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Education

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 ...

Tidioute Charter continues to roll out its education plan

Tidioute Community Charter School continues to roll out its COVID-19-adjusted education plan. Chief Educational Officer Dr. Doug Allen told the Times Observer that parents picked up needed technology on Wednesday “in order for planned instruction to begin on Monday, April 20, ...

Freshman lets her art do the talking for Mental Health Awareness Month

A Youngsville student is using her art to remind the community that “You are not alone.” Six students from Warren County School District were chosen to have their artwork displayed on a billboard for Mental Health Awareness Month in May through a contest by CORE (Choosing Openness ...

School district updates FAQs as best it can

Without students in the schools, some typical end-of-year events are more complicated. Cleaning out lockers, proms, graduations, distribution of yearbooks, caps and gowns, etc. Updates to the Warren County School District’s frequently asked questions (FAQ) pages — including a page that ...

WCSD’s Phase 2 begins Thursday online and offline

The school buses will be out again on Thursday. They won’t be hauling students. Instead, like the last time they ran in Warren County, the buses will deliver packets of educational materials. The second phase of Warren County School District’s continuity of education plan kicks off ...

‘Our hearts are breaking for these kids’

The school board is working on ways to recognize the senior class in the midst of a pandemic. In addition to its usual monthly business, the board talked at Monday’s regular meeting about graduation, photos, yearbooks, and other important parts of seniors’ experiences. So far, the ...

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. Twice a week, or more, we will pose our questions, and your questions, to the experts. If you would like the Times Observer to submit a question to the ...

Hey, kids, how about a free online art class?

Local artists are encouraging creativity during current downtimes. The father-daughter duo of Dan Nuhfer and Danielle Martin from D & D from Outland Studios on Facebook have been teaching painting classes in Warren and Chautauqua counties since 2019, but they are now hosting free, live ...

School board meets online Monday

Monday night’s meeting of the Warren County School District school board will be held virtually. Those who would like to attend may do so by phone or computer. “Due to Governor Wolf’s mandated school closing and to best ensure the health, welfare, and safety of board members, district ...

Superintendent: Students aren’t ‘out for summer’

Students will not be returning to their Pennsylvania classrooms this school year, but Warren County School District is not ‘out for summer.’ In a Thursday morning announcement, Gov. Tom Wolf extended the indefinite, state-wide schools closure through the end of the 2019-2020 school ...

Schools close for academic year

Pennsylvania schools will remain closed through the end of the academic year in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Gov. Tom Wolf made the announcement on Thursday morning. In making the decision, Wolf was quick to note that the closure “doesn’t mean learning will stop in ...