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Education

Help for parents while kids are home

There are a lot of parents out there who have become teachers over the past two months. In the interest in giving them some help, Warren County School District is providing free trainings for parents of children from birth to 21 and all disability levels. “Our expert professionals will ...

Students learn, police are — literally — ‘here to help them’

A group of Warren Area Elementary Center students has something to look forward to when school reopens. Megan Leach’s class talks about community helpers each week during Zoom meetings. “This week, they discussed community helpers who keep us safe,” Leach said. They couldn’t get ...

A parade for teachers

During a normal teacher appreciation week, the people appreciating the teachers would be around them all week. It wasn’t that simple at St. Joseph Catholic School this year. On Friday, the entire staff was told to be at school at 5:15 p.m. They weren’t told why. When some asked what ...

Ask the WGH medical team

The Times Observer asked the Warren General Hospital medical team to help us get information out to our readers through the COVID-19 FAQ-3. Weekly, we will pose our questions, and your questions, to the experts. If you would like the Times Observer to submit a question to the WGH medical ...

County’s Conservation District names Educator, Youth Volunteers of the Year

Heather Cass is the Warren County Conservation District’s Conservation Educator of 2019. “Heather is an avid gardener and passionate educator,” according to the announcement from the conservation district. At Tidioute Community Charter School, Cass, the office manager, is involved in ...

Warren County Conservation District and its role in ‘wise land use’

This is Conservation District Week. The Times Observer will be publishing a series of articles on the history of Conservation Districts and how they work today; the effect of Conservation Districts on agriculture; their role in dirt and gravel road projects, stream stabilization projects, and ...

Helping people understand, appreciate the environment

The Warren County Conservation District’s Environmental Education program is a constantly growing curriculum aimed at helping people understand and appreciate Warren County’s natural environment and natural resources. The District provides hands-on educational programs used to reach youth, ...

Warren County School District Trivia Night Zoom-ing past COVID

The Magna Carta. July 16, 1969. Greenland Shark. COVID-19 can’t hold Warren County School District Trivia Night down. That’s right, Trivia Night Quarantine Edition kicks off at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 14. “Students will be competing with teams from within their own households and will ...

Feelings ‘jumble up’

Words. They can be used as a weapon. They can also be used to heal, which is what Youngsville High School senior Dakota Hensel is trying to convey in her art for Mental Health Awareness Month. CORE (Choosing Openness Regarding Experiences) and the Warren County School District teamed up ...

‘Outstanding Creativity’

“And the winners are...” Eisenhower Middle School for “Outstanding Creativity” in the Forest Oil Region contest of “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing” for Venango, Warren, Forest, and Clarion counties. The virtual awards event premiered on YouTube this week and can be viewed by ...

School lunch heroes

For more than a month, the summer lunch program has been running fast and furious outside of its normal timeline. To recognize the many individuals who are making a difference in our community by providing nutritious meals to students including those who may not have that opportunity at home, ...

‘Pick it up’

When students left Warren County School District schools on Friday, March 13, they had no idea they were leaving for the last time this school year. Anything they left in the buildings — in lockers or desks or wherever — they had a reasonable expectation of seeing it within a few ...

Phase 3 is here

Secondary students in Warren County School District will be back to doing graded work this week. The delivery of application-based projects for grades 6 through 12 will take place Tuesday, April 28. Online students will be able to access their packets. For the district’s offline ...

Coronavirus costing school district dollars

COVID-19 is an expensive proposition when it comes to education. Earlier this month, the Warren County School District board approved a line item of $250,000 that Superintendent Amy Stewart could spend on pandemic-related expenses. At Monday’s meeting of the finance committee, Chairman ...

What’s Plan B? A number of options could add to virtual WCSD graduation

Plan A is still for virtual graduations. However, there are a number of Plan Bs in the works. Superintendent Amy Stewart and Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Eric Mineweaser have been meeting with key stakeholders regarding alternate graduation experiences. “Mr. ...

Sounds like Summer Music School will have different look

Music is a very personal experience. This year’s Warren County Summer Music School is going to feature some new experiences. They’ll be personal, but not in person. “Warren County Summer Music School is pleased to announce programming for its 31st season, June 8 through 26,” ...

‘Hello!’

Eisenhower Elementary School teachers and administrators spent 22 minutes and 44 seconds telling their students how much they miss them. “We miss our students and just wanted to say hello!,” Jeanette Walter, Library Media Specialist, posted on YouTube. She also read a book to the kids, ...

School committee meetings before special meeting on Monday

The Warren County School District board of directors will meet virtually again on Monday. In addition to committee meetings at 6 p.m., a special full board meeting will follow with agenda items that include “enumerated emergency actions of the superintendent (due to) COVID-19” and ...

TV teachers

Teachers aren’t always in favor of their students spending time in front of the TV. But, a number of Warren County School District elementary teachers would encourage some TV watching starting next week. Several district teachers will present 30-minute lessons on the PBS-WQLN series ...

Teachers, students, parents interacting as Phase 3 approaches

Teachers are reporting that Phase 2 of the Warren County School District’s Continuity of Education plan is coming along. They say there have been successful communications with both students who have suitable internet access and those who don’t. They will have increasing contact with the ...