A Message from Superintendent Amy Beeler

Teacher Appreciation Week — A Message from Superintendent Amy Beeler

Dear Pioneer Center Community, It’s hard to believe May is already here, and I am so thankful for the way the Pioneer staff has worked together to make this another successful year for our students. As we wrap up Teacher Appreciation Week, I want to share my heartfelt gratitude for all the teachers and teachers’ assistants at Pioneer School. I …

iCan Swim Camp

iCan Swim Camp Registration Open!

We are excited to bring the iCanSwimp Camp back this summer! Partnering with the YMCA, adaptive instructors will work people with disabilities ages three and up. This year’s camp is July 18th – 22nd, 2022. To learn more and register, click here: https://icanshine.org/ican-swim-chillicothe-oh/

2022-2023 Pioneer Program Calendars

At the April Board Meeting, the Ross County Board of DD approved the following Pioneer Center Program Calendar. Click to download the PDF files below. 2022-2023 Pioneer School Calendar 2022-2023 Pioneer Preschool Calendar 2022-2023 EI Calendar 2022-2023 12-Month Employee Calendar

Staff Spotlight: Julie Cooper

Job Title: Instructor AssistantPioneer Employee since 2020, aide through ESD since 2015 Tell us a little about yourself.I’ve been married to Scott Cooper for 36 years. I have four children and four grandkids that keep me busy. We have 6 dogs numerous cats and a flock of chickens. What was one of your first/most memorable jobs growing up?My first job …

2022 Summer Camp Registration is Open!

Pioneer Center has some fun and educational experiences ready for your family this summer! Check out our Summer Camps at the links below and register online to reserve your spot! Pony Camp Art Camp Camp Explore

DD Awareness Month 2022

For many of us in the disability community, every day is awareness day. But every March we try to spend a little extra time advocating and spreading awareness in the spirit of National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Each March we select a theme to guide our efforts for the month and this year our theme is #InclusionMatters. When we work …

Landrum Endowment Fund

2022 Landrum Grant Funds Now Available

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio and the Ross County Board of Developmental Disabilities are pleased to announce a grant opportunity that will support projects related to improving lives of individuals with developmental disabilities in Ross County, Ohio. Applications are due by Monday, January 31, 2022. The grant round will specifically focus on the areas of advocacy, community inclusion, community employment, …

Pioneer School

12/13 Pioneer School/Preschool Remote Update

To Pioneer School students and families: Due to the rising positive cases of COVID-19 with staff and students, Pioneer School students will transition to Remote learning from Tuesday, December 14 through Tuesday, December 21. Pioneer Preschool will extend its remote learning through Tuesday, December 21. We hope by taking this step, we can keep students safe and healthy before the …

Pioneer Center Booster Clinic

Pioneer Center Booster Clinic

When: Wednesday, December 1 8:30am – 3:00pmWhere: Pioneer Center Admin Building Training Room Ross County Health District will be available with Booster shots for COVID-19 for all of our consumers. No appointment is necessary. Things To Bring: Vaccine Card Shot Record Insurance Card Consent Form (click here to download) Booster Resources: Pfizer Vaccine Fact SheetModerna Vaccine Fact SheetJ&J Vaccine Fact …

Staff Spotlight: Tod Timmons

Staff Spotlight: Tod Timmons

Job Title: Home Training Instructor AssistantPioneer Employee since: 2015 Tell us a little about yourself.I am married to Sally for 28 years. We have 1 daughter, Izabella (Izzy). We have a mini schnauzer, Onyx, and a grand dog, Zuko. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and enjoy all things Christmas. What was one of your first/most memorable …