Parent Teacher Conferences will be held Wednesday, February 12 from 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Please click on the link to sign up! https://www.hilliardschools.org/hdb/parent-teacher-conferences/
Have questions about graduation and year end activities for seniors? We have a webpage just for you! This page will be updated regularly between now and graduation, so check back frequently. Also, be sure your parent/guardian email address is correct in Home Access. This ensures you will receive our weekly eNews that goes out on Friday afternoons. We will be sharing information seniors need to know in the weekly eNews.
Registration is now open for the Hilliard Darby ACT Review Course which will be held on March 12, 2020 from 7:40 to 2:00 in the Hilliard Darby PAC.
Registration fee is $60.
To register, bring your payment to Mrs. Leeka in the Guidance Office no later than Friday, March 6, 2020.
Payment must be made by check or money order payable to ACT Review, LLC.
I want to thank the more than 800 people who participated in the latest Master Facility Plan (MFP) online survey. I am encouraged by the interest and engagement in this critical planning process.
As a district, the community’s input is vital in planning short, medium, and long-term goals. We are one school community; charting the future requires everyone has a voice. The latest survey identified a couple of essential values for the district.
1) Our community values neighborhood elementary schools and campuses. The K-5 grade level configuration is preferred.
2) Our community is proud of our sixth-grade buildings; we must continue this configuration. A future consideration is a third sixth-grade building.
3) We must be mindful of tax increases; our community is very concerned about residential property taxes.
4) There is little interest in changing elementary grade-level configurations.
The committee’s work has also identified the need for equality in our district programming. This includes creating all-day kindergarten opportunities for all our students and expanding district pre-school capacity to serve more three and four-year-old children.
The Master Facility Plan Committee will be presenting findings to the Board at the March Work Session. The Board will consider the results and potential levy options, and the district will conduct a scientific opinion survey before making a decision. This process will determine the short-term facility needs.
I want to assure you, our community, that no decisions have been made. This is a lengthy process with many opportunities for input and discussion. The district’s middle- and long-term needs will be ongoing conversations. The Next X Strategic Plan outlined potential schedule changes at the secondary level; the needs of future students are ever-changing.
Again, we thank everyone who has participated in the Master Facility Plan over the past several months. We have detailed data on the cost to maintain each building, on enrollment projections, and optimal learning spaces. We will continue to be open and transparent as we plan for Hilliard to have the most cost-effective, efficient facilities to prepare each student to be Ready for Tomorrow.
Congratulations to Hilliard Darby Senior Margaret Lee for being selected as one of twelve Zonta Club of Columbus Outstanding Young Women in Central Ohio for 2020! She was chosen on the basis of her academic achievements, leadership and commitment to service in her community and her school. Margaret exemplifies the values that Zonta Club members worldwide promote and encourage. Margaret will attend a reception to honor all the recipients on March 8th.
For more information about Zonta Club, please visit https://www.zontacolumbus.org/
Congratulations to Hilliard Darby band “INK” for winning this past weekend’s round of Tri-C Rock Off, promoted by The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. The band has advanced to the finals on February 29th where they will compete against eleven other high school bands. The band members include Junior Ian Carr, Junior Gavin Payne, Junior Sam Andrei and Senior Caleb Melfie.
For more information on the Tri-C Rock Off, please visit https://www.rockhall.com/rockoff
Governor Mike DeWine and Lieutenant John Husted have declared February 16-22, 2020 Digital Wellness Week in the state of Ohio.
The proclamation states, “In today’s world, it’s more important than ever that we successfully prepare our youth on how to interact socially, personally, and educationally in online environments.”
Digital Wellness Week is a statewide initiative designed to encourage Ohio students to make safe, healthy, and positive decisions in our technology-rich world. There are four focus areas; well-being, citizenship, etiquette, and safety.
In Hilliard, we recognize February as Digital Wellness Month. Each week we work on a specific topic with students and send home links for families to become engaged at home.
You can visit www.wosu.org/digitalwellness to learn more about the state-wide project. Hilliard is one of many districts and organizations that collaborated to create this website and the resources. The other groups include:
- WOSU Classroom
- ESC of Central Ohio
- Delaware City
- Grandview Heights
- Groveport Madison
- Logan Elm
- New Albany
- Teays Valley
- Upper Arlington City
- West Jefferson
Welcome to the Hilliard School District’s Master Facility Plan online community meeting. We know how busy our families are, so we are again trying this Master Facility Plan Community Meeting online in hopes of reaching more stakeholders.
Tonight we are asking you to take part in a survey, which was developed after months of research from our Master Facility Plan Steering Committee. We have a video you can watch that walks you through our district scenarios and options. Those options are located on the Master Facility Plan webpage, under documents.
The webpage also contains all the information the Steering Committee has worked on, including presentations, documents and a glossary of terms. You can access this information on any device in your own time.
We also ask that you share this online meeting with family and friends within our district who may not have students in our schools. We want to hear from our entire community.