Dissecting Owl Pellets

The fifth grade students at Alton Darby Elementary spent time during the end of the school year learning about how energy flows through an ecosystem, from photosynthetic organisms to consumers and decomposers. During this instruction they had the opportunity to dissect owl pellets. They worked in groups to dissect the pellets and then identify bones found. Taking learning out of a text book and into a real life experiment prepares students to be Ready for Tomorrow.

The Quality Profile Video Series

In this Quality Profile video series we want to show you how we invest each and every day in more than 16,000 students. It’s more than just results of a standardized test, it’s about investing in the future leaders of the United States. You can watch our introduction video and our academics video by clicking on the links on the front page of our web page, they are located on the the top left side. In this video we hear from our principals who talk about educating the whole child, and its importance.

 

 

Time to Update Contact Information

It is time once again to update contact information and sign-off on forms for next school year. This year is especially important because in August we will be changing to a new messaging system and it’s imperative we have correct contact information. The new system will allow us to more effectively communicate with you. We will have email, phone calls and text alerts available for those who want those forms of communication.

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Davidson Orchestra in Montreal

Davidson orchestra members spent time on their Canadian tour rehearsing with students from Charles Lemoyne elementary school in inner city Montreal. This gave the Davidson students the opportunity to help develop the younger students’ skills and interest in music. The rehearsal was followed by a piece played together and a short performance by each school.

The Hilliard students helped develop the orchestra program at the elementary school. They shared with the younger students their passion for music and helped to cultivate a love of the arts in the younger students, as well as fostered positive international relations. Many of our students were also able to communicate in French, using their knowledge from the high school language courses.

Five Stars For Hilliard Preschool

We are proud to recognize our Preschool for receiving Five-Stars from Step Up To Quality from the Ohio Department of Education and Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, see below for more. This is a five–star quality rating and improvement system. Step Up recognizes and promotes learning and development programs that meet quality program standards that exceed licensing health and safety regulations. The program standards are based on national research identifying standards which lead to improved outcomes for children. Principal Annette Andres says, “It could not have been accomplished without the hard work of all the HSCD preschool staff.” Preparing students to be Ready for Tomorrow begins with their first days in the Hilliard family.

The Quality Profile Video Series

We have a great foundation in Hilliard; we do amazing work. Our community has made, and continues to make, a financial investment in our future. In this Quality Profile video series we want to show you how we invest each and every day in more than 16,000 students. It’s more than just results of a standardized test, it’s about investing in the future leaders of the United States.

In this second video, we showcase our rigorous academic standards.

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