Dante Capers, WCS Associate Superintendent of Student Services, Student Wellness & Success, discusses the district’s new internet hotspots with WKBN First News 27.

WCS Associate Superintendent of Student Affairs Dante Capers discussed the school district’s addition of 500 new internet hotspots.

The technology gives students reliable access to the internet and is helping them complete their schoolwork at home at no cost to their families.

AT&T and Connected Nation teamed up to donate the technology to the district.

Watch Mr. Capers interview on WKBN HERE.

Superintendent & Athletic Director Announce Friday Night Football Game Expectations for WCS Students, Guests

The Warren City School District has received several concerns recently regarding student behavior at the district’s home varsity football games.

As a result, the district is announcing several protocols, procedures and expectations that will be in place for all WCS students and guests who wish to attend the remaining home games:

  • All PK-8 School aged children and guests will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult at the football game. It is expected that children sit in the stands with this adult.
  • Prior to entering Mollenkopf Stadium, each PK-8 School aged child will need to register with their accompanying adult at one of the four designated tables.
  • Registration: Each child and adult with a game event ticket will need to provide the accompanying adult’s phone contact information, sign in and receive a wristband to be worn for the duration of the game. PK-8 School aged youth without a wristband will not be permitted into the event and will be removed from the event if their wristband is removed.

PK-8 School aged children are expected to sit with their accompanying adult during the game.

  • WGH Students will continue to follow the same game day procedures as have been communicated by the school administrators and staff this season.

These changes are being made so our loyal fans and WCS families can have an enjoyable game day experience supporting our WGH Raider Football TEAM, WGH Marching Band and Cheerleaders. We appreciate and expect your support in helping us achieve this goal for all of our students in the Warren City Schools.

Sept. 29, 2021 Message From WCS Superintendent and Athletic Director

WCSD Awards High School Diploma to Vietnam Vet

Warren City School Board of Education awarded an Ohio High School Diploma to David Eugene Cartwright, a US Military Veteran who served in Vietnam.

Superintendent Steve Chiaro presented Mr. Cartwright’s diploma to him at the Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, School Board meeting.

Ohio Revised Code Section 3313.614 permits any school district to award a high school diploma to any resident of the state who meets the following eligibility requirements:

Veteran left public or nonpublic high school in Ohio to serve in the armed forces;

Veteran received an honorable discharge from the U.S. military; and

Veteran was in the U.S. Military between Sept. 16, 1940 and Dec. 31, 1946; June 27, 1950, to Jan. 31, 1955, or Aug. 5, 1964, to May 7, 1975.

Mr. Cartwright was on active duty between June 7, 1968, and Dec. 12, 1970.

The Class of 2022!

Students and staff at Warren G. Harding High School gathered at Mollenkopf Stadium Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, to recognize the Class of 2022.

The names of the senior class members were called as they walked onto the field to be greeted by members of the junior, sophomore and freshmen classes.

From there, the seniors participated in a variety of activities, including a Senior Breakfast, all designed to help them kick off their final year of high school.

WCSD Staff Do Their Part To Help Trumbull County Schools Stay Healthy!

Warren City Schools staff traveled to Columbus Aug. 23 to collect PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) from the state of Ohio and returned with several pallets stacked full of supplies for Trumbull County schools.

The supplies will be distributed to public and private schools for students and staff to use as part of the ongoing efforts to help promote healthy habits as we kick off the 2021-22 school year.

John Lacy, WCSD Director of Business Operations, shown sorting supplies in the featured photo of this post, helped oversee the collection and distribution efforts. School leaders and staff sorted the supplies that will be distributed to schools on Friday, Aug. 27.


Warren City Schools staff greeted students Monday, Aug. 23, and welcomed them to the 2021-22 school year.

Many of the students said they were happy to be back in class and with their friends, teachers, principals and other school staff.

In-person learning is on a roll and Warren City Schools is the place to be!


Mayor Doug Franklin

Warren Mayor Doug Franklin joined Warren City Schools Superintendent Steve Chiaro, Chief Academic Officer Wendy Hartzell and Associate Superintendent of Student Services, Student Wellness and Success Dante Capers and other district leaders in welcoming school staff back to class!

This year’s convocation was held Thursday, Aug. 19, at Mollenkopf Stadium.

Local Public Health Departments Recommend Universal Masking in K-12 Schools

As K-12 schools prepare to start the new school year, Mahoning County Public Health, Youngstown City Health District, Columbiana County Health District, Trumbull County Combined Health District, and Warren City Health District support full in-person learning.

To facilitate and maximize keeping our students safe in the classroom, while also minimizing the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, these health departments strongly recommend schools follow CDC guidance and adopt universal masking policies for all students, teachers, and staff regardless of their vaccination status.

Moreover, we are urging all parents to send their children to school properly wearing a facemask, covering the nose and the mouth, especially in situations where a school district has not adopted a universal mask policy.