Alton Darby Elementary Staff Taps into Creativity

Getting his new staff together to have fun, step out of their comfort zone and get creative is a top priority for new Alton Darby Elementary Principal Herb Higginbotham. During their staff retreat this week, they worked with a pottery wheel and ceramic projects at Buckeye Ceramic Supplies. This activity taking place before the school year starts gives them time to get to know each other and get excited about the upcoming school year. When teachers are inspired to find their creativity, they are better able to prepare our students to be Ready for Tomorrow.

Special Skills Football Invitational

More than 250 athletes were a part of a special skills football program at Hilliard Bradley High School this summer. The day was sponsored by Goodwill Columbus and Hilliard Bradley High School. Several Ohio State University athletes were on hand to coach and mentor the students and adults working out. There were also some former NFL players on the field and even an appearance from Brutus! The athletes learned basic skills involved with football while having a great day with new and old friends. Working with our community to empower our students to be the best they can be prepares them to be Ready for Tomorrow. You can learn more about the event or how to get involved next year at

Substitute Nurses Needed

Hilliard City Schools is currently seeking substitute nurses for the 2014-2015 school year. If you have your Bachelor of Science degree along with your Registered Nurse certificate or just a Registered Nurse certificate, we need you! Please apply on-line at: and follow the directions to complete an on-line application to become a substitute nurse.

Weaver Innovative Learning Space

The Weaver Middle School staff met in their new media center to get ready for their students to start a new school year. The new space was built with financial support from their PTO. Principal Craig Vroom says, “we are truly fortunate to have a PTO that prides itself on giving back to our students in a way that impacts every student at Weaver.” The redesigned space will allow for students to work together on projects, preparing them to be Ready for Tomorrow.

We “Love” It

The Hilliard City School District recently hosted the Innovative Learning Environments (ILE) Conference at Hilliard Bradley High School. This annual conference, held this year in conjunction with our new teacher induction programming, is a great way to kick-off the new school year.

One of our keynote speakers this year was Steve Farber. Steve is an inspirational and respected speaker and author, but more importantly Steve’s message is in alignment with our mission and vision here in Hilliard Schools. For more on Steve, check out his webpage at After listening to Steve I want to share with anyone that will listen that I absolutely love my job. Read More

Coffee Connection with the Superintendent

Want to have an open and straight-forward conversation with Superintendent John Marschhausen about Hilliard City Schools? Then join him for a Coffee Connection. Grab a cup of coffee and chat with Dr. Marschhausen about getting ready for school, the district’s innovative uses of technology or anything else that’s on your mind. Join the conversation during any of the following times:

  • Tuesday, August 12 from 7-9 a.m. at Tim Horton’s, 1815 Hilliard Rome Road;
  • Wednesday, August 13 from 3-5 p.m. at Kitamu Coffee, 3221 Hilliard Rome Road; and,
  • Thursday, August 14 from 8-10 a.m. at Auddino’s Bakery and Cafe, 3560 Fishinger Boulevard.

First Time Riders Open House

Students and parents are invited to join the Hilliard City Schools Transportation Services for a First Time Riders Open House. This fun-filled event will allow students who are new to riding a school bus to:

  • explore a school bus up close;
  • learn about bus safety;
  • take a ride;
  • meet “Buster the Bus”; and,
  • capture that first bus ride moment on camera!

Stop by anytime from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, August 9 at Hilliard Heritage Middle School, 5970 Scioto Darby Road in Hilliard.