When the Weather Outside is Frightful…

One of the great things about living in Central Ohio is the changing of the seasons. We live in a region with four distinctive seasons; it is part of the beauty of our great community. From the blossoming of spring tulips, to the children swimming at the community pool, from a Friday night football game, to the musings of White Christmas, we have it all in Hilliard, Ohio. One of the realities of Ohio winters is traveling in winter weather. From a superintendent’s perspective the early morning winter decisions are not a delightful aspect of Central Ohio weather. Read More


On National Random Acts of Kindness day Courtney Brown’s first grade class watched one story that inspired them to do something for the firemen across the street from Brown Elementary. The class walked across the street with sandwiches, chips, cookies, and water to bring them lunch and say thank you for keeping the school safe. The firefighters were so kind and showed the students around the fire station! Empowering students to reach out to others prepares them to be Ready for Tomorrow.

Archery at Ridgewood Elementary

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

Global Student Leaders Summit in Costa Rica

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

Continuous Improvement

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

Brown Elementary Art Students Design for Tween Brands

The students at Brown Elementary were invited for a third year to create artwork for Tween Brands Corporate Thanksgiving Luncheon. In exchange for the art work, Tween brands donated $2000 to the art room at Brown. Last year, the money was used to bring in an artist to work with students to create a mural that is in the school entrance. Brown is the only school invited to create art for this huge event. Tween Brands has donated a total of $5000 to our Brown Art Program. Hilliard City Schools is proud of the partnerships we have with our business community, and thankful for their generous support of our curriculum.