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Jamestown High School senior, Spencer Higbee, works on a problem during Chris Maggio’s Elementary Statistics class. Elementary Statistics is one of the many JCC College Connections courses offered to JHS students to help them receive college credit while still attending high school.

Investment In JPS Supports Broad, Continued Success

At Jamestown Public Schools, high-quality, well-rounded education is top priority. “We have such a great opportunity to take so many AP and college-level courses, which will help us both in college and our careers, says JHS Senior Kaitlin Healy. “Students can get a head start on college ...

Paul Abbott

Jamestown Voters To Elect Three For Board Of Education

On Tuesday, from noon-9 p.m., Jamestown voters will elect three Jamestown Public Schools Board of Education members to serve three-year terms. There are five candidates on the ballot. Paul Abbott, an incumbent, is seeking his fourth term, having started on the board in July 2008. Mr. ...

JHS Class Officers celebrate after receiving their diplomas at the 2016 JHS Commencement Ceremony. Pictured, front row, are Abigail Todaro, Sydney Deppas, Emily Isaacson and Karighan Alicea-Walker. In back are Allison Boskat, Luci Ellis, Cameron Hurst, Kate Tucker, Matt Elia & Maddie Dineen

Dollars And Sense

On Tuesday, May 16, Jamestown Public School residents will have the opportunity to vote on the proposed 2017-18 Budget totaling $84,948,220. As 78 percent of the budget is funded by New York state aid, a projected $2.2 million increase in Foundation Aid will fund the proposed budget without an ...

Chateau Striders Lead Tutor, Bruce Larson, reads Charlotte’s Web to students during the Love Elementary School’s Terrific Kids After School Program.

JPS Awarded 5-Year 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant

Chautauqua Striders’ Lead Tutor, Bruce Larson, recently read from Charlotte’s Web during Love Elementary School’s Terrific Kids After School Program. Mr. Larson is expanding the students’ school day by working on literacy during the after school hours. He created a “Word Wall” with ...

Jefferson Middle School students exit the bus to go to school in the morning.

Bus Proposition Maintains A Top-Notch Fleet

Although Jamestown Public Schools is considered a “walking school district,” the district transports more than 700 students each day. The district is required by education law to transport special needs students, students who live outside of the city boundaries, and students who must cross ...

Lincoln Elementary School Principal Katie Russo congratulates "Spotlight Student" Annika Ricker.

Lincoln Elementary School Shines The ‘Spotlight’ On Students

“You know if you are the Spotlight Student that I call your parents to tell them about the award. I know your mom has already heard about it. Is there someone else you’d like me to call?” asked Lincoln Elementary School Principal Katie Russo to second-grader Annika Ricker while pinning a ...

Lincoln Elementary School students, Raegan Karash, Zander Tibbetts and Maria Stone enjoy reading with Cornell Cooperative Extension volunteer Pat Martonis.

Lincoln Students Learn More About Grapes Through ELA, Music And Math

Lincoln Elementary School kindergarteners through second-graders discovered more about grapes through a unique collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension, Lincoln Library Media Specialist Jennie Vaughn and Lincoln Music teacher Cathy South. Each year, Cornell Cooperative Extension ...

Lincoln Elementary School third grader, Trayce Eggleston, and his brother first grader, Trysten, try out the photo booth at the school's recent Literacy Night.

Lincoln School Engages Families In Literacy

Dr. Seuss was certainly “on the loose” at Lincoln Elementary School during their recent Family Literacy Night in March. The school’s Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Committee created the night from their summer family engagement workshop with consultant Teneh Weller. At the ...

Charlene Austin, Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union's Director of Financial Education, talked with Lincoln Elementary School second graders about savings with their "Give a Hoot About Savings" program during the Kids' Credit Union.

Second-Graders Learn About Money With ‘Kids’ Credit Union

Lincoln Elementary School is instilling healthy money habits in its second graders with the help of the Southern Chautauqua Credit Union’s Kids’ Credit Union (KCU). The credit union has visited Lincoln School once a month since October to meet with students to help them better understand ...

At its March 21 meeting, the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville recognized, front, from left, Madison Dudley of Chautauqua Lake Central School and Sydnee Abele of Westfield Academy and Central School; pictured in back, from left, are Kasen Jewell of Brocton Central School and Thomas Johnston, also of Brocton Central School as “Scholars of the Month.”

Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club Honors Students Of The Month

On March 21 the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville proudly gave its “Scholars of the Month” recognition to four seniors from area high schools at its club meeting held at The Parkview in Westfield. The honorees were Madison Dudley of Chautauqua Lake Central School; Sydnee Abele of Westfield ...

Ring Elementary School teacher, Wendy Rodgers helps kindergartner, Caleb Dykstra, pick out a free book as part of the school’s Pick a Reading Partner Program.

At Ring School All Readers Are Superheroes

Throughout the month of March, Ring Elementary School PTA and teachers encouraged students to read through their Pick a Reading Partners (PARP) program. This year’s theme was “superheroes” and the motto was, “Every Superhero reader needs a sidekick! Will you be mine?” PARP is a ...

Ring Elementary School physical education teacher, Julie Irons, shows off the school’s “Clothes Closet.”

Ring Elementary School Teacher Opens ‘Clothes Closet’ To Help Students

In the back of Ring Elementary School’s computer room, there is a clothing revolution happening. Ring Physical Education teacher, Julie Irons, has started a “Clothing Closet” for students where they can have, free of charge, an item of clothing that they might need. “I noticed that ...

Ring Elementary School third grader, Alexis Morales DeJesus, tries out his recycled materials musical instrument with Kennedy Center Visiting Artist, John Bertles.

Ring Elementary School Benefits From Kennedy Center Connection

“Good evening my name is Kate Kathman, and my name is Annie Johnson, and we are members of the Broadcasting Communications Club at C.C. Ring Elementary School. Tonight we bring you a special news report! This year, the third grade teachers at Ring School had an opportunity to participate in a ...

Washington Middle School recently held a “Bring Your Parents to School” Day sponsored by the school’s Family & Community Engagement Committee. Pictured are: Gabriella Zampogna, Alyson Canfield, Patti Denzel, Melissa Brown and Mikayla Brown who were working on an equivalent fractions activity in Deb Rein’s fifth grade class.

FaCE Team Works To Engage Families, Community

Hundreds of Washington Middle School parents visited their child’s school during a recent “Take Your Parent to School” Day. Parents had the opportunity to go into classrooms and work on academically-orientated activities to get a firsthand view of what their child’s educational day ...

Washington Middle School fifth graders, Kris Cruz, Nate Cornell, Eli Nowell, Conner Degnan, and Ethan Pumford work with School Secretary, Sandy Pratt, on an active listening role model exercise during one of the school’s recent R-times.

Washington’s R-Time Helps All Students With Life Skills

“We are here today to have a refresher on our active listening skills,” said Washington Middle School Secretary, Sandy Pratt, to a group of Washington Middle School students. “We are going to watch a short video and then we are doing to try some role playing on active ...

Planning Center: A Proactive Place For Students

What is a school planning center? A planning center is a proactive setting designed to help students problem-solve, develop appropriate school and classroom behaviors, and reduce the need for removal from the classroom. Washington Middle School, along with the two other Jamestown middle ...

Jamestown High School’s A Cappella Choir sang  ”The Star Spangled Banner” during a recent practice rehearsal.                 Submitted photo

Jamestown High School Music Brings Benefits To Students

“JHS students are so lucky to have all of the musical opportunities that they do,” said JHS senior, Amelia Dolce, who participates in the Orchestra, Concert Band, A Cappella Choir and Madrigal Singers. “It is an outlet during the day for us to express ourselves, just like an elementary ...

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 ...