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Popular Annual Finance Report

In an effort to maintain fiscal transparency with our community we are pleased to present the Hilliard City School District’s Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016. This report makes our district’s finances easier to understand, and is intended to communicate our financial situation in an open and accountable manner. You can read the full report.

We are proud to announce the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has given our Treasurer’s Department an Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting for this latest report. The prestigious national award recognizes conformance with the highest standards for preparation of state and local government popular reports.The District has received the award for the past 11 years.

Dancing Wheels at Beacon

Dancing Wheels made its debut at Beacon Elementary this month. It was a breathtaking program presenting dance and disability-related issues in a fun and informative way. This lecture/ performance has been applauded by educators and children across the country for its sensitivity relating to disability/ accessibility issues as well as its innovative approach to the art of dance. The program utilizes narration, discussion, demonstration, audience participation, and more to explore the diversity of disabilities both in real life situations and in the arts. Diversity in Hilliard Schools is our strength; it is what makes students Ready for Tomorrow. Our students came away with a sense of achievement and a greater understanding of the potential within us all.

Media Explorations Looks at the National Elections

Election season provides teachers the opportunities to teach their students about history, civics, oration, and propaganda. To help media explorations students at Weaver Middle School learn a bit more about how candidates and issues are portrayed in the media, we all met Mr. George Ploshington, our newest candidate for president.

Students were provided a common “fact sheet” about Mr. Ploshington’s experience, Read More

Engage in Education

Each year, the Hilliard Education Foundation invites the community to join them for a special look into the amazing work of the Hilliard City School District. Known for its innovation, creativity and superior quality, our District is on the cutting‐edge of education and HEF is proud to support its efforts. This year, we are celebrating the arts! We will be featuring student performances, a student art gallery and interactive art stations! All proceeds will further our mission to continue providing innovative and creative experiences. Find out how to be a sponsor of the event or to purchase tickets.

International Flag Dedication

Ridgewood Elementary School invited all of their English Language Learner (ELL) students and their families to attend an International Flag Dedication Celebration! This year opened with nine new flags flying in the entrance. The new flags represent the different countries from which our ELL students come: Mexico, China, Cambodia, Iraq, Palestine, Senegal, India, Taiwan, and the Philippines. Tara Grove, principal, and Kristin Pease, ELL teacher, planned this event, with several parent helpers. Parents, grandparents, siblings, and even cousins came to support their ELL student and to meet new people. Many family pictures were taken under the flags of their native country. There was international food, a video of all the students, and short presentations by the students telling our audience more about their native countries. There was even an impromptu flag parade, similar to the Olympics! In Hilliard our diversity is our strength; it’s what makes Hilliard students Ready for Tomorrow.

National Merit Recognition

Hilliard City Schools is proud to announce 26 students have received recognition from the National Merit Scholarship Program. Each year, more than 1.5 million students across the country enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Of these students, approximately 50,000 or the top three percent are identified as high scorers who receive further recognition.

This year, Hilliard City Schools is proud to recognize these seniors as either Commended Students or Semifinalists in the National Merit program. Read More