Crossing Kindergartners Adopt a Pet

The kindergarten students have been studying all about the animals we keep as pets. At the end of the unit the students decided to see if they would be able to have a pet in their classroom. Their first step was to read and research about different pets and then they needed to vote to select a pet. They next wrote a letter to the Principal to get permission.

They then began to work with Petland. One of their employees worked with the students to teach them the animal’s traits and how to help them survive. He explained what wouldn’t work in a classroom. After a month of hard work they earned money at home and responsibility points in class and got a hamster. Thanks to Petland for donating the cool cage and hamster. We know how important our community partnerships are and we are grateful to work with businesses in town.

Facility Task Force Reports to the Board of Education

The Facilities Task Force Committee has concluded its research and analysis of the future facility needs of the Hilliard City School District. The community-led committee presented its findings to the Board of Education in February.

The group, which met between November 2015 and February 2016, was charged with reviewing the current capacities of all schools in the district, as well as studying past enrollment trends and future enrollment projections, the impact of current and future housing developments, and facility maintenance and sustainability. Read More

Hilliard Station Roller Coasters

The 6th grade students at Station have been studying a roller coaster to better understand potential and kinetic energy and motion. Students constructed roller coasters to demonstrate their understanding of these standards. Students then presented to judges from the Ohio State Roller Coaster Club, Engineering students from the three high schools, and their teachers. You can watch this video to see some of the authentic learning taking place at Station.

 

Weaver 3D Art Teapots

Weaver’s Advanced 3D Art just finished their functional art unit. For this assignment students demonstrated increased technical skill in ceramics and craftsmanship by using more complex processes, such as slab building and wheel-throwing to design teapots and cups. Each teapot and cup unify through theme, color and texture. To celebrate the success of the project, Mrs. Murlin hosted a “Tea” party, so students could use their functional art work.

Hour of Code at Britton and Norwich

Students from Britton and Norwich Elementary worked together for a 2-school Hour of Code assembly. They heard from speakers who talked about the computer science and robotics classes offered at Davidson and Tolles, the history of computer programming, and saw a robotic dog the Davidson students built. Read More