Focus On Schools

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. ...

Jefferson Students Learn More About Internet Safety By Designing Websites

Jefferson Middle School students in Julie Livengood’s Information Literacy class recently discovered how to develop their own websites using Google Sites by creating individual Internet Safety sites. The students used Google Sites to create the websites and also produced QR codes so that ...

Persell Middle School Benefits From JCC’s Liberty Partnership Grant

“What did you learn from reading Wonder?” asked Lindsey Rensel during a recent Book Club. “That just because you are different, it doesn’t mean that you don’t have something really meaningful to add to life. That we shouldn’t judge people by the outside, but what’s inside,” ...

Persell Uses Restorative Justice And Circles To Heal The Whole Child

“I was very impressed by your honesty about how you feel about things and what is going on at school,” said Persell Middle School teacher Linda Campbell to her class. “We’ll each pass the ball around and say what we learned yesterday. What I learned is that as a teacher I need to do ...

Persell Middle School Students Enhance Studies With iPads

In Michela Tehan’s art class, Persell Middle School eighth-graders recently used their iPads to research and find a landscape photograph to use as their inspiration for a painting. In addition, Mrs. Tehan’s students also take photos of their artwork on a daily basis to show their progress ...

Persell Middle School Holds Family Interactive Dinner Theater

Persell Middle School and Fellowship at the Cross with Acts of Faith Drama recently hosted a “Family Camp” Interactive Dinner Theater in the school’s gymnasium. Over 300 people attended and the school raised over $1,000 for “Water for Southern Sudan” through the theater and additional ...

Fletcher School Kindergarteners Benefit From Book Donation

“We have a special surprise for you today,” said Fletcher Elementary School kindergarten teacher Everett Nelson to his class. “There is a church in Jamestown who decided that children in our school needed books that you can keep and take home. You get to choose the book that you are ...

Fletcher School Fourth-Graders Become Olympians

Fletcher Elementary School fourth graders “Olympians” paraded into the gymnasium holding banners announcing their “country” as part of the Opening Ceremonies for their Olympic Games. Physical Education teachers, Greg Jackson and Ardelle Rambacher, partnered with Library Media ...

Fletcher UPK’s Encourages Literacy Through Family Engagement

“Do you see the fish on the front of the book?” asked Fletcher Elementary School 3-year-old UPK teacher, Mary Moran, to her class pointing to the book, The Rainbow Fish. “What do you see?” “Lots of colors! Lips! Fins!” said the students. “Yes, let’s take a picture walk. What ...