Education

Assessment protocol helps decide school district response to threats

The consequences of making threats in school involve multiple levels of response. The Warren County School District evaluates every threat using its threat assessment protocol. Over the last two weeks, six threats have resulted in police response. Other actions do not rise to that ...

Three lockdown drills set for this week

Warren County schools continue to practice security measures. The school district has three lockdown drills on schedule for this week. Youngsville Elementary Middle School’s will be held on Thursday, according to Quality Assurance Supervisor Boyd Freeborough. The time is set for 1 p.m. ...

No laughing matter

Making a threat at school is a serious matter. Students should be aware that threatening words will receive very serious attention from law enforcement in Warren County. “In the past week we have had multiple juveniles charged with making threats towards their school, teachers and other ...

Doing it their way

Students at Youngsville High School chose to sit in rather than walk out Wednesday. Across the nation, individual demonstrations by groups of students in different schools were held to honor the students killed in Parkland, Fl., last month and to protest what they see as a lack of meaningful ...

Celebrating Pi Day

March 14 — 3/14 — is Pi (3.14) Day. At Youngsville Elementary Middle School, the Pi Day festivities included pi-related events and pie-related events. “We have brought together the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. We have individuals and teams reciting the digits of pi,” ...

State police investigating threats at WAEC

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a pair of threats made by students at Warren Area Elementary Center on Tuesday. Police say they responded to the Warren Area Elementary Center at 9:24 a.m. Tuesday morning to investigate a written threat that was made by a 10-year old juvenile ...

New threats received

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a pair of threats made by students at Warren Area Elementary Center on Tuesday. Police say they responded to the Warren Area Elementary Center at 9:24 a.m. Tuesday morning to investigate a written threat that was made by a 10-year-old juvenile ...

Sheffield comes up with own way to honor victims

Students at Sheffield Area Elementary School will not be walking out on Wednesday. According to Jennifer Koebley, who teaches third grade at SAES, “after a discussion with students and teachers it was decided that our school should do something a little different on that day.” Koebley ...

Board approves new graduation credit count for WCSD students

New graduation credit counts have been approved for students in the Warren County School District. The total number of required credits drops by one for each of the next three years from 26 to 24. As part of ongoing efforts at educational reform, Warren County School District’s high ...

Exercising the right

One month after a former student killed 17 students at a Parkland, Florida high school, students nationally are planning a walk-out for Wednesday morning. And that includes students in the Warren County School District. The event is being promoted by Empower, the youth faction of the ...

Superintendent updates board on district’s safety procedures

“We have to be extra diligent....This is a time where we can’t take things lightly.” In the wake of a string of threats against students in several Warren County School District facilities – and last month’s school massacre in Florida – WCSD Superintendent Amy Stewart updated the ...

Threat lands Beaty student in custody

Another student is in custody at a juvenile placement center after making a threat against a student last week. According to City of Warren Police, a 14-year-old male, of Warren, was taken into custody after police responded to an incident at Beaty-Warren Middle School at 9:45 p.m. ...

Tackling the issues

Warren County Head Start faculty and administration heard from two local agencies at Friday’s professional development meeting. Head Start director Roxanne Carifo said that representatives from A Safe Place were on hand to talk about signs that students may be experiencing domestic ...

Practicing protocol

Warren Area High School practiced its lockdown protocol on Thursday. At 10:30 a.m., an announcement was made that the drill was starting and gave a description of an intruder in the building. The security doors closed. Teachers throughout the building took quick looks into the hall to make ...

Three under arrest

Three Warren County students were taken into custody after threatening to “shoot up” their respective schools on Tuesday. A 14-year-old male from Sheffield and a 16-year-old male from Warren were each charged with third-degree felony terroristic threats and disorderly conduct, according ...

Bestselling author Jan Brett visits WAEC

A New York Times bestselling author was at Warren Area Elementary Center on Tuesday. Jan Brett, author and illustrator of children’s books, whose stories and illustrations are known worldwide for their intricacy and fidelity to the cultural landscapes of the places they depict, visited WAEC ...

McMillen proving protective service isn’t just for men

Students like Desirae McMillen are proving that it’s no longer just “a man’s world.” McMillen is one of several female students enrolled in the Protective Services program at Warren County Career Center. And she, along with her female classmates, are thriving in what may have been ...

Art show set for Thursday at Eisenhower Elementary

Artists and art will occupy the halls and cafeteria of Eisenhower Elementary School on Thursday. Art Show/Arts Night will feature the work of students in grades kindergarten through sixth. Works created by students through fifth grade in their art classes and by sixth graders for their ...

In case of emergency

Warren County School District and local law enforcement and other emergency services providers will collaborate on an active shooter drill this summer. The drill will be held at Beaty-Warren Middle School on Tuesday, Aug. 21. There will be a number of training sessions for various groups of ...

WAHS to hold lockdown drill

There will be a lockdown drill at Warren Area High School at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Supervisor of Quality Assurance Boyd Freeborough said the drill will instruct students in how to keep themselves safe in the event of an intruder in the school and goes along with ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, ...