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Horizon Students Blogging with Columbus State Students

Fifth grade students have been working with Columbus State Community College students on a joint blogging project. All the students read the same book and the Columbus State students have been guiding the fifth graders through questions along the way. They respond back and forth through KidBlog. While this project has been going on for a few years, this spring they added a new layer. The CSCC students and teacher met the fifth graders at Horizon. This opportunity gives our Hilliard students the chance to interact with college students and to see what life after high school can look like.

The Avery Community Learning Garden – Come See What’s Growing

The Focus students in grades 2-5 from Avery, Ridgewood and the 4/5 from Brown have been doing Project Based Learning on developing a community garden. Their research has been used by the PTO to decide on a type of raised garden bed. The students have researched types of plants to grow, and when and how to grow them. Currently, they have cool season plants started under grow lights in the Focus classroom.

These past few weeks required tasks included putting down layers of Read More

Infrequently Answered Questions

From time to time Superintendent John Marschhausen is asked similar questions from different members of the community. In an effort to share the answers with everyone he puts the questions here with his candid responses.

What is the timeline for a decision about a potential levy in November?

The Board of Education is examining a number of different options. The district has both operational needs and facility needs. Furthermore, the facility needs include both addressing increases in student enrollment and maintenance for existing buildings. Mr. Brian Wilson, Hilliard City Schools Treasurer, will present the Board with options for operating costs. The Board will consider the potential duration a new levy will provide sufficient funds, personnel and staffing levels, and forecast data. The mills required as part of the operating levy are planned to be determined by the end of May. Read More

Ridgewood Elementary to Host Chinese Exchange Teacher in 2016-17

Ridgewood Elementary has received a Federal Grant from the Teachers of Critical Languages Program from the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and American Councils. This will provide a fully funded Chinese exchange teacher for the 2016-2017 school year. The teacher will provide Mandarin Chinese during the specials rotation next year to all students in grades K-5 at Ridgewood Elementary.

Superintendent John Marschhausen says, “Ready for tomorrow isn’t limited to high school students. This is a wonderful opportunity to expand our world language program to the elementary schools. Our Mandarin program continues to gain momentum and we look forward to expanding it in the future.” Read More

One2One Roll Out Parent Meetings

Hilliard City School’s mission is to ensure that every student is Ready for Tomorrow. We are excited to share with you that in August 2016 all students in grades 6-12 will receive an iPad device to personalize their education as part of this goal.

We understand that parents and students will have questions as we travel along this journey. We ask that all incoming 6th, 10th, 11th, Read More