Parent University

Parent University

Hilliard City Schools is committed to partnering with our parents in order to fulfill our mission of preparing our students to be Ready for Tomorrow. We know it can be difficult to learn about all the different academic and extracurricular opportunities available. The goal of our Parent University is to provide an easy way for you to find all of the parent and student programs the District offers.

Please bookmark this page and check back often. We may, from time to time, add new opportunities for our community and may need to make a change with a scheduled program or workshop as well. You will continue to find these events shared from our principals and staff, but this page will always be a quick way to find programs.

July 2018

“Perfectionism” With Guest Lisa Van Gemert

Jul. 31 | 6:30pm | Weaver Middle School

Do you have children who struggle with perfectionism? Perhaps you do yourself. Would you like practical ideas for helping overcome it? Perfectionism is an occupational hazard of giftedness, and its effects can be truly debilitating. Join gifted education expert, Lisa Van Gemert to learn what perfectionism looks like in gifted kids, its potentially damaging effects, and then take a deep dive into the big ideas and strategies for turning this terrible master into a compliant servant.


August 2018

12th Grade College Planning Meeting

Aug. 28 | 6:30pm | Davidson High School


Common Application Camp

Aug. 7, 8, 10, 14, 15, 21, 23, 29 | 2:00-3:00pm | ILC


September 2018

College Essay Seminar

Sep. 5 | 6:30pm | Darby High School


Signs of Suicide Parent Meeting

Sep. 6 | 6:30pm | Weaver Middle School

This workshop is for any parent of a 7th or 10th grade student that will be taking health classes during the upcoming school year. Specifically, it will provide information about the Signs of Suicide Curriculum that will be presented to these students in their health classes as a district wide initiative. The presentation will cover signs and symptoms of depression, how students are encouraged to reach out for help for themselves or peers, as well as research and information related to teen depression and suicide.


College of Business Event

Sep. 10 | 6:30pm | Davidson High School


Ohio University Application Event

Sep. 11 | 5:00-7:00pm | ILC


College of Engineering Event

Sep. 12 | 6:30pm | Darby High School


Local Private Liberal Arts Colleges

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


Financial Aid Informational Meeting

Sep. 24 | 6:30pm | Darby High School


October 2018

11th Grade College Planning Meeting

Oct. 3 | 6:30pm | Bradley High School


Suburban College Fair

Oct. 7 | 1:00-3:30pm | Otterbein University


OSU’s Glenn School of Public Affairs

Oct. 9 | 6:30pm | ILC


Education in the 21st Century: Naviance

Oct. 9 | 6:30pm | Weaver Middle School

Middle School is a critical time for self-discovery, developing confidence, and understanding why education is relevant to students’ future. Naviance is a college and career readiness solution that helps students discover during these pivotal years their strengths and interests, and see how they can help them reach their goals.

Come learn how HCSD is intentionally utilizing Naviance in grades 6-8 to engage students in the learning process and improves student outcomes by helping students connect their strengths and interests to long-term goals today. We are proud to partner with Dawson Careers to connect students and families to local businesses to provide authentic learning experiences in their areas of interest. Dawson Careers will join us for this informative presentation.


Columbus State Information Night

Oct. 10 | 6:30pm | Bradley High School


Military Informational Night

Oct. 15 | 6:30pm | Davidson High School


Education in the 21st Century: Naviance

Oct. 16 | 6:30pm | Darby High School

High School is a critical time for self-discovery, developing confidence, and understanding why education is relevant to students’ future. Naviance is a college and career readiness solution that helps students discover during these pivotal years their strengths and interests, and see how they can help them reach their goals.

Come learn how HCSD is intentionally utilizing Naviance in grades 9-12 to engage students in the learning process and improves student outcomes by helping students connect their strengths and interests to long-term goals today. We are proud to partner with Dawson Careers to connect students and families to local businesses to provide authentic learning experiences in their areas of interest. Dawson Careers will join us for this informative presentation.


Elementary Literacy Night

Oct. 17 | 6:30pm | Heritage Middle School

In Hilliard City Schools, we work to create a learning environment that prepares our students to engage in the literate world around them. In our elementary schools, we strive to grow the academics, mindset, and interests of every reader. This informational session will provide the opportunity for parents to hear about the literacy opportunities students experience in our classrooms.

Join us to learn more about:

  • Developmental stages of young literacy learners
  • Our comprehensive framework for literacy instruction
  • Literacy opportunities for students in our elementary classrooms
  • Tips and resources for supporting your child at home

We hope you can join us. We’re excited to share our story with you.


Ohio Wesleyan University App Event

Oct. 23 | 6:00pm | ILC


Ohio Dominican App Event

Oct. 23 | 7:00pm | ILC


State Of The Schools

Oct. 25 | 6:30pm | Heritage Golf Club

This year we will host Dr. John Marschhausen’s 6th State of the Schools Event in partnership with The Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce and Heritage Golf Club. We will have light appetizers and music from the HCSD Honors String Quartet beginning at 6pm at Heritage Golf Club. The presentation will begin at 6:30pm. We are grateful to our sponsors of the evening, Credit Union of Ohio, Elford and Fanning/Howey Associates, Inc.


November 2018

Student Anxiety Workshop – Parent Workshop

Nov. 5 | 6:30pm | Bradley High School – PAC

Angst is an IndieFlix Original, documentary designed to raise awareness around anxiety. The film includes interviews with kids, teens, educators, experts, parents and a very special interview with Michael Phelps.

Our goal specifically is to help people identify and understand the symptoms of anxiety and encourage them to reach out for help. Angst screens in schools, communities and theaters around the world. The film and corresponding materials provide tools, resources and above all, hope.


Elementary Math Night

Nov. 7 | 6:30pm | Heritage Middle School

Let’s take time to make sense of the pathways that students travel as they progress in understanding a new skill, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

In addition, we will explore why it is critical to expose our kids to problem solving every day. We will take a glimpse into the intentionality of our young mathematicians noticing, wondering, estimating, questioning, recalling, verifying, communicating, and thinking. We look forward to exploring and learning together!


College Seminar For Students With IEP & 504

Nov. 7 | 6:00-7:30pm | Westerville South High School

This seminar is open to students and families from all area high schools. Bring your questions for the college representative. Q & A time will be provided throughout the seminar.


Guardianship Workshop

Nov. 8 | 8:30-10:30am | Kaltenbach Community Center

Can you do this on your own? The transition teams at Dublin and Hilliard City Schools invite you to a discussion of the Guardianship process, including a review of forms and court filings. You’ll leave with a better understanding of the probate process and be able to determine if obtaining Guardianship is something you can do on your own. Presented by Bill Root and Logan Philipps of Resch, Root & Philipps, LLC. This program is FREE to the public, but registration is required. Limited seating available. Register Now!


Social Emotional Learning in Hilliard

Nov. 13 | 6:30 pm | Weaver Middle School

Having student be “Ready for Tomorrow” takes academics, interests, and mindset. Join us to learn more about how, and why, HCSD is emphasizing social emotional learning (SEL) attributes with our students. Get a glimpse of what teachers might be doing in the classroom and how you can help at home!


College Credit Plus Info Meeting

TBD | 6:30pm | Darby High School


December 2018

Education in the 21st Century: Mastery Learning

Dec. 4 | 6:30pm | Weaver Middle School

Join us to learn how HCSD utilizes Mastery Learning and the Workshop Model to allow students to demonstrate meaningful growth and achievement on specific standards and skills through relevant and authentic personalized opportunities.

The key concept of HCSD Mastery and Workshop in the classroom: with the Workshop structure, clear curricular expectations are provided and Mastery leads to a growth mindset in the classroom with multiple chances to grow.


January 2019

Signs of Suicide Parent Meeting (7th & 10th Grade)

Jan. 10 | 6:30pm | Weaver Middle School

This workshop is for any parent of a 7th or 10th grade student that will be taking health classes during the upcoming school year. Specifically, it will provide information about the Signs of Suicide Curriculum that will be presented to these students in their health classes as a district wide initiative. The presentation will cover signs and symptoms of depression, how students are encouraged to reach out for help for themselves or peers, as well as research and information related to teen depression and suicide.


Dyslexia Parent Awareness

Jan. 16 | 6:30pm | Heritage Middle School


Education in the 21st Century: Digital Wellness & Sexting

Jan. 23 | 6:30pm | Weaver Middle School

Relationships are tough at any age but especially in today’s media-centered-society. The adolescent years are also a time when teens begin to form their social identity and develop deep, meaningful relationships. However, relationships are also an area of stress and anxiety for many teens. We invite you and your teenager to come and learn about signs of healthy vs. unhealthy relationships as well as how to assert boundaries in their social media and face-to-face relationships. The IT department of Hilliard City Schools will also present a component to guardians to help them feel more “tech savvy” and “in the know” about the technology that students are using.


February 2019 (Digital Wellness Month)

Arrow Parent Information Night

Feb. 7 | 6:30pm | Tharp Sixth Grade School

Parents of students who may qualify for the 2019-2020 Arrow Program, a fourth and fifth grade full-time gifted program housed at Tharp, will be invited to an information night. Parents will be introduced to the Arrow staff, get answers to questions, and learn about what makes Arrow a unique program for gifted students in Hilliard.


Teen Depression – Suicide

Feb. 19 | 6:30pm | Weaver Middle School

The teenage years are full of many adventures and exciting growth but they can also be described as a rollercoaster of emotions. But how would you know if your child is just going through normal teenage highs and lows versus a more serious depressive disorder? Join us as we discuss normal adolescent brain development and the effect of depression on the teenage brain. Learn practical strategies to address depression should it affect your child or family.


Ready For Tomorrow Night

Feb. 27 | 6:30pm | Darby High School


March 2019

Education in the 21st Century: Design Thinking

Mar. 5 | 6:30pm | Weaver Middle School


Accuplacer Testing

TBD | 3:00-5:00pm | ILC


April 2019

Middle School College Planning

Apr. 2 | 6:30pm | Darby High School


Grade College App Process

Apr. 3 | 6:30pm | Darby High School


Grade College App Process

Apr. 10 | 6:30pm | Bradley High School


Grade College App Process

Apr. 16 | 6:30pm | Darby High School


Grade College App Process

Apr. 17 | 6:30pm | Davidson High School


May 2019

College Jump Start Orientation

May 1 | 6:30pm | Davidson High School