A Scientific Discovery at Battelle Darby Creek

Sixth grade students at Tharp take a trip to the Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park each year. There are dimensions to this trip that in many ways represent the best of education. It is truly our community connected. We partner with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to offer meaningful data from the authentic scientific inquiry experience our students get. It gives our students a good contextual performance assessment of the effectiveness of our Science lessons during the first few weeks. It involves parent volunteers and is tightly woven into our curriculum. When we can increase the frequency of these real world instructional experiences for children during their secondary schooling, we accelerate the process of getting students Ready for Tomorrow.

Horizon’s Creativity Lab

Students at Horizon Elementary are excited about their new class, Creativity Lab. This class incorporates inspiration from students’ curiosities, integration of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math), using imagination and divergent thinking to generate new ideas. They are using growth mindset and The R-Factor together as they stretch and grow as learners. Read More

Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week

Students wore green at Brown Elementary in honor of their friend Myles Manning and Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week. Green is the color to honor all of those who battle mitochondrial disease and those who have lost the battle. Myles was a friend to everyone he met and we dedicated a Buddy Bench in his memory. This bench is a place where all students can find a friend like him to play with and enjoy life like he loved to do. In celebration, we concluded the dedication with each student blowing bubbles and making memories together.

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Guest Blog: Online Opens Opportunities

Each student has a path to his or her own Tomorrow and, in Hilliard City Schools, we believe there are many ways for students to find their unique paths. By providing personalized opportunities K-12 in the traditional brick and mortar school buildings, we have seen many students select paths that align with their passions and interests. But what about the student who might not want to choose the road that has been traveled before? What if his or her path needs a non-traditional route to ensure he or she is, in fact, Ready for Tomorrow? The Read More

R Factor Worksheet For Parents

On Sunday evenings the Hilliard City School District will continue our Community R-Factor Training at Darby High School at 7:00 PM. Many of our parents have asked for a brief overview of the training our students are going through so they can use the same program at home. Below is a link to an overview as well as a link to the Hilliard City School District’s VBO, or Values, Beliefs, Outcomes statement.

The R Factor Community Handout

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Infrequently Answered Questions

Tim Kight, Brian Kight, and the team from Focus 3 work in the corporate world and must come with a hefty price tag. How is the district able to afford bringing Focus 3 to Hilliard Schools?

Focus 3 and the Hilliard City School District are in partnership for the creation of R-Factor materials in the K-12 Education space. By working together, we have agreed to create material, lessons, and documents that can be used to spread this work to a larger client base in the future. We are blessed to work with Tim and Brian Kight; they have dedicated time, expertise, and talent to our district. We are proud to be partners. Our work as a district is an “in kind” payment for Focus 3’s traditional fees; our agreement does not require any monetary payment to Focus 3. It is truly a great opportunity to live our mission – to ensure that every student is Ready for Tomorrow by learning and teaching every day. Read More