Learn about Issue 58

Community-Wide Meetings on District Finances, Levy

Hilliard City Schools will host 19 informational forums for community members this fall. The events are designed to provide factual information about the upcoming November 8 ballot issue and the district’s finances. The goal is to reach every attendance area within our school community.

The Hilliard City Schools is on the ballot for a combined 4.5 mill operating and $50 million bond levy. Funds from the levy will go towards day-to-day operations and for the Read More

Mental Health Survey for Parents

Hilliard City Schools is proud to be a partner with The Hilliard Community Health Action Team (CHAT.) This is a grassroots initiative that identifies and examines local health and wellness issues, raises awareness, and connects the community with resources. CHAT is working to destigmatize mental health issues by educating and raising awareness around social health. In order to achieve this mission, the Hilliard CHAT, in conjunction with Nemeth Counseling and the Hilliard YMCA, would like to gather input on topics of interest relating to mental health for an upcoming series of community seminars. This survey is completely anonymous, and will only take 5 minutes to complete.

Hilliard Recognized for Student Growth

The Ohio Department of Education recognized the Hilliard City School District as one of fifty-three districts in Ohio for exceeding expectations in student growth in 2015 with the Momentum Award. According to the Ohio Department of Education website, “Schools must earn straight A’s on all Value-Added measures on the report card.” Read More

Lessons in Digital Citizenship

Students at Norwich Elementary are working hard these first weeks of school. The first step in learning more about technology is a lesson on being good digital citizens with technology teacher Mrs. Ripp. She has been working in classrooms showing students how to be good digital citizens, informing them about digital safety, and explaining about their digital footprint. Students also learn how to take care of our technology equipment in their classrooms, and how they all can help be classroom technology leaders. Ready for Tomorrow begins in the classroom today as students learn to create and protect their online information.

Infrequently Answered Questions

What is the R-Factor training the students are receiving this year?

The R-Factor is a system for handling daily events and personal responsibility. It develops self-discipline; it asks each of us to Press Pause and think about what we want to say and how we want to act. Tim and Brian Kight with Focus 3 have developed the R-Factor. Focus 3 and the Hilliard City School District is partnering to bring this leadership model to our students. Our team in Hilliard is creating age-specific teacher modules, with support from Tim and Brian Kight, for our students. We know that the life skills we teach our students – determination, perseverance, grit – must be balanced with the academic skills we provide in our classrooms. The Hilliard Way is a whole child approach to education . . . we truly prepare each and every student with the skills to be Ready for Tomorrow.

If you are interested in learning more about the R-Factor and the E + R = O formula, Read More