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On Wednesday, February 20, 2019 the Hilliard City School District used the fourth calamity day of the 2018-19 School year. While it has been several years since the district has missed school this many days due to inclement weather, it is important to plan ahead in the event of additional winter weather.
If the district exceeds five (5) calamity days, days will be added to the end of the school year. A potential sixth calamity day will be made-up on Monday, June 3, 2019. Days seven through ten will continue the week of June 3-7, 2019. In the event the district exceeds five calamity days, seniors will be required to attend school the week of graduation to make-up educational time.
We are hopeful the winter weather and extreme cold is behind us. We simply want to share this information so families can plan accordingly. High School and Middle School final exams will be held the final three days of the school year.
Darby High School Senior, Mia Miller was 1 of 56 nominees for The Zonta Club of Columbus 2019 Outstanding Young Women in Central Ohio Award. Zonta Club of Columbus is the local chapter of Zonta International, which promotes and encourages values in young women such as academic achievement, leadership and service to community and school.
Mia is an exemplary representative of Darby High School and a true leader within our community. Congratulations Mia on your nomination for such a prestigious award
The Hilliard City School District takes pride in our implementation of technology in the education of the whole child. As we live our district mission, to ensure that every student is Ready for Tomorrow, we know that technology is part of our students’ world today and will be an even larger part in the world of tomorrow. From autonomous cars to artificial intelligence, from medical advances extending lifespans into the 100’s to the ethical challenges of 24/7/365 connectivity, today’s public schools are required to be leaders in technology implementation.
Our district also takes tremendous pride, and we embrace the responsibility, to prepare well-rounded, socially skilled, and emotionally balanced students. For us, educating the whole child isn’t only about preparation for graduation. Educating the whole child is about preparation for life. Social and emotional learning demands the same attention to detail, the same focus, as the academic foundation we provide each student. It is required of today’s schools to balance the implementation of technology with the development of interpersonal and social skills. It is imperative that students can work in groups – that they understand the Power of the Team. Future success will require students to embrace a growth mindset and a future of continued learning.
February is Digital Wellness Month in the Hilliard City School District. As nationally recognized leaders in the area of instructional technology, we also strive to be leaders in student safety, wellness, and balance. Technology is a tool – not a way of life. Life is built on relationships, service, and health . . . life is about balance. In the Hilliard Schools we embrace this commitment; our values are grounded in this work.
During February you will hear, read, and watch information purposefully crafted to start conversations with young people. We encourage families to engage in these same conversations at home; it takes all of us working together to keep students safe and healthy. We will talk about Wellness & Balance – we are social beings and must cultivate relationships and face-to-face interaction. Etiquette provides us the opportunity to talk about being a positive, optimistic voice on social media and through technology. Citizenship is about honesty and responsibility. Safety demands that we are always mindful of what we share, with whom we share, and where we share information.
Our technology department and professional staff take great pride in the work we do in Hilliard. We continually live our growth mindset and embrace new technology as it emerges to keep our schools on the cutting edge. At the same time, we know there are foundational principles that we share as a community. We are proud to work together during February, during Digital Wellness Month, to focus on social and emotional well being and safety.
Registration for our Parent University Be Well Event on Saturday, March 9, 2019 is now open. You can find all the available sessions and descriptions in the course catalog. Remember you can choose sessions in either Hilliard or Dublin and attend free. We will also have a free lunch for each participant who will be with us for the day.