Board Approves Reduction List Should November Levy Fail

The Hilliard City Schools Board of Education unanimously approved a reductions list should the district’s 4.5 mill operating levy combined with a $50 million dollar bond issue not be approved by voters on November 8. These reductions include eliminating 60 teaching and administrative positions.

“With 1,000 new students expected over the next five years, funding from the November 8 levy is critical if we want to maintain the excellent work happening in our schools,” stated Board President Heather Keck. “Without additional funds, we will have no choice but to cut valuable teachers and programs that are important to our success.” Read More

Quality Profile Series : Complete Picture

This is the second year for our Quality Profile. This profile helps characterize the overall educational experience the children in our district receive. It of course looks at academics, but also looks at extra-curricular activities, hopefulness of our students and the district’s finances. We hope you have enjoyed this video series. You can view the entire series on the top left portion of our web page. Our mission is to ensure that every student is Ready for Tomorrow; this series is just a snapshot into the world of educating more than 16,000 students every day.

The DC Trail

Darby Creek is proud of a new bike trail they created this past school year. It’s a shared trail designed for walkers, hikers, and bike riders.

During school hours the Trail will be for students to use during recess periods and physical education classes. Similar to other outdoor spaces, like playgrounds and tracks in the Hilliard City School District, the trail will be open after school hours and on weekends for families and the community to use.

You can click here for a quick video you can watch to learn more about the DC Trail and how well it’s going. Feel free to bring your family over for a fun outdoor experience.

Davidson Theatre Students Paint Mural at Willow Ridge Therapeutic Riding

Davidson Theatre was asked to put some of its scene painting skills to work and paint a large mural on the barrier surrounding the Willow Ridge indoor facility. As soon as their fall production of Fools was over last November, and with a little help from a few students from Davidson’s chapters of Key Club, NHS, and even Bradley Theatre, they got to work.

Willow Ridge Therapeutic Riding offers equine therapy serving individuals from those with physical disabilities through those on the autism spectrum. They have both an indoor and an outdoor riding facility to be able to offer these services in all weather, year round.

The 1400 square foot project took a total of 5 days of painting throughout the course of the year and finished in mid-May.

You can see photos of the entire process at

For more information on Willow Ridge, visit

Game-a-thon Challenge

Mrs. Pappas’ Scioto Darby class piloted MIND Research Institute’s National Game-a-thon Challenge for Ohio with ST math! The Game-a-thon challenged students to design, build and share a game that features creative and unusual solutions to mathematical problems. Students worked in groups to invent games that address a mathematical topic. Read More