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
What I Think... by Ty Ankrom

As an adult, it’s common to look back at things in your past and wonder, “what if?”

For example, as a child, I took piano lessons for six years.

Just as I started learning enough to play something interesting, I stopped the lessons because sports in junior high school overtook my time and interest.

Now I wish I’d made time for both. 

I started thinking about this when I saw that March is Music in Our Schools Month.

The observance started in 1973 in New York as a single day and over the years has expanded, growing to a monthlong celebration in 1985, according to the National Association for Music Education .

Studies have shown that people who study music perform better in academic areas.

The Arts Education Partnership reviewed research and reported in 2011 “that music education equips students with the foundational abilities to learn, to achieve in other core academic subjects, and to develop the capacities, skills and knowledge essential for lifelong success.”

According to the report, music education prepares students to learn by enhancing fine motor skills; preparing the brain for achievement; fostering superior working memory; and cultivating better thinking skills.

In addition it aids students academic achievement by improving recall and retention of verbal information; advancing math achievement; boosting reading and English language arts skills; and improving average SAT scores.

Read the full report at www.aep-arts.org/wp-contenthttp://filecabinet2.eschoolview.com/Music-Matters.pdf.

The NAFME offers suggestions on how to celebrate the month at https://nafme.org/programs/miosm/celebrate-music-schools-months/.

Several lesson plans that connect with music education and appreciation can be found at www.readwritethink.org; type “music education” in the search field.

Other lesson plans can be found at www.teach-nology.com/teachers/lesson_plans/music/.

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
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
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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:

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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. 
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Directions to Pickaway County ESC

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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 Apr 10 2018
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Tue May 8 2018
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