Brown Elementary Art Students Design for Tween Brands

The students at Brown Elementary were invited for a third year to create artwork for Tween Brands Corporate Thanksgiving Luncheon. In exchange for the art work, Tween brands donated $2000 to the art room at Brown. Last year, the money was used to bring in an artist to work with students to create a mural that is in the school entrance. Brown is the only school invited to create art for this huge event. Tween Brands has donated a total of $5000 to our Brown Art Program. Hilliard City Schools is proud of the partnerships we have with our business community, and thankful for their generous support of our curriculum.

Family Traditions at Crossing Elementary

The students in Kathryn Walker’s kindergarten class at Crossing Elementary learned about holiday traditions with the help of some parents. The students had a fun time learning about their classmates. One family talked about their family’s Swedish heritage. Hilliard City Schools is proud to be able to engage parents in educating our students. This partnership is what truly prepares our students to be Ready for Tomorrow.


Twitter Connections: Frequently Asked, but Infrequently Answered, Questions

Request: Unblock Pandora, YouTube, Spotify, gaming sites, and other entertainment options.

My Answer: Unfortunately bandwidth is a limited commodity. Streaming music, radio, or videos, playing games, and posting large files takes a disproportional amount of bandwidth. We must protect our bandwidth for instructional needs. As we add devices each year, and begin to provide devices to students with our One-2-One rollout, the requirements for online resources, Apps, and instructional videos also increase.

My recommendation is downloading your playlists, videos, and/or Apps before students come to class. Yes, I always listen to music when I’m doing work; it is relaxing and enjoyable. I plan ahead, download my playlists, and listen to music without streaming it through the district’s Wi-Fi. Read More

Weaver Design and Robotics Class Featured in the Dispatch

The Columbus Dispatch visited Weaver Middle School this week to talk to students in the Design and Robotics Class. It was a great chance for our students and staff to showcase the robust curriculum we have, and the amazing opportunities our students take part in. Giving students the chance to pursue their passions while mastering rigorous curriculum prepares them to be Ready for Tomorrow! Read the Dispatch article and watch a video.