Enjoy some coffee and informal conversation with the superintendent through “Coffee Connections.” Stop by any of the following dates to chat with Superintendent John Marschhausen about what’s going on in schools. All residents are welcome to stop by for just a few minutes or to join in the full conversation. Please join John on: Read More
Superintendent John Marschhausen will be available to address student and parent questions regarding the findings of the Technology Task Force and personal electronic devices in Hilliard City Schools on Thursday, March 13 from 8-9 p.m. To join the Twitter Connection conversation simply login to Twitter and send comments or questions to the discussion using #AskHCS. To make the experience enjoyable for everyone, here are a few suggestions: Read More
Students at several elementary schools are working with Columbus State Community College Students on a blogging project. This is the fourth year for the collaborative project. With help from the technology department 180 students in grades three through five are reading books chosen by their Hilliard teachers. Then the students and their Columbus State partners discuss the reading assignments using Kidblog, an online blogging site. Read More
The fourth and fifth grade classes at Norwich Elementary have been inspired to spread kindness. After reading “Wonder” by R.J. Palaccio, they wanted to celebrate all the ways their peers can choose to be kind. They decided to set up a service learning room for the Winter Fair on Saturday March 8 from 11 a.m. till 4 p.m. They will staff the room and encourage friends to sign a pledge to raise awareness and funds for those who look different, specifically those with Craniofacial Syndrome. Read More
The interaction and questions from Twitter have become a vibrant, active part of Hilliard Schools’ communication efforts. While I try to provide answers directly in Twitter when possible, some of the questions require more than 140 characters to provide responsible answers. I’ve addressed a few of these below.
Remember – Thursday, March 13th from 8-9 p.m. will be our next Twitter-Connection Tweet-up. Please join that conversation at #AskHCS. Read More
Students in the Heritage advanced 3-D art class have designed sculptures in which they limited themselves in some way. For example, one group could only use materials made from trees, and another group had to use written content from other classmates to get to the emotional center of the piece. When completed, the students created informative videos to help viewers better understand their projects. Each project is now displayed with a QR code that directly links any viewer to the informational video. Creating opportunities for interactive art prepares students to be Ready for Tomorrow.
As part of National Read Across America Week Horizon Elementary received a visit from the Nation Education Association (NEA) Cat-a-van! Read Across America is a nationwide reading celebration. Preparing our students to be Ready for Tomorrow means inspiring a love for reading today. The NEA read a Dr. Seuss books to students while The Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 and Thing 2 helped the students take the Read Across America Reading Oath. As part of the celebration, Delta Dental made a financial contribution towards the school’s literacy efforts.