Focus On Schools

Frewsburg Students Experience ‘Civil War Days’

In May, seventh-graders at Frewsburg Central School participated in the school’s first ever “Civil War Day.” The purpose of this all-day event was to give students a hands-on, interactive, in-depth opportunity to experience the history of our nation’s most devastating war. Frewsburg ...

Chautauqua Lake Names Students Of The Month

Students of the Month at Chautauqua Lake Central School, honored for May achievements are Thomas Gurga, Hannah Roush, Madison Kramer, Lucy Adams, Abigail Parker and Alexandra Reyda. The student recognition program honors students in grades seven through 12 whose classroom performance, attitude ...

Persell Holds First Community Gardener Event

Persell Middle School’s Produce Patch was recently filled with potential gardeners at their first Community Garden event. Persell’s Family & Community Engagement Committee partnered up with the Persell Produce Patch to hold the event in the school garden. Teachers Lina Scoma, Devyn ...

Southwestern Raises Money For Make-A-Wish Foundation

Southwestern Middle School raised $1,200 to donate to Make-A-Wish, the largest wish-granting charity in the world, dedicated to making wishes come true for critically ill children. With the help of SWMS students and faculty, Mr. Beckerink and Mrs. Pannes found themselves in a very sticky ...

Class Of 2018

Congratulations to the JHS Class of 2018 Top 5 percent. These well-rounded, academically talented students represent the best of Jamestown High School. We wish all of our 2018 graduates good luck in their future endeavors. Photos by Rob Sigler of Click Photo Studios

Boys And Girls Club Names Youth Of The Month

The Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys & Girls Club of Jamestown announces the May Youth of the Month. Youth are chosen based on attendance, participation and positive attitude. Art Room: Isaiah Diaz-Torres is the son of Elisandra Torres. He is in Pre-K at Holy Family School. He has been a ...

Falconer Names Kiwanis Terrific Kids

FALCONER — Falconer Central School officials recently released the school’s Kiwanis Terrific Kids for April and May. The April Kiwanis Terrific Kid is Jack Shea, seventh grade and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Shea of Falconer. Jack is a member of the Falconer Middle School Student ...

Falconer Names Students Of The Month

FALCONER — Falconer Middle School officials recently released the school’s Students of the Month for April and May. The April Student of the Month is Garrett Carlson, seventh grade and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Darrin Carlson of Kennedy. Garrett’s hobbies and interests include playing ...

Kiwanis Announces Terrific Kids

The Kiwanis Club of Jamestown recently released its Terrific Kids for May. They are: ¯ Marissa Fiorella, eighth grade at Jefferson Middle School and the daughter of Brian Fiorella and Renea Fiorella. Marissa’s hobbies and interests nclude dancing and reading. Her favorite subject is ...

Maple Grove, Falconer Compete In High School Bowl Championship

Maple Grove High School won the 2017-2018 High School Bowl championship, defeating Falconer Central School, 80-42, in the final match. The championship was recorded at Jamestown Community College and broadcast on WJTN and SE-93 radio. Falconer took the tournament to a decisive second ...

Legion Auxiliary Names Girls’ State Representative

The American Legion Auxiliary from Samuel Derby Post 556 has selected a Frewsburg Central School student to attend the New York State Girls’ State Conference from July 1 to July 7 at the State University at Brockport. Jordan Clark is a junior at Frewsburg High School and is the daughter of ...

Love School Paraprofessional Gives Greatest Gift — A Kidney

Love Elementary School paraprofessional, Christina Kebort, can often be seen walking through the hallway with 17 children in tow, wearing her organ donor t-shirt, which states, “Organ- a part of the body vital for life” Donor – a person who gives” and on the back: “Proud to be a ...

Love School Backpack Program Provides Weekend Food

On a recent Friday afternoon, Love Elementary School Health & Attendance Clerk, Anne Eklund, handed out bags filled with snacks and family-sized items such as macaroni and cheese or pasta and sauce for students to take home for the weekend. Love Elementary School is partnering with WNY Food ...

Love School Benefits From Local Church Volunteers

Love Elementary School is lucky to have neighborhood church volunteers who are so willing to give their time to help our students. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, First Covenant Church and First Presbyterian Church all provide volunteers who help Love students by tutoring, doing fun activities, ...

Love School Custodian Contributes To Students’ Success

If you drove by Love Elementary School around 7:30 a.m. any school morning you just might see School Custodian, Don Barr, greeting each student as they walk in to start their school day. “Papa Don” as the kids call him is a positive role model for the school’s students. In addition to his ...

A Message From JPS Superintendent On The Proposed 2018-19 Budget

I recently received an email from a parent thanking Jamestown Public Schools for preparing his daughter so well for higher education at Syracuse University. She took advantage of so many college-level courses while attending Jamestown Schools that she entered Syracuse University as a junior ...

Three Candidates Vying For Two Vacant JPS Board Of Education Seats

The Jamestown Public Schools’ Board of Education has two seats on the ballot on May 15, each for a three-year term beginning in July. There are three candidates on the ballot. Below is more information on each candidate. Polls will be open from noon to 9 p.m. for registered voters at Lincoln ...

Jefferson Middle School Students And Families Celebrate Earth Day

Jefferson Middle School recently held an after school family engagement activity revolving around Earth Day. Jefferson Family & Consumer Science teacher, Sara Patterson, helped spearhead the activity, which included a clean-up of the school grounds and nature-related activities. The group ...

Jefferson Students Create With Inventor Software

Jefferson Middle School seventh and eighth-graders are learning more about 3D drafting by using the Autodesk Inventor software during Ted Hoca’s Technology Education class. Autodesk Inventor is a professional-grade software program that provides engineers and designers a solution for 3D ...

Jefferson Middle Schoolers Benefiting From iPads

Jefferson Middle School co-teachers Stacy Monroe and Paul Baker’s recently used Google Expeditions to explore a cavern system in their sixth grade math class. The students use their iPads to see a 360-degree view of each of the chambers in the cave. While the students viewed the chamber, Mrs. ...