Learn about Issue 58

Sub Secretaries, Aides and Custodians Needed!

Do you want to make a positive impact with students and work on your own daily schedule? Hilliard City Schools is looking for substitute secretaries, substitute intervention assistants and substitute custodians for the 2015-16 school year. You must be at least 21 and have a high school diploma or GED. The ideal sub will have prior experience, but we will train the right candidate! Substitute secretaries, assistants and custodians are employed through the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio. The rate of pay is $11 per hour and it rises to $11.50 an hour after subbing 30 times.

To secure your spot at our October 27, 2015 substitute orientation be sure to follow these simple steps: Read More

Hilliard Darby Graduate Publishes First Novel

2005 Darby graduate Jaclyn Little is proud to debut her first novel, Warning’s Wane. This is a modern adaptation of the Greek myth of the Sirens, and at its core is a love story about alienation, authoritative corruption, and simply how we cope with being human.

Little credits her teachers in Hilliard for helping to push her on her career path. “If it wasn’t for my entire education with HCS I never would have done this. My teachers recognized my passion and started nurturing me early on – 3rd grade with Mrs. Love. I was always making picture books outside of class and they were kind enough to look at them and give me feedback.” Read More

Pursuit of Excellence – Why Educators Must Embrace a Passion for Growth

Would you go to a doctor that hadn’t changed her techniques or approach to medicine since 1985?

Would your anesthesiologist utilize the same pharmaceutical options and monitoring tools when preparing you for surgery that we used in 1974?

How would you feel if your accountant completed your federal taxes all by hand without the most up-to-date software?

Would you buy a classic 1995 TV for your family room? Read More

Scioto Darby Students Explore Creative Writing

The Intermediate Focus students at Scioto Darby Elementary worked to improve their writing skills through a card game inspired by Nanofictionary. This is a card game that promotes storytelling. The students have fun using the game to develop short stories and share with classmates. Teacher Rachel Nelli says she loves the game as much as the students, “I love to learn through play!” Letting students discover their passion for writing through play prepares them to be Ready for Tomorrow.

Britton Second Grade Investigate Which Pet They Should Get

The second-grade students at Britton Elementary School are watching the words they read in class, come to life in the real world. After reading “Which Pet Should I Get,” from Dr. Seuss, they formed a partnership with the Capital Area Humane Society. The students work with the shelter monthly to learn more about the animals, which helps the students master science standards. Taking lessons from a children’s story book and bringing them alive with help from our community partners prepares our students to be Ready for Tomorrow.

Alton Darby Kindergarten Students Boost Math Skills through Games

The Alton Darby Elementary kindergarten classes are making friends with GiGi the Penguin. GiGi is the main character in ST Math which is a visual math program that encourages problem-solving through games. Mrs. Rudolph’s students enjoy following GiGi on the iPads as she guides them through difficult yet fun math games. Read More