Help Wanted- Bus Mechanic

The wheels on the bus go round and round, until they stop and that’s why we need help! If you are a current diesel mechanic and ready to move into a great opportunity with great people we are looking for you! We are seeking qualified applicants for the two full-time positions of Bus Mechanic in the Transportation Services Department. Responsible for skilled repair and preventive maintenance of a wide variety of equipment including, but not limited to, installing parts, changing tires, cutting and welding, painting equipment, and performing body repair. The planned hours of employment would be M-F 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tools and equipment provided. Current CDL Class B holders required. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. To apply, complete the online application for Bus Mechanic now.

Preschool Students Learn about their Community

The little ones in Miss French’s class spent some time this month learning about the community around them. They were able to meet firefighters, animal resuce workers, bus drivers, computer programmers and engineers. They also had the chance to skype with a mommy, a dental hygienist and Superintendent John Marschhausen who was out of town at a conference. Bringing real world learning to even our youngest students is the Hilliard Way.

You can watch a short video of the project.

Growing Readers

Working together to nurture a love of reading will help your child develop into a confident reader. Hilliard City Schools Literacy Team has put together a parent web page to help inspire new readers. View ideas and activities that will help to create a bond, and stimulate conversation, excitement, and a sense of wonder about our world. Plant a seed and watch it grow! Read!

New Website for Parents to Help with Elementary Math

In response to a parent survey asking parents what type of information and help was needed with regards to elementary math, Hilliard City Schools has created a parent website. Parents asked questions about the curriculum being taught and why it was “different” from when they learned how to add, subtract, multiply and divide. This website is meant to give parents some background on why different methods are taught at each grade level. It will also show video examples of ways parents can work with students at home to help alleviate homework stress. Read More

Student Run Genius Bar

With the One2One roll out of iPads at the sixth grade buildings this year it was important to have a place students could take their device if they needed support. Both Tharp and Station set up student run Genius Bars. This is the place students can take their device during the day to trouble shoot issues. The students who run the help desk have been trained in basic trouble shooting procedures. If the fix is not so simple they can immediately fill out a service ticket for our technology department. While a device is being serviced the student is loaned a new iPad to keep the learning process going. Putting students in charge of the Genius Bar is giving them an opportunity to be technology leaders in their schools, and gives them another opportunity to be Ready for Tomorrow.

iPads for First Grade Reading and Math

Director of Technology Rich Boettner blogs about how Hilliard students are using iPads in the classroom every day. In this spotlight, Deb Fraizer shows how she and her first grade students at Darby Creek Elementary use iPads. Mrs. Frazier uses iPads daily as just one more tool for her student’s learning. They use a variety of apps and websites to support their learning such as Educreation, Pixie and Kidblog. They frequently use it for writing but also use it for math workshops.