Learn about Issue 58

Design Professional Request for Proposal

Hilliard City Schools is accepting qualifications from design professionals to serve as the District’s architect of record for current and future permanent improvement projects and specifically at this time to provide assistance with programming and planning for a future capital project. Services will begin immediately upon selection. The District will also establish a qualifications file for other architects, engineers, landscape architects, and surveyors that may provide needed services for PI projects when the cost of services will be less than $50,000. Read More

Infrequently Answered Questions

From time to time Superintendent John Marschhausen is asked similar 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.

What is the timeline for a decision about a potential levy in November?

The Board of Education is examining a number of different options. The district has both operational needs and facility needs. Furthermore, the facility needs include both addressing increases in student enrollment and maintenance for existing buildings. Mr. Brian Wilson, Hilliard City Schools Treasurer, will present the Board with options for operating costs. The Board will consider the potential duration a new levy will provide sufficient funds, personnel and staffing levels, and forecast data. The mills required as part of the operating levy are planned to be determined by the end of May. Read More

Ridgewood Elementary to Host Chinese Exchange Teacher in 2016-17

Ridgewood Elementary has received a Federal Grant from the Teachers of Critical Languages Program from the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and American Councils. This will provide a fully funded Chinese exchange teacher for the 2016-2017 school year. The teacher will provide Mandarin Chinese during the specials rotation next year to all students in grades K-5 at Ridgewood Elementary.

Superintendent John Marschhausen says, “Ready for tomorrow isn’t limited to high school students. This is a wonderful opportunity to expand our world language program to the elementary schools. Our Mandarin program continues to gain momentum and we look forward to expanding it in the future.” Read More

One2One Roll Out Parent Meetings

Hilliard City School’s mission is to ensure that every student is Ready for Tomorrow. We are excited to share with you that in August 2016 all students in grades 6-12 will receive an iPad device to personalize their education as part of this goal.

We understand that parents and students will have questions as we travel along this journey. We ask that all incoming 6th, 10th, 11th, Read More

Tharp Geography Bee Winner Competes at State

Congratulation to Tharp’s 2015-16 Geography Bee Winner Ian Corsi. He qualified as a semifinalist to compete in the Ohio National Geographic State Bee. This is the second level of the National Geography Bee in its 28th year. To qualify for this competition Ian won the Bee at Tharp and then took an on-line qualifying test. He participated in the State Competition last week, and although he didn’t advance to Nationals we are extremely proud of his efforts and the way he represented our District.