Community donations help make holidays merry & bright for WCS students

With the holidays just around the corner, donations from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1090 and Auxiliary and Nick Frankos, owner of Buena Vista, will help make the season a little brighter for some of our Warren City Schools families.

Representatives from the Warren-based VFW Post, including Post Commander Charles Ciapala, delivered various food and clothing items, including much-needed socks, to the Warren Board of Education/Administration Office.

Dozens of turkeys that Mr. Frankos donated were delivered to each of the district’s five school buildings.

Both donations were made on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023.

Saluting our Veterans: WCS students salute U.S. Military Veterans with special programs

Students across the Warren City School District paid tribute to our U.S. Military Veterans with various performances and activities in observance of Veterans Day 2023!

Students presented various songs and readings to special guests at our buildings. Some were family members, friends and even district staff who serve or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

WCS hosts instructional rounds for dozens of educators from across the state

Educators from districts similar to Warren City Schools gathered at Warren G. Harding High School on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023, as part of Ohio Mid-Sized Schools Leadership Collaborative instructional rounds.

Superintendents, teachers and curriculum leaders from around the state visited Warren classrooms and provided feedback to district staff and the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce about student engagement, teacher feedback, and academic content.

“Although no two districts are exactly alike, it is a great opportunity to be able to collaborate with representatives of school districts similar to Warren and that have similar concerns,” explained Warren’s Chief Academic Officer Wendy Hartzell.

Instructional rounds, adapted to education from the field of medicine, provide opportunities for educators to work collaboratively to identify and solve common challenges related to teaching and learning.

Earlier in the month, Warren school leaders were among nearly 50 educators who spent time at Lima City Schools as part of that district’s instructional rounds.

In Warren, educators met at Harding for introductions before breaking into groups and visiting all district buildings. After the instructional rounds were completed, the groups met back at the high school to discuss their experiences and common themes which will be utilized to generate recommendations for areas of academic improvement.

WCS Teachers, Administrators among dozens of area educators to participate in daylong, countywide professional learning experience

Warren City Schools on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023, hosted the Trumbull County Educational Service Center’s daylong, countywide professional learning experience for area educators.

At least 10 school districts from Trumbull County participated in the sessions that were held at Warren G. Harding High School and the Lincoln and Willard PK-8 Schools.