Peoples Bank an official partner of the the SRC

On Sept. 7, 2017, Peoples Bank awarded $1,000 to the Student Readiness Collaborative (SRC) project, facilitated by the Ohio Valley Educational Service Center (ESC). The SRC includes every high school and career center in Guernsey, Monroe, Morgan, Noble, and Washington counties, and six institutions of Higher Education. The project is designed to better prepare junior and senior students for college, career and life through initiatives focused on academics, career development, and life skill education. The main goals of the project are to increase the number of students who are college ready, create a culture of seamless collaboration between educators of high school and higher education, and provide high quality professional development for educators.

The money received from Peoples Bank will enable the project to continue to provide professional development for math and english language arts teacher teams from the partnering schools, which has been provided the last two years.

Along with the professional development provided to the project’s math and english language arts teachers, many project initiatives have been funded by AT&T, StatOil, State Farm, ODE Community Connectors Grant, Schwendeman Agency Inc., Bi-Con Engineering, and the Ohio Valley ESC. Students’ progress on the ACT is being measured to monitor the impact of academic and life skill initiatives of the project. Last fall, students attended a conference focused on developing leadership, teamwork, and other life skills.

There are currently 181 seniors and 180 junior students in the project for the 2017-18 school year, a total of 360 students currently in the project.

The SRC project includes 18 high schools and career centers: Beallsville HS, Belpre HS, Buckeye Trail HS, Caldwell HS, Cambridge HS, Fort Frye HS, Frontier HS, Marietta HS, Meadowbrook HS, Mid-East Career and Technology Centers, Monroe Central HS, Morgan HS, River HS, Shenandoah HS, Swiss Hills Career Center, Warren HS, Washington County Career Center, and Waterford HS; and six institutions of higher education: Belmont College, Marietta College, Muskingum University, Ohio University, Washington State Community College, Zane State College.