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Infrequently Answered Questions – Frozen Edition

From time to time Superintendent John Marschhausen is asked the same questions from different members of the community. In an effort to share the answers with everyone he puts the questions here with his candid responses.

As winter has finally seized a frozen grip on central Ohio, and the forecast includes periodic snow showers and cold temperatures, the inevitable questions about temperature and school safety resurface.

First of all, you can check out this blog from our archives. While temperatures hovering around zero are cold, we do live in central Ohio and we must dress for the weather. The same can be said for snow. If we get an inch or two, and the roads are passable with some extra time, we will have school. It is imperative that we plan for the inevitable winter weather in Ohio. If the forecast is for snow, get up a little earlier and give yourself extra time. If parents are concerned about their teenage drives, our busses will be happy to pick up students that normally drive.

When are the professional development days in February and March? Are they different than last year? Read More

Running a Business at Scioto Darby

Fourth grade students at Scioto Darby have been studying economics and decided to start their own business. They choose to market and sell ‘Soup-in-a-Jar.’ They studied how to make a brand through advertisements and then set up an assembly line to manufacture the products. They collaborated within different departments in the company such as the assembly line, advertisers, and packing department. This is part of the economics curriculum for Social Studies. They were able to make more than $1100 which they donated to the Hilliard Food Pantry and the World Wildlife Foundation. You can watch a video of their production line here.

Keeping Your Student Digitally Safe at Home

We invite parents and students to attend a workshop designed to help keep your student safe at home while online. The program is on January 14 at 6:30pm at Hilliard Station 6th Grade School. This class will feature breakout sessions with parents and students grouped separately. You can read more about the class on our One2One webpage.

Teaching Stem through Fairy Tales

Students from Darby Creek and Alton Darby collaborated and participated in a Fairy Tale STEM project. They two fourth grades read the story of Jack and the beanstalk and had to complete the challenge. They were tasked with building the tallest and strongest bean stalk possible with certain materials. Read More

Little Library Update

Darby Creek Elementary and Brown Elementary now have their own Little Free Libraries. A Little Free Library is a “give a book, take a book” gathering place. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book in exchange for giving a book in return. The Little Free Libraries at Darby Creek and Brown will provide students with greater access to books Read More