During this week designed to place our collective focus on giving thanks, there is one idea I’d be grateful for the opportunity to explore with you – the idea of Home.

The very word conjures up so many images and emotions within us.

Our Home is our safe place. It is where we laugh so hard we cry, cry so hard we laugh, and allow our dreams to become our reality. Too many times, we get lost from Home. Simply turn on the TV, open the paper, or listen to the radio and you will understand what I mean. We operate in a fast-paced, ever-changing world that can leave one unsure of which direction to go.

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Scioto Darby Elementary and ILC Student Buddies

Students in the Academy EDU program at the ILC have begun to work in Scioto Darby Elementary classrooms. They meet twice a week to read, write, work on math and learn from each other. This is a real life learning opportunity for our students that prepares them to be Ready for Tomorrow!

Assessment & Accountability Summit Recap

On Tuesday evening, November 18th the Hilliard City School District held the first Assessment & Accountability Summit. Over 200 interested parent, teachers, students, and community members attended the Summit on a frigid and snowy late autumn evening. It was a strong response to the growing concerns regarding the time the current assessment schedules take away from instruction and the stress high stakes assessments are placing on students and the education community as a whole. Read More

Station Sixth Grade Engineers

Students at Station are hard at work on their paper roller coasters. They are working diligently on building the frames and using many elements of motion. This is part of a unit on types of energy, potential and kinetic, as well as transfers of energy and the Law of Conservation of Energy. These Coasters allow for students to be creative, while still thinking about potential energy as an energy due to position. The idea of Read More

Darby Science Students Earn College Credit

Mrs. Rouch’s KAP (Kenyon Academic Partnership) Chemistry class welcomed Professor Thomas, from Kenyon College, as a guest speaker this quarter. Professor Thomas helped prepare students for the lab that they conducted at Kenyon College using Infrared and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy to analyze and identify unknown organic compounds. In Mr. Read More

Hilliard Recognized on the College Board’s 5th Annual AP® District Honor Roll

Hilliard City Schools is one of just 547 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 5th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. Reaching these goals indicates our district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for the opportunity of AP. Since 2012, we have increased the number of students participating in AP while improving the number of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.

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