District Goals: Academic and Climate/Conditions...
Academic Goal: By October 2021, 100% of our students will demonstrate a minimum of one year's growth and 80% of our student body will reach proficiency or above in all subject areas using MAP, SLO, state and local assessments.
Climate/Conditions Goal: By October 2021, 100% of Osnaburg Local School District staff, in partnership with students, families, and community organizations will cultivate a safe, supportive, and inclusive school climate that nurtures the development of the whole child as measured by district collected non-academic indicators.
Little Hornets Preschool
Little Hornets Preschool has been awarded the 5-Star quality rating for the past two years. Step Up To Quality is a five-star quality rating and improvement system that recognizes and promotes learning and development programs that meet quality program standards that exceed regulations. Program standards are based on national research identifying standards which lead to improved outcomes for children.
East Canton Elementary
STEM education is active and focuses on a student-centered learning environment. Students engage in questioning, problem solving, collaboration, and hands-on activities while they address real life issues. The elementary has also implemented STEM sections in the 4th and 5th grade levels.
East Canton Elementary utilizes personalized education and building wide intervention.
East Canton Middle School
East Canton Middle School was awarded the Momentum Award for the third straight year. This award recognizes schools that have received A's for every value- added measure included on the Ohio School Report Cards.
This is evidence of the commitment to our students' success by ensuring our students meet and exceed growth expectations.
East Canton High School
East Canton High School has earned a STEM designation from the Ohio Department of Education STEM Committee. This honor has only been awarded to 1.6% of schools across the state. ECHS is proud to be the first Stark County High School recognized with this distinction.
The STEM program which was implemented in 2012 has since expanded through community and business partnerships with Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems, Pero Farms, Edhesive/Amazon, Pointful Education, and the Young Entrepreneur Grant Symposium to name a few.
These partnerships allow us to provide additional opportunities for staff and students as well as allowing us to share our lessons with other school districts. East Canton High School is on the forefront of leading-edge instructional practices. In addition to STEM, ECHS has implemented virtual reality, artificial intelligence, agricultural engineering, and computer science resources from Amazon into the curriculum.
Utilizing STEM at all Building Levels
Osnaburg Local Schools has implemented STEM education at all building levels. STEM focuses on subject-specific learning, along with helping to foster inquiring minds, logical reasoning, and collaborative skills. East Canton’s STEM implementation grew from individual courses that focused on problem-based learning to a school-wide focus and culture of innovation. Since implementation, 100% of teachers have been trained in problem-based learning, which enhances the STEM practices at East Canton High.
A Focus on Problem Based Learning...
Problem-Based Learning (PBL) is a teaching method in which complex real-world problems are used as the vehicle to promote student learning of concepts and principles as opposed to direct presentation of facts and concepts. In addition to course content, PBL can promote the development of critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, and communication skills. It can also provide opportunities for working in groups, finding and evaluating research materials, and life-long learning (Duch et al, 2001).
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ECHS Designated STEM School
EAST CANTON, Ohio - East Canton High School has earned a STEM designation by the Ohio STEM committee. This honor has only been awarded to 1.6% of schools across Ohio. East Canton High School becomes the first Stark County High School to be recognized with this distinction.
The STEM designation was recommended by a panel of policymakers, agency directors, and business leaders. The panel stated, “East Canton’s STEM implementation grew from individual courses that focused on problem-based learning to a school-wide focus and culture of innovation. Since implementation, 100% of teachers have been trained in problem-based learning, which enhances the STEM practices at East Canton High.”
The first STEM class at East Canton High School was basically financed by the three classroom teachers, and today through grants and district and business support, that district has been able to build a “makerspace” for students that holds both low tech and high tech equipment and materials from software to robotics to CNC machining to drones to 3-D printers.
East Canton High School’s STEM program has expanded through partnerships with Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems, Pero Farms, Edhesive/Amazon, Pointful Education, and the Young Entrepreneur Grant Symposium to name a few. These partnerships allow us to provide additional opportunities for staff and students as well as allowing us to share our lessons with other school districts. East Canton High School is on the forefront of leading-edge instructional practices. In addition to STEM, ECHS has implemented virtual reality, artificial intelligence, agricultural engineering, and computer science resources from Amazon into the curriculum.
Superintendent Kevin Finefrock stated, “East Canton teachers are state-wide leaders in the areas of innovation and problem-based learning. Their dedication to students, the community, and the teaching profession is remarkable. The collective dedication to implement research-based instructional practices is rooted from the desire to prepare our students to be critical thinkers, collaborators, and problem-solvers.”
“We are proud to welcome these new members of the Ohio STEM Learning Network as they join Ohio’s diverse, and fast-growing STEM community,” said Aimee Kennedy, Senior Vice-President of Education, STEM Learning and Philanthropy at Battelle. “Each new school broadens our perspective and grows the collective impact of this state’s strong STEM ecosystem.”
The Ohio STEM Committee is supported by the Ohio Department of Education.
East Canton Schools Receives $50,000 Competitive Grant
East Canton Schools has been awarded a $50,000 competitive grant by the Ohio Department of Education. The grant will support the district's mission to educate, empower, and cultivate the unique talents in all students by investing in the professional development and growth of teachers and encouraging current students to pursue a career in education. The grant funds will cover the tuition of the education of teachers pursuing a master's degree, endorsement, or program leading to licensure at Ashland University. In addition, the grant will fund the implementation of the Eagle Opportunity Program. The program is offered through Ashland University, which provides tuition free education to low-income students who wish to pursue a degree in education.
The Human Capital Strategies Grant is intended to support evidence-based strategies to grow current educators, attract high quality candidates, and reward educators who are doing excellent work. Each Child Our Future, Ohio's Strategic Plan for Education, noted, "to ensure a steady talent pool of highly effective teachers and leaders, efforts will be needed at the state level to address the educator career continuum. In support of this plan, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) are offering a competitive grant opportunity to districts, schools, and their partners to create and expand human capital strategies."
Osnaburg Local Superintendent Kevin Finefrock stated, " Our faculty and staff are our most valuable resources. They are on the front line helping students find their passion and purpose in life. The grant funds allows us to invest in those people who are difference makers in the lives of our students and community. The Eagle Opportunity Program is a tremendous opportunity to promote a career in education for eligible students. We appreciate the partnership with Ashland University."
Safety Tip Line
Osnaburg Local Schools is enrolled in SaferSchools Ohio a statewide tip line that is monitored 24 hours a day by trained professionals with the ability to contact law enforcement and school administrators should the need arise. The contact number is 844-SAFER-OH, (844-723-3764). This can be done anonymously by call or text, 24-hours a day. Please encourage your students to "Say Something if you See Something."
The Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Public Safety's SaferOH tip line accepts both calls and texts 24 hours a day.