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

With most of the county schools back in session, another summer break has ended. For the speech language pathologists who spent a month of the summer working with children, their summers may have seemed even shorter.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays in July, Julie Wolfe, Bethany McFerin and Sara Christ worked with about 50 children at the Head Start building providing a summer speech clinic. While the clinic was open to children and youth ranging from 3 to 13, therapists primarily worked with 3- to 6-year-olds.

Julie and Bethany said that while the eight sessions aren’t enough to see progress in “leaps and bounds,” they do keep children learning.

“Offering extra help with students’ speech and language disorders over the summer allows them to keep up with their progress heading into the next school year,” Bethany said.

Bethany said a perk of the clinic is seeing a child’s progress.

“When I get to see the imaginary light bulb go off over their heads (because) they realize that they’ve made progress” was Bethany’s favorite part of the clinic.

For Julie, being able to connect with parents is a high point.

“Because parents are responsible for transportation, it provides us with the opportunity to share the session activities or outcomes with them face to face. This is a chance to share suggestions or cues we have used during the therapy sessions with the families,” Julie said.

Bethany said another benefit of connecting with parents is getting their feedback.

The ESC is able to provide the clinic through a partnership with Hands for the Disabled and the four county school districts.

Parents or guardians who would like their child to take part in next year’s summer clinic can contact the ESC at (740) 474-7529 or the speech pathologist at their child’s school.

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

Past columns
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.
 
See the most recent edition here.
 
 
Family & Children First Council
Student News
2015 Franklin B. Walter Award winner
Sydnee Roese, a Teays Valley senior, was selected as the 2015 Franklin B. Walter Award recipient.
 
To read about Sydnee, 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:

http://www.standupforohiopublicschools.org/volcano-lesson-offers-lava-fun-at-science-fair/
 
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.  
2014-2015 Master Teachers
Pickaway County ESC is proud of the teachers who met the criteria to become Master Teachers. To be designated as a Master Teacher, eligible educators must achieve exemplary scores in the categories of Leadership, Collaboration, Teaching, and Continued Professional Growth.  
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 Sep 15 2015
Governing Board meeting
Tue Oct 13 2015
Governing Board meeting
Tue Nov 17 2015
Governing Board meeting
Tue Dec 8 2015
Calendar
HOME        ESC NEWS        DIRECTORY        SERVICES        CALENDAR        GOVERNING BOARD        DOWNLOADS & LINKS
Quick-Edit Login