Infrequently Answered Questions – Unfrozen Edition

Are we using blizzard bags again this year?

Yes, the Board of Education approved the use of Blizzard Bags for the 2014-15 school year. The next calamity day will be the first “blizzard bag” day for Hilliard. The district will utilize 3 blizzard bag days prior to scheduling make-up days at the end of the year.

Didn’t Hilliard change from minimum days to minimum hours? Read More

Infrequently Answered Questions

I get many questions directed my way – via email, at the grocery store, via social media, at school events, and even as phone messages. It is difficult to share these questions – and answers – with our community as a whole. From time to time we will post Infrequently Answered Questions in an attempt to clarify rumors, provide interesting information, and simply “get the work out.” This is our community; we are partners. If there is something you’d like to know . . . shoot me an email, send @drjcm a tweet, or stop me in the halls and ask away. 

Why did we have a 5-day weekend in the middle of February? Read More

So . . . you are home on another Snow Day!

That first snow day of the year . . . oh the joy, the excitement, and the fun. Children, and in some cases adults, get to turn off those pesky alarms, get bundled-up and play outside, and drink hot chocolate while watching a favorite movie or reading a good book.

The second snow day of the year . . . we welcome the additional sleep and eagerly begin our snow day activities. It still seems like a gift . . . we are pleased with the day off. Read More

Student Responsibility on Twitter

Twitter is a great communications tool. It is easy, quick, mobile, and concise.

Twitter provides information “when you want it” – it takes little effort to scroll through your feed and gather the information you want to review.

Twitter permits interaction – and I very much enjoy the respectful, responsible communications with our community and especially our students. Read More

College Credit Plus Information Meeting Rescheduled

Due to inclement weather, tonight’s College Credit Plus (PSEO) Informational meeting has been rescheduled for next Wednesday, February 25th at 7:00 pm in the PAC at Davidson High School. College representatives from each of our partnering universities will be there to share important information regarding earning college credit while in high school.

JW Reason Celebrates Literature Awards

In Scott Jones’ fifth grade class, students have been studying awards given for the best children’s books. Their media specialist, Miss Lambacher, did a presentation on the award criteria, so students could be on the lookout for potential winners as they were reading in class.

A book they read in class, “El Deafo” by Cece Bell, was awarded the Newbery Honor Award. The Newbery winner is “The Crossover” by Kwame Alexander and it was a HUGE hit with many readers, so they were ecstatic to see it win the top prize. Read More