Change and innovation is coming quickly to public education in Ohio and Hilliard Schools are ready. So ready, in fact, that we are poised to lead the way. So, what does innovation in public education mean? It means that we must create a personalized education for students and increase the use of technology in our schools in order to get us there.
In Hilliard innovation is marked by initiatives such as the McVey Innovative Learning Center (ILC). Interest and demand for ILC programs – one which couples a traditional learning experience with an online one – far exceeded expectations. Students and parents alike were interested in the personalized education that would be delivered with the challenge and guidance of Hilliard teachers. Read More
Jane Bordner’s 7th grade Math class took their lesson outside to figure out the height of the Memorial Middle School flagpole. They worked on proportional relationships which is one of the curriculum standards for the course. They measured the length of the flagpole’s shadow and the length of a yardstick’s shadow and set up a proportion between the known lengths and the known height of the yardstick to discover the height of the flag pole. Being able to apply Math lessons to real world questions creates students Ready for Tomorrow.
As part of the Young Professionals Network at the McVey Innovative Learning Center students can participate in career mentorship classes. Students explore career possibilities by learning from members of the business community who offer experience and expertise in the student’s career field of interest.
This spring three mentorship students participated in an opportunity with the Greater Columbus Sports Read More
The 8th grade leader leadership academy at The Heritage Middle School worked to raise money and create awareness about Autism. During the month of April the students created public service announcements, posted signs around the building and sold t-shirts and cotton candy. All the money raised is going to the Ohio State University Nisonger Center. Hilliard City Schools prepares students to be Ready for Tomorrow by giving them opportunities to develop leadership skills.
Eight middle schools competed in a regional competition of Battle of the Books this spring. Each coach chose two books for a total of 16 books to be read by the students in preparation for the competition. The coaches then choose 30 questions for each of their two books. The competition was conducted in rounds, each round consisting of both group questions and individual speed buzzer questions. Memorial’s 7th grade team took first place. The team consisted of Captain Megan Harris, Matthew DuLuard, Michael Haskell, Hunter Goshorn and Matthew Fawcett. Weaver Middle School also sent two teams. The other schools competing were: Circleville, Groveport Madison, Canal Winchester, Fairfield Christian, Logan and Westfall.
Sean Morrill, a Culinary Arts student at Tolles Career & Technical Center, has been selected as one of the Ohio Department of Education’s Top 15 students in career-technical education. Morrill was chosen as the top student in the career-technical field of hospitality/tourism. The criteria for selection include grade-point average, local activities and honors, college credit/industry credentials and nominator response to why the student exemplifies success now and in the future. Read More
The Hilliard City schools would like to recognize 45 retirees from across the district who gave more than 931 years of service to Hilliard City Schools. These employees have been an important part of the school district. The district would like to acknowledge their contribution to the success and development of literally thousands of students. We want to thank each one retiring this year, and wish nothing but the best as they enter the next stage of life.