Thankful for the Simple Things

In the 1973 TV Special A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, Marcie reminds Charlie Brown that, “Thanksgiving is more than eating, Chuck. Those early Pilgrims were thankful for what had happened to them, and we should be thankful, too. We should just be thankful for being together.”

We live in a fast paced, instant gratification, I want it now society. We receive text messages immediately, forward emails from our phones and share family pictures with innumerable friends in seconds. We have friends, tweets, selfies and posts. We have 12 minute oil changes and macaroni and cheese in 90 seconds. We have movies on demand, ABC player and mobile ESPN . . . we don’t like to wait. Read More

Board Connection for November 25 Meeting

The Hilliard City Schools’ Board of Education met during a regular meeting on Monday, November 25, 2013. The following highlights some of the major items discussed and decided.

Andy Teater, President   Lisa Whiting, Vice President

Members: Heather Keck, Paul Lambert and Doug Maggied Read More

Coffee Connection with the Superintendent

Enjoy some coffee and informal conversation with the superintendent through “Coffee Connections.” Stop by any of the following dates to chat with Superintendent John Marschhausen about what’s going on in schools. All residents are welcome to stop by for just a few minutes or to join in the full conversation. Read More

Hilliard Davidson Human Anatomy Class

Students from the Hilliard Davidson Human Anatomy class are learning about the cardiovascular system. Science teacher Jill Perkey gave her juniors and seniors the opportunity to dissect a pig’s heart. She says a pig’s heart is most similar to a human’s heart so it offers students an authentic learning opportunity. Students from her class describe the lesson as fun and squishy. They are meeting human anatomy curriculum standards by collaboration on circulatory system class projects.

Thanksgiving Dinner with Hilliard Darby’s Life Skills Class

The students and staff in the Life Skills class at Hilliard Darby High School welcomed family and friends to a home cooked thanksgiving meal. The students roasted five turkeys and mashed 50 pounds of potatoes. This is the 12th year the Life Skills class has celebrated the meal. The students also decorated the classroom with hand-made crafts. These authentic learning opportunities help the students to be Ready For Tomorrow.

Jump Rope For Heart

Hilliard Crossing Elementary students jumped their hearts out for the American Heart Association. Over the past four weeks, students have been learning how to be heart healthy. As part of the Physical Education curriculum standards the students learned four key principles to staying heart healthy: eat healthy, daily exercise, staying tobacco free, and knowing family history. Hilliard Crossing surpassed its goal and raised $4,891.45! Every dollar will go directly to the American Heart Association. Inspiring students to help their community creates students Ready For Tomorrow.

The Trial of King George

The students in Mr. Dameron’s 8th grade social studies class at The Heritage Middle School helped tar and feather King George. The students were demonstrating the Sons and Daughters of Liberty protests in Boston by singing the Liberty Tree song and marching through the school. They used historical thinking skills to research, analyze and interpret primary and secondary sources. These are curriculum standards that allow students to begin to understand the relationships among events and draw conclusions. The students were inspired by this project based learning.