Washington Students Combine Art and History

Amina is an African American artist who did a lot of her work about her life, her journey, and experiences. She notably created a mural that goes up the stairs at the Columbus main library downtown. Students looked at a piece she created about the people who started the community she lived in Columbus. They took that idea and related it to their lives and journeys. Students thought about a main theme for their art, something they are working on in the lives, and they created a sentence describing Read More

The Best of the Best

Think back to your own school days. Who was your favorite teacher?

What qualities did that teacher bring to the learning environment?

More importantly, what qualities did your favorite teacher bring out in you?

When I think back to my favorite teachers, they inspired me to perform better. They often inspired me to surpass my own expectations. Read More

Crossing Guards Needed

Are you looking for a part time opportunity and the chance to become a member of the Hilliard family? We are looking for an energetic person for the position of Crossing Guard at Horizon Elementary! This is two hours per day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon and will begin in January. This could be an excellent position for a stay at home parent or even a grandparent. Please share this with anyone you think might be interested. You can email: Roy_Walker@hboe.org to apply.

Media Specialists Become Authors

Media Specialists, and writing team, Liz Deskins from Bradley High School and Christina Dorr from Weaver Middle School, have just published their first book, Linking Picture Book Biographies to National Content Standards: 200+ Lives to Explore.

The publisher says this book, “pairs narrative nonfiction biographies rich in language and illustrations with national content standards in the social studies, science, and the arts. Picture book biographies are ideal for promoting nonfiction reading at all ages. This single-volume book saves you time by handing you the best in new picture book biographies accompanied by unit and lesson ideas.”

Liz and Christina continually strive to find the best in new literature to share with their students and teachers. This collaboration demonstrates the value we place on the power of the team. It helps create a great place to learn and a great place to work. Read more about the book.

Brown Elementary Visits Art Exhibit

In the fifth grade art class at Brown, students have been exploring how art can express how people feel. Part of the visual arts curriculum standards is to understand that the context of art can affect how that object is perceived. The standard also includes describing how personal experiences can influence artistic preferences. In an effort to create an authentic learning opportunity for the students they went on a field trip to the Dublin Arts Council to view the Alfred Tibor exhibit. Read More

Teens and the Internet – The Power and Pitfalls of a Digital Life


By Rich Boettner, Chief Technology Officer

As we look around our classrooms this year it’s amazing to see our students using iPads in just about every subject. They have been a great tool for our students. Students are doing group projects, turning in assignments and monitoring their own grades in Canvas. We work every day to prepare our students to be Ready for Tomorrow. Giving students the chance to learn with the latest technology allows them to grow in the digital world. With this though comes great responsibility and we must teach students to be good digital citizens and to protect their digital footprint. Read More