Weaver Media Specialist Honored for Outstanding Leadership

Dr. Christina Dorr, Library Media Specialist at Weaver Middle School, received the inaugural award for The Ohio Educational Library Media Association’s Leadership-in-Action. It recognizes an Ohio school librarian pursuing active leadership roles in local schools and in national professional organizations. This award honors members demonstrating an ongoing commitment to leadership in the school library profession. Christina has always been a leader in our district. She takes the initiative, fights for what is best for kids, and is always improving her practices and methods. Many people, not only media specialists, look to her for guidance because of her vast knowledge, and they know she will take charge and do it well.

Tharp Students Explore the World Through Reading

Sixth grade students in the Tharp Explore Period are participating in a Global Read Aloud. Teachers select from four books, and students try to make as many global connections as possible during the six week period. This year there are 6,000 teachers and 300,000 students participating. Read More

Marathon Top Finisher

Congratulations to Nate King for finishing in 7th place at this year’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon. Nate is the Davidson High School Girls Cross Country Coach and an Intervention Specialist at Tharp. He has run four half marathons and this was only his second full. He was the third Ohioan to finish and first from Central Ohio. Nate says he runs for many reasons but he is, “especially inspired by the student athletes I get to coach at Davidson High School. Their commitment and hard work motivated me many times this fall to put in training before school or in the evening after practice.” He says his student athletes have shown up and supported him at both marathons.

Science Investigation at Beacon

How can running, jumping, hula hoop and kicking be science? The students at Beacon took the challenge from their teacher Mr. Salamony to investigate. The students brainstormed physical activities, and then they chose one based on the group’s interest. Then they created research questions, a hypothesis, and procedures for testing and data tables. After their investigation they had to present their findings. This meets the Scientific Inquiry and Application curriculum standard. Preparing students to be Ready for Tomorrow means giving them the freedom to explore science through their own individual passions.

Children’s Illustrator Visits Darby Creek

Author/illustrator Steve Harpster visited Darby Creek Elementary to share his works with the students. He drew with the students and explained how important practice is to be a professional artist. He has illustrated over 100 books for children. Inspiring students to follow their dreams prepares them to be Ready for Tomorrow.

Use Twitter to Ask Hilliard City Schools

Superintendent John Marschhausen will be available to address student and parent questions during the special Ignite event on Wednesday, October 29. Ignite is a special evening of parent and community engagement that features a brief address from John Marschhausen and great community choice sessions with topics that families are facing in education today. Read More

Parent Workshop: How to Find Balance Parenting Adolescents

Once again Hilliard City Schools will partner with Syntero to present workshops for parents to learn about their children. For this presentation, the Hilliard City Police Department will be on hand to help answer questions as well! This year we are also working with the Dublin, Grandview Heights and Upper Arlington school districts. The next session will look at how the allure of an audience and the thrill of the risk both fuels the basic drive of adolescents. You will learn how to manage appropriate developmental expectations and understand common adolescent stressors. They will also offer suggestions on how to work with teens while fostering successful transitions toward independence. You can attend one of two presentations, both will be identical. The first is at Hilliard Bradley on November 5 at 6:30 pm. The second is at Dublin Jerome HS on November 19 at 7:00 pm.