Student Video Contest

Several students at the Innovative Learning Center have submitted videos in a contest being sponsored by the Ohio School Board Association. The student videos are meant to express their thoughts and ideas about how public schools make a difference. The contest is part of OSBA’s “Stand Up for Public Schools” promotional campaign. You can go to standupforOHpublicschools.org for more information.

You can click on the student names to see their videos.

Ian Bell and Minar Kahn

Life Long Learning

Friday, October 17th is Central Ohio In-Service Day for teachers – often referred to as COI day in the school ranks. This is a specific day, set aside by many central Ohio school districts for our teachers to be the students. We ask so much of these dedicated professionals. The investment of time . . . time with specific learning objectives in mind . . . is essential for our professional staff. Read More

Lunch and Learn for Teachers

One of the major components of the One2One roll out this year is professional development for our teachers. One of the opportunities teachers can take part in is Lunch and Learns. The teachers meet with technology teachers during their lunch periods to get more one on one training on using Blended Learning in their classes. Blended Learning can provide students with choice and voice in their learning and is dynamically customized for each student, reaching students of varying learning styles. Giving our teachers the tools to succeed in the classroom will empower them to deliver more personalized education to our students. This is another example of how we prepare students to be ready for Tomorrow.

Hilliard Grad Starring on Fox 28’s Gotham

Hilliard Graduate Cory Michael Smith is a working actor in New York City. Currently he is filming the Fox 28 hit show Gotham. He says he will be in most of the 22 episodes ordered this season. Cory is an Otterbein graduate. He loves to come to Hilliard to visit and wants to work with other theater students whenever he can. He has two other projects in the works. One is a film called Camp X-Ray, starring Kristen Stewart. The other is an HBO miniseries featuring Bill Murray who plays a supporting role. You can see Cory on Gotham Monday nights.

School Age Child Care Help Wanted

Do you love working with children? Does your passion center around running an engaging child care program? The Hilliard SACC Program is currently interviewing qualified, responsible individuals for the position of Program Leader. Applicants must have college experience in related field and two years experience working in group care settings. Pay begins at $11.00 per hour and you can expect approximately 25-30 hours per week. Click here for an application or call (614) 771-2267 to begin your next career!

Ed Camp for Kids!

Students at both Alton Darby and Darby Creek spent part of their day participating in Ed Camp for Kids. This is an experience that gives our students an opportunity to spend the day in new learning environments on topics of their choice between BOTH buildings. One of the sessions was Reporting 101 and the students did news stories to explain the day more. Here are both videos to watch.

Welcome Home Soldier

Army Specialist Ben Harris wanted to give his mom a special surprise. Recently home from Afghanistan, he drove more than 20 hours from his base in Texas to surprise his mom at Scioto Darby Elementary. During a school assembly to learn about compassion, he came from behind the stage for a huge hug. Some of our friends in the media were able to document the special event. You can click on the links below to watch.

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