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TEAM participants reading with their children during the program day.

A Path For Parents

“The TEAM Program helps you find yourself. Sometimes you don’t feel like you fit in but at the TEAM Program I always feel accepted just the way I am,” said a TEAM participant who is on-track to graduate from Jamestown High School this year. “They have given me the resources to both ...

Chautauqua Striders mentor, Kim Ecklund, and her mentee, Ashlie, during a recent visit.

Chautauqua Striders Mentoring Benefits JPS Students

“Mentor one child, save two lives is an understatement to say the least,” said 2011 Jamestown High School graduate Joe Bergman. “Without the Chautauqua Striders mentoring program I would not be here today or anywhere near close to being the man I am today. I was on the wrong path and ...

Melissa Johnson, from the Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union, recently worked with JHS student-interns, Hannah Frederick and Delante Jones, in the credit union’s branch office located in the JHS library.

Southern Chautauqua Credit Union Opens Branch At JHS

Jamestown High School students are being given the unique opportunity to learn more about financial responsibilities with the help of Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union (SCFCU). As an extension of their award-winning Kids’ Credit Union, the local business opened a branch in the JHS ...

Jamestown High School’s “Justice for All” class visited Jamestown Union Gospel Mission as a way to see firsthand some of the societal issues, such as homelessness, they are studying in class.
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JHS 10th & 11th Grade Learn More About ‘Justice For All’

The sounds of reading, laughter and chatter filled the classrooms at the YWCA’s Early Education Program when Jamestown High School students from Betsy Rowe-Baehr’s “Justice for All” class visited the three- and four-year-olds. “This was just something different for our children. ...

Ring Elementary School second grader, Ernie Carrasquillo, does the limbo under a pole held by teacher, Andrea Norene and fellow student, Maleeya McGaughy, during their recent grade-level Olympics.

Ring Second-Graders Use All Skills To Become Olympians

Ring Elementary School second grade teachers Allen Thomas, Carrie Davenport, Andrea Norene and Chris Collins recently worked as a team to create a Ring Olympics. Second-graders learn about Ancient Greece and where and how the Olympics began through an English Language Arts unit. Students ...

Ring Elementary School kindergartners, Jaxson Willingham, Katie Melquist, Elle Theofilactidis and Armany Carrasquillo Alvira show off the anti-bullying pledges they signed.

Ring Positive Behavioral Intervention System Reinforces Positive Behaviors

“Don’t bully!” yelled Ring Elementary School kindergartners. Kindergartners from Abby Langworthy’s class were part of a school wide anti-bullying initiative. In Mrs. Langworthy’s class, she talked about bullying, how to prevent it and read books that would help students understand ...

Jamestown High School students, Matt Wetherby, Matt Frederick, Orren Breen, Darius Thomas, Jose Diaz, and Alexis Natal-Guzman toured Dave Warren Auto Group with Service Manager Andy Nelson to learn more about careers in the automotive field.

Nuts ‘N’ Bolts

“The Information Manufacturing courses at Jamestown High School’s Technology Academy were a great way for me to be introduced to something I was interested in but didn’t have a lot of knowledge about before taking the class,” said Terrance DeJesus, a 2012 JHS graduate who currently ...

Jamestown High School students, Branden Ryan and Hailey Axford work on drawings during art class at the Infinity Visual & Performing Arts Center.

Jamestown High School Helps Students With Personalized Learning Program

“What does it mean to be independent?” asked Taylor Winter from the YWCA’s CAPP Program to students in JHS’ Personalized Learning Program (PLP). “Doing things by yourself. You have your own responsibilities,” said students. “What might those responsibilities be? They could ...

Lincoln Elementary School first graders practice for their Patriotic Concert in honor of Veteran’s Day.

Project LINC Celebrates 25 Years Of Serving Lincoln Students

Lincoln Elementary School is proud to have Project LINC (Learning Is Never Complete), an afterschool program, serving their students for 25 years. The program runs every day from 3-5:30 p.m. LINC is a NYS Office of Children & Families registered program that serves kindergarten through ...

For The Love Of Reading

Kindergarten students in the Sherman, Westfield, Chautauqua Lake, Ripley and Brocton School Districts are the proud owners of new books to take home and share with their family members thanks to the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville. Representatives of this organization recently visited ...

Bush Elementary School students participate in an outdoor game during a Bush Bonanza Day where students are rewarded for good behavior.

Go Bonanza!

Bush Elementary School has re-vamped the way they encourage positive behavior at the school. In the past several years, staff gave out tickets to students who followed the school’s motto: “I am Respectful, I am Responsible, I am Peaceful.” Then, students could “cash in” their tickets ...

David Troxell videotaped Bush Elementary School school third grader Javon’tae Hampton about his life for a project with Cambodian students while fellow third graders, Jose Perez-Cruz and Amari Graham, wait their turn.

Jamestown Noon Rotarians Enlighten Bush Students On Cambodia

Marissa and David Troxell gave Bush Elementary School students a unique look at students’ lives in Cambodia. The Troxells met with third graders to tell stories and display photographs and video of their yearly trip to a Cambodian school. Students were able to see classrooms, the cafeteria, ...

Bush School Counselor Alexandra Peterson talks with kindergarten students about responsibility as part of her character education lessons.

Bush Elementary School Counselor Teaches Students About Responsibility

“We are going to learn more about responsibility by listening to a story. Do you like stories?” asked Bush Elementary School Counselor Alexandra Peterson. “Yes!” said the kindergarteners. “The story is called Strega Nona, which is Italian for Grandma Witch who is one of the ...

Bush Elementary School first grader, Josue Sanchez, labeled the parts of the skeletal system as part of his Human Body English Language Arts unit.

Bush First-Graders Learn More About The Human Body

“What do you call the bone system in our body?” asked Bush Elementary School first-grade teacher Bonnie Walsh, to her students. “Skeletal system,” said a student. “That’s correct, very good. I’m going to read you a poem about the skeletal system. Did you know that we have ...

Hannah Hornyak

JHS Junior’s Passion For Music Enriches Her Life

Jamestown High School junior Hannah Hornyak loves to play the cello. For six years, she has pursued her love of music. “I started playing the cello in fifth grade at Persell Middle School,” Hannah said. “My sister played the cello for a very short period of time and I thought it was ...

Jaidyn Conyer

JHS Science Whiz Attends National Conference

Jamestown High School senior Jaidyn Conyer had the experience of a lifetime this past summer when he was invited to attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston as a New York state representative. He received an award of excellence from Richard Ross, the executive for ...

Andrew Roof

JHS Senior’s Interest In Robotics Leads To Career Path

Jamestown High School senior Andrew Roof’s interest in robotics and engineering has paved the way for his college and career choices – creating robotic prosthetics that work with the nervous system to help people who have lost the use of an arm or leg. “I have always had fun taking ...

Alivia Roehrig & Kate Brand

JHS Seniors Grab Chautauqua Institution Writing Opportunity

Jamestown High School seniors Kate Brand and Alivia Roehrig had the opportunity every budding writer would love – a free week at Chautauqua Institution as part of the 2017 Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle Alumni Association Scholarship. Teachers Norma DeJoy and John Twiman and ...

Chad Peterson

A Love Of Cats Leads Jefferson Middle Schooler To Help CCHS

Jefferson Middle School eighth-grader Chad Peterson loves cats. So much so, that he and his mom, Chris, foster litters of kittens for the Chautauqua County Humane Society. “My grandma inspired me to foster kittens. She always fostered and we both love cats a lot,” Chad said. “I loved ...