District News

3/30/20 5:00 p.m. - HCSD: May 1st - School Closure closing update

On March 30, 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 through May 1st, 2020

What Parents/Guardians Should Expect During Distance Learning parents should know

Are you a parent or a guardian? Curious about what to expect during distance learning? Click here to learn more!

Important: Change to Meal Pick Up Schedule and Stops - Monday, March 30 notice

The Meal Pick Up Schedule and Stops will change starting this Monday, March 30. This Friday remains the same 11-11:30 at the same stops. 

Distance Learning Recommended Time Suggestions recommended image

Click here for example scenarios and recommended time suggestions for distance learning opportunities

Distance Learning Parent Resources parent resources

Click here for the HCSD Distance Learning Parent Resources. #BigBlueOnTheMove

3/13/2020 @ 5:30 p.m.- Distance Learning - Parent Information Coronavirus Closure update

3/13/2020 @ 5:30 p.m.- Distance Learning - Parent Information Coronavirus Closure

3/17/2020 @ 2:30 p.m. HCSD Meal Plan and Locations: COVID-19 - Beginning March 18, 2020 logo

HCSD Meal Plan and Locations: COVID-19 - Begining March 18, 2020

03/12/2020 at 3:30 p.m. - Coronavirus Update - Please Read cv update

Hamilton City Schools Coronavirus Closure

Ohio Department of Health Opens COVID-19 Call Center logo

Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, MD, MPH announces COVID-19 Call Center

Coronavirus Parent Letter hcsd logo

Click here for valuable information about Coronavirus from Hamilton City School District

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!

Griffins Present at National Math Conference CMP

On Friday, February 21 many of our Hamilton 6-8 grade teachers attended the 2020 Connected Math (CMP) Users' Conference at Michigan State University.  

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.

PE with Coach Stacy at Highland PE

The 6th-grade classes at Highland Elementary are refining the skills of pass, catch and moving to an open space, while the primary grades are head over heels as they begin to experience inversion.

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? 
HHS Dance Team Named Grand Champs HHS Dance Team Champs

The HHS Dance Team was awarded 1st place in the Hip Hop category and Grand Champions overall at GMCE Spring Fling.

Black History Month mitchell

Ms.Mitchell's class is celebrating African-American History Month by doing research on an iconic person in history. Students are learning about the many contributions of African-Americans during the course of United States history.

Barnhill Animal Assembly Barnhill
Barnhill shares their animals with our K-3, Leopards. 
Decimal Teamwork at Ridgeway decimal teamwork

Miss Pflueger's Fifth Graders at Ridgeway rocked the Decimal Cards

Job Share Month smallwood

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

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. 
Brookwood Student Art On Display at Hamilton Welcome Center Welcome Center

Congratulations to thirty-four of Brookwoods' talented third and fourth grade students! Their artwork is now on display in the front windows of the Hamilton Welcome Center on High Street. The work will be on view until late March.




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!
Family Folk Night Folk Night
Highland's 1st Annual Family Folk Night was a huge success!
Chasing and Fleeing at Ridgeway P.E. Data

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

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. 

Earth Club Creates Bird Feeders at Fairwood bird feeders

Earth Club members used recycled materials to create bird feeders to hang in their yards.  

Ms. Rittner's Homeroom rittner

Amazing Stations in Ms. Rittner's Room at Crawford Woods

Researching Animal Habitats at Highland Researching
Mr. Grant's students have been studying habitats (ecosystems) in science class. 
Hamilton City School District 2020-2021 Preschool Application Available Now! teacher with student

If you are interested in enrolling your child in Hamilton's Free 5-Star Preschool program for the 2020-2021 school year, the application is available now!

2020-2021 Calendars Are Available! logo dark
Writing to Authors (and getting a response!) David Shannon Letter

Students get handwritten response from author, David Shannon. 

Computer Lab Kindness at Brookwood v day card
Brookwood students send Valentine's Day cards to the children at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. 


Hamilton High School Student Receives Prestigious Award noah gilbert

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

Hamilton Students Earn Top Awards at OMEA Contest Leah Ledington, Andrew Brown, Hannah Lewis, Ezra Simmons

Four students recently earned honors at OMEA Solo and Ensemble Contest

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.  

Mr. Broyles Visits Riverview As a Special Guest Reader broyles guest reader
Samy Broyles from the YMCA visited the third grade pod to read a book to all of the third graders! The students were also excited to share what they want to be when they grow up! #RoyalByChoice #BigBlueOnTheMove
First Grade ESL Club at Crawford Woods esl

In first grade ESL club, these students were working on mixing colors!

2020 6th Grade Science Fair - A Huge Success science fair awards

The Annual Rotary 6th Grade Science Fair was held Friday, January 24th at Miami University Hamilton. 

Math King or Queen of the Classroom! clarke

Students love to play competitive math addition and subtraction games!  Mrs. Clark's second grade class plays a quick addition and subtraction flash card game called "King or Queen of the Classroom" before working on math workshops. 

Ms. Williams' Science Classes Learn About Water Erosion at Wilson Williams

Students in Ms. Williams' 8th grade science classes have been learning about water erosion.  Students used a stream table in order to observe how water affects the erosion process. #BigBlueOnTheMove


HHS Scholastic Art Show Winners ceramic hand
Artwork of fifteen Hamilton High students has been selected for display in the 2020 Regional Scholastic Art Show.
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.

Folk Dancing of Highland logo

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

Speed and Motion at Highland speed

Student's in Mrs. Jones' 5th-grade science class at Highland are finishing their week of focus on speed.

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.

Just Hanging Out at Linden ropes
Mrs. Blanton's students worked on their rope skills in gym class. 
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. 

Ms. Rampa's English classes participate in NaNoWriMo rampa

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, empowering approach to creative writing.

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. 

Mrs. Nunn's Speech and Language Class nunn

Mrs. Nunn's speech and language students are building their understanding or sounds and antonyms.

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!

New School Board Members Sworn In swearing in

The Hamilton City School District swore in its newest Board Members, Margaret (Mag) Baker and Shaquila Mathews.

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!
Crawford Woods 3rd Grade Field Trip lux

Crawford Woods 3rd Graders had a wonderful time at the Cincinnati Museum Center and IMAX!

Highland's Leaders of the Pride Bless Their Community blessing bags

217 Blessing Bags Donated to Local Shelters

STEAM Lab opens at Fairwood Elementary steam logo

Fairwood Elementary launches a STEAM lab for all students K-6 - Videos from the 1st Challenge!

Dr. Nye Visits Linden Elementary dr. nye

6th graders at Linden learn the importance of eye health from local optometrist

1st Graders Explore Christmas Around The World 1st grade at BP

Did you know the Poinsettia is called the Christmas Eve Flower in Mexico

HCSD School Psychologist Selected to Served on Ohio School Safety Working Group bparamore

Gov. Mike DeWine selects Bradley Paramore to serve on his Ohio School Safety Working Group.

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. 

Riverview Awards Assembly for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade Awards Assembly
There is always so much to celebrate at Riverview Elementary! This morning was a great opportunity to highlight the incredible effort, character and academic achievement of our Kindergarten, First and Second grade students. Congratulations Royals!!! #bigblueonthemove #royalbychoice



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

Mrs. Thatchers K/1 Class thatcher

Students in Mrs. Thatchers K/1 class have been working hard in small group and math workshops.

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.

Evaluating and Justifying Expressions ruther

Perseverance makes us proud! 

Crawford Christmas Ornaments warner

Every December, every student at Crawford Woods is given the opportunity to create a holiday ornament out of clay, or home decoration if they do not celebrate a holiday.

Junior Achievement and 6th Grade JA
The 6th graders in Mrs. Berger's and Mrs. Young's classes have been working with local business partner Hamilton Caster to learn about economics. 
Who says it too cold for a Geometry Experiment? indirect measurement

Mr. Herrle's class took advantage of the sun to explore indirect measurement.

School Based Health Center logo

HCSD partners with Primary Health Solutions to offer a School Based Health Center

Mrs. Downing's Title Classes downing

Students in Mrs. Downing's Title classes have been working hard using LLI.

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! 


Virgil M. Schwarm Stadium Usage

Hamilton Celebrates Education wilkes winners

12 Hamilton City School teachers were recognized as Educators of Excellence

Hamilton Grows! growth arrows

The EVAAS results are in and Hamilton students are growing!

College Application Day is a Huge Success!!! college app day
On September 18th, 89 Hamilton High School students received immediate acceptance to college.
Hamilton City Schools releases its latest Emergency Guide emergencyguide
Safe and secure learning environments are the first priority for the Hamilton City School District. Students must first feel safe in order to grow academically, socially, and emotionally.
Hamilton City School District Quality Profile Quality Profile Image
The 2019-20 Quality Profile is Here!
Big Blue on the Move Highlights- Superintendent Super highlight
#BigBlueOnTheMove:  Superintendent Mike Holbrook
2019-2020 Graduation Requirements - Class of 2020 Only District graduates with Principal
The class of 2020 has additional options to assist students in attaining a high school diploma.