District News

Hamilton City Schools Information Release inforelease

Hamilton City Schools has released information on the start of 2020-21 school year in a hybrid learning model. Please go to the district website at www.hamiltoncityschools.com for all the details

HCSD 2020-2021 Restart Guide restart plan

The Hamilton City School District would like to share its 2020-21 Color-Coded "Restart" System.

July 15 - Parent Update - Face Coverings / Cubiertas Faciales face covering

The Hamilton City School District would like to communicate an update regarding face coverings, classroom safety and transportation for the Fall of 2020.

July 13 - Parent Communication - Classrooms and Cafeteria parent update

The Hamilton City School District would like to communicate our plans for our Classrooms and Cafeteria for the Fall of 2020.

July 6, 2020 - Parent Communication - Virtual Learning Institute and Transportation/Instituto de Aprendizaje Virtual y Transporte parent update

The Hamilton City School District would like to communicate our plans for the Virtual Learning Institute and Transportation for the Fall of 2020.

Update Regarding Re-Opening Cafeteria cafe update

HCSD appreciates the many questions regarding school lunchroom procedures. Please click here for further clarification.

June 30, 2020 HCSD Re-Opening Letter/ Carta de Reapertura reopening letter

As we continue during these unprecedented times, the Hamilton City School District
would like to communicate our plans for the “Restart’ of school in the fall of 2020.

Congratulations To These Hamilton City School District Athletes way to go

Congratulations to the following Hamilton High School athletes for excelling in their respective winter

A Letter from Bill Stewart, HCSD Athletic Director back blue

We are pleased to share that beginning Monday, June 22, 2020, all regular off-season workouts, conditioning, and practices for Hamilton High School athletes will resume.

Hamilton City Schools stands with those that support social and racial equality logo

The Hamilton City School District understands and recognizes the importance of raising awareness regarding racial inequality.

June 1, 2020 - Parent Communication/Comunicación con los padres parent communication 1

Please click here for important parent communication. Haga clic aquí para una importante comunicación con los padres.


Research tells us that early childhood learning is key to a student’s success in school. Our district is proud to offer free all-day kindergarten for our students.

Graduation Commencement Link commencement

Click here to watch our Class of 2020 Commencement

The 8th and Final Day of Our Virtual Art Tour - Mrs. Dornan at HHS - Main Campus ap art

On the final day of our Virtual Art Tour, we will end where we began - In Mrs. Dornan's room with the incredible artwork of our Art II, Metals and AP Studio students.

HCSD Virtual Art Tour - Day 7 - Garfield Middle School famous art

Our Virtual Art Tour takes us across town to Garfield Middle School and the talented work of the students in Miss Frey's Art I course.

Virtual Art Tour - Day 6 - Mrs. Bell's Ceramics Courses at HHS - Main Campus mug

On Day 6 of our Virtual Art Tour, we are going to walk down the hall to Mrs. Bell's Ceramics I and II courses. These incredible (and functional) pieces of artwork demonstrate the immense creativity of our #BigBlueOnTheMove students!

Day 5 of our Virtual Art Tour brings us back to Hamilton High School - Main Campus drawing and painting

Today's Virtual Art Tour brings us back to HHS - Main Campus and the incredible artwork of Mr. Loehle's students. This tour has 3 separate galleries for your viewing pleasure: Drawing and Painting, Art II and Public Art. Enjoy! #BigBlueOnTheMove

Day 4 of our Virtual Art Tour Takes Us to Wilson Middle School wilson art

The next stop on our Virtual Art Gallery Tour takes us to Wilson Middle School and the talented work of Ms. Walle's 7th and 8th graders! #BigBlueOnTheMove

Hamilton City Schools Virtual Art Show - Day 3 bw leaf

Check out the next Virtual Art Gallery Tour - Mrs. Getz and the amazing work of her digital photography students. 

Hamilton City School District Virtual Art Show - Day 2 mahon art

Our next Virtual Art Gallery Tour takes us to HHS - Freshman campus and the amazing artwork of Ms. Mahon's talented 9th Graders!

Hamilton City Schools Virtual Art Show - Day 1 3D

We may not physically be in our school buildings right now but that has not stopped our Secondary Art Departments from displaying the amazing talents of their hardworking students. Click here to enjoy the first installment of the HCSD Virtual Art Show highlighting Mrs. Dornan's 3D Art Course!

4/20/2020 3:15 pm HCSD: 2019-20 School Year School Closure logo

Today, April 20, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine made an announcement ordering all of Ohio’s public, community, and private K-12 school buildings to be closed to students for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic school year. 

Kindergarten Registration Now Open! k registration

The Hamilton City School District is excited to announce Kindergarten registration for the 2020 - 2021 school year will begin April 20th, 2020! Due to COVID-19, all registrations will be completed online only. Click here for all relevant registration information including links to registration forms!

Mrs. Schmelick's Preschool Class Tricks the Principal at Riverview Elementary The book with no pictures
Mrs. Schmelick's preschool class asked Mr. Margerum to read The Book with No Pictures by BJ Novak. 
HCSD 8th Grade Name Best Female Vocalist louiya

Louiya Anthony, Cutting Edge Show Choir 8th grader, named Best Female Vocalist at the Loveland and Ross show choir competitions.

HHS Senior Earns Top Honors at Piqua and Ross Shows skylar

Skylar Crooke takes home Best Female Vocalist at Piqua and Ross Shows

HHS NJROTC Qualifies for 2020 Navy Nationals, Pensacola Florida ! njrotc

Hamilton’s NJROTC hosted the NJROTC Area 3 East Championships this past weekend, 28 and 29 Feb - And Qualified for Nationals!

Fun at the Beach with Ms. Smiley's 3rd Grade Classroom at Riverview smiley beach
Who needs to go to the beach when the beach can come to you? 
9 HCSD Students Participated in the OMEA District 13 Honor Choir omea

Bridgeport and Ridgeway students selected for the Ohio Music Educators (OMEA) District 13 Honor Choir:

Disappearing Eggs at Crawford Woods ilderton2

Students created a "naked egg" removing the egg's shell using only vinegar.

Chasing and Fleeing at Ridgeway P.E. Data

Students in P.E. at Ridgeway Elementary combine PE and Statistics by collecting data from games. 

Job Share Month smallwood

January is job share month for the sixth graders at Crawford Woods library. 

Garfield Sends Military Care Packages for Service Members military packages

Military care packages deliver a welcome piece of home to our service members while they are committed to the mission. Mrs. Carmody's and Mrs. Harrison's class embarked on this heartfelt endeavor to bless several brave men and women committed to defending this great country. 

At Riverview, Ms. Hafer's Class Earns a Special Award! preschool play
Ms. Hafer's class at Riverview Elementary earned a special reward for earning so many Royal Bucks for good behavior throughout the school! They were excited to join the preschoolers in gym for some special buddy time!
Screen Time for Kids- From the School Psychologist's Desk glaser

Amy Glaser, Crawford Woods School Psychologist, offers some insight to screen time and technology with young children. 

2020-2021 Calendars Are Available! logo dark
Hamilton High School Student Receives Prestigious Award noah gilbert

Presidential Scholars Award from the BGSU Honors College goes to Noah Gilbert

National Signing Day Held at Hamilton High - Main Campus signing day

On February 5, 2020, seven Hamilton High School students signed commitments to various universities!

Animal Research buelter

Students in Mrs. Buelter's third grade classroom conducted research on an animal of their choice.  

Folk Dancing of Highland logo

5th Grade students are learning a folk dance in music class called Nine Pin. 

Crawford Woods Second Graders Go to the Newport Aquarium! k king

Crawford Woods second grade students traveled to the Newport Aquarium to learn about marine life.

Cincinnati Pops Conductor Visits Fitton Center (and some Big Blue Students) pops with board member sprague

Conductor for the Cincinnati Pops, John Morris Russell, spoke at Fitton Center and visited with some Big Blue students.

Hamilton City School's Junior Selected as U.S. Senate Page creach

HHS Junior Makenzie Creach was selected as one of only 30 U.S. Senate pages for this Spring 2020 program. 

Wilson Middle Recognized as 2019 School of Honor school of honor

Wilson Middle School was recognized for the building's growth in progress and gap-closing on the 2019 Ohio State Test. 

Language Learning and Vocabulary Acquisition at Highland Elementary highland esl

Language learning and vocabulary acquisition are at the core of every lesson in Highland's ELS classrooms. 

Hamilton City School District Fine Arts Fun Facts lagoon

Please join Fine Arts Director, Tari McKee, in learning about the amazing fine arts happenings at HCSD!

STEM Turkey Traps st laurent

Fourth grade students worked on a two day STEM activity for science.

Royal Spotlight: Grace Caldwell, 5th Grade Teacher Caldwell
Mrs. Caldwell loves the sense of community and positivity in the building. Learn why she is #RoyalByChoice!
Making Inferences Harmon

The students in Mr. Harmon’s  1st grade reading group are learning to make inferences. Each student must write a riddle to see if others can make draw a conclusion and answer the riddle correctly. 

Hamilton CSD EdChoice Resolution Logo

Resolution Opposing the State of Ohio EdChoice Scholarship (Voucher) Program was adopted at the regular board meeting at 7:00 on the 12th day of December.

Turkey Traps Demonstrate Multiple Math and Engineering Skills cagle

4th graders used their measurement, perimeter and engineering skills to build turkey traps. #STEM

Snowflake Prefixes FInke

Fourth graders participate in the school wide vocabulary initiative by identifying prefixes, writing words that start with the prefix on their snowflakes, and then hanging them in the hallway for other students to view.

Know the FACTS: EdChoice Scholarship Program logo

Do you know the FACTS about EdChoice and the impact on our public schools? Please take a moment to learn more.

Cincinnati Museum Center Visit gettler

4th Graders in Mrs. Gettler's class welcomed the Cincinnati Museum Center.

Royal Spotlight: Emily Greenlee, Title I Reading Specialist Mrs. Greenlee is #RoyalByChoice

Mrs. Greenlee, Title I Reading Specialist, loves that Riverview Royals dream big and are world-changers. Learn more about why she is #RoyalByChoice

Fraction Fun at Crawford Woods buell

Just a fraction of the fun we had in 5th grade this week!