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Education

The scoop on poop

People in medical professions might get to work in sterile environments, but that doesn’t mean they won’t get their hands dirty. Students in the Warren County Career Center Health and Medical Assisting program got to practice working with less than sterile materials on Friday. Those ...

Best of the pack

Warren County K-9 units made a visit to Pack 6 at their monthly meeting Wednesday evening. K-9 officer Nic and K-9 officer Dina demonstrated their obedience skills and received some affection from the Pack before departing. Both K-9s are originally from Slovakia. They began their ...

Saturday school events postponed

The Warren County School District has postponed all athletic and co-curricular events for Saturday, Jan. 18. This includes scheduled practices. www.wcsdpa.org

Approved

After half a year without a contract, the two sides have come together. The Warren County Education Association and Warren County School District each approved matching tentative agreements at meetings Monday evening. The new agreement is a four-year deal retroactive to July 1, 2019. The ...

‘22 Strong’

There’s often infighting and a sense of separation between the four high school attendance areas in Warren County. But when the chips are down, and life gets real, it’s truly amazing how all of it goes away and the communities rally around each other. That was evident again Friday ...

‘Screen-free’

No phones. No video games. No social media. On the same theory as an ‘unplugging’ day or weekend, Beaty-Warren Middle School is going “screen-free” starting Jan. 6. Counselor Matt Menard spoke about the new policy. “Students will not be permitted to use their phones, unless for ...

After-school activities canceled

Due to inclement weather, all after-school activities have been canceled for today, Wednesday, Dec. 18, by Warren County School District.

‘Parents as Teachers’ comes to Warren

Representatives of various local agencies and organizations that provide services for young children learned of a service that’s not new but fairly new to Warren County on Tuesday. Dave Robinson, director of the Union City Family Support Center, spoke about the “Parents as Teachers” ...

School board discusses kindergarten policy shift

It is almost time for kindergarten registration in the Warren County School District. This year, there is a change to the policy. “Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, and continuing thereafter, in order to meet the earliest admission age for the district’s kindergarten program, ...

WAHS STEM lab included in WCCC reno

Part of the Warren County Career Center renovation will not be part of the career center’s programming. A high-school level STEM lab is part of the project. And, like the career center, its offerings will be open to all district high schoolers. But, it is not technically a career ...

Two WCCC students prep for tense DECA challenge

Two Warren County Career Center students described this year’s district DECA competition as “fun but nerve-racking.” They’re preparing to wrack their nerves again, as they advance to the state competition. This was the first year that 10th-grade students Macey Eyler and Mitchell ...

Be About It

Following 12 sessions of character development, a group of seven students from Abraxas have graduated and been given the tools to help turn their lives around. Youngsville Borough Police Chief Todd Mineweaser, and Pennsylvania State Police corporals Todd Koebley and Noelle Schad were the ...

57th Rotary celebrates 4H achievement night

The 57th Rotary 4-H Achievement Night and the Penn State Extension Annual Meeting were held November 14 at the 4-H Center in Pittsfield. The evening began with 4-H Extension Educator Jennifer Grooms introducing State Senator Scott Hutchinson who spoke briefly to those in attendance. Penn ...

The Better Elf

It’s a busy time of year for Santa Claus but his wife took a break from all the holiday preparations for a visit in Warren on Monday evening. Mrs. Claus stopped by the Warren Public Library to visit with children and their adult friends and relatives. She explained to those who came to ...

TCCS students hoping to fill empty bowls for others

Students at Tidioute Community Charter School have come up with a unique — and artsy — way to raise funds for those in need in their community. “Tidioute Community Charter School art students made ceramic bowls — “empty bowls” — and TCCS graphic art students created a cookbook ...

2020-21 school calender finalized

The Warren County School District has finalized the school calendar for next year. The school board unanimously approved the 2020-2021 calendar during Monday night’s meeting. School is set to start next fall on Tuesday, Sept. 1, and wrap up on Friday, June 11, 2021. Students will be ...

WCSD proposes tax hike not pass index

A tax increase can’t be ruled out as part of the Warren County School District’s 2020-2021 spending plan, but it won’t be high enough to trigger a referendum. The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) calculates a percentage index to determine the maximum tax increase allowed ...

State school performance helps identify challenges

When the statewide school performance profile numbers were released in November, only two Warren County schools found themselves to be above the midpoint of scores. The scores take into account standardized test scores, improvement on those scores compared to previous results, attendance, ...

Saturday hunting opener aims to maintain younger hunters

The Pennsylvania Game Commission bucked tradition by opening its rifle deer season on Saturday this year. It was an attempt to keep younger hunters. “We’re losing hunters,” Pennsylvania Game Commission Northwest Region Information and Education Supervisor Chip Brunst said. “We ...