Hilliard Davidson High School MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS – Friday, November 15, 2019 Good Morning, Hilliard Davidson! Today is Friday, November 15, 2019, and these are your morning announcements. CATS Quote for… read more →
We are excited to announce Jeff Sloat is the new Parent Mentor for Hilliard City Schools. Jeff holds a Master’s degree in social work and is independently licensed in Ohio. When he is not supporting Hilliard families through educational accommodations, Jeff is a Clinical Supervisor at Nemeth Counseling in Hilliard. There, he provides individual and family therapy to children and adults. Jeff’s career has been focused on helping underdogs, and he brings a heart to serve and strong advocacy skills to the Parent Mentor role.
He has served as a surrogate parent for many years and has experiences on both sides of the table; providing services and accommodations as well as advocating for those who need them. If our parents or guardians have questions or would like to work with Jeff, please e-mail or call him at 614-921-4002.
Youth sports are a multibillion-dollar industry in the United States. Young people are starting competitive athletics at younger ages, but we see declining participation in high school athletics. As a district, the time commitment of coaches has increased – so has the stress and pressure created by changing expectations.
Dr. John Marschhausen is convening an Athletic Study Group to examine the purpose of middle and high school athletics. “Alignment of purpose is critical to a healthy culture,” shares Marschhausen. “We need to enumerate the mission of our athletic programs in the Hilliard Schools. All programs should be aligned with the district’s overall mission to prepare each student to be Ready for Tomorrow.”
The Athletic Study Group will examine current research in the area of successful interscholastic programs and examine the district’s existing investment in coaches and facilities. Dr. Marschhausen is passionate about this work; he will serve as the Study Group Chair. Applications will be accepted through Saturday, November 30, 2019. Committee Membership will be selected to include a diverse group of community members that bring varying views and experiences to the table. The Athletic Study Group will present findings to the Board of Education in a public Business Meeting in the Spring.
The group will tentatively meet four times, between January and March. There will be time for small group discussions between meetings. If you are interested in applying to be part of the Hilliard Athletic Study Group, please complete the online application.