Choose Kind

The fourth and fifth grade classes at Norwich Elementary have been inspired to spread kindness. After reading “Wonder” by R.J. Palaccio, they wanted to celebrate all the ways their peers can choose to be kind. They decided to set up a service learning room for the Winter Fair on Saturday March 8 from 11 a.m. till 4 p.m. They will staff the room and encourage friends to sign a pledge to raise awareness and funds for those who look different, specifically those with Craniofacial Syndrome. Read More

What’s He Thinking . . . Questions from Twitter

The interaction and questions from Twitter have become a vibrant, active part of Hilliard Schools’ communication efforts. While I try to provide answers directly in Twitter when possible, some of the questions require more than 140 characters to provide responsible answers. I’ve addressed a few of these below.

Remember – Thursday, March 13th from 8-9 p.m. will be our next Twitter-Connection Tweet-up. Please join that conversation at #AskHCS. Read More

Heritage Middle School 3-D Art

Students in the Heritage advanced 3-D art class have designed sculptures in which they limited themselves in some way. For example, one group could only use materials made from trees, and another group had to use written content from other classmates to get to the emotional center of the piece. When completed, the students created informative videos to help viewers better understand their projects. Each project is now displayed with a QR code that directly links any viewer to the informational video. Creating opportunities for interactive art prepares students to be Ready for Tomorrow.

NEA Visits Horizon Elementary

As part of National Read Across America Week Horizon Elementary received a visit from the Nation Education Association (NEA) Cat-a-van! Read Across America is a nationwide reading celebration. Preparing our students to be Ready for Tomorrow means inspiring a love for reading today. The NEA read a Dr. Seuss books to students while The Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 and Thing 2 helped the students take the Read Across America Reading Oath. As part of the celebration, Delta Dental made a financial contribution towards the school’s literacy efforts.

Hearts to Help Sick Kids

Sydney Boone-McDougall, a second grade student at Darby Creek Elementary, wanted to make the lives of sick children just a little better. She asked her teacher Amy Buscemi if they could do something as a class to help. So the second grade decided to make heart magnets for patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. To pay for the magnets they sold Kindness Grams for 25 cents. These are small notes students could give to classmates to let them know how kind they are. Second grade curriculum standards include introduction to economics and this teaches children how to plan an event and provide funding sources to pay for it. Giving children the opportunities to reach out to their community and help others, while being responsible with funding is preparing them to be Ready for Tomorrow.

Superintendent to Discuss Next Steps in Technology Integration at Online Lunch

Task Force Findings Provide Direction for District Vision Moving Forward

Hilliard City Schools intends to use research and information from months of student, staff and community dialogue to determine how to move forward with personal devices and technology integration in the classroom. Superintendent John Marschhausen, Ph.D., will share these findings and the district’s vision for how to integrate personal electronic devices for students during the March 11, 2014 Online Lunch with the Superintendent.

“Hilliard Schools is known for leading the way in education,” said Marschhausen. “So the question quickly became how we could use the power of personal electronic devices in classrooms, not if we would should. The Technology Task Force brought students, staff and residents together to critically think about what was the best direction for our school district and our community moving forward.” Read More

Full Time Maintenance Worker Needed

Hilliard City Schools is currently seeking candidates for the position of full time Maintenance. The ideal candidate will need previous experience working in a commercial building environment. The ideal candidate must have a working knowledge of the following: Read More