Online Lunch Discusses Personal Electronic Devices for Students

Superintendent John Marschhausen, Ph.D. shared Hilliard Schools plan for personal electronic devices for students during an Online Lunch session on March 11. You can view the entire presentation and hear how Hilliard Schools is once again leading the way in education with a purposeful and fiscally responsible plan that ensures every student is Ready for Tomorrow.

Coffee Connection with the Superintendent

Enjoy some coffee and informal conversation with the superintendent through “Coffee Connections.” Stop by any of the following dates to chat with Superintendent John Marschhausen about what’s going on in schools. All residents are welcome to stop by for just a few minutes or to join in the full conversation. Please join John on: Read More

Use Twitter to Ask Hilliard Schools – Twitter Connection

Superintendent John Marschhausen will be available to address student and parent questions regarding the findings of the Technology Task Force and personal electronic devices in Hilliard City Schools on Thursday, March 13 from 8-9 p.m. To join the Twitter Connection conversation simply login to Twitter and send comments or questions to the discussion using #AskHCS. To make the experience enjoyable for everyone, here are a few suggestions: Read More

Kids Blog

Students at several elementary schools are working with Columbus State Community College Students on a blogging project. This is the fourth year for the collaborative project. With help from the technology department 180 students in grades three through five are reading books chosen by their Hilliard teachers. Then the students and their Columbus State partners discuss the reading assignments using Kidblog, an online blogging site. Read More

Choose Kind

The fourth and fifth grade classes at Norwich Elementary have been inspired to spread kindness. After reading “Wonder” by R.J. Palaccio, they wanted to celebrate all the ways their peers can choose to be kind. They decided to set up a service learning room for the Winter Fair on Saturday March 8 from 11 a.m. till 4 p.m. They will staff the room and encourage friends to sign a pledge to raise awareness and funds for those who look different, specifically those with Craniofacial Syndrome. Read More

What’s He Thinking . . . Questions from Twitter

The interaction and questions from Twitter have become a vibrant, active part of Hilliard Schools’ communication efforts. While I try to provide answers directly in Twitter when possible, some of the questions require more than 140 characters to provide responsible answers. I’ve addressed a few of these below.

Remember – Thursday, March 13th from 8-9 p.m. will be our next Twitter-Connection Tweet-up. Please join that conversation at #AskHCS. Read More

Heritage Middle School 3-D Art

Students in the Heritage advanced 3-D art class have designed sculptures in which they limited themselves in some way. For example, one group could only use materials made from trees, and another group had to use written content from other classmates to get to the emotional center of the piece. When completed, the students created informative videos to help viewers better understand their projects. Each project is now displayed with a QR code that directly links any viewer to the informational video. Creating opportunities for interactive art prepares students to be Ready for Tomorrow.