Celebrating Excellence 2015

This is the fourth year for the Hilliard City Schools Celebrating Excellence staff recognition program. We are committed to excellence, and committed to recognizing our fellow employees who go the extra mile to meet the needs of our students. Across the district, there are more than 1,500 employees. Today we honor the 10 employees who emulated the characteristics of this distinguished honor.

Thanks to Xtek, TREMCO and Modern Office Methods for generously sponsoring our breakfast. Each award winner will receive a canvas picture that was taken by one of our talented high school students. We thank Tamara Holman with HR Imaging Partners for generously donating the awards. Each winner also receives flowers, donated by Ameritas. Read More

New Record Set at Brown Elementary

Brown Elementary set a new record by donating over $20,000 to Pennies for Patients! Over the last ten years, Brown has donated $118,000 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society! LLS 2014 boy of the year and hero Evan Schroeder, a cousin of one of our own teachers, joined the celebration. This year is his seventh anniversary of his bone marrow transplant that helped him beat leukemia! Brown had a celebration assembly including a staff color run to celebrate the students, families, and staff working so hard to fight childhood cancer! #HilliardProud

Budget Process Important to District’s Financial Future

The start of the biennium budget process in Ohio has brought concerning news for our district. Once again, the budget plan seeks to eliminate state TPP reimbursements to school districts like ours for lost local revenues.

The Tangible Personal Property tax was a business tax that was removed as part of overall tax reform in 2005 as a way to improve the business climate in Ohio. The TPP taxes were local dollars that were paid directly to schools. Read More

The Hilliard Way Part Three

The Hilliard Way begins with a strong, local curriculum. In this video we hear from our curriculum leaders on how we define our programs. They discuss how important a Hilliard education is in preparing students to be ready for tomorrow. You can see the first two videos on the upper left side of our district web page.

Recreating Ancient Civilizations

Fifth grade students at Scioto Darby Elementary took their research on early Indian civilizations to the next level when they created ancient worlds. By creating these worlds they researched how these people existed in the Western Hemisphere prior to the arrival of Europeans. They discovered how they developed unique governments, social structures, religions, technologies, and agricultural practices and products. Preparing students to be Ready for Tomorrow means giving them the opportunity to study the past and learn how our world came to be.

Public Engagement – 2nd Assessment and Accountability Summit Scheduled

Testing and assessments have become a hot topic in education circles over the past year. In fact, testing and assessments have become a hot topic in many circles over the past year. PARCC, Smarter Balance, MAP, SRI, and Aspire have become common topics among teachers, PTOs and the media.

Hilliard hosted an Assessment and Accountability Summit in the fall . . . the interest was inspiring. We will be hosting a follow-up Summit on Tuesday, April 7th at 7:00 PM in the Heritage Middle School Commons. You input is important; we need to hear from you. Read More