Infrequently Answered Questions

Once again, as part of the Get Connected blog, I will periodically share information and perspective on topics that seem to be prevalent in our community. My goal . . . not to give the “safe answer” but to give my direct answer to the question. I know not everyone will always agree, but I would rather simply be honest. Conversation and civil interaction are important in a diverse community such as Hilliard. Feel free to share your comments, questions and concerns with me at, participate in one of our Twitter Connections, or stop by a Coffee Connection.

I’m fearful our students are “over tested.” How does the district decide what tests should be taken by our students? Read More

School Gardens

Giving students opportunities to take what they learn in the classroom and put it to work in the world around them, prepares them to be Ready for Tomorrow. Many of the elementary schools put this to practice by having students work in community gardens. The teachers are able to connect science curriculum in the classroom with real living gardens outside. Here are just a few examples. Read More

Embracing Diversity with Civility and Communications

The Hilliard City School District is a diverse learning community – we embrace our diversity and strive to create an accepting and welcoming culture. Our diversity includes cultural and racial diversity with students from more than 40 countries speaking more than 40 languages. Our diversity includes dozens of religious background and faith-based organizations. Our diversity crosses political and ideological boarders; we bring divergent thoughts together with a single mission – to ensure every student is Ready for Tomorrow. Read More

Convocation Celebration

Hilliard City Schools Convocation celebration is a time for teachers, staff and administrators to gather before students are back. This year Superintendent John Marschhausen and Assistant Superintendent Leslie McNaughton welcomed back several alumni to talk about their experiences and to recognize teachers that inspired them while in the district. This is Vince Coleman, a Hilliard Bradley graduate from last year. He performed for the staff and then sat down with Dr. Marschhausen to talk about his dreams and how Hilliard Schools prepared him to be Ready for Tomorrow.

Board Connection – August 25, 2014

The Hilliard City Schools’ Board of Education met during a regular meeting on Monday, August 25, 2014. The following highlights some of the major items discussed and decided. For additional information about the board, visit the district’s website at

Recognition and Program

Hilliard Davidson Strength and Conditioning Facility Presentation

The Hilliard Davidson Strength and Conditioning Facility Committee presented information on their efforts to build a new structure for all Davidson athletes. A group of 11 parent volunteers have come together to raise more than $100,000 for the new facility. It is expected to be located near the field house and offers 3,600 square feet of space for student athletes. Read More

Hiring in SACC

The Hilliard School Aged Child Care (SACC) Program is currently interviewing qualified and responsible individuals for the position of Program Leader. Applicants must have college experience in a related field and two years experience working in group care settings. Pay begins at $11 per hour with approximately 25-30 hours per week. PLEASE CALL 614-771-2267 to receive an application or download from: and click on “Forms.”