Elimination of BCD – Blame, Complain, Defend

In his book, Above the Line, Ohio State Football Coach Urban Meyer shares, “My advice to leaders: ruthlessly eliminate BCD. Instead of accountability, BCD creates a culture of excuse making and victimization – things that are toxic for your organization and performance.”

BCD – blame, complain, and defend – is often an immediate first reaction when we are confronted with difficult situations. For some, BCD has become a habit. It has become a default way of reacting to challenging events. But as Coach Meyer explains, “BCD has never solved a problem, achieved a goal, or improved a relationship. Stop wasting your time and energy on something that will never help you.” Read More

Girls on the Run

Many of our elementary schools participate in Girls on the Run each year. The Girls on the Run Program not only encourages each participant to finish a 5K run, it also teaches the girls how to get along well with others, how to be a good friend and how to handle difficult situations that they will encounter in life. Congrats to all of the girls for finishing the 5k on Saturday. Preparing students to be Ready for Tomorrow means giving them the tools to grow into successful community members. We are proud of them and also thankful to all of the parents and running buddies for their support.

Reminders as the Weather Changes!

This is an article Dr. Marschhausen wrote almost a year ago to the date. It has some important reminders as we see our weather get colder and the dreaded SNOW word creeps out again!

I’ve been asked several questions about our calamity days. It seems that the decision making process is a bit mysterious to some – especially the students who follow me on Twitter. There is no mystery – we put safety first, gather all available information, and make the best decision possible at the time. Here are a couple common questions from the past couple days, with my short answer to each. My goal is for our community – our parents and students – to understand the decision making process. Read More

County Commissioners Recognize Art Students

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners celebrated local high school students that exemplify excellence in academic disciplines and/or visual and performing arts. Thirty-two students from around Franklin County were recognized for their scholastic and artistic achievements including Davidson senior Michaela Chilenski, Darby senior Hannah Lee and Bradley senior Loren West.

This recognition program is a partnership with the Greater Columbus Arts Council, which hosted a breakfast for the students, their families, and school representatives prior to the meeting, and mirrors the partnership between the Commissioners and the Greater Columbus Sports Commission through which local high school state champion athletes are seasonally recognized.

Hilliard Thanks our Veterans

Over the past two weeks students in every Hilliard School have been finding ways to honor our veterans. These photos show just a small sample of events that were held. We believe that preparing students to be Ready for Tomorrow means giving them a clear understanding of those who fought for us to have the lives we live today. Here are just some of the events that were held throughout our district. Read More