This week, Hilliard Station kicks off our Fall PTO fundraiser! Information will be coming home with students on Monday, with order forms for gourmet popcorn and tubs of cotton candy! We are asking you to support us in this endeavor in order to fund all of the activities, trips, and student incentives we have in place for students at Station including the pool party, Darby Creek team trip, track and field day, team activities, lasting improvements, and teacher appreciation, to name a few. Every sale counts and all of the money raised will go directly to benefiting the students at Station. The sale runs until October 9th!!
As our students and their families begin to check grades on Home Access Center, you will notice that grades are divided into three categories: Preparation, Formative, and Summative.
The Preparation category represents tasks students complete to help them practice new material. As with all practice, students are not expected to have mastered the material. Tasks in this category will be graded and include feedback, but the grades will carry a weight of zero and will not impact the student’s final grade.
The Formative category represents assignments and assessments that are part of the learning process and will carry a weight of 20% of the student’s final grade. After formative assessments and assignments, students will have intentional opportunities provided for feedback and relearning.
Finally, the Summative category represents assignments, projects, and assessments that give students the opportunity to demonstrate their overall understanding and will carry a weight of 80%. At the conclusion of summative projects or assessments, the class will be moving on to cover a new topic.
Your child’s teachers will continue to reach out with details regarding their specific class. Please do not hesitate to reach out to them with specific questions.
Although many scores for student work can be found in Canvas we want to remind families to use Home Access Center for the definitive source for student grades. Canvas is great for some scores and individual assignment feedback but HAC should be used for final scores and Grading Period grades. To monitor student daily classwork grades, look at the Classes tab.
Learn More: Tutorials for HomeAccess
We would like to thank the staff at Station for such a wonderful start to the 2023-2024 school year! We would like to supply them with a ‘Treat Train’ on Thursday September 28th. Donations of tissues and treats can be dropped off in the main office anytime this week. Please sign up using the link to Sign Up Genius below:
If you would like to donate, but don’t have time to make it to the store, we would appreciate a donation towards the coffee cart through PayPal (sorry no VENMO). Any amount is appreciated. We can be found by searching “HilliardStationPTO”.
Our next meeting will be Thursday, October 5th at 7pm in the IDC at Station. All are welcome!
ISPTO Meet the School Board Candidates
The ISPTO is hosting a Meet the School Board Candidates night on September 26 in the Darby PAC. It begins promptly at 6:30 pm. All candidates running are participating. In addition to the questions curated by the ISPTO, you will be able to submit questions. All questions will be screened for redundancy and appropriateness. All candidates will answer each question.
The deadline to register to vote in the November 7, 2023 election is October 10, 2023. You can click here for more information from the Franklin County Board of Elections.
The Mobile Dentist is coming to Station on October 17th!. You will not need to accompany your child during this visit. Public and Private insurances are accepted. If your child does not have insurance, there is a reduced fee for dental cleaning, screening, and fluoride treatment. Forms will be coming home with your child this week. If you are interested in signing your child up for a visit with the Mobile Dentist, please have permission forms returned by October 3rd. You may also wish to sign your child up online at https://www.myschooldentist.com/HSHCOH_schsrm
As you have heard, the Ohio Department of Education recently released the Ohio School Report Cards for the 2022-23 school year. We’re thrilled to share some exciting news about one of the components of the report card: Progress. The Progress Component is based 100% on the district’s value-added score.
The value-added score is made up of two components: overall growth index and effect size. I am pleased to report that, according to the Ohio Department of Education, Hilliard City Schools was ranked #1 out of 607 public school districts on the overall growth index and #15 out of 607 districts on effect size.
Value-added looks closely at the growth all students are making based on their past state test performances. In short, value-added measures how much our district’s teachers grow student performance, regardless of where students start, over the course of a year’s time. It is a true representation of our commitment to every student, without exception.
The Progress Component (based 100% on value-added) measures the academic performance of students compared to expected growth on Ohio’s State Tests. This calculation uses a “value-added” model of measuring academic growth that compares the change in the achievement of a group of students to an expected amount of change in achievement that is based on the students’ prior achievement history.
I want to congratulate every employee and every student of the Hilliard City Schools for this achievement. This is a testament to their hard work and dedication to being Ready for Tomorrow.
David Stewart – Superintendent