A Loss for our Hilliard Family

Hilliard City Schools is sad to announce that Grace Tharp has passed away in California. Ms. Tharp was the first woman elected to the Scioto Darby Board of Education in 1957, before we were even called the Hilliard City School District. She is the namesake of Tharp Sixth Grade School.

Her dedication to our schools spanned more than 20 years. She would return to Tharp each year for the awards ceremony. During the ceremony she would read a quote from Mother Teresa; “People are often unreasonable and self centered, forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives, be kind anyway, if you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and genuine enemies, succeed anyway. Read More

Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Winners

Congratulations to more than a dozen Hilliard Students who took home awards during this year’s Governor Youth Art Exhibition. A total of nearly 12,000 art entries were submitted from Ohio high schools.

Thad Ricker, Hilliard Davidson Art teacher and executive director and coordinator of the exhibition states, “It is with great pride that we exhibit these students’ artworks at The James A. Rhodes State Office Tower in Columbus. The exhibition is a testament to the high quality of visual arts education that exists in our state. Read More

Heritage Student Advances to National Spelling Bee

Hilliard City Schools would like to congratulate Heritage Middle School 7th grade student Lipika Narisetti for winning the Regional Spelling Bee at Ohio University, Athens. She will be participating in the Scripps National Spelling bee from May 25th – May 29th.

Here are just a few of the words she had to spell correctly to advance; katana, nautilus, guttiferous, intussusception and the championship word impresario.

Davidson High School Leadership Changes

Superintendent John Marschhausen announced two changes in the Davidson High School leadership team this morning. After this school year, Davidson Principal John Bandow will be moving over to central office. Dr. Marschhausen has appointed him to take over as Director of Secondary Education. Mr. Bandow has been a part of Davidson High School since before students walked the halls. He started as an assistant principal and has now served for almost two decades as the principal. “It is with trepidation and excitement I take this step and leave my Davidson Family,” Bandow said. “I look forward to working with the entire Hilliard district as I move forward with my new position.” Read More

Heritage Book Club

Several Heritage Middle School students participated in a voluntary book club during lunch. Media Specialist Joy Miller ran the club for anyone interested. The students read the book, The Dirt Diary. After reading and discussing the material, the students were able to Skype with the author, Anna Staniszewski. Giving students the opportunity to pursue a passion for reading, outside of class time, prepares them to be Ready for Tomorrow.