Heritage Students Make Math Count

Congratulations to several Heritage Middle School students for their success in this year’s MathCounts national middle school math competition. Both seventh and eighth grade students have been meeting after school once a week to prepare for the competition. The Regional Competition included 49 schools and over 400 students. Heritage had their very first State Qualifier, Alex Mitchell who took 8th place overall as individual scores. The team of their top four students took 9th place overall for the school’s first ever top ten finish. The program requires abundant training and practice and coach Laura Tornes says they are so proud of all of the students for a job well done!

Unchained, A Concert of Hope

The Hilliard Darby Symphonic Choir is proud to present, Unchained: A Concert of Hope. This concert is meant to promote healing for those suffering from depression and anxiety. The concert will feature the Hilliard Darby Symphonic Choir, Hilliard Darby Women’s Chorale, members of professional orchestras and Maestro Alessandro Siciliani. This concert is open to the public, including those affected by depression and anxiety. The concert will be at the Capitol Theatre March 13 at 7:00pm and March 14 at 7:00pm. You can purchase tickets by clicking here.

Superintendent Appointed to Senate Advisory Committee on Testing

Senate Education Chair Peggy Lehner appointed Superintendent John Marschhausen, Ph.D. to the newly formed senate advisory committee on testing. Dr. Marschhausen has been vocal with his concerns on the amount of classroom instruction time with the current mandated tests. He has encouraged parents to let their children take the tests this year while allowing legislators time to make appropriate adjustments.

“This is an opportunity for us as school leaders to model the democratic process for our young people. I am honored and humbled to represent the Hilliard City Schools on a committee that has the opportunity to improve education for all students in Ohio,” Marschhausen said.

In comments today, Lehner said the layering of federal, state and local testing Read More

Hilliard Diversity Coordinator Wins NEA Award

Hilliard City Schools is proud to announce that Diversity Coordinator Janet Monseur-Durr has been chosen as the 2015 National Education Association’s winner of the H. Councill Trenholm Memorial Award. Harper Councill Trenholm served for 21 years as the executive secretary of the American Teachers Association. One of the country’s most outstanding black educators, he worked for the merger of the ATA and the NEA. To be eligible for this award the nomiee must meet one or more of the following criteria: Read More

Heritage Students Study Their Passions

In the Literacy Explorations Class at Heritage Middle School each Friday brings a day of student directed learning. The class is participating in a genius hour where students are able to research and learn about a subject they are interested in outside of normal lesson plans. This means students are learning how a boomerang returns, how bones fuse together, how to make ice cream and how prosthetics work. Giving students a choice in their education gives them a chance to learn to love learning. The class will explore their projects once a week for the rest of the school year and then do a presentation to their class on their findings. Real life learning prepares these students to be Ready for Tomorrow.

Davidson Students Master Personal Finance

The Davidson business teachers are having students participate in a budget challenge. The contest is part of a national HR Block challenge. Students learn real world skills in managing their finances and have an opportunity to win scholarship money. The students are given a salary and must learn to pay household bills, save for the future and balance a checkbook over the course of the semester. Giving students this real world life lesson definitely prepares them to be Ready for Tomorrow.

Optimist Oratorical Contest Winners

Congratulations to several middle and high schools students who participated in the Optimist Oratorical Contest this year. The national topic was “How My Optimism Will Help Me Press On to Greater Achievements of the Future.” We had a record number of Hilliard students who participated: 12 girls and 8 boys competed. Coaches Missy Brown, Susie Gettinger, and Pam Antos are all very proud of them. Here are the winners: Read More