Fourth grade teachers at Alton Darby created a two afternoon Ed-camp for students based on Social Studies curriculum standards covering the history of Native Americans in Ohio. Students learned about the prehistoric and historic Native American cultures through hands on interactive activities.
The teachers set up four stations the students could work their way through at their own speed and choice. One Read More
Please join the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce for the 33rd annual Hollyfest Arts & Crafts Show on Saturday, December 5 at Hilliard Davidson HS from 9-4. There will be 118 crafters, entertainment, food and lots of shopping. $4.00 admission and $2.00 for students and Golden Buckeye cardholders, under 12 are free. Money raised at this event goes toward scholarships for graduating seniors at each of our high schools.
Our Speech and Language Pathologists are relying on super powers to personalize education for each and every student at the preschool this year. Their Super Hero Talk Time kicked off this fall and will continue more times this year. The pathologists are hosting large group activities centered on the monthly school themes. For instance, students will work on Spider Web Speech, and Super Smart Vocabulary. They will give students unique learning opportunities during the day, while providing families with activities to try at home to keep the learning going.
Watch a short video about the program.
Nine year old Kristen is a student at Hoffman Trails. She is into hip hop music, dance and girl scouts. She recently spent time teaching some Darby High School students an anatomy class. Kristen has Epidermolysis bullosa and the class was researching connective tissue disorders. After watching a video on the subject, Mr. Morris reached out Kristen and her mom who were both happy to come talk to the students. Giving students the opportunity for more in depth and authentic learning prepares them to be Ready for Tomorrow.
During Convocation this year, Superintendent John Marschhausen announced he will be granting wishes to our staff members once a month. This is Dr. Marschhausen’s challenge to the Hilliard staff to dream big! Not all wishes will cost money, he hopes the wishes can involve improving processes. The wishes should be about doing business better, not just different. Here is a video showing the fourth wish granted during the November 23rd Board of Education meeting.
For staff wanting to submit wishes you can send them to: Hilliardwishes@icloud.com
I am often quoted as saying, “I love my job.” I love what I do. I love the opportunity to lead this dedicated, talented team. I love the challenge of preparing over 16,000 young people to be the next generation of America’s leaders. On this Thanksgiving weekend we have an opportunity to pause, to get our minds focused on what’s most important to us, and to share with those in our lives. Read More