Redesigned Elementary Math Curriculum

This summer a team of our elementary school math coaches and teachers redesigned the course of study for elementary math. This will help our teachers by organizing resources and providing a more direct plan. The curriculum team will work with each elementary school to introduce the newly developed units, including key instructional points for each grade level. Also newly designed assessments that will be the same throughout the district will be rolled out. The way we teach math is changing, we need students to be problem solvers and thinkers and not just good at memorizing formulas. Preparing students to be Ready for Tomorrow means constantly reevaluating and redeveloping our curriculum to prove the most personalized education possible.

Hiring in SACC

The Hilliard School Aged Child Care (SACC) Program is currently interviewing qualified and responsible individuals for the position of Program Leader. Applicants must have college experience in a related field and two years experience working in group care settings. Pay begins at $11 per hour with approximately 25-30 hours per week. PLEASE CALL 614-771-2267 to receive an application or download from: and click on “Forms.”

Hilliard Bradley Graduate Wins Art Scholarship

Riley Beard, graduate from Hilliard Bradley, has been awarded a scholarship from LaineGabriel for her artwork. The Tenfold Initiative is a art scholarship and mentoring program offered exclusively to Central Ohio high school seniors.

Beard will attend the Columbus College of Art and Design, and plans to major in industrial design. She is active in the Columbus arts community and said she hopes to give back in the future the way LaineGabriel has.

“The Tenfold Initiative scholarship amazes me,” Beard said. “It is truly an act of love and sacrifice. The story is incredibly inspiring and gives me hope! I would love to be able to do this for someone, or impact a life in some way.” Beard’s referring art teacher, Sally Ruffing, will receive a gift card to Blick Art Materials to assist with classroom supply costs.

Substitute secretaries, custodians and intervention assistants needed!

Do you want to make a positive impact with students and have your summers off? Hilliard City Schools is looking for substitute secretaries, substitute intervention assistants and substitute custodians for the 2015-16 school year. You must be at least 21 and have a high school diploma or GED. The ideal sub will have prior experience, but we will train the right candidate! Substitute secretaries, assistants and custodians are employed through the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio. The rate of pay is $11 per hour and it rises to $11.50 an hour after subbing 30 times. If you are interested please call the Human Resources Department at 614-921-7021 to be placed on the list. All new hires must be able to obtain a BCII and FBI background check with no disqualifiers. Substitute assistants must apply for an Aide permit through ODE. Please call HR and they can walk you through the process.

Ridgewood Community Garden

Ridgewood Elementary School is growing by leaps and bounds with fall produce ready for picking when school starts! After receiving a $2000 garden grant from Whole Foods in the fall of 2014 and generous donations from Home Depot, Ashland Specialty Ingredients, and Ohio Mulch, a few dedicated teachers and volunteers got started on a garden makeover. After starting a small garden project on the school grounds in 2013 with just 2 raised beds, Ridgewood has expanded into a much larger space allowing them to grow over 15 varieties of herbs and vegetables as well as hosting a butterfly garden. Third grade Read More

Beacon Teachers Donate Books to Students

As an extension of a summer book study Beacon Teachers Julie Locke, Linda Bennett and Jane Conner gathered donated books and are distributing them to Beacon students at two of the large apartment complexes in their attendance area. Initially the teachers chose four Wednesdays in June and July for this effort. The management of one of the complexes is so enthusiastic that they’ve asked the teachers to come weekly. It’s been great to see familiar faces as well as parents of younger children who come to pick up books. Students are encouraged to take as many as they want and either keep them, return them at a later visit or pass them on to other readers. Keeping our students engaged through the summer is just one example of how we prepare them to be Ready for Tomorrow.