Hilliard Darby Graduation

The Hilliard City School District would like to congratulate the 345 seniors who graduated from Hilliard Darby High School on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. This outstanding graduating class earned more than $4.75 million in scholarship offers. They accepted just over $3.8 million. The Darby Valedictorian this year is Ellen Slater. The Salutatorian is Deepthi Nacharaju. This year’s class had nine National Merit Semifinalists, more than any other year. Principal Joyce Brickley said, “This class has excelled in their academics, arts and athletics. In addition, the standard they have set as catalysts for positive change is extraordinary. They are kind, tolerant, self directed and committed.”

Hilliard Seniors Earn Awards at Tolles

284 seniors received career-technical certificates of completion during Tolles Career & Technical Center’s annual certification ceremony. Tieda Ven (Pharmacy Technician, Hilliard Bradley High School) was named the 2014 Tolles Outstanding Senior Young Woman. She was selected based on outstanding character, grades, attendance, citizenship and service. Here are more Hilliard students recognized for their work. Read More

Davidson Seniors Help Disabled Dog

The Hilliard Davidson pre-engineering class took on a project this year to help a disabled dog. Through the year they worked on designing and then building a wheelchair for the dog to use. As part of the Project Lead the Way Program, they spent many hours in class and out of class to accomplish the task. The students put together a video to highlight the results.

As Students Graduate – Thanks for Making a Difference

Tonight marks the first of three very important evenings for Hilliard City Schools. We will celebrate as 1,117 Hilliard seniors become alumni and take their first steps towards their tomorrow. As superintendent I am so honored to be part of these celebrations. Graduation is the culmination of many years of hard work, determination and support from lots of different people. Read More

Hilliard Horizon Capstone Projects

Fifth grade students at Horizon Elementary have been working on a year-long Capstone project. Students were given the opportunity to choose something they were passionate about and explore the topic through research and hands on inquiry. Students decided how they wanted to present their Capstone projects. They shared the projects with families and staff members at the Innovative Learning Center. This project gave students the chance to build on everything they have learned in elementary school. When students can find their passions and learn to explore those passions they are Ready for Tomorrow.

Britton’s Barnyard Buddies

The Britton Elementary fifth grade students were given a math challenge to design a petting zoo. They used measurement, multiplication, fractions and geometry in coming up with the construction plan. They designed their petting zoo to accommodate six animals. Once the zoo was built they invited the entire school to stop out and visit, many students interacting with animals they had never seen before. This is a unique real world learning project which fits into fifth grade math curriculum standards. Students will be Ready for Tomorrow when they are given opportunities today to solve real world problems.

iPads in Art and Creative Media

Over the past couple of months, Director of Technology Rich Boettner has been blogging about the use of iPads in classrooms every day. As we wrap up the school year he looks at two more classrooms. Mrs. Kitchen’s Creative Media course at Weaver Middle School uses a variety of apps on the iPad to create videos and work collaboratively. Mrs. Murlin’s 8th Grade art classes are using iPads for stop motion claymation videos, iMovie for live video editing, and Google Apps for collaboration projects. Students must have the opportunity to use the most current technology in order to be Ready for Tomorrow. You can watch videos from both classes and read more in the Technology Connections Blog.