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The Warren County School District Board of Directors unanimously decided against moving forward with a proposed sports merger during Monday’s regular meeting. Citing a desire to learn more about why participation is dropping, the board chose to send the issue back to the Personnel, Athletics ...

Sheffield’s Grubbs Times Observer Scholar-Athlete of 2018

Sheffield senior Mya Grubbs is one of those people you notice immediately when she walks in a room. Outgoing, fun, positive – those words could be used to describe her, but she is also an intense competitor both in the classroom, in the athletic arena and in the community. Those are traits ...

Youngsville senior receives full scholarship at The Rock

Lauryn Harshaw, a senior at Youngsville High School, was selected to receive a Board of Governors Scholarship for her undergraduate studies at Slippery Rock University this fall. The Board of Governors Scholarship is a renewable scholarship that represents full tuition and is one of the largest ...

The Squire awarded

Photo submitted to Times Observer The Eisenhower High School journalism program was awarded second place for web publications at the Edinboro University and Northwestern Pennsylvania High School Journalism Competition. It is the third consecutive top-two finish for the program in its three ...

School (re)zone

The Warren County Planning Commission has recommended a rezoning request for the former Sugar Grove Elementary School. The change – if approved by the Warren County Commissioners – would change the zoning for the parcel from Residential to Business, which would allow the Warren County ...

Everybody loves a parade

“This was the best day ever.” And you could tell by the cracking of Lacey Schuler’s voice, she meant it. Schuler’s seventh-graders at Beaty Warren Middle School had a bright idea last school year. They wanted their own parade. They would plan it and star in it. Nine students, ...

Good as Gold

The Gold B awards were held on Thursday. An opportunity for Beaty Warren Middle School students to be recognized for participation and exemplary character, the awards have been going on for decades. Each year, students are able to claim one of the letters eight letters B-E-A-T-Y-W-M-S for in ...

Buildings on block

A mostly empty school building could soon house municipal offices, a veterans center, and housing for homeless vets. At the June meeting of the Warren County school board, there will be action on the former Allegheny Valley Elementary School property. Clarendon Borough Mayor Tom Eaton ...

Eisenhower — well, the Earth — wins third Trex Challenge

For the third year district schools competed in the Trex Challenge. Eisenhower students, families, and staff collected one-third of the total amount of plastic collected for this year’s challenge. “As we began our new year of collection, Eisenhower students, families, staff, and ...

Invited guests

From a skink to a skunk, there were some special visitors at Eisenhower Elementary School on Tuesday. The Erie Zoo, in a collaboration with the Nutrition Group, sent some envoys to meet with students. Nutrition Group’s Michelle Marker related the special diets the animals eat at the zoo ...

‘…To better myself’

For 10 years, the Warren Forest Higher-Education Council has been providing local students with opportunities to earn high school diplomas. On Thursday, Dana Bailey, Carlie Colvin, Alyssa Hartman, and Amy Lewis received diplomas and congratulations from Warren Area High School Principal Jeff ...

Love of science taking WAHS junior prestigious places

Caitlin Strassburg is all about science and math. As a junior at Warren Area High School, Strassburg is running out of science courses and has taken most of the high school’s math courses as well as pre-calculus and calculus I and II through dual-enrollment. She wanted her first pet to be ...

Spanish culture in New York City

Warren Area High School students learning Spanish spent two days last month in New York City. Students spent from Friday to Sunday, March 27 to 29, in New York City as part of a Spanish Club educational trip that took them through various experiences; parts of the city that exposed them to ...

Board wants sports programs hosted at all the high schools

Some of the discussion didn’t match the written parts of the Warren County School District proposed sports consolidation plan. The plan calls for some sports programs to be hosted at each of Warren County School District’s four high schools. That was the selling point for some board ...

Warren County students medal at Skills USA state competition

Several local students competed at the state level in Skills USA. Out of 16 students competing, 11 won medals, said Skills advisor Jessica Tundel. Gold medal winners were Caleb Eyler (Collision Repair Technology), Makala Bowman, Katie Haight, and Desirae McMillen (Crime Scene ...

Consolidation conundrum

Warren County School District could soon change its policy for athletics programs. Each program has to have a certain number of participants, or the program is put on probation. Under the policy, as long as the program has the right number of people, the program is in no particular ...

The million dollar question(s)

It’s budget time and the school board has millions of dollars of decisions to make. Warren County School District’s projected revenues are almost $77 million. The projected expenditures are just short of $82 million. Assuming the budget includes a small percentage of expenditures that ...

Mangus stops at Beaty to speak with students

When NASA scientist and consultant John Mangus spoke to eighth-graders at Beaty-Warren Middle School, he covered a lot of ground — quantum theory, relativity, missions to Mars, even social media. But, most of his presentation was about light, optics, and the James Webb Space ...