Lincoln 5th-grader scores 1st-place Challenge 24 trophy

Challenge 24 WinnerCongratulations to 5th-grader Maxwell Milton who placed first in his category at the annual Challenge 24 math competition.

Milton is a student at Lincoln PK-8 School. He was among the more than 180 students from across Trumbull County who participated in this year’s event.

The competition tests the math skills of students in grades 4 through 8. Categories are by grade level: 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th/8th.

The students look at cards containing four numbers of any combination of 1 to 9, and then use addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to come up with the final number of 24.

Competitors may use each number on the card only once. Four students at each table compete to win the highest number of cards by the end of each round. The first student to come up with an answer taps the table and recites the steps he or she took to arrive at the number 24.

There are penalties for students giving incorrect answers.

Sponsors were the Tribune Chronicle, Trumbull County Educational Service Center and Cortland Bank. The event was at Warren G. Harding High School.


WCS Advances SEL, Equity Efforts


Warren City Schools has continued putting the                                                                      district’s Social and Emotional Learning efforts into action.

District leaders continued to develop their knowledge and action around Equity and SEL with a session for all members of the District Leadership Team. Teachers and administrators from all buildings were involved in the Oct. 3 session that highlighted different aspects of Equity and Privilege. In the near future, the Warren District Leadership Team will lead in the education and advancement of Equity issues in the school district, making this important topic a bi-partisan effort.

District efforts continued with an interactive roundtable at Warren G. Harding High School where teacher/administrative leaders led small student groups in discussions around hopes/fears – discovering student voice at all grade levels. Every staff member and student participated. Later, roundtable staff leaders and select students, facilitated by CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning) Consultant Linda Lantieri and building administrators discussed the process. As a result of that conversation, the group decided that the students would advise the staff on the next steps of the monthly roundtable process.


Congratulations 20 under 20!

Three Warren G. Harding Seniors have been awarded the  Tribune Chronicle’s 2018 20 Under 20 Award.  This award recognizes 20 young adults under the age of 20 who have contributed to their community while maintaining good grades and participating extracurricular activities.  Congratulations to Katie McBane, Alexander Payiavlas, and Lydia Walls.  The trio will be honored at a banquet in December hosted by the Tribune Chronicle this December.

McBane, Payiavlas, and Walls

Paint a Plow

A photo taken by Mrs. Amy Engster inspired WGH’s entry into the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Paint a Plow Initiative.  Art teacher Mr. John Johnson walks by the photo of students at a football game that hangs in the school’s library almost daily.  When thinking of the theme that his students and he wanted to present on the plow, Warren G.=Family, Mr. Johnson’s mind kept going back to that picture.   With the picture in mind, Mr. Johnson and his students came up with the design for the plow and then spent the week designing and painting.  Congratulations to Mr. Johnson and his students for their amazing work and Thank You to Mrs. Engster for the inspiration.

The picture that inspired the plow’s design:

Pictured below are students from Mr. Johnson’s Art Classes working on the Plow.

Students working on Paint a plow initiative from the Ohio department of Transportation Students working on Paint a plow initiative from the Ohio department of Transportation Students working on Paint a plow initiative from the Ohio department of Transportation Students working on Paint a plow initiative from the Ohio department of Transportation Students working on Paint a plow initiative from the Ohio department of Transportation Students working on Paint a plow initiative from the Ohio department of Transportation Students working on Paint a plow initiative from the Ohio department of Transportation

Homecoming Royalty!

Congratulations to the Warren G. Harding Homecoming Court of 2018:

Queen Sidney Davis  – Sidney is the president of Student Council and Tic Tac.  She is planning to go to college to major in Broadcasting and minor in dance.

King Trent Murphy – Trent is part of the pep club, soccer team and academic achievers.  He is planning to go to college at Youngstown State University..

Senior Court

Aliyah Greathouse is part of Academic Achievers.  She plans on going to college and majoring in Anesthesiology.

Jalyce Whitacker participates in Key Club, HPAC, Matching Band, Northmar Youth Group, TIC TAC, Upward Bound and National Honor Society.  Her future plans include attending the Akron University to major in nursing.

Arayla Patterson participates in National Honors Society, French Club, Cheerleading and is a majorette.  She plans to attend law school and minor in French.

Maurice Paige is a member of the Madrigals.  His future plans include attending either Akron or Cleveland State and majoring in Information Technology and Business Management.

Junior Court

Bryesha Woods is a member of the cheerleading squad, basketball team, and track.

D’muntice Owens is a member of the varsity basketball team.

Sophomore Court

Madalyn Pasek  is a member of the swim team, track team and the choir.

Sam Waldman   is a member of the football team.

Freshmen Court

Jade Allen  participates in volleyball, softball, track and student council.

Tyler Elwood is a member of the marching band and robotics.

Congratulations  to all of our 2018 WGH Raider Homecoming Court.  You are excellent representatives of Warren G. Harding HS and we are proud of you!

Warren Harding Aquatics Team Learn-to-Swim Program

The Warren Harding Aquatics Team will be hosting Red Cross Learn-to-Swim classes this Fall/Winter:
FALL 1: September 17 – October 11
FALL 2: October 18 – November 15
FALL 3: November 26 – December 20
WINTER 1: January 2 – January 31
WINTER 2: January 28 – February 21

Classes meet twice a week (Mon & Wed or Tue & Thu) for 4 weeks from 5:00-5:45 or 5:45-6:30 depending upon the swimmer’s age and ability.

Registration is open to all children ages 3-13 who are interested, regardless of which school he/she attends. Students can be registered at the Warren G. Harding High School Pool between 5 and 6:30pm, September 10th-13th.

For more information:
Steve Lukco, Warren Harding Aquatics Team: (330) 369-4868 or (330) 501-3241, or
Jay Rosenthal, Red Cross: (330) 392-2551,

Class of 2019

Attention Seniors:  Below you will find three important documents that will help you navigate your way to graduation.  Also included is this month’s newlsetter from Mr. Capers because it includes important information for Seniors.  Click on each of the documents and you will see the printable/savable PDF version.


WGH’s Antwan Howard to perform with All-State Jazz Ensemble

The Warren G. Harding Band program is proud to announce that Antwan Howard, a senior at Warren G. Harding High School, has been selected to perform with the All-State Jazz Ensemble on Alto Saxophone.

Antwan, one of only two musicians selected for this position, was among a large number of students to audition for the 2019 OMEA (Ohio Music Education Association) All-State Ensembles earlier this year. Students were required to prepare several selections and solos to record and submit by June 1 for evaluation. Professional musicians from across the state ranked the students.

WGH Senior Jordan Ringold was selected as an alternate member of the percussion section. In the event that a student is unable to perform, Jordan will step in with one of the All-State groups. Being selected as an alternate is quite an accomplishment considering the number of students who applied, explained Reid Young, Director of Bands at WGH.

Antwan was a student at Willard PK-8 School and is currently one of the drum majors for the ‘Raider’ Marching Band. Jordan was a student at McGuffey PK-8 and is currently the head drummer of the ‘Raider’ Marching Band. Antwan – and possibly Jordan – will to travel to Cleveland in late January to prepare for concerts featured as part of the 2019 OMEA Professional Development Conference.