Education

BackPackular event Sept. 9 at AV

It’s back. It’s backpacks. It’s BackPackular. Second Harvest Food Bank is hosting a backpack loading event in three shifts Saturday, Sept. 9 — 8 to 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 1 to 3 p.m. at Allegheny Valley Elementary School in Clarendon. “For many Warren students, ...

Tidioute Charter details new initiatives in 2017-18

Several new initiatives are being implemented this academic year at Tidioute Community Charter School. The first is an enhancement of the school’s reading curriculum with the McGraw Hill Study Sync program. “Study Sync is a digital reading series that is closely aligned with ...

Almost finished

The teachers started moving into classrooms last week and Warren Area High School will be ready for students on Tuesday. The outside of the building may not show it yet, but the renovation of the school is nearing completion after two years and much of the interior is shiny and new. “The ...

Fifth grade brings changes to Beaty

There will be more traffic around Beaty-Warren Middle School this school year. With the Warren County School District’s central attendance fifth graders moving from Warren Area Elementary Center to relieve crowding there, Beaty will have more students than it has in years. One of the ...

Warren’s gym behind schedule; board hears from RRC officials

The Warren Area High School gymnasium will not be ready for the start of school. During Monday’s Warren County School District committee meetings, Director of Buildings and Grounds Services Dr. Norbert Kennerknecht gave an update on construction at the school. While the majority of the ...

Access and affordability

Joseph Nairn is a believer in the community college model. Nairn is the president of the new Rural Regional College of Northern Pennsylvania (RRC) with headquarters in Warren. He has a doctor of management degree in community college policy and administration. After 25 years with ...

New school year begins at Tidioute

“First day of school” means different things to different people in Warren County this year. For Tidioute Community Charter School, that first day was Wednesday. Chief Educational Officer Dr. Doug Allen said that there were no problems on Wednesday and that busing was smooth on day ...

Right around the corner

The first days of school are right around the corner. There are four of those corners. The nearest is for Tidioute Community Charter School (TCCS), which starts back to school on Wednesday, Aug. 23. After that, Warren County Christian School (WCCS) starts on Tuesday, Aug. 29. Then, ...

School board evaluates strengths, weaknesses

The school board has gone through the first steps in its goal-setting process for the year. At a special meeting on Monday, board members spent almost two hours talking about the existing goals and evaluating the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats facing the district in an ...

Board: Students can compete in athletics outside attendance area

A decision made by the school board on Monday was praised as the right one, but criticized for its timing. In May, the board heard arguments for allowing a student who attends a school outside of the home attendance area for academic reasons to participate in extra-curricular ...

School board to hold its annual goal-setting meeting August 14

The school board will hold its annual goal-setting meeting this month. The meeting will be held in public starting at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, at the district office at the former Russell Elementary School. Officials expect the meeting to have to be recessed for the 7 p.m. regular board ...

New rules on immunizations, age minimum are upcoming in WCSD

Over the next two school years, there will be two new rules about who may attend school in Warren County School District. The first took effect Tuesday and is a change by the Pennsylvania Department of Health regarding immunizations. “Should a student not have all the required ...

WAHS to be ready for start of school

The first day of school is about a month away and Warren Area High School will be ready. At Monday night’s meeting of the physical plant and facilities committee, Director of Buildings and Grounds Services Dr. Norbert Kennerknecht said all of the classrooms in the school are expected to be ...

Warren Police Explorers bring home plenty of hardware from conference

While experiencing some realistic and practical law enforcement scenarios, Warren Police Explorers were also winning awards. The Warren Police Department Law Enforcement Explorer Post participated in the 16th annual Law Enforcement Exploring Day Conference outside of Buffalo with four New ...

History Camp returns to Warren County

After a number of years without it, History Camp is back in Warren County. Hosted by the Warren County Historical Society’s Education Committee, history camp is a five-day event that gives area youth an opportunity to hear the stories and see the sites that have constituted Warren ...

Orientation program open to those seeking career in law enforcement

Young people who are or might be interested in careers in law enforcement are invited to Law Enforcement Exploring Orientation Night. “Law Enforcement Exploring is the preeminent career orientation and experience program for young people considering a career in law enforcement or a related ...

Bevevino finishes in fourth place at FBLA National Conference

John Bevevino placed fourth at the FBLA nationals earlier this month. The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference was held in Anaheim, California this year from June 29 through July 2. The event put more than 9,000 of the nation’s top-performing high school ...

RRC sets August 21 deadline for fall registration

The Rural Regional College of Northwestern PA started as an idea. Then it became legislation and a pilot program. Now, for the first time, it’s enrolling students for the fall semester. A release from the RRC said that registration deadline is August 21, 2017, the first day of the fall ...

Spanish students take educational trip to Puerto Rico

Students and instructors from Eisenhower, Warren, and Youngsville high schools recently completed a week-long educational trip to Puerto Rico. Warren Area High School Spanish teacher Jewel Rozanski organizes trips every two years to Spanish-speaking countries for county students. This ...

Local students able to extend education with summer camps

It has already been a busy summer for students at the Warren Forest Higher Education Council. The Hi-Ed has held three camps for middle school students in the last two weeks: Wilderness Camp, Lego Robotics Camp, and Code Warriors Camp. All three went well, according to Hi-Ed School to Work ...