Schools

Artwork From Mexico On Display At OSUM

24 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse, OSUM

Selections from The Ohio State University at Mansfield’s permanent art collection will be on view at the Pearl Conard Art Gallery on the OSUM campus through Wednesday, March 8.

The collection arrived in the early 1990s as a donation from Marion and Wynn Goodman of Mansfield. It includes beautiful works the Goodmans acquired during their frequent trips to Mexico by notable artists such as David Alfaro Siquieros, Pedro Friedeberg, Tina Villanueva, Jose Luis Cuevas, and Trinidad Osorio. 

The Gallery is open during the following hours:

More…

, , ,

Schools

Two North Central Ohio Community College Presidents Nominated For National Honor

21 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

Those centers of learning include two community colleges, including one here in Richland County. North Central State College and Marion Technical College provide excellent learning opportunities which are also affordable.

Now, that excellence has been recognized with the heads of both of those institutions being nominated for the CEO of the Year Award from the American Association of Community Colleges.

This award is party of the 2023 Awards of Excellence to be made by the AACC, awards which underscore the association’s priorities and brings national visibility to promising practices among its member colleges.

More…

, ,

Schools

Great Timing: As Interest Grows In Mansfield Schools, OHSAA Recognizes An Esports State Tournament

19 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

Gamers know well that timing is the key. Moves have to be made at just the right moment to score the maximum number of points or to defeat the monster in a “boss battle.”

Speaking of timing, at the same time that Mansfield City Schools is looking to create an esports experience for high school and possible middle school aged youth, the official association for high school sports in Ohio is making a major step in recognizing esports.

At a recent meeting of the Mansfield City Schools Board of Education, and as we shared in a post on January 17, the high school has seen the creation of an esports club and “…has had an overwhelming response and interest from middle school and high school students.” Our article continued, “This is an extra-curricular activity that appeals to a wide range of students, and for many their first extra-curricular interest. Mr. Boller sited several districts in the area that offer E-Sports and hopes to develop competitions between our area schools.”

More…

, , ,

Schools

Foundation Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

17 Jan , 2023  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Richland County Foundation has opened its college scholarship application period. It did so on December 19, two weeks earlier than in previous years.

New applicants including high school seniors must have at least a 2.5-grade point average (GPA), and returning applicants must have at least a 2.0 GPA, attend an accredited school, and be a resident of Richland County, or a graduate of a Richland County high school.

The deadline for college scholarship applications is April 1.

The Foundation Board of Trustees also awards career technical education (CTE) scholarships to individuals who want to obtain certifications and credentials at accredited technical institutions. The applications will be considered as they are received, and the award determinations will be made within eight weeks.

The scholarship will be sent directly to the school. These are not recurring scholarships so students must re-apply each year. College and CTE scholarships are based on financial need.

For more information visit the website at richlandcountyfoundation.org or contact Marth-May at 419- 525-3020 or [email protected]

, ,

Schools

Principal Talks About Possible New Clubs At Mansfield Senior

17 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

At the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Mansfield City Schools held on January 10, the Board heard a presentation by Mansfield Senior High School Principal Robert McQuate.

McQuate updated the Board on several aspects of the operations at Mansfield Senior. According to the District, this is what was shared:

Mr. McQuate addressed the board with an update regarding attendance and how they are trying to address the issue. He also shared that they are working with at-risk students, trying to identify what factors (attendance, academics or behavior) are putting the student at-risk and trying to focus on improvement in that specific area.

More…

, , ,

Schools

All Things “Block O”

12 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

Living in a community in the network of campuses of The Ohio State University, many Richland Countians are rabid supporters of Buckeye sports.

One tradition commonly associated with Buckeye football is ‘Block O,” a student organization at OSU that serves as the official cheering section. Founded in 1938, Block O has grown to become the largest student organization on the campus of the Ohio State University.

Block O is perhaps best known for occupying a section of seating at Ohio Stadium during home football games, leading cheers, and making designs using cards. A bit over 2,000 tickets are allotted to students to sit in this area; Block O itself has over 2,500 student members.

More…

, ,

Schools

Clear Fork Schools Join MOESC

11 Jan , 2023  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

 Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center has welcomed the Clear Fork Valley School District as a client district. Clear Fork Valley Schools Board of Education approved the move to Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center at their December 15, 2022, regular Board meeting.

The Mid-Ohio ESC Board of Governors voted unanimously to accept their petition of membership at their regular meeting on December 21, 2022. Clear Fork Valley Schools membership will commence on July 1, 2023.

MOESC Superintendent Kevin Kimmel said, “On behalf of the Mid-Ohio ESC Board of Governors and Directors, we would like to welcome Clear Fork Valley School District and we look forward to supporting their students and staff. Mid-Ohio ESC had previously served Clear Fork as a client district, and we welcome the opportunity to grow our partnership and to support the positive direction of the district.”

More…

, ,

Schools

Governor Signs Bill That Aims To Help Teacher Shortage In Ohio

9 Jan , 2023  

By Susan Tebben, Ohio Capital Journal

A bill signed Thursday by Gov. Mike DeWine could help with the teacher shortage being experienced statewide in Ohio.

House Bill 554, a bill authored by state Reps. Mary Lightbody, D-Westerville, and Adam Bird, R-New Richmond, was designed specifically to bring professionals in various fields back to their previous profession as teachers in order to lessen the load current teachers hold, which includes a lack of substitute teachers to fill in.

“(Previous) legislation that has been passed to temporarily alter the requirements for substitute teachers has eased some of the pressure on classroom teachers,” Lightbody testified before the House Primary and Secondary Education Committee. “But there are people in Ohio who left teaching to pursue other career choices and may be willing to return to our K-12 classrooms if the pathway were easier.”

More…

, ,

Schools

Buckeye Opportunity Program Helps Keep College Affordable At OSU

16 Dec , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse from The Ohio State University at Mansfield

As new Buckeyes are starting to receive their acceptance letters, The Ohio State University is reminding the incoming class of 2027 to take advantage of the university’s commitment to access and affordability.

One of the signature affordability programs at Ohio State is the Buckeye Opportunity Program. Launched in 2019, the program ensures that all eligible Ohio resident students on all campuses who qualify for a federal Pell Grant receive enough student financial aid beginning their first semester to cover the full cost of undergraduate tuition and mandatory fees.

Now, the university is reminding current and incoming students to take advantage of this and other financial aid programs. One of the first steps is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on time.

More…

,

Schools

OSU Mansfield Publishes 2022 Impact Report

13 Dec , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

The numbers, as they say, speak for themselves.

The Ohio State University’s Mansfield campus has a substantial impact on north central Ohio. This conclusion is clear based on the contents of the 2022 Impact Report recently published by OSUM.

Its publication was accompanied by a note from Interim OSUM Interim Dean and Director which reads as follows:

Dear Friends: FIRST AND FOREMOST, thank you for your ongoing support, advocacy, and work on behalf of The Ohio State University at Mansfield. I’m truly grateful for you, and for the many conversations both past and future.

More…

, , ,