Education

Rocket Day is a blast

In the year 1686, Sir Isaac Newton presented his three laws of motion including the third, possibly most-quoted law, “For every action there is an equal and opposite re-action.” About 152 eighth-grade students at Beaty-Warren Middle School tested Newton’s laws during the school’s ...

Warren High School hosts alumni band

Strike up the band... and the former band. The Warren Area High School Marching Dragons are inviting alumni of all ages to dust off their instruments and join them at the home football game Friday, Oct. 19. In fact, the alumni don’t even have to be specifically Warren Area High School ...

WCSD students commended

Two Warren County School District students were recently recognized among a select group of the “scholastically talented.” Eric Honsberger, a senior at Eisenhower High School, and Caitlin Strassburg, a senior at Warren Area High School, were named Commended Students in the 2019 ...

A.L.I.C.E. trains schools to Alert Lockdown Inform Counter Evacuate

More than 20 Warren County School District educators are in the middle of ALICE training so they can pass their knowledge on to other educators and students. The district’s ALICE trainers, representing every building in the district, teachers, aides, administrators, and bus contractors, ...

Scholarships available for addiction education

Warren County residents seeking to further their education in addictions treatment have a new opportunity. Through a partnership with Clarion University, the Appalachian Regional Commission, and Northwest Pennsylvania AIDS Alliance, $100,000 in scholarship funding has been made available ...

BackPackular volunteers fill 4,000 bags of food

For many Warren County School District students, a school lunch on Friday is the last meal they get until they return to school Monday morning. Approximately 50 volunteers gathered recently to ensure that hundreds of those students don’t have to go without a meal over the ...

Annual book sale starts Thursday

Read any good books lately? You should. And you can buy them, too, along with videos, music, and audiobooks at this year’s Friends of the Warren Public Library annual book sale. Books of all genres will be for sale, and there will also be a selection of vintage and collectible books, ...

Exercising strategy

Students at Sheffield High School were engaging in head-to-head battle in the middle of the school day Thursday. Generals positioned their forces to overwhelm their opponents. It was an exercise in strategy. Chess club is among the numerous clubs and activities available to students ...

School board talks ash tree options

Ash trees are dying where they stand instead of being turned into dollars. The school board is not satisfied with the answer it received from the Allegheny National Forest and is hoping that a change of venue might help. At the September committee meetings, Bradford District Ranger Rich ...

Students transform WASU into ‘Broken Creek Sanitarium’

Warren Area Student Union may or may not be haunted by spirits of the dead. During the month of October, the student union will most definitely be haunted by current Warren County School District students. The WASU building has been the site of an annual haunted house in downtown Warren ...

Wal-Mart cares for pupils’ pupils

It’s harder to learn when you can’t see the notes. And sometimes it’s hard to schedule a visit to the optician. Warren County School District and Walmart Vision Center are teaming up to provide repairs, adjustments, and cleaning of glasses in school. “Our collaboration ...

Clarendon United Methodist Church readies Sheffield kids for winter cold

For the seventh year, Clarendon’s Trinity United Methodist Church will offer coats to Sheffield attendance area youth. The coat ministry of Trinity United Methodist Church has been going strong since 2011, and is open to all youth who live in the Sheffield school attendance area. Families ...

Students at Beaty elect kindness

“You rock. #RAK” Post-It notes containing that message, or “You are loved. #RAK” greeted each and every student who arrived for the school day Wednesday morning at Beaty—Warren Middle School. Over 700 lockers were covered, with one note each, by members of the Random Acts of ...

Creating opportunity with Warren County Youth Orchestra

It’s about creating opportunities for passionate students of music. Joe Glarner, one of the administrators at the Warren Music Conservatory, said that the conservatory’s newest effort to engage students and engender a love of musical instruction is one that will be open to all county ...

‘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, ...