Education

Sheffield’s Davidson led the way for girls in tech courses

Rena Davidson was the first girl to take welding at the Warren County Career Center. Well, at that time it was the “vo-tech.” Davidson, who graduated from Sheffield in the early 1980’s and took welding in her sophomore, junior, and senior years, said that it was when the letter ...

Forest Area School District to offer drug and alcohol services

Forest County schools will be seeing increased service offerings in the coming months. According to Amanda Hetrick, superintendent of the Forest Area School District, the need for drug and alcohol services was growing when she approached Mike Philhower, Executive Director of Family Services ...

Safety first

School buses are moving students throughout Warren County, loading and unloading along country roads, highways, and busy streets. Children are vulnerable at bus stops because they are crossing roads with the expectation that traffic will be stopped. “According to the National Highway ...

WCCC seniors get on-the-job experience at Warren Manor

Warren County Career Center students are getting a jump start in the workforce. According to Dan Passmore, the Cooperative Education Program Director, students from the Health and Medical Assisting class at the career center had an opportunity to work in their field and earn certification ...

WCSD approves adding school resource officer

After years of discussions and negotiations, Warren County School District is about to have a school resource officer. The SRO — a Warren County Sheriff’s Office deputy — will be assigned to the district full-time — 40 hours per week. The sheriff’s office was the right choice for ...

Classes start at new-look WAHS

On the first day of school, there is always a certain percentage of students that are new and maybe need a little extra help. Due to extensive renovations, much has changed at Warren Area High School over the summer, and more than the usual number of students were thrown off their ...

District encourages those who qualify for free and reduced lunches to apply

The Warren County School District encourages parents to apply for free and reduced school lunches. Parents who have already received a “Notice of Direct Certification” from the district in the mail should not complete an application, according to information on the district’s website. ...

What’s on the menu in Warren County School District?

What’s for lunch? That, along with lots of other information regarding how kids get fed in the Warren County School District, will be included in information coming home to students and their families before the start of the district’s academic year this Tuesday, Sept. 5. Lunch prices ...

BackPackular event Sept. 9 at AV

It’s back. It’s backpacks. It’s BackPackular. Second Harvest Food Bank is hosting a backpack loading event in three shifts Saturday, Sept. 9 — 8 to 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 1 to 3 p.m. at Allegheny Valley Elementary School in Clarendon. “For many Warren students, ...

Tidioute Charter details new initiatives in 2017-18

Several new initiatives are being implemented this academic year at Tidioute Community Charter School. The first is an enhancement of the school’s reading curriculum with the McGraw Hill Study Sync program. “Study Sync is a digital reading series that is closely aligned with ...

Almost finished

The teachers started moving into classrooms last week and Warren Area High School will be ready for students on Tuesday. The outside of the building may not show it yet, but the renovation of the school is nearing completion after two years and much of the interior is shiny and new. “The ...

Fifth grade brings changes to Beaty

There will be more traffic around Beaty-Warren Middle School this school year. With the Warren County School District’s central attendance fifth graders moving from Warren Area Elementary Center to relieve crowding there, Beaty will have more students than it has in years. One of the ...

Warren’s gym behind schedule; board hears from RRC officials

The Warren Area High School gymnasium will not be ready for the start of school. During Monday’s Warren County School District committee meetings, Director of Buildings and Grounds Services Dr. Norbert Kennerknecht gave an update on construction at the school. While the majority of the ...

Access and affordability

Joseph Nairn is a believer in the community college model. Nairn is the president of the new Rural Regional College of Northern Pennsylvania (RRC) with headquarters in Warren. He has a doctor of management degree in community college policy and administration. After 25 years with ...

New school year begins at Tidioute

“First day of school” means different things to different people in Warren County this year. For Tidioute Community Charter School, that first day was Wednesday. Chief Educational Officer Dr. Doug Allen said that there were no problems on Wednesday and that busing was smooth on day ...

Right around the corner

The first days of school are right around the corner. There are four of those corners. The nearest is for Tidioute Community Charter School (TCCS), which starts back to school on Wednesday, Aug. 23. After that, Warren County Christian School (WCCS) starts on Tuesday, Aug. 29. Then, ...

School board evaluates strengths, weaknesses

The school board has gone through the first steps in its goal-setting process for the year. At a special meeting on Monday, board members spent almost two hours talking about the existing goals and evaluating the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats facing the district in an ...

Board: Students can compete in athletics outside attendance area

A decision made by the school board on Monday was praised as the right one, but criticized for its timing. In May, the board heard arguments for allowing a student who attends a school outside of the home attendance area for academic reasons to participate in extra-curricular ...

School board to hold its annual goal-setting meeting August 14

The school board will hold its annual goal-setting meeting this month. The meeting will be held in public starting at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, at the district office at the former Russell Elementary School. Officials expect the meeting to have to be recessed for the 7 p.m. regular board ...