Education

‘Man for the job’: Regional college president formally installed

“We’re writing history today.” That was the sentiment of former State Senator Mary Jo White, who chairs the board of trustees of the Northern Pennsylvania Regional College. On Friday afternoon, Founding President Joseph T. Nairn was formally installed in a ceremony at the Struthers ...

New school bus schedules heed motorist caution

The rules regarding school buses have not changed, but some of the timing has. Some motorists who have very consistent morning and evening schedules over a span of years may see buses that they have not encountered in the past. “School bus routes were adjusted due to the change in the ...

Battle of businesses: Backpack Program issues food challenge

It’s that time of year. The Backpack Program, which puts food in the hands of the district’s most food insecure students, receives much of what it passes out from Second Harvest Food Bank. But a considerable amount of the food that goes home with students each weekend also comes from ...

Warren County School District takes the heat

Summer doesn’t officially end until Saturday, Sept. 22. And, the season seems intent upon going out like a lion. In Warren County School District’s buildings, temperatures are up. The buildings, with localized exceptions, are not air conditioned, so teachers are doing what they can ...

Ike water tests clear, school is on

The word is “good to go.” The water pump problem at Eisenhower has been resolved to a point where school will be held as scheduled on Wednesday. After a pump failed late last week, that pump had to be repaired and the system cleaned. After the 2,000-gallon water tank was emptied, ...

Crunching the numbers: Too much and not enough

Thanks to some grant dollars, some of Warren County School District’s kindergartners won’t have so many classmates. At Monday night’s meeting of the curriculum, instruction, and technology committee, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Rhonda Decker announced that ...

Water problem

A pump failure at the Eisenhower school campus will require a lot more than a simple repair. The process of bringing the pump, the associated tank, and the entire water system fully back on line will take more than a week. But, the repair process should be far enough along to be ready for ...

Training for mass casualty training

In an active shooter situation, like the one that will be simulated at Beaty-Warren Middle School on Tuesday, a coordinated, efficient emergency response could be key to saving lives. Local law enforcement officers have practiced their responses this summer and will do so again. But, their ...

Classroom Salvation

Does your child need school supplies? If so, and if you meet certain eligibility guidelines, he or she may be able to get them through the seasonal school supplies program at the Salvation Army in Warren. Signups for the school supplies program began on July 25 and run through next Friday, ...

WCSD enrollment decline slowing, According to study

The enrollment of Warren County School District has hit the tail end of the bell curve, according to a demographics study. According to the study by Davis Demographics, enrollment in the district will continue to decline, but at a trickle. According to the projection, there will be about ...

Tech savvy: Eyler does it again

He’s done it again. Eisenhower High School graduate Caleb Eyler dominated the SkillsUSA competition again this year, advancing through both the regional and the state-level competitions to finally place first at nationals as his final act as a Warren County Career Center student. Eyler ...

So what? Here’s what we think of WCSD’s regional representation

So Warren County isn’t wed to the way that school directors are elected. Given what state law indicates, what the court ruled in 2002 and what we’ve deduced from re-drawing some map lines, there are numerous potential possibilities to consider. Could our school board election process be ...

School board votes Friday on max tax increase

The recommendation is to approve a 1.8 mill tax increase. When the school board votes on its final budget this Friday, the members will be faced with a $2.2 million deficit. A tax increase bringing in about $720,000 would help take some of the sting out of that deficit. During Monday’s ...

‘Thank you for everything’

The Warren County school board said farewell to some long-time employees on Monday and hopes to do the same to some trees, sooner rather than later. Seven retirees — Debra Brown, John Bonavita, Kathy Bowley, Barb Kersey, Mary Ann Mead, Donna Shagla, and Terry Stanko — attended Monday’s ...

Not yet

The Warren County School District Board of Directors unanimously decided against moving forward with a proposed sports merger during Monday’s regular meeting. Citing a desire to learn more about why participation is dropping, the board chose to send the issue back to the Personnel, Athletics ...

Sheffield’s Grubbs Times Observer Scholar-Athlete of 2018

Sheffield senior Mya Grubbs is one of those people you notice immediately when she walks in a room. Outgoing, fun, positive – those words could be used to describe her, but she is also an intense competitor both in the classroom, in the athletic arena and in the community. Those are traits ...

Youngsville senior receives full scholarship at The Rock

Lauryn Harshaw, a senior at Youngsville High School, was selected to receive a Board of Governors Scholarship for her undergraduate studies at Slippery Rock University this fall. The Board of Governors Scholarship is a renewable scholarship that represents full tuition and is one of the largest ...