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Latest News
Employment Opportunities
 We are looking to fill several positions for the upcoming school year.  To see current openings go to the Employment tab on the upper right hand corner. 

ESC Teacher Award

Dana Shardy, pictured above (R) with Kim Moritz from SST6, was selected as the regional winner of the Franklin B. Walter Outstanding Educator Award!  This award is presented to one educator or team from each of Ohio’s sixteen State Support Team regions who have made extraordinary contributions to the education of students with disabilities.    
Help us in congratulating Dana for her achievements!

Students at Perry High School are enjoying their greenhouse.  Biology Teacher Ann Bassett and her class have been studying Hydroponics.  Students have been picking tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce and spinach.  The greenhouse was paid for thru the Extended Learning Grant coordinated by Allen County Educational Service Center.

5th/6th Grade Academic Quiz Bowls
The 35th Annual 5th and 6th Grade Academic Challenge meets were held at Shawnee Middle School in January and February, 2024. The final results of the Final Tournament held on February 12 are:
Fifth Grade
1st place - Shawnee Middle School coached by Kathleen Fickel
2nd place - St. Charles School coached by Jennifer Dickman
3rd place - Bluffton Middle School coached by Jackie Bourassa
Sixth Grade
1st place - Delphos St. John's School coached by Julie Neidert
              2nd place - Shawnee Middle School coached by Jennifer Vonderwell

3rd place - St. Charles School coached by Katie Sielschott
Congratulations to ALL participants!

ESC High Performing Award
The Allen County ESC has again received the High Performing ESC designation from the Ohio Department of Education.  A High Performing ESC has generated total cost savings of at least 5% for its school district for primary services secured from an ESC instead of another source.   
Ohio's Educational Service Centers (ESCs) provide schools and school districts with professional development, technology, support, planning, and administrative services that help improve student learning, enhance the quality of instruction, expand access to resources, and maximize operating/fiscal efficiencies.  

7th/8th Grade Quiz Bowl
The 35th Annual 7th/8th Grade Academic Challenge meets were held at Bath Middle School in September and October, 2023.  The final tournament was held on October 23, 2023.  The results of the final tournament are:
1st place - Spencerville Middle School coached by Christie Carter
2nd place - Bath Middle School coached by Adam Rohrbaugh
3rd place - Bluffton Middle School coached by Robin Ault

Congratulations to ALL participants!

MakerFest 2023
Recently the students from the ACESC Pathway to Success program attended MakerFest 2023.  This event enabled students to attend hands-on demonstrations with the goal of utilizing demonstrations to inspire area high school students to pursue career opportunities that exist in the region.

51 ESCS in the State of Ohio serve:
611 Districts
240,000 educators, and
1.7 million students.
Ohio's 51 educational service centers (ESCs) provide educational and operational support services to Ohio's school districts. ESCs provide schools with professional development, cost savings, staff development, staffing, grant funding and much more.
Ohio's Educational Service Centers (ESCs) are dedicated to providing school districts with professional development, support, planning, and administrative services that help improve student learning, enhance the quality of instruction, expand equitable access to resources and maximize operating and fiscal efficiencies.
The student is at the heart of everything we do!

Art Project

How Did the Students in Dawn Foland's Pathway to Success Program Do it?
Students cut the bottom off of water bottles, then they painted the inside of the bottles. When the paint dried, they cut the bottles to make them spiral. The teacher took embroidery thread and wrapped a wooden embroidery hoop.  They placed each cut bottle on the hoop with embroidery thread.  They measured how long the thread needed to be for each color. The last bottles they put on were the blue bottles on the outside of the sculpture.  Each color hangs a little lower and has fewer of that color. The sculpture is 7' long.

Lisa Coat's MD Classroom
Lisa Coat's MD classroom at Shawnee High School was selected as "Class of the Week" on WLIO TV.  The class won a Pizza Party from Fat Jack's Pizza.  Congratulations!

Vector Solutions (Safe Schools)
ACESC employees may apply for 10 CEUs for REQUIRED SafeSchools courses per 5-year license cycle.  Additionally, ACESC employees may apply for up to  5 CEUs per 5-year license cycle from the ELECTIVES courses. 

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Upcoming Events
                OFFICE HOURS

 Summer Office Hours
Beginning June 3 we will be open from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday and closed on Fridays. We will resume regular business hours beginning July 29, 2024.

Regular Office Hours: The Administrative Office is open from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday and 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Fridays.
 *During inclement weather check WLIO School Delays for possible closure/delays.
Wednesday, August 14, 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
ACESC Slabtown Road Conference Room

Career Teachers, Administrators, Counselors
Career Day Meeting
Thursday, August 15, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Contact Barbara Duval @ [email protected]
for more details

Attention Business and Community Leaders
 Allen, Mercer, and surrounding counties are seeking to join a statewide initiative of connected STEM Learning Ecosystems (SLEs). Mercer and Allen County ESCs are submitting an application for a new West Central Ohio Ecosystem to represent area schools build connections among K-12, higher education, post-secondary education, business and industry, government, out-of-school time providers, philanthropy and others to create meaningful learning experiences for students that connect to Ohio's workforce needs of today and tomorrow!
There are currently 5 STEM Learning Ecosystems across the state with a maximum of 7 additional
proposals selected through the application process. Currently there are no ecosystems in Northwest Ohio. STEM education is about so much more than the disciplines and content. The goal of STEM is to foster intellectual, entrepreneurial, and technical talent through design thinking. Read more about 
You are invited to a stakeholder meeting of education, community, and business representatives where we will discuss the needs in our area and plans for the future.

For more information contact:

Barbara Duval
[email protected]
419.222.1836, ext. 204
Student Opportunities to Advance Readiness, SOAR with STEM of West Central Ohio

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