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Education

New state law aims to help schools in winter

A new Pennsylvania law may help Warren County School District deal with heavy weather. Then again, it may not do so in an equitable manner. The district builds special days into its calendar each year to account for days lost to weather. After Gov. Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 440 into ...

WCCD aids students of conservation field

Warren County students are moving on to conservation fields, with a little local help. The Warren County Conservation District awarded its Ralph G. Eckert Scholarship and the Warren County Council of Sportsmen’s Clubs Scholarship. The winners of the Eckert Scholarships, given to Warren ...

Richard McKissock Scholarships

Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry The annual Richard McKissock Scholarships were awarded Friday to 10 recipients. Pictured with McKissock are scholarship winners, from left, Teresa Gluth, Ashley Morrison, Emily Stowe, Allison Pavlock, McKissock, Tara Williams, Devin Madara, Noah Powley, and ...

WCSD gets specific with participation minimums

The numbers are not written in stone, but there is a proposed chart for the number of participants required for Warren County School District’s athletics, marching band, and cheerleading programs. The chart indicates minimum numbers and probation-level numbers. A green number is the ...

School of rock

Warren County Summer Music School has been around in one form or another for 60 years, but is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Students entering grade five or higher, including adults, have taken classes in brass, percussion, woodwinds, strings, keyboard, and vocal music, music ...

School board reviews band and athletics registration numbers

Online sports registration is working out well so far for Warren County School District. The deadline to register for fall sports is Monday, July 8. The number of students registered at that point will determine if a program will be provided and, if so, how many coaches will be ...

Long-time teacher’s aide honored

For 20 years, Kim Swedler has been preparing students for careers through Warren County Career Center’s Culinary Arts Program. Swedler, a teachers aide, was recently honored by Warren-Forest Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR) and the Warren County School District for her ...

Summer grub

It’s summer, but hundreds of young people are still eating school district meals in the community. The Warren County School District Summer Food Service Program opened last week at Beaty-Warren Middle School and the Rouse Children’s Center. On Monday, the remaining sites — the ...

WCSD officials coordinate August shooter drill at IKE

Tactical training for law enforcement was one of the steps along the way to an active shooter incident drill this summer in Warren County School District. That event is in the past and involved agents from state, county, and municipal agencies as well as agencies in Chautauqua County, ...

Tactical training

Simulated ammunition and police jargon were flying around Youngsville High School on Monday. Pennsylvania State Police out of the Northwest Training Center ran tactical training at the school in advance of Warren County School District’s forthcoming active shooter incident exercise ...

Up to the challenge

A group of students at Eisenhower Elementary School celebrated a three-peat on the last day of school. The award was acknowledged with a huge trophy and a check, but the effects of the win reach far beyond the school. For the third year in a row, the school earned first place in the Warren ...

Lydia Giannini is Times Observer Student of the Year

Lydia Giannini has always loved to “dabble in everything,” according to her mom, Carin. “If Lydia decides she wants to do something, she never quits,” her mom said. “She always figures out a way to get it done.” “I always want to know what I can do to be better,” Lydia ...

Mixed emotions: Commencement

High school graduation is a time of mixed emotions. Such was the case for some of the members of the Warren Area High School class of 2019. According to the program, 177 students turned their tassels and collected their diplomas during Friday’s Commencement ceremony held at the high school. ...

Youngsville students go to school to catch a fish

Outdoor Adventures may just be a .5-credit elective course at Youngsville High School. But, this semester, it has included the finest fly fishing instruction around. And the instruction moved to the Brokenstraw Creek on Thursday morning. The creek was fairly high and pretty muddy so the ...

Feel the glow: YEMS celebrates school year with black lights and glow sticks

From glow-in-the-dark staff t-shirts to glow stick accessories in the form of headbands, bracelets, necklaces and more, fluorescence was all the fashion at Youngsville Elementary-Middle School this week. YEMS celebrated their SOARing year by enjoying a SOAR GLOW reward, according to Barb ...

Hit Parade

What started three years ago as a class parade in the school driveway with a police escort has blossomed into an event with county-wide participation, a street closing and yes, even the Zem Zem Hornets. Thursday marked the Third Annual Beaty Parade. The parade was held along Conewango ...

D.A.R.E. to graduate

DARE is named for Drug Abuse Resistance Education, but it is a program about much more. It’s about teaching kids to respect themselves and others. “Be positive with yourself,” City of Warren Community Service Officer Sgt. Jeff Dougherty said during DARE Graduation Tuesday at ...

Beaty Gives students lend a hand

Hundreds of students scattered about Warren to pitch in on Tuesday. Beaty Gives is a project of the sixth and seventh grades at Beaty-Warren Middle School. Students ventured out to day care centers, nursing homes, city parks, food pantries, and organizations to help make life a little ...

Pizza with Police

Monday was Pizza with Police for a group of Beaty-Warren Middle School students. After a year of good decisions, students in the Life Skills Support class received that reward. “I told the kids, if their teacher reported back to me that they had a good year, I would throw them a pizza ...

Sheffield Elementary students explore the great outdoors

Four groups of young students spent the day engaging all of their senses as they made all sorts of new discoveries in the outdoors Thursday. Sheffield Area Elementary School students in kindergarten and first grade spent the day exploring and learning all about nature and wildlife during a ...