Education

Wolf’s education plans in line with WCSD’s goals

Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan involves a number of pieces that would address concerns in Warren County School District. At the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools conference Thursday in Boalsburg, Wolf spoke about the need for STEM and career education, the need for broadband ...

An abstract concept

“The law” can be an abstract concept. But on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse - Law Day - high school seniors from Warren and Forest counties heard from court officials on much more practical issues. The focus of the event - which included students from Warren, Youngsville, ...

Freedom of the press

I’ve been to Law Day a number of times. It’s always been fun for me. I get to wander around more than usual and use a camera in the occupied courtroom. I learn more about the law and those who uphold it. And the stories about the history of our courthouse, the shooting of a judge ...

Not so fast

A preliminary discussion of the possibility of closing a high school hit home with some of the students who attend that building. After reading that school board members had brought up the possibility of looking into closing Youngsville High School during a special meeting last week, YHS ...

WCSD sticks to PIAA rules of sports eligibility, for now

Students in Warren County School District athletics can fail classes and still be eligible. Under PIAA guidelines, students have to be passing at least four credits to be eligible to participate in sports. The district is operating under PIAA’s guidelines and will follow that rule into ...

Cause and effect

Youngsville police recently spent a day in and out of the classroom at the Warren County Career Center demonstrating how and why to make a traffic stop and potentially make a DUI arrest. WCCC Protective Service Instructor Mike Noe asked Youngsville Police Chief Todd Mineweaser and Officer ...

School board discusses drug testing teachers

By BRIAN FERRY bferry@timesobserver.com In the wake of the arrest of a Warren County School District teacher accused of having a backpack full of drugs in school, the school board is looking for some drug testing of its staff. Board member Jeff Labesky asked administration to discuss the ...

School board pursues 1 mill tax increase

The school board is, at least for now, moving forward with a budget that includes a one-mill tax increase. At Monday night’s meeting Warren County School District school committee meetings, finance committee members agreed to set administration on a path to produce a proposed final ...

Stay the course

It was a good day to be a tennis ball on Friday — at least while one flawless driver was behind the wheel. Brooke Martin, a student at Tidioute Community Charter School, didn’t even graze a single tennis ball as she cruised through an obstacle course at the Warren County Safe Driving ...

Commissioners extend School Resource Officers

The Warren County Commissioners have unanimously signed off on a three-year extension that will keep trained school resource officers with the Warren County Sheriff’s Department in county school. “The program to me and the comments I’ve heard from the school district,” Sheriff Ken ...

Planning underway for Ike shooter drill

No one wants to have to prepare for a mass casualty event, much less an active shooter situation. But, Warren County School District, law enforcement, EMS providers, and others are going to continue to get together in the name of preparedness. At a planning meeting this week, district ...

WAHS History Club tours the state

As members of the Warren Area High School History Club gathered to talk about a recent trip words like phenomenal, stunning and emotional were part of the conversation. The group consensus was that it’s a trip not to be missed. The group of 16 students spent April 12 to 14 touring the ...

School board ponders tax increase options

When the school board digs into the budget over the next two months, it will have to take a look at a tax increase. The rough-cut budget shows a deficit of $2.7 million after using more than $600,000 in committed fund balance. Possible adds and cuts were introduced and discussed at ...

School Board mulls 2019-2020 budget

There could be a dozen fewer teachers in Warren County next school year and the school board could soon take a look at closing a building for 2020-2021. At a special meeting Monday, the Warren County School District board took a look at some possible adds and cuts. In the next few ...

Hi-Ed summer camp gets robotic shot in the arm

The Warren-Forest Higher Education Council (Hi-Ed) School To Work Partnership recently received a donation of $4,120 from the Wendy Woodall Fund of the Community Foundation of Warren County to purchase 10 new LEGO Mindstorms robotics kits for the LEGO Robotics Summer Camp. As one of the ...

Life lessons

On Wednesday, about 100 students from Warren County learned some valuable life lessons from experts. At the 28th Annual Warren County SADD Spring Conference, keynote speaker Nancy Lombardo, a former police officer and detective in Oklahoma, spoke about the dangers of social media and how ...

Community Foundation matches Career Center grant to fund new dynamometer

The Community Foundation of Warren County has put up the money to help some Warren County Career Center students evaluate motor vehicles. Executive Director John Lasher presented a check for $7,500 to Power Equipment Teacher Michael Smith on Wednesday. That amount finishes off the match ...

Youngsville Business Week tests students

Last week was Business Week at Youngsville High School. And a group of students walked away with crisp $100 bills for top honors from the week’s worth of effort. During the week, students faced the challenge of creating and maintaining a company while accomplishing practical tasks ...

Hunter Reiff first to represent Mercyhurst Equestrian Team at nationals

When Hunter Reiff was 3 and riding ponies in her tutu and tiara never did she imagine that one day she’d be heading to nationals as a member of the Mercyhurst University Equestrian Team. The Warren native is the first member of the team to qualify for the National Competition of the ...

Daddy-daughter date

Men decked out in snazzy attire and young girls all dolled up in their best dresses, and even some princess gowns, lined up outside the Warren Area Student Union on Friday evening for a first-ever event. Once inside, the attire didn’t matter. The lights were flickering and everyone had on ...