News & Info

K-12 English Language Arts Draft Course of Study Preview

The Hilliard City School District is in the process of revising its K-12 English Language Arts Course of Study. The District’s English Language Arts Curriculum Revision Committee has just completed the development of the K-12 English Language Arts Course of Study. This Course of Study was presented to the Board of Education on Monday, November 1. The Board will be reviewing the Course of Study over the next several weeks before voting on its adoption. We invite all families and the community to preview the K-12 English Language Arts Draft Course of Study and, if so desire, use the Feedback Form as an opportunity to provide feedback. Please note that the Course of Study development is a part of Phase 1, which does not include Resource Adoption. Resource Alignment and Adoption will take place during the next phase of the revision cycle.

If the community seeks to understand the curriculum revision process, please refer to the following board policies as a resource.

  • IFD-R – Curriculum Adoption Process Guidelines
  • IFE – Curriculum Guides and Course Outlines

K-12 Course of Study



Wildcat Lacrosse – There will be an informative player and parent meeting TOMORROW, Tuesday, November 1st at 6:30.

Muslim Student Alliance 

The Muslim Student Alliance is a new WMS club that exists to bring muslims and non muslims together to learn from each other. The primary goal is to raise awareness and create a more inclusive space for all students. The club is open to anyone and everyone, and will have its first meeting on Thursday, November 10th from 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm in Room 149, Ms. Bailey’s room.

Students who are interested can also stop by room 149 Ms. Bailey’s room to complete a sign-up sheet in order to receive club updates.

Cats Do Well At Ohio Cross Country Championships

Weaver Cross Country runners performed well at the Ohio Cross Country Championships in Obetz recently. Sophia Tartaglia ran a 13:09 and placed 13th overall in the girls’ two mile run finals. Carter Wilson and Jarret Billing both ran in the boys’ races and placed very well overall!

Sienna Boyd, Halle Hughes, Maddy Clausen, and Gia Pagniano also ran strong races. Great job, Cats.

Yearbook  Sale

If you forgot to order your 2022-2023 yearbook, don’t worry, there is still time! Scan the QR code on the poster across from Mr. DeChant’s room upstairs, and purchase your copy of the WMS Yearbook! There are many different options and packages to choose from!”

WMS National Junior Honor Society

Weaver’s chapter of National Junior Honor Society is kicking off this year!

This internationally accredited association is based on five basic pillars: Character, Citizenship, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service. In order to join, you have to demonstrate that you can meet all of the requirements on the application and complete all of the volunteer hours. Stop by Ms. Duncan’s room downstairs or scan the QR code found on the poster across from the Media Center or Mr. DeChant’s room to learn more!

Battle of the Books Book Club

Those who are interested in testing their knowledge of books and spending time with fellow readers, consider joining the Battle of the Books Book Club. Members will meet once a month during lunch periods, and the Weaver teams will compete against the Heritage and Memorial teams in May to see who knows the books the best! Students can join individually or in teams. For more info, see Mrs. Fout in the Media Center.

Attention Weaver Winter Athletes:  

Please make sure you and your parents go into Final Forms and sign up for the winter sport that you want to try-out for.  The Fall season is almost complete and winter season is just around the corner.  We have very few athletes signed up in Final Forms for some of our winter sports.   Thank you!

WMS Cybercats Video Game Club

If you love video games, consider joining the WMS/HMS Cybercats Video Game Club. Weaver and Heritage team together to create the Cybercats. During meetings, members play video games and bond as a team. We hope to have a Minecraft Realm and a Mario Maker Challenge this year. Come to any of the meetings you are able to attend! There is a Canvas course for the club, which has all info, including meeting dates. Please see Mrs. Muzzalupo with any questions. To register for the club, scan the QR code on the poster found across from Mr. DeChant’s room upstairs.

Trick or Treating Fact

Trick or treating evolved from a tradition called “souling”. Over a thousand years ago, during the Celtic festival of Samhain, it was customary for poor children to go door to door begging for food or money. In exchange, children would offer to pray for the souls of recently lost loved ones.

Chucky the Doll Day 

Last Tuesday was National Chucky the Doll day. The Chucky character was born in the 1980s horror film, “Child’s Play.” This annual celebration of the iconic character is for all fans of horror films, and especially for the fans of Chucky and all of the movies he has appeared in.

National Pumpkin Day

Last Wednesday was National Pumpkin Day. National Pumpkin Day recognizes a favored autumn decoration and food. Not only do pumpkins  make great fall decorations, but the pumpkin also completes a variety of tasty recipes. A pumpkin is a kind of  squash that is native to North America. The oldest evidence of pumpkin-related seeds dates back to somewhere between 7000 and 5500 BC to seeds found in Mexico. Also, the word pumpkin originates from the word pepon, which means “large melon” in Greek.

Random Fact from 100 Years Ago

The automotive industry introduced assembly line work. The assembly line is a production process that breaks the manufacturing of something into steps that are completed in a pre-defined sequence. Assembly lines are the most commonly used method in the mass production of products. The auto industry and the assembly line together helped drive prosperity in the United States, as they led to steel production, highway building, and more.

1990s Nostalgia of the Week 

This week’s 1990s Nostalgia is the good ole’ VCR. A videocassette recorder (VCR) is a device that records analog audio and analog video from broadcast television or other source on a removable, magnetic tape videocassette, and can play back the recording. VCRs became popular in the 1980s and 1990s. There were many video rental stores like Blockbuster and Family Video that allowed people to rent and return multiple VCR tapes. VCRs declined in popularity during the early 2000s and in July 2016, Funai Electric, the last manufacturer of them, ceased production. Good bye, VCR. You were a great friend!



Alumni Spotlights

Hilliard Schools is proud of the excellence demonstrated by our alumni.  We want to share their stories and are creating a new Alumni Spotlight to highlight and recognize alumni achievements, along with the impacts they are making in their fields and communities.  These stories will be shared as a means to inspire our current students to pursue their dreams, connect alumni back to our community and serve as a point of district wide and community celebration.

If you want to be considered for an alumni spotlight, or want to recommend someone else, please email us with more details and don’t forget to attach a picture of yourself.



Master Facilities Plan Community Survey

You may be aware of work being done to create a Master Facilities Plan (MFP) for our district.   The MFP will be the product of a data-driven process that guides capital planning decisions over the next 5-10 years.  An essential part of this process is community and stakeholder feedback.

We want to ask our parents, staff, and community members to take a few minutes to give us their input by taking a short survey.  Then, you can watch a video or read the presentation through the links below.  The survey link is also below.

Thank you ahead of time for taking part in this crucial step.

 

Click here for the video presentation.

Master Facilities Plan Survey Presentation

Click here to take the survey.



WMS Halloween Social is This Friday, October 28th

The Halloween Social will be held THIS Friday, October 28th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Weaver. Get your costumes ready, it will be a SUPER fun night with pizza, great snacks, a photo booth, raffles, DJ Music & Dancing, basketball in the gym, a Costume Contest, and a “Haunted Hallway”! Tickets are $5.00 per student and will be sold during lunch periods on Friday, October 28th (cash only at lunch) and at the door that night (cash or card).

WMS Ski & Board Club

Save the date! Optional Ski & Board Club informational meeting will take place THIS Wednesday, October 26th in the Weaver Commons at 7:00 PM. Attendance is not mandatory to join. Club information will be available very soon. Check the Weaver website and look for signs around school. It’s all coming soon!

Wildcat Lacrosse

If you are interested in playing lacrosse this spring, the WMS lacrosse coaches are coming to all lunch periods this Friday. Be sure to pay attention in lunch for the coaches to call you to a quick meeting. Also, there will be an informative player and parent meeting on Tuesday, November 1st at 6:30.

Yearbook  Sale

If you forgot to order your 2022-2023 yearbook, don’t worry, there is still time! Scan the QR code on the poster across from Mr. DeChant’s room upstairs, and purchase your copy of the WMS Yearbook! There are many different options and packages to choose from!”

WMS National Junior Honor Society

Weaver’s chapter of National Junior Honor Society is kicking off this year!

This internationally accredited association is based on five basic pillars: Character, Citizenship, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service. In order to join, you have to demonstrate that you can meet all of the requirements on the application and complete all of the volunteer hours. Stop by Ms. Duncan’s room downstairs or scan the QR code found on the poster across from the Media Center or Mr. DeChant’s room to learn more!

Media Center October Contests 

Mrs. Fout is offering a chance to show your creative side with a few October Contests.

The first is the “Decorate a Ghost Contest.” If interested, get a coloring page from the Media Center and decorate your ghost to look like a character from a book, movie, or show. Finished ghosts are due to Mrs. Fout by TOMORROW, October 25th. The second contest is to write a scary story in two sentences. The stories must be original (your own work), exactly two sentences, school appropriate, and submitted using the QR code on the contest flyer by THIS WEDNESDAY, October 26th. See Mrs. Fout in the Media Center with any questions or to enter the contests.

Those Interested in Wrestling 

Students interested in joining the WMS Wrestling team, optional conditioning begins in the Aux Gym TODAY, October 24th from 3-4:30 pm. The first practice is on October 31st from 3-5 pm, also in the Aux Gym. To sign up for the team complete Final Forms and scan the QR code for extra information for the coach the Wrestling flyer is  across from Mr. DeChant’s room or the Media Center.

Battle of the Books Book Club

Those who are interested in testing their knowledge of books and spending time with fellow readers, consider joining the Battle of the Books Book Club. Members will meet once a month during lunch periods, and the Weaver teams will compete against the Heritage and Memorial teams in May to see who knows the books the best! Students can join individually or in teams. For more info, see Mrs. Fout in the Media Center.

Attention Weaver Winter Athletes:  

Please make sure you and your parents go into Final Forms and sign up for the winter sport that you want to try-out for.  The Fall season is almost complete and winter season is just around the corner.  We have very few athletes signed up in Final Forms for some of our winter sports.   Thank you!

WMS Cybercats Video Game Club

If you love video games, consider joining the WMS/HMS Cybercats Video Game Club. Weaver and Heritage team together to create the Cybercats. During meetings, members play video games and bond as a team. We hope to have a Minecraft Realm and a Mario Maker Challenge this year. Come to any of the meetings you are able to attend! There is a Canvas course for the club, which has all info, including meeting dates. Please see Mrs. Muzzalupo with any questions. To register for the club, scan the QR code on the poster found across from Mr. DeChant’s room upstairs.

October is National Arts & Humanities Month. 

This was established in 1993 and is celebrated every October in the United States. It was created to encourage Americans to explore new aspects of the arts and humanities in their lives, and to begin a lifelong habit of participation in them.

Last Saturday was NATIONAL COLOR DAY

National Color Day focuses on the impact color has on each of us. Color is very powerful, as the colors that surround people have been shown to affect mood, draw attention, and even cause alarm. It is hard to imagine a world without color. Without it, we would not have so many beautiful things to observe.

TODAY IS UNITED NATIONS DAY

This day recognizes the founding of the United Nations, known worldwide as the “UN”,  in 1945.

The United Nations consists of 193 member states and 2 observer states. The mission of the United Nations is to maintain international peace and security.

Last Friday was International Nacho Day

Every year on October 21st, people around the world celebrate International Nacho Day and the flavorful, delectable nacho. The day also encourages others to try nachos for the first time ever.

This popular appetizer also makes a great snack. If the nachos contain enough toppings, many nacho lovers eat them as an entire meal. The Wildcat News encourages you to get you some Nachos soon to celebrate this wonderful day!

Last Thursday was International Sloth Day

While this took place 4 days ago, the good news is you don’t have to be in too big of a hurry to celebrate these slow-moving mammals. Here are some fun facts about them…

-They are native to South and Central America.

-There are two different types of sloths. These include the two-toed and three-toed sloths.

-Sloths are great swimmers and can hold their breath for up to 40 minutes underwater.

-Thanks to extra vertebrae in their spine, sloths can rotate their head 270 degrees in either direction.

-Sloths love their alone time and don’t spend a lot of time with other sloths.

-On average, sloths live between 20 to 30 years.

1990s Nostalgia

1 This week’s 1990s Nostalgia is the Trapper Keeper.

2 Back in the 90s, students didn’t have iPads or any cool technology, really.

3 So almost everything done in school was on paper, and students needed a place to organize all of their notes, projects, and homework.

1 Enter the Trapper Keeper! It was similar to a three-ring binder, but it was aggressively marketed with TV commercials that showed many options as far as appearance.

2 Development of the Trapper Keeper began because classrooms were growing stuffed with students, while lockers were shrinking in size.

3 Some of the most popular trapper keeper styles are shown here…

(now roll 5 to 6 google images of them)

This Week’s Invention That Changed the Game

This Week’s Invention That Changed the Game is the simple, yet amazing, nail.The nail made it possible to construct larger, permanent structures. It also contributed to the advancement of metal and machine manufacturing technology. The lowly nail’s history goes back several thousand years. Bronze nails, found in Egypt, have been dated 3400 BC. So next time you need to fasten your frame to the wall, be grateful that the nail was invented!

Old School Word of the Week

The Old School Word of the Week is “Righteous”.In slang, Righteous built on the earlier meaning, which was moral uprightness. So Righteous came to also mean “excellent” or “cool.”

This Week’s Fact From a Decade

The most scientifically significant 1950s fact is the passing of the National Aeronautics and Space Act in July of 1958. This act created NASA, and the space agency went on to achieve the first human moon landing in history just a little over a decade later.



Mark Your Calendars: WMS Halloween Social is October 28th

Mark your calendars! The Halloween Social will be held Friday, October 28th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Weaver. Get your costumes ready, it will be a SUPER fun night with pizza, great snacks, a photo booth, raffles, DJ Music & Dancing, basketball in the gym, a Costume Contest, and a “Haunted Hallway”! Tickets are $5.00 per student and will be sold during lunch periods on Friday, October 28th (cash only at lunch) and at the door that night (cash or card).

National Black Poetry Day

Today is National Black Poetry Day. This is celebrated every year on October 17th to honor all the talented African American poets, both past and present. Black Poetry Day is celebrated in commemoration of the birth of the man popularly referred to as the father of African American literature, Jupiter Hammon. Mr. Hammon was the first published black poet in the United States of America.

Hilliard Historical Society Haunted Village

Are you interested in visiting a Halloween themed village full of ghostly attractions?

On October 21st and 22nd, the Hilliard Historical Society will have a haunted village at Weaver Park, which is adjacent to the Franklin County Fairgrounds, right down the street from WMS. There will be activities for children, and fair food and drinks to purchase too. The village will be open from 6-9pm on the 21st, and 7-10pm on the 22nd.

Ski & Board Club

Save the date! Optional Ski & Board Club information meeting on Wednesday, October 26th in the Weaver Commons at 7:00 PM. Attendance is not mandatory to join. Club information will be available very soon. Check the Weaver website and look for signs around school. It’s all coming soon!

Yearbook  Sale

If you forgot to order your 2022-2023 yearbook, don’t worry, there is still time! Scan the QR code on the poster across from Mr. DeChant’s room upstairs, and purchase your copy of the WMS Yearbook! There are many different options and packages to choose from!”

WMS National Junior Honor Society

Weaver’s chapter of National Junior Honor Society is kicking off this year!

This internationally accredited association is based on five basic pillars: Character, Citizenship, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service. In order to join, you have to demonstrate that you can meet all of the requirements on the application and complete all of the volunteer hours. Stop by Ms. Duncan’s room downstairs or scan the QR code found on the poster across from the Media Center or Mr. DeChant’s room to learn more!

Media Center October Contests 

Mrs. Fout is offering a chance to show your creative side with a few October Contests.

The first is the “Decorate a Ghost Contest.” If interested, get a coloring page from the Media Center and decorate your ghost to look like a character from a book, movie, or show. Finished ghosts are due to Mrs. Fout by October 25th. The second contest is to write a scary story in two sentences. The stories must be original (your own work), exactly two sentences, school appropriate, and submitted using the QR code on the contest flyer by October 26th. See Mrs. Fout in the Media Center with any questions or to enter the contests.

Those Interested in Wrestling 

Students interested in joining the WMS Wrestling team, optional conditioning begins in the Aux Gym on October 24th from 3-4:30 pm. The first practice is on October 31st from 3-5 pm, also in the Aux Gym. To sign up for the team complete Final Forms and scan the QR code for extra information for the coach the Wrestling flyer is  across from Mr. DeChant’s room or the Media Center.

Battle of the Books Book Club

Those who are interested in testing their knowledge of books and spending time with fellow readers, consider joining the Battle of the Books Book Club. Members will meet once a month during lunch periods, and the Weaver teams will compete against the Heritage and Memorial teams in May to see who knows the books the best! Students can join individually or in teams. For more info, see Mrs. Fout in the Media Center.

Attention Weaver Winter Athletes:  

Please make sure you and your parents go into Final Forms and sign up for the winter sport that you want to try-out for.  The Fall season is almost complete and winter season is just around the corner.  We have very few athletes signed up in Final Forms for some of our winter sports.   Thank you!

WMS Cybercats Video Game Club

If you love video games, consider joining the WMS/HMS Cybercats Video Game Club. Weaver and Heritage team together to create the Cybercats. During meetings, members play video games and bond as a team. We hope to have a Minecraft Realm and a Mario Maker Challenge this year. Come to any of the meetings you are able to attend! There is a Canvas course for the club, which has all info, including meeting dates. Please see Mrs. Muzzalupo with any questions. To register for the club, scan the QR code on the poster found across from Mr. DeChant’s room upstairs.

Cross Country 

The Cross Country team finished up a successful season. On October 4th, the team took on Karrer for their last dual meet and finished strong. Many runners posted big time drops for PRs and the girls came away with a win. Congratulations on your undefeated season, girls!! On October 8th, ten runners competed in the Eisenhart Invitational at Worthington. The girls took 6th place out of 22 teams and the boys placed 8th out of 23 teams! Congratulations to all those who competed!



The 8th grade class trip to Washington D.C. will run from March 27-30, 2023 – and is open to all members of the Class of 2027. Please visit our DC Trip page for all the details!



Mark Your Calendars: WMS Halloween Social is October 28th

Mark your calendars! The Halloween Social will be held Friday, October 28th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Weaver. Get your costumes ready, it will be a SUPER fun night with pizza, great snacks, a photo booth, raffles, DJ Music & Dancing, basketball in the gym, Costume Contest, and a “Haunted Hallway”! Tickets are $5.00 per student and will be sold during lunch periods on Friday, October 28th (cash only at lunch) and at the door that night (cash or card).

Hilliard Historical Society Haunted Village

Are you interested in visiting a Halloween themed village full of ghostly attractions?

On October 21st and 22nd, the Hilliard Historical Society will have a haunted village at Weaver Park, which is adjacent to the Franklin County Fairgrounds, right down the street from WMS. There will be activities for children, and fair food and drinks to purchase too. The village will be open from 6-9pm on the 21st, and 7-10pm on the 22nd.

Cheerleading Tryouts for Basketball Season

Tryouts for basketball season Cheerleading begin tomorrow, October 11th, from 3:00 to 6:00.

They will continue at those same times on Wednesday and Thursday. Wear wildcat colors to tryouts the first day!

Yearbook Club Meeting

ATTENTION YEARBOOK CLUB MEMBERS, There will be an informational meeting after school on Wednesday, October 12th, for anyone who signed up for the Yearbook Club. We will meet in Room 209 (Wildcat Room). Please make sure to arrange for a ride to pick you up at the front doors at 4:00pm. See you there!”

Yearbook  Sale

If you forgot to order your 2022-2023 yearbook, don’t worry, there is still time! Scan the QR code on the poster across from Mr. DeChant’s room upstairs, and purchase your copy of the WMS Yearbook! There are many different options and packages to choose from!”

WMS National Junior Honor Society

Weaver’s chapter of National Junior Honor Society is kicking off this year!

This internationally accredited association is based on five basic pillars: Character, Citizenship, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service. In order to join, you have to demonstrate that you can meet all of the requirements on the application and complete all of the volunteer hours. Stop by Ms. Duncan’s room downstairs or scan the QR code found on the poster across from the Media Center or Mr. DeChant’s room to learn more!

Media Center October Contests 

Mrs. Fout is offering a chance to show your creative side with a few October Contests.

The first is the “Decorate a Ghost Contest.” If interested, get a coloring page from the Media Center and decorate your ghost to look like a character from a book, movie, or show. Finished ghosts are due to Mrs. Fout by October 25th. The second contest is to write a scary story in two sentences. The stories must be original (your own work), exactly two sentences, school appropriate, and submitted using the QR code on the contest flyer by October 26th. See Mrs. Fout in the Media Center with any questions or to enter the contests.

Boys’ Interested in Playing Basketball: Open Gym & Try-Out Info

Boys interested in playing basketball at WMS, there will be open gyms every Monday and Thursday from 6-8pm @ Weaver, starting tonight through October 20th. Again, this is 6-8 pm on Monday and Thursday nights. Also, please scan the QR code on the poster across from Mr. DeChant’s room upstairs or Room 175 downstairs for more information and to fill out the registration form for try-outs. All players who plan on trying out also need to register on FinalForms and have an updated physical.

Those Interested in Wrestling 

Students interested in joining the WMS Wrestling team, optional conditioning begins in the Aux Gym on October 24th from 3-4:30 pm. The first practice is on October 31st from 3-5 pm, also in the Aux Gym. To sign up for the team complete Final Forms and scan the QR code for extra information for the coach the Wrestling flyer is  across from Mr. DeChant’s room or the Media Center.

Battle of the Books Book Club

Those who are interested in testing their knowledge of books and spending time with fellow readers, consider joining the Battle of the Books Book Club. Members will meet once a month during lunch periods, and the Weaver teams will compete against the Heritage and Memorial teams in May to see who knows the books the best! Students can join individually or in teams. For more info, see Mrs. Fout in the Media Center.

Attention Weaver Winter Athletes:  

Please make sure you and your parents go into Final Forms and sign up for the winter sport that you want to try-out for.  The Fall season is almost complete and winter season is just around the corner.  We have very few athletes signed up in Final Forms for some of our winter sports.   Thank you!

WMS Cybercats Video Game Club

If you love video games, consider joining the WMS/HMS Cybercats Video Game Club. Weaver and Heritage team together to create the Cybercats. During meetings, members play video games and bond as a team. We hope to have a Minecraft Realm and a Mario Maker Challenge this year. Come to any of the meetings you are able to attend! There is a Canvas course for the club, which has all info, including meeting dates. Please see Mrs. Muzzalupo with any questions. To register for the club, scan the QR code on the poster found across from Mr. DeChant’s room upstairs.

Tennis

Last week the girls tennis team wrapped up their season with back-to-back matches. On Monday we took on Dublin Davis with a modified lineup, challenging both teams with competitive play on all courts. Mischa Haworth won in straight sets at 2nd singles, as did the team of Bonnie Bowen and Lizzie Cramer at 1st doubles. Our final match of the season was at home against Dublin Karrer, where the cats swept Karrer on all courts in straight sets. But don’t let that fool you, the Weaver athletes had to earn those wins! Congratulations to all our athletes for a great season!

Gymnastics

The Weaver gymnastics team finished up their season at the District Gymnastics Meet on Wednesday, October 5th.  Great performances were made by Alyssa Wheeler on beam and Emma Bly on bars and floor.  Great season girls!

Flex Volleyball

1 The Flex Volleyball team played their last game of the season atMemorial on Thursday.

2 In the first set, Kelsey Hickman and Adalyn Nadler had excellent, consistent serves.  Selah Wellman had good digs while Jade Studer had several great hits.  Avery Puffer rallied the team from behind with six straight aces

1 Vivian Tangman led the team in the second set with her consistent serves, but the Cats lost.

2 The 8th graders finished the last set as it was their last game playing for Weaver.  The girls rallied late and won the match in the last set to bring their overall season record to 6 wins and 4 losses.  Throughout this season, the girls all worked and supported each other tremendously as a team, had a great time and made some lasting friendships along the way.

7th Football

1 The 7th grade football team defeated Dublin Karrer Wednesday night, 48-6.  The Cats finished their season strong, sweeping the Dublin schools and putting up at least 46 points in the last 3 wins.

2 The Cats showed tremendous improvement throughout the season and got better each week to complete a great season!

Boys’ Soccer

1 The boys soccer team ended an amazing season with a 6-4-4 record after a grueling rematch in its first tournament game against Grandview.

2 The game ended in the second overtime after Grandview scored a “golden goal” which immediately ends the match. Shoutouts go to all 20 team members who became good friends and teammates during the season and contributed to the teams overall successful season.



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