Hilliard Recognized on the College Board’s 5th Annual AP® District Honor Roll

Hilliard City Schools is one of just 547 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 5th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. Reaching these goals indicates our district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for the opportunity of AP. Since 2012, we have increased the number of students participating in AP while improving the number of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.

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Hilliard Mayor Visits Horizon Elementary

Hilliard Mayor Don Schonhardt visited Horizon Elementary to talk with first grade students about being a leader. The students asked questions on how to be a good leader and learned what it takes to lead our community. The students listened as he talked about working with others to accomplish a goal. Inspiring our students to learn they can be leaders at Hilliard City Schools and beyond, prepares them to be Ready for Tomorrow.

Bradley Literature Classes Tackle Tough Content

Bradley was very excited to host their 2nd author visit this year on Thursday, November 13! Jay Asher deals with realistic issues that students face today. His book, 13 Reasons Why, deals with challenging topics, including bullying and suicide, issues that high school students live with in their worlds. Penguin Publishing sponsored this visit on Jay Asher’s tour 50 Schools in 50 States: Take a Stand Against Bullying. Hilliard Bradley High School was the only school selected for Ohio. Expenses were offset with a grant from the Hilliard Education Foundation.

Presidential Turkeys Visit Avery

Third and fourth grade students at Avery Elementary received a very special visit from some very special turkeys. Each year the President of the United States is presented with turkeys from the person serving as chairman of the National Turkey Federation. This year, Gary Cooper, chief operating officer of Cooper Farms in Central Ohio, serves as the chairman; therefore, Cooper Farms gets the honor of raising the presidential flock. Read More

J.W. Reason Team Works with Ohio Department of Education

The fifth grade team at J.W. Reason is working with the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) to write a lesson plan for math. Amanda Davell, Emily Eichar, and Scott Jones are recording their planning sessions while writing a lesson plan and submitting their work for feedback. Read More

Davidson Welcomes Special Guests

The Hilliard Davidson Pre-Engineering Department welcomed Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Midwest Region Vice President William White to their school last week. William grew up in Lima, played for THE Ohio State Buckeye football team and was drafted into the NFL. He received numerous scholar-athlete awards while at OSU, graduated with a degree in Metallurgical Engineering and after his professional football career worked in engineering for years developing technologies to improve fitness. Read More

Davidson Alumna Working Toward Space Travel

Jillian Yuricich has dreamed of going to space since she was five years old. The Davidson alumna is currently studying to be an aerospace engineer at The Ohio State University. She has had internships with Rolls Royce, NASA and the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command in southern Maryland.

Yuricich says, “the first time I was exposed to outer space was in our first grade solar system curriculum. I was at Norwich with Mrs. Wittig and I asked her if we could go “there”, to space. She said that you could, but you have to be an astronaut. From then on, I had no problem telling people what I wanted to be when I grew up.”

She talks about how her TARGET, FOCUS, advanced math and science classes here in Hilliard gave her the tools to keep challenging herself. “It was a good habit to make at such a young age. And I have Hilliard City Schools to thank deeply for that.” You can read more about this amazing Hilliard grad in an article in Buckeye Voices.