Education

McMillen proving protective service isn’t just for men

Students like Desirae McMillen are proving that it’s no longer just “a man’s world.” McMillen is one of several female students enrolled in the Protective Services program at Warren County Career Center. And she, along with her female classmates, are thriving in what may have been ...

Art show set for Thursday at Eisenhower Elementary

Artists and art will occupy the halls and cafeteria of Eisenhower Elementary School on Thursday. Art Show/Arts Night will feature the work of students in grades kindergarten through sixth. Works created by students through fifth grade in their art classes and by sixth graders for their ...

In case of emergency

Warren County School District and local law enforcement and other emergency services providers will collaborate on an active shooter drill this summer. The drill will be held at Beaty-Warren Middle School on Tuesday, Aug. 21. There will be a number of training sessions for various groups of ...

WAHS to hold lockdown drill

There will be a lockdown drill at Warren Area High School at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Supervisor of Quality Assurance Boyd Freeborough said the drill will instruct students in how to keep themselves safe in the event of an intruder in the school and goes along with ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, ...

WAEC earns chance to host bestselling author

Jan Brett will be in Warren on Tuesday morning. Warren Area Elementary Center was one of two schools that won out in a heated competition online between thousands of schools across the country, in Canada, and worldwide. The contest collected votes to see which school most wanted a visit from ...

Career Center upgrades may include a dedicated IEP room

The Warren County Career Center will be renovated in the near future. Part of that renovation may include a new room in the building specifically for students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). The potential new room was discussed during this week’s Warren County School District ...

Higher education

“I can’t be any more excited than I am,” said Commissioner Jeff Eggleston of the Northern Pennsylvania Regional College choosing Warren as the home of its administrative offices. The NPRC will serve Cameron, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, McKean, Potter, Venango, and Warren counties. Its ...

Purchase of PNC Building draws plenty of public comment

There was a lot to say at Wednesday’s commissioner’s meeting regarding the purchase of the PNC Bank Building. Two of Warren County’s commissioners — Commissioner Ben Kafferlin and Commissioner Jeff Eggleston — voted in favor of the county’s loan of $450,000 and a $100,000 grant to ...

Warren junior moving on to DECA nationals

Ryan Zavinski’s first year in the Accounting Program at Warren County Career Center has been successful. The Warren Area High School Junior is the son of Ruth and Jeff Zavinski. He placed second in the district DECA competition for Principles of Business and Administration, before going on ...

New courses discussed

Potential new courses and revisions to current courses were discussed during this week’s Warren County School District Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology committee meeting. One potential new course would be Introductory Spanish, which would be offered to 8th grade students in the ...

Career Center renovations included in district’s plans

The future of buildings and grounds in the Warren County School District was up for discussion during Monday night’s Physical Plants and Facilities meeting. Included in that discussion was a proposed schedule for Warren County Career Center renovations and additions. Director of Buildings ...

Marc Mero returning for four presentations this week

Marc Mero is coming back to Warren County. Mero, a former boxer, football player, and professional wrestler turned motivational speaker visited Warren this past December to talk to students at Beaty Warren Middle School and Eisenhower Middle/High School about setting goals, as well as making ...

WCCS students construct rare instrument

“It’s like a Russian guitar.” That’s how Warren County Christian School’s John Lewis described the balalaika. The instrument is what 10th-grade technology students at WCCS are building for this year’s project. Projects in previous years have included, dulcimers, ukuleles, ...

WCSD students, teachers celebrate Spanish culture

“We truly believe that it is a skill that’s worthwhile, and one that, if pursued, can created incredible opportunities.” That’s what Warren Area High School Spanish teacher Gladys Archer said of learning Spanish. “If a student wants to become fully bilingual, we want to make sure ...

Worst case scenario

The shooting in Parkland, Fla., and every other school shooting, is a reminder of why schools in Warren County are working to be prepared. “It has to be a continual effort. You can’t just train once,” Warren County School District Superintendent Amy Stewart said. And, “right now it’s ...

Resource Officers have a vital role in school safety

Warren County Sheriff’s Deputies Tyler Wagner and Josh Frederoski had to go to training before they could go to school. Wagner and Frederoski are the school resource officers (SROs) in Warren County School District. School resource officers have some pretty serious ...

TCCS students receive crash course in voting

At age 18, Pennsylvania residents have the right to vote. To encourage young people to prepare to take on that civic duty, the Warren County Director of Elections and the League of Women Voters of Warren County collaborated on a number of visits to county high schools over the past two ...

Pennsylvania schools taking the initiative to prevent suicide

It’s more than being sad. The Warren County School District, along with all schools throughout the commonwealth, is prioritizing suicide prevention. After the passage of Act 71 in 2014 — which required all Pennsylvania districts to create policies and procedures for suicide prevention, ...

Career Center students use skills to help local veterans

Warren County Career Center culinary students are helping veterans. The students enrolled in the WCCC culinary arts program have been spending some time baking a special batch of cookies for the Disabled American Veterans’ annual fish fry. The event is a fundraiser for the veteran’s ...

Striking a chord

Sometimes, you say something and it takes on a life of its own. “Gee, my back hurts really bad.” That is not such an unusual thing for a person to say, but it may be less common from a sixth-grader. When gymnast Sydney Weissinger said it in October, it “struck a chord” with one of ...