Late start days offer the Hilliard City Schools a chance to work on district wide professional development. It’s an opportunity for staff to work in their school and in their teaching teams. The focus for the September 25th late start is on Student Learning Objectives (SLO’s). These are academic goals that teachers set for students based upon the district’s curriculum. They are developed by both principals and teachers and focus on each individual students’ needs and academic growth targets. Here the staff at J. W. Reason Elementary is using the time to help personalize education for every student. Just one more way Hilliard Schools are ready for tomorrow.
The names of all the testing tools in education can feel like alphabet soup. There are different assessments used in different grades that assess different skills. However each is important in providing an accurate and personalized curriculum plan for every student. Learn more in part two of our series on District Assessments.
Second Grade students at Hilliard Crossing Elementary School demonstrated how arts infusion is leaving its mark at their school during the September 23 Board of Education meeting. This week, Hilliard Crossing students will participate in their first “Innovation Day” by celebrating International Dot Day, named for the storybook “The Dot” by Peter Reynolds. The students will exlpore the story of a girl who begins a journey of self-discovery after a caring teacher challenges her to make her mark. Through the celebration, students will use the art infusion curriculum to create their own dots that demonstrate the power of the seven habits of mind which promote college and career readiness skills. Hilliard City Schools is leading the way with innovative and caring staff members that help every student to be ready for tomorrow.
As we work to identify and meet the needs of all students in the district, Hilliard City Schools uses a variety of assessments throughout the school year. Teachers and administrators look forward to gathering this data and analyzing the results as they continue to meet the needs of every child. This series of videos will explore the different assessments used in the district and how they shape the individualized education for each student. Part one explains the three types of assessments used, how a student feels about testing and the district’s goal in using the data.
Students in Brenda Clark’s first grade class at Hilliard Crossing Elementary worked on creating sunshine in the classroom. Part of the first grade Science curriculum is to learn about the sun and all its properties. Adding in some creativity and smiles, the students created their own sunshine. Their projects are made from a variety of mixed media.
Avery Elementary students joined kids around the world for a live musical event. The Carpe Diem String Quartet performed a specially-designed musical program live at Avery, while broadcasting worldwide online. Viewers were able to ask questions in real time and interact with the program. There were lessons combining numbers, math and music. The fun program is in line with several areas of curriculum by bringing the three subjects together to the point of commonality between lessons. It teaches how composers use numbers in constructing their works, and how that impacts an individual student. Hilliard City Schools works to inspire students with many forms of project based learning.
Hilliard City Schools is proud to announce 29 students who have received recognition from the National Merit Scholarship Program. Each year, more than 1.5 million students across the country enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Of these students, approximately 50,000 or the top three percent are identified as high scorers who receive further recognition.
“This is a great honor for the students and the Hilliard City Schools District,” said Superintendent John Marschhausen, Ph.D. “We wish them well as they continue on through the process.” Read More