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.
 
 
Student News
2018 Franklin B. Walter Award winner
Photo of Jeffrey Robb
 
Jeffrey Robb, a senior at Logan Elm High School, was selected as the 2018 Pickaway County ESC Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award recipient.
 
To read about Jeffrey, click here.
From the Superintendent
What I Think... by Ty Ankrom
What I Think... by Ty Ankrom

Last week, I wrote about Kids on Campus, a summer-enrichment program that provides first- through fourth-graders an opportunity to improve their math, music, science, technology or visual arts skills through hands-on learning activities.

 

I love the concept of hands-on learning. I love more when kids learn without realizing it.

 

An article in the April 26 issue of The Atlanticaddresses the important learning that children gain when they are engaged in playing outside.

 

“Give young kids the opportunities to engage in hours of free, unstructured play in the natural world, and they develop just as organically as any other creature,” writes Conor Williams. “They learn creativity as they explore and engage with complex ecological systems — and imaging new worlds of their own.”

 

But this need for embracing nature isn’t limited to young children. Adults need to take a page from those who advocate for embracing nature as a classroom.

 

“Today’s kids are growing up at a moment when American childhood—like much of American life—is increasingly indoors and technologically enhanced. Families spend more time indoors and on screens,” Williams writes.

 

Tied to the sedentary lifestyle of today’s young people is that while childhood obesity has declined, it is still an American epidemic. More than 12 million U.S. children are obese — that is one of every six children (https://stateofobesity.org/childhood-obesity-trends/).

 

What can we do?

 

We can unplug. We can disconnect. We can model the behavior we want our young people to emulate.

 

I write this knowing that I, too, need to take a break from technology and enjoy nature. (Especially in Ohio, when it’s much too cold for my liking about six months of the year.)

 

So as summer vacation draws ever so near (yea!), make a vow to disconnect from technology and reconnect with nature, family and fun.

 

Fall will be here before we know it. So have a great summer!


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.
 
 
ESC News and Updates
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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 image 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 as well as registration information, click on the "Downloads / Links" tab.  Then,  look for the links to the two universities under the "Educational Websites" section. 
 
Satisfaction Surveys Demonstrate Steady Improvement of Services
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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
PCESC Governing Board
Tue Sep 11 2018
PCESC Governing Board
Tue Oct 9 2018
PCESC Governing Board
Tue Nov 13 2018
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Tue Dec 11 2018
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Pickaway County ESC
2050 Stoneridge Drive
Circleville, OH 43113

Call 740.474.7529