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Hilliard Darby High School Graduation 2017

Congratulations to the Hilliard Darby High School Class of 2017. Many of this year’s seniors have saved hundreds of thousands of dollars for the credits they have earned through dual enrollment, advanced placement courses, and the college credit plus program. Both the money saved and the college credits earned are a tribute to the many years of intense academic work by our graduates.

We continue to be impressed that so many of our college bound seniors receive scholarship awards and/or financial aid. This class has earned over 16 million dollars in scholarship money.

These students are headed to places like MIT, Brown, Alabama, Purdue, The Ohio State University, Columbus State, the job force and the military. Remember the final words from Ms. Brickley, “You will never leave our family. We are Panthers forever. Congratulations, good luck, and go Panthers!”

Wrapping up Fifth Grade at Washington Elementary

This year the Washington fifth grade students worked on service based capstone projects. In Mrs. Jenkins classroom the students were passionate about helping the environment. As a grade, the students raised money from a penny drive to help fund their capstone projects.

The environment group purchased a tree to help give clean air to the school community. They purchased a native tree (Sienna Glenn Maple tree) from Oakland Nursery. They also held an electronic recycling drive to keep items from going into landfills.

The money leftover was donated to charities, including The Nature Conservancy group which is a non-profit organization that helps the local area keep parks, rivers clean.

Hilliard Free Summer Lunch Camp

If you are looking for a fun FREE summer camp for your children please check out the Hilliard Free Lunch Summer Camp. The camp runs from Friday, June 14 – July 28, 2017. There are games, art, special guests and summer reading support with healthy lunch served daily, (no pork products ever served.) The camp is open to children aged kindergarten and older. There is limited busing available from some areas.

You can register at Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church for all camp locations on Wednesday, June 7 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – 3500 Main St. Hilliard.

If you have a teen interested in volunteering there are many openings still. For more info click here.

Tharp Wins School Breakfast Award

The Ohio School Breakfast Choice Challenge recognized Media Specialist Dana Schultz and Tharp for their innovative and collaborative school breakfast practices. Ms. Schultz worked with community organizations and Aramark to coordinate efforts in educating students on the benefits of breakfast. Through grant money, they held a Smoothie Recipe Contest and they now offer smoothies for breakfast in the cafeteria. We thank you for your dedication and efforts to improve the lives and academics of your students with school breakfast.

Darby Painting Student Wins Scholarship Award

The Ohio Watercolor Society is pleased to announce the winner of the Hodnett-Hacker Memorial High School Student Scholarship for $1000 is Jennifer Dorsey a 2017 Graduate of Hilliard Darby High School. Her art teacher, Ms. Valerie Kulick Brown, also received $500 for art supplies for the Hilliard Darby High School art department. Jennifer’s watercolor painting entitled “Succulents” will be featured in the OWS 40th annual juried exhibition. The exhibition will open on June 30, 2017 and run through September 10, 2017. The Ohio Watercolor Society is a non-profit arts organization. This highly competitive juried show annually attracts entries from the entire state of Ohio and areas along its boundaries. The Ohio Watercolor Society was established in 1978 to further the stature of aqueous painting as a major art medium, and to assist in the education of Ohio artists and the public.

Gifted Changes for 2017/18

In Hilliard, we pride ourselves on providing a personalized learning experience for every student. In 2015, we determined that an audit of our gifted services and policies was in order. A Gifted Task Force was convened in the fall of 2015 that was composed of parents of gifted students, classroom and gifted teachers, administrators from all levels, the school board, and other school staff. The task force’s purpose was to gather fiscally responsible best-practice findings for gifted education delivery models. Read More