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Education

‘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 ...

Forest County begins graded work in Phase III on Monday

Over the last several weeks, the Forest Area School District (FASD) has been working to prepare for distance learning. Teachers have been getting in touch with students to talk about packets of lessons that FASD will be providing both online and on paper — depending upon the needs of ...

Meals being provided to adults in Forest County

As a part of COVID 19 relief efforts, meals will be available for any adult who lives in the Forest Area School District attendance area. Each box will include three meals. Any adult may pick up one or two boxes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each week. Meals may be picked up beginning ...

Connecting

Teachers are finding new ways to stay connected to students and parents with social distancing. Sandy Schott, a preschool teacher at the YMCA in Warren, and her daughter Kendra Tudor, would typically open a school morning together to prepare for the class’s arrival. Tudor, 11, is a ...

11,000 and counting…

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Warren County has mailed 11,445 books since its inception. The Library mailed its first 15 books in July 2018. Going beyond the 10,000 book milestone and reaching 36% of the eligible children of Warren County is “pretty exciting for us,” according ...

Community Foundation scholarship application deadline Monday

The Community Foundation online scholarship application is closing as of Monday, April 20. Students who have not started an application by then will not be able to access the application at cfowc.org. Students who have not completed an application will be given access to complete their ...

WCSD: Phase 2 delivery goes smoothly

Phase Two has been delivered. The second wave of educational materials out of Warren County School District was delivered online this week and by buses Thursday morning. District officials reported fewer problems with the deliveries than for Phase One, and a higher rate of pick-up. Those ...

‘Emotional letdown’: School musical was so close to opening

The show — Seussical Jr. — may go on. One of the first Warren County losses to COVID-19 was the All-County Musical Junior. The show was canceled literally hours before the performers would have gone on stage, in front of the public, in costume, with sets and props, and lights for the ...

SADD news

There are some important messages that aren’t being delivered to students because schools are closed. The annual SADD — Students Against Destructive Decisions — conference was originally scheduled for today, Friday, April 17. The event typically brings together about 150 students from ...