Teacher Tuesdays at the Hilliard Library

Students from Darby Creek and Brown can visit the Hilliard Public Library every Tuesday during the summer reading program which ends August 1st. Darby Creek’s time is from 10:00-11:00 and Brown’s time is from 11:00-12:00. Media Specialist Jill Merkle says the chance to see teachers and have fun with them during the summer brings kids to the library. Their goal is to get students to the library to get books and participate in the summer reading program to prevent a summer slip in literacy skills. The event is very informal. Teachers simply walk around and chat with students about their summer, what they’re reading, and encourage them to participate in the summer reading program.

Four Perfect ACT Scores

We are pleased to announce we have received information of another student in our district who has received a perfect score on the June ACT. Three other students have also achieved the highest possible composite score of 36.

Darby student Grant Merz joins fellow Darby student Chris Long, and Davidson students Rachel Jakes and Heather Haynes. On average, less than one-tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT earns the top score. The composite ACT score is the average between four tests, English, mathematics, reading and science. Read More

Strong Fiscal Management Extends Levy a Fifth Year

Thanks to strong fiscal management, partnerships with caring employees, level state funding, innovative educational opportunities and doing business differently the Hilliard City School District is pleased to announce it will not be on the ballot with a levy request in 2015.

“In 2011 our community passed a 5.9-mill operating levy with a commitment that the funding would last for three years,” shared Board of Education President Doug Maggied. “We are very pleased that thanks to strong fiscal management and stable funding from the state, we will be able to extend that commitment to five years.” Read More

Darby Creek Teacher Wins Innovation Award

The International Society for Technology in Education Global Collaboration is excited to share that Deb Frazier has been selected as runner up of the 2015 annual Award for Innovation in Online Global Collaboration. Her submission was chosen from among several candidates for clearly demonstrating outstanding contributions to global collaboration through The Global Classroom Project. Hilliard City Schools is proud to recognize Ms. Frazier for her dedication to innovation which will benefit all her students.

Teachers Participate in Summer Science Workshop

For three days in June 15 secondary science teachers representing all three middle schools and all three high schools participated in a workshop led by representatives from CPO Science as a means of reinforcing changes and updates to science curricula, collaborating with data team members, building capacity and deeper understandings of Read More

Safety Training

We know our grounds and custodial teams are an integral part of our Hilliard City Schools family. When it comes to the safety of our students these men and woman will be working directly with our teachers in the event of any emergency. This summer our staff went through a safety training seminar with the Hilliard Police Department.

Our safety plans, for obvious reasons, are not part of public records. We work closely with our local and state law enforcement; we have an active safety committee comprised of representatives from multiple jurisdictions and organizations.

We have great partnerships with our local authorities; we have great partnerships with our parents. We must continue to work together, to have appropriate conversations with our staff and our young people, and to prepare for the unthinkable.