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Education

Swim instructors earn new certification

Some instructors at the Warren YMCA recently spent some time hitting the books in order to help more people safely take a dip. YMCA Champion Swim instructors Caroline Check and Tom Harrington earned their Swim Angelfish certification in August. Swim Angelfish is an adaptive swim curriculum ...

Briefs…

Church fundraiser Russell United Methodist Church will hold a Chicken BBQ from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, for a $10 donation. Meals include homemade mac salad, baked beans, rolls, dessert, and beverages. Takeouts are available. Proceeds benefit the church’s Ministry Center. Church ...

Bill set to raise PA smoking age to 21

Legislation that would raise the minimum legal sales age for tobacco products from 18 to 21 made it through the state Senate on Wednesday. Senate Bill 473 passed by a vote of 43 yeas to 6 nays. It was introduced by Republican Senator Mario Scavello, who represents Monroe and Northampton ...

School board follows up on social media threat alert

When there was a threat at Eisenhower Middle High School last week, some parents and even teachers did not get the call blast about the situation. A parent complained about that to the school board on Monday. “There was a possibility of somebody showing up at the school with guns,” April ...

School Board stands firm on transportation policy

The board of Warren County School District is open to changing policy that excludes home school students from taking district classes, but much less interested in making exceptions to its transportation policy. At committee meetings this week, board members heard from several ...

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 ...