Hilliard Davidson Human Anatomy Class

Students from the Hilliard Davidson Human Anatomy class are learning about the cardiovascular system. Science teacher Jill Perkey gave her juniors and seniors the opportunity to dissect a pig’s heart. She says a pig’s heart is most similar to a human’s heart so it offers students an authentic learning opportunity. Students from her class describe the lesson as fun and squishy. They are meeting human anatomy curriculum standards by collaboration on circulatory system class projects.

Thanksgiving Dinner with Hilliard Darby’s Life Skills Class

The students and staff in the Life Skills class at Hilliard Darby High School welcomed family and friends to a home cooked thanksgiving meal. The students roasted five turkeys and mashed 50 pounds of potatoes. This is the 12th year the Life Skills class has celebrated the meal. The students also decorated the classroom with hand-made crafts. These authentic learning opportunities help the students to be Ready For Tomorrow.

Jump Rope For Heart

Hilliard Crossing Elementary students jumped their hearts out for the American Heart Association. Over the past four weeks, students have been learning how to be heart healthy. As part of the Physical Education curriculum standards the students learned four key principles to staying heart healthy: eat healthy, daily exercise, staying tobacco free, and knowing family history. Hilliard Crossing surpassed its goal and raised $4,891.45! Every dollar will go directly to the American Heart Association. Inspiring students to help their community creates students Ready For Tomorrow.

The Trial of King George

The students in Mr. Dameron’s 8th grade social studies class at The Heritage Middle School helped tar and feather King George. The students were demonstrating the Sons and Daughters of Liberty protests in Boston by singing the Liberty Tree song and marching through the school. They used historical thinking skills to research, analyze and interpret primary and secondary sources. These are curriculum standards that allow students to begin to understand the relationships among events and draw conclusions. The students were inspired by this project based learning.

Teamwork Required To Keep Children Safe

According to the www.stopbullying.gov website, a federal government website managed by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, by definition, “Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.” Simply by nature, schools are a prime location for potential bullying behavior. As educators we play an important role in cultivating a safe, comfortable environment for young people to learn and grow. Read More

Geology from the Arctic

An Arctic Geologist stopped by Ridgewood, Horizon and Alton Darby Elementary schools this week to give students a first had lesson on the arctic environment. Samuel Mukasa, Ph.D., taught fourth grade students about earth and space relationships, and extreme conditions on other planets. These topics are part of the fourth grade science curriculum standards. The visit was made possible through various grants and the networking of Media Specialist Christina Dorr, Ph.D. Hilliard City Schools embrace opportunities that inspire students to be Ready For Tomorrow.

Board Connection – November 13, 2013

The Hilliard City Schools’ Board of Education met during a regular meeting on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. The following highlights some of the major items discussed and decided. Read More