Darby Creek Teacher Wins Innovation Award

The International Society for Technology in Education Global Collaboration is excited to share that Deb Frazier has been selected as runner up of the 2015 annual Award for Innovation in Online Global Collaboration. Her submission was chosen from among several candidates for clearly demonstrating outstanding contributions to global collaboration through The Global Classroom Project. Hilliard City Schools is proud to recognize Ms. Frazier for her dedication to innovation which will benefit all her students.

Teachers Participate in Summer Science Workshop

For three days in June 15 secondary science teachers representing all three middle schools and all three high schools participated in a workshop led by representatives from CPO Science as a means of reinforcing changes and updates to science curricula, collaborating with data team members, building capacity and deeper understandings of Read More

Safety Training

We know our grounds and custodial teams are an integral part of our Hilliard City Schools family. When it comes to the safety of our students these men and woman will be working directly with our teachers in the event of any emergency. This summer our staff went through a safety training seminar with the Hilliard Police Department.

Our safety plans, for obvious reasons, are not part of public records. We work closely with our local and state law enforcement; we have an active safety committee comprised of representatives from multiple jurisdictions and organizations.

We have great partnerships with our local authorities; we have great partnerships with our parents. We must continue to work together, to have appropriate conversations with our staff and our young people, and to prepare for the unthinkable.

Testing and Assessment Requirements Eased for 2015-16

We have a voice . . . and we’ve been heard.

We met, we shared our concerns, and we engaged in the democratic process . . . and the General Assembly made changes.

Beginning with the Testing and Accountability Summit at Weaver Middle School on a cold, snowy evening last fall and culminating with Governor Kasich signing the budget bill into law, Ohio is making common sense changes to the assessment and accountability system. Read More

Throwback Thursday – Kindergarten News and Notes

Our dream is to be able to offer all-day, every-day kindergarten to the families in the Hilliard Community. As educators we know there are tremendous benefits for most children with a full-day experience in kindergarten. We know that all-day kindergarten does not equate to “double” the instructional time. We would, of course, add lunch, recess, and specials to the kindergarten day. The additional time for socialization and soft-skill development is very valuable. The additional time for personalized learning and leveling the playing field is incredibly important.

In a recent poll of registered voters in the Hilliard City School District an impressive 74.9% of respondents believed we should offer all-day kindergarten. We have two Read More