Education

Training for mass casualty training

In an active shooter situation, like the one that will be simulated at Beaty-Warren Middle School on Tuesday, a coordinated, efficient emergency response could be key to saving lives. Local law enforcement officers have practiced their responses this summer and will do so again. But, their ...

Classroom Salvation

Does your child need school supplies? If so, and if you meet certain eligibility guidelines, he or she may be able to get them through the seasonal school supplies program at the Salvation Army in Warren. Signups for the school supplies program began on July 25 and run through next Friday, ...

WCSD enrollment decline slowing, According to study

The enrollment of Warren County School District has hit the tail end of the bell curve, according to a demographics study. According to the study by Davis Demographics, enrollment in the district will continue to decline, but at a trickle. According to the projection, there will be about ...

Tech savvy: Eyler does it again

He’s done it again. Eisenhower High School graduate Caleb Eyler dominated the SkillsUSA competition again this year, advancing through both the regional and the state-level competitions to finally place first at nationals as his final act as a Warren County Career Center student. Eyler ...

So what? Here’s what we think of WCSD’s regional representation

So Warren County isn’t wed to the way that school directors are elected. Given what state law indicates, what the court ruled in 2002 and what we’ve deduced from re-drawing some map lines, there are numerous potential possibilities to consider. Could our school board election process be ...

School board votes Friday on max tax increase

The recommendation is to approve a 1.8 mill tax increase. When the school board votes on its final budget this Friday, the members will be faced with a $2.2 million deficit. A tax increase bringing in about $720,000 would help take some of the sting out of that deficit. During Monday’s ...

‘Thank you for everything’

The Warren County school board said farewell to some long-time employees on Monday and hopes to do the same to some trees, sooner rather than later. Seven retirees — Debra Brown, John Bonavita, Kathy Bowley, Barb Kersey, Mary Ann Mead, Donna Shagla, and Terry Stanko — attended Monday’s ...

Not yet

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 ...