Education

Conservation scholarships available for local students

Warren County students interested in pursuing education in a conservation or environmental field are eligible to apply for local scholarships. The Warren County Conservation District awards both the Ralph G. Eckert Scholarship and the Warren County Council of Sportsmen’s Clubs Scholarship ...

Community Foundation online scholarship application open

The Community Foundation of Warren County online application is now available for students who wish to apply for scholarships for the 2018 — 2019 academic year. “We delayed opening up the application this year while we worked out a few bugs from last year,” noted Executive Director, ...

Ogres, gnolls and goblins

On its way back from harrowing encounters with ogres and gnolls as well as a pack of goblins in the castle basement, the intrepid band from Beaty-Warren Middle School ran into a group of hungry orcs and a woman traveling with a chicken with a growth problem. Students in the Dungeons & ...

WCSD signs off on new weightlifting equipment

Weight room upgrades are on the way. The Warren County School District board unanimously approved almost $245,000 for renovations and new equipment for the weight rooms at the district’s four high schools. The upgrades will serve the physical education curriculum and the district’s ...

Hi-Ed adds to staff

The Warren Forest Higher Education Council has announced the addition of Tara Mayhew to its staff. Mayhew will be the “new morning instructor for the GED preparation program provided by Northwest Intermediate Unit #5.” The free course is offered from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, Wednesday, ...

C-H-A-M-P-I-O-N

Warren County crowned Macy Winicki its 2018 spelling bee champion on Wednesday, after she correctly spelled the championship word, “malign.” Postponed Wednesday due to inclement weather, which caused the cancellation of district classes and events, the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee ...

Warren County Spelling Bee Wednesday

Champion spellers from all across Warren County will face off against one another Wednesday in the annual Warren County Spelling Bee. The event begins at 9 a.m. at Beaty-Warren Middle School and will feature students in grades five through eight. The students will take turns on words of ...

Weighty decision

The Warren County School District may soon update and upgrade its weight rooms. The curriculum, instruction, and technology committee discussed proposed weight room equipment at Monday’s meeting and eventually moved a recommendation on to the full board for action. There are four ...

School employees get trauma training

Warren County School District employees got some trauma training this month. Forest-Warren Mental Wellness Association worked with the WCSD to provide training to district employees and faculty on the effects of trauma on students in the academic setting. Presented by Lakeside’s NeuroLogic ...

Catholic Schools Week celebrated at St. Joe’s

It’s Catholic Schools Week and students at St. Joseph Catholic School have already kicked off their celebration. “St. Joseph Catholic School has much to celebrate during this year’s Catholic Schools Week,” Principal Nancy Warner said. “There are many benefits to Catholic Schools, ...

Board appreciation

On the night when they were given gifts of appreciation for their efforts, the members of the Warren County School Board met for four hours. “Normally, during January we do board director recognition month,” Superintendent Amy Stewart said. “All of our board members serve as volunteers ...

School board continues to look at reform

Changes to elementary art, music, and library programs in Warren County are coming, but the school board is looking at some options. For months, the board has heard proposed changes that would support education reform at all levels. The members and administrators have also been hearing from ...

Career Center senior excels in welding

Ashley Kuzminski likes to weld. With a father who’s a welder, she was excited after her ninth-grade tour of the Warren County Career Center to get involved in the welding program during her sophomore year. Now a senior and getting set to graduate this spring, Ashley said she’s glad she ...

WCSD students earn medals at Skills USA

Dozens of county students earned medals at Skills USA this month. According to Warren County Career Center Principal Jim Evers, the students participated in the Skills USA district competition in New Castle, Pa., on Jan. 7. “We’re very proud of all of the students who competed in ...

Losses and gains

The education reform committee is recommending changes to the special offerings in Warren County School District. There are losses and gains. Earlier this month, the school board approved middle level course sequencing and high school graduation requirements policies that pave the way for ...

Kindergarten registration set for Jan. 29 to Feb. 2

The Warren County School District will hold kindergarten registration during the week of Jan. 29 to Feb. 2. All children who will be five years old on or before the first day of the 2018-19 school year — Aug. 29, 2018 — are eligible to register for kindergarten during this enrollment ...

Reform talk

Administrators in Warren County School District have been talking about high school reform for almost a decade. “What can we do to continue to improve?” Supervisor of Elementary Education Eric Mineweaser asked. “To give students the best opportunities we can?” That kind of question ...

School registration set to begin at end of Jan.

It may not seem like a time to be thinking of school registration. But, said Stacy Confer, Director of Child Care Services at the Jefferson Defrees Family Center, that’s precisely what time it is. “The first day of the next school year may seem like a long way off, but the preschools, ...

WCSD aims to better its state scores

Warren County School District has seen its scores and it is taking steps. The Pennsylvania Department of Education posts school performance profiles each year. “They’re not where we want them to be,” Supervisor of Elementary Education Eric Mineweaser said. The SPP is a form of ...

Halls Of Ivy:

Bailey Winslow, of Warren, an Agricultural Business major, has been named to the Dean’s List with a 4.0 GPA for the fall semester at Alfred State SUNY College of Technology. To be listed, students must have completed at least 12 credit hours for the semester and earned a 3.5 grade point ...