Learn about Issue 58

How Parents and teens Can Make Sense of the New PSAT Scores

U.S. News and World Report recently published an article helping parents and teens understand the new PSAT scores. When looking for an expert to interview on the topic they reached out to Hilliard’s own College Counselor, Tom Woodford. Mr. Woodford is well respected among his peers nationally and we are fortunate to have such an amazing resource here in our high schools. Read the entire article.

Sign up for a college news and information newsletter from Mr. Woodford. He sends out emails twice a week that contain information on college application deadlines, financial aid help and parent help sessions.

Davidson Senior Designs Custom Mobile Genius Bar

Wanting to give back to his school as part of his Eagle Scout Project, senior Andrew DeWeese designed and built a custom mobile Genius Bar. The Genius Bar required over 100 hours of manual labor, and was built in cooperation with Paul George, owner of George’s Cabinet Shop in Mechanicsburg. The Genius Bar features slots large enough to hold commonly used tablets, two drawers for tools and supplies, and an interchangeable electrical system for chargers. Read More

State Report Cards Released

You may have seen media reports this week that the Ohio Department of Education has released state report cards. Portions of the report card scores are based on the controversial PARCC assessments many of our students took last school year.

The PARCC tests occurred over multiple, lengthy sittings from February to April 2015. Since that time, due to public outcry from parents, educators and community members, the Ohio General Assembly moved to switch tests away from PARCC. Now, our district results from last year are being released, a full nine months after students took the test. Many people are left wondering, “What is the point?” Read More

Thank you – It’s About Education

Thank you to our bus drivers for getting our student safely to school.

Thank you to our custodians and maintenance crews for having our schools ready for students.

Thank you to the road crews for preparing our roads for cars and buses.

Thank you to our parents for bundling up your kids and reinforcing the importance of education. Read More

Honors English Nine Digital Portfolios

Davidson students in Tony Maite’s Honors English Nine class were given a project to create a digital portfolio to showcase their own personal reading goals. Here students worked independently and collaboratively to complete the project. When they finished the project they uploaded it to their Google Drive and then inserted to their online portfolio. Clarity of evidence was key for this assignment. When students are tasked with documenting their own learning from a course, they are able to demonstrate their level of understanding of the material.