Pickaway County ESC
The Pickaway County ESC
The Pickaway County ESC is a county agency that serves the four school districts in Pickaway County: Circleville City Schools and Logan Elm, Teays Valley and Westfall Local School Districts, and Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center.
The ESC provides a variety of services to schools and students.
To learn more about those services and the history of educational service centers, click on the "About Our ESC" button at left.
From the Superintendent
What I Think... by Ty Ankrom

The new year often brings with it a resurgence to change something. One’s diet, weight or plans for retirement are some areas that are often on the to-do list.

The new year can also be a good time to give students a boost with their academics. For some students, the past few months may have left them exhausted. For others, they may be excelling but not enjoying their schoolwork.

The following resources may provide teachers and parents with ideas to motivate students and themselves.

Scholastic’s Web site (www.scholastic.com) has links for teachers and parents.

On the teacher page, teachers can access lessons and ideas, books and authors, a blog that is broken down by grades and a tool kit.

On the parent page, visitors can choose an age up to 13 and a topic, such as guides for raising a reader and child development, book lists, and crafts and activities. On the parent page, there is a tool kit under the blog link.

Scholastic’s site also has links for administrators and librarians.

The Edutopia Web site (www.edutopia.org) was created by the George Lucas Educational Foundation. It provides articles on such topics as brain-based learning, critical thinking, literacy, social-emotional learning, teacher collaboration and development and teaching strategies.

The site also has an extensive video library that showcases evidence-based learning practices.

Innerchoice Publishing focuses on books about social-emotional learning. The Web site has resources (www.innerchoicepublishing.com/resources.html) that feature a resources archive, weekly activity and activities from Innerchoice books.

The Josephson Institute is an organization dedicated to promoting character development and ethics in young people.

Visitors need to create an account to access its resources (https://resources.charactercounts.org/), but once done, they can access resources for bullying prevention, classroom management, a quotations bank (quotes relate to the organization’s six pillars of character) and a lesson plan bank.

I hope some of these links are helpful. If you have a favorite education site, please let me know.

Ty Ankrom is the superintendent of the Pickaway County Educational Service Center. He can be reached at ty.ankrom@pickawayesc.org.





Community Connections
Learn about Pickaway County ESC's partnerships with county schools and its service through the Community Connections page that appears every other month in the Circleville Herald.
Click below to see the current and past issues.
Student News
2016 Franklin B. Walter Award winner
Nathan Reisch, a Westfall Senior, was selected as the 2016 Franklin B. Walter Award recipient.
To read about Nathan, click here.
ESC News and Updates
Stand Up for Public Schools
The Ohio School Boards Association posted an article from our Community Connections page as part of their Stand Up For Public Schools effort:

Ohio Center for Substitute Teachers
PCESC / OCST partnership provides high quality training for substitute teachers  
Online Graduate Credit Courses
The Pickaway County Educational Service Center is pleased to offer online graduate courses to educators. This service is possible due to a partnership between PCESC and two universities: the University of Phoenix and Ashland University.   To see a listing of the courses available, click on the "Downloads / Links" tab then look for the links under the "Resources" section.  
Satisfaction Surveys Demonstrate Steady Improvement of Services
Biennial Surveys Provide Data for Past Performance and Future Actions  
Directions to Pickaway County ESC

For an interactive map, click on "Read More" below.

PCESC Update
The PCESC Update is a bi-monthly newsletter written primarily for ESC staff members.  
Supplemental Educational Services (SES)
Pickaway County Educational Service Center is approved by the Ohio Department of Education as a Supplemental Educational Service (SES) provider.  Learn more about SES by clicking on the link.  
Upcoming Events
Governing Board meeting
Tue Apr 11 2017
Fri May 5 2017
Governing Board meeting
Tue May 9 2017
Fri May 19 2017
Governing Board meeting
Tue Jun 13 2017
Governing Board meeting
Tue Jul 11 2017

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