Education

Changes for student immunizations in Warren County, by age and grade

Changes proposed by the Department of Health to vaccine regulations have been approved. The proposed changes to regulations for student immunization and school attendance appeared as final in the March 3 Pennsylvania Bulletin, and will be effective as of Aug 1, 2017, for implementation during ...

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Spell-bound: County’s champion speller takes on best in state

Warren County’s spelling champion took on the best in western Pennsylvania this weekend. Jason Bonavita, an eighth grader at Beaty Warren Middle School, competed Saturday at the 67th Annual Western Pennsylvania Spelling Bee at Robert Morris University after winning the Warren County School ...

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Game over

Students at Youngsville High School who want to play junior varsity or varsity football next year will do so as part of the Warren Area High School team. After rejecting two proposed motions, the Warren County School District board approved combining the two programs as a cooperative by a ...

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School heroes

What does a school counselor do? If you ask students of WAEC at random, they may tell you that the school counselor helps them open their juice box at lunch, get on the bus at the end of the day, teaches them about emotions with Twiggle the turtle, or walks the hallways checking things ...

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Win-win: Pre-K and WCSD meet in the middle

What can preschool providers and the Warren County School District learn from one another? Plenty, it turns out. Since 2015, the school district has been meeting quarterly with preschool providers to open a dialogue and get kids prepared for kindergarten, and kindergarten prepared for ...

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WAEC takes honors in breakfast competition

Warren Area Elementary Center has won an honorable mention for increasing its breakfast participation. WAEC was one of over 1,000 schools throughout Pennsylvania to participate in the Inaugural Pennsylvania School Breakfast Challenge. According to James Grosch, WCSD Director of Business ...

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‘Medical, law, fire’ education passed on to students

The Warren-Forest Higher Education Council donated smoke detectors to Warren County School District students on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Hi-Ed partnered with the City of Warren Police Department Law Enforcement Explorers and Warren Wal-Mart to provide the smoke detectors for students. ...

Awareness

Betsy Sobkowski, Warren Area High School counselor, has been working in the high school guidance office since September of 2001. In that time, she’s spent a lot of time working on an issue many people may not recognize. Bullying has been increasingly on the radar of parents and school ...

Fundations improving our youth literacy

Work toward improving literacy at the kindergarten through third-grade levels in the Warren County School District has been successful. Prior to the 2016/2017 school year, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Rhonda Decker said the school board tasked the district with improving ...

Suicide prevention education in school

What do you know about suicide? What do you think you know about it? Betsy Sobkowski, Warren Area High School counselor, said, in the past three years, part of her job has been to try to raise awareness and educate students about suicide in an attempt to prevent it. For instance, said ...

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Football safety

The Youngsville football discussion continues. Members of the Warren County School District Board of Directors laid out its work so far toward finding options for the program, and heard head football coach Andy Chase and other interested parties speak during its Personnel/Athletics and ...

Commissioners: School resource officer close

Warren County and the Warren County School District are close to an agreement that would result in a Sheriff’s deputy serving as a School Resource Officer. The Warren County Commissioners discussed the concept during Wednesday’s meeting. Commissioner Cindy Morrison said that an agreement ...

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Huffman announces candidacy for School Board – Region 1

Amy “Elizabeth” Huffman is officially announcing her candidacy for Warren County School Board – Region 1. Elizabeth is a 1992 graduate of Warren Area High School. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Masters in Business Administration with a Concentration in ...

Career Center paves way with student resource guide

A list of available programs is a fine thing for an educational outlet to offer. But a student planning guide — with additional details including successful alumni, photos, certifications, and other information — is a better reference. Warren County Career Center used to hand out course ...

Northwest Commission’s Greenways Block Grant applications accepted

Applications are being accepted for the Northwest Commission’s Greenways Block Grant (GBG) Program’s second round of funding for 2016-17. The GBG program leverages grant funds through the partnership of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and the Department of ...

Conservation District scholarships available

Warren County students looking to pursue education in areas related to the environment are eligible to apply for scholarships. The Warren County Conservation District (WCCD) will accept applications through May 1 for the Ralph G. Eckert Scholarship and the Warren County Council of ...

Student’s death stark reminder of bus safety

In light of a fatal crash in Erie County last week, Warren County School District officials are asking motorists to exercise caution around school buses. “The recent school bus tragedy in Wattsburg reinforces the need for drivers to remain observant when approaching school buses,” ...

Halls Of Ivy…

Warren Conty Christian School Merit/Honor Rolls from this past marking period include: MERIT LIST (3.0-3.49 GPA) 2nd Grade: Andrew Wagner 7th Grade: Gracia Clark 8th Grade: Connor Bailey Cammie Crouse 12th Grade: Kelsey Kelley Josiah Poindexter Marcus Root Allison ...

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From left are Brayden Toomey (third place), Jason Bonavita (first place), Kyra Wotorson (second place).

‘Tenaciously’

Ninety-seven words made up the contest between the county’s top spellers Thursday morning, but “scrumptiously” will be sending Beaty Warren Middle School eighth-grader Jason Bonavita to Pittsburgh. Bonavita won the top spot after 15 rounds of competition between spellers from ...

District spelling bee Thursday at Beaty WMS

Bee. Noun. A social gathering for a specific purpose, as to carry out a communal task or hold competitions. Example: The annual Warren County Spelling Bee will be held this Thursday at Beaty Warren Middle School. Beaty Principal Ann Ryan said that this year’s students would be coming from ...