Students from both Norwich and Britton collaborated on a variety of weather investigations. Britton teachers, Lindsay Friedman, Amy Hubek, and Ginny Simon partnered with Norwich teachers, Diana McCreary, Rachel Mitchell and Mary Ogden to plan engaging hands-on stations to kickoff an upcoming weather unit.
Together teachers met to plan lessons, gather materials, and organize volunteers for this joint learning experience. Students rotated through stations set up outdoors between the buildings. They were able to explore properties of air, make weather instruments, practice using other weather tools, and learn how cloud watching can help predict the weather. Sharing resources and learning opportunities across campuses helps prepare these students to be Ready for Tomorrow.
It seems like just yesterday we were preparing for convocation and welcoming students for the first day of school.
The 90 degree days with evening sunshine have given way to darkness in early evening, leaves falling from the trees, and a bite in the nighttime air.
It has been a great start to our school year in Hilliard. From the iPad distribution days for our middle school students to the shift to Canvas as our learning management system – we are doing business better. We are utilizing textbooks written in iBook author by our own teachers – resources better than anything we could purchase. Hilliard is doing more with data; we are utilizing the KidzMet survey to add learning and personality styles to our toolbox as we strive to personalize learning for every student. In our classrooms and with our resources . . . we are doing business better. Read More
The students at Hilliard Station are collecting items for those in need this fall. This is the second time the school has participated in Hats Off For Cancer, a national organization that raises money for infant and teenage cancer victims. The students and teachers collected 30 hats. In addition, they brought in a $1.00 donation to the charity and were able to wear a hat throughout the day. Station is also collecting Socks for Tots and has already accumulated 170 pairs to donate to local homeless shelters. Working together as a team and giving back to the community prepares them to be Ready for Tomorrow.
Last week, our three High School Theatre groups teamed up for a great cause. Hilliard Bradley, Darby and Davidson theatre students participated in the International Thespian Society’s Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat program. This program is a national community service project for student members to collect canned and dry goods for local charities. On the 29th, Thespian students from the three schools collected 1353 pounds of canned and dry goods for the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. Ready for Tomorrow means working together to give back to the community today.
Fourth grade students at Horizon have been reading graphic novels, such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and decided to share their stories with the entire grade. The students created tri-fold posters with character traits and story elements. To add an extra element of fun they created a drink to go along with their book. So if there was slime in the novel the student could create a green colored fun drink. Students and parents were invited in to learn about the novels and sample the drinks. Creating fun opportunities for students to push their learning to different levels helps prepare them to be Ready for Tomorrow.
Memorial Middle School 2-D art students are hosting their second annual haunted hallway on Friday, October 30th. Angie Leming’s 2-D students have been doing some incredible artwork to accompany the hallway and the Bradley Theater Actors will be coming to act as scary clowns and circus creatures. Assistant Principal Justin Ufferman said, “The bar was set high last year with the haunted hall creations…Kids have really done a great job meeting and excelling with this project. With the high school students who come back as actors, and PTO parents who help with logistics and set up, staff who help with the hall…WOW, the haunted hall has truly proven to be a project that reaches out to many different groups for a common goal! Great work to all!”