WAHS graduation moved inside

WAHS graduation

moved inside

Due to predicted inclement weather, the Warren Area High School commencement ceremony will take place in the auditorium.

Each graduating senior will receive four tickets. Students may request extra tickets after the graduation practice Friday morning. Based on the availability, students who request tickets may pick up the additional tickets between 1 and 3:30 p.m. (or until tickets are gone) in the WAHS principal’s office.

The commencement ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Hospice donations

Hospice of Warren County, a non-profit affiliate of Warren General Hospital, received contributions during May in memory of Robert Belleau, Melissa Braley, Priscilla Carr, Mike Catterall, Plummer Collins, Marcia Cosmano, Richard Eck, Barry “Sonny” Finch, Elizabeth Foust, Robert Frazier, Judith Gariepy, Twila Gustafson, Clyde Harman, Joseph Hecei, Michael Howe, Luella Johnson, Stephen Kelly, Paul Kitelinger, Robert Leonard, Jen Lester, Edward Lindsey, Brenda Bonace Martin, Dr. Roger Mesmer, Cletius Nordin, David Olson, Laura “Louise” Olson, Linda Pastrick, Adam Piccirillo Sr., Claire “Duke” Repine, Daniel Ruttenbur Sr., Edith Seltzer, Hazel Sixt, David Taylor, Dr. Richard Wagner, Flora Weidert, Thomas Wellner, William Westphal, and William Wiltsie.

Donations also were given in honor of the marriage of John Masterson and Monica Dingus.

Donations can be made to Hospice of Warren County at P.O. Box 68, Warren, PA 16365 or online at www.hospiceofwarrencounty.com/donations. Donations support the comprehensive Hospice Program, including the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Residence, palliative care service, DeFrees Support Program, and extensive bereavement services.

School district

facing crisis

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says an audit confirms that Chester-Upland School District is facing a management and academic crisis.

DePasquale said at a news conference Thursday that decisive steps are needed to fix longstanding problems in the southeastern Pennsylvania district.

He says its graduation rate is only 42 percent, less than half the state goal of 85 percent, and student test scores in math and reading similarly fall short of state benchmarks. He says the district has had seven superintendents in 10 years.