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The Hilliard Way Part Three

The Hilliard Way begins with a strong, local curriculum. In this video we hear from our curriculum leaders on how we define our programs. They discuss how important a Hilliard education is in preparing students to be ready for tomorrow. You can see the first two videos on the upper left side of our district web page.

Public Engagement – 2nd Assessment and Accountability Summit Scheduled

Testing and assessments have become a hot topic in education circles over the past year. In fact, testing and assessments have become a hot topic in many circles over the past year. PARCC, Smarter Balance, MAP, SRI, and Aspire have become common topics among teachers, PTOs and the media.

Hilliard hosted an Assessment and Accountability Summit in the fall . . . the interest was inspiring. We will be hosting a follow-up Summit on Tuesday, April 7th at 7:00 PM in the Heritage Middle School Commons. You input is important; we need to hear from you. Read More

Online Course Success in Hilliard

Hilliard City Schools is very proud of the online program that we have developed over the past ten years. The district has been proactive in seeing the need for alternative educational methods and has worked to develop more than 60 of our own online courses. These courses are developed and administered by Hilliard City Schools teachers and provide the district with an abundance of opportunities to personalize education to meet the needs of each and every one of our learners. Read More

Infrequently Answered Questions – Unfrozen Edition

Are we using blizzard bags again this year?

Yes, the Board of Education approved the use of Blizzard Bags for the 2014-15 school year. The next calamity day will be the first “blizzard bag” day for Hilliard. The district will utilize 3 blizzard bag days prior to scheduling make-up days at the end of the year.

Didn’t Hilliard change from minimum days to minimum hours? Read More

Infrequently Answered Questions

I get many questions directed my way – via email, at the grocery store, via social media, at school events, and even as phone messages. It is difficult to share these questions – and answers – with our community as a whole. From time to time we will post Infrequently Answered Questions in an attempt to clarify rumors, provide interesting information, and simply “get the work out.” This is our community; we are partners. If there is something you’d like to know . . . shoot me an email, send @drjcm a tweet, or stop me in the halls and ask away. 

Why did we have a 5-day weekend in the middle of February? Read More