Education

Board approves educational reform items

The era of school reform in Warren County School District has finally begun. After years of development, administration brought some of the first few key pieces of what started as high school reform and eventually involved all educational levels in the district for a school board ...

2018-2019 WCSD calendar approved; Deppen honored

The calendar for Warren County School District’s 2018-2019 school year has been approved. The school board approved the calendar at its regular meeting Monday night. “We always want the calendar as fast as we can get it,” Superintendent Amy Stewart said. The district will begin the ...

WCSD sets May 25 as replacement day

That there was no school on Friday means there will be school on Friday, May 25. The forecasted high in Warren was 7 degrees. The projected low was 1 degree. With a wind chill dipping under 20-below zero, conditions were right for calling off school in the Warren County School District. The ...

WAEC students raise over $400 for their peers with pajama day

Students raised over $400 for their fellows and had some fun doing it. Warren Area Elementary Center held a pajama day fundraiser on Dec. 22. “Students who wished to do so came to school in their pajamas,” Principal Jennifer Hobbs said. “Though it was not a requirement, all students ...

Report cards

Each year, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) presents data for how each district and school is doing. Since the passage of Act 82 in 2012, the school performance profile (SPP) has been PDE’s way of providing information about student achievement and progress. This is the last ...

WCCC junior excelling in health field

John Fankhouser has known since the age of nine that he was going to be an anesthesiologist. The Warren County Career Center student and resident of Warren said his interest in the ability to prepare patients for medical interventions came to him in second grade. “I cut my thumb open,” ...

Local students qualify for DECA state championship

Six Warren County Career Center students are headed to the DECA state championship. The DECA district competition was held on Dec. 20 at the University of Pittsburgh Bradford, with a 100 question multiple choice test. The top four students in each event advance to states, said DECA Advisor ...

Eight WCCC students headed to state FBLA

Eight local students will be headed to the state level Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competition this April. Warren County Career Center (WCCC) students tested into the FBLA competition online, according to advisor Beth Hornick. Out of 11 students who tested in from Region One, ...

The sun will shine

“I wrote it into existence.” Marc Mero says that writing down his goals, and keeping physical reminders of them around, is how he’s achieved the things he has. Mero, a former boxer, football player, and professional wrestler, visited Warren on Thursday to talk to students at Beaty ...

District may ‘test the water’ with former school buildings

Warren County School District may soon be looking to move some real estate. The district has four former school properties that it is not using for students nor offices — Allegheny Valley Elementary School, Sheffield Elementary School, Sugar Grove Elementary School, and Pleasant Township ...

WCSD considering a fresh look at enrollment figures

The last time Warren County School District paid for an enrollment study, the numbers guided its master facilities planning for 10 years. But, the numbers were hard for some to swallow. They showed a steady decline in enrollment. As it turns out, a prediction of consistent decline was on ...

Board revisits age minimum

The school board will reconsider the kindergarten admission age. At Monday’s committee meetings, the curriculum, instruction, and technology committee moved a recommendation to the full board that it adopt a two-year “grandfather clause” to the policy that reset the date to July ...

WCCC student spends a day with Children and Youth Services

Warren County Career Center senior Desirae McMillen spent a day with Warren County Children and Youth caseworkers recently. McMillen, who is a student with the protective services program at WCCC, said that CYS was one of three places she expressed interest in doing a job shadow when she ...

Students decorate Sheffield Area Middle/High School

Students in Sheffield have decked the halls. At their school. The recent Christmas tradition at Sheffield Area Middle/High School and Sheffield Area Elementary School originally came about as a way to blow off some steam after PSSA testing. Said SAMHS Student Council Advisor Sarah ...

Fond farewell

“We’re going to miss you, big guy.” At a farewell assembly Friday afternoon at Eisenhower High School, students, teachers, and staff, said their farewells, sometimes tearfully, to retiring Principal Kelly Martin. Martin has been principal at Eisenhower for the last five years and ...

Higher learning

A Warren County School District student has been recognized for his talents and hard work by an institution of higher learning. On Thursday, Mitchell Angove was offered the Thiel College President’s Scholarship — four full years of tuition. The announcement was made Thursday at ...

Winter weather causes issues for students in Bear Lake area

Despite their crucial role, school buses are subject to many of the same limitations as any vehicle. Sometimes, they can’t safely carry their cargo. On Wednesday, two school buses did not pick up students at the northwestern tip of the district. That situation arose from a combination ...

‘Blazing’ scholars honored at Beaty

Dragons are blazing at Beaty-Warren Middle School. During the Blazing Dragon Award event Friday morning, school officials recognized sixth-graders for academic achievements during the first grading period. Family members were invited to celebrate with their students. Each student was called ...

WCSD educators attend middle level conference in Philadelphia

Teachers from Warren County School District went to the Association for Middle Level Education conference in Philadelphia last month intending to help others learn from their successes. While they did that, they also learned from the successes of others. The event, a “comprehensive ...

Former professional wrestler to speak at Beaty later this month

The time is now. That’s the message of the presentation scheduled for students at Beaty Warren Middle School later this month. The program, organized by parent and PTO member Alicia Gatto, is an effort to address big ticket issues among students like bullying, suicide prevention, ...