Education

High-flyers

Third- and fourth-graders at Warren Area Elementary Center are the pilots for a high-flying project. They’re learning. They’re succeeding. They’re gaining confidence. And they’re having fun. The Warren County School District school board approved a pilot STEM (science, technology, ...

Planning for active shooter drills at Eisenhower ongoing

Participants in the active shooter drills to take place at Eisenhower High School on August 20 will have two chances. The drill will be run at noon and 4 p.m., tentatively, to give people a better chance to make one of the events. Law enforcement officers will schedule a tactical training ...

Pandas, Elephants and Turtles plant Arbor Day Tree

Many hands make light work, even if they are not particularly large hands. On Thursday, City of Warren Arborist Joe Reinke brought helping hands along with him as he planted the city’s Arbor Day tree. The pandas, elephants, and turtles of the Jefferson DeFrees Family Center pre-school ...

Former Youngsville music teacher honored by PMEA

For more than half a century, Bob English has been making a musical difference in the lives of people in Warren County and well beyond. At a ceremony held Saturday, April 6, in Pittsburgh, English, who was the music teacher at Youngsville High School from 1962 to 1971, was inducted into ...

School board votes for cyber charter school funding overhaul

Warren County school board members sent a united message to Harrisburg at Monday’s board meeting — find a better way to fund cyber charter schools. Board members voted unanimously to approve a resolution supporting Senate Bill 34 and House Bill 526 that support school districts who ...

Winging it

A team of Warren County Career Center students will work the manufacturing process from start to finish at the SkillsUSA championships this week. They will probably take more electronic equipment than they are likely to need. The district champions will be given an image of a ...

Support groups team up to face disabilities

Several local support groups and organizations are teaming up to provide resources and special events geared to meet the needs of children with disabilities and their parents. All About the Feels and HEROES are support groups for parents of children with disabilities and children with ...

Building bridges

Students in technology class at Warren County Christian School have a lot to chew on as they work on their most recent project — but it isn’t the hordes of toothpicks being used. The class of junior high students are not only creating bridges from toothpicks, they are using a multitude ...

Career Center student to combine math with medicine at SkillsUSA

A mixture of math and medicine is taking a Warren County Career Center student to states. Johnathan Fankhouser, a senior in the health and medical assisting program, will be competing at the SkillsUSA state championships next month in Medical Math. “There were a plethora of subjects ...

WCSD students compete at Academic World Quest

Groups of students tested their mettle at the Academic World Quest. A team of Warren Area High School students took second place in the event, held Saturday at Jamestown Community College. Joe Letko, Gareth Smith, and Scott Stewart finished in second place out of 16 teams of college and ...

School Board talks budget hurdles

The school district’s budget numbers are out and they are, again, gloomy. Director of Business Services Jim Grosch presented his five-year budget projections to the finance committee on Monday. The good news is that revenues are going up. Thanks to anticipated increases in the ...

Acing the quiz: Students to test knowledge on bigger stage

When the Warren County Career Center Quiz Bowl team competes in Hershey next month, it will come in with something to prove. “We want gold,” according to three-year veteran Bryanna Hesslink. “The last two years, we came in second.” “We want to crush them,” Emma Bailey said. This ...

Happy birthday, Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar celebrated its 50th birthday on Wednesday. The Jefferson DeFrees Family Center and the Warren Public Library threw a party in the caterpillar’s honor. The evening began with Peggy Morgan reading the story to the crowd. Attendees were invited to enjoy the ...

Second Harvest plans BackPackular weekend

A program that aims to curb weekend hunger for Warren area children is again filling backpacks with food on Saturday. As part of the Warren BackPack Program in the 2018-19 academic year, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania is hosting its semi-annual Warren BackPackular ...

Saturday is La Gran Fiesta at The Conewango Club

What better way is there to immerse yourself in another country’s culture than to go there. But in the event that more than 100 local students can’t travel to Spain this weekend, then Spain can come to them. La Gran Fiesta banquet and dance will take place Saturday, March 23 from 6 ...

WCCC students represent at DECA

Warren County Career Center students represented their school well at the recent state DECA championships. Joshua Smith and Ryan Zavinski each earned three medals for their test scores and performances in role play scenarios during the competition, held Feb. 20 through 22, in Hershey. At ...

Climate man

Rosa Parks. Ghandi. The Tank Man of Tiananmen Square. History teaches us that change is not only possible, it is inevitable. No matter how many people, soldiers, or cities are destroyed, it is often a lone courageous voice that causes the spark needed to alter its course. On Friday, youth ...

Career Center mock interviews help students prepare for the real deal

Some of the early parts of finding a career are preparing resumes and successfully navigating interviews. On Thursday, seniors at the Warren County Career Center practiced their interviewing skills with a number of community partners. About 70 students put their best feet forward in ...

Newsies takes the stage tonight through Saturday

An auditorium packed with many young students, who may find themselves center stage one day, got a special sneak peek of the All-County Musical was held for elementary and middle school students on Wednesday. Newsies: a Broadway Musical opens tonight. The show will be on stage Thursday to ...

Winicki spells her way to finals finishing 11 of 32

The Warren County School District representative to the Western Pennsylvania Spelling Bee made it to the finals. Out of more than 100 spellers to reach the regional competition, Macy Winicki of Warren made it to the finals — the final 32 spellers. She finished just outside of the top 10, ...