Education

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 ...

YHS students take in some nature at Chapman State Park

Youngsville High School students got their feet wet as future caretakers of the watershed during a trip to Chapman State Park on Thursday. Students broke into groups to tackle the physical, biological and chemical aspects of Penny Run in the park. They also engaged in stream ...

WCCC students rewarded for hard work on Incentive Day

On Friday, Warren County Career Center celebrated students who showed extraordinary dedication. “We gave out four large incentives for students who had perfect attendance all year or merit honor roll three times,” Principal Jim Evers said. Those students were eligible for grand prize ...

Ike Elementary students explore the nature lab

In certain settings, finding a bug in your cup could be grounds for legal action. But, last week, in a secluded little out-of-the-way destination, bugs in cups were the bomb. Students at Eisenhower Elementary School took part in a Schoolyard Exploration in the school’s Nature Lab on ...

SAES students get expert safety tips

As temperatures warm and the end of another school year approaches, students at Sheffield Area Elementary School took time from the classroom to learn from experts how to stay safe while they’re having fun. Representatives from nine area groups and organizations took part in the Third ...

‘Rough, old, beat up’

After 67 years, you might think a piece of farm equipment had earned some rest. Matt Salapek’s red and white 1952 Ford 8N that had been working in Warren County for all those years was starting to break down. Its motor was on the verge of seizing up. “My grandpa bought that in the early ...