Free Parent Workshop

Children are experiencing symptoms of stress and anxiety at younger ages than ever before. Learn how to recognize and respond to your child’s worries and fears. Topics will include: Helping your child develop skills to develop a more realistic and flexible mindset, Managing negative self-talk and putting things into perspective, Learning skills to calm your child’s anxious mind and get out of the cycle of worry, Stress management skills to teach your child to take care of himself with relaxation and Learning behavior skills for your child to stop avoiding fear and confront anxiety in a safe way. This program is a partnership with Syntero Counseling and the Hilliard, Dublin, Grandview Heights and Upper Arlington School Districts.

When: Wednesday November 12th at 6:30.

Where: Memorial Middle School, 5600 Scioto Darby Rd.

Learning to Love Literacy at Crossing

Hilliard Crossing students were visited by author Brian P. Cleary. Mr. Cleary is the author of about 50 children’s picture books. A couple titles you may know include A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink: What is a noun? and How Long, How Far, How Wide? The students have also enjoyed interacting with his website with our media specialist Mrs. Brown. He taught students that language is something we can participate in and play with as we write. He shared some of his childhood inspirations including Dr. Seuss. This was an awesome experience and a perfect way to build of love of reading and enjoying books!

Socktober

Students and staff in the Hilliard City Schools embraced a Kid President challenge for the month of October. The challenge was to collect as many socks as possible and donate to homeless shelters in their own communities. We are proud to say our community brought in more than 5000 pairs of socks which are being given to various charities. Scioto Darby gave socks to the Hilltop Lutheran Church free program, to help homeless families recovering from drug addictions and mental health issues. Central Office staff donated socks to the Taking it to the Streets Homeless Connection. Students from J.W. Reason, Horizon, Norwich and Weaver and Heritage Middle schools all participated in the challenge. Read More

Socratic Seminar

Honors English Nine students from all three middle schools took part in a Socratic Seminar at the ILC. Pam Antos says teachers have been doing Socratic Seminars for years, but often they are reserved for older students. She tried it with her eighth grade students and says it has been a huge success. Read More

Aramark Seeks Part-time Employees

Aramark is seeking people who care about children and quality service to work part-time in the cafeterias at Hilliard City Schools. No evening or weekend shifts are required. Currently they are seeking cashiers and general prep with positions available for all skill levels. Call the Aramark employment information line at 614-921-5746 today. Background checks are required for these positions and Aramark is an equal opportunity employer.

Author Visits Bradley English Classes

Author Chris Crutcher brought his humor and seriousness to Bradley students as he touched upon subjects about reading, writing, child abuse, neglect, and family issues. He is a therapist who specializes in these subjects, but also a writer inspired by the children he works with. He talked about his novel, Wha­letalk and how he hopes readers can understand the world through a child’s eyes. Read More

Igniting Community Partnerships

First of all, thank you to everyone who attended our State of the Schools events – IGNITE – last week. It was wonderful to see so many partners in education actively engaged and empowered at a district event.

I am proud to host our first Assessment and Accountability Summit. This inaugural event will be the first opportunity for us as a community, to work together and partner on issues that directly impact our students. We must stand-up for Hilliard students; we must be advocates for the children of our community. The proliferation of mandated assessments has reached a tipping point; it is up to us as a community to chart our course for the future. Read More