Education

Orientation program open to those seeking career in law enforcement

Young people who are or might be interested in careers in law enforcement are invited to Law Enforcement Exploring Orientation Night. “Law Enforcement Exploring is the preeminent career orientation and experience program for young people considering a career in law enforcement or a related ...

Bevevino finishes in fourth place at FBLA National Conference

John Bevevino placed fourth at the FBLA nationals earlier this month. The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference was held in Anaheim, California this year from June 29 through July 2. The event put more than 9,000 of the nation’s top-performing high school ...

RRC sets August 21 deadline for fall registration

The Rural Regional College of Northwestern PA started as an idea. Then it became legislation and a pilot program. Now, for the first time, it’s enrolling students for the fall semester. A release from the RRC said that registration deadline is August 21, 2017, the first day of the fall ...

Spanish students take educational trip to Puerto Rico

Students and instructors from Eisenhower, Warren, and Youngsville high schools recently completed a week-long educational trip to Puerto Rico. Warren Area High School Spanish teacher Jewel Rozanski organizes trips every two years to Spanish-speaking countries for county students. This ...

Local students able to extend education with summer camps

It has already been a busy summer for students at the Warren Forest Higher Education Council. The Hi-Ed has held three camps for middle school students in the last two weeks: Wilderness Camp, Lego Robotics Camp, and Code Warriors Camp. All three went well, according to Hi-Ed School to Work ...

13-year-old Camp Cadet grad: ‘I like challenging myself’

Conner Younger wants to be a game commissioner. For now, the 13-year-old home school student from Sugar Grove will have to settle for volunteering at bear stations, being part of the Explorers post, and attending Camp Cadet, from which he returned this week. Camp Cadet is a five-day ...

Sounds of summer

The 28th year of Warren County Summer Music School is wrapping up this week with a concert and an open house. The concert is a partnership with the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra. It will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday evening at the fountain at the Pennsylvania and Second avenue point in Warren. ...

Board votes against tax increase; approves $78M budget

The school board saw an opportunity to not raise taxes and took it. The proposed final budget included a one-mill tax increase. On Monday, the board voted to get rid of that extra revenue and give the county’s taxpayers a break. The board approved a $78 million budget with no tax ...

School district to cut teachers in 2017-18

There will be fewer educators in the Warren County School District system again this school year. The final 2017-2018 budget includes eliminating 13 positions and adding three. At a previous meeting, school board member Arthur Stewart asked administration for a staffing update. On Monday, ...

School district saves money in interest rates

Warren County School District’s latest financing will cost close to $1 million less than expected. Public Financial Management held a competitive online auction for debt on Monday. PFM’s Jamie Doyle reported the results of that auction to the board during a special meeting Monday ...

Career Center students construct gun case for City of Warren police

The Thompson submachine gun has a long and colorful history. Developed initially for use clearing the trenches of World War I, the weapon was a few days too late to see fighting in that war. But, it held on and was used by U.S. troops through World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, and by forces ...

‘Non-traditional’ student Sobina thriving at WCCC

“If I’d known more about myself,” said Maxwell Sobina, of the Health and Medical Assistance program at the Warren County Career Center, “this would be my second year in the program.” Sobina, a junior at Warren Area High School, is finishing up his first year in the health program ...

Local students take a break to help with annual Relay for Life

Sixth graders at Eisenhower Middle High School and Beaty-Warren Middle School celebrated Relay for Life on Wednesday. Eisenhower held its third annual middle school Relay Field Day. Throughout the school, sixth-grade students raised donations that will be forwarded to the American Cancer ...

WCCC putting finishing touches on Habitat For Humanity house

A two year project is nearly complete. Said Greg Waterman, building and construction teacher at the Warren County Career Center, only a few things are left to do as the school year wraps up. Much of that, said Waterman, will be getting completed at the site where the house is set to go. ...

Six ‘Fundations’ educators recognized at board meeting

Warren County School District staff are going above and beyond to make sure the district’s youngest students have solid foundations in language arts. At Monday night’s meeting, the school board and administration recognized six educators for volunteering to go through training to become ...

Concerns about staffing brought to school board

Staffing was an area of concern for those who addressed the Warren County School District board of directors on Monday. Parent Penny Jensen said her son will be going into fifth grade at Eisenhower Elementary School and she is concerned that she has heard there will be only two sections for ...