School Board Lowers Class Fees for 2015-16 School Year

When you start looking at your middle and high school students’ schedule for the 2015-2016 school year you will notice substantial decreases in fees for certain classes. This is due to changes the School Board made to fee schedules adopted during the May 11th Board meeting.

For middle school, 16 fees have been completely removed; these include social studies and some science fees. At the high school level fees have been removed for 49 courses, including world languages, math and performing arts. There are still AP charged course fees. Read More

Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Free Summer Reading Club

Be a Hero. Read kicks off on Saturday, May 30 for another summer of reading fun! With another school year winding down, the library is gearing up for their annual Summer Reading Club. Students participating in this free program read books – and eBooks – while earning great prizes, enjoying more than 1,000 programs throughout the library locations and, most importantly, keeping those crucial reading skills sharp.

And don’t forget a library card is the most valuable card in your wallet. Signing up for one is quick, easy and free at any location or by visiting columbuslibrary.org. Read More

Davidson Prom

The 2015 Davidson Junior-Senior Prom will take place on Saturday, May 9th. The theme this year is Studio 15. The after prom will be a casino night. Pictured here is the prom court.

Back Row: Luke Hoover, Chris Giffin, Sean Liberati, Ethan Foster, Ziyad Rasul, Markus Bailey, Brent Thomas, Jake Russell, Daniel Kuder and Eric Lo

Front Row: Meghan Munson, Erin Duffy, Margo Lince, Maddie Sue Griffin, Christy Behrent, Rachel Yuricich, Kyla Stroh, Zoe Pitts, Katie Fugitt and Megan Earley

Hilliard Way, Part Eight

It’s no secret that excellent schools attract quality businesses to a community. They also help maintain strong property values. In this video we hear from a local realtor and community member talk about how strong our housing market is, thanks in part to the strong schools. He says that in 2013 home sales in Hilliard outpaced every community in central Ohio. The fact that our schools help maintain a stronger local economy is the Hilliard Way.

Ohio Author Visits Weaver

Ohio author Michelle Houts visited with several Language Arts classes and a group of after school book club students at Weaver Middle School. She spoke about her books, research, and writing process. The students learned about the many rewrites it takes to make a story publishable, and they were inspired to read her books and check out her website.

Feats of Clay Competition

Hilliard City Schools dominated the Feats of Clay competition this year. The Darby High School team took first place, Bradley placed second. The competition consists of 6 events:

  • ​Cylinder Stack 50lbs. of Clay – 10 minutes to make the tallest piece with Thrown Clay Cylinders
  • ​Mugs – 50 lbs. of Clay – 10 minutes to throw as many mugs as possible
  • ​No Hands​ – up to 100 lbs. of Clay – 10 Minutes to throw the biggest piece without hands
  • ​Coil Stack – 100 lbs. of clay – 15 minutes to make the tallest piece with rolled coils
  • ​Team T-Shirt
  • ​​Team Tea Pot

It was a very good day for Hilliard Clay!