Teens and the Internet – The Power and Pitfalls of a Digital Life


By Rich Boettner, Chief Technology Officer

As we look around our classrooms this year it’s amazing to see our students using iPads in just about every subject. They have been a great tool for our students. Students are doing group projects, turning in assignments and monitoring their own grades in Canvas. We work every day to prepare our students to be Ready for Tomorrow. Giving students the chance to learn with the latest technology allows them to grow in the digital world. With this though comes great responsibility and we must teach students to be good digital citizens and to protect their digital footprint. Read More

Alton Darby Fourth Grade Ed Camp

Fourth grade teachers at Alton Darby created a two afternoon Ed-camp for students based on Social Studies curriculum standards covering the history of Native Americans in Ohio. Students learned about the prehistoric and historic Native American cultures through hands on interactive activities.

The teachers set up four stations the students could work their way through at their own speed and choice. One Read More


Please join the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce for the 33rd annual Hollyfest Arts & Crafts Show on Saturday, December 5 at Hilliard Davidson HS from 9-4. There will be 118 crafters, entertainment, food and lots of shopping. $4.00 admission and $2.00 for students and Golden Buckeye cardholders, under 12 are free. Money raised at this event goes toward scholarships for graduating seniors at each of our high schools.

Super Heroes at the Hilliard Preschool

Our Speech and Language Pathologists are relying on super powers to personalize education for each and every student at the preschool this year. Their Super Hero Talk Time kicked off this fall and will continue more times this year. The pathologists are hosting large group activities centered on the monthly school themes. For instance, students will work on Spider Web Speech, and Super Smart Vocabulary. They will give students unique learning opportunities during the day, while providing families with activities to try at home to keep the learning going.

Watch a short video about the program.

Fourth Grade Student Teaching High School Anatomy

Nine year old Kristen is a student at Hoffman Trails. She is into hip hop music, dance and girl scouts. She recently spent time teaching some Darby High School students an anatomy class. Kristen has Epidermolysis bullosa and the class was researching connective tissue disorders. After watching a video on the subject, Mr. Morris reached out Kristen and her mom who were both happy to come talk to the students. Giving students the opportunity for more in depth and authentic learning prepares them to be Ready for Tomorrow.

Hilliard Staff Wishes, Number Four

During Convocation this year, Superintendent John Marschhausen announced he will be granting wishes to our staff members once a month. This is Dr. Marschhausen’s challenge to the Hilliard staff to dream big! Not all wishes will cost money, he hopes the wishes can involve improving processes. The wishes should be about doing business better, not just different. Here is a video showing the fourth wish granted during the November 23rd Board of Education meeting.

For staff wanting to submit wishes you can send them to: Hilliardwishes@icloud.com