Focus On Schools

The Importance Of Families

Lincoln Elementary Schools welcomes their families into their building and classrooms every day but is focusing this year on creating events at each grade level that involve families in fun, learning activities. “At the beginning of the school year, we sent out a parent survey to find out ...

Foster Grandparents Are Role Models

Jane Hughan, or Grandma Jane as the kids know her, worked with UPK students in Kim Knight’s class on writing their letters. She explains what they will be doing, but just as importantly, she encourages them to draw the letter “a.” Grandma Jane, along with Grandma Bonnie Johnson who ...

Meetings Strengthen Connections

“How do you show empathy? “First think, what is empathy?” asked Lincoln Elementary School first grade teacher Erin Mank. “Knowing how other people feel,” said a student. “Yes, knowing how they feel and also recognizing how they feel. Let’s think about how we have used ...

Kids Choose To Give Back To The Community

Lincoln Elementary School students recently handed out care packages to the Jamestown Fire Department including treats such as mints and gum with notes saying “Thanks for sticking to your job to help us.” The students choose this project over regular “prize” rewards for the school’s ...

Chautauqua Striders’ Mentors Guide, Support, Give Confidence

“Having a mentor helped me out in so many ways,” said 2018 Jamestown High School graduate, Victoria VanGuilder, who was part of the Chautauqua Striders Mentoring Program for six years. Victoria is now at Jamestown Business College studying marketing and management hoping to open a hair ...

Taking A LEAP

JPS LEAP (Learning Enrichment and Academic Progress) will help propel Jamestown students forward this summer by improving reading and comprehension skills and, offering enrichment activities during the summertime when traditionally students hit a “summer slide.” JPS LEAP, a new initiative ...

Bush Students Learn STEAM With Lego Robotics

“So, we are going to follow instructions in the book to build our Lego car,” said Bush Elementary School teacher Tiffany MacCullum to kindergartners in the After School Robotics Club. “We don’t want to guess, we want to open the book and follow the directions.” Mrs. MacCallum ...

Bush School Health, Attendance Clerk Retires

Deb Nevinger has spent her whole educational career — 21 years — at Bush Elementary School. For 14 years, she has been a fixture in the Bush School main office as the Health and Attendance Clerk. Mrs. Nevinger is retiring this year and the Bush School family will miss her smiling face ...

Bush Elementary School Data Teams Review Information

Bush Elementary School teachers are collaborating with the school’s reading teachers, JoAnne Galbier, Carrie Blitz, and Jackie Daigler, as well as the special education teachers Katie Cieslewicz (K-2) and Maura Domagola (3-4) to target instruction to best benefit each child at Bush School. ...

Student Ambassadors Give Manners Reminders

Bush Elementary School started a new student ambassador program this year to get students involved more directly in their character education program. The student ambassador idea came about in partnership with the school’s character education program and with the goal to focus teaching and ...

Bush Elementary School’s Youngest Students Benefit From Improved Classrooms

As part of the recent capital improvements at Bush Elementary School, two classrooms, one UPK and one kindergarten, have been expanded to give more space to provide learning opportunities for students. The district used three smaller rooms to create the two larger classrooms. Bush Elementary ...

Rewarding Excellent Students, Teachers

Jamestown High School ninth grader, Donovan Gomez, recently used his cell phone to nominate a teacher as part of the school’s Raider Pride campaign. The campaign allows students and teachers to use a QR Code to download a form nominating a teacher or a student who has gone “above & ...

Students Learn Anatomy And Physiology

“They are all used to image the body but they are all done in different ways,” said Amanda Bender, UPMC School of Radiology’s Lead Clinical Instructor. “Ultrasound doesn’t use any radiation at all, it uses sound waves. MRI uses a magnet, so every way can look at the body differently. ...

JHS Students Learn Valuable Experiences Through Credit Union Internships

Jamestown High School students are being given not only the unique opportunity to learn more about financial responsibilities, but to also complete internships with the help of Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union (SCFCU) and their JHS branch in the school library. There are six JHS student ...

JHS Astronomy Club Fills Students Love Of Space

“I have always been fascinated by Greek mythology and the stars and constellations are a big part of it. So, it was natural for me to get involved in the Astronomy Club,” said Jamestown High School senior Hannah Hornyak who has been involved in the club for four years. “Space is so ...

Tune Of Success

Jefferson Middle School eighth graders, Jordan Braymiller, trumpet, Liam Conroe, tenor saxophone, Evan Corey, front ensemble percussion, Caleb Micciche, baritone saxophone, and Matthew Ramirez, tuba, had the thrill of a lifetime as members of the Jamestown High School Red Raider Marching Band ...

Students Learn More About Spanish Culture

Jefferson Middle School seventh graders in Katrina Freay’s Spanish class discovered more about Spanish culture through a “Day of the Dead” unit. DiaÌa de Muertos is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the central and south regions, and by people of Mexican heritage ...

Health Classes Create Body Organs

Middle School fifth and sixth graders in Jennifer Restivo’s health classes used their creativity and knowledge of body systems to create an organ from unique materials. The student’s out-of-the-box thinking made for a fantastic display in the Jefferson library. “I created the kidneys ...