Dear ESCWR Staff and Schools, Congratulations to our students, families, and staff for completing another successful school year. We have had a great deal to celebrate as well as many challenges and hurdles to problem solve along the way. I am proud of our students and schools for their accomplishments this past school year. I cannot thank our staff enough for their hard work and dedication to our students in Geauga and Lake Counties and beyond. Please have a wonderful summer and enjoy amazing memories with family and friends. I hope all of you have an opportunity to relax and rejuvenate. Your deserve it! I look forward to the next school year and continuing to enhance our amazing programs and services for students. In closing, I want to thank our Governing Board of Education, staff and school leaders for all you do daily to support the ESCWR and our programs/services. Best Always,Jennifer FelkerSuperintendent
Posted Friday, June 11, 2021
We have scheduled an OTES 2.0 Bridge Training online, starting on June 16th through June 29th. The Ohio Teacher Evaluation System 2.0 Bridge Training is required for existing OTES 1.0 credentialed evaluators to address shifts with OTES 2.0. Bridge Training is a pathway that leads to OTES 2.0 re-credentialing. Upon completion of the OTES 2.0 Bridge Training evaluators (participants) may re-credential through the new on-line credentialing system. The OTES 2.0 Bridge Training will provide a better understanding of the OTES 2.0 Framework and Model, allow practice of skills and allow for sharing of resources and best practices in educator evaluation. The last day to register is Monday, June 14th. Registration must be completed through your STARS dashboard. It is important that your email address is up to date in your OHIO ID Portal. All communications will be sent to the email address that is associated with your account. Click here to register.
Posted Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Our Intervention Specialist, Bruce Cline and our Transition to Work Coordinator, Mandi Baggett have been awarded the Franklin B. Walter Outstanding Educator Award through the State Support Team 4! The Franklin B. Walter Award is awarded to educators who have made extraordinary contributions to the education of students with disabilities. Bruce goes above and beyond to create project based learning opportunities for his students that engage and challenge their minds. Mandi goes the extra mile providing transition services to students and teachers throughout Geauga and Lake county schools. We are very proud of both of our educators and we are happy to have Bruce and Mandi on our team!
Posted Thursday, June 3, 2021
This summer help your student improve their academic success with our ESCWR Summer Sidekicks Enrichment Programs! Additionally, if your student is enrolled in summer school and is struggling with their assignments, we can help with our Summer School Tutoring Program! These programs are offered at no cost and are available Tuesday's and Thursday's from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. through July! For additional information please click the "More +" button in the bottom right hand corner.
Posted Wednesday, May 26, 2021
The Geauga County Maple Leaf wrote an article about our STARS classroom at West Geauga High School! Our STARS program provides educational services to school-aged students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, in an academic environment that fosters, acceptance, independence and success. Mrs. DeMuch's STARS class at West Geauga High School collected essential items for The City Mission, a Cleveland nonprofit organization that help people in crisis. Please click here to read the article on line, or click on the link to view a hard copy of the full article; 2021_03_25 STARS Artice.pdf
Posted Tuesday, May 25, 2021
The national, non-profit School Nutrition Association (SNA) has named Kelly Minnick, SNS, director of nutrition services for the Educational Service Center of the Western Reserve, the Mideast regional Director of the Year. The award recognizes the extraordinary contributions of school nutrition directors who manage effective school meal programs providing healthy, appetizing meals to students. A little more than a year since COVID-19 created new logistical challenges for school nutrition directors, SNA continues to applaud the dedication, ingenuity and compassion shown by its members who have excelled in keeping students fed during the pandemic.
Posted Monday, May 10, 2021