Randy Chandler Friend In Education Picture with Richard Seas
Recognized at the Four County Board meeting 3/28/17

  • Organized meeting with stakeholder of the Summer Food Program in Adams County that resulted in establishing a plan to increase food distribution to kids
  • Organized North Adams Elementary after school Community Club that meets three days a week focused on personal development and tools needed for making healthy choices with life issues. The focus is on building, planning and developing self-esteem, learning about prevention, safety and social actions that effect lives and provide tools to help in making better choices.
  • Appointed to Adams County Job & Family Services planning committee
  • Organized a one day training workshop on Poverty Prevention
  • Helping to organize a collaboration between the school system, faith based organization and the business community to provide mentoring to high school students by utilize the Community Connector Grant
  • Organized meeting with stakeholder of the Summer Food Program in Adams County that resulted in establishing a plan to increase food distribution to kids
  • Organized North Adams Elementary after school Community Club that meets three days a week focused on personal development and tools needed for making healthy choices with life issues. The focus is on building, planning and developing self-esteem, learning about prevention, safety and social actions that effect lives and provide tools to help in making better choices.
  • Appointed to Adams County Job & Family Services planning committee
  • Organized a one day training workshop on Poverty Prevention
  • Helping to organize a collaboration between the school system, faith based organization and the business community to provide mentoring to high school students by utilize the Community Connector Grant
  • Working to organize an Adams County committee that will collaborate with a non-profit organization to provide housing and resources for Human Trafficking victims
  • Organized North Adams Elementary School Weekend Food Program that is currently feeding 60 kids
  • Lead organization of the Coalition for a Drug Free Adams County whose mission is connecting community, organizations and resources to prevent drug use, decrease harm and support recovery
  • Previous church youth leader for several years
  • Previously coached boys youth baseball and basketball
  • Previously coached girls youth softball and basketball
  • Previously Cub Master for West Union Boy Scouts

Junior High TAG "secret" shopping

On Friday, December 9th, Junior High TAG students from OVSD high schools had the pleasure of again helping Cece Hummel of Venture Productions in the annual Christmas Sharing program for youth in our county. The thirty-four student "secret" shoppers were each given Christmas shopping lists which included the amount of money to be spent for each recipient and some of the recipient's most wanted or needed items and wishes. It is always encouraging to watch the students’ labor carefully over choosing the best and most perfect gifts for each child they are shopping for. This is an excellent community service project and one TAG students have enjoyed doing for several years.

Trees to Textbooks Shares Revenue with Local Schools, Communities

Sixteen rural Ohio school districts and their corresponding counties and townships will share $2,038,898 from the sale of timber from Ohio’s state forests, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

Ferno Donates $2,500 to OVCTC

A global company collaborates with local tech center for workforce preparedness.

Wilmington, OH, September 22, 2016 - Femo, the global leader in emergency pre-hospital patient handling equipment, is pleased to announce their donation to the Ohio Valley Career Technical Center (OVCTC) for $2,500. The funds will be used to invest in new equipment and training materials.

OVCTC collaborates with regional companies to develop programs that provide their students with the marketable skills needed to be successful in the workplace. Femo has been one of these partners for nearly 15 years, and employs an average of 8 OVCTC graduates each year. Over the summer, OVCTC instructor, Roy Cooper, spent time at Femo's Wilmington campus identifying specific needs that will be integrated into existing programs. This fall, several Engineering students from OVCTC are planning a week-long internship at Femo to conduct equipment time studies. Femo is proud to continue their partnership with OVCTC to strengthen the workforce in the region.

Pictured (1-r): Greg Bailey, Doug Dodge, Roy Cooper, Jason Vesey

About Feroo-Washington:

Femo is the global leader in pre-hospital emergency care solutions serving emergency services, including EMS, fire rescue, mortuary, industrial safety and police. Femo exports to more than 150 countries and has partnered with EMS, safety and regulatory agencies, and customers globally to create a new vision for delivery of emergency care. The company employs a dedicated team of customer-focused industry experts who are ready to share that vision with you. For more information, visit www.FernoEMS.com.


Elementary teachers and administrators attend Reading Horizons Workshop

08/04/2016
During the two-day professional training, elementary educators learn the rationale behind the research based approach. Participants receive explicit instruction and hands-on practice with the key processes of the program. Reading Horizons logically and sequentially teaches the framework of phonics and decoding while simultaneously teaching handwriting, reading, spelling, grammar, pronunciation, listening, and thinking skills. Eighty-five elementary teachers and administrators participated in the Reading Horizons workshop offered in May and again in August.


Summer Career Experience Days

06/15/2016
Young students visit the Ohio Valley Career and Technical Center to experience hands on activities in the career labs.


OVCTC Senior Recognition Program

05/19/2016
Seniors from the Ohio Valley Career and Technical Center were recognized for their accomplishments on Thursday, May 19th, 2016.


OVCTC Students participate in Community Day 2016
Students from the Ohio Valley Career and Technical Center participated in a community service day. Several facilities in Adams County were cleaned, repaired and landscaped during the busy community day.


OVCTC Students renovate Administration Office
Students from the Ohio Valley Career and Technical Center are renovating the administration office. New walls are going up, old walls are coming down and doors are being moved. Stay tuned for photos of the finished product.