Stories tagged with: Muskingum valley educational service center

June 14, 2016 - 3:29pm
5 weeks 4 days ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio- Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center is looking for ways to keep money in classrooms.

MVESC Superintend David Branch said they've received the "Straight A Grant" for more than a million dollars in 2014 in cooperation and collaboration with three other Educational Service Centers in southeast central Ohio.

"The grant has several legs to it around the idea of improving inefficiencies working together collaboratively and saving school...

February 8, 2016 - 3:53pm
23 weeks 5 days ago

The Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center is trying out a grant project that will make your kids safer.

The project is called Z Pass which is designed to enhance child safety. Students are given a card that records what time they get on and off the school bus. Parents are notified via text or email each time that happens along with the location.

"We use that information not only for the safety feature for the student. But we use that information to help us understand...

August 10, 2015 - 4:14pm
49 weeks 5 days ago

With most schools starting back up at the end of the month, the Muskingum Valley Administrators met to honor exemplary teachers Monday. 

Sixteen teachers received a stipend and an award in recognition of their work furthering the education of young kids. It happened during the Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center Administrators breakfast.

One of the teachers who received the award is Mary Beth Hickerson. After 36 years at Morgan Elementary, she retired at the end of...

March 8, 2013 - 6:41pm
3 years 19 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center is bracing for what could mean drastic cuts to its funding.

Under the Governor Kasich's biennium budget Superintendent David Branch said their funding will go from $1.8 billion to $640,000 a 66 percent drop.

Currently, the ESC helps provide a variety of services like psychologists, occupational therapists and pre-school classrooms to school districts in five counties. Funding cuts mean a higher cost to districts and cuts to services...

June 5, 2012 - 5:19pm
4 years 7 weeks ago

School officials took part in a class to better prepare their school s in handling violence.

Local administrators spent the last two days learning how to deal with the problem through a program called "ALICE" -- or Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate.

David Branch of the Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center said after the recent events that unfolded at Chardon High School earlier this year, administrators expressed interest in a workshop that would give...

March 21, 2012 - 8:36pm
4 years 17 weeks ago

Wednesday was the 23rd Annual Student Leadership Recognition Ceremony at Ohio University Zanesville.

The Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center awarded three area seniors with $1000 scholarships in memory of Susan Mahoney. The three recipients were chosen because of their creative writing talent.

Also honored were seniors from the 14 M.V.E.S.C school districts, who were finalists for the Franklin B. Walter All Scholastic Award. Those students all showed strong academic...

January 5, 2012 - 1:40pm
4 years 28 weeks ago

The merging of two Education Service Centers will provide a number of benefits to local school districts.

The Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center and the Perry-Hocking Educational Service Center officially merged as of the first of the year.

"The one thing that we really looked at in the merger process was how can we provide more services at a cheaper rate then what we're currently doing, or what school districts are able to do with boys and girls and teaching staff...

December 3, 2011 - 9:20pm
4 years 33 weeks ago

Nothing seems to bring in the holiday spirit faster than music, Saturday it could be heard county-wide.

Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center brought together six area high school choirs for their annual holiday concert. Nearly 400 students from John Glenn, Maysville, Philo, Tri-Valley, West Muskingum and Zanesville High School performed at Secrest Auditorium in Zanesville. Superintendent Dr. Richard Murray said the experience is more than just a way to bring in the holidays...

July 5, 2011 - 4:26pm
5 years 2 weeks ago

 A push to better the future will combine educational service centers in our area.

After 40 years working in education, Superintendent of Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center, Richard Murray will be looking towards retiring. His retirement will come at a time when legislation is pushing towards a shared service model which supports a merger of the Muskingum Valley and the Perry Hocking Educational Service Centers.

"Again, it just fits in the whole concept of the...

January 31, 2011 - 12:43pm
5 years 25 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center hopes a mix of creativity and technology will help students experiences in the classroom.

Monday, 60 teachers from area schools took part in a seminar that promotes creating a classroom where students can expand out of the normal lectures to a learning environment that is more hands on and exciting.

"As we think about our students and the future jobs they are going to take with emphasis on the 21st Century, problem solving and...

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