As part of National Read Across America Week Ohio Superintendent Richard Ross, Ph.D., visited students at J.W. Reason Elementary. Dr. Ross was joined by Ohio House of Representatives Member Stephanie Kunze, Hilliard Superintendent Dr. John Marschhausen and Hilliard Education Association Representative Mary Kennedy. Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration. Thousands of schools, libraries and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens and books to celebrate reading with young people. Preparing our students to be Ready for Tomorrow means inspiring a love for reading today.
Congratulations to Hilliard Darby High School Senior Morgyn Freeland for taking second place in the AAA 70th Annual Traffic Safety Poster Program. Freeland worked on his winning design in a Media Arts class. AAA credited the design as creative, memorable and with having the ability to lead others to safety through example and enthusiasm. He will be honored on April 5, 2014 at 5 p.m. at Columbus Crew Stadium. Online voting for The People’s Choice Award runs through the month of March. You can vote for Freeland’s poster here.
Students in Mrs. Bryant’s second grade class at Avery Elementary participated in an international teleconference with an elementary class from the Jinyuan School in Shanghai, China. Prior to the conversation the students studied the traditions and customs of the Chinese New Year. As part of second grade curriculum standards they compared and contrasted the culture of the holiday with our own New Year’s Eve and Day celebrations. The students were eager to share what they learned with the kids in China and to interact with them from our own classroom in the United States. More than 75 students, parents, and siblings attended the event. Read More
Seniors from Hilliard Davidson High School’s Project Lead the Way Engineering Design and Development class have been hard at work researching and prototyping their own innovations. They invited community members in to engage with the student teams to learn about their projects and provide valuable feedback. Guests also completed surveys on issues of feasibility, possible improvements, and overall designs. The application of realistic research and development practices to the pre-engineering curriculum helps Davidson students be Ready For Tomorrow.
The Hilliard Darby Symphonic Choir performed with the OSU Men’s Glee Club and the OSU Symphonic Choir at Broad Street Presbyterian Church. Each choir performed their own concert and then the Darby Symphonic Choir will performed with the OSU Symphonic Choir for “Five Mystical Songs,” by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Working with other groups in the performance process meets curriculum standards with the fundamental aspects of arts learning of perceiving/knowing, producing/performing and responding/reflecting. Giving students the opportunity to perform for community groups helps prepare them to be Ready for Tomorrow.
MILC programming ensures students are ready for workforce of tomorrow
Hilliard City Schools will use nearly $1 million from a collaborative grant from the state’s Straight A Fund to provide classes and programming that will allow students to graduate with credits and highly marketable technical skills applicable to the medical field. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, health care is among the largest industries that is seeing and is expected to continue to see a significant amount of job growth in the coming years. This grant matches the skills necessary to perform these jobs with the district’s curriculum creating a unique pathway to employment for Hilliard Schools’ students. Read More