From School to ‘Winter Wonderland’: Lincoln PK-8 makes holidays bright for students

Glitter, sparkling lights, Elsa, the Grinch, Santa and so much more lined the long hallway Monday, Dec. 19, at Lincoln PK-8 School to transform the area into a “Winter Wonderland” that dazzled students from preschool to 3rd grade.

As the younger students made their way through various stations, older students served as Santa’s helpers and various holiday characters including elves and reindeer.

Some students deposited letters to Santa in a mailbox with a direct link to the North Pole.

School/Family Meetings Focus on Student Wellness & Succcess

Dante Capers, Associate Superintendent of Student Services, Student Wellness, and Success, and Christine Brugler, Trauma Informed Care Specialist, made their rounds to each Warren City Schools building in December to meet with parents and discuss how families can work with the schools to enhance their children’s educational experiences.

Mr. Capers and Mrs. Brugler shared information with the attendees about the high levels of post-pandemic stress students are experiencing nationally, and how the school and families can collaboratively work to support student wellness and success.

The Coffee Klatch sessions focused on data and intervention strategies regarding child and teen stress and mental health, while spotlighting some of the supports available within the school community.

Mrs. Brugler shared information on trauma informed schooling, and shared strategies for parents to use at home.

“These gatherings are part of the district’s ongoing efforts to work with families to facilitate and enhance student wellness and success,” Capers said. “A key part of this collaboration is communication and keeping those communication lines open between the schools and our families.”

School principals, community liaisons and other staff members also attended the meetings and discussed various services and resources available to students and their families through the schools.

McGuffey PK-8 School
Lincoln PK-8 School
Willard PK-8 School
Warren G. Harding High School

WGH Madrigal Singers Ring In The Holiday Season

The Warren G. Harding Madrigal Singers are making their rounds, helping to ring in the holiday season with their festive sounds.

Under the musical direction of Keith Rising, the Madrigal Singers are a diverse group of juniors and seniors who have won high honors in solo and ensemble competitions, and perform many concerts during the holiday season. 

Here is a sampling of the holiday sounds of the Madrigal Singers:

The Madrigal Singers Perform “Joy to the World”

WGH students among those recognized at 2022 Twenty Under 20 Award Winners

Several Warren G. Harding High School students were among those recognized Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, as 2022 Twenty Under Award recipients.

The program, sponsored by the Tribune Chronicle, Akron Children’s Hospital, Mahoning Valley, and Kent State University at Trumbull, recognizes leadership, volunteerism and academic achievement.

Six Warren G. Harding High School students were among this year’s Top 20.

Warren G. Harding High School among select group of schools chosen for Pilot African American Studies Course

WARREN – The Warren City School District is excited to announce that Warren G. Harding High School has been included as part of a select group of schools across the nation chosen to pilot an Advanced Placement African American Studies Course.

This fall, the administration at Warren G. Harding High School submitted interest to the College Board regarding the AP African American Studies pilot course. Principal Sandra Williams was notified Nov. 29 that Harding has been chosen to participate.

“We at Warren G. Harding High School are excited about expanding opportunities for our students and pleased to be selected to pilot the course. We believe this provides another pathway for the students to delve deeper into cultural knowledge and awareness,” Williams said.   

The course is designed to offer high school students an evidence-based introduction to African American studies. The course reaches into a variety of fields including literature, the arts and humanities, political science, geography and science to explore the vital contributions and experiences of African Americans.

Harding will offer this pilot AP course during the 2023-2024 school year. This, along with the addition of the AP Computer Science Principles course, expands the repertoire of AP courses offered at Harding which is leading the region in providing advanced placement opportunities for students.