Education

WAEC earns chance to host bestselling author

Jan Brett will be in Warren on Tuesday morning. Warren Area Elementary Center was one of two schools that won out in a heated competition online between thousands of schools across the country, in Canada, and worldwide. The contest collected votes to see which school most wanted a visit from ...

Career Center upgrades may include a dedicated IEP room

The Warren County Career Center will be renovated in the near future. Part of that renovation may include a new room in the building specifically for students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). The potential new room was discussed during this week’s Warren County School District ...

Higher education

“I can’t be any more excited than I am,” said Commissioner Jeff Eggleston of the Northern Pennsylvania Regional College choosing Warren as the home of its administrative offices. The NPRC will serve Cameron, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, McKean, Potter, Venango, and Warren counties. Its ...

Purchase of PNC Building draws plenty of public comment

There was a lot to say at Wednesday’s commissioner’s meeting regarding the purchase of the PNC Bank Building. Two of Warren County’s commissioners — Commissioner Ben Kafferlin and Commissioner Jeff Eggleston — voted in favor of the county’s loan of $450,000 and a $100,000 grant to ...

Warren junior moving on to DECA nationals

Ryan Zavinski’s first year in the Accounting Program at Warren County Career Center has been successful. The Warren Area High School Junior is the son of Ruth and Jeff Zavinski. He placed second in the district DECA competition for Principles of Business and Administration, before going on ...

New courses discussed

Potential new courses and revisions to current courses were discussed during this week’s Warren County School District Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology committee meeting. One potential new course would be Introductory Spanish, which would be offered to 8th grade students in the ...

Career Center renovations included in district’s plans

The future of buildings and grounds in the Warren County School District was up for discussion during Monday night’s Physical Plants and Facilities meeting. Included in that discussion was a proposed schedule for Warren County Career Center renovations and additions. Director of Buildings ...

Marc Mero returning for four presentations this week

Marc Mero is coming back to Warren County. Mero, a former boxer, football player, and professional wrestler turned motivational speaker visited Warren this past December to talk to students at Beaty Warren Middle School and Eisenhower Middle/High School about setting goals, as well as making ...

WCCS students construct rare instrument

“It’s like a Russian guitar.” That’s how Warren County Christian School’s John Lewis described the balalaika. The instrument is what 10th-grade technology students at WCCS are building for this year’s project. Projects in previous years have included, dulcimers, ukuleles, ...

WCSD students, teachers celebrate Spanish culture

“We truly believe that it is a skill that’s worthwhile, and one that, if pursued, can created incredible opportunities.” That’s what Warren Area High School Spanish teacher Gladys Archer said of learning Spanish. “If a student wants to become fully bilingual, we want to make sure ...

Worst case scenario

The shooting in Parkland, Fla., and every other school shooting, is a reminder of why schools in Warren County are working to be prepared. “It has to be a continual effort. You can’t just train once,” Warren County School District Superintendent Amy Stewart said. And, “right now it’s ...

Resource Officers have a vital role in school safety

Warren County Sheriff’s Deputies Tyler Wagner and Josh Frederoski had to go to training before they could go to school. Wagner and Frederoski are the school resource officers (SROs) in Warren County School District. School resource officers have some pretty serious ...

TCCS students receive crash course in voting

At age 18, Pennsylvania residents have the right to vote. To encourage young people to prepare to take on that civic duty, the Warren County Director of Elections and the League of Women Voters of Warren County collaborated on a number of visits to county high schools over the past two ...

Pennsylvania schools taking the initiative to prevent suicide

It’s more than being sad. The Warren County School District, along with all schools throughout the commonwealth, is prioritizing suicide prevention. After the passage of Act 71 in 2014 — which required all Pennsylvania districts to create policies and procedures for suicide prevention, ...

Career Center students use skills to help local veterans

Warren County Career Center culinary students are helping veterans. The students enrolled in the WCCC culinary arts program have been spending some time baking a special batch of cookies for the Disabled American Veterans’ annual fish fry. The event is a fundraiser for the veteran’s ...

Striking a chord

Sometimes, you say something and it takes on a life of its own. “Gee, my back hurts really bad.” That is not such an unusual thing for a person to say, but it may be less common from a sixth-grader. When gymnast Sydney Weissinger said it in October, it “struck a chord” with one of ...

Conservation scholarships available for local students

Warren County students interested in pursuing education in a conservation or environmental field are eligible to apply for local scholarships. The Warren County Conservation District awards both the Ralph G. Eckert Scholarship and the Warren County Council of Sportsmen’s Clubs Scholarship ...

Community Foundation online scholarship application open

The Community Foundation of Warren County online application is now available for students who wish to apply for scholarships for the 2018 — 2019 academic year. “We delayed opening up the application this year while we worked out a few bugs from last year,” noted Executive Director, ...

Ogres, gnolls and goblins

On its way back from harrowing encounters with ogres and gnolls as well as a pack of goblins in the castle basement, the intrepid band from Beaty-Warren Middle School ran into a group of hungry orcs and a woman traveling with a chicken with a growth problem. Students in the Dungeons & ...

WCSD signs off on new weightlifting equipment

Weight room upgrades are on the way. The Warren County School District board unanimously approved almost $245,000 for renovations and new equipment for the weight rooms at the district’s four high schools. The upgrades will serve the physical education curriculum and the district’s ...