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WCSD teacher contract talks continue at school board

Warren County School District support staff has a new contract, but negotiations between the school board and the teachers union continue. Like the support staff contract approved by the board on Monday, the teacher contract expired June 30. There have been a number of negotiating sessions ...

New support staff contract approved

The support staff and the school board have agreed upon a new contract. The new, three-year contract was unanimously approved at Monday night’s special meeting of the board. The Warren County Education Support Professionals Association represents aides, secretaries, cafeteria workers, ...

School Board mulls substitute pay increase

Warren County School District is looking into the cost of not having a teacher in front of a classroom. Among its budget considerations this year, the school board will consider paying its substitute teachers more. During the Personnel Committee, Anne Ward, who has been working as a ...

Trail of Treats

The long line of treaters on Saturday included lots of famous television and movie stars like Scooby-Doo, Willy Wonka and even Freddy Krueger. They all wound their way through the hallways of Beaty Warren Middle School in search of treats and fun. Trail of Treats was held at the school on ...

‘IT’S A BLAST’

Last year on a chilly overcast October Friday Tristan Shepherd and his seventh-grade friends and classmates sat inside the school waiting for their turn. This chilly overcast Friday that turn came— it was Rocket Day — “The best thing ever,” Shepherd and his friends proclaimed. Friday ...

Create the world

A group of young artists have their works on display in the library. The YMCA Art Club has a show hanging in the Wetmore Gallery at Warren Public Library through the end of October. The club meets once a week for five weeks, an hour at a time. “They work on pieces while sharing the ...

Operation Safe Stop wants to remind drivers to…STOP!

More than a month into the school year, many motorists are accustomed to seeing school buses during their daily commutes. But, PennDOT, local police, and Warren County School District are working together to make sure that familiarity does not breed complacency. Next Wednesday, ...

Trauma informed

Warren County School District staff and representatives of area agencies learned about various ways to support efforts to make elementary classrooms in the district more trauma-informed this week. Lynn Shultz, the district’s supervisor of elementary education, told those in attendance at ...

Firefighters ready for annual boot drive Friday

It’s time for the annual boot drive. Members of International Association of Firefighters Local 1835 in Warren, and volunteers, will be at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Liberty Street from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18. Donations put in the boots will benefit the food ...

WCSD students find buckets of happiness

About 1,700 Warren County students went on field trips Monday to learn how to be bucket fillers. It was not any kind of job training. The Virginia Repertory Theatre presented the five-person musical ‘Have You Filled a Bucket Today’ twice on Monday at Struthers Library Theatre. The ...

Officials meet to review EHS active shooter drill

When it comes to preparing for disaster, conducting drills is a crucial step in providing hands-on training. But just as important is the feedback after the event that helps determine what went right, and what can be done better. Representatives from the Warren County School District, law ...

Hi-Ed Council’s 3 decades plus of adult education

For 35 years, Warren Forest Higher Education Council has been working to meet the education needs of adults in the community. “Every time that we see a need in the community, we’re there trying to figure out how we can fill it,” Executive Director Joan Stitzinger said. “That’s ...

TCCS schooled in the great outdoors

From learning about the history of Tidioute to the long-term impacts of garbage and getting some of that garbage out of the Allegheny River, there are many different aspects to the Tidioute Community Charter School expeditionary project — Camping and the Great Outdoors. “We are ...

WCSD sees savings with interest rates

Economic conditions are paying benefits to Warren County School District. “Rates continue to be really strong,” PFM Financial Advisors LLC Senior Analyst Melissa Hughes told the school board on Monday. “They have even improved over the last month.” Those interest rates caused the ...

‘Positive impact’

It sounded like a loud and raucous pep rally. But it was much more. Sheffield Middle High School’s Homecoming Pep Assembly featured cheerleaders, the band, and enthusiastic applause for sports teams. There was also a group of special visitors. The Jack Brewer Foundation Global Ambassadors ...

Homecoming Queen

Times Observer photo by Andy Close Warren Area High School senior Grace Wortman was announced as Homecoming Queen during halftime of the Dragons’ football game against General McLane on Friday at War Memorial Field. Wortman (center) is greeted by her mother Jenn and father, Dave, on either ...

20 from district to compete in World Language Competition

Warren County School District will again be represented at the Slippery Rock World Language Competition at Slippery Rock University. A group of 20 students from Eisenhower, Sheffield, Youngsville and Warren high schools will travel to the university on Tuesday, Oct. 8, to participate in the ...