Education

School board hears concerns regarding kindergarten cutoff

In July, the Warren County School District changed its policy for the minimum age of kindergarten students. On Monday, the board heard about some research regarding ‘redshirting’ young students. “We have issues with the date change of the kindergarten entry,” Heather Cathcart Norris ...

A look ahead

More than 300 Warren County eighth-graders took some time to think about their futures. The Warren Forest Higher-Education Council School to Work program and Warren County School District collaborated on the annual Eighth Grade Career Day on Friday at the Holy Redeemer Center in ...

Top of the class

Eisenhower took a big haul at the Clarion University High School Mathematics Competition this month. One student walked away with a first place trophy. Another came away with second place. “Eisenhower had the top two scores for Class A schools,” advisor Anna Joncas said. “Josef ...

Beaty hopes to bring in former WWE/WCW star

Beaty-Warren Middle School and local businesses are working together to bring in former WCW and WWE Wrestling Champion turned anti-bullying advocate Marc Mero to speak to students. “Mrs. Alicia Gatto (a BWMS parent) is working with Beaty-Warren Middle School, the PTO and local businesses to ...

Wolverines get the W: Sheffield’s plow entry chosen as fan favorite

High school students throughout Warren and Forest counties painted a plow that will clear the area’s roadways the winter. After an online vote, Sheffield was recognized with the “Fan Favorite” award. “Students from the school painted a wing plow blade with the school’s mascot ...

Local students do their part to decorate governor’s residence

Warren County School District students will be providing the sparkle for a Christmas tree at the governor’s residence this holiday season. The governor’s office chose the district in October and notified local officials that they would need 800 ornaments with a theme of ‘sparkle’ no ...

Regional college to nix ‘Rural’ in name change

More changes are coming for the region’s first community college. The Rural Regional College of Northern Pennsylvania is in the process changing its name to Northern Pennsylvania Regional College, according to college President Dr. Joseph T. Nairn. “The college is in the process of ...

WCSD taking part in Trex Challenge

Warren County School District schools will be keeping it green again this year. For the second year, schools in the district will be participating in the Trex Challenge. Schools will be collecting plastic from Nov. 15 (America Recycles Day) April 22 (Earth Day), competing for the prize — a ...

Rural Regional College won’t include South Street school

When it was announced back in April that the Rural Regional College would be locating in Warren, the plan included the former South Street Early Learning Center. That plan is now up in smoke. Established by act of the state legislature in 2014, the RRC has been tasked with forming a ...

Exploring Egypt

The Sphinx, Cleopatra and King Tut were on display in Youngsville this week. Seventh-graders at Youngsville Elementary Middle School studied ancient Egypt over the last month. As a culminating experience, each student had to pick and research a topic, prepare a tri-fold presentation, and ...

WAHS student helps make homecoming a special night

“I was out to make their night, but honestly, they ended up making mine,” said Warren Area High School student Audrey Ferrie. Ferrie attended a 4-H State Leadership Conference earlier this year. During the conference, she heard Kevin Laue speak. It inspired her. Seven feet tall with ...

WCSD avoids taking position on referendum

Property tax relief... or a foolish giveaway? The Warren County School District does not have a position on the referendum question facing Pennsylvania voters today. “We don’t want to weigh in whether the public should vote yes or they should vote no,” board President Donna Zariczny ...

Paint the Plow winner to be decided by vote

The painting is done, now it’s time for the voting. PennDOT’s Paint the Plow program is intended to promote winter driving safety and foster appreciation for high school art programs. Art students at Youngsville, Warren, Sheffield, and Eisenhower high schools, as well as East Forest ...

Youngsville homecoming queen

Youngsville’s homecoming queen was crowned on Wednesday night. Pictured from left are Monte McClue, Allexa Morgan, 2017 Queen Sara Rowland, 2016 Queen Leah McCluskey, Rebekah Hogg and Abby Carr.

St. Joe’s adding sixth

St. Joseph Catholic School will add sixth grade for the 2018-2019 school year. After more than a year of consideration and study, officials at the school have decided to offer sixth grade — but not seventh and eighth grades “Good news abounds at St. Joseph’s,” Principal Nancy Warner ...

Changing lives

Life Skills Teacher Megan Leach doesn’t think she’s changing lives with the Building Buddies program. But she’s “certain” that the students in the program “are changing each other’s lives.” During the Warren County School Board’s curriculum, instruction, and technology ...

Out and down

The official enrollment figures for Warren County School District are out, and down. After a drop of 28 students last year, the district enrollment is down 89 this year — two percent of the student body. While total enrollment is down, numbers are up in the eastern and central parts of ...

School bus accident results in no injuries

According to Warren County School District’s Transportation and Purchasing Manager Mike Kiehl, a small bus accident left students in need of alternative rides to school on Wednesday morning. “One of the Warren County School District buses and a bus that services BEi were passing on ...

Help is on the way

It’s not just an opportunity to help out, said Beaty Warren Middle School Student Council Advisor Lori Hahn, but an opportunity to learn more about our country and our world. Hahn said that when category 4 hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in late September, many of her students weren’t ...

School district hopes to fill two vacancies

For years, Warren County School District has been reducing its staff. But there is one particular position that the district is having trouble filling. “We currently have a shortage in our school psychology department,” Director of Pupil Services Dr. Patricia Hawley said. “We have two ...