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Ashley Simon from Clearwater Aquarium and Pet Supply showed Love Elementary School 3-year-old UPK students different animals during a recent field trip to highlight their “pet” unit.

Love 3-Year-Olds Benefit From Early Learning

Love Elementary School 3-year-old students, who are in Becky Teresi’s 3-year-old Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) Program, recently learned more about animals with a visit to Clearwater Aquarium and Pet Supply store. The students, who are completing a “pet” unit, were given the ...

Love Elementary School student, Angel Rosa, petted an Easter egg chicken that Vic Marcum from Marcum Farms brought into school as a part of presentation during the second graders’ “Cycles of Nature” unit.

Second-Graders Learn About Cycles Of Nature

“Every year I try to bring a new chicken and everyone knows what Easter eggs are, right? What color do you make your Easter eggs?” asked Vic Marcum from Marcum Farms to a large group of Love Elementary School second graders and their families. “Blue, green, red, pink!” shouted the ...

Love Elementary School fourth grader, Alberto Serrano, stepped into Love School’s art project, “What Lifts You Up.” The huge angel wings are made up of hundreds of feathers created by Love art students. The project was inspired by artist Kelsey Montague.

Love Art Students Find Out ‘What Lifts Them Up’

Love Elementary School artists are being inspired to create happiness through art and words by telling the world what lifts them up. Art teacher Marygrace Anderson was inspired by pen and ink artist, Kelsey Montague, who started the “What Lifts You Up Campaign” to provide people with the ...

Love Elementary School kindergartners showed off their farm projects: Elias Pokoj (farm animals make from his hands), Tajiah McBride (replica of a farm), Ezzabella Walz (made Ezzabella Farmer and a song), Robert Alexander Torres (paper folded farm animals), Ey’mir Bishop (farm animals made with feathers, cotton balls, tubes) and Danika Rushing (replica of a farm).

Kindergarteners, Families Learn About Farms

Love Elementary School kindergarten students discovered more about farming and where food comes from through their English Language Arts and Literacy unit entitled “Farms” in Beth Strong’s, Molly Anderson’s, Amanda Tuggle’s and Adriana Cammarata’s kindergarten classrooms. The ...

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JCC College Connections Benefit JHS Students

Jamestown High School and Jamestown Community College have forged a partnership benefiting students by offering College Connections courses, which are a convenient and affordable way to earn concurrent high school and college credit. JHS offers a total of 23 College Connections courses. ...

JHS junior, Amber Harrington, shadows groomers, Emily Haskins and Dakota Thompson, at Puppy Love Pet Grooming on E. 2nd Street while grooming Reagan, the dog through the CDOS Program at JHS. She is interested in working with animals after graduation and the staff at Puppy Love is showing her how an animal business is run including learning about customer service.

CDOS Offers New Path Toward Graduation

Jamestown High School is putting students to work — in a unique way. Through the three-year New State Education CDOS (Career Development and Occupational Studies) grant the district received last year JHS students have been offered an alternative pathway to graduation. The grant helps provide ...

Yanira Castellano, from Chautauqua Striders, teaches a lesson from Junior Achievement’s “It’s Your Future” curriculum in Debbie Oakes English as a New Language class. Pictured are:  JHS students Rosa Vazquez-Torres, Vermaris Cruz-Lopez, Sonia Rodriguez, Elizabeth Rosario-Harris, Luis Vargas and Iris Rodriguez.

Junior Achievement Program At Jamestown High School A Success

The Junior Achievement (JA) pilot program at Jamestown High School is a resounding success. Volunteers from 23 local businesses and organizations delivered JA once a month to the vast majority of ninth graders at Jamestown High School during the first semester. The volunteers used JA ...

JHS photographers, Donald Karr III, Jayden Schultz and Y’Monie Miller worked in the JHS portrait studio during Digital Photography.

Teaching Palette: Differentiated Instruction In Middle School Art

Jamestown Public Schools has one uniform focus for the district this year, Differentiated Instruction. Middle School art teachers have found that Differentiated Instruction is a practice that has naturally been part of their art classes, but are now learning and focusing on getting better at ...

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JHS Sports Build Strong Students And Community Members

“It is so important for Jamestown Schools to have a strong athletic program as it gives students the opportunity to express themselves and find what they are passionate about,” said Jamestown High School senior, Olivia Reinhardt, who plays basketball, runs track and has applied to ...

Middle School Sports Program Prepares Students For JHS

Jamestown Public Schools is committed to helping our middle school students find, and try, a sport that they may be interested in pursing in high school or in some cases as a lifelong physical activity. At the middle school level, students can choose from 30 modified sports teams:  baseball, ...

The Smiling Rabbit In The Moon (A Mexican Folktale)

Once upon time, Juan Carlos and his wife, Yesenia, lived in a small coastal town in Mexico. They were very poor and owned almost nothing. But they had a pet rabbit they called Juanito. The couple loved their rabbit, and the rabbit loved them. But as time passed, they grew poorer and poorer. ...

Adrianna Genco, Scarlett Hepler (Jayla Johnson’s Aunt), Caryn Hepler (Jayla’s grandmother), Jayla Johnson and Siena Loomis participated in a Thanksgiving close reading activity in Corey Brown’s third grade classroom.

Fletcher School Focuses On Family Engagement

Local author and illustrator, James Vincent, recently read aloud from his book, “Not For Now, But Soon,” to the delight of a large group of Fletcher Elementary School families during the school’s recent Family Literacy Night.  Mr. Vincent, who has been a substitute teacher at Fletcher ...

Fletcher Elementary School third graders, Giovanni Parasiliti and Maleea Haight, talk about the details they discovered about bullfrogs through their visually-orientated project.

Fletcher School Third-Graders Learn About Frogs In Different Ways

“How many details did you gather about bullfrogs?” asked Fletcher Elementary School third-grade teacher, Vicky Volpe. “We found four details,” said the group. “Tell your classmates one you discovered,” “Frogs have sticky tongues to help eat their prey,” said the group as ...

Local author, James Vincent, reads from his book, “Not For Now, But So” with his wife, Susan. Mr. and Mrs. Vincent visited Fletcher School for its Family Literacy Night to hold a group read aloud.

Third-Grade Families Learn More About Close Reading With Thanksgiving Theme

Families in Corey Brown’s and Maryellen Reynold’s third-grade classrooms visited for Thanksgiving but instead of turkey and stuffing, parents received a Close Reading lesson by using an informational passage about how the history of cranberries began in the Thanksgiving tradition. The ...

Fletcher Elementary School first grader, Briar Cercone, shows her class how she used a number line to solve a word problem.  The students on the rug are showing her a thumbs up if they agree with her strategy, a thumbs down if they disagree and raising their hand if they would like to add on to her thinking as part of a Math Talk.

Fletcher First-Graders Use Math, Number Talks To Solve Problems

“What are some ways to solve word problems?” asked Fletcher Elementary School first grade teacher, Ashley Calla. “Mental math! Fingers! Math drawings! Making a number bond! Drawing a number line!” “Yes, those are all great strategies. First, we are going to solve the math problem ...

Ring Elementary School Peer Coach, Brandi Meacham, works with fellow teacher Kim Ognibene.

JPS Coaches Increase Peer-To-Peer Conversations

Jamestown High School teachers, Donnelle Conti and Lisa Holt, are embarking on a new experience this year by serving as peer coaches. They know the importance of supporting all teachers in their building, as they had previously been mentor teachers. As peer coaches, Mrs. Holt and Mrs. Conti are ...

Picture at left: JPS Social Studies Curriculum Coach Jeff Kresge works with Washington Middle School sixth grade teacher Joel Sopak.

Curriculum Coaches Infuse Social Studies, Science Into Other Subject Areas

“In third grade, we are looking at place value and problem-solving with place measurements,” said Ring Elementary School Teacher and Peer Coach, Kim Austin to Doug Foster, JPS science curriculum coach. “Using balances to measure would be a great way to tie-in science to their math ...

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Come Join Jefferson’s After School Program

Jefferson Middle School Advantage After School Program students, Joshua Rollinger, Camden Austin and Jaidan Lutgen recently learned more about concepts such as energy, force, and motion and also scientific and engineering practices such as analyzing and interpreting data, all while having fun ...