Embracing Starts with Listening

Steven Covey identified the importance of listening in his Seven Habits of Highly Effective People when he stated, “Seek first to understand, then to be understood.” Effective leaders are able to cultivate relationships and to understand the people with whom they interact. As we work together, to support a common vision and mission, we must first listen and gather information.

The Hilliard area is a diverse community and as a school district we strive to embrace our differences. Our diversity is one of our greatest strengths and prepares our students for success as adults. Young people in the Hilliard City School District develop an appreciation, an authentic respect, for our differences. The Hilliard Way embraces diversity and cultivates acceptance. Read More

December Late Start

Hilliard City Schools is committed to creating opportunities for staff to learn and grow. Late start days give staff members the opportunity to work on districtwide professional development. The focus for the December late start included First Aid training, Safety and Crisis training, Student Learning Objectives (SLO’s) and Positive Behavior Intervention Systems (PBIS). Preparing students to be Ready For Tomorrow is the reason Hilliard City Schools works so hard on professional development.

Marching in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Congratulations and stay warm to four Hilliard Schools high school students who were selected for the Macy’s Great American Marching Band and will march in the parade today in New York City. Read More

Thank You

The students of the Hilliard City Schools have a few things to tell our staff.

Embracing the Community

Way to go Hilliard City Schools students and staff! We embraced the community to provide more than 850 bags of food for Thanksgiving dinner for area families in need. That’s helping all families to be Ready For Tomorrow!

Thankful for the Simple Things

In the 1973 TV Special A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, Marcie reminds Charlie Brown that, “Thanksgiving is more than eating, Chuck. Those early Pilgrims were thankful for what had happened to them, and we should be thankful, too. We should just be thankful for being together.”

We live in a fast paced, instant gratification, I want it now society. We receive text messages immediately, forward emails from our phones and share family pictures with innumerable friends in seconds. We have friends, tweets, selfies and posts. We have 12 minute oil changes and macaroni and cheese in 90 seconds. We have movies on demand, ABC player and mobile ESPN . . . we don’t like to wait. Read More

Board Connection for November 25 Meeting

The Hilliard City Schools’ Board of Education met during a regular meeting on Monday, November 25, 2013. The following highlights some of the major items discussed and decided.

Andy Teater, President   Lisa Whiting, Vice President

Members: Heather Keck, Paul Lambert and Doug Maggied Read More