Archive for May, 2014


Pioneer’s Class of 2014 small in size, big in heart

Pioneer School graduation

The ceremony celebrating Ross County’s smallest graduating class packed one of the biggest emotional punches of this commencement season.

On Wednesday, Pioneer Center graduated two students, Joe Kerns and Logan Beeler, both of whom are aging out of the school for students with developmental disabilities.

Kerns donned a purple cap and gown for the ceremony, a nod to his home district of Union-Scioto. Beeler was unable to attend. Still, both graduates shared the spotlight with a photo slideshow flashing images from their youth and speeches tailored to recognize each one individually. Click here  to read more.



Pioneer’s Got Talent




Workforce partnerships give students valuable on-job experience


Jarod Carman, a Pioneer Center student, works in the kitchen with staff from Tumbleweed as part of the center’s vocational training program.


A win-win situation is how the general manager of a local restaurant involved with the Pioneer Center’s vocational training program described the benefits of it for everyone involved.

“It’s good overall for both sides,” said Marsha Ritenour, general manger at Tumbleweed. “(The students) get experience they can’t get everywhere. As they get older, they have a recommendation and job experience they can point to.

“For our staff, it is so helpful for them to see the humanitarian side of things and gain experience with the public and folks they might not generally associate with. I highly recommend it.”

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Yogamotion – Free Children’s Yoga Classes


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BEAR Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the inaugural BEAR Awards, which honor the best of the performances from our Rabbit Radio performance.

The Bear 2014 Results