Summer Camp Offers Students the Chance to Dream Big

Students in the Hilliard Free Lunch Summer Camp for Kids program have the opportunity to take their entrepreneurial spirit to the next level. In 2012 a group of 16 students who were bored at camp decided they wanted to start their own restaurant. Today, Taco Bell, Jr. is not only serving community members a great lunch, but also providing an opportunity for students to manage the restaurant including the customer service, menu, food, entertainment and decorations. It gives students the chance to dream big and work hard while also practicing literacy, math and communication skills during the summer months.

Taco Bell, Jr. will open its doors for the final time this year at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 25. The restaurant is located at the Hilliard Church of Christ, 4300 Avery Road in Hilliard. The Hilliard Free Lunch Summer Camp for Kids is operated by Serving Our Neighbors (SON) Ministries. Their mission is to bring hope to children and families in need in the Hilliard Community. To learn more about their programs or how to support the summer camp, visit www.son-ministries.org.

Hilliard 5K Run/Walk Nite Classic

Join the Hilliard Davidson Cross Country Boys and Girls Parents Club for the 13th Annual Hilliard 5K Run/Walk Nite Classic. This healthy and fun event is at the Hilliard Municipal Park and coordinated with the cooperation of the Hilliard Parks and Recreation Department. Runners, walkers, children, strollers and even dogs on leashes are all welcome to participate on Friday, August 1 at 7 p.m. Lots of great prizes including restaurant and local business gift certificates will be raffled after the race. Learn More

Now Hiring Substitute Custodians

Hilliard City Schools is seeking Substitute Custodians for the 2014-15 school year. Candidates must be at least 21 years old and have a high school diploma or GED. The ideal candidate should have prior custodial experience. Substitute Custodians are employed through the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio (ESCCO) and the rate of pay is $11 per hour and the pay rises to $11.50 after subbing 30 times. If you are interested, please complete an on-line application or call Human Resources at 614-921-7099 to be placed on the list. New substitutes must be able to obtain a BCII and FBI background check with no disqualifiers.

Throwback Thursday – Online Lunch Highlights ILC

Superintendent John Marschhausen, Ph.D. and Director of Innovation and Extended Learning shared the successes from the first year of the McVey Innovative Learning Center during an Online Lunch in May. Couldn’t make it for the session? No problem! Simply watch the video as part of your throwback Thursday!

Now Hiring Part-time Positions with Aramark School Support Services

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 and positions are available for all skill levels. They are especially seeking cashier and general prep positions. Call the Aramark employment information line at 614-921-5746 today. Background checks are required for this position and Aramark is an equal opportunity employer.

Hilliard Blood Battle of the Band

Join the Hilliard Music Boosters and the America Red Cross in a friendly competition to help save lives and make a difference in our community. The Hilliard Blood Battle of the Bands will take place on Friday, July 25 at all three high schools from 2 to 8 p.m. You can schedule your donation appointment by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or by visiting www.redcross.org. Read More

A Summer State of Mind

Summer is a time for rejuvenation, reflection and relaxation. It doesn’t matter if you take a vacation to the beach, escape to a lake or simply enjoy the slower pace at home – summer is when we simply seem to have more time. We are greeted by daylight early each morning and outdoor activities are extended well into the evening.

It is often difficult to see the telltale reminders that it isn’t an endless summer. Those back to school sales, emails from coaches and principals regarding upcoming parent meetings and fall clothing appearing in stores all serve as reality checks – summer will slowly begin to shift into a return to faster pace, packed calendars and frantic activities of fall. Read More