Warren Harding Aquatics Team, Summer

I hope everyone is well and getting ready for a great summer! We are excited to be back to swimming, post pandemic! As many of you know, we are finishing up our Spring Stroke Clinic. We have had good participation and it has been a great 6 weeks of swimming. As we finish this session, we have also been preparing for our next session and have come up with a schedule we feel will give many swimmers the opportunity to fit swimming into their busy summer schedules! Please read the attached informational flyer regarding days, times and fees.

All practices will be at WGH Natatorium. This means, until further notice, we will still be following Covid 19 social distancing and sanitation protocols. Locker rooms are still not accessible for changing, please come to the pool dressed to swim. Locker rooms are available for restroom facilities. We will be asking for minimum spectators in the pool area. Please drop swimmers off if possible. Masks will need to be worn while in the natatorium. There are “W” stickers in the stands for swimmers and spectators to aid in the 6′ protocol. More info will be communicated as we get nearer to the start on June 14th.

If you have any questions about the practice schedule, covid protocols, group designations or any other concerns, please let us know. We are looking forward to our revised summer session!!

Steve Lukco
Warren Swimming

Letter to WGH Senior Families

May 21, 2021

WGH Senior Families:

On behalf of the Warren City School District Administration and Board of Education, we would like to congratulate you and your graduating senior on their success and perseverance as they navigated their way through the last two academic years in such extraordinary times.

The COVID 19 pandemic has created much stress and many regulations on each of us in our attempts to have a significant impact on public health and safety. It is with this in mind we are sending this additional communication to our families regarding our upcoming May 27th graduation ceremony.

The Warren City School District, and all Trumbull County Schools were informed on our most recent call with local health officials that given a graduation ceremony is indeed a school event, and health orders remain in place for our schools until June 2, 2021, it is expected that all participants and guests in attendance follow the health and safety protocols that have been in place during the COVID 19 pandemic. This includes the use of properly worn facial coverings, for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, both indoors and outdoors. This also includes appropriate social distancing, families sitting together in designated locations, hand sanitizing, self-health monitoring and screening prior to attending the event.

Graduation is a special time for our seniors and their families and we want this event to be a culminating celebration for everyone involved. For this to happen, we need your support and cooperation as we strive to follow the health and safety guidelines and expectations set forth by our local health officials. Thank you, in advance, for making this day all it can be for our graduates!

Signed, Superintendent Steve Chiaro and Principal Dante Capers

‘For A Million Reasons’

The Fraternal Order of Police #34 has recognized several Warren City Schools service employees because they are “Essential for a Million Reasons.”

The recognition is in response to the multi-department collaborative efforts of the district’s food service, maintenance and transportation departments in serving more than one million meals to students in Warren via the district’s citywide feeding sights since the initial school shut down in March 2020.

On Thursday, May 20, FOP #34 President Brian Crites presented employees who assisted with the food distribution efforts a certificate to thank them for their “above and beyond” efforts.

Additionally, FOP #34, made up of members of the Warren City Police Department, including the school district’s School Resource Officers, gave each school building its own plaque.

“When it was brought to our attention that you had reached such a milestone we knew it was because each of you has gone above and beyond to serve our students, families and community over such an incredibly challenging time,” Crites said. “We knew we had to do something to show our appreciation and to thank you for all you do.”

The district’s food service, transportation and maintenance departments worked together to ensure meals arrived on time at 10 remote sites as well as all five of Warren’s school buildings.

Meals are also distributed at multiple sites at the schools and out of school buses that are out in the remote sites in the community. On Fridays children also received ‘weekend’ bags for Saturday and Sunday. Each child received a breakfast and lunch, just as they would in school.

“Being in the schools as SROs we see firsthand the work that takes place, from planning to preparation to putting everything into action, among these employees and the dedication and care they put into serving our students and our community,” said Warren City Police Officer Michael Currington, SRO at Lincoln and McGuffey PK-8 school.

“When we learned they had served over a million meals, we thought wow, that’s fantastic, and the members of the FOP all agreed that deserves some recognition.”

The district revised its food distribution immediately upon being notified of the statewide school shutdown to serve students and their families once the district moved to remote learning.

“It’s amazing to know that we’ve impacted so many lives, so many children, the thank yous that we get. It’s exciting to continue to serve the community this way and know that we’ve served more than a million meals across the city,” said Nailah Shaw, Willard PK-8 School food service manager.

“We’ve received a lot of positive feedback about how this has helped the community,” said Vonnie Crawley, a longtime cook at the McGuffey PK-8 School. “We’ve served not only Warren City School children, but also children that attend other schools, anyone who’s in need. I had one lady say to me ‘No child in Warren should be hungry!’”

Warren City Schools Business Operations Director john Lacy called the effort “teamwork at its best.”

“It really has been a collaborative effort with many departments in the school district,” he said.

The school district presented its own recognition to these outstanding employees: New shirts with the message ” “I’m Essential for a Million Reasons.”

Two WGH seniors recognized at Trumbull County ESC Breakfast

Warren G. Harding High School seniors Destinee Toth and Hailey Barnes were recognized Friday, May 14, at the 2021 Trumbull County Educational Service Center Scholarship and Recognition Breakfast.

Hailey was awarded a $1,000 First Place Community Fund Scholarship. She plans to study biochemistry at Norwich University. Destinee won a $500 Textbook Award as a Franklin B. Walter District Level Winner. She plans to study Mechanical Engineering at Miami University of Ohio.  

WCS, ACH Facilitating Pfizer Vaccination Clinics for those 12 and older

Warren City Schools, in partnership with Akron Children’s Hospital, will facilitate Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics for individuals ages 12 and older on Thursday, May 20.

The clinics are being tentatively planned for all four of the district’s PK-8 schools. However, sites may be consolidated as needed based upon registration numbers. Should sites by consolidated, the district will bus students from their home school buildings to one of the district’s other schools where vaccinations will be taking place.

Pre-registration is required through participation surveys sent Thursday, May 13, to all families in the Warren City School District. Surveys/pre-registrations must be completed by noon on Monday, May 17.

Families will be notified via email/FinalForms of their appointment times by a school nurse or representative. 

This vaccination is a two-step process during which participants will be administered the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine in two doses.

The second dosage will be administered during similar clinics on Thursday, June 10.

Both clinic dates were selected because they fall within time frames when school will be in session – either as part of the regular school year or during the district’s summer learning program, explained Superintendent Steve Chiaro.