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.
2017 ESC Summer Workshops Offered for Ashland Credit
For course and registration information regarding the two summer workshops that are being offered at the ESC this June, please click below:
Westfall Local School District - Superintendent Vacancy
The Westfall Board of Education, located in Pickaway County, Williamsport, Ohio, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Superintendent. The Pickaway County Educational Service Center will be assisting the Westfall Board of Education with the search process. 
From the Superintendent
What I Think... by Ty Ankrom

In a few weeks, school will be out and students will have hours of free time. But if some of that free time isn’t put to good use, students are at risk of summer learning loss.

Studies have found that many students return to school after summer break showing a loss in what they learned the previous year. Further, the loss can be compounded based on socio-economics and rural vs. urban environments.

According to the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment, “Summer learning loss in the elementary school years alone accounts for at least half of the ninth-grade reading achievement gap” (NCASE Summer Learning Brief 2016).

The best way to prevent or reduce summer learning loss is by encouraging summer learning.

The National Summer Learning Association, a nonprofit organization that seeks to close the achievement gap, provides some tips for parents on things that they can do before school ends.

Among the tips are to request a summer reading list from their child’s teacher and to get the teacher’s input on high-quality online programs. For the full list of tips, go to http://summerlearning.org/wp-contenthttp://filecabinet2.eschoolview.com/2016/05/Tip-Sheet-Plan-for-Summer-Learning.pdf.

Also, parents can take advantage of resources in the county, such as Pickaway HELPS’ Kids on Campus program, taking place June 5-9 and June 12-16. The deadline to register has been extended to May 26 and more information can be found at www.pickawayhelps.org/images/stories/2017_KidsOnCampusBrochure.pdf.

The Pickaway County District Public Library will start registration May 30 for its summer reading program, open to youth 6 and older. In addition to reading books, the library schedules a craft activity at 1 p.m. each Monday and a special presenter at 1 p.m. each Wednesday. More information is available at the library or on its Web site: http://pickawaylib.org/.

At the Pickaway County Family YMCA, youth can take part in several camps, beginning June 5.

A summer preschool is available to 3- to 4-year olds; a Kiddie Camp is for children age 5 who are entering kindergarten; Summer Fun Club is for children in first through eighth grades  (up to age 14); and Camp Can Do is for children and young adults with disabilities (up to age 21).

Additionally, the YMCA offers free summer lunches for any child age 18 and younger.

For more information, call the YMCA at (740) 477-1661.

Ty Ankrom is superintendent of the Pickaway County Educational Service Center.


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
2017 Franklin B. Walter Award winner
Alexa Long, a senior at Circleville High School, was selected as the 2017 Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award recipient.
Read about Alexa 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.  

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