Education

Acing the quiz: Students to test knowledge on bigger stage

When the Warren County Career Center Quiz Bowl team competes in Hershey next month, it will come in with something to prove. “We want gold,” according to three-year veteran Bryanna Hesslink. “The last two years, we came in second.” “We want to crush them,” Emma Bailey said. This ...

Happy birthday, Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar celebrated its 50th birthday on Wednesday. The Jefferson DeFrees Family Center and the Warren Public Library threw a party in the caterpillar’s honor. The evening began with Peggy Morgan reading the story to the crowd. Attendees were invited to enjoy the ...

Second Harvest plans BackPackular weekend

A program that aims to curb weekend hunger for Warren area children is again filling backpacks with food on Saturday. As part of the Warren BackPack Program in the 2018-19 academic year, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania is hosting its semi-annual Warren BackPackular ...

Saturday is La Gran Fiesta at The Conewango Club

What better way is there to immerse yourself in another country’s culture than to go there. But in the event that more than 100 local students can’t travel to Spain this weekend, then Spain can come to them. La Gran Fiesta banquet and dance will take place Saturday, March 23 from 6 ...

WCCC students represent at DECA

Warren County Career Center students represented their school well at the recent state DECA championships. Joshua Smith and Ryan Zavinski each earned three medals for their test scores and performances in role play scenarios during the competition, held Feb. 20 through 22, in Hershey. At ...

Climate man

Rosa Parks. Ghandi. The Tank Man of Tiananmen Square. History teaches us that change is not only possible, it is inevitable. No matter how many people, soldiers, or cities are destroyed, it is often a lone courageous voice that causes the spark needed to alter its course. On Friday, youth ...

Career Center mock interviews help students prepare for the real deal

Some of the early parts of finding a career are preparing resumes and successfully navigating interviews. On Thursday, seniors at the Warren County Career Center practiced their interviewing skills with a number of community partners. About 70 students put their best feet forward in ...

Newsies takes the stage tonight through Saturday

An auditorium packed with many young students, who may find themselves center stage one day, got a special sneak peek of the All-County Musical was held for elementary and middle school students on Wednesday. Newsies: a Broadway Musical opens tonight. The show will be on stage Thursday to ...

Winicki spells her way to finals finishing 11 of 32

The Warren County School District representative to the Western Pennsylvania Spelling Bee made it to the finals. Out of more than 100 spellers to reach the regional competition, Macy Winicki of Warren made it to the finals — the final 32 spellers. She finished just outside of the top 10, ...

WCSD re-examines negotiating protocols

By BRIAN FERRY bferry@timesobserver.com There is some precedent for conducting collective bargaining in public. While Warren County School District has not gone that far, it might be taking a step in that direction. An update to the school board regarding negotiation with the ...

Art opening sees visitors hob-nob with young artists

“I don’t know. I guess I just thought of the Devil,” Graice Siliano said as she described her inspiration for a ceramic mug she created. “I wanted to make something different.” Siliano, a sixth-grade student at Beaty-Warren Middle School, admitted her devil actually looks somewhat ...

WAHS’ trivia Dream Team topples area competition

The Dream Team is living the Warren County School District Trivia Night dream again. At Thursday’s Trivia Night, team members Trenton Dippold, Scott Stewart, Stephen Ashbaugh, and Lydia Giannini, from Warren Area High School, edged the other six teams from Warren, Eisenhower, and Sheffield ...

Eisenhower’s Jensen 15th out of 136 MATHCOUNTS participants

Warren County schools Three Warren County schools participated in the Chapter MATHCOUNTS competition on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Gannon University. MATHCOUNTS (www.mathcounts.org) is a national math competition for sixth- through eighth-grade students. From Beaty Warren Middle School, ...

Police presence at Tidioute Charter Friday to squelch social media rumors

A rumor that a gun would be brought to school prompted a police presence at Tidioute Community Charter School (TCCS) on Friday. According to TCCS CEO Doug Allen, an incident in which a seventh-grader brought a pocket knife to school on Thursday of last week spiraled into a rumor that same ...

EXTRA! EXTRA!

Newsies is set to hit stands March 14. Newsies is a Disney musical based on the news boys strike of 1899. And also the All-County Musical for 2019. The show will be on stage Thursday to Saturday, March 14, 15, and 16, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Warren Area High School. There will ...

Library’s Wetmore Gallery hosts Youth Art Month

A wall-to-wall celebration of creativity from local youth is taking place at the Warren Public Library this month. “A Youth’s Perspective Art Show” is open to the public in the library’s Wetmore Gallery until March 25 during library business days and hours. The show is being held ...

Students as teachers

A new program initiated at Beaty-Warren Middle School this year seems to indicate that young ears may be more receptive to lessons taught by their peers. A team of 10 eighth-grade students meets each Thursday with School Counselor Matt Menard to plan lessons they will teach to fifth-grade ...

Career Center students see what the Army has to offer

Students at Warren County Career Center met a special recruiter from the U.S. Army on Wednesday. The Talon tracked military explosive ordnance disposal robot accompanied representatives from the Army Recruiting Office in Bradford. The Talon had visited Warren County School District ...

WCSD eyes school demolition options

Warren County School District is looking into demolition. Two of the districts former schools – Pleasant Elementary School and Sheffield Elementary School – have not gotten any attention in terms of buyers and are serving as storage facilities. That purpose will serve the district ...

Eggleston presents LERTA to WCSD

If Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance is going to fly in Warren County, it’s probably going to need to include Warren County School District. Warren County Commissioner Jeff Eggleston spoke before the district’s finance committee Monday night, asking that the board come out ...