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Education

State school performance helps identify challenges

When the statewide school performance profile numbers were released in November, only two Warren County schools found themselves to be above the midpoint of scores. The scores take into account standardized test scores, improvement on those scores compared to previous results, attendance, ...

Saturday hunting opener aims to maintain younger hunters

The Pennsylvania Game Commission bucked tradition by opening its rifle deer season on Saturday this year. It was an attempt to keep younger hunters. “We’re losing hunters,” Pennsylvania Game Commission Northwest Region Information and Education Supervisor Chip Brunst said. “We ...

Sheffield Area Elementary Food Drive with whipped cream on top

In an effort to bring awareness to hunger and homelessness across the nation, Sheffield Area Elementary School’s fifth-grade class teamed up with the Kids in Need (KIN) Fund for a food drive during the school’s Hunger and Homelessness Week effort. The KIN Fund was established in 2015 ...

PennDOT declares Paint the Plow best

Winners have been announced in PennDOT’s “Paint the Plow” competition in Warren and Forest counties. The program “promotes winter driving safety and fosters appreciation for high school art programs and student creativity,” PennDOT said in a Wednesday statement. Eisenhower High ...

Making connections: WAHS eSports Club ‘Smash’ing barriers

On Friday, 18 students got together at Warren Area High School for a tournament. Members of the WAHS eSports Club took part in the first Super Smash Brothers Ultimate Tournament of the year in a second-floor, large-group-instruction room. It was a competitive environment, but it was a ...

Planting seeds

Eighth grade might seem like a long way from a career decision, but it’s never too early to plant some seeds. That was the focus of an 8th grade career day event held at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church on Thursday and coordinated by the Warren-Forest Higher Education Council’s School ...

WCSD talks early budget figures

Warren County School District’s early budget estimates are out. Director of Business Services Jim Grosch presented the ‘rough-cut’ budget to the finance committee at Monday’s meeting. The projected increases to revenues are not matching the projected increases of expenditures. The ...

County events focus on hunger & homeless

There will be three events in conjunction with 2019 Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. The Kids In Need (KIN) Fund is Warren County School District’s primary shield against homelessness and hunger among students. In the 2018-2019 school year, 135 students and family members ...

Library photo contest entries displayed for public voting

Just when you thought you could set your voting skills aside, it’s once again time to cast your ballot. This time you’ll be selecting your favorite photo. The Warren Public Library is hosting a “Mini Photo Contest.” With fewer than the normal number of entries this year, the ...

WCSD changes eligibility standards

Students planning to participate in sports, theater productions, clubs, and other school-based activities had better keep their other school expectations in mind. A Warren County School District policy change approved by the school board strengthens the connections between academic ...

Sheffield event raises money for Vets’ Center

Students and staff at Sheffield Area Middle High School tipped their hats in honor of Veterans Day. Students Council held two events to raise funds for the Allegheny Valley Veterans Center. For a $1 donation, students and teachers could wear hats to school — Tip Your Hat to Veterans ...

Small town, big city

Photo by Kevin McCormick/GroupPhotos.com Small town, big city: The Youngsville High School Marching Eagles perform on Monday in the 100th New York City Veterans Day Parade. An estimated 25,000 marched along the parade route from 25th to 46th streets, and thousands more, rows deep, watched ...

WCCC home where the heart is

The location has changed, but the educational process is much the same for the Warren County Career Center’s Health and Medical Assisting program. The HMA program moved into Warren Area High School this year as the career center is under major renovations. “Students within the Health ...

Retrospective

The premise behind a slew of questions posed to Warren Area High School seniors on Wednesday seemed to be, “If you knew then what you know now, what would you do differently?” The answers were often similar — don’t be afraid, study more, prioritize and expect to slip or trip in ...

Beaty student belts out a star-spangled melody

One very talented Beaty Warren middle schooler is looking for your likes, loves and wows as she competes for the opportunity to sing The National Anthem at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in January. Elissa Errett, 11, submitted a video where she performs The National Anthem on the Pa. Farm ...

Shepherding young minds

A Tuesday science project at Youngsville Middle High School took on a mind of its own. Actually, numerous minds. Eighth-grade students in the STEM lab working on a Medical Detectives unit dissected sheep brains. Sheep brains are similar to human brains, according to STEM Teacher Jenny ...