Our Carousel of Progress

He was a master storyteller, and I was suddenly a superintendent turned student – captured by my vacationing 16-year-old while captivated by a video of Walt Disney giving insight into his Carousel of Progress – a show he shaped.

Just watching this innovator talk, I was learning.

Introduced at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York City, millions of people have watched Walt’s creation; the Carousel of Progress has had more performances than any other stage show in American theater. In its most simple form it’s a story about American progress. Read More

Hilliard Students Win Tolles Contest

Tolles honored the top eight finalists of its annual Senior Interview Contest, and awarded the top three winners, as selected by Superintendent Kim Wilson and a panel of business and industry leaders.

Evan Razor, a senior in the Firefighting & EMS program from Hilliard Bradley High School, earned the top spot out of the Class of 2015. Olivia Holloway, a senior Pre-Vet Tech student from West Jefferson High School, earned second, and Andrew Landers, a senior Computer Networking & Support Technology student from Hilliard Darby High School, earned third, respectively. Read More

Joint Safety Council Hosts Community Safety Conversation

The Hilliard Division of Police and Hilliard School officials will together host a School Safety Community Conversation. This will take place January 15, 2015 at Hilliard Darby High School from 7- 8:30 pm. Both police and school officials will discuss the history of crisis planning in our district as well as the creation of the Joint Safety Task Force. We will hold an open discussion with parents and community members on the efforts we all make to keep our students safe. They will also talk about past and future professional development opportunities for our teachers and staff. Student safety is our number one priority. Communication with our community is extremely important in keeping all our students safe.

Kindergarten Registration for 2015-16 is Open

Now is the time to register for Kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year. If your child will be five years of age on or before September 30, 2015, he/she is eligible to start kindergarten during the 2015-2016 school year. Parents should visit the HCSD Registration Page NOW to complete online registration and sign up for a registration appointment using the online tool SignUp Genius. Please don’t delay. Read More

Frequently Asked, but Infrequently Answered, Questions

Will the Hilliard Schools consider closing on January 13, 2015 due to the time of the Buckeyes playing in the National Championship?

The Hilliard City School District brand is, “Ready for Tomorrow.” Our goal is to work with the families and our community to prepare students for life as adults. While I am a huge Buckeye fan, and many of the Board of Education Members and administrative team members are lifelong OSU fans, we plan to hold school as scheduled on Tuesday, January 13. Parents and community members will go to work the morning following the National Championship – hopefully with huge smiles, wearing Buckeye gear, and sharing highlights of a great game. Sure, we may be a little tired and we may be dragging a little, but Ready for Tomorrow means meeting obligations and fulfilling requirements. Read More