Class of 2014 . . . Help Wanted

Graduation speeches are often a challenge for school superintendents. When parents, families, and friends come to a graduation ceremony they want to see students walk across the stage, they want to hear that special name, and they want to celebrate with the graduates. Graduation is about the students; it’s not about the speeches given by adults. Nevertheless, as a superintendent I am tasked with sharing a few words with the graduates. I am expected to be funny, to share wisdom, to extend best wishes, and to do it all in under 4 minutes. No one wants to hear a long-winded superintendent . . . it is about the graduates.

This year, my first year in Hilliard, I am asking for your help. Graduation is about you . . . the graduates. I am proud to ask you – our seniors – to help me craft my graduation remarks at each of our high schools. How am I going to do this? Read More

Important to Get the Real Facts

Abraham Lincoln said “I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.” On February 26 at noon, Hilliard Schools will host its next Online Lunch with the Superintendent. I will be joined by Treasurer Brian Wilson and we will be discussing the district’s current financial picture and sharing information about the value Hilliard Schools’ provides to residents. This is a great opportunity for all parents and residents in our school system to get the real facts about the district’s fiscal management during a time when we are not in financial crisis. Read More

State of the Schools

Superintendent John Marschhausen, Ph.D., updated residents about the current priorities and future goals of the Hilliard City School District during the annual State of the Schools address. The event gave all residents, parents, students and staff members the opportunity to learn about the direction their schools are headed and what this means for the community. “I’m excited to share not only the great things happening in our schools, but the vision for the future,” said Marschhausen. “This event will focus on how Hilliard Schools embraces, empowers and inspires so that the entire district is ready for tomorrow.”

Inspiring Students To Be Better

Innovation in the Hilliard City Schools is creating students who can think on their own. It’s not just one class in one building. Superintendent John Marschhausen says the options are wide open when students, parents and staff think innovatively.

Message from the Superintendent

Dear Parents,

Today, the Ohio Department of Education will release Local Report Card (LRC) information for districts all across the state. While we are eager to engage with residents about what this data means, it is important to know that no report card or rating system is perfect. Report cards can’t tell the complete story of a student’s educational experience and no single test can ever define the effectiveness of our educators. Read More