Students at Beacon elementary challenged to draw their principal as a superhero. As part of the Scholastic Reading Clubs’ Captain Underpants Movie Contest, many students took the opportunity to draw Mr. Sparks. We want to congratulate Kaylie Hoane and Nnamdi Ubadineke for being selected as one of the ten runners-up! This is an AMAZING accomplishment, as there were more than 10,000 entrants from around the country.
This week all three middle schools sent teams to the Battle Over Books competition in Circleville, Ohio. At this competition, 16 teams representing 8 central Ohio school districts met to answer questions about 16 books in a Jeopardy style competition. One of the Memorial teams was the winner of the day having answered the most questions correctly in both the group rounds and the individual buzzer rounds. The members of this 1st place team are Captain Maura Kelley, Quinn Henoch, Caitlyn Bockbrader, Magen Looney and Emily Buckley.
Congratulations to all our teams for being such great readers and such great representatives of Hilliard City Schools.
Mrs. Mingarelle’s third grade students at Avery Elementary are working on math tasks using objects from everyday life. The students were shown a video and after watching the video, they needed to figure out what the problem was in the first place and then how to solve it. This involved working through the information they were given, and collaborating on ways to create a Pringle Ringle. These “3 Act Math” tasks engage students in real life problem solving.
Two Darby High School students were accepted to the University of Virginia 2017 STARTALK Chinese Student Academy this summer. We are proud to recognize Michael Trimboli and Alex Freewalt.
The STARTALK program’s mission is to increase the number of U.S. citizens learning, speaking, and teaching critical need foreign languages. The goal is to create a national leading model on learning Chinese language and culture online for rising 9-12th graders in the U.S. The program offers a 12-day virtual journey, featuring individualized instruction that brings real-world experiences into online learning. Students will experience productive learning outcomes in a linguistically and culturally enriched online environment and have ample opportunities to frequently interact with excellent teachers, teaching assistants, and peer learners to satisfy their individual needs on a daily basis. The program strives to create a truly interactive, communicative, and innovative classroom through the integration of a wide array of authentic tasks and advanced instructional technology.
We are proud to recognize 268 students from the 2017 graduating class who took part in this year’s academic signing. To be a part of this prestigious ceremony a student must have earned at least $20,000 in scholarships to attend college. This year our students have earned over $39 million. Congratulations to these students and their families.
On Tuesday we hosted our sixth Hilliard University for staff. This is a day of professional learning for each member of our staff. The sessions offered were a mix of staff developed, first responder classes and outside business partners. There were over 200 sessions to choose from. When we say we prepare students to be Ready for Tomorrow it starts with our staff. With the desire to be better today, than yesterday, we embrace a growth mindset in every department of our District. You can watch a short video of the day here.