Special Skills Football Invitational

More than 250 athletes were a part of a special skills football program at Hilliard Bradley High School this summer. The day was sponsored by Goodwill Columbus and Hilliard Bradley High School. Several Ohio State University athletes were on hand to coach and mentor the students and adults working out. There were also some former NFL players on the field and even an appearance from Brutus! The athletes learned basic skills involved with football while having a great day with new and old friends. Working with our community to empower our students to be the best they can be prepares them to be Ready for Tomorrow. You can learn more about the event or how to get involved next year at www.specialskillsfootball.com.

Substitute Nurses Needed

Hilliard City Schools is currently seeking substitute nurses for the 2014-2015 school year. If you have your Bachelor of Science degree along with your Registered Nurse certificate or just a Registered Nurse certificate, we need you! Please apply on-line at: www.escco.org/subs and follow the directions to complete an on-line application to become a substitute nurse.

Weaver Innovative Learning Space

The Weaver Middle School staff met in their new media center to get ready for their students to start a new school year. The new space was built with financial support from their PTO. Principal Craig Vroom says, “we are truly fortunate to have a PTO that prides itself on giving back to our students in a way that impacts every student at Weaver.” The redesigned space will allow for students to work together on projects, preparing them to be Ready for Tomorrow.

We “Love” It

The Hilliard City School District recently hosted the Innovative Learning Environments (ILE) Conference at Hilliard Bradley High School. This annual conference, held this year in conjunction with our new teacher induction programming, is a great way to kick-off the new school year.

One of our keynote speakers this year was Steve Farber. Steve is an inspirational and respected speaker and author, but more importantly Steve’s message is in alignment with our mission and vision here in Hilliard Schools. For more on Steve, check out his webpage at www.stevefarber.com/about/. After listening to Steve I want to share with anyone that will listen that I absolutely love my job. Read More

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