“The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry” is one of the most quoted literary texts in conversational situations. It is from the 1786 Robert Burns poem “To a Mouse” which was the inspiration for the title of the 1937 novel “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck. It tells us that sometimes no matter how much we work and plan, things still don’t always turn out the way we had wanted. Read More
Students from Weaver Middle School visited First Responders Park in downtown Hilliard and talked to Hilliard Police Chief Doug Francis. Chief Francis shared the significance of the memorial through the eyes of the Hilliard and Norwich Township Departments. He describes this venture as one of his most important moments in not only his professional life but also his personal life. Chief Francis highlighted various aspects of the park including the connection to the Pentagon which he says is home to one of the most impressive tributes to the events of September eleventh. This meets social study curriculum standards of historical thinking with a clear sense of the past, present and future. This includes skills such as locating, researching and interpreting primary and secondary sources so students can begin to understand relationships among events and draw conclusions. Being critical thinkers and drawing their own conclusions creates students who are ready for tomorrow.
Hilliard City Schools cares about our students and their families. District representatives and the entire Beacon Elementary School community were excited to welcome home Captain Jill Dixon, a nurse in the United States Air Force who has been stationed at a base just outside of Afghanistan since April 2012. All six of the Dixon children have attended Beacon Elementary School with the two youngest, twins Alayna and Brianna, in the fourth grade this year. Captain Dixon surprised the twins at school by coming home a week earlier than they had planned. She also presented the school with a United States flag that was flown during a mission.
The Columbus Dispatch recently included the article “Moderate prices and superior schools help Hilliard homes sell quickly” by Jim Weiker. The article explains that the housing market in the Hilliard City School District is outpacing the rest of Central, Ohio in part because of the great schools. “While flashier parts of central Ohio might get the buzz, the housing market in this western suburb has quietly plugged along, outperforming the rest of greater Columbus by every significant measure.” Read the full article
The Hilliard City Schools’ Board of Education met during a regular meeting on Monday, October 14, 2013. The following highlights some of the major items discussed and decided. For additional information about the board, visit the district’s website at www.hilliardschools.org.
Andy Teater, President; Lisa Whiting, Vice President; Heather Keck, member; Paul Lambert, member and Doug Maggied, member.
Eighth grade students in the advanced 3D art class at Hilliard Weaver Middle School worked with a professional sculpture from “Rock on Ice,” to learn about three dimensional art. They were able to work on pumpkins to create their own sculpture. This meets the art curriculum standard of creative expression, by creating artworks that demonstrate understanding of materials, processes, tools and techniques.