Congratulations Tavish and Eric!

The Warren G. Harding H.S. Band would like to congratulate seniors Tavish Burd and Eric Thompson who performed in the Ohio Music Education Association’s All-State groups this past weekend in Columbus!

To be selected, students must submit an audition recording in May of the preceding year.  Their auditions are evaluated and ranked against musicians from the entire state regardless of school size or demographic.  The top musicians earn their spots based on these auditions.
Tavish was selected as the fourth chair trombonist in the All-State Concert band, and Eric was chosen to be the guitarist for the All-State Jazz Band.  Both participated in severals days of rehearsals that culminated in concerts this weekend.  Each also received a medal to commemorate their performance.  
Congratulations Tavish and Eric!
Tavish Burd - OMEA All-State Concert Band Eric Thompson - OMEA All-State Jazz Band Tavish Burd Band Award Eric thompson Band Award

WCS Band Students in Honor Band

On Saturday, November 18th, 19 students from all five WCS
buildings participated in the Ohio Music Educators Association
District 5 Honors Band event held at Stambaugh Auditorium.
These students were selected by their band director to
represent Warren City Schools as part of the Middle School
Honors Band and High School Honors Band. Congratulations
on an outstanding performance!

Willard K-8
Sabrina Torres-Feeney, director
Collin Criss, percussion

Jefferson K-8
Jessica Turner, director
Amaria Bercheni, alto saxophone
Michael Peace, baritone

McGuffy K-8
Kevin Kifer, director
Erina Ramsey, french horn
Kaliyah Ringold, percussion

Lincoln K-8
Daniel Carioti, director
Ean Dodge, tenor saxophone
Jacob Tatebe, alto saxophone
Xander Blose, trumpet
Trenten Miranda, trombone
Ethan Dodge, baritone
Tyler Elwood, tuba

Warren G. Harding HS
Reid Young, director
Heather Sirney, assistant director
Kevin Kifer, assistant director
India Stovell, oboe
Cara Annandono, alto saxophone
Brandon Brown, baritone sax
Lydia Walls, french horn
Thomas Malacky, trombone
Tavish Burd, trombone
Giovanni Orr, tuba
Jordan Ringold, percussion

Warren G. Harding Band Participants
Warren G. Harding Honors Band Members: (Front L-R) Lydia Walls, Cara Annandono, India Stovell, and Gio Orr (Back L-R) Brandon Brown, Tavish Burd, Jordan Ringold, and Thomas Malacky
Honors Band on the Stage
Honors Band on the Stage

Raider Pantry Up and Running

On Tuesday, October 10, at Warren G. Harding High School, United Way of Trumbull County, and Second Harvest Food Bank joined with other partners in opening Raider Pantry. Raider Pantry will be a resource to students at Warren G. Harding High School who have a need for food and personal care items.

Superintendent Steve Chiaro has noted that The Raider Pantry will serve as a much needed continuation of the Backpack Program already in place in our K-8 buildings.
The Raider Closet will be open throughout the academic year to all Harding High School students and will be stocked with a variety of food, clothing and personal care items. The Raider Pantry will be accessible to students after school and with the coordination of our staff throughout the school day.

Students from the Transition to Work program at Harding, under the supervision of their Coordinator Melissa Bartholomew, will take responsibility for the Raider Closet. These students will keep inventory, order product, wash/fold/clothing, display product and collect usage data. This will serve as a work experience for these students where they will gain skills and knowledge of the work world.

The Raider Pantry sign in Black, gold, and white.
The Raider Pantry sign in Black, gold, and white.

If you’d like to support the Raider Pantry, you may do so by contributing any of the following:
Oatmeal Packets
Granola Bars
Pasta/ Pasta Sauce
Tuna Helper Meals
Instant Mashed Potatoes
Canned/Single Serving Fruit Cups
Deodorant (male/female)
Razors (male/female)
Body Sprays (male/female)

Lincoln Receives Grant for 3D Printers

Christine Depascale, 6th grade teacher at Lincoln, has received a $7,733 grant to fund two 3D Printers to assist in a community or school project. This grant involves our students creating solutions to problems that are real world based.

Christine Depascale, John DeSantis, and Steve Chiaro pose for a picture as representatives from Toshiba present them with a check to fund two 3D printers
Christine Depascale, John DeSantis, and Steve Chiaro pose for a picture as representatives from Toshiba present them with a check to fund two 3D printers

Raider Marching Band Represents at Italian Festival!

The Warren G. Harding Marching Band, Majorettes, Flag Line, and Cheerleaders all performed in the Warren Italian -American Festival Parade on Sunday, August 13, 2017.
They did a great job filling the atmosphere with sounds of music and cheers!  The band would like to invite everyone to attend Band Night on Thursday, September 23, 2017 at 7:00 PM in Mollenkopf Stadium.  Come out and support the Marching Raiders!

Learning Still Occurs Over Summer Break

Here at Warren City Schools, the learning doesn’t stop because summer has arrived. We have summer programs for our students, but also for our faculty. This week, 14 of our teachers and administrators are in Nashville, TN for the Model Schools Conference which is a “dynamic, 4-day event showcasing bold approaches to teaching and learning.” Our faculty are among 6000+ other teachers and administrators that have the opportunity to sit in on some of the over 300 sessions. The sessions are designed to help teachers create “rigorous, personalized learning environments that increase engagement.” 35 model school districts are also showcasing their innovative solutions to teaching and learning.

A photo of few of our administrators and faculty at the 2017 model schools conference
Pictured from left to right:
Mesa Morlan, Annamarie Buonavolonta, Jim Joseph, Holly Welch, and Josh Guthrie

District Drug Testing Policy

Suspected use of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs is a serious concern and the Warren City Schools Board of Education and Administration believe that a stronger program of deterrence can be a proactive approach to promoting a truly drug free school environment. Please review the following documents.

Letter to Parents District Policy Administrative Guidelines
Click on the above images to view the document