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MOESC Now Hiring Substitutes for 2022/2023 School Year

17 Aug , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

As the start of the school year approaches, the need for substitute teachers is great. Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center is looking for substitute teachers to work in a number of area school districts. 

Steve Earnest, Mid-Ohio ESC Executive Director, said substitute teachers play a vital role in the education of our children. “When a substitute teacher can’t be found, schools will often ask full-time teachers to give up their planning hour in order to fill in. This has a negative effect on the teacher’s ability to plan their class effectively, ultimately affecting students as well. Substitute teachers step in and lighten that load while ensuring that each student receives quality instruction while their formal teacher is away.”

HB 583 allows districts the flexibility to use substitute teachers with either an associate degree or high school diploma.

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All About Richland

SPARC Awarded ODE Grant For Career Development

1 Jun , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio Department of Education has awarded $89 million in Summer Learning and Afterschool Opportunities Grants to 161 community-based partners. The Department received more than 700 applications from across the state.

Locally. $1.9 million was awarded in a two-year grant to SPARC, who will implement the READY FOR HIRE program, starting this summer, with fiscal oversight from Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center.

READY FOR HIRE will empower and enhance resilient, inquisitive learners with keen interests in their intended career field through work-based learning experiences. The purpose of the program is to impact students who have experienced disruptions to learning exacerbated by the pandemic through focused career readiness and social emotional learning programming that will increase career/college readiness so that students will be prepared for success after high school. Educational partners from Richland, Crawford and Morrow Counties will take part.

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MOESC Awarded Adolescent Literacy Specialist Grant

22 Apr , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center Board of Governors met on Wednesday, April 20 for their monthly meeting and voted to accept a grant from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). The $277,775 competitive grant from ODE is to hire, house, and collaborate with the newly-created state position of Regional Adolescent Literacy Specialist. 

Only four of these major grants were awarded to ESCs in Ohio with Mid-Ohio being one to serve a quarter of the state cross-regionally.This award brings an exciting addition to Mid-Ohio’s reach in the state. The new state role will serve as the conduit from ODE to Mid-Ohio’s state quadrant, including Mid-Ohio’s client and member districts. 

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MOESC Hosting Artapolooza Fine Arts Festival

8 Mar , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center is hosting its annual Artapolooza fine arts festival. This year it will take place on April 2 through the 6 and will be held at the Mid-Ohio Conference Center at 890 W. Fourth Street in Mansfield.

“This event is one of the biggest that we host at Mid-Ohio.” stated Jennifer Pennell, Mid-Ohio ESC Gifted Education Consultant and coordinator of the event. “We plan to display over 500 student-made works!” The gallery will be open on Saturday, April 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday, April 3rd, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The gallery will also be open during the week on Monday, April 4th  through Wednesday, April 6th from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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MOESC Looks To Expand Services, Bring In Esports

21 Feb , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Mid-Ohio ESC Board of Governors held their February regular meeting on Wednesday, February 16. Superintendent Kevin D. Kimmel provided the Mid-Ohio Board of Governors a plan to expand and enhance services by utilizing grant funds from the Governors Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund in order to provide extended learning opportunities to Mid-Ohio ESC client districts.

Mid-Ohio ESC was recently awarded over $1 million in funding that will support the creation of new positions and programming. One of these areas deals with the new dyslexia professional development and screening requirements for school districts. In response to these new requirements, Mid-Ohio ESC will be hiring a literacy and dyslexia specialist to serve as an educational consultant on the Teaching & Learning team.

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MOESC Grows Again

24 May , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center in Mansfield has welcomed the Mt. Gilead School District as a member district.

The Mid-Ohio ESC Board of Governors voted unanimously to accept their petition of membership at their regular meeting on May 19th. Mt. Gilead’s membership will commence on July 1, 2021.

Board President Dick Prater said, “On behalf of the Mid-Ohio ESC Board of Governors, I can say that we are thrilled to partner with Mt. Gilead Schools and welcome them to the Mid-Ohio family. We look forward to providing our comprehensive educational services for staff and students that will meet or exceed their expectations. We also hope they will share their best practices and success stories to make our network of districts even stronger as we move closer to the post-COVID era.” More…

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MOESC Awarded COVID-Related Grant

30 Apr , 2021  

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center, in partnership with North Central State College and Pioneer CTC, has been awarded a FAFSA21 Funding Opportunities Grant through the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) as part of the allocation of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Funds provided to the state from the US Department of Education as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”). The award shall be used to support activities related to completing the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) for Ohio high school students. More…

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All About Richland

Virtual Job Fair Coming

7 Apr , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center, in partnership with GOAL Digital Academy, is pleased to announce a virtual job fair that will take place on April 16 from 9 AM until noon.The virtual job fair will allow participants to visit one location to learn about the many job opportunities available in area school districts for the 2021-2022 school year.

Registration is open now at this link, and will close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, April 14th. Interested participants must live in Ohio and be licensed or able to be licensed in Ohio to attend. The meeting Zoom link will be emailed to each registered candidate on the evening of Thursday, April 15th and again the morning of Friday, April 16.

Participants will attend the overview session from 9:00 – 10:00 am to learn about current job openings at area school districts. During the overview session, they will be able to schedule a time slot to talk with the school representative of their choice. More…

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Artapalooza Fine Arts Festival Through Wednesday

22 Mar , 2021  

Mid-Ohio Conference Center

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center is holding its annual Artapolooza Fine Arts Festival through this Wednesday at the MOESC Conference Center at 890 W. Fourth Street in Mansfield.

The gallery will be open from Monday, March 22 through Wednesday, March 24 from 8 AM to 7 PM. Masks and social distancing will be required.

The art awards presentation will be done virtually. A slideshow presentation and gallery walk will be available to view on Mid-Ohio ESC’s website at the conclusion of the event. More…

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Schools

MOESC Closing Out Successful Experience With Reading Grant

13 Dec , 2020  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Supporting early readers at home by providing tools for parents is an ongoing part of the Striving Readers Grant, which is in its final year.

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center initially received the $1.2 million Striving Readers Grant (SRG) in 2018 and has continued to provide evidence-based language and literacy teaching and learning for all learners from birth through grade 12. Three of the five initial participating districts remain in the grant’s final year: Buckeye Central, Highland and Plymouth.

Aligned to Ohio’s comprehensive literacy plan, Mid-Ohio’s SRG Team has been working to promote proficiency in reading, writing and communication for all learners, driven by scientific research. The grant assists districts in their existing efforts to implement data-based, differentiated and evidence-based practices in literacy. More…

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All About Richland

Parent To Parent Meeting Focuses On Special Needs Parenting

7 Oct , 2020  

Parents of children with special needs, whether they are young or grown, are one of the best sources of information and emotional support for other parents of children with special needs. By virtue of having “been there,”  a unique bonding occurs between parents, establishing an almost immediate rapport and sharing of common feelings and experiences.

To help those looking to connect with a group of parents who are on the same journey, Sally Stigall, Parent Peer Support at Richland Newhope and the Parent Mentor Team from Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center, Cindy Wrobleski and Lindsey Schonauer-Howard, are collaborating to host Parent to Parent on October 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at MOESC. This is an informal gathering where parents can talk with parents who have been on the journey for years and years, sharing information, resources, and strategies in an atmosphere of acceptance. Social distancing guidelines will be observed. More…

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