Education

WAEC fourth graders start recycling: ‘it’s a good thing’

Fourth graders in Warren County schools are working to make a difference. A group of students at Warren Area Elementary Center have started a recycling program. “We started this program,” Nathan Klenowski said of the group including Hayden Schuler, Mason Moore, and Brooke Barney. ...

Presenting 2019-2020 Kindergarten enrollment

As the current school year winds down the Forest/Warren Local Interagency Coordinating Council (FWLICC) discussed plans for next year’s incoming kindergarten classes. Numbers of children registered so far were presented at a recent meeting. Eric Mineweaser, director of curriculum ...

School board discusses tax increase

A one-mill tax increase made its way to the school district final budget vote which will take place by the end of June. School board members discussed ways to eliminate or reduce the proposed tax increase during Monday’s regular board meeting. Those discussions did not result in a ...

Policies shift in 2019-2020 school year

The Warren County School District student handbook will reflect a change to co-curricular eligibility starting in the second athletic season of the 2019-2020 school year. The board approved an item that would make all extra-curricular activities subject to a policy that makes students ...

Destructive Decisions

If a scenario acted out on Thursday actually occurred, odds are hundreds of prayers would be posted on social media before parents at the scene of a crash could learn the fate of their child. A mock crash assembly was held at Sheffield Area Middle-High School on Thursday. The two-vehicle, ...

WoodMobile educates 3rd graders on Pa. resources

The WoodMobile paid a visit to Warren County on Tuesday. Third-graders from all over Warren and Forest counties went to Warren County Fairgrounds for a day of education on local resources and local jobs. The WoodMobile is a project of the Pennsylvania Hardwoods Development Council of the ...

Ferrie takes Warren to the National 4-H Conference

The saying “two heads are better than one” indicates the combination of two brains working together to solve a problem. So what happens when you bring 14 heads together? Audrey Ferrie, of Warren, is hoping her recent brainstorming session results in positive social change right here in ...

School district awarded grant by state School Safety & Security Committee

Warren County School District was among six districts recently awarded safety grants that will enhance existing programs and supplies intended to protect students. The grants were awarded by the School Safety and Security Committee within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency ...

Student scientists: County Envirothon winners advance to state competition

A team of student scientists from Warren Area High School will be moving on to the State Envirothon May 21 and 22 in Johnstown. The American Woodcocks placed first in the varsity division of the Warren County Envirothon this week at Chapman State Park, defeating teams from all over the ...

Entire WCSD schools may receive free breakfast, lunch

The entire populations of several Warren County School District buildings may soon receive free breakfast and lunch every school day. The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act would provide free breakfast and lunch for every student at three district ...

5 Warren County schools qualify for free food program

The entire populations of several Warren County School District buildings may soon receive free breakfast and lunch every school day. The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act would provide free breakfast and lunch for every student at three district ...

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 ...