Kindergarten Registration Fun

The Hilliard City School District is in the process of Kindergarten screenings for the 2014-15 school year. These little ones will be attending Ridgewood Elementary in the fall. During the screening, district-trained kindergarten screeners test your child’s readiness skills. Your child’s vision, speech, and hearing will also be evaluated.

If your child will be five years of age on or before September 30, 2014, he/she is eligible to start kindergarten during the 2014-15 school year. Parents should visit the HCSD website at to complete online registration. Contact the Hilliard City Schools Records Compliance Office at (614) 921-7096 if you are unsure of which elementary is the “home” school for your child.

Food Service Department Openings

The Hilliard City Schools’ Food Service Department is looking for people who care about children and quality service to work in the cafeterias. Most shifts are part time with no evenings or weekends. If you are interested in applying, please come to the main office at Bradley High School, 2800 Walker Road to complete an application. Positions start at $8.50 per hour and are available for all skill levels.

Parents as Teachers

Many Hilliard School parents have a unique expertise in their daily lives that our teachers are able to tap into. Dr. Amanda Toland is one of those parents. She is a molecular geneticist from The Ohio State University and she has a student at Tharp Sixth Grade School. She has been collaborating with Mr. Hans, one of the science teachers, about her latest research involving skin cancer. The two worked together to create a lesson where the students were able to explore the basics of cancer, examine normal and metastasized cells under microscopes to observe structural differences, and apply their prior learning to understand her research. It’s important to keep our parents and teachers working together so that all of our students are Ready for Tomorrow.

Ridgewood Elementary helps Make A Wish

Ridgewood Elementary Student Council held a fundraiser to benefit one of their own students who qualified for the Make A Wish Foundation. They held a spirit week with various events and fundraisers. The Student Council representatives counted and rolled all the change collected. The school raised $839.25. Learning to embrace their peers inspires everyone to be Ready for Tomorrow.