Mr. Ray

Ray Ayala had been a custodian for 12 years in the preschool. He was well-loved for his crazy hats and loved to play a wide variety of music at dismissal as well as during the evening while he was cleaning. He loved the children! Ray died unexpectedly in February of 2013.

The preschool staff and PTO worked together to keep his memory alive. Laura Dever, a preschool parent, created a painting of his many hats, his love for music and the children. Mr. Ray’s family and friends were on hand for the unveiling of the painting. A commemorative plaque and the painting will be displayed in the preschool office so everyone can enjoy the beautiful work.

Publishing the Next Great Novel

Imagine what it must feel like to publish your first novel. For the kindergarten students at Washington Elementary it was pure joy. The students have written and illustrated their first books, and through the school’s publishing shop, were able to bind them. This meets literacy curriculum standards of vocabulary acquisition through writing. It also meets the standard of beginning to understand the concepts of print. Publishing a book in kindergarten opens new career paths for the student and prepares them to be Ready for Tomorrow.

Ohio State Athletes Read to Second Grade

Student-athletes from the 2nd and Seven Foundation read to students at Alton Darby elementary School. The purpose of the 2nd & 7 Foundation is to help promote literacy. The OSU student-athletes are in schools each week, reading to kids, handing out books, and reminding the 2nd grade students why reading is so important. Collaborative programs like this help empower our students to be Ready for Tomorrow.

Inspire Through Conversation

We live in a world dominated by absolutes – a world that is lived at the extremes.

We live in a world focused on the immediate – a world that doesn’t want to wait.

We live in a world that is fast to blame, slow to forgive – a world that seeks the silver bullet at the expense of the process.

The extremes – the immediacy and the blame – that so often dominate our world today often fly in the face of innovation, of problem solving . . . of learning itself. Learning isn’t always immediate; learning is a process. Learning requires experiences and learning requires ownership. Read More

Hilliard Students and Staff Care

Hilliard City Schools cares about the community in which we live and work. During this time of year there are many programs that the staff and the students participate in to help local families. Our families inspire us when they join in and help. Each school found a way to give back that is unique to their community. When students and staff work together to create a better community it shows that we are Ready For Tomorrow. Here is a list of some of the holiday season fundraisers.

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Sounds of the Season

Band members at Hilliard Memorial Middle School played several holiday selections during their holiday open house. Here is a list of upcoming musical concerts in the district. Everyone is welcome to attend any or all events.

  • Darby Celebration Concert – Wednesday December 11, 7 p.m.
  • Bradley Winterfest Concert – Wednesday December 11, 7 p.m.
  • Darby Celebration Concert – Thursday December 12, 7 p.m.
  • Bradley Winterfest Concert – Thursday December 12, 7 p.m.
  • Davidson Holiday Choir Concert – Sunday December 15, 2 p.m.
  • Davidson Alumni Concert – Sunday December 15, 5 p.m.
  • Weaver Middle School Orchestra Concert – Monday December 16, 7 p.m.