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Academy Vibe Student Produces Video for YMCA

Sophomore David Pease had the opportunity to work with the Hilliard YMCA on a project this fall. The YMCA needed a video to promote their Livestrong Cancer Program, where people with cancer come to find support, workout, and gain physical and emotional strength. David worked with Suzanne Glover, Program Manager, and Evan Garver, Communications Director to plan, script, shoot, and edit this awesome video that helped illustrate the story of the program and people who are finding healing by participating in it. David had several meetings with them, and conducted several shoots with the help of some of his classmates Scott Saylor and Caleb Hodges, both Academy Vibe II students as well. Giving students the opportunity to produce real projects for real world clients prepares them to be Ready for Tomorrow. The YMCA was very happy with the results of the video and David learned a lot about this documentary-style of film-making.

Tharp Students Put Plants Under the Microscope

In 6th grade Science the students learn about the effects of osmosis on plant cells under the microscope. This week they used their iPads to photograph the magnified image of plant cells through the eyepiece. Students witnessed the devastation of salt to the vacuole of elodea leaf cells, how vinegar weakens the cell wall after osmotic pressure empties the vacuole and how plant structures like xylem and phloem work to get water to leaves and sugar to the plant after photosynthesis. Through blended learning opportunities using hands on experiments and technology these students are able to master the skills they need to accomplish in the standard.

Weaver Leadership Academy Helps Feed the Homeless

Some of the 8th grade leadership academy students hosted a ‘Penny Wars’ competition at the school last month. Under the direction of Mrs. Murlin, Mrs. Dietz and Mrs. Muzzalupo the students used the money they earned, to make a meal to serve at a food pantry. The students worked to create a budget for the items they needed to buy and cook. The students made pulled pork, pulled chicken, green beans, cornbread, mac-n-cheese and cookies. Each student came with a chaperone to serve their meal at Vineyard’s Fruit of the Vine food pantry. You can watch a short video that highlights the project.

The students learned a lot from this opportunity and did a great job! Being Ready for Tomorrow isn’t always about learning inside a classroom, it sometimes takes place in our community, outside the walls of our schools.

Groundbreaking for new Memorial Middle School

You are invited to be a part of our Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Memorial Middle School on Monday, November 28. There will be a short program followed by our first shovels going into the ground. The event will begin promptly at 5pm at the location of the new middle school, right next to Bradley High School. In case of inclement weather, we will move inside Bradley.


Please join the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce for the 34th annual Hollyfest Arts & Crafts Show on Saturday, December 3 at Hilliard Davidson HS from 9-4. There will be 118 crafters, entertainment, food and lots of shopping. $5.00 admission for adults and $3.00 for students and Golden Buckeye cardholders, under 12 are free. Money raised at this event goes toward scholarships for graduating seniors at each of our high schools.

Private Funds for Potential Stadium Upgrades

The Hilliard City School District will partner with Mr. Larry Jaeger, President of Hunter Education Capital, to seek private revenue sources for stadium renovations at Hilliard Darby and Hilliard Davidson High Schools. Renovations will include the installation of turf fields, scoreboard replacement, and locker room renovations.

“Hilliard is one of the last suburban districts in central Ohio to have turf at all our high schools,” shared Dr. John Marschhausen, Superintendent. “In the Ohio Capital Conference Cardinal Division, Darby is the only field that isn’t turf.” By upgrading the playing surface not only will it improve game play, it will increase opportunities for practice, use by the marching bands, and community activities. Read More