using Educreations, he records problem-solving techniques and sends them to the students to refer to later when they are trying to do their homework. You can read Rich’s blog here, and watch the Algebra video below.