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Education

County events focus on hunger & homeless

There will be three events in conjunction with 2019 Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. The Kids In Need (KIN) Fund is Warren County School District’s primary shield against homelessness and hunger among students. In the 2018-2019 school year, 135 students and family members ...

Library photo contest entries displayed for public voting

Just when you thought you could set your voting skills aside, it’s once again time to cast your ballot. This time you’ll be selecting your favorite photo. The Warren Public Library is hosting a “Mini Photo Contest.” With fewer than the normal number of entries this year, the ...

WCSD changes eligibility standards

Students planning to participate in sports, theater productions, clubs, and other school-based activities had better keep their other school expectations in mind. A Warren County School District policy change approved by the school board strengthens the connections between academic ...

Sheffield event raises money for Vets’ Center

Students and staff at Sheffield Area Middle High School tipped their hats in honor of Veterans Day. Students Council held two events to raise funds for the Allegheny Valley Veterans Center. For a $1 donation, students and teachers could wear hats to school — Tip Your Hat to Veterans ...

Small town, big city

Photo by Kevin McCormick/GroupPhotos.com Small town, big city: The Youngsville High School Marching Eagles perform on Monday in the 100th New York City Veterans Day Parade. An estimated 25,000 marched along the parade route from 25th to 46th streets, and thousands more, rows deep, watched ...

WCCC home where the heart is

The location has changed, but the educational process is much the same for the Warren County Career Center’s Health and Medical Assisting program. The HMA program moved into Warren Area High School this year as the career center is under major renovations. “Students within the Health ...

Retrospective

The premise behind a slew of questions posed to Warren Area High School seniors on Wednesday seemed to be, “If you knew then what you know now, what would you do differently?” The answers were often similar — don’t be afraid, study more, prioritize and expect to slip or trip in ...

Beaty student belts out a star-spangled melody

One very talented Beaty Warren middle schooler is looking for your likes, loves and wows as she competes for the opportunity to sing The National Anthem at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in January. Elissa Errett, 11, submitted a video where she performs The National Anthem on the Pa. Farm ...

Shepherding young minds

A Tuesday science project at Youngsville Middle High School took on a mind of its own. Actually, numerous minds. Eighth-grade students in the STEM lab working on a Medical Detectives unit dissected sheep brains. Sheep brains are similar to human brains, according to STEM Teacher Jenny ...

Every new beginning comes from an end

Leaves were coming down. Trees were going up. City of Warren crews began the planting of 53 street trees on Thursday. Typically, the seasonal planting includes a number of trees going into parks, but this fall planting is exclusively street trees. City officials identified locations of ...

Happy Haunting

Pennywise is the title character in Stephen King’s 1986 horror novel It. The character is an ancient cosmic evil who preys upon the children of Derry, Maine, roughly every 27 years, using a variety of powers that include the ability to shapeshift, manipulate, and go unnoticed by adults. ...

TCCS students study character

It’s not just about reading, writing, and arithmetic. This year, Tidioute Community Charter School launched a character education program. “The new program is designed to help students make good choices,” TCCS Office Manager Heather Cass said. “Character education is a teaching ...

Beaty students break bread

If you closed your eyes in the lobby of Beaty Warren Middle School on Tuesday the smell might have transported you to a kitchen where a grandma had been busy stirring, kneading and baking all day. Even Betty Crocker’s grandma would have found it challenging to bake 123 loaves of bread. ...

‘What parents can do’

It can be heartbreaking when your child tells you they have been hurt by a bully, either emotionally or physically. It’s a situation that often leaves parents wondering what to do and where to turn for help. A group of parents who have experienced those situations met on Thursday evening to ...

(Trick or) Treating the world a little better

A group of students from Beaty Warren Middle School is hoping to collect more than just sweet treats on Halloween. A group of fifth-graders will also be trick or treating for UNICEF. They’re hoping folks will add some spare change to their boxes as they take part in Trick or Treat on ...

Business to Business Food challenge is on

The average mid-size sedan weighs 3,351 pounds. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average tractor-trailer combination weight is about 35,000 pounds and most payloads average about 40,000 pounds. Those numbers tend to put things in perspective when you realize that ...

School Board meeting confronts participation decline

There are two junior high wrestling programs in Warren County School District that failed to reach the required participation numbers. At the end of the online signup period, the Sheffield and Youngsville programs were in the red — not in the probationary yellow range of 8 or 9, nor ...