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Education

Eisenhower crowns Homecoming queen, king

Times Observer photo by Josh Cotton Michael Abadie and Ashley Hall were crowned homecoming king and queen during halftime festivities at Eisenhower’s Friday night football game versus Northwestern.

#Threat

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Pennsylvania State Police, and Warren County School District officials responded Thursday to a school threat posted on social media. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the agencies addressed a Facebook post that indicated an incident was to take ...

Local residents seek to expand opportunity for educational travel

Dr. Seuss may have been the master at imparting life lessons with his own whimsical style. In his book, “Oh, The Places You’ll Go,” he wrote, “You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way!” It sounds like a simple concept, but ...

ACNC offering tours of Kinzua Dam and ANF Fish Hatchery

Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC), Jamestown, NY, will be presenting an event that is “so exclusive you have to get government clearance to participate.” On Saturday, October 5, guests could have the opportunity to spend the day touring behind-the-scenes of Kinzua Dam and the ...

TCCS students go outside and learn

Students at Tidioute Community Charter School are getting out of their seats, out of their classrooms, even out of their building. At all grade levels, students are working on the first expeditionary project of the year — Camping and the Great Outdoors. “Students in grades ...

Cleanup Crew

Sometimes a clean-up isn’t just about cleaning up. On Tuesday, 13 students and two teachers from Tidioute Community Charter School joined the Allegheny River Clean-up. While they worked alongside many other volunteers on the stretch of the river from Wildwood to Tidioute boat launch, ...

Student of the week

The school year is nearly two weeks old and teachers and students are getting to know each other. By October, it will be time to start recognizing some of those students for their efforts. The Times Observer will begin publishing the Student of the Week page on Friday, Oct. 4. Students ...

Home school student sways school board to amend late policy change

It was only three words, but to one student, they made a big difference. At Wednesday’s meeting, the school board was responsive to concerns about a recent policy change. Several people, including one student who had already enrolled in a course at Warren County Career Center, ...

Brief…

Master Gardener There’s still space in the Master Gardener Basic Training program being held by Penn State Extension. The Penn State Master Gardener volunteer program supports the outreach mission of Penn State Extension by utilizing unbiased research-based information to educate the ...

Air guitar

Some students in Warren County School District’s Virtual Academy will be picking and strumming this year. At the middle level, Middle School Guitar is offered, and Guitar I and II are available for high school students. The semester courses are offered online, with a school district ...

Fadale receives teaching award

IU5 Executive Director Dr. Dean Maynard presented the annual Annie Sullivan Award to Early Intervention-Special Education Teacher Alice Fadale at the monthly board meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 28. Fadale’s colleagues, in the Intermediate Unit’s Warren County Early Intervention classrooms, ...

Flying colors

Today may be the first official day of school in the Warren County School District but many families and students got a head start as they attended a flag raising ceremony and picnic at Eisenhower Elementary School on Tuesday. Representatives of Sugar Grove American Legion Post 758 raised ...

The many schools of Warren County

It is difficult to talk education in Warren County without talking school buildings. And while the debate will probably continue on the four vs. two vs. one issue, we can certainly agree on the fact that 173 schools is too many. That’s exactly what Warren County had in 1873. The ...

New law shifts school age requirements

As students grab their backpacks and head off to school, parents and guardians should take note of a recent change at the state level that affects compulsory school age. A new law has extended the time that a child must be enrolled in a public or private school or satisfy compulsory ...

WCSD seeks to capitalize on Federal interest rates

Warren County School District is looking to take advantage of historically low interest rates. During a consultation with PFM Managing Director Jamie Doyle, the board and the finance committee heard that refunding almost $10 million in bond debt may save $100,000 or more. Doyle said the ...

Full bellies

Students at five Warren County School District schools will have one less thing on their plates this year. Youngsville Elementary, Youngsville Middle High, Sheffield Elementary, Sheffield Middle High, and Warren Area Elementary have qualified for the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) ...

Training Day

Police entered Eisenhower High School on Tuesday on two separate occasions, quickly tracked down the shooter, and ended a threat. But that wasn’t the end of the drills. “It’s very important for us to hold these kinds of exercises to work without EMS partners,” City of Warren ...

Brief…

Freshman orientation Warren Area High School will have an orientation for freshmen and new students at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, followed by a self-guided tour of the school. Students may access their schedules through the Warren County School District Home Access Center. Anyone with ...