Family Orientation at Heritage Middle School

This year Heritage Middle School Principal Dawn Sayre and her staff want to do something a little different for parents and students during orientation. They are working with their PTO on a family fun night to be held August 13 from 6:30 – 9 p.m. The evening will start off with a very short welcome then parents will set off. They will be able to take time to visit whichever classes and teachers they want. Sayre says this way it won’t be rushed and parents who already know one teacher may choose to spend more time with another. Each stop they make the student will receive a raffle ticket good for prizes such as dance tickets, lunch line leads and spirit wear. She says working with PTO helps them reach out to what parents want. It’s a way to personalize orientation. The students will also get a free hotdog, chips and a drink. There will be vendors for parents to purchase meals from. Preparing students to be ready for tomorrow begins with welcoming the entire family into our schools.

Twitter Day 1 Challenge – #HCSD1

With the first day of school just two short weeks away, we are eager to welcome students back to the Hilliard City Schools. Part of the excitement of the start of school is capturing many firsts and reunions. Let’s work together to capture, share and tweet all the excitement of the first day of school – Day 1.

Use #HCSD1 to tweet our students, teachers, drivers and parents as we experience the first day of school. Day 1 is just a start, but it is also a milestone. Credit Union of Ohio will donate one penny for each tweet with #HCSD1 up to 25,000 tweets. The money raised will help with financial literacy programs. Read More

Induction

This week new Hilliard City School employees are spending time in classrooms learning all about their new district. Just over 80 new hires are participating in Induction. This is a time to interact with the district administration team, learn about technology, meet with mentors and hear about Hilliard’s diversity programs. It’s their chance to learn the Hilliard Way!

Help Wanted

Hilliard City Schools is currently seeking an experienced (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) HVAC Technician. The ideal candidate is responsible for maintenance, replacement and repair of building heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to HCSDJobs@hboe.org  Please place “HVAC” in the subject line of the email.

Summer Reading Workshop for Parents and Students

More than 350 Hilliard parents, students and siblings have spent the week reading at J. W. Reason Elementary. The program was designed and taught by Hilliard City School staff members. For the first part of the evening the parents would work with teachers to learn the best strategies available to help their child develop a love for reading. Next was time for parents and students to sit together and discover new books in a low stress, fun environment. Parents were given kits with magnetic letters, read aloud books and alphabet charts to help the young readers get better at home. Working with parents to give students the tools for success prepares our students to be Ready for Tomorrow.

Throwback Thursday – The Dream Makers Among Us

A future Superintendent, willing to dream

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.

As Lady Liberty greeted thousands of dreamers to the new world, to freedom, and to the land of unending opportunities it was clear that everyone was welcome. The American Dream was available to all that cross the great ocean – to each individual that left the old world to experience the new. A better life, a limitless future was at the fingertips there on Ellis Island . . . it was in the air. It was magic! Read More

Wellness Programs

Hilliard City Schools is proud to work with an outside vendor to provide on-sight fitness training for employees throughout the year. Wellness Coordinator Debbie Youngblood says this is an important program because “we all know there is a link between having a healthy lifestyle and having enough energy, being productive, being focused and being resilient.” System of Strength is our on-site fitness provider. Employees taking the workout classes share in the cost. Wellness initiatives this year will include opportunities for staff biometric screenings and flu shots. Planning is also under way to bring more wellness programs to our students.