Take a taste

Good nutrition is big step in preparing Hilliard students to be Ready for Tomorrow. Each month there is a food sampling during lunch to expose children to fruits and vegetables they may never have tried before. These students at Britton Elementary were trying cauliflower and kiwi this month. Over the next few months students can try spinach, watermelon, tomatoes, strawberries and bell peppers. The schools work with parent volunteers to help serve the fruits and veggies. ARAMARK Food Services sponsors this program free to all elementary schools in the district. Hilliard City Schools contracts with ARAMARK to manage the Foodservice Program.

Honoring Great Educators

Hiring and retaining high-quality educators that promote student learning helps the district meet its mission of ensuring every student is ready for tomorrow. During the January 13, 2014 Board of Education meeting, seven teachers earned the status of either Ohio Master Teacher or National Board Certification were recognized. Read More

Educreation: iPad App Use Enhances Student Learning

Second grade students at Ridgewood Elementary School demonstrated how using personal electronic devices can enhance the learning process during a brief presentation at the January 13, 2014 Board of Education meeting. The students shared how they used iPads and the app Educreation to take a simple writing lesson to the next level. Students wrote stories and then drew pictures on the iPad that supported their story. They then recorded their voices reading the story and put it all together to create a complete digital book. By learning to use technology in a creative and meaningful way Hilliard Schools students are Ready for Tomorrow.

The Oath of Office

Treasurer Brian Wilson administered the oath of office to three board members during the January 14, 2014 Organizational Meeting. Each member will serve a four-year term from January 2014 – December 2017. Congratulations to Paul Lambert who is serving his second term, Andy Teater who is beginning his third term on the board and Lisa Whiting who is starting her eighth year on the board. Teater was also selected to serve as President for 2014 while Heather Keck will serve as Vice President

Board Connection – January 13, 2014

The Hilliard City Schools’ Board of Education met during an Organizational and regular meeting on Monday, January 13, 2014. The following highlights some of the major items discussed and decided. For additional information about the board, visit the district’s website at www.hilliardschools.org.

Organizational Meeting

Swearing in newly elected members

Treasurer Brian Wilson administered the oath of office to three board members who were re-elected to serve on the board in November 2013. Each member will serve a four-year term from January 2014 – December 2017. Congratulations to Paul Lambert who is serving his second term, Andy Teater who is beginning his third term on the board and Lisa Whiting who is starting her eighth year on the board. Read More

More Options for Winter Weather

We have certainly had an unusual winter. We have had near record cold, above average snowfall and great fluctuations in temperature. It is early January and we have already utilized three calamity days. So how do we keep our mission of ensuring every student is Ready for Tomorrow while also ensuring the safety of students during the highs and lows of the winter months? One option we will now consider using is a two-hour delay. Read More

Thespian Conference at Hilliard Darby High School

Hilliard Darby High School hosted more than 350 students for a Central Ohio Thespian Conference. This was the first time the event was held at Darby High School. The Ohio Educational Theatre Association, which organized the conference, works with parent organizations, the Educational Theatre Association, theatre industry leaders, theatre professionals and theatre faculty and staff throughout the state to advocate for quality Arts Education in Ohio. Giving students opportunities to network with peers about their passions lets them be Ready for Tomorrow.