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Education

Sheffield seniors participate in Senator for a Day program

Sen. Scott Hutchinson (R-21) is giving some students a look at what his job entails. During his annual Senator for a Day program in early March, Hutchinson invited students from the senatorial district, including most of Warren County, to Clarion University to experience some of the ...

District to distribute offline educational resources beginning Tuesday

Warren County School District will be distributing Phase One — Offline Learning Materials Packets — to all students on Tuesday. These materials will be distributed using the already-established school bus runs. School buses will be running on a two-hour delay schedule. The district ...

Eisenhower wants your vote

One thing is for sure, more and more people in the community are stepping up to pay it forward. Seventh-graders from Eisenhower Middle School are now asking for our help. All it will take is a couple of clicks on the computer to support these students. Eric Shotts’ seventh-grade students ...

Policy waived to hold virtual meeting

Monday wasn’t the first time Warren County School District board members have called in to a meeting. However, it was the first time a majority of them did so. The district has a policy regarding participation in meetings without being physically present. The policy limits that kind of ...

‘Extra special’

In a time of social distancing and school closings, kindergarteners of Youngsville Elementary found a way to wish their teacher, Barb McCluskey, a happy birthday. Youngsville Fire Department helped to escort parents with students in McCluskey’s class past her house on Yucha Street on ...

Paying it forward

Like many people his age, Warren Area High School senior Ben Hampson has some free time on his hands. What he’s doing with that time goes well above and beyond the norm. Hampson took it upon himself to design “Mask Mender,” a device to tighten and adjust face masks. It’s a ...

Teacher finding a more important way to use a coffee filter

Dan Passmore has been teaching at the Warren County Career Center for 25 years. Like other teachers, he’s being forced away from school due to the coronavirus, and has some time on his hands. He’s using that time wisely. “I hate when you feel like there’s nothing you can do,” ...

‘We miss you’: Drive-through parade held for St. Joseph’s

School has been out for two weeks so far and teachers at St. Joseph Catholic School were missing their students. On Friday, the teachers held a Drive-Through Social Distancing Parade. “We miss the children,” music and computer teacher Judi Danielson said. The entire staff — every ...

‘Phase One’: WCSD will provide educational packets next week

Warren County School District is rolling out the first phase of its education continuity plan. “Some families are anxious for educational materials and frustrated we haven’t provided them sooner,” Superintendent Amy Stewart said Friday. “We are thankful to all families for their ...

The teacher that made the difference

Believe it or not, I was the quiet kid in school. I was introverted and shy. I dreaded when a teacher called on me to read or answer a question. DREADED IT. But even the quiet, shy kid has a teacher or teachers that make a huge difference in their life. For me, it was Miss Dixie Clough at ...

Tidioute Charter plans for activity packets

The Tidioute Community Charter School will be sending activity packets to students starting next Tuesday. That’s according to an update that Chief Educational Officer Dr. Doug Allen provided to the Times Observer on Friday. Allen said the school continues to follow the governor’s ...

Sounds like a good idea

It’s said that in times of crisis, you will always find the helpers. Nordland Music Studio in Youngsville is offering complimentary lessons for any musician looking to practice their skills and take advantage of the down-time. Being 37 weeks pregnant, Joanna Nordland, owner and teacher ...

School board meeting on Monday open to public, just not physically

While the schools themselves are quiet, the business of Warren County School District moves on. The school board will hold a special board meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, March 30. That time and date was originally set aside for committee meetings. The committee meetings have been canceled. The ...

District updates Frequently Asked Questions on web

Students, parents, and teachers have many questions during the state-mandated shutdown of schools. That shutdown is now in its second week and it will continue at least until April 9, according to Gov. Tom Wolf. “We know there is a possibility this could be extended again,” ...

WCSD survey will help evaluate technology in households

The closure of school’s across Pennsylvania is nearing two weeks and will extend at least through the first week of April. Officials at Warren County School District are trying to evaluate the technology available to students’ households in order to determine how they could deliver ...

Superintendent will talk about calendar Monday

The earliest possible return date for students in Warren County is April 9. The latest attempt to “flatten the curve” of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic from an educational standpoint was announced Monday by Gov. Tom Wolf and clarified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If ...

Gov. extends school closures in PA

K-12 schools throughout the Commonwealth will remain closed for two weeks as a response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Gov. Tom Wolf made the announcement — which will close schools through at least the week of April 6. Today’s additional school closure will be for 14 days, beginning ...

Diving to learn

A group of Warren County students dove into a recent educational opportunity. A total of 42 students in the gifted support program from all four district attendance areas went to the Warren County YMCA for a sort of culminating activity from a year-long unit on the Great Lakes, erosion, ...

School closures extended through week of April 6

K-12 schools throughout the Commonwealth will remain closed for two weeks as a response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Gov. Tom Wolf made the announcement — which will close schools through at least the week of April 6. Today's additional school closure will be for 14 days, beginning ...

Student of the Year applications

School is out, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t exceptional students deserving of recognition in Warren County. The annual Times Observer Student of the Year Award will be made to one deserving county student. “Regardless of what’s happening, the Times Observer is going to move ...