In Mr. Fowler’s PE classes at Ridgewood they have been learning about Archery. This is a hands-on opportunity for students to explore a sport they might never have tried in the past. The lessons began with strict safety rules and proper technique. They have been using the bows and learning to hit targets. They are using math skills to add points and see how their scores rank in class. Max is a student who says this is a fun opportunity. He said, “It’s a special opportunity to be good in gym class.” Read More
Hilliard City Schools is participating in the Global Student Leaders Summit in Costa Rica in March 2015 and Dubai in March 2016. The global leadership summit is designed to bring student leaders together from around the world to solve today’s complex issues. This is a one-of-a-kind educational experience that will truly set participants apart from their peers and prepare them to be Ready for Tomorrow. Read More
Getting better means a continued evaluation of current practices. What works well today – what has worked well in the past – may not always provide desired results in the future.
I am a member of the Hilliard YMCA. Over the past several weeks the YMCA has been making improvements to the facilities . . . there are a lot of changes to the layout, flooring, and exercise areas. One of the most noticeable changes is the shifting of the welcome desk from its current area to a counter adjacent to the entry. Executive Director Malik Moore explained the new design will allow the staff to always be facing the members. With the previous set-up, there was always potential for a staff member to have his/her back to a guest. Read More
The students in Kathryn Walker’s kindergarten class at Crossing Elementary learned about holiday traditions with the help of some parents. The students had a fun time learning about their classmates. One family talked about their family’s Swedish heritage. Hilliard City Schools is proud to be able to engage parents in educating our students. This partnership is what truly prepares our students to be Ready for Tomorrow.
Request: Unblock Pandora, YouTube, Spotify, gaming sites, and other entertainment options.
My Answer: Unfortunately bandwidth is a limited commodity. Streaming music, radio, or videos, playing games, and posting large files takes a disproportional amount of bandwidth. We must protect our bandwidth for instructional needs. As we add devices each year, and begin to provide devices to students with our One-2-One rollout, the requirements for online resources, Apps, and instructional videos also increase.
My recommendation is downloading your playlists, videos, and/or Apps before students come to class. Yes, I always listen to music when I’m doing work; it is relaxing and enjoyable. I plan ahead, download my playlists, and listen to music without streaming it through the district’s Wi-Fi. Read More
The Hilliard Education Foundation was excited to award two grants to support innovative and creative learning in our schools.