Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

On behalf of everyone here at the Jefferson County Educational Service Center, we would like to send our best wishes for a joyous Thanksgiving with your loved ones and friends.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016


Today is National Author's Day. Who is your favorite author? Your favorite book by that author?
Share this information with your teacher. Check that book out of the school or local library and reread it again just for fun!

Monday, October 3, 2016

4 Safe Search Engines for Kids

If you are a student, parent, or teacher looking for search engines to recommend,  the list below will be a great start for you.

1- Ask Kids

Ask Kids is a search engine designed exclusively for young people ages 6 to 12. It's a free, safe, fun way for kids and their parents to quickly and easily research school topics like science, math, geography, language arts, and history in a search environment that's safer and more age-appropriate than traditional, adult search engines.

2- KidRex

KidRex is a fun and safe search for kids, by kids! KidRex searches emphasize kid-related webpages from across the entire web and are powered by Google Custom Search™ and use Google SafeSearch™ technology.

3- KidzSearch

KidzSearch offers a unique solution to this important problem. When a search is done on KidzSearch.com, it can only return Google "strict" search results and is not dependent on any computer, cookie or browser settings. The same trusted high-quality search results as Google are returned, but without adult content mixed in them.  

4- Searchy Pants

Searchy Pants is a simple and safe internet search engine for families, children and pupils. Searchy Pants allows children, parents & schools to create a custom search home page for their child to use and allows families to easily communicate by leaving custom messages. 

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Back to School 2016-2017

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Welcome back to a new school year! We look forward to working with you. Your teachers are available to help you. Please use the internal email system to email them when you have a question or a concern.

As you start using the system and have any questions, you can view some VLA Video Tutorials that will help you prepare for using the system.

Have a great year!!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Bored this summer? Try some of these activities...

100 Activities for a Bored Teen

  1. Invent a new type of pizza.
  2. Make a music video.
  3. Grow a pizza garden.
  4. Walk barefoot through the grass.
  1. Build a sandcastle.
  2. Play water balloon games.
  3. Picnic at a local park.
  4. Make the best ice cream sandwich ever.
  5. Have an overnight movie marathon.
  6. Play frisbee golf.
  7. Have a car wash to fundraise for a club or charity.
  8. Grab a blanket, spread it out in the grass and cloud watch.
  9. Make a card for a friend.
  10. Bike five miles.
  11. Catch lightning bugs.
  12. Take a nap under a shade tree.
  13. Go swimming.
  14. Have a pool party.
  15. Grow vegetables.
  16. Make a summer tote bag out of a recycled tank top.
  17. Watch an outdoor play in a park.
  18. Sketch a flower that is growing in your yard.
  19. Bury a friend in the sand.
  20. Fly paper airplanes.
  21. Volunteer in a community effort.
  22. Go fishing.
  23. Sleep in your backyard, under the stars.
  24. Create a photo journal.
  25. Hike a rail trail.
  26. Visit the local library and read a book every week.
  27. Swap a favorite book with a friend and read it.
  28. Make a friendship bracelet and send it to your friend.
  29. Write a poem
  30. Write a song.
  31. Write a play.
  32. Start writing a novel.
  1. Create a website.
  2. Give your Facebook page a summery look.
  3. Join a new Facebook group.
  4. Have an outdoor basketball free-throw contest.
  5. Have a watermelon seed spitting contest.
  6. Sketch your pet.
  7. Make smoothies.
  8. Have a high tea, only use iced teas.
  9. Help plan the family vacation.
  10. Make a root beer float.
  11. Write in your journal, "My Top 10 Favorite Summertime Activities."
  1. Make a toe ring.
  2. Paint your toe nails.
  3. Make a barefoot sandal.
  4. Make Hawaiian Pizza for your family dinner.
  5. Paint your fingernails with bright sparkly polish.
  6. Watch the sunrise.
  7. Watch the sunset.
  8. Get your community’s events list for the summer and attend an event.
  9. Have a summer clothes fashion show.
  10. Create a summer safety poster for the local library.
  11. Volunteer to read to children at the library.
  12. Learn to grill a hot dog.
  13. Learn to grill a hamburger.
  14. Learn to grill pizza crust.
  15. Eat some fruit with fruit dip.
  16. Make a collage out of old magazines.
  17. Swing.
  18. Skip stones at a lake.
  19. Surf/boogie board at the beach.
  20. Get a new hairdo.
  21. Change something about how you wear your make-up.
  22. Decide to pick up one good habit, then do it.
  23. Make your own popsicles.
  24. Watch last year’s hot summer flick.
  25. Go to this year’s hot summer flick.
  26. Make a list of your favorite summertime movies in your journal.
  27. Make a summer sun-shaped collage out of summer fashion magazines.
  28. Make a leaf T-shirt.
  29. Make an earring holder out of a branch.
  30. Make peach lemonade.
  1. Make a CD of your favorite summertime songs.
  2. Enjoy a board game marathon on your backyard picnic table or on your back porch.
  3. Have a scavenger hunt.
  4. Make some summer jewelry.
  5. Change something in or add something to your room. (You could clean it too.)
  6. Give your dog/pet a bath outside.
  7. Take your dog/pet for a walk.
  8. Run through a sprinkler.
  9. Make a whirlpool in a kid's pool or play Ice Cubes and Piggies Game.
  10. Visit a flower garden and/or butterfly house.
  11. Grow some lavender so you can make your own potpourri.
  12. Turn up the music and dance.
  13. Go stargazing.
  14. Sleep until noon -- once.
  15. Tie-dye your bed sheets.
  16. See some fireworks.
  17. See a local baseball game.
  18. Play mini-golf.
  19. Learn how to hula-hoop.
  20. Create a sidewalk mural with chalk using a tropical theme.
  21. Start your own business.
  22. Visit a college.
  23. Plan and enjoy a luau.
Updated April 27, 2016
Updated by Amy Morin, LCSW

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Summer 2016

We hope you've had an enjoyable experience taking courses online with us. Enjoy your summer! If you need assistance with online tutoring over the summer, contact our office at (740)283-3347.

A good math resource for you over the summer is: Math is Fun  

Try it out this summer!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Ohio Means Jobs

Check out the Ohio Means Jobs website ohiomeansjobs.com for information on career exploration for you.   You can search jobs available in your area and create a career portfolio and backpack with all pertinent information that could prove helpful in making decisions about college.