Congratulations to Celina Nickell for her 4th place finish in the 2nd Annual OHSWCA Girls’ State Tournament! Celina competed in the state wrestling tournament as a member of the West Union HS wrestling team. Celina is a Junior in the Health Careers Technology program at the OVCTC! Congratulations to Ms. Nickell on this awesome accomplishment!
This was a busy day to kick off National FFA Week! Thanks to C103 for assisting us with a live show to promote our school and the OVCTC FFA! Special thanks also goes to the Adams County Commissioners for proclaiming this as National FFA Week and taking time out of their day to get photos with some great FFA members!
The Adams County Ohio Valley School Board will meet in regular session this evening at 5pm. The meeting format has been changed from in person to virtual. You may watch it live on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_ST9J2wo5bHfn5ys3JlFNA
Congratulations to all of our OVCTC FFA public speakers who competed last night in the subdistrict virtual contest hosted by Georgetown HS. Hunter Johnson and Lindsay Mullins competed in the Advanced Prepared division and John Motts and Zander White in the extemporaneous division. Hunter and John both placed first overall and will be competing at district on Tuesday, February 23rd.
All Adams County Ohio Valley School buildings will be dismissing today at 11 am , February 10 2021. Due rapidly changing road conditions. High School and Elementary students will be bussed at the same time.
OVCTC Faculty Spotlight - February 10, 2021 Mr. Brad White is the Agricultural Mechanics and Industrial Power program instructor for the Ohio Valley Career and Technical. He and his wife Shannon have two sons, Zander (17) and Casen (14), who own and operate a beef cattle operation in southern Adams county. He chose to work at the CTC because of “how well you get to know the students.” Entering the classroom for Mr. White couldn’t have worked out better for him and his family. Outside of school he enjoys camping, working with cattle, and here recently 4 wheeler racing with his family. He loves the television show “MASH” and is willing to go out to eat anytime someone else is covering the bill. His late father plays a major role in his life. “He was a leader by example, he challenged me to do better by showing me. I was allowed to have ideas about situations, but many times his decision was carried out and was correct.” According to Mr. White the sharing/support that goes on amongst the staff for students is the reason to come to the CTC!
OVCTC Student Spotlight - Feb. 8, 2021 Dylan Malcom is a junior in the Auto Tech Program here at the CTC. He is the son of Robert and Brie Malcom from Peebles, Ohio. Auto is his favorite class, especially working in the labs to gain experience in order to obtain a job. His favorite television show is “The Office” and going out to eat at Fuji Steakhouse. When he isn’t at school he likes to go skateboarding. Dylan suggests coming to the CTC because of the time you get to spend in the labs of your programs. It is something different from your usual classes.
Find out more about our partnership with the Grit Project, providing employment planning guidance for students and job opportunities for adults. For more information on what GRIT does for our students and how it can help you find a job, visit https://www.ovsd.us/article/395014?org=ovsd
The Adams County Ohio Valley School District 2021 Spelling Bee will be streamed live on the district’s YouTube Channel, beginning at 6:30pm this evening. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hq5An01mJg
The Adams County Ohio Valley School District will be closed today February 1,, 2021 due to road conditions.
The ASE Entry level Maintenance and Light Repair test was taken on Tuesday! This will earn these automotive technology students nationally recognized industry credentials. Their instructor, Mr. Joe Palmer, is very proud of their hard work and focused study to pass these exams! Auto Tech Seniors pictured left to right; Gavin Bowen, Hunter Rudd, Levi Gilvin, Nicholas Hanson and Gary Bennington
The Adams County Ohio Valley School Board will meet in regular session this evening at 5pm. The meeting format has been changed from in person to virtual. You may watch it live on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9KHpstGXCc
The Ohio Valley CTC Culinary Arts program would like to thank Mr. Bob Glick of the Affinity Group for serving as today’s guest speaker during their lab. Mr. Glick is a graduate of The Ohio State University and the Culinary Institute of America. The Affinity Group is a food service and retail supermarket sales and marketing agency. Mr. Glick explained how he works with restaurants and supermarkets to bring in products that will make their businesses more successful.
Garde manger and knife skills are constantly practiced and developed by students in the OVCTC Culinary Arts program. Lathan Jones, a senior culinary student and Garde manger competitor, shares his knowledge and garde manger techniques with the junior culinary students. Lathan works full time and is on early placement. His passion for being a chef leads him to share his talents with his peers whenever possible.
Congratulations to OVCTC FFA top fruit sellers! First place is Ryan Shoemaker selling nearly $3000 in total, 2nd goes to Hunter Harris at approximately $1900 in sales, and third goes to Hunter Johnson at $1800 in sales! Congratulations to these three FFA Members on a job well done to help our chapter!
Early Childhood Education junior, Ronnie Slack, continues to wear his mask and use social distancing to safely work with 1st grade students from Mrs. Regenstein’s 1st grade classroom. Here he is shown working on weekly sight words to help students recognize these words that are frequently used in writing and reading. This is the last week he will be working with these students before moving to a new placement next week. As always thank your the cooperating teachers at WUES who allow our students these wonderful experiences.
The Adams County Ohio Valley School District Board of Education will hold a Special Board Meeting - Organizational Meeting to be held on Thursday, January 7, 2020@ 5:00pm. This meeting will be held Virtually. If anyone has any questions concerning the 2021 Tax Budget Hearing which will take place at this meeting, they are invited to email Mr. Switzer directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. The meeting will be streamed live on the districts You Tube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_ST9J2wo5bHfn5ys3JlFNA
The Adams County Ohio Valley School Board will meet in regular session this evening at 5pm. You may watch it live on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhTtk9rwcRQ
Seniors from our Early Childhood Education program met virtually last week with education director Becky Storer from Southern State Community College to discuss options for continuing their education after high school. Becky answered question about admissions, scholarships and registration. We appreciate her time to meet with those students during her busy schedule.
Covid 19 presents a few challenges for our schools but juniors in our Early Childhood Education program at the OVCTC are taking the opportunity to learn about alternative teaching styles that provide students with a safe environment while still providing them the instruction and guidance they need to grow. Last week juniors returned to West Union elementary to work in their assigned classrooms. As seen in the photos all ECE students are wearing masks and often use clear dividers to provide an extra layer of protection between them and the students they are working with. Our ECE students enjoy the time they spend in the classroom and were excited to return and see all of the students they work with daily.
Mr. Palmer has two students from the OVCTC Automotive Technology program busy on early placement at Barry’s Chevrolet and Buick. The students are working with professionals and learning the Automotive Technicians trade, no virtual training for them since all the work is hands on! Thank you for giving Remy Mcnown & Jonah Porterfield a chance in the real world!!
The OVCTC Ag Business program’s corn harvest wrapped up at the farm last week! The test plots were harvested and thanks to all of our seed companies involved in helping make it successful. Thanks to three students who have been able to get the crops gathered as well and to Joseph Crum and Crum trucking for hauling some of our grain. Thanks to the following seed specialists: Jason Gentry-Becks Hybrids, Ethan Howard - Channel, Dwayne Prather - Bio Gene, Blake Singer - Agrigold, Brett Bernard - Seed Consultants, Jimmy McAdams - Stewart, and Seed Genetics - Winchester Ag service.
Here are the distribution dates and times for school lunch pick ups... Wednesday, November 18 - 12:00pm-2:00pm Tuesday, November 24 - 12:00pm-2:00pm Wednesday, December 2 - 12:00pm-2:00pm Tuesday, December 8 - 12:00pm-2:00pm This may be subject to change after the first distribution. Each child (or parent of the child) will need to go to their respective building to pick up their food.
The Adams County Ohio Valley School Board will meet in regular session this evening at 5pm. You may watch it live on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwPOQOBjkkQ
Remote Learning Schedule Correction: Periods 1-4 will meet on Monday & Wednesday. Periods 5-9 will meet on Tuesday & Thursday. The actual class times that were previously published are correct - the only revision comes on the days that you meet. Please contact your teachers & program instructors if you have any questions!
ATTENTION OVCTC STUDENTS: THIS IS YOUR “CLASS SCHEDULE” DURING THE REMOTE LEARNING period from November 16th - December 9th. You are required to attend / participate in two virtual classes a week for each class period (a total of 16 sessions a week) and will be graded on your participation and completion of assignments. Your manner of participation will vary from teacher to teacher, mostly based on whether it is an academic class setting or your program lab. Your required participation may come in the form of a virtual meeting as a class Google Meet, email exchanges may be used, phone calls with teachers / program instructors, the submission of assignments in Google Classroom, the return of traditional paper / pencil packets, etc... Monday & Tuesday: 1st period: 8 - 9 AM 2nd period: 9:30 - 10:30 AM 3rd period: 11 AM - 12 PM 4th period: 12 - 1 PM Wednesday & Thursday: 5th period: 8 - 8:50 AM 6th period: 9 - 9:50 AM 7th period: 10 - 10:50 AM 8th period: 11 - 11:50 AM 9th period: 12 - 12:50 PM Friday: 8 AM - 1 PM: Open "office hours" for teachers / instructors so they can answer any follow up questions from any student on their roster.
Please take a moment to read this important message from Dr. William Hablitzel, MD, Adams County Health Commissioner. https://www.facebook.com/AdamsCountyHealthDepartmentOhio/posts/4905431459496802
We are proud of the OVCTC students and staff for putting together the 2020 Veteran’s Day Program - all who contributed to the program did an excellent job. A special thanks to Mr. Tom Putnam for giving our keynote address! Please follow the link below to view the video: https://youtu.be/vO4xqxB6dtA
Thank you to Lu Ann Daniels and family (LAD Farms) for working with the OVCTC Ag Business Program on some nice replacement Boer does for the farm. The junior class was involved with worming and loading and unloading. They have been a pleasant addition to the farm and the students look forward to some high quality offspring from these ladies in the future!
The OVCTC Ag Business students have been working hard again to wrap up the hay season. On top of this, they have hauled several loads of manure and are getting pens ready for our new arrival of Boer does. They also had the experience of bringing some “old school” plowing back to get some hay seeding done for a local farmer. Watch our video clip to see how it works! Grain harvest will be underway as soon as it dries back up. More to come!
The Adams County Ohio Valley School District is now accepting applications for a Technology Support Technician. Please see the link for more information. https://5il.co/mjtj
Last week, there was a sunshine filled morning at West Union Elementary. Early Childhood Education juniors Natalee Workman, Marisa Moore, Leeann Osborne, Santana Stanfield and Annabelle Grooms helped unload over 100 pumpkins donated by Erwin Farms and Cornmaze. These pumpkins will be used for a "kindergarten pumpkin patch". Community involvement and collaboration with schools is so important and this is discussed within our early childhood classrooms. As always thanks to West Union Elementary and their staff for providing daily opportunities for our ECE students.
The Adams County Ohio Valley School Board will meet in regular session this evening at 5pm. You may watch it live on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRZAyD44Tas
The Pioneer Powersports Club was in action this last weekend at the Seaman Fall Festival tractor pull. It was great to see Junior Diesel Whalen carrying the flag and Senior Lafie Geeslin carrying the front wheels. Senior Dylan Colliver also exhibited in the tractor pull. Enjoyed seeing several alumni at the track as well!
OVCTC UPDATE - Week of Sept. 28th 1. Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, September 30th from 3-6 PM. 2. Attention Seniors: This is a reminder that are required immunizations for all incoming 12th graders. If proof of your up to date immunizations or vaccines are not on file with the school nurse by September 30th, you will not be permitted to attend school until proof is received. Any absences that occur because proof of immunization hasn’t been provided will be unexcused. If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse, your family doctor or the Adams County Health Department.
The OVCTC Ag Business program is proud of the first honey Harvest from hive one! The students certainly had to work hard to get it! Looking forward to members of junior class taking over the bee project in cooperation with our seniors, graduates, and the local beekeepers association. Thank you Heidi Price for helping collect and bringing your extractor for us to use!
The Adams County Ohio Valley School Board will meet in regular session this evening at 5pm. You may watch it live on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFauvs-ifBA
Congratulations to the participants from the Pioneer Powersports Club who participated in various classes at this past weekend’s Jonathan Shively Memorial Demolition Derby held at Brushcreek Motorsports complex. Kenny Meyers #2, Brennan Barr #4, and Jacob Caudill #121. These events are a great use of new skills learned in Ag Mechanics. Look forward to updates from the Pioneer Powersports Club!
We are very proud of these OVCTC Ag Business seniors who stepped up to get our hay bales before the rain today! They worked very hard and have pride in their school farm! Lindsay Mullins raked and we had Hunter Johnson, John Motts, Aly Simpson, and Timothy Stephenson help bale and load. Special thanks to the GL Nause Co. for helping us out on the super nice Lifetime Wagons. Thanks again to all these seniors who helped on a Saturday. It was a great hay day and the timing was perfect to get it up. Now let it rain!
The OVCTC Ag Business students have been busy keeping the farm going! Students are taking care of pigs, goats, and beef cattle daily in addition to keeping up with the needs of the crops! We are excited about the junior class this year and look for the senior class to also accomplish great things! This week we have been working on the skid loader and equipment operation in both classes. The seniors mowed and will be baling hay tomorrow and the juniors tedded the hay today. Grain harvest is right around the corner!
The Ohio Valley CTC Culinary Arts program has been very busy serving guests and preping for opening day. Students have been working on menus, planning for event table setups as well as baking meringues cream pies & prepping baked steak. Students work on presentation and organization as well as time management in the culinary arts lab, all the while maintaining social distancing and healthy COVID standards.
Today was an exciting day for Juniors in our Early Childhood Education program. They began their placement in an elementary classroom at West Union elementary. While there they work with teachers and students learning classroom management, teaching strategies and communication skills that will prepare them for a career in early childhood education. Junior Samantha Haddox is shown working with a student in Mrs. McIntosh's second grade classroom while continuing social distancing. A special thanks to Mr. King and the staff at the West Union elementary for opening their classrooms to us.
Thank you to the Adams County community for supporting the annual Jr. Fair Beef BBQ! We are so grateful for the efforts of many volunteers which made this event a success!!! Many thanks to the OVCTC Culinary Arts, Ag Business and Ag Mechanics programs for their tireless efforts in making the Beef BBQ happen. Deepest thanks for Mrs. Foster, Mr. Rhonemus, Mr. White & Mr. Phipps for their amazing dedication to the event!
The OVCTC Culinary Arts students have been very busy. They started the year with learning to prep food safely, identifying equipment and it’s uses. They are now preparing coleslaw, and baked beans for the Junior Fair Beef BBQ . Most of the seniors are already on early placement and have jobs. The culinary field is very people oriented and can lead to a career with several options other than just fast food - careers like management for grocery chains, head chefs in hotels & restaurants, pastry chefs and working with health / nutrition careers. We try to explore several options of the foodservice industry because we are essential workers.
The Adams County Ohio Valley School Board will meet in regular session this evening at 5pm. You may watch it live on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_yFl5VdTGE
Mr. Palmer’s Automotive Technology Juniors got some hands on experience stripping a vehicle for recycling. Every bolt and nut is collected for use during the year on other projects and yes, the students were complying with CDC COVID 19 stay safe rules. This is a good group of future ASE auto technicians!
Juniors in our Early Childhood Education program began the day listening to a book "I Like Myself" and then created an All About Me craft. These activities can be used in preschool and early childhood classrooms to help the transition of students from home to school. Our ECE juniors are safely beginning their studies in early childhood education and enjoying the in person learning.
Parents, if you haven't already filled out your child's forms for the 2020-2021 school year, please take a few moments to do so. Forms are needed for both in person and virtual students. Find the link and login information at https://bit.ly/2EfPMtk
OVCTC Students - check out the link below for the school supplies list created by the CTC academic teachers and program instructors. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dWd1YI9bSvF3fjzKWNu5A0OdOjJdmSVZfk98OA8XVVw/edit?usp=sharing
Part-time Environmental Sanitation workers NEEDED!! The Adams County Ohio Valley School District is searching for applicants to become qualified for the position of Environmental Sanitation Worker. See https://5il.co/j9dl for more information.
OVCTC UPDATES on the Reopening of School: 1. Due to the district’s change in bus / transportation services for the 2020-21 school year, the OVCTC has new start and end times for our school day. The OVCTC school day is: 7:40 AM - 1:40 PM 2. The policy of “open lunch” has been eliminated district wide. No students will be permitted to leave campus to eat lunch. 3. Back to School Night will be hosted at the OVCTC from 3:30 - 7 PM on Monday, August 17th. In our efforts to honor social distancing and safe practices during the pandemic, we ask that only Juniors and new students join us for Back to School Night. Seniors will receive their schedules on the first day of school. Each student may be accompanied by one guest and all individuals coming to the building are required to wear a mask, facial covering, neck gaiter, etc… Please join us for Back to School Night under the following schedule: Last Names A - M: Attend open house some time between 3:30 - 5:45 PM Last Names N - Z: Attend open house some time between 5:45 - 7 PM 4. Attention All Students: Uniforms will be issued after Labor Day, the week of September 8th. At that time, you are expected to wear your uniform Monday - Thursday. Due to safety considerations in the lab setting, all other OVCTC dress code requirements begin the first day of school, August 19th. Remember, you are not allowed to wear shorts, ripped pants, flip flops, sandals, etc.. Please don’t hesitate to contact the CTC office if you have questions about dress code requirements. 5. Reminder for All Students: The first day of school is Wednesday, August 19th. Per governor’s order, all students are required to wear a face mask, facial covering, or neck gaiter when at school.
OVCTC Update - Week of June 29th 1. The OVCTC office is now closed until July 14th at which time we will resume office hours from 8 AM - 3 PM, Monday through Friday. 2. Attention Seniors: The OVCTC Yearbooks are in - all Seniors and any students or staff who purchased a book may stop by the CTC office to pick up their copy. 3. Grade cards are available for pick up at the CTC office - grade cards are not mailed out. Items such as the yearbook and report card will be held until all fees are paid. 4. Reminder to All Students: Invoices for missing Chromebooks, charging cables and uniforms were mailed out at the beginning of June to your parent / guardian. You are responsible for the replacement costs for these items if they are not returned, you may drop items off at the CTC office on July 14th when the office reopens! 5. A reminder for our new Seniors - the Class of 2021 - please email your program instructor or call the CTC office and update us on your uniform size. We want to ensure that you have a properly sized uniform available at the start of the school year! Thank you - have a safe 4th of July holiday!
The Adams County Ohio Valley School Board Meeting will be held this evening at 5pm. You may watch it live on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_ST9J2wo5bHfn5ys3JlFNA
SUBSTITUTE BUS DRIVERS NEEDED The Adams County Ohio Valley School District is searching for applicants to become qualified for the position of Substitute Bus Driver. For more information follow the link https://5il.co/h4ob
OVCTC Update - Week of June 8th. 1. The OVCTC office will be open from 8 AM - 3 PM, Monday through Friday, during the month of June. 2. Attention Students: The OVCTC Yearbooks are in - all Seniors and any students or staff who purchased a book may stop by the CTC office to pick up their copy. 3. Reminder to all Students: Grade cards are available for pick up at the CTC office - grade cards are not mailed out. 4. Attention All Students: Invoices for missing Chromebooks, charging cables and uniforms were mailed out over a week ago to your parent / guardian. You are responsible for the replacement costs for these items if they are not returned, so drop them off at the CTC office ASAP!
The OVCTC FFA would like to take a special moment to recognize our State FFA Degree recipients. With graduations and everything else going on, we want to make sure these individuals are spotlighted for the intense record keeping and hard work that goes into earning the highest FFA degree Ohio can bestow! Each student is featured with their “SAE stats” representing the Ohio Valley Career and Technical Center. This year’s State Degree recipients are: Grant Allen, Cortney Brown, Hunter Harris, Hunter Johnson, John Motts, Heidi Price, and Aly Simpson!
Congratulations to our OVCTC Class of 2020. The OVCTC Senior Recognition video is now posted on the Adams County Ohio Valley Schools YouTube channel. The link to the video is posted here for your convenience: https://youtu.be/YwQA7ZICO6Y One additional reminder, during the month of June, the OVCTC Office will be open Monday - Friday from 8 AM to 3 PM. Invoices for unreturned uniforms and Chromebooks and charging cables have been mailed out but the items may still be returned during the June office hours.
The May 18, 2020 Regular Board meeting for the Adams County Ohio Valley School District will be streamed live at 5pm. Please visit the following URL. https://youtu.be/Wy7eCbd9Qxs
The OVCTC had the honor of hosting the Senior Conpletion Ceremony for the Cosmetology (Mrs. Davis, Instructor), Early Childhood Education (Mrs. Hoop, Instructor) and Health Careers Technology (Mrs. Grooms, Instructor) programs this evening. We wish all our Seniors the best of luck with their future endeavors!!!
The OVCTC is very excited for these three young ladies in the OVCTC Ag Business program. We are proud to have Kaitlyn Shreffler who ranked 1st academically in the building, Cortney Brown, 4th overall, and Whitney Hill 5th overall. Speaks volumes to the caliber of students we had this year in the Ag Business program. We also want to give special recognition to Kaitlyn Shreffler for her state gold rated treasurer book, and Whitney Hill for her state gold rated Reporters book. Best wishes to these young ladies as they further their education after high school!
In this video message to the Adams County Ohio Valley Schools community Mr. Seas, joined by Safety Coordinator Mr. Parker, discus the state''s directives as it concerns our district's graduation ceremonies. https://youtu.be/6ZlYZv6iCZw
The May 2, 2020 Special Board meeting for the Adams County Ohio Valley School District will be streamed live at 1pm. Please visit the following URL. https://youtu.be/aWbO5l0AaAg
ATTENTION OVCTC SENIORS: The OVCTC teachers and staff look forward to seeing you at your “Completion Ceremony”! While it saddens everyone that we will not be allowed to celebrate as a whole group due to state social distancing guidelines & the ban of social gatherings with 10 or more people, we will follow through with our program in a modified manner! With your scheduled 10 minute appointment, you will have your name announced in the CTC cafeteria and be videotaped as you are presented with your program certificate by your instructor. Please see the schedule below as to the day/times each program will be recognized. By scheduling during your program’s designated time, we are ensuring that you have the opportunity to say farewell to your program instructor!!! Please note that each student will be permitted to bring 4 guests into the building with them: Culinary Arts - May 5th, 5 - 5:50 PM Automotive Tech - May 5th, 6 - 7:30 PM Ag Business - May 6th, 6 - 7:20 PM Ag Mechanics - May 6th, 7:30 - 9 PM Welding - May 7th, 5 - 8 PM Cosmetology - May 11th, 5 - 5:30 PM Early Childhood - May 11th, 5:40 - 6:50 PM Health Careers - May 11th, 7 - 8:10 PM Information Systems Tech - May 12th, 5-8 PM Construction Tech - May 13th, 5 - 7:10 PM CNC Machining - May 13th, 7:20 - 9:10 PM You may call the CTC office during our office hours on Friday, May 1st, (8 AM to 12 PM) to schedule your recognition time. THE CTC office will not be open tomorrow so we look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience on Friday!!!
The April 28, 2020 Special Board meeting for the Adams County Ohio Valley School District will be streamed live at 8am. Please visit the following URL. https://youtu.be/igcUhYjN440
The Adams County Ohio Valley School Board will be returning from executive session soon. Please join the live stream at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiJ2v7EBjGc
The April 2020 Regular Board meeting for the Adams County Ohio Valley School District will be streamed live at the following URL. https://youtu.be/EiJ2v7EBjGc
Attention OVCTC Students & Parents: 1. For those students who can’t access their school closure assignments via Google Docs, Google Classroom or email with their Chromebook & home internet or their cellphone, printed packets of course materials have been created by your teachers / program instructors for the month of April. The OVCTC office will be open from: APRIL 20th, 8 AM to Noon APRIL 22nd, 8 AM to Noon APRIL 24th, 8 AM to Noon Again, if you can access this info online, please don’t come into the office to pick up printed materials / a course packet. At this point, we are only distributing assignments for the month of April. 2. Attention Juniors & Seniors: If you did not turn in your uniforms during the past two weeks, please do so as soon as possible. Your complete uniform must be turned in to avoid a lost uniform fee. Most programs had 4 shirts issued but some programs had shirts and scrub pants.
Attention OVCTC Students & Parents: 1. For those students who can’t access their school closure assignments via Google Docs, Google Classroom or email with their Chromebook & home internet or their cellphone, printed packets of course materials have been created by your teachers / program instructors for the month of April. The OVCTC office will be open from: APRIL 14th, 3 - 6 PM APRIL 15th 8 - 10 AM APRIL 17th, 8 AM - Noon Again, if you can access this info online, please don’t come into the office to pick up printed materials / a course packet. 2. Attention Seniors - if you did not turn in your uniforms the week of April 6th, please do so as soon as possible. 3. Attention Juniors - the office staff will be collecting your uniforms the week of April 13th. Your complete uniform (most programs had 4 shirts issued but some programs had shirts and scrub pants) must be returned to avoid a lost uniform fee! 4. Attention All Students - regardless of whether you are a Senior or a Junior, if you must come to the office to pick up a class packet of your April assignments, please bring your uniforms to turn in so that you are only making one trip!
The Ag Business class would like to introduce everyone to our baby goat triplets! They are all boys and are doing well. Mr. Rhonemus would like to give a big shout out to all the students and families who are helping us keep the school farm moving forward in these trying times. Very thankful and supportive of all essential farmers who help feed us and the world.
Attention OVCTC Students & Parents: 1. For those students who can’t access their school closure assignments via Google Docs, Google Classroom or email with their Chromebook & home internet or their cellphone, printed packets of course materials have been created by your teachers / program instructors for the month of April. The OVCTC office will be open from: APRIL 6th, 9 AM - 5 PM APRIL 7th, 4 - 7 PM APRIL 8th, 8 - 10 AM APRIL 10th, 8 - 10 AM Again, if you can access this info online, please don’t come into the office to pick up printed materials / a course packet. 2. Attention Seniors - the office staff will be collecting your uniforms the week of April 6th. Your complete uniform (most programs had 4 shirts issued but some programs had shirts and scrub pants) must be returned to avoid a lost uniform fee! 3. Attention Juniors - the office staff will be collecting your uniforms the week of April 13th. Your complete uniform (most programs had 4 shirts issued but some programs had shirts and scrub pants) must be returned to avoid a lost uniform fee! 4. Attention All Students - regardless of whether you are a Senior or a Junior, if you must come to the office to pick up a class packet of your April assignments, please bring your uniforms to turn in so that you are only making one trip!
At 10 am on C103 radio, Dr Hablitzel, Adams County Medical Director/Health commissioner will be discussing Coronavirus and the county’s response.
Today Ohio Governor Mike Dewine announced that beginning Tuesday March 17 all K 12 Ohio schools will close, and they will reopen on Monday April 6, 2020. This includes the Adams County Ohio Valley Schools. As accurate information becomes available we will update you. District Staff should monitor their email for further information and updates.
The OVCTC Ag Business students have been actively engaged in several activities this week! Students have been constructing their wood projects in the junior class, and welding in the senior class. The senior class was fortunate to have Jason Sneed present to the class as well! Jason is an agronomist and the soils coach for Wilmington College, and he was introducing the class to special soil needs for farms that may go overlooked. We appreciate Jason taking time out of his day to help us, and the students for being so attentive and working hard these past couple weeks.
Reminder.. Kindergarten registration is Thursday March 12th for all district attendance areas. Parents get a jump start on your enrollment packet by visiting our Registration Gateway online portal. Click for more details https://tinyurl.com/t3enwbe
The OVCTC FFA performed well at the Wilmington Aggies contest this week. We were well represented with a general livestock team, dairy team, and Karigan Turner judged equine for us. CJ Shelton, Justin Goins, and Dylan Colliver were the dairy team. Our General livestock team of Amber Grooms, Kamden Crum, Cortney Brown, Ryan Barlow, Katie Fulton, Timothy Stephenson, Preston Doss, Darin Davis, Heidi Price, John Motts, Hunter Harris, Lindsay Mullins, John Motts,Whitney Hill, Aly Simpson, Hunter Johnson, and Kaitlyn Shreffler. Kaitlyn Shreffler placed 12th individually, Hunter Johnson 32nd out of 823 individuals! The top four scores consisted of Kaitlyn Shreffler, Hunter Johnson, Aly Simpson, and Lindsay Mullins to place 6th our of nearly 100 teams! Great work everyone and way to represent OVCTC!
Congratulations to OVCTC’s Jack Steed for qualifying for the District Wrestling Championships as a member of the West Union HS wrestling team!
Congratulations to our OVCTC SkillsUSA members who competed in Regional Competition today at Pickaway-Ross CTC! Sydnee Conlon - Gold medal, CPR Desiree Stephenson - Bronze medal, Basic Health Care Skills Mariah Stephens - Medical Terminology Kaitlyn Lute - Job Demonstration A Sophia Mendevil & Abigail Horn - Esthetics Shyanne Minnie - Nursing Assistant Ryan Wesley, Matthew Burns, Claude Taylor and Ethan Prather - Team Works, qualifies straight to state competition
Congratulations to the OVCTC Culinary Arts students who competed in Regional FCCLA Competition over the weekend. The results are as follows: Lathan Jones, Garde Manger - Silver rating Rebekah Chase, Pastry Tray - Silver rating Tracy Cook, Andrew Horsley & Lathan Jones, Culinary Team - Bronze rating Andrew Horsley, Pastry Tray - Bronze rating Tracy Cook, Pastry Cake - Bronze rating Heaven Leitwein, Pastry Cake - Bronze rating
The OVCTC FFA competed in sub district public speaking at Georgetown High School and had great representation. Left to Right: John Motts, Kamden Crum, Lindsay Mullins, Jacob Caudill, and Hunter Johnson. In the extemporaneous division, John placed 2nd and advances to district in the AO pathway, Kamden placed 3rd in AO, and Jacob placed 7th in the A1 pathway. Hunter Johnson placed 2nd in the prepared speaking division and advances to district, and Lindsay placed 3rd. Best wishes to our members heading to the next level, and we are very proud of our students efforts to get out of their comfort zone! Public speaking is challenging, and these members have overcome many fears and obstacles! Special thanks to Mr. Loudon and Georgetown FFA for hosting the contest, and to Ms. Sydney Roberts and Mr. Aaron Lockhart for filling in as two excellent judges for our FFA Creed division speakers in the 9th grade and below!
Juniors in our Early Childhood Education program visited classrooms at North Adams Elementary on Tuesday. While there they were able to observe multiple teachers to experience different teaching strategies and classroom management skills. The students were very impressed with how inviting the school and all of its staff were. A special thanks to Mrs. Mills, Mr. Brewer and all of the teachers who provided our students with such a wonderful experience.
Becky Storer, Early Childhood Education director from Southern State Community College, visited seniors in our ECE program last week to discuss the college and it’s Early Childhood Education program. She shared information on the college, the admission process and financial aide. Her visit helped answer many question students had about college and was a great preparation for a visit planned to their campus for our ECE seniors this spring. We thank Mrs. Storer for taking time from her busy schedule to visit us.
OVCTC FFA is very fortunate to have such a hard working group of officers this year. They have created lots of fun activities for members, led by example, and have learned to keep meetings orderly and effective. Mr. White and Mr. Rhonemus would not be able to get things done as efficiently in the chapter if it wasn’t for these dedicated individuals. We would like to congratulate 3 of our officers for their state ratings! These young ladies put in countless hours and sacrificed their personal time to get their ratings! Kaitlyn Shreffler Gold Rated Treasurer book, Aly Simpson Silver Rated Secretary book, and Whitney Hill Gold Rated Reporter book. Whitney and Aly will be recognized at the Ohio State FFA convention this spring to receive their gold pins! Keep up the good work team and thanks for doing a great job!
Early Chilldhood Education student, senior Heather McKee assisted with administering weekly spelling test today in Ms. Raynard’s 2nd grade classroom at Peebles Elementary. Heather works closely with cooperating teacher Ms. Raynard to learn the 2nd grade curriculum, classroom management skills and daily routines. Heather plans to attend Southern State Community college this fall to pursue a degree in early childhood.
All school activities, practices, and games (home and away) are canceled for today.
The Ag Business class has been hard at work the last few weeks getting their records closed out for the year, developing budgets, filling out applications and working towards degrees! Mr. Rhonemus and Mr. White spent all day at Miami Valley evaluating books and scoring applications all day today. All of our students are heading to the next level of state evaluation and we hope they have continued success for approval! In the meantime, there is still hay to unload, animals that need fed, and equipment to tend to. Thank you to our school, administration, and school board for supporting us in these endeavors!
A big week in Ag Business class at the OVCTC! Students have been diligently working on record keeping and applying for awards. In the midst of record keeping, junior students took blood samples to test for pregnancy in our Boer does. Thank you Mr. Bryan Hazelbaker for being such a great resource for us and for taking time out of your day during your free time to assist us! Thank you to Hess Auction Co. for the opportunity to sell our planter so that we can upgrade our planting equipment. Seniors were introduced to taxes and Lyn Rhonemus from Newman CPA and H & R Block joined us for a session that covered the basics of farm taxes and student preparation for the real world in record keeping. Thank you to everyone who helps make our program successful! Maple syrup harvest is right around the corner next! Thanks to John Motts and Hunter Johnson for assisting with the planter on Saturday as well, they enjoyed a good meal afterwards once everything was finished!
The OVCTC Staff hosted a Christmas Dinner for high school students at the Adams County Children’s Home. Some staff members even brought their own children since there was a special visit by Santa Claus! Thank you to OVSD employees, private citizens, local businesses and community organizations for making generous donations so that this event could be made possible!
The OVCTC Culinary Arts Program will be offering a Serv Safe class for Food Handlers seeking Level 1 & 2 certification. The class will be held at the OVCTC December 16-18 from 4-7:45 PM. Participants will take the Serv Safe Exam on December 18th & the class costs $200. Contact Mrs. Foster (544-2336) at the OVCTC to register for the course.
Valvoline Oil put on a automotive oil and chemical presentation along with Huntley’s NAPA Auto Parts store yesterday for Automotive Technology, Ag Mechanics & Ag Business students. Thanks to Travis Montgomery from Valvoline Oil and Rick Cran from Huntleys Napa Auto Parts store for making this possible!
OVCTC’s Brennan Barr, a student in the Ag Mechanics & Industrial Power Program, took first place this weekend in two motor-cross events he was competing in at Earlywind Motorsport in Maysville, KY! Congratulations to Brennan - we are confident you’ve used skills learned in the Ag Mechanics lab to support your motor cross success!
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