Hilton Central School District

Hilton CSD names Barbara Richardson Teacher of the Year

The Hilton Central Schools Teachers Association (HCSTA) 2017-18 Teacher of the Year Award was presented to Barbara Richardson, Northwood Elementary School kindergarten teacher, who is described by staff and families as compassionate, dedicated, caring, kind, patient, outstanding, extraordinary, funny and sweet.

Richardson joined the district over 20 years ago as a substitute teacher in all of the Hilton schools and was then appointed as a kindergarten teacher at Northwood, where she has worked for the past 16 years. "Barbara touches the hearts of students and families,” wrote one of her nominators.

“It is an honor to receive this award and I am grateful to work in the Hilton School District,” said Richardson. “This is a school community of caring professionals who work together to give children a positive learning environment.”


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    Hilton Central School District - Hilton Education Foundation receives Make a Difference Day National Award

    In conjunction with National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, TEGNA, Inc., together with its Make A Difference Day (MDDAY) partners Arby’s Foundation and Points of Light, have awarded the Hilton Education Foundation with a $10,000 grant. The Hilton-Parma community’s participation in MDDAY over the past 10 years was recognized for fostering local volunteerism and having a positive impact on the community.

    The Hilton-Parma project was selected from nearly 800 projects that took place on Make A Difference Day, Oct. 28, 2017. Hilton School District students and volunteers completed 15 projects, including collecting 300 pounds of food for the Hilton-Parma Emergency Food Shelf, 130 boxes of winter clothing for those in need, 14,000 pounds of electronics for recycling, and 55 units of blood for the American Red Cross.

    Among the Hilton Education Foundation’s initiatives are scholarships for graduating seniors, the Cadet Cupboard backpack program for students in need, and mini-grants to support innovative classroom projects.

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    Hilton Central School District - MYP Personal Projects at Hilton High School engage students in self-directed learning

    For the third year, 10th-grade students at Hilton High School participated in Middle Years Program (MYP) personal projects. According to the International Baccalaureate (IB), the personal project is a significant student-directed inquiry produced over an extended period and completed during year five of the MYP.

    To help support students throughout the process, “IB Days” were created that gave them opportunities to meet with their faculty supervisors. In addition to writing and being evaluated on their report, students could choose their method of presentation and were evaluated on the presentation itself, the product they produced (tangible or not), language and presentation skills, their audio visual component and how well they answered questions from the audience.

    On presentation day, freshmen, staff, parents and community members observed the presentations. The freshman class participated so they could experience firsthand what the project entails as they begin to prepare for their own personal projects.

  • Hilton Cadet Robotics FIRST Team wins Rookie All-Star Award at World Championship Continue Reading »

    Hilton Central School District - Hilton Cadet Robotics FIRST Team wins Rookie All-Star Award at World Championship

    The Hilton Cadet Robotics FIRST® Team #6868 traveled to Detroit, MI for the FIRST® World Championship this spring. Cadet Robotics earned a place at the World Championship by winning Rookie All-Star Award at the Finger Lakes Regional Tournament at Rochester Institute of Technology.

    With over 400 teams from around the country and around the world, Cadet Robotics was one of 27 rookie teams to participate. Three rookie teams took home the Rookie All-Star Award on the final day. The competition included two days of qualifying rounds (approximately 70 teams in six divisions). On the final day of competition, eight teams in each division chose three other teams to form an alliance and then competed in the semi-finals.

    Participation in this year’s competition was made possible by the support of 12 mentors from Bausch & Lomb and other industries in the Rochester area, along with generous sponsorships and grants from the Baush Foundation, NASA, and many other local companies and organizations.

  • Hilton CSD receives Top Workplace Award for fifth consecutive year Continue Reading »

    Hilton Central School District - Hilton CSD receives Top Workplace Award for fifth consecutive year

    Staff at Hilton Central School District have once again ranked their employer as a Top Workplace in Rochester. This is the fifth consecutive year that Hilton CSD has received the designation. This year, Hilton also received the “New Ideas” Award for encouraging new ideas throughout the organization.

    The Democrat and Chronicle partnered with Philadelphia-based Energage, formerly WorkplaceDynamics, an employee research and consulting firm, to determine Rochester’s Top Workplaces based solely on employee survey feedback.

    “Our deepest gratitude to all our employees who play such an important role in the education of our students,” said Superintendent Dr. Casey Kosiorek. “The district is elated to know that they believe we are a Top Workplace.  Thank you to the entire Hilton Learning Community for their continued commitment to our mission and vision.”

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    Hilton Central School District - Hilton CSD Recycling Committee conducts waste audit

    In striving to become a zero-waste school district, a Recycling Committee was recently formed and is already looking at ways Hilton CSD can reduce its environmental impact. The committee’s first charge has been conducting a waste audit with Impact Earth Inc., a zero-waste solutions company, based out of Rochester, which provides personalized training on sustainable practices.

    Student and staff volunteers helped the Impact Earth team weigh and photograph pre-sorted bags from all areas of the school. Then the Impact Earth team compiled the data.

    Across the district, building level teams are being formed and brainstorming is taking place to find ways that each building can implement new waste practices. Once the information has been gathered, the committee will begin to develop goals and practices.

  • Hilton CSD uses Video Coaching to fine tune instructional skills Continue Reading »

    Hilton Central School District - Hilton CSD uses Video Coaching to fine tune instructional skills

    Hilton Central School District is in its second year of using the video coaching program, a program developed and implemented to improve teachers’ instructional skills. The participating teacher’s lesson is video recorded, followed by the teacher working with a video coach in a confidential environment to celebrate good teaching and identify areas for improvement.

    Participation is voluntary and involves videotaping two 10-15 segments of instruction, then meeting with the coach to determine one instructional goal to work on and strategies for achieving the goal.

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    Hilton Central School District - Hilton CSD names Beth Eichas School-Related Professional of the Year

    Beth Eichas, teacher’s aide at Hilton High School, was named School-Related Professional (SRP) of the Year at the staff convocation at Hilton High School in September.

    For the past 10 years, Eichas has worked throughout the district. As a certified art teacher, she teaches crafts to students and spends her own money on supplies, snacks and drinks. She also adds money to students’ lunch accounts if they need it and at times has given students her own lunch. Eichas seeks opportunities for students to participate in extracurricular activities and social events beyond the school day. For example, she is an advocate for students participating in Unified Basketball and helps students with tickets, transportation and attire for the BOCES 2 Dinner Dance Prom.

    “Beth has that special gift of comfort and patience, which is critical to the success of some of our most complex students,” wrote one of the many people who nominated Eichas. “For some students, Beth is the only individual who can calm and assist in a time of crisis.”

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    Hilton Central School District - Hilton HS 2014 graduate volunteers for Texas disaster relief efforts

    Alequseian “Alex” Hare, a 2014 Hilton High School graduate, is volunteering with AmeriCorps NCCC for one year and arrived on Aug. 30 in Houston to help with disaster relief efforts. According to his mother, Michelle Hare, he and fellow volunteers are helping with clean up and rebuilding efforts after imminent needs are met.

    For his application essay, Alex wrote about his experience winning the World Championship as a member of the Hilton Drumline. Acceptance into the AmeriCorps NCCC program is highly competitive.

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    Hilton Central School District - Hilton CSD named Top Large Employer; Superintendent receives leadership award

    For the fourth consecutive year, the Hilton Central School District has been named a Top Workplace in the Rochester area. This year, Hilton also received the top honor for large employers and Superintendent Dr. Casey Kosiorek received the Leadership Award for Large Employers.

    Fifty Rochester-area employers scored high enough to earn Top Workplace honors with three – a small, midsize and large employer (Hilton) – selected to receive top honors. Special awards, such as Dr. Kosiorek’s Leadership Award, were based on standout scores for specific survey statements. Employees rated criteria on a seven-point scale from strongly disagree to strongly agree.

  • Hilton High School celebrates 117th Commencement Continue Reading »

    Hilton Central School District - Hilton High School celebrates 117th Commencement

    Three-hundred sixty-one Hilton High School graduates walked across the stage on Saturday, June 25 at The SERC on the campus of The College at Brockport while hundreds of family members, friends and faculty proudly watched.

    This year’s commencement address was given by Kerry Fien, science teacher and senior class advisor. She spoke about how her grandmother, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science at age 67, has inspired her throughout her life. “My grandma taught me to be independent,” she said. “If there is something you can do for yourself, you should do it. But don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it.” In conclusion, she told the graduates, “You are already extraordinary people capable of great things, and I would just like you to remember to take care of each other, stand up for what you believe in, be open to new people and learning new things, and know that it is never too late to accomplish any of your goals.”

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