Making A Difference Together: WCS & Families Meet to Continue Community of Support for Students

Dozens of parents and guardians, and other family members, gathered at each of Warren’s five school buildings in October 2022 for family meetings hosted by district staff.

Discussions focused on social and emotional learning, and meeting the needs of the whole child; programs and services that have been incorporated to serve students and their families; and academics, with a closer look at the results recent state report card; among other areas.

Six Harding students chosen as Twenty Under 20, 2022 award winners

Six Warren G. Harding High School students – five seniors and one junior – have been selected for the 2022 Class of Twenty Under 20.

They are among the most impressive young leaders in Trumbull County, according to program organizers. Mia Bella Jones, a junior, and Nadia Petersen, Erina Ramsey, Kerrigan Riley, Chloe Williams and Madelynn Zuccaro, all seniors, will be honored at a special banquet in December. They will also be featured in a a special magazine set to be published Dec. 7

Twenty Under 20, now in its 10th year, is co-sponsored by the Tribune Chronicle, Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley and Kent State University at Trumbull. The program honors 20 high-achieving individuals younger than 20 for their leadership skills through volunteerism, extracurricular activities and academic achievements.

Sue Shafer, community events coordinator for the Tribune Chronicle, said the program had a record number of nominations this year.

“We have had some incredibly impressive nominees in past years, but this year’s nominees are amazing,” Shafer said.

15 Outstanding WCS Students Shine As Our October 2022 Students of the Month

Warren City School District recognizes students across all five of our schools for their outstanding achievements and how they each have demonstrated the character traits outlined in the Warren Acronym:

  • Work Ethic
  • Accountability
  • Responsibility
  • Respect
  • Effective Behavior
  • No Excuses

Along with being highlighted in our STUDENTS OF THE MONTH/OUTSTANDING STUDENTS publication, each is presented with a certificate of achievement, and a yard sign is placed at the student’s residence.

Warren City School District is proud to present our October 2022 Students of the Month.

Learn more about them here:

Warren City Schools Outstanding Students/Students of the Month October 2022.

Willard STEM students explore the ‘Ups’ & ‘Downs’ of roller coaster design, construction

Students in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) class at the Willard PK-8 School took a closer look recently at what goes into designing and constructing roller coasters.

While building their own miniature roller coasters, the students explored common elements of the structures including the steep inclines and descents, the sharp curves, and the changes of speed and direction, along with the railway and the train that carries passengers along it.

Students enhanced their critical thinking, problem solving and team working skills.

WGH ‘Principles of Foods’ Students Display Principles of Kindness With Baked Goods Donations

October is an exciting time in the Principles of Foods cooking classes as they participate in “Make a Difference October.” 

Students spent time researching local nonprofit organizations in Warren, the missions of those organizations and the people who benefit from the services provided by each organization.   

The organizations were discussed. The ones with the most votes will receive the donations over the next few weeks as a way for students to give back and truly leave a positive mark on the Warren community. 

Each week throughout the month of October, the cooking students will prepare baked good items and then decide as a lab group how much of their baked goods to donate to the weekly nonprofit organization.  

On Wednesday, October 5, Virgol Ball, Zachery Fannin, Emma Rittwage and Cerenitie Wilson delivered 113 chocolate chip cookies, which were baked by all Principles of Foods students, to Warren Family Mission. 

Warren Family Mission received the most votes from the classes as many students expressed an understanding of the impact that Warren Family Mission has on Warren all year round.

Once again, the week of Oct. 12, in the WGH cooking classes, all groups were very eager to donate a portion of their group’s baked goods to a nonprofit organization in Warren.  Many students selected SomePlace Safe as their top choice this week to make a difference. Several students said they selected this nonprofit organization due to the mission of SomePlace Safe and the impact that the hard working staff members have had on domestic violent victims and their families in Warren over the years. 

On Oct. 11, 3rd-period students Sydni Strother, Sedona McQuaide, Gabby Moore, Ja’Mare Anderson and Leo Peterson represented all 66 WGH cooking students by delivering 172 beautifully baked and decorated cupcakes to this well deserving nonprofit organization.  The cooking classes truly made a difference to the loving staff as well as the residents of SomePlace Safe.

Food Functionality: Looking closer at the foods we eat

Harding biology students recently spent some lab time solving the hypothesis of which foods contain the following macromolecules: lipids, carbohydrates and proteins. 

Students were using indicators specific to each organic molecule. They worked with specific foods such as oatmeal, juice, peanut butter, triscuit crackers, apple sauce, milk and oil. 

The students also used water as a control to see what a negative test looked like in each scenario.  This helped to show that the structure of each macromolecule (proteins, carbohydrates, lipids) has a different, and detectable, structure that dictates its function in the different foods we eat. 


Families of Warren City Schools students are invited to attend one of the meetings scheduled at their child’s school this month.

Each building will host a morning and an evening session.

Discussions will focus on academic and nonacademic support for each student and ways families can support their student’s development at home, among other topics.

Families will receive various resources and take home materials. Refreshments will be served.

Here are the dates and times for sessions at each Warren City Schools Building:

  • Harding: Wednesday, Oct. 19, 9:30 a.m. (Harding Library) and 5 p.m. (Harding Cafetorium)
  • Jefferson: Thursday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the cafetorium
  • Lincoln: Wednesday, Oct. 26, 9:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., in the cafetorium
  • McGuffey: Tuesday, October 25, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., McGuffey Cafetorium
  • Willard: Monday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Willard Library

Building a Science Club at Willard PK-8 School

Students at Willard PK-8 School recently harvested the seeds from sunflower plants they grew over the summer.

During the 2021-2022 school year, the 5th-graders did a unit study through reading and writing on bees.

In the process, they discovered the dangers of losing bees in our world. They came up with a concept to help support the bees by planting flowers that the bees enjoyed. 

The students, with support and help from the school district’s custodial and Director of Business Operations John Lacy, planted 15 feet of sunflower on the back playground and several in the front yard.

Along with the sunflowers, they planted petunias, hibiscus and then lilies for spring. 

The students were able to take their reading, and comprehend and synthesize the issue, into hands-on, real-world problem solving for the bees, while creating an environment around our school that they could take pride in. 

The students will continue to work with application in real-world problem solving through the new science club that will be starting up at Willard this fall. 

Here are some highlights in picture form:

HOMECOMING 2022: Williams & Moore named King & Queen

A’Nayasia Moore and Khalil Williams were named  Homecoming Queen and King, respectively, at the Harding Homecoming on September 24, 2022.

Members of this year’s Homecoming Court are:

  • 9th Grade:  Za’Ryiah Gore and Amiere Cobb
  • 10th Grade: Aundrea Cooper, Se’Anna Williams and Jacob Borsic
  • 11th Grade: Del’Jaya Moore
  • 12th Grade King Candidates: Tray Crowder, Isaiah Feuerwerker and Ethan O’Malley 
  • 12th Grade Queen Candidates: Isabella Brant, Khyre Clinkscale, Kerrigan Riley and Sydni Strother

Here are some Homecoming Highlights in Pictures