Students of all ages are being inspired to pursue music during after school enrichment programs at Horizon Elementary. Music Teacher Margie Romine has 16 students in fourth and fifth grade participating in the Chime Choir. Another day after school she has more than 80 students from multiple grades in her Choir. During lunch she has students participating in the Recorder Club. She says this is open to students with all skill levels. She feels these opportunities are important because it gives students the chance to follow their dreams outside of the regular classroom. The groups will perform in the annual holiday concert.
Students taking the Academy EDU class at the ILC this year are working with students at Hilliard Crossing Elementary on Friday genius hours. A genius hour is used to empower students of all levels to explore their own passions. The Academy EDU students will spend time in the Crossing classrooms working with the students on their genius hour projects. This will allow the Crossing teachers time to work on their own professional development. Read More
Superintendent John Marschhausen, Chief Academic Officer Kim Halley and Director of Data and Accountability Susanne Lintz shared how Hilliard City Schools is more purposefully engaging with the community on key topics such as finances, academics and future goals during Online Lunch with the Superintendent. See first hand how the recent Community Conversation, release of the Ohio Department of Education Local Report Card and the district’s first Quality Profile are impacting our schools and community. Catch the brief presentation and listen to the great questions from community members by watching the video.
Students in fourth and fifth grade at Scioto Darby Elementary, who are nominated by teachers, have the opportunity to be part of the Choose to Lead Program. This year they have 41 students working to inspire other students by their leadership on charitable projects. They plan and host food drives for the Hilliard Food Pantry and work with Patches of Light on making Halloween bags, Valentine bags, and cards for Children’s hospital. They also hold an annual Rock-a-thon in the spring with proceeds going to Patches of Light and the Ohio Wildlife Center.
Do you love working with children? Does your passion center around running an engaging child care program? The Hilliard SACC Program is currently interviewing for the position of Site Coordinator. Our Site Coordinators will have a four year college degree in a child-care related field, at least three years experience in group-care settings and be organized. This position is approximately 30 hours per week. You can apply online, WWW.HILLIARDSCHOOLS.ORG/SACC , or call, (614) 771-2267.
Hilliard City Schools is one of nine districts taking part in a grant to use an online math tool to personalize instruction for our students and provide immediate feedback for our teachers. This 7.7 million dollar grant was awarded through the Straight A Fund from the State of Ohio. The new program will deepen problem solving and reasoning skills in students. In Hilliard, teacher professional development and online materials will target special education, gifted and ELL students in all elementary buildings. This will create a blended learning experience for students with a mix of online tools and high quality face to face instruction. The grant will also provide funds for 30 or more additional iPad minis for every building.