Bradley Family Connection for September 17-21

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WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK

Local Private Liberal Arts Colleges

Sep. 17 | 6:30pm | Bradley High School


Financial Aid Informational Meeting

Sep. 24 | 6:30pm | Darby High School

CLICK HERE for a calendar of events at Bradley High School for the week and beyond.

CLICK HERE for a calendar of events District-wide for the week and beyond.

A NOTE FROM OUR STUDENT SERVICES TEAM

Attention College Bound Juniors & Sophomores: The PSAT test will be given on Wednesday, October 10th from 7:40 – 11:00.  This is a great opportunity for you to practice for the SAT and provides an opportunity to qualify for National Merit Scholarship competition.   Registration is open September 10th through October 5th.  The cost is $22.  Register and pay through MyPaymentsPlus or CLICK HERE.   You can also sign up with Mrs. Barie in the guidance office with cash or check written out to Hilliard City Schools.

CLICK HERE to read our Parent University Information.  This page is crucial to keep up with college and career planning.

To receive information about college visits, other college meetings and important information, please CLICK HERE.

For other Student Services information, CLICK HERE.

IT’S HOMECOMING TIME!

October 1-6 is Homecoming Week for Bradley High School.  This year, we will celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary!  We have many events planned for this Celebration!  Throughout the week, students and teachers will be dressing to a different theme.  Our Annual Jaguar Parade will be Friday before the football game (time TBD).  Our Jaguar Football Team will then take on Berlin High School with the kickoff at 7 p.m.   Our Homecoming Royalty will be crowned at Halftime.

On Saturday Night, our Homecoming Dance will be from 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.  The theme this year will be “Dancing to the Decades”.  Music will be played from the 50’s to today.   Just as last year, we only permit school appropriate dancing.  All students who purchase a ticket to the Dance will receive a wristband as they enter.  If a student is dancing inappropriately, they will be given one warning and their wristband will be removed.  If the inappropriate dancing continues a 2nd time, they will be asked to leave and parents will be notified.  We want this to be a fun night for everyone.  If your child feels as though they are unable to abide by these rules, we ask that they do not attend the dance.  Over the next couple of weeks, we will be communicating with students about what is appropriate dancing for this event.  Thank you for your understanding!

Tickets will go on sale online starting September 25.

DISTRICT NEWS

EdTech Team Published

Once again this year our District will make February our Digital Wellness month. In preparation for this year, our EdTech Team has been collaborating with a Digital Wellness company called Flipd to develop a series of Teacher blogs on the same topic! Flipd wanted to work with us because they said our District is far ahead of where other districts they were talking to are in regards to teaching students and families about developing a healthy digital lifestyle.

The first Hilliard blog is available on the Flipd website now. We are happy to share the first one in the #TeacherSeries by Maria Stead. You can read her blog now,and check back each week to read more from our EdTech Team.

Innovation Campus Open House

The Innovation Campus will be hosting an open house on September 18th from 6-7pm. All parents and students in the district are welcome to join us to see both the Innovative Learning Center and the new Hub. You will also get to meet the staff, and learn about the programming that is available to all students in grades 7-12.

First ISPTO Meeting of the Year

Our first ISPTO (Interschool PTO) meeting of the year will be on Tuesday, September 18th at the Innovative Learning Hub (the Hub).  From 6:00-7:00 pm you can tour the Innovative Learning Campus during their Open House.  The ISPTO meeting will begin at 7:00 pm in the Hub Cafeteria.  During the meeting, we will have a presentation about the ILC and programs offered and share plans for ISPTO for the year.

Student Hackathon

Capital University will host the 2018 Columbus Regional TECHCORPShack on Friday, November 16, 6pm-9pm and Saturday, November 17, 9am-4pm for high school students in grades 9 through 12. This event, sponsored by AT&T, will give high school students the opportunity to learn about computer science in a fun, engaging and inclusive environment.  During the event, students will learn how to explore the world of mobile app development to create an app that tackles a real-world need or problem. Students will also have the opportunity to meet and work with peers, technology professionals and advocates from their community.

Students can apply online before October 10.  You can visit Tech Corps for more details.

4th Annual Community Cardboard Challenge

Hilliard City Schools will host its 4th Annual Community Cardboard Challenge on Saturday, October 6th from 9:00-12:00 at Heritage Middle School. Families enjoy coming together and participating in this event to create a cardboard masterpiece.

If this is your first Cardboard Challenge, you can watch a short video on the inspiration for this event.

Our Community Card Board Challenge is not necessarily promoting the creation of arcades…but the creation of ANYTHING during this event from 9:00-12:00 on October 6th.  The purpose of this event is to celebrate and embrace CREATIVITY, COLLABORATION, and COMMUNICATION within the community.  All supplies will be provided and students can take home what they make.  We do hope you will be able to join us for this fantastic family event!

If you would like to donate items for this event we will need a LOT of packing Tape, duct tape, scissors, cardboard and markers.  You can take those to your nearest elementary school.

Apple Operating System Update

Apple has announced that iOS12 (the latest operating system for the iPad) will release to the public on Monday, September 17.  We will be blocking the update for the next few weeks on district-owned devices.  Students and staff will not be able to run the update on district devices at school or at home.

The purpose for blocking the update is several fold.  Some apps will not have updates out or will have significant issues with the new OS.  We would like to test our major apps such as AirServer, Canvas, Notability, Google Apps, etc so that we know that they work.  This will reduce issues students and staff have with essential applications.

Secondly, ODE has not approved iOS12 for state testing yet.  Since all of our students take state tests including the ELL screener, we want to make sure that students will not have technology issues when taking those tests.

In addition, we will block iOS12 updates on the school wifi for the next week or so while users run those updates on their personal devices like iPhones to preserve bandwidth for school work.

Thanks for your patience.  As soon as we have worked through these evaluations, we will begin to open updates for iOS12.