Working It Out Together: Collaborative Learning Takes Front & Center at WGH

Students at Warren G. Harding High School have experienced the benefits of gathering in small groups or pairing up with a partner to explore various subjects and topics.

Toegther, the students work to solve problems, complete tasks and learn new concepts. They also build teamworking skills that help them outside the classroom.

For example, recently, students in Mrs. Habowski’s ecology class gathered observational data to explore whether abiotic factors influence plan growth.

Mrs. Hays-Neifer’s demonstrated Boyle’s law for students during chemistry class.

Meanwhile, students in another classroom arrived at peer editing conclusions written from a recent experiment, giving them each the opportunity to provide feedback to their peers based on the requirements of a rubric.  Students then return the conclusions to make edits before turning it in for grading.

Carol Wilson, Freshman Advisory teacher, utilizing micro labs for students to reflect on a topic, engaged in small group conversation with peers to hear personal viewpoints, then share ideas as a whole group. 

Warren City Schools’ Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame to Induct Class of 2022: 30th Annual Awards Dinner Set for April 30, 2022

The Board of Directors of the Warren City Schools’ Foundation and the Committee of the Warren High Schools’ Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame will induct the next class of outstanding graduates into the Warren High Schools’ Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame on April 30, 2022.

Honorees are graduates who have achieved success in their careers and/or have made significant contributions in their fields, as well as to society, the state and/or on a global scale. Honorees inducted into the Hall of Fame must be graduates of one of the three Warren public high schools: Warren High School, Warren G. Harding High School or Warren Western Reserve High School.

Please join us in recognizing our newest inductees at the 30th Annual Awards Dinner April 30, 2022:

  • William Kush, WGH Class of 1971
  • Manuel Maligas, WGH Class of 1961
  • Dr. Kristen Pearson, WGH Class of 2008
  • Raymond Yannucci, WGH Class of 1961

To make reservations, please call (330)841-2321, Ext. 7136, or download the RESERVATION FORM FOUND HERE.

Robotics Team is Back in the Arena!

The Warren G. Harding Robotics Team, Team E.L.I.T.E. 48, was back on the field competing for the first time since April 2019. The Finger Lakes Regional in Rochester, New York was their first Tournament that took place March 10, 11, and 12, 2022. Under the coaching of Mr. Frank Bosak and several Mentors, the Team made it through the Qualification rounds and were chosen to compete in the Elimination rounds. Their next competition will be the Buckeye Regional held at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center March 24-26, 2022. The competition starts at 9:00 each day, so come on out and cheer for our WGH Robotics Team!

Lincoln Power of the Pen Team Places 2nd Overall

The six members of the Power of the Pen Team at Warren’s Lincoln PK-8 School placed second overall, out of 15 area schools, in the district tournament in January.

As a top three seeded team, our six creative writers received a plaque and medals as a team. 

Three writers qualified in the top 10 out of 52 writers and one writer qualified in the top 15 out of 52 writers.

Four of the team’s writers advanced to the Feb. 26 regional tournament. The team is waiting for the results of the regional tournament to see in any members advances to the state tournament. 

Kelly Notar has served as team advisor since 2016. During that time, at least one writer has qualified to regionals and one qualified for state.

This was the first time a Lincoln team places in the top three.

Seniors Gain Career Insights During Ultium HR Leader’s Visit to WGH

Chris Allen, HR Manager from Ultium Cells in Lordstown, spent some time recently with Warren G. Harding seniors who have indicated an interest in entering the workforce or in pursuing a skilled trade upon graduation.

Ultium Cells is a newly built battery production facility that is looking for potential employees. Mr. Allen discussed the hiring process, outlined the various careers available at the facility and the benefits available to employees, including tuition reimbursement and on-the-job training.

Mr. Allen also discussed key responsibilities of some of the positions that included skills such as:

  • Strong interpersonal skills; communicate well with cross-functional team
  • Good foundational Math and Technical Skills
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities-self directed area leadership
  • High School Graduate or equivalent
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems
  • Strong computer and machine control skills
  • Ability to learn and train others in process equipment operation

Seniors demonstrated interest in the opportunity and had the chance to learn more during a question & answer session after the presentation.

WCS Student Works on Display at Trumbull Art Gallery

Art created by students in all five of Warren City Schools is among dozens of works on display at the Trumbull Art Gallery through March 26, 2022.

The exhibit, “Celebrating Visual Art in Our Valley’s Schools,” features art created by students from 13 school districts in Trumbull and Mahoning counties.

The display also features art by the late Emil “Butch” Perunko, a longtime Warren City Schools teacher.

Trumbull Art Gallery is at 158 North Park Ave., Warren, Ohio. Hours are: noon to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday; and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. TAG is also open by appointment for individuals or small groups.

WGH Students Earn 1st Team All-State Honors at State Indoor Track Meet

Two Warren G. Harding senior athletes, Na’Veyah Parisi and Michael Jones, earned 1st team ALL-STATE honors at the Indoor State Track Meet at SPIRE in Geneva, Ohio on March 4.

Parisi got 6th and Jones placed 4th.

In all, three Harding students qualified in Triple Jump to participate at SPIRE. Savana Shipman, a freshman, joined Parisi and Jones at the state meet. Parisi also qualified in Long Jump.

The top high school athletes in Ohio gather at SPIRE to compete to become a State Champion. 

From left in the above photo are: Seniors Na’Veyah Parisi and Michael Jones, Head Coach Charles Penny, and Freshman Savana Shipman.

Below: Michael Jone and Na’Veyah Parisi at the Indoor State Track Meet at SPIRE in Geneva, Ohio

Energy In Motion: WGH Students Get Hands-On to Explore Potential v. Kinetic

Through hands-on learning students at Warren G. Harding have been identifying the differences between potential and kinetic energy.

Students began studying Newton’s Laws of Motions and general physics in February 2022 in Victoria Midgett’s Physical Science at Warren G. Harding High School.

“Hands-on activities are always a great way for students to learn and understand what is happening because they can actually demonstrate whatever the target at hand is on their own,” Midgett explained.

The purpose of this lab is to determine where the transfer of potential energy to kinetic energy took place, and identify where Newton’s First and Third Laws are demonstrated.  The students explore the effects of different materials on the energy.

A recent activity involved students dropping different types of balls and measuring their rebound from the ground.  They then dropped the same ball type on different surfaces and took similar measurements.  Lastly, students dropped different ball types and measured the initial bounce height, second bounce and total all in one drop. 

All of the data was compiled and then used to answer wrap up questions that aided in proving their purpose of the lab.