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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 ...

Madelyn Wilkins

Bush Elementary First-Grader Spreads Joy With Jamestown Rocks

Bush Elementary School first grader, Madelyn Wilkins, is spreading happiness around her school and community with her hand-painted rocks. Madelyn’s mom found out about “JamestownNYRocks” through a friend and thought it would be a great project for she and Madelyn. The group’s goal in ...

Sean Shoobridge

JHS Freshman On His Way To Becoming The Next Spielberg

Jamestown High School freshman, Sean Shoobridge, has a passion for filmmaking. Sean, who attended Fletcher Elementary School and Persell Middle School has been interested in film for as long as he can remember. “I have been watching films for a long time and have always been very ...

Zach Scheiger

JHS Senior’s Natural Interests Lead Him Toward Technology

Jamestown High School senior, Zach Schweiger, knew even as a young kid that his interests would lead him to his life’s work. “I’ve just always had a natural interest in the areas of electricity and engineering, “ Zach said. “I also have always liked computers and networking so even ...

Jamestown High School student, Geoffrey Tota, talks with Steven Olson with the Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit union who has partnered with JHS’ Academy of Business, Management, Marketing & Technology to open a satellite branch in the JHS library to serve as an internship site for JHS students to experience real-world job opportunities in the banking industry.

It Takes A Village

Helping Jamestown High School students discover more about the banking industry is part of a unique collaboration between the Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union and JHS’ Academy of Business, Management, Marketing and Technology to open a satellite office in the JHS library. The office ...

Cast and crew of last year’s Jamestown Highs School musical, Seussical. The amazing musical productions require many school and community volunteer. So, if you love the theater and are handy and creative you can donate your time to work on costumes or set design and production.

Looking To Get Involved In School Activities? Here Are A Few Ideas

Join PTA As an active PTA member, you join forces with those devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools. You become part of a dedicated network of families, educators, businesses and community leaders who are working to ensure all ...

JHS Red Raider, Andrew Dix, cleared a hurdle during a track meet. 
Photo by Chad Ecklof Photo Art

Back To School

Welcome to the 2017-18 school year. My name is Bret Apthorpe and I am the new Jamestown Public Schools Superintendent. I have deep personal and professional roots in Chautauqua County, making this an especially exciting place to be. I am eager to partner with our community to provide ...

Lincoln Elementary School student, Abigail Brandow and her dad, Mike, read Nila Webster's book "The Magic of Moonlight" as part of a family engagement event. Mrs. Webster donated books to every first grader in the Jamestown Schools to take home. Lincoln School used the donation to also ask families for "wish list" items for the Chautauqua County Humane Society in honor of the main character in the book, which is a dog.

JPS Strives To Partner With Families And The Community

“When our schools, parents and families, and community groups build trusting, collaborative relationships and also align their efforts around student achievement, our students will succeed,” said JPS Director of Schools Tina Sandstrom. “We know that the college, career, and lifelong ...

Senior Miranda “Zakk” Bull holds up her Day of Silence certificate detailing her reason—helping people understand trans people— for participating in the event.

Students Of Southwestern

On May 19, close to 100 Southwestern students and staff experienced a small dose of what many LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual) experience every day. They chose to be silent for the National Day of Silence. Participation in this event was a ...

With letters in hand, pictured from left, are: Miranda Bull, Sierra Wells, Lake Sivak, Michael Houser, Amelia Thorp, Michael Hinsdale, Seth Gibson, Ryan Pascarella, Casey Williams, Tjitze Kranzo, Wyatt Perry, Reid Gustafson, Clayton Hanson, Mrs. Eimiller, Druex Seeley, Sebastian Diaz, Devin Ardnt and Carolyn Ruby.

Seniors Write Thank You Letters To Troops Overseas

WEST ELLICOTT — When the local Blue Star Moms ask for community support, Southwestern seniors are happy to answer the call to action — something that our servicemen and women do on a regular basis. Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. is a private nonprofit organization that provides ...