District News

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

The Hamilton City School District would like to communicate our plans for the Remote 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.

Sports Physicals July 14th and 15th from 5 - 7 pm / Exámenes físicos deportivos 14 y 15 de julio de 5 a 7 pm sports physicals

Any student attending Hamilton High School - Main Campus or Freshman Campus, Wilson Middle School or Garfield Middle School is welcome to sign up for a sports physical on July 14th and 15th. 

Summer Food Program Extended food program

The Hamilton City School district will be extending the Summer Food Program until further notice. 

Cheer Clinics at HHS-Main Campus cheer

The 2020 Cheer Clinics will be held at HHS-Main Campus Monday, July 13th, and Tuesday, July 14th from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm for High School spots and July 16th-19th for our Middle School squads. 

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.

Pastor Shaq Youth Mentoring Program Now Accepting Applications summer mentoring

The Summer 2020 Job/Mentoring Youth Program is now accepting applications. The program beings July 10, 2020.

Information regarding Middle School and High School Cheerleading cheer

Information regarding Middle School and High School Cheerleading

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.

Rosalita Ortiz - humble leader, high school graduate ortiz

Hamilton High School graduating senior earned a reputation as a hard worker, a humble leader and just an all-around good person.


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!

May 1, 2020 Hamilton City School District Graduation Parent Update logo

The original graduation ceremony at Millett Hall scheduled for Tuesday, May 19 has been canceled. Hamilton High School is planning to honor our seniors with a virtual commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m. We are reserving July 30 at 6:30 p.m. as a time we could potentially hold an in-person ceremony for our seniors at the Hamilton High School’s Virgil M. Schwarm Stadium.

Actualización del cierre de la escuela logo

El gobernador Mike DeWine ha hecho un anuncio ordenando que todos los edificios escolares públicos, comunitarios y privados de K-12 estén cerrados a los estudiantes por el resto del año escolar académico 2019-20. Pulsa aquí para saber más.

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!

Distance Learning Recommended Time Suggestions recommended image

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

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.

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.

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. 

Ms. Rittner's Homeroom rittner

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

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

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
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.  

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. 

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. 

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!

Crawford Woods 3rd Grade Field Trip lux

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

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!
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.

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.

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.

Who says it too cold for a Geometry Experiment? indirect measurement

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

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!