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Pioneer holds National Technical Honor Society induction

SHELBY – The Pioneer Career and Technology Center recently inducted 17 students into the Pioneer CTC chapter of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS).

The new inductees 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., medical assistance), 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 student organization career techniques, civic or service organization, or other activity beyond the school day, as well as attendance and discipline requirements. Pioneer’s NTHS Chapter has several service projects it works on each year.

For more than 30 years, the NTHS has been the recognized leader in recognizing outstanding student achievement in vocational and technical education. Through Pioneer’s Strategic Planning Committee, the recommendation was made to establish an NTHS Chapter. Pioneer’s first NTHS induction was in 2019 as part of its 50th anniversary celebration.

GOAL Digital Academy launches PBIS initiative

The GOAL Digital Academy Positive Behavioral Supports and Interventions (PBIS) team has launched a school-wide initiative to engage students at all academic levels. GOAL has recently refocused on PBIS due to two influences: the ODE Department of Special Education’s focus on PBIS for all special education students and a pilot school grant from the ODE. Ohio School Wellness Initiative.

First level supports are those that are available to each enrolled student and their family. Current incentives include “GOAL Gear” (T-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, hats, gloves, backpacks and water bottles) for homework and attendance completion, year-long lab events , clubs, group work, online office hours, live lessons and virtual sessions for academics, orientation, mentoring and therapy.

The PBIS team was created to guide, plan and implement additional efforts. GOAL’s theme and slogan “Be Kind, Be Engaged, Take Action” will be carried throughout the marketing strategy and will encourage students to choose integrity in all they do by making smart choices, working hard and doing the right thing no matter what. Each learning lab received posters, implementation videos to use online and in person, and wristbands with the label’s slogan were given out to staff members to pass out when they shadowed a student adopt positive behaviors.

The team has implemented a “student of the month program” in which elementary, middle and high school students are recognized for their behavioral achievements that align with the PBIS initiative, not just their grades or attendance. These students are nominated by staff members.

Additionally, Tier 2 supports are augmented with the development of a Student Assistance Program (SAP) to improve student well-being with the implementation of universal mental health and well-being screening. -be in which students will be referred for further assessment, interventions and supports.

Richland Soil and Water Conservation District announces internship opportunity

The Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (Richland SWCD) is seeking a Communications Intern for the summer.

The Communications Intern will represent and support District and community events and programs, assist with event management, help communicate District events, programs and services, work with outside organizations and partners, take photos and videos, edit them 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.

Pay is $12 per hour and is funded by a grant from the Fran and Warren Rupp Advised Fund of the Richland County Foundation.

Please send a CV, cover letter, class schedule (if applicable) by April 15 to Richland SWCD, 1495 W. Longview Suite 205B, Mansfield 44906 or email [email protected] Include your work experience and level of education, including specific courses you have taken related to the position.

OhioHealth offers free screenings for dancers at the Richland Academy

OhioHealth physical therapists work with a dancer from the Richland Academy.

A team of physical therapists from OhioHealth recently visited the Richland Academy of the Arts to offer free Functional Movement Screenings (FMS) to senior dancers who attend 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 an assessment on how to improve their abilities in each of these areas. The screenings provided dancers at Richland Academy with an educational opportunity to learn more about their bodies and how to perform properly throughout training.

“The FMS analysis has been very informative for our dancers who train like professional athletes,” says Erin Wolford, dance instructor at Richland Academy.

Governor Appoints North Central State College Board of Trustees

COLUMBUS — Governor Mike DeWine 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 named Ashland’s Kristin Nicole Aspin to the NCSC Board of Directors for a term beginning March 25 and ending January 16, 2024.

These were among 19 appointments to various college and state boards and commissions recently announced by the governor’s office.