Schools

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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Two New School-Based Health Centers To Benefit From ODH Contracts

5 Mar , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse; State of Ohio Press Release

Governor Mike DeWine today announced that $25.9 million will be awarded for 136 new or expanded School-Based Health Centers throughout Ohio.

“Studies have shown that health and wellness are interconnected,” said Governor DeWine. “A student who is not healthy or who is chronically absent is not able to achieve their full potential. These partnerships between healthcare providers and schools supports the whole child and ensures that every child may realize their full potential.”

The Ohio Department of Health is awarding 15 contracts, totaling $25,910,983, to create 29 new School-Based Health Centers and expand services in 107 existing School-Based Health Centers.

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Middle School Academic Challenge Held

6 Feb , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Students in 4th through 8th grade kicked off the Mid Ohio Educational Service Center Academic Challenge season last month with meets on January 12th, 13th, 26th and 27.  Students compete as teams, answering questions about a wide range of topics including literature, fine arts, geography, history, math, and science.

Academic Challenge Coordinator Leanna Ferreira said, “So many coaches, students, and parents expressed their excitement to be back to in-person tournaments! The students brought this same excitement to the building as they competitively interacted, bringing even more fun to this event.”

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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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Time Running Out To Apply For District 5 Scholarship

29 Jan , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

You or your family member has until Monday to apply for a college scholarship.

The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. has announced the availability of three scholarships for individuals pursuing higher education or classes benefitting the field of aging. These scholarships are made possible through the generous contributions by our sponsors at the Annual Meeting of the Area Agency on Aging each year.
Scholarship award amount as determined by the Board of Trustees for the Academic Year of 2021/2022: More…

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Renaissance To Present Virtual Writing Showcase

12 Jun , 2020  

The Renaissance Education Department will host its ninth annual MindSprouts Creative Writing Showcase on Saturday, June 20 at 7:00 PM. The event is free and open to the public via the Renaissance YouTube channel and FaceBook page. A variety of student writing will be presented in Readers’ Theatre adaptations of short stories, poems, and plays that were submitted to the MindSprouts 2020 Creative Writing Contest.

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OSUM Professor‘s Study Abroad Initiative Receives Grant

14 Nov , 2019  

Developing a global mindset through education, teaching and learning is key to the contribution of sustainability and resilience for our world.

The Sustainability Institute of The Ohio State University has awarded two grants to faculty-led education abroad programs that incorporate sustainability concepts. These grants will financially support summer of 2020 education abroad experiences by lowering the student participant program fee. More…

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Ohio Receives Large Literacy Grants

20 Oct , 2019  

The Ohio Department of Education has announced that it has been awarded two competitive grants by the U.S. Department of Education — for a combined total of $43,200,000. These grants focus on improving student literacy from birth through grade 12.

The Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant provides funding to establish model literacy sites across Ohio in preschools and elementary, middle and high schools. The model sites will concentrate on implementing practices consistent with Ohio’s Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement. The grant also will support professional learning and coaching. More…

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Mansfield Schools Free Lunches For Students Program To Continue

23 Jun , 2019  

A program that permitted Mansfield City Schools to serve free lunches to all students during the 2018-2019 school year, regardless of family income, proved to be a win for both students and the district.

Food service manager Lauren Moran said district cafeterias served an average of 2,500 lunches each day, an increase of about 150 over last year. Not only did more students each lunch, the district received an additional $200,000 in federal lunch reimbursement, more than offsetting the additional costs. More…

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