A Wellness Lesson Goes out to Lunch

Teaching students about wellness can be tough in the younger grades. The first grade teachers at Crossing partnered with the local owners of Jimmy John’s in order to bring a curriculum standard to real life. In order to demonstrate the basic skill of health and nutrition, the students walked to the restaurant and had lunch. They were taught about making healthy choices while eating out. The owner graciously donated lunch for each student in first grade saying he really wants to support students and teachers in our community. Partnerships such as these are why Hilliard students get real world opportunities as they prepare to be Ready for Tomorrow.

Student Marketing for Student Performances

Students in the New Horizon after school program took a chance at creating a commercial to help promote an outdoor classroom and performance stage. Students used iPads and computers to design and present their ideas, and then a second group of students helped stain, paint, plant, and create this promotional and informative video.

The students worked with Mr. D’Andrea and local Landscape Designer Michael Creath after school to create the outdoor stage. This was truly an opportunity for students to work with our business community partners on a project that will last for many years to come.

Honoring our Tolles Students

The Tolles staff honored 41 students during the district’s second annual Lift Awards, sponsored by the Tolles Parent Advisory Board. The award was started to honor students who go above and beyond to help others, approach school with a good attitude, are passionate about their program, show respect to staff and students, or those who have “lifted” themselves during their time at Tolles. Students were nominated by staff members and honored during a special reception.

We want to congratulate these Hilliard students for being recognized: Read More

Third Grade Economic Decisions

Hilliard Crossing third graders took a trip to Tinapple Plaza to learn about making economic decisions. They each had $3.50 to spend. They took time to learn about opportunity costs, positive and negative incentives, markets, producers and consumers. Authentic learning prepares our students to be Ready for Tomorrow.

From Food Safety Lesson to Cookout

More than 100 students in Claire Roderick’s Family and Consumer Science Classes at Heritage Middle School had the opportunity to learn firsthand about food safety, preparation and nutrition. The owner of Mosley’s Meat Market in Hilliard spent the morning teaching students about safe handling of raw meats and how to grill the meats and Read More

Celebrating Excellence 2016

This is the fifth year for our Celebrating Excellence staff recognition program. We are committed to excellence, and committed to recognizing our fellow employees who go the extra mile to meet the needs of our students. Across the district, there are more than 1,500 employees.

Today we honor these 12 employees who emulated the characteristics of this distinguished honor. Read More