In Ohio we all know once we hit summer, we hit orange barrel season. In the Hilliard School District our operations crews will also be hard at work. You can expect to see crews working on major paving projects at Davidson and Darby High Schools. Scioto Darby Elementary is scheduled to get a new roof this summer and a new cafeteria floor for Heritage Middle School is in the works. Superintendent John Marschhausen and the operations team work hard to find ways to stretch tax dollars and prioritize the projects within the existing budgetary constraints.
Students at Hoffman Trails help start the girls have heart club this year. Working with Kristy Culp, the girls met throughout the year to discuss positive self esteem for girls, how to stand up to bullies, and how to make the right choices even if it’s harder to do so. Each club member made a heart with a positive quote for every student in the building and delivered them the last month of school. Giving students opportunities to be leaders in their schools prepares them to be Ready for Tomorrow.
The Ohio State University Office of Distance Education and eLearning recently featured the Hilliard Innovative Learning Center in a video. On their web page they discuss the opportunities Hilliard students have at the ILC and how it truly prepares them for college. They write, “The ILC is a partner school of College Ready Ohio and has blended programming with newly developed ideas to offer options for each student to find their best fit. Students from all three of the district’s high schools and middle schools are shuttled to and from the ILC every 90 minutes to participate in classes in one of our four networks: College Jump Start, Imagination, Personal Success, and Young Professionals.”
The Hilliard Free Lunch Summer Camp for Kids will have FIVE Hilliard lunch sites this summer. It is part of the USDA Summer Food Service Program for children in low-income families when school is not in session. Students will participate in supervised programming that includes arts, crafts, games, special visitors and events then receive a free lunch. This program runs Monday through Friday June 10 – July 31. Daily attendance is not required. Call 614-586-7939 for additional information.
Giving students opportunities to take what they learn in the classroom and put it to work in the world around them, prepares them to be Ready for Tomorrow. The students in Ms. Santagata’s classes at Weaver Middle School began their very first school garden this year. It was made possible with a $2000 grant from The Whole Foods Kids Foundation. They worked on tilling the soil back in April, and planted the garden in May. There will be volunteers taking care of the garden through the summer and more learning in the fall.
Through the Hilliard Way video series we have heard about our local curriculum control, our blended learning, our college and career preparations and how we help keep the local economy strong. In this video we hear from Superintendent John Marschhausen and a few graduates from the class of 2015. They all explain how it is the Hilliard Way that truly prepares them to be ready for their own tomorrow. The entire Hilliard Way video series is located on the district homepage.