Hilliard Darby Symphonic Choir

The Hilliard Darby Symphonic Choir performed with the OSU Men’s Glee Club and the OSU Symphonic Choir at Broad Street Presbyterian Church. Each choir performed their own concert and then the Darby Symphonic Choir will performed with the OSU Symphonic Choir for “Five Mystical Songs,” by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Working with other groups in the performance process meets curriculum standards with the fundamental aspects of arts learning of perceiving/knowing, producing/performing and responding/reflecting. Giving students the opportunity to perform for community groups helps prepare them to be Ready for Tomorrow.

Straight A Grant Provides Funding for Students Interested in Medical Field

 MILC programming ensures students are ready for workforce of tomorrow

Hilliard City Schools will use nearly $1 million from a collaborative grant from the state’s Straight A Fund to provide classes and programming that will allow students to graduate with credits and highly marketable technical skills applicable to the medical field. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, health care is among the largest industries that is seeing and is expected to continue to see a significant amount of job growth in the coming years. This grant matches the skills necessary to perform these jobs with the district’s curriculum creating a unique pathway to employment for Hilliard Schools’ students. Read More

Hilliard Davidson Choir Students Perform in State Choir

Hilliard Davidson High School students Malice Moss and Jonathan Wegener have been accepted into the Ohio Music Educators Association Elite Choir. The two had to learn collegiate level choral repertoire to be performed with the best singers in the state. They attended local and regional rehearsals to prepare for this performance and were given the opportunity to sing under the direction of Karen Kennedy, the guest conductor, at the OMEA Music Educators Convention. Here they are with their Hilliard Directors, Nick Crowther and Emily Campbell. Preparing students to be Ready for Tomorrow means giving them opportunities to showcase their talents today.

Ceramics Student’s Art Accepted into National Exhibition

Three Hilliard Darby students will show ceramic art work at the National Council for Education in Ceramic Arts Student Exhibition (NCECA) in Milwaukee this March. Congratulations to Abigail Neihaus, Molly Winkler-Sabino and Rebecca Sopher. Their works will be seen by thousands of visitors from all over the world. The National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition occurs while the NCECA conference is in session. The selection is based upon an examination of more than 1100 entries this year.

The Minion Winter Olympics at Avery Elementary

Excitement over the Sochi Olympic Games has been high in the second grade at Avery Elementary. The students discovered the winter Olympic sports are really all about sliding in different ways with different equipment. As part of the second grade curriculum they studied the force and motion involved in the games. They saw the changes in force, changes in speed, changes in direction, and so much more. Read More

Important to Get the Real Facts

Abraham Lincoln said “I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.” On February 26 at noon, Hilliard Schools will host its next Online Lunch with the Superintendent. I will be joined by Treasurer Brian Wilson and we will be discussing the district’s current financial picture and sharing information about the value Hilliard Schools’ provides to residents. This is a great opportunity for all parents and residents in our school system to get the real facts about the district’s fiscal management during a time when we are not in financial crisis. Read More