Education

Summer grub

It’s summer, but hundreds of young people are still eating school district meals in the community. The Warren County School District Summer Food Service Program opened last week at Beaty-Warren Middle School and the Rouse Children’s Center. On Monday, the remaining sites — the ...

WCSD officials coordinate August shooter drill at IKE

Tactical training for law enforcement was one of the steps along the way to an active shooter incident drill this summer in Warren County School District. That event is in the past and involved agents from state, county, and municipal agencies as well as agencies in Chautauqua County, ...

Tactical training

Simulated ammunition and police jargon were flying around Youngsville High School on Monday. Pennsylvania State Police out of the Northwest Training Center ran tactical training at the school in advance of Warren County School District’s forthcoming active shooter incident exercise ...

Up to the challenge

A group of students at Eisenhower Elementary School celebrated a three-peat on the last day of school. The award was acknowledged with a huge trophy and a check, but the effects of the win reach far beyond the school. For the third year in a row, the school earned first place in the Warren ...

Lydia Giannini is Times Observer Student of the Year

Lydia Giannini has always loved to “dabble in everything,” according to her mom, Carin. “If Lydia decides she wants to do something, she never quits,” her mom said. “She always figures out a way to get it done.” “I always want to know what I can do to be better,” Lydia ...

Mixed emotions: Commencement

High school graduation is a time of mixed emotions. Such was the case for some of the members of the Warren Area High School class of 2019. According to the program, 177 students turned their tassels and collected their diplomas during Friday’s Commencement ceremony held at the high school. ...

Youngsville students go to school to catch a fish

Outdoor Adventures may just be a .5-credit elective course at Youngsville High School. But, this semester, it has included the finest fly fishing instruction around. And the instruction moved to the Brokenstraw Creek on Thursday morning. The creek was fairly high and pretty muddy so the ...

Feel the glow: YEMS celebrates school year with black lights and glow sticks

From glow-in-the-dark staff t-shirts to glow stick accessories in the form of headbands, bracelets, necklaces and more, fluorescence was all the fashion at Youngsville Elementary-Middle School this week. YEMS celebrated their SOARing year by enjoying a SOAR GLOW reward, according to Barb ...

Hit Parade

What started three years ago as a class parade in the school driveway with a police escort has blossomed into an event with county-wide participation, a street closing and yes, even the Zem Zem Hornets. Thursday marked the Third Annual Beaty Parade. The parade was held along Conewango ...

D.A.R.E. to graduate

DARE is named for Drug Abuse Resistance Education, but it is a program about much more. It’s about teaching kids to respect themselves and others. “Be positive with yourself,” City of Warren Community Service Officer Sgt. Jeff Dougherty said during DARE Graduation Tuesday at ...

Beaty Gives students lend a hand

Hundreds of students scattered about Warren to pitch in on Tuesday. Beaty Gives is a project of the sixth and seventh grades at Beaty-Warren Middle School. Students ventured out to day care centers, nursing homes, city parks, food pantries, and organizations to help make life a little ...

Pizza with Police

Monday was Pizza with Police for a group of Beaty-Warren Middle School students. After a year of good decisions, students in the Life Skills Support class received that reward. “I told the kids, if their teacher reported back to me that they had a good year, I would throw them a pizza ...

Sheffield Elementary students explore the great outdoors

Four groups of young students spent the day engaging all of their senses as they made all sorts of new discoveries in the outdoors Thursday. Sheffield Area Elementary School students in kindergarten and first grade spent the day exploring and learning all about nature and wildlife during a ...

School board votes to send some YEMS students to YHS

There will be more new students than returning students at Youngsville High School next year. At a special board meeting on Tuesday, the board unanimously approved a change that will send western attendance area sixth, seventh, and eighth graders to YHS. Those grades had been served at ...

School board eliminates tax increase

The school board is backing off its plan to raise taxes. At a special meeting Tuesday night, the board unanimously approved a budget proposal with no tax increase. The board did not subtract any expenditures in order to make up the $400,000 it would have made with an additional mill of ...

Chapman State Park hosts first Salamander Safari

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must be aware that the Warren area is crawling with fascinating critters and creatures. Some people took time out from traditional Memorial Day activities to find some of those creatures — the ones that often prefer living under a rock. Staff ...

Cyber schools objecting to individual tuition payments

As legislators propose measures that would shift tuition payments for cyber charter schools from school districts to individuals, cyber charter officials are voicing their objections. PA Leadership Charter School Chief Executive Officer Jim Hanak shared a copy of a resolution recently passed ...

WAEC students speak with Mars Rover scientists

When a new rover heads for Mars in 2020, a group of students now at Warren Area Elementary Center will have spoken with one of the scientists who designed it. Dr. Jennifer Buz, a researcher at Northern Arizona University, worked on the Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars in 2012, and is ...

Love is active

Fred Rogers once said, “We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say ‘It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.’ Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.” On a day recently ...

Mobile Agriculture lab visits Warren Elementary students

Students at Warren Area Elementary Center took turns taking time out of the classroom this week by gathering in another classroom — on wheels. PA Farm Bureau’s Mobile Ag Ed Science Lab spent the week parked up on top of the hill at the elementary center. On Thursday, one group of ...