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Technology Connections Blog

In this video you can watch as students from Tharp use their iPads to create literature talk shows. This video is just one example of how our students are using technology to engage in a meaningful way with their curriculum. You can find more of these examples on Chief Technology Officer Rich Boettner’s Technology Connections Blog.

Darby Art Student National Finalist

Junior Allison Rhoads was named a finalist in The Photographer’s Forum Magazine 36th Annual College & High School Photography Contest. Her work was selected from over 10,000 submissions. As a finalist, Alli will have her work published in a hard bound edition of, “The Best of College & High School Photography 2016” We are proud of Alli and wish her all the best as she becomes Ready for her Tomorrow. Read More

Fourth graders explore the ideas, curiosity, and significance of Einstein

Momentum, the yearlong arts education program that provides a once in a lifetime performance opportunity to many Hilliard students, announces its 13th annual production, “WONDERful Einstein.” Since its founding in 2003 Momentum has provided weekly professional level dance instruction during the school day. Students from Ridgewood, Horizon and Scioto Darby elementary schools are participating this year. Read More

Bradley Student Inventors Demonstrate Engineering Skills

In the Engineering Design and Development class at Bradley High School students are challenged to invent or innovate something that addresses a real world problem.

Senior Daniel Stuhldreher works on the schematics of his personalized coffee maker (Brewtus). Above that is a picture of the programming for the mechanical components of the coffer maker. This coffee maker will fix a cup of coffee while also adding the perfect amount of cream and sugar at the touch of a button, simply press your name. A quote from Daniel, “I’ve learned more from this class than any other class”. Stuhldreher, along with Simon Ziccardi and Connor Dougherty had to independently teach themselves how to program Arduino and Vex components. Read More

Memorial Students Celebrate Earth Day

Students at Memorial Middle School raised over $900 to plan an Earth Day Celebration at the end of last month. With that money, they bought flowers, fill dirt, mulch, and a bird feeder. The bird feeder will be a project the special education department takes care of for the rest of the year.

The students also plan to donate a large portion of the money toward a memorial for their classmate, Stevie Ray, who passed away earlier this year. The students worked hard on this project and they are proud of their efforts to help make their community a better place.

Parent One2One Information

If you were unable to attend one of our parent meetings last month, you can see the presentation on our One2One site.  This has information for families who will be getting iPads next year and may not be familiar with the device. It also includes the district iPad handbook.

Our last ‘Parenting in the Digital Age’ workshop is this Thursday, May 5th from 7-8 pm at Weaver Middle School. Our technology team will discuss strategies on how to make this a more balanced digital summer for your student. They will have great apps for when your child is on the device and ideas on how to get them off the device.