Pioneer celebrates the induction of the National Technical Honor Society
SHELBY — Pioneer Career and Technology Center recently inducted 17 students into the Pioneer CTC chapter of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS).
The new members are Graham Geissman (Buckeye Central HS, Sr., Masonry), Kati Hayes (Lexington HS, Sr., Horticulture), Susana Olvera (Willard HS, Sr., Medical Technologies), Maxwell Aichholz (Buckeye Central HS, Jr. . ., Masonry), Leah Blay (Ontario HS, Jr., Electrical Equipment), Marysol Cuevas (Willard HS, Jr., Healthcare), Marivella Davila (Willard HS, Jr., Medical Technologies), Abby Del Angel (Willard HS, Jr., medtech), Kamryn Gill (Lexington HS, Jr., performing arts), Jazmine Jaeckin (Willard HS, Jr., welding), Kaylan Lamb (Lexington HS, Jr., medtech), Wesley Madison ( South Central HS, Jr., Precision Machining), Grace Miller (Lexington HS, Jr., Medical Technologies), Reagan Mundy (Lexington HS, Jr., Medical Assisting), Belicia Salas (Ontario HS, Jr., Dental Assisting) , Audrey Spearman (Ontario HS, Jr., Graphic Arts), Alexandria Stollings (Crestview HS, Jr., Culinary Arts).
Membership requirements include being a full-time Pioneer student, an overall GPA of 3.25 or higher and a GPA of 4.0 or higher in your career technology lab, being active in at least one Career Technical Student Organization, civic or service or other activity beyond the school day, as well as attendance and discipline requirements. The Pioneer NTHS chapter has several service projects that they work on each year.
For more than 30 years, NTHS has been the recognized leader in recognizing outstanding student achievement in career and technical education. Through the Pioneer Strategic Planning Committee, a recommendation was made to create an NTHS chapter. Pioneer’s first NTHS induction was held in 2019 as part of its 50th anniversary celebration.
GOAL Digital Academy launches PBIS initiative
The GOAL Digital Academy Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) team has launched a school-wide initiative to engage students at all academic levels. GOAL has recently refocused on PBIS as a result of two influences: the ODE Department of Special Education’s emphasis on PBIS for all special education students and an Ohio School Wellness Initiative Pilot School Grant.
Tier One supports are those that are available to all enrolled students and their families. Current incentives include “GOAL gear” (t-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, hats, gloves, backpacks, and water bottles) for assignment completion and attendance, lab events throughout the year, clubs, group work, hours online office, live lessons, and virtual sessions for academics, guidance, tutoring, and therapy.
The PBIS team has been created to guide, plan and implement additional efforts. The GOAL motto and tagline “Be Kind, Commit, Act” will be echoed throughout the marketing strategy and will encourage students to choose integrity in all they do by making smart decisions, working hard, and doing the right thing, pass whatever happens. Each learning lab has been provided with posters, implementation videos for use online and in person, and tagline bracelets have been distributed for staff members to hand out when they observe a student engaging in positive behaviors.
The team has implemented a “Student of the Month Program” in which elementary, middle and high school students are recognized for behavioral achievements that align with the PBIS initiative, not just grades or attendance. These students are nominated by staff members.
Additionally, Tier 2 supports are being increased with the development of a Student Assistance Program (SAP) to increase student wellness with the implementation of a universal Mental Health and Wellness Screening in which students will be referred for assessments. , interventions and additional supports.
Richland Soil and Water Conservation District Announces Intern Opportunity
The Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (Richland SWCD) is seeking a Communications Intern for the summer.
The Communications Intern will represent and assist with district and community events and programs, assist with event management, assist with communication of district events, programs, and services, work with outside organizations and partners, take photos and videos, will edit and share them. The ideal candidate will be outgoing and friendly with computer skills. The full job description is available at richlandswcd.net/get-involved/internships.
Compensation is $12 per hour and is funded through a grant through the Fran and Warren Rupp Advised Fund of the Richland County Foundation.
Submit resume, cover letter, class schedule (if applicable) by April 15 to Richland SWCD, 1495 W. Longview Suite 205B, Mansfield 44906 or email Contact@richlandswcd.net. Include your work experience and level of education, including any specific courses you have taken in relation to the position.
OhioHealth offers free screenings for Richland Academy dancers
A team of physical therapists from OhioHealth recently visited the Richland Academy of the Arts to offer free Functional Movement Assessments (FMS) to top-level dancers participating in the academy’s programs.
The Functional Movement Screen offers an analysis of an individual’s movement patterns, strength, and flexibility. Each dancer was offered a personalized plan and assessment on ways to improve her abilities within each of these areas. The screenings offered Richland Academy dancers an educational opportunity to learn more about their bodies and how to work properly through training.
“The FMS analysis was very educational for our dancers who train like professional athletes,” says Erin Wolford, dance instructor at Richland Academy.
The governor makes the appointments of the North Central State University Board
COLUMBUS — Governor Mike DeWine has reappointed Mark Eugene Masters of Lucas to the North Central State College Board of Trustees for a term beginning March 16 and ending January 16, 2025.
DeWine also appointed Kristin Nicole Aspin of Ashland to the NCSC Board of Trustees for a term beginning March 25 and ending January 16, 2024.
These were among 19 appointments to various state and university boards and commissions recently announced by the Governor’s office.