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Cultured Minds

Lectures, art exhibits, acting troops and poetry were just some of the amazing experiences that twenty Jamestown High School students in Betsy Rowe-Baehr’s and Barbi Price’s English 9 classes had the opportunity to experience this summer at Chautauqua Institution. JHS students visited ...

JPS Builds Excitement For College And Careers

Jamestown Public Schools is trying something new with their fourth and fifth grade students this year: fourth graders will visit SUNY Fredonia to experience college firsthand and fifth graders will tour Cummins Engine to learn about the working world and local job opportunities. The idea is ...

UPK Students Explore Creative Curriculum

Jamestown Public School’s Universal Prekindergarten teachers recently explored a “study” of trees in their summer training for a new creative curriculum. The teachers were told their study would be about apple trees, which are found locally. The teachers were given an apple and asked to ...

Trading Out Tunes

“Being a musician has changed me profoundly as a person,” said Jamestown High School senior Asha DeHarder who is a member of the JHS Concert Band, A Cappella and the student representative on the Jamestown PROMISE Fund Advisory Board. Asha plays French horn, which she started in the fifth ...

JPS Summer Lit Camp Helps Close Reading Gap

Jamestown Public Schools Summer Lit Camp “counselor,” Jen Conti from the YWCA, gathered her third grade students around the opening “campfire” with a quick writing activity and an introduction to key academic vocabulary that will be used throughout the day. The “opening campfire” ...

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 ...