Weaver Zoo Art

Several pieces of art from Weaver Middle School students have been selected to be shown at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The students visited the Zoo to create a display to showcase their art as part of a new zoo exhibit opening, The Heart of Africa. The art pieces range from collaborative drawings to recyclable animals. The 3d sculptures are made of two liters, water bottles, paper towel rolls, wire, cardboard, and cans in honor of Earth Day. They also have a dragon fly, penguin, dolphin, and giraffe measuring from 2 ft (dragon fly) to 7ft (giraffe). The pieces were created during the eighth grade advanced art classes. Giving students the chance to showcase their passion prepares them to be ready for tomorrow.

What’s He Thinking…Tweet Talk

Twitter is a wonderful opportunity to share information and to post links to more in-depth information. While asking questions is easy on Twitter, there are some questions that can’t be answered in 140 characters. Here are some answers to recent Twitter questions.

Why were multiple high school plays held on the same weekend? Why do many of the high school awards ceremonies conflict with other events?

While our staff works diligently to avoid scheduling conflicts, we are blessed with a panoply of events in the Hilliard City Schools. We simply have too many events to not have multiple events on the same dates. We begin with awards events in early April; there is a program on nearly each day until graduation week. Read More

iPads for First Grade Reading and Math

Director of Technology Rich Boettner blogs about how Hilliard students are using iPads in the classroom every day. This week he spotlights Deb Fraizer and her first grade students at Darby Creek Elementary. Mrs. Frazier uses iPads daily as just one more tool for her student’s learning. They use a variety of apps and websites to support their learning such as Educreation, Pixie and Kidblog. They frequently use it for writing but also use it for math workshops.


Vote for Physics Students National Video Contest

Hilliard Davidson High School physics students are participating in a national video contest being sponsored by James Madison University. Out of nearly 100 videos submitted, Davidson has 11 finalists! One of the categories for judging is “popularity” and is determined by the number of views per video on the YouTube channel for JMU. Follow this link to view Davidson finalists, note: there are 11 with ‘Davidson’ in the title. We have until May 7th to get the most votes! Read More

Norwich Elementary to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Join the fun and remember 20 years of education excellence at Norwich Elementary School on April 24, 2014 from 4 – 8 p.m. Enjoy an art show and a performance by the school choir as well as the reveal of several murals. Superintendent John Marschhausen will recognize the community while retired teachers share a cookbook created just for the special occasion. Earlier this year a time capsule was opened by former principal Karen Lehrer. The artifacts are in the Media center for viewing. Current students will dedicate a new time capsule. All residents are invited to join in the fun as the students and staff remember 20 years of educational excellence.

Earth Day at Hilliard Crossing Elementary

The kindergarten students at Hilliard Crossing Elementary are celebrating Earth Day with a community service program. As part of kindergarten science curriculum the students in Megan Sovic’s class have been learning about the Earth’s natural resources, where garbage goes, how we can reuse items to make something new and how can we get our message out to others.

One big goal the class has is to teach others about keeping the Earth clean. They began a project to decorate Kroger bags with a clean Earth message. Students in the entire school helped out. They decorated over 300 bags that will be given out on Earth Day at the Kroger on Hilliard Rome Road in Hilliard. Giving students the chance to change the world today prepares them to be Ready for Tomorrow.

Online Lunch Live from the ILC – Today, Wednesday, April 23

Join Superintendent John Marschhausen, Ph.D. for another Online Lunch today at noon. Marschhausen will be joined by students and staff at the McVey Innovative Learning Center (ILC) as they share their success from this first year and plans for the future as well. You can join the conversation and ask questions of top district leaders by logging in to the web-based session. Learn how this innovative approach to education is changing the face of learning for Hilliard Schools students!

The Online Lunch Meeting will open a half hour prior to start:

During login, choose Enter as a Guest, type in your name and click Enter Room.

You will need the volume turned up on your computer to hear the presentation.


You may need to install a software plugin called Adobe Flash to participate in the forum.

To check your computer go to: https://hilliard.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm