Hilliard City Schools Superintendent John Marschhausen said he plans to highlight the quality and successes of the district during three consecutive State of the School addresses beginning Monday, Oct. 24, at Darby High School, 4200 Leppert Road.

Hilliard City Schools Superintendent John Marschhausen said he plans to highlight the quality and successes of the district during three consecutive State of the School addresses beginning Monday, Oct. 24, at Darby High School, 4200 Leppert Road.

He will deliver the address again Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Davidson High School, 5100 Davidson Road, and Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Bradley High School, 2800 Walker Road.

In an effort to deliver his message to as many people as possible, Marschhausen began the practice of delivering his annual address at each of the district's three high schools upon his hiring in 2013.

Each of the three addresses will begin at 6 p.m. with a musical performance. Chamber orchestras will perform at Davidson and Darby and Memorial Middle School's eighth-grade girls choir will perform at Bradley.

Marschhausen's speech will begin at 6:30 p.m. and conclude at 7 p.m. The theme will be "It's Our Time," he said.

"I look forward to our annual State of the Schools event as an opportunity to share with our community the progress we have made over the past year (in our school district)," Marschhausen said.

Marschhausen said he would speak about three-year initiatives the district recently has completed, including the opening of the McVey Innovative Learning Center and recommendations of the district's technology task force, including the One2One program that provided access to iPads to each student in the district.

Marschhausen said the MILC, which opened in 2013 after the district's administrative offices were relocated to Atlas Street, has been a success.

"Over 1,000 students attend classes each day at the ILC from all three middle schools and all three high schools," he said.

The students receive personalized learning opportunities through the College Jump Start program, the Young Professionals Network and other specialized classes, he said.

For the One2One program, the district issued iPads to students at the district's three high schools, the last rollout phase after the devices were assigned to students at the district's sixth-grade buildings and middle schools and provided for in-class use to elementary students.

Marschhausen also plans to recognize the faculty members who have advanced through a variety of continuing training.

"Our Hilliard University -- or Hilliard U -- provides in-depth professional development to our teachers. We are all learners (and) our staff must learn from the best to be the best educators for our students," he said.

Such opportunities are possible, Marschhausen said, because of the district's fiscal management.

"Our continued commitment to improvement, to personalize education and to prepare students for success in the world of tomorrow has provided great opportunities for achievement, growth and reflection," Marschhausen said.

School board President Heather Keck said she always looks forward to the State of Schools address.

"It gives us an opportunity to reflect on the past year while looking forward to the next," she said. "(Marschhausen) has done great things in our district and I urge anyone who has an interest in learning more about the amazing things our students accomplish to attend one of the evenings."

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