Superintendent Appointed to Senate Advisory Committee on Testing

Senate Education Chair Peggy Lehner appointed Superintendent John Marschhausen, Ph.D. to the newly formed senate advisory committee on testing. Dr. Marschhausen has been vocal with his concerns on the amount of classroom instruction time with the current mandated tests. He has encouraged parents to let their children take the tests this year while allowing legislators time to make appropriate adjustments.

“This is an opportunity for us as school leaders to model the democratic process for our young people. I am honored and humbled to represent the Hilliard City Schools on a committee that has the opportunity to improve education for all students in Ohio,” Marschhausen said.

In comments today, Lehner said the layering of federal, state and local testing Read More

Heritage Students Study Their Passions

In the Literacy Explorations Class at Heritage Middle School each Friday brings a day of student directed learning. The class is participating in a genius hour where students are able to research and learn about a subject they are interested in outside of normal lesson plans. This means students are learning how a boomerang returns, how bones fuse together, how to make ice cream and how prosthetics work. Giving students a choice in their education gives them a chance to learn to love learning. The class will explore their projects once a week for the rest of the school year and then do a presentation to their class on their findings. Real life learning prepares these students to be Ready for Tomorrow.

Davidson Students Master Personal Finance

The Davidson business teachers are having students participate in a budget challenge. The contest is part of a national HR Block challenge. Students learn real world skills in managing their finances and have an opportunity to win scholarship money. The students are given a salary and must learn to pay household bills, save for the future and balance a checkbook over the course of the semester. Giving students this real world life lesson definitely prepares them to be Ready for Tomorrow.

Optimist Oratorical Contest Winners

Congratulations to several middle and high schools students who participated in the Optimist Oratorical Contest this year. The national topic was “How My Optimism Will Help Me Press On to Greater Achievements of the Future.” We had a record number of Hilliard students who participated: 12 girls and 8 boys competed. Coaches Missy Brown, Susie Gettinger, and Pam Antos are all very proud of them. Here are the winners: Read More

Not too Late to Register for Kindergarten

It’s not too late to sign up for Kindergarten! If your child will be five years of age on or before September 30, 2015, he/she is eligible to start kindergarten during the 2015-2016 school year. Register Now! 

We will have extended hours from 4:00 – 7:00 pm on March 5 and March 10 by appointment only. It’s important to get students registered now so we can begin to plan our staffing needs in our schools.

Top Ten State Competitive Cheer

All three Hilliard High School Competition Cheer teams placed in the state championship top ten this past weekend. Congratulations to the Bradley Varsity Team who was named runner-up in the state. Darby’s team placed 8th and Davidson’s team finished 9th. This is an incredible accomplishment to have all three Hilliard teams in the top ten. You can find more out about the competition by clicking here.