What’s He Thinking…Testing Edition

It’s that time of year again – the wonderful world of standardized assessments and tests. If it seems like we have more and more assessments each year, your perceptions are probably fairly accurate. It seems that the age of accountability has entered a new dimension. I’ve been asked several questions of late regarding state assessments and the new PARCC tests. Read More

Technology Connections Blog

Director of Technology Rich Boettner has a blog to keep the community aware of what’s happening in the world of technology. This is where results of the Technology Task Force findings are posted. He is also posting videos about how technology is used in classrooms already. This week he spotlights Lisa Braun, a teacher at Hilliard Davidson who is using iPads to help students learn Spanish. They are learning vocabulary, creating videos and working on a variety of websites to learn about Spanish culture. You can see the video and read more on his blog, Technology Connections. Hilliard City Schools embrace new technology and inspire teachers to learn the best ways to connect with students.

Light It Up Blue in Support of Autism Awareness

At Hilliard City Schools we embrace every child and empower them to make good choices in their educational journey so that they are inspired to be ready for tomorrow. This certainly includes all of our students with autism. April is Autism Awareness month and Hilliard City Schools will celebrate these students by encouraging both students and staff to wear blue on Wednesday, April 2 for World Autism Awareness Day. I hope you will join me in supporting the great students, families and staff members who have dedicated countless hours supporting the specific needs of these students. Read More


Track Replacements at Hilliard Davidson and Hilliard Darby High Schools

Sealed Bids will be received at the Office of the Director of Business for Hilliard City Schools, 2140 Atlas St., Hilliard, Ohio 43228 until 1:30 p.m., local time, on April 16, 2014, for the furnishing of materials, labor, equipment and services necessary for and incidental to the Track Replacements at Hilliard Davidson and Hilliard Darby High Schools according to the documents as prepared by Schorr Architects, Inc. Bids will be publicly opened and read at that time. Read More

Get Outside to Play!

As the weather gets warmer and our students get outside to play, Superintendent John Marschhausen and Hilliard Chief of Police Doug Francis have a few reminders.



Pennies for Patients

The Brown Elementary community brought in over $18,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society during their annual Pennies for Patients campaign! They had 81 students who brought in over $100. This amount is more than any other school in central Ohio. To celebrate the community win, the teachers and principal were hit with whipped cream pies. It was a beautiful day to celebrate the success together. When the students and staff show such commitment to a cause that helps so many people, they show they are Ready for Tomorrow.

Live Kind

Hilliard Crossing Elementary is living the motto of “Live kind. Choose happiness. Unleash learning.” The student leadership team, led by Mrs. Higginbotham and Miss Jones, has worked to spread the message all year. One action taken to spread kindness was to make an art piece that could also show random acts of kindness made by students in our school. Art teacher Lee Justice helped student leaders make a wire art project. Then when students and teachers saw random acts of kindness they would tie a ribbon to the “Kind” wire art. Creating their own living piece of art prepares them to be Ready for Tomorrow.