Second Grade Teleconference with Chinese Students

Students in Mrs. Bryant’s second grade class at Avery Elementary participated in an international teleconference with an elementary class from the Jinyuan School in Shanghai, China. Prior to the conversation the students studied the traditions and customs of the Chinese New Year. As part of second grade curriculum standards they compared and contrasted the culture of the holiday with our own New Year’s Eve and Day celebrations. The students were eager to share what they learned with the kids in China and to interact with them from our own classroom in the United States. More than 75 students, parents, and siblings attended the event. Read More

Project Lead the Way Hosts Community Review Session

Seniors from Hilliard Davidson High School’s Project Lead the Way Engineering Design and Development class have been hard at work researching and prototyping their own innovations. They invited community members in to engage with the student teams to learn about their projects and provide valuable feedback. Guests also completed surveys on issues of feasibility, possible improvements, and overall designs. The application of realistic research and development practices to the pre-engineering curriculum helps Davidson students be Ready For Tomorrow.

Hilliard Darby Symphonic Choir

The Hilliard Darby Symphonic Choir performed with the OSU Men’s Glee Club and the OSU Symphonic Choir at Broad Street Presbyterian Church. Each choir performed their own concert and then the Darby Symphonic Choir will performed with the OSU Symphonic Choir for “Five Mystical Songs,” by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Working with other groups in the performance process meets curriculum standards with the fundamental aspects of arts learning of perceiving/knowing, producing/performing and responding/reflecting. Giving students the opportunity to perform for community groups helps prepare them to be Ready for Tomorrow.

Straight A Grant Provides Funding for Students Interested in Medical Field

 MILC programming ensures students are ready for workforce of tomorrow

Hilliard City Schools will use nearly $1 million from a collaborative grant from the state’s Straight A Fund to provide classes and programming that will allow students to graduate with credits and highly marketable technical skills applicable to the medical field. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, health care is among the largest industries that is seeing and is expected to continue to see a significant amount of job growth in the coming years. This grant matches the skills necessary to perform these jobs with the district’s curriculum creating a unique pathway to employment for Hilliard Schools’ students. Read More

Hilliard Davidson Choir Students Perform in State Choir

Hilliard Davidson High School students Malice Moss and Jonathan Wegener have been accepted into the Ohio Music Educators Association Elite Choir. The two had to learn collegiate level choral repertoire to be performed with the best singers in the state. They attended local and regional rehearsals to prepare for this performance and were given the opportunity to sing under the direction of Karen Kennedy, the guest conductor, at the OMEA Music Educators Convention. Here they are with their Hilliard Directors, Nick Crowther and Emily Campbell. Preparing students to be Ready for Tomorrow means giving them opportunities to showcase their talents today.

Ceramics Student’s Art Accepted into National Exhibition

Three Hilliard Darby students will show ceramic art work at the National Council for Education in Ceramic Arts Student Exhibition (NCECA) in Milwaukee this March. Congratulations to Abigail Neihaus, Molly Winkler-Sabino and Rebecca Sopher. Their works will be seen by thousands of visitors from all over the world. The National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition occurs while the NCECA conference is in session. The selection is based upon an examination of more than 1100 entries this year.