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Getting into College from a 2015 Grad’s Perspective

Hello Hilliard parents and students, I hope you are having a wonderful summer! I was asked if I would be willing share some insight into my experiences of getting into college now that I’ve gotten through the whole application and admission process. So, after giving myself some time to really orient myself and get over some of the more disappointing moments, I want to take some time to give you an honest reflection of how it went, in hopes that you can use some of the information as your family embarks on this same journey. Read More

Hilliard Davidson Teachers Selected to Study Sustainability in Germany

Two teachers from Hilliard Davidson High school were selected from a nation-wide pool to represent the United States in a hands-on sustainability tour in Germany this summer sponsored by the Goethe-Institute Chicago. Tricia Kershner, National Board Certified biology teacher, and Janet Chapman, German language teacher, recently returned from this once in a lifetime experience. “We were very proud to be one of ten teams of teachers selected. The other teams were from Massachusetts, Texas, Indiana, California, North Dakota, Washington State, and Wisconsin,” said Chapman. Read More

Throwback Thursday – Blending Science with Language Arts

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Seventh grade students at Weaver Middle School were able to interact with bionic research during a language arts class. The bionic research is directly connected to the novel Freak the Mighty, being read by all seventh grade middle school students in Hilliard. Lynsay Whelan from Touch Bionics in Columbus demonstrated different bionic prosthesis. The students were able to connect their fictional reading to a real-world application. Empowering students to connect the dots between different curriculums helps prepare them to be Ready for Tomorrow.

New Substitute Teacher Orientation

Hilliard City Schools will host a new substitute teacher orientation for the ESC of Central Ohio on August 11th from 9 am until 1 pm. You must register online to attend this open house. During the open house representatives from the ESC will go over all paperwork and background checks needed to be a substitute teacher in our schools. A bachelor’s degree is required. Learn more about joining our family and supporting our staff in preparing students to be Ready for Tomorrow.

Hilliard’s Future Leaders

Alexis Piascik, a rising senior at Darby and Logan Sauer, a rising sophomore at Davidson, participated in the 2015 Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston, Massachusetts. The Congress is an academic honors program and all attendees are selected by their teachers or the academy based on proven academic excellence and a demonstrated passion for science or technology. Speakers included Nobel Prize Laureates, deans from the world’s top-10 universities, leaders in research and cutting-edge technology, and leaders from private industry. Preparing students to be the leaders of tomorrow is the Hilliard Way.

Media Specialists Network with Authors and other Leaders

Liz Deskins, Bradley Media Specialist, and Christina Dorr, Weaver Media Specialist, attended the annual conference of the American Library Association in San Francisco this summer. Both participated in a variety of workshops, meetings, and special events designed to bring more exciting opportunities back to Hilliard students. Read More