High School Interact Clubs Host Basketball Game

The Interact Clubs of all three Hilliard High Schools along with the Hilliard Rotary have organized a family and community building event. On March 1, a team of Hilliard elementary teachers will play a basketball game against the Harlem Wizards. The game will be held at Darby High School at 7 p.m. Read More

Coffee Connections with the Superintendent

Please join Superintendent John Marschhausen for coffee during one of his upcoming Coffee Connections. These are informal events where community members can stop by, grab a cup of coffee and chat with the Superintendent. For this series of connections Assistant Superintendent Mike McDonough will be on hand to answer questions concerning the Facility Task Force presentation to the Board of Education. Please make plans to attend one of these.

  • March 1, 7:30-8:30am at Starbucks at Mill Run, 3642 Fishinger Road
  • March 2, 8-9am at Scrambler Marie’s, Nike Station Way
  • March 4, 9-10am at Panera, Hilliard Rome Road

Orthopedic Surgeon Visits Darby Creek

Dr. Steven Gaines, orthopedic surgeon from Ortho One in Hilliard visited Susie Scott’s class at Darby Creek this month. He and another doctor performed a simultaneous double knee replacement on Ms. Scott’s knees this past August. Her students were very invested in the surgery and return of their teacher.

Doctor Gaines offered to bring in Read More

Library Partners with Schools to get All Students Library Cards

The Hilliard School District is partnering with the Columbus Metropolitan Library with the goal of getting all students library cards. Having a library card enables students to check out books and EBooks for free as well as accessing other databases for research projects. The library offers a special type of starter library card called a Kids Card that does not accrue fines or fees but allows students to check out up to 5 books and access EBooks and other resources. Sign your child up for a card now. The card will be delivered to them at school. Or, stop in at the Hilliard branch (4772 Cemetery Road) if you prefer to apply for the card in person.

Math Teachers Partner with National Science Foundation and OSU

Our district’s fifth grade math teachers and Geometry teachers had the opportunity to participate in a National Science Foundation (NSF) project in partnership with Dr. Michael Battista and the Ohio State University. The project, facilitated with the help of Dr. Kim Kembitsky and Dr. Jodie Bailey, involves using a computer-based, individualized, interactive Dynamic Geometry learning system that can be used by students to explore geometric figures and their properties. Students will use iPads and other devices to solve puzzles and make observations about how the shapes are able to move – or not move – based on their properties. Classroom discussions will allow students to refine their ideas and apply them to the next set of puzzles. This blended learning experience will allow these students to strengthen their spatial reasoning – an important building block of mathematical thinking – giving them more tools to be Ready for Tomorrow!

Infrequently Answered Questions

From time to time Superintendent John Marschhausen is asked the same questions from different members of the community. In an effort to share the answers with everyone he puts the questions here with his candid responses.

We have five calamity days. Why don’t we use them?

I don’t view calamity days as good things; calamity days are simply a necessity in Central Ohio. I view them as lost opportunities for teaching and learning. We use calamity days when it is unsafe to get to schools – even with a little extra time. My objective is to not let the number of days – either used or unused – impact the decision on any specific morning. If it’s -14 degrees (wind chill included) we will have school; if it’s -20 degrees with the wind chill, we will close school. If we get a couple inches of snow but can still safely “get around” with some additional time, we will have school. If the roads Read More