I.N.V.E.S.T. in the Hilliard Way: TRUST

Each day more than 16,000 students cross a threshold into classrooms in the Hilliard City School District. Parents entrust us . . . as professional educators . . . to care for, to educate, and to nurture their children. In most cases, these young people spend more waking hours with us then they do with their parents. By the time students get to middle and high school they are with us even longer. This autumn, marching band directors and Read More

I.N.V.E.S.T. in the Hilliard Way: Spirit

Teaching isn’t merely a job . . . it is a calling. Our teachers, administrators, and support staff don’t do what they do simply for a paycheck. In the words of a Hilliard teacher, “My determined purpose as an educator/teacher is to first LOVE my students and second to help them fall in love with learning!” This is why teachers do what they do.

In the words of another Hilliard teacher, “When you love what you do, and feel called according to your purpose, this way Read More

I.N.V.E.S.T. in the Hilliard Way: Energy

Energy . . . we learned in physics class that energy is a property of objects that can be transferred but cannot be created or destroyed. We are all made of energy . . . we are energy.

In the Hilliard City Schools, we purposefully behave with enthusiasm and relentlessly pursue positive energy. We support each other . . . we are committed to putting an end to negative energy. We talk to people, not about them. We can count on each other . . . we hold each other accountable. Read More

I.N.V.E.S.T. in the Hilliard Way: Nurture

There are some things that can’t be rushed . . . there are some processes that simply follow nature’s rules. If you’ve ever had a garden, you know that producing an exceptional yield requires nurturing each seed. From selecting the location of your garden to preparing the soil, from watering to carefully removing the weeds, tending to a garden requires a dedicated, nurturing commitment. Read More

I.N.V.E.S.T. in the Hilliard Way: Integrity

The foundation of our investment is grounded in Integrity. In our heart of hearts, in our changeless core of beliefs, we know our behavior today affects how others will view us tomorrow. We do the right thing simply because it is the right thing to do. Acting with integrity isn’t always easy; we don’t take the easy way out. We do the right thing when no one is watching . . . simply because it’s how we behave as part of the Hilliard Community.

Our teachers spend countless hours during the summer months planning and writing curriculum, and developing Read More