The Minion Winter Olympics at Avery Elementary

Excitement over the Sochi Olympic Games has been high in the second grade at Avery Elementary. The students discovered the winter Olympic sports are really all about sliding in different ways with different equipment. As part of the second grade curriculum they studied the force and motion involved in the games. They saw the changes in force, changes in speed, changes in direction, and so much more. Read More

Important to Get the Real Facts

Abraham Lincoln said “I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.” On February 26 at noon, Hilliard Schools will host its next Online Lunch with the Superintendent. I will be joined by Treasurer Brian Wilson and we will be discussing the district’s current financial picture and sharing information about the value Hilliard Schools’ provides to residents. This is a great opportunity for all parents and residents in our school system to get the real facts about the district’s fiscal management during a time when we are not in financial crisis. Read More

Putting Engineering Classes to Work

Students in the digital electronics class at Hilliard Davidson High School are using skills they learn in class to adapt toys for special needs children. Junior Luke Hoover and Senior Joe Tucker interned with Katelyn’s Krusade, a non-profit organization which supports children with special developmental and medical needs. These students spent hours of winter break and many weekends working on toys. Pre-engineering teacher Chuck DeRee has the students in his class also working on the toys which will be housed at Katelyn’s Kloset in the adapted toy library. Read More

District Finances

Hilliard City Schools is committed to providing a good value to our community and a great education for students. Listen to Board of Education President Andy Teater and Superintendent John Marschhausen discuss how Hilliard City Schools is ensuring every student is ready for tomorrow while also being good stewards of the taxpayer dollar. You can also learn more about the district’s finances during Online Lunch with the Superintendent on February 26 at noon.

Reading Olympics

To join in the Olympic fever, students at Horizon Elementary participated in the Reading Olympics. To kick off the week of reading, an Opening Ceremony was held with Superintendent John Marschhausen, Mikaela Hunt from NBC4 and Robin Nesbitt and Carissa Whyte from the Hilliard Branch of the Columbus Public Library. The theme of the week was “I Am a Reading Star!” For six days the students and staff tracked their reading hours within school and outside of school. Students also held mystery Skype sessions with students in other countries, community members came in to read and they held a book swap. The excitement for reading was contagious and collectively the students and staff read over 4,000 hours. Inspiring students to be reading stars prepares them to be Ready for Tomorrow.

Student Leaders Bring Anti Bullying Message to Peers

Preparing Hilliard students to be Ready for Tomorrow means teaching them to be leaders today. At J.W. Reason Elementary student leaders wanted to bring a motivational speaker to their school to deliver an anti bullying message. The group put together a raffle to raise enough money to bring in Basketball Jones. The assembly inspired students to make good choices in life. It embraced them to open up and show kindness and respect for one another. And they were empowered to take what they heard and make their school community even better.

Building Confidence Through Transparency

In his closing statement of the Gettysburg Address President Abraham Lincoln stated that our country “shall have a new rebirth of freedom – and that the government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” Public schools are part an essential function of government in our great country. Your tax dollars, your elected school board members, and your state leaders all support the educational process of young people in Hilliard Schools. State laws, the State Board of Education and the Hilliard Board of Education govern our district. Read More