Joint Safety Council Hosts Community Safety Conversation

The Hilliard Division of Police and Hilliard School officials will together host a School Safety Community Conversation. This will take place January 15, 2015 at Hilliard Darby High School from 7- 8:30 pm. Both police and school officials will discuss the history of crisis planning in our district as well as the creation of the Joint Safety Task Force. We will hold an open discussion with parents and community members on the efforts we all make to keep our students safe. They will also talk about past and future professional development opportunities for our teachers and staff. Student safety is our number one priority. Communication with our community is extremely important in keeping all our students safe.

Kindergarten Registration for 2015-16 is Open

Now is the time to register for Kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year. If your child will be five years of age on or before September 30, 2015, he/she is eligible to start kindergarten during the 2015-2016 school year. Parents should visit the HCSD Registration Page NOW to complete online registration and sign up for a registration appointment using the online tool SignUp Genius. Please don’t delay. Read More

Frequently Asked, but Infrequently Answered, Questions

Will the Hilliard Schools consider closing on January 13, 2015 due to the time of the Buckeyes playing in the National Championship?

The Hilliard City School District brand is, “Ready for Tomorrow.” Our goal is to work with the families and our community to prepare students for life as adults. While I am a huge Buckeye fan, and many of the Board of Education Members and administrative team members are lifelong OSU fans, we plan to hold school as scheduled on Tuesday, January 13. Parents and community members will go to work the morning following the National Championship – hopefully with huge smiles, wearing Buckeye gear, and sharing highlights of a great game. Sure, we may be a little tired and we may be dragging a little, but Ready for Tomorrow means meeting obligations and fulfilling requirements. Read More

eCampus is Back Online!

Our eCampus digital classroom website is back online. Some problems with the server developed several days ago and we were working to restore service to this system. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Tharp Students Tackle Personal Struggles

In Bianca Ianzito’s language arts class at Tharp her students have been using literature to learn more about themselves, and their personal struggles. She had students write personal narratives and create totem poles after reading “Touching Spirit Bear.” She also held literature circles around books dealing with personal struggle. In the literature circles students used iPads to research the authors and more about the books they were reading. They used this research to look at trends in the author’s life when he or she wrote the novels. They learned how to identify how our lives impact our writing. Ms. Ianzito says the project was a success on many levels, but most importantly she was able to learn more about her students. It’s a way for her to personalize future lessons based on where each student is today.

Snow Days…Putting Safety First

I’ve been asked several questions about our calamity days. It seems that the decision making process is a bit mysterious to some – especially the students who follow me on Twitter. There is no mystery – we put safety first, gather all available information, and make the best decision possible at the time. Here are a couple common questions from the past couple days, with my short answer to each. My goal is for our community – our parents and students – to understand the decision making process. Read More