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.
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.
Warren City Mayor Doug Franklin met with 3rd-graders at the Jefferson PK-8 School on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023, to discuss his job responsibilities and answer any questions they had about how the city operates.
He explained the different services the city provides to its residents, such as police, fire and water service, and trash pickup.
Nearly 40 Warren City Schools students participated in the Saturday, Oct. 22, 2023, Ohio Music Education Association District V Middle School Honors Choir performance at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown.
The OMEA District 5 Honors Choir will perform on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 1:30pm in the Concert Hall at Stambaugh Auditorium.
The Honors Choir is made up of some of the best vocal music students in grades 7-12 Trumbull, Mahoning and Ashtabula counties. Warren’s participation has increased in recent years. For example, where McGuffey PK-8 School had two participants last year, this year eight students from that building were part of the 2023 choir performance.
The Ohio Music Association is the principal organization in Ohio promoting music education in elementary and secondary schools as well as colleges and universities.
Members of the Lincoln PK-8 School’s Student Council and National Junior Honor Society took action on Friday, Oct. 20, 2023, distributing nearly 200 boxes that were filled, collectively, with several hundred pounds of meat.
The boxes went to families in need.
Second Harvest Food Bank delivered the boxes to Lincoln. Families were notified via an all call and the school set up a drive-up service for them. Students carried the boxes to and placed them inside the vehicles to create a seamless distribution process.
Second-grade classes at the McGuffey PK-8 School are experiencing a double dose of smiles, laughter, creativity and, well, other stuff this school year.
McGuffey has six sets of twins in the second grade! Although some are fraternal twins, there are enough of them who look alike to cause some of us to look twice. You might ask or think to yourself, “Didn’t I just see you out in the hall?” Or, “Have you been sitting here this whole time?”
The McGuffey twins take it all in stride and have become accustomed to all of the double takes and second glances. They’ve patiently given the rest of us time to adjust to seeing double. Last year, there were five sets. The addition of another brings us to six!
On Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023, Willard PK-8 School held its first Family Game Night – hosting about 155 families.
Dozens of the school’s staff members stayed after school was out to help.
Families were invited to have dinner. Afterwards, they were given the option to go in one of multiple directions to play various games, including Bingo, UNO and/or Spoons.
Families were given a free board game to play at home.
This event was designed to build strong connections with adults and students, and gives them an opportunity to have fun and talk with each other, explained Principal/Campus Leader Carly Polder. Game Night built off of Willard’s theme from this nine weeks: Connections and Building Friendships.