I.N.V.E.S.T. in the Hilliard Way: Energy

Energy . . . we learned in physics class that energy is a property of objects that can be transferred but cannot be created or destroyed. We are all made of energy . . . we are energy.

In the Hilliard City Schools, we purposefully behave with enthusiasm and relentlessly pursue positive energy. We support each other . . . we are committed to putting an end to negative energy. We talk to people, not about them. We can count on each other . . . we hold each other accountable. Read More

I.N.V.E.S.T. in the Hilliard Way: Nurture

There are some things that can’t be rushed . . . there are some processes that simply follow nature’s rules. If you’ve ever had a garden, you know that producing an exceptional yield requires nurturing each seed. From selecting the location of your garden to preparing the soil, from watering to carefully removing the weeds, tending to a garden requires a dedicated, nurturing commitment. Read More

I.N.V.E.S.T. in the Hilliard Way: Integrity

The foundation of our investment is grounded in Integrity. In our heart of hearts, in our changeless core of beliefs, we know our behavior today affects how others will view us tomorrow. We do the right thing simply because it is the right thing to do. Acting with integrity isn’t always easy; we don’t take the easy way out. We do the right thing when no one is watching . . . simply because it’s how we behave as part of the Hilliard Community.

Our teachers spend countless hours during the summer months planning and writing curriculum, and developing Read More

I.N.V.E.S.T. in the Hilliard Way

Over the next two weeks the “Get Connected” blog will once again focus on the Hilliard Way. The Hilliard Way is about people – it starts with the amazing professional educators and support staff in our district and it extends to every home, apartment, and business in the school district. We build partnerships through relationships – we act with purpose, respect our differences and diversity, and pursue excellence together.

Our school community has made, and continues to make, a financial investment in our future . . . the future we shape through our work with the students in our care. We invest each and every Read More

Washington Garden Party

Last year the Washington Elementary PTO worked with the Whole Foods Kids Foundation on a grant for a community garden. In an effort to celebrate the success of the garden over the past year, Whole Foods hosted a community garden party last weekend. They brought food, music, face painters and cooking demonstrations. Giving students the opportunity to work with our amazing business partners and take what they learn in the classroom and put it into practice, prepares them to be Ready for Tomorrow.