2016 FRANKLIN B. WALTER AWARD
Superintendent Brian R. Gerber will be coordinating the Franklin B. Walter Award for Paulding and Van Wert County. Information was sent to each school district in November. Nominations and applications must be returned to Mr. Gerber by February 1. Staff members from a neighboring ESC will evaluate and determine a winner for each county.
The Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award was established in 1989 by Ohio’s County Superintendents to recognize outstanding student achievement. One senior from each of Ohio’s eighty-eight counties is chosen to receive this annual honor. The recipients we recognize are some of the best and brightest students.
The Franklin B. Walter Award is named after Dr. Franklin B. Walter who served as State Superintendent from 1977-1991. During his tenure, Dr. Walter worked with three governors and significantly improved public education in Ohio. He received numerous honors and earned the respect and admiration of educators nationwide. His integrity, leadership, optimism and commitment serves as an example for all. Dr. Walter passed away on September 15, 2010 at the age of 80.
Journal Gazette County Spelling Bees
The dates and locations for the county spelling bees have been set!
Van Wert County Spelling Bee
Marsh Foundation School Auditorium
Monday, February 1, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. (Make up date, in the event of inclement weather, is February 8th)
Paulding County Spelling Bee
Wayne Trace - Payne Elementary
Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. (Make up date, in the event of inclement weather, is February 9th)
Paulding and Van Wert County schools which are registered for the J-G Spelling Bee must complete their school Spelling Bees by January 15, 2016. School champions will represent their schools at the county Spelling Bees. County champs will participate in the Regional Bee at IPFW Rhinehart Music Center on March 5, 2016, in Fort Wayne, IN, with a chance to earn a trip to the National Bee in Washington D.C.
Wayne Trace High School / Middle School Students
Coordinator, Gifted Services
Western Buckeye ESC
202 N. Cherry St., PO Box 176
Paulding, OH 45879
(419) 399-4711, ext. 33
Looking for extra help with school work?
21st Century After School Program offers a FREE tutoring/mentoring program to students in junior high through high school. Certified teachers work with children in small groups to improve academic performance, physical fitness and character development. There is no cost to you for this program. We are able to provide transportation back to the neighboring villages of Latty, Payne, Haviland and Grover Hill.
Monday–Thursday after school from 2:45-4:45 p.m.
Call Ashley Shepherd at WBESC for more information 419.399.4711
Substitute Teachers Needed
All across the state of Ohio, there is a great need for motivated and qualified substitute teachers. Are you someone who would be interested? Do you enjoy working with children and helping them learn to their full potential? If you are interested in something part-time and bringing in a little extra income, then substitute teaching could be for you.
The Western Buckeye Educational Service Center is seeking qualified candidates with a Bachelor's degree to substitute teach in Paulding and Van Wert County. The school districts covered would include: Antwerp Local, Crestview Local, Lincolnview Local, Wayne Trace Local, Thomas Edison Preschool and the Western Buckeye ESC Resource Center in Van Wert. Interested and qualified candidates should contact Superintendent Brian Gerber or Administrative Assistant Jan Smith at 419-399-4711, in Paulding or Administrative Assistant Carol Williman, in Van Wert at 419-237-4746. Please give us a call and we will guide you through the process in becoming a substitute teacher and explain the requirements and costs you will incur.