Learn about Issue 58

Hilliard Thanks our Veterans

Over the past two weeks students in every Hilliard School have been finding ways to honor our veterans. These photos show just a small sample of events that were held. We believe that preparing students to be Ready for Tomorrow means giving them a clear understanding of those who fought for us to have the lives we live today. Here are just some of the events that were held throughout our district. Read More

Darby Choir Special Event

Hilliard Darby High School will be hosting Dr. Craig Jessop as conductor in residence November 14-16th. They will present “Through the Eyes of a Child” in concert at the Riffe Center in downtown Columbus on Monday evening November 16th at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature the Hilliard Darby Symphonic Choir, The Una Voce Chorale, (the newly formed 80 voice Darby Alumni Choir), The Columbus Children’s Choir and orchestra. Tickets available here 

Brown Anti Bullying Campaign

Student leaders at Brown Elementary lead the building in a month-long campaign to fight bullying. The older students talked to younger students about what it means to be kind and take care of each other. They read the book Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry to help teach the littlest ones.

Students made a banner that says, “Together Against Bullying, United for Kindness, Acceptance and Inclusion.” All the fourth graders at Brown wrote on it ways that we can be kind and support World Unity Day against bullying. Read More

Darby Creek Coding

Fourth and fifth-grade students in Jana Blamble’s math class are learning to code this year. The students are enrolled in a self-paced online coding class as a means to introduce them to the world of computer science. This early learning to code helps kids see the importance of understanding computers as tools rather than just a fun toy. In addition, coding helps build logical thinking, problem-solving, perseverance, collaboration, and communication.

College Information for Parents and Students

We are fortunate to have a college counselor in our district working to make the process easier for our families. Tom Woodford works to reach each student and family in the district to let them know about college information nights, deadlines for applications and how to get help with financial aid. Tom hosts parent information nights beginning in the eighth grade. This helps parents feel secure knowing their student is on the correct path to graduation. You can sign up for Tom’s college information only newsletter. Once a week he will send out important dates and news parents and students need to know. There is also a college information page located on the ILC’s homepage. Preparing students to be Ready for Tomorrow means working with them at every stage of their high school career.

Digital Safety Workshop for Students and Parents

Please join us on Monday, November 9 at 6:30 pm at Weaver Middle School for a digital safety workshop. In this class we will talk with parents and students about various options and choices while working in a safer, digital environment at home. This workshop will feature two breakout sessions in which parents and students will be grouped separately. Each breakout session will be tailored specifically to the parent or student audience