In an effort to reach out to all students in the district, the McVey Innovative Learning Center will be open after school and on weekends. This will let students use pre-engineering computers, a 3D printer, 30 desktop computers, the iMac collaborative space, mounted flat screens, the Fish Tank, collaborative space for up to 50 students and many more resources. Students in grades 6-12 are welcome during the after-hours and students 5th grade and younger are permitted while accompanied by a staff member. To check out hours and available resources just go to the MILC web page. Students do need to register here before showing up.
In an effort to keep students on track during the end of the school year, the Hilliard Schools Board of Education voted to update the start and end dates of the 2014-15 school year calendar. “From an instructional standpoint, keeping students focused on academic work for two weeks after Memorial Day is a huge challenge,” said Superintendent John Marschhausen. “I believe the classroom time in August is significantly more valuable than a week in June.” Read More
Scioto Darby Elementary School is focused on inspiring compassion in their school community this year. Keeping in line with the district’s wellness curriculum, part of which is effective communication through collaboration, Music Teacher Joyce Brandt has her students singing The Beatle’s song, “We Can Work It Out.” It’s a way to infuse personal, social and civic responsibilities in their school. The lyrics of that one song are helping students learn how to listen, express themselves, and show respect for others. Good communicators and problem solvers successfully resolve conflicts with compassion.
Lisa Galvin is in a sea of scarlet and grey while directing the OSU Marching Band during the Star Spangled Banner. She was invited by Director Jonathan Waters to be the guest conductor in the Shoe before the OSU/ San Diego State game on September 7. The Hilliard Schools Music Teacher says she was honored to help commemorate the 40th anniversary of women being allowed to try out for the band. She added it was an absolute career highlight and a thrill of a lifetime.
“When the street lights come on, it is time to come home,” was a common direction for me as an elementary aged child. Those afternoons and evenings of hitting home runs to win the series or finally helping the Rebellion defeat Darth Vader are childhood activities that sparked imagination, built relationship skills and kept me running. Read More
The Alton Darby Elementary School Compost Club presented their efforts and lessons to the Board of Education during their regular meeting on September 9. This group of students, staff and parents work together to teach students about the environment, renewable and non-renewable resources, plant cycles and wellness. They have also enhanced their school grounds with a real garden in which they have grown various fruits, vegetables and worms. Principal Greg Hennes, Art Teacher Becky Bowers and the students shared how they brought this science curriculum lesson to life for a truly authentic learning partnership.