iPads for First Grade Reading and Math

Director of Technology Rich Boettner blogs about how Hilliard students are using iPads in the classroom every day. This week he spotlights Deb Fraizer and her first grade students at Darby Creek Elementary. Mrs. Frazier uses iPads daily as just one more tool for her student’s learning. They use a variety of apps and websites to support their learning such as Educreation, Pixie and Kidblog. They frequently use it for writing but also use it for math workshops.


Vote for Physics Students National Video Contest

Hilliard Davidson High School physics students are participating in a national video contest being sponsored by James Madison University. Out of nearly 100 videos submitted, Davidson has 11 finalists! One of the categories for judging is “popularity” and is determined by the number of views per video on the YouTube channel for JMU. Follow this link to view Davidson finalists, note: there are 11 with ‘Davidson’ in the title. We have until May 7th to get the most votes! Read More

Norwich Elementary to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Join the fun and remember 20 years of education excellence at Norwich Elementary School on April 24, 2014 from 4 – 8 p.m. Enjoy an art show and a performance by the school choir as well as the reveal of several murals. Superintendent John Marschhausen will recognize the community while retired teachers share a cookbook created just for the special occasion. Earlier this year a time capsule was opened by former principal Karen Lehrer. The artifacts are in the Media center for viewing. Current students will dedicate a new time capsule. All residents are invited to join in the fun as the students and staff remember 20 years of educational excellence.

Earth Day at Hilliard Crossing Elementary

The kindergarten students at Hilliard Crossing Elementary are celebrating Earth Day with a community service program. As part of kindergarten science curriculum the students in Megan Sovic’s class have been learning about the Earth’s natural resources, where garbage goes, how we can reuse items to make something new and how can we get our message out to others.

One big goal the class has is to teach others about keeping the Earth clean. They began a project to decorate Kroger bags with a clean Earth message. Students in the entire school helped out. They decorated over 300 bags that will be given out on Earth Day at the Kroger on Hilliard Rome Road in Hilliard. Giving students the chance to change the world today prepares them to be Ready for Tomorrow.

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.

To check your computer go to: https://hilliard.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm


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