The interaction and questions from Twitter have become a vibrant, active part of Hilliard Schools’ communication efforts. While I try to provide answers directly in Twitter when possible, some of the questions require more than 140 characters to provide responsible answers. I’ve addressed a few of these below.
Remember – Thursday, March 13th from 8-9 p.m. will be our next Twitter-Connection Tweet-up. Please join that conversation at #AskHCS. Read More
Students in the Heritage advanced 3-D art class have designed sculptures in which they limited themselves in some way. For example, one group could only use materials made from trees, and another group had to use written content from other classmates to get to the emotional center of the piece. When completed, the students created informative videos to help viewers better understand their projects. Each project is now displayed with a QR code that directly links any viewer to the informational video. Creating opportunities for interactive art prepares students to be Ready for Tomorrow.
As part of National Read Across America Week Horizon Elementary received a visit from the Nation Education Association (NEA) Cat-a-van! Read Across America is a nationwide reading celebration. Preparing our students to be Ready for Tomorrow means inspiring a love for reading today. The NEA read a Dr. Seuss books to students while The Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 and Thing 2 helped the students take the Read Across America Reading Oath. As part of the celebration, Delta Dental made a financial contribution towards the school’s literacy efforts.
Sydney Boone-McDougall, a second grade student at Darby Creek Elementary, wanted to make the lives of sick children just a little better. She asked her teacher Amy Buscemi if they could do something as a class to help. So the second grade decided to make heart magnets for patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. To pay for the magnets they sold Kindness Grams for 25 cents. These are small notes students could give to classmates to let them know how kind they are. Second grade curriculum standards include introduction to economics and this teaches children how to plan an event and provide funding sources to pay for it. Giving children the opportunities to reach out to their community and help others, while being responsible with funding is preparing them to be Ready for Tomorrow.
Task Force Findings Provide Direction for District Vision Moving Forward
Hilliard City Schools intends to use research and information from months of student, staff and community dialogue to determine how to move forward with personal devices and technology integration in the classroom. Superintendent John Marschhausen, Ph.D., will share these findings and the district’s vision for how to integrate personal electronic devices for students during the March 11, 2014 Online Lunch with the Superintendent.
“Hilliard Schools is known for leading the way in education,” said Marschhausen. “So the question quickly became how we could use the power of personal electronic devices in classrooms, not if we would should. The Technology Task Force brought students, staff and residents together to critically think about what was the best direction for our school district and our community moving forward.” Read More
Hilliard City Schools is currently seeking candidates for the position of full time Maintenance. The ideal candidate will need previous experience working in a commercial building environment. The ideal candidate must have a working knowledge of the following: Read More
Hilliard City Schools is committed to providing a good value to our community and a great education for students. Watch as Superintendent John Marschhausen and Treasurer Brian Wilson discuss how Hilliard City Schools is ensuring every student is Ready for Tomorrow while also being good stewards of the taxpayer dollar during a recent Online Lunch with the Superintendent. Learn more about how Hilliard Schools provides a high-quality education, the district’s strong fiscal management standards, where funding comes from, where the money goes and what is being done to stretch every dollar in this engaging dialogue. Be sure to join the next conversation where a team of top-level administrators will be discussing Innovation in the Classroom and Technology Task Force Findings at noon on Tuesday, March 11.