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Using iPads to Explore the Elements

Sixth grade students at Station recently utilized their iPads to learn in a more hands on way, about the elements. The concept that elements are a substance composed of a single kind of atom and that compounds are composed of two or more atoms joined chemically with new properties are demonstrated using the Elements 4D app. Students have the ability to combine atoms to make a compound and watch its properties change, all while using their iPads. It’s an amazing way to bring an abstract idea to life!

Washington Elementary Fossil Hunt

This year the fourth grade students’ life science unit began with exploring a fossil dig as if they were real paleontologists, using real fossils that were buried in layers of sand, dirt, and rocks. Students took on roles within their team as excavators, archivists, and curators. During the dig they were mapping their finds, observing characteristics, and working with fossil field guides to identify the fossil and learn about it. The guiding question they worked to answer was “What can we learn from studying fossils?” Students also created replicas using plaster of paris and blogged about their learning. They wrapped up the unit with a guest speaker from the Ohio Historical Center and with students sharing their findings with each other “museum style”. Read More

Darby Athletic Director Recognized

The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) is pleased to announce that Christopher Ludban, Athletic Director at Hilliard Darby High School, has been recognized by this association as a Certified Athletic Administrator.

To earn this distinction, Christopher has demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and expertise in the field of interscholastic athletic Read More

Opt in for Texts for Weather and Emergency Notifications

Parents and Guardians can now take advantage of our Text Messaging Service that we will be implementing this month. Our school utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more.

You can participate in this service by opting in on Friday, January 13, 2017.

You should have received a text message. You needed to respond to this message to opt in. Or, at any time after January 13 you can send a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 67587.

If you did not receive the text, please first check HomeAccess to be sure you have added your cell phone as one of your contact numbers.

You will also be able to opt out of the messages at any time by simply replying to one of our messages with “Stop”. SchoolMessenger is compliant with the Student Privacy Pledge, so you can rest assured that your information is safe and will never be given or sold to anyone.

*Terms and Conditions – Message frequency varies. Standard message and data rates may apply. Reply HELP for help. Text STOP to cancel. Mobile carriers are not liable for delayed or undelivered messages. See for more info.

ILC Students Win Video Contest

Students in the ILC Media Communications class entered the Lights, Camera, Save, contest after completing a public service announcement requirement for their class. The contest aimed to have teens create an awareness video to help their peers learn to save money instead of spending money. The videos were submitted to local participating banks, and the banks chose our ILC students as the State of Ohio winner. They will now progress to the national competition and have the opportunity to win up to $5,000.

Video by Hailee Bennett, Karoline Betteridge, and Alicia Caple

Written by Karoline Betteridge

Kindergarten Registration Open

The Hilliard City School District will begin Kindergarten Registration on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 for the 2017-2018 school year. If your child will be five years of age on or before September 30, 2017, he/she is eligible to start kindergarten during the 2017-2018 school year. Read More