Geauga County ESC
Thank You from Geauga ACHIEVE
 Thank you for all the support for the Annual Fundraiser to support students of Geauga ACHIEVE!  The event took place on Saturday, March 10th and was another great success!  A special thanks to the core parent committee who did all of the behind the scenes work to ensure the evening was wondeful: Michelle Frygier, Jennifer Cooper, Mary Hanson, and Christine Mahoney.  A huge thank you to all of the businesses, local school districts, and community members who donated or attended the event.  
 


We would like to sincerely thank all of our friends and businesses for their support and generous donations for this year’s event.

Donors as of 3/6/18:

A Dog's Life of Chesterland LLC

African Wildlife Safari

Allison Lintern

Angelo's Pizzeria & Restaurant-Aurora

Arabica Coffee House-Chesterland

Atlas Cinemas

Auto Zone-Chesterland

Avanti Salon

Aveda-Beachwood Place

B.A. Sweetie Candy Company

Chris and Joe Barni

Bremec Garden & Design Center

Lance Brittain

Neil Brofman D.D.S.

Burton Chamber of Commerce

Campbell's Popcorn

Cardinal High School Geauga Achieve Classroom

Cedar Point

Cinnamon Bear

Kary Clark

Cleveland Monsters

Club Pilates-Bainbridge

Linda and Leroy Coblentz

Coffee Corners Antiques and Coffee House

Jennifer Cooper

COSI

Dairy Queen-Chesterland

Dairy Queen-Middlefield

Paul Davet, Traditions Jewelry Company

MaryKay Delmore 

Tina Demattia

Diane Joseph's Salon

Don Ramon's Mexican Restaurant-Mayfield Heights

DS Cakes and Sweet Cafe

Sam Durman, Sweet Southern Charm Bakery

El Camino Mexican Restaurant

Essential Zen Yoga Studio

Farmer in the Deli

Robert and Diana Fill

Michelle and Marty Frygier

Fulterer USA, Inc.

Fun 'N' Stuff

Geauga County Ohio Horse Men’s Council

Giant Eagle

Gionino's Pizzeria-Bainbridge

Great Clips-Aurora

Guido's Pizzeria

Guy's Pizza-Chardon

GV Art & Design

Haak Law LLC

Hair World of South Russell

Heidi Hammitt

The Hanson Family

Charlene Harner

Diana Harris

Heinen's-Bainbridge

Erika Heitzman

Holden Forests & Gardens

Debra Iammarino

Pam Jacobs

Alyssa and Adam Jenkins

John Roberts Spa

Terri and Doug Karn

Keller Williams- Geauga Realty Group, Ann Blair and Rick Chambers

Darla Klein

Rachel Kustron

Lake County Captains 

Polly Larrick

Lindsey Elementary Geauga Achieve Classroom

Patricia Longenecker

Lowe's Greenhouse

Robin Ludwig

Christine and Mike Mahoney

Mazzulo's Market-Bainbridge

MC Studio smARTs Enrichment Center

Michael Christopher Salon

Mitchell's Ice Cream and Pete Mitchell

Katelyn Natalie

Nicky & Smitty's Deli Restaurant

Oak and Embers Tavern-Chesterland

Oriental Trading Company

Pad Thai Restaurant

Stephanie Palmer

Patterson Fruit Farm

Perfect-A-Smile Dental Group

Petitti's Garden Center

Platform Beer Co.

Staci Poole

Porcelain Doll Lash Boutique & Spa

Maria Poulos

Pat Preston

Raised and Glazed Bakery

Red Maple Inn

Red, Wine, and Brew

The Rice Family

RIPT Fitness-Bainbridge

Mary Ann and Seth Rodin

See's Candies-Beachwood Place

Sephora-Beachwood Place

Jeff and Roberta Simpkins

Stephanie Simpkins

SPECS4US

State Farm Insurance, Arleen Morgenroth

Station 43-Solon

Kelly Sukol

Emily and Nick Swartzlander

Tracy Tackett and Carol Carlson

The Taraba Family

The Bomber Hangar-Kenston’s Spirit Wear Store

The Carpet Company 

The Mason Jar Grill & Pub

The Pond Ice Rink

Timmons Elementary Geauga Achieve Classroom

Kristen Tomsic

David and Tamee Tucker

Turney’s Ace Hardware

JoAnn Ventreso

Christy Vondracek

Darcie Warmuth

Janet and Richard Weirick

Chrysse Weisburger

Welshfield Inn

Wente Wines

West Geauga High School Geauga Achieve Classroom

West Geauga Middle School Geauga Achieve Classroom

Whitehouse Chocolates

Bill and Jen Zirm


We also thank those who donated whose name 

has been inadvertently omitted.


 

Winner of the 2018 CAVS Ticket Raffle!


We are pleased to announce that Courtney Pezak is the winner of the 2018 CAVS ticket raffle! The winning ticket was drawn at the conclusion of the March 10th Annual Fundraiser.  Thank you for supporting Geauga ACHIEVE, and enjoy the game!

 

Geauga ACHIEVE Newsletter 2017

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Robin Ludwig, Program Supervisor
robin.ludwig@geaugaesc.org
Geauga ACHIEVE
Program Description
Geauga Achieve is an educational program serving students with multiple disabilities who require moderate to intensive instruction. The program currently has six classrooms located throughout Geauga County in the public school buildings. Geauga Achieve offers two sites for half-day prevocational training programs to support students in their prepartion for transition to adult life and employment options. Geauga Achieve students are in kindergarten all the way through high school (their 22nd birthday). Geauga Achieve aims to provide all students, regardless of disability, an educational program in a supportive environment that meets the individual needs of the student. Each class can accommodate a maximum of eight students and is led by a licensed intervention specialist. Students receive instruction in the core academic areas with a modified curriculum based on the Ohio Department of Education Standards and Extended Standards. an educational program for children with special needs throughout Geauga County. Our program empowers young individuals with multiple disabilities through a supportive and integrated educational environment designed to ensure each student thrives to their best ability both in school and beyond.
Program Components
- Standards Based Curriculum
- Academics
- Community Experiences
 - Adaptive Living Skills
- Individualized Instruction
- Assistive Technology
- Structured Learning Environment
- Access to general education environments
- Team Instructional Approach
- Family Activities
Guiding Principles
  • All students can learn

  • Student outcomes are improved when structured teaching approaches are utilized

  • Consistency in the pattern of service delivery exists across classroom settings

  • Students are educated in a safe and healthy learning environment

  • The Geauga ACHIEVE classroom is effectively integrated into the general education program of the building

  • Instruction is standards-based with literacy and communication focus

  • Documentation and data collection requirements are completed with integrity
  • Classroom staff operates using a Transdisciplinary Model

  • Confidentiality of student information is maintained

  • Parents, as partners in the educational process, are afforded opportunities to become involved in program activities
Prevocational Training Programs
Huskie Hot Spot
Mrs. Brzozowski's classroom at Cardinal High School operates the Huskie Hot Spot coffee and cookie shop two afternoons per week. The remaining three afternoons are spent baking cookies and participating in other work related tasks. This prevocational training program allows qualified students to participate in school based work experiences aimed at teaching the necessary work skills, habits, and social skills for future employment. Students appropriate for this program are able to enroll for afternoon prevocational training only, or participate in the full day Geauga Achieve program which includes a standards based curriculum delivered through specialized instruction.
 
Cafe Achieve
In October 2013, Mrs. Swartzlander's class opened our second cookie and coffee shop which is located at West Geauga High School. Cafe Achieve replicates the goals of the Huskie Hot Spot, but is open for business M-F from 7:30-10:00 am in the cafeteria at West Geauga High School. Students appropriate for this program are able to enroll for afternoon prevocational training only, or participate in the full day Geauga Achieve program which includes a standards based curriculum delivered through specialized instruction.
 
Contacts
Robin Ludwig
Mobile: 440-754-0095
Program Director 
 
Carena Brittain 
Behavior Specialist 
 
Monica Chukayne
Timmons Elementary Intervention Specialist
 
Emily Swartzlander
emily.swartzlander@geaugaesc.org
West Geauga High School Intervention Specialist
 
Rachel Kustron
rachel.kustron@geaguaesc.org
West Geauga Middle School Intervention Specialist
 
Christy Vondracek
christy.vondracek@geaugaesc.org
Lindsey Elementary School Intervention Specialist
 
Ashley Brzozowski
Cardinal High School School Intervention Specialist 
 
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