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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 ...

Fletcher Elementary Holds ‘HERO’ Campaign

Fletcher Elementary School recently held a “Helping Everyone Respect Others” or HERO campaign. Students were recognized during their PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports) assembly for exemplary behavior and they became HERO ambassadors at Fletcher. The students had a fun ...

A New Chapter

Editor’s Note: Over the next year, look for this monthly column about the Prendergast Library, to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes, and to understand how the library is evolving to meet the diverse needs of our community. If you visit Prendergast Library in the morning, you ...

New Genealogy Resources Available At Prendergast Library

Due to increased interest in the community, the Prendergast Library is offering expanded resources for patrons looking to learn more about their ancestry or local history. Every Wednesday from 2-4 p.m., patrons are welcome to stop by for our weekly Genealogy Lab. This program allows patrons ...

Mike Randall To Perform As Mark Twain For Fundraiser

Popular local performer Mike Randall will return to the Spire Theater for his one-man show, “Mark Twain Live!” Randall, who has been performing as Twain for over 40 years, will bring his signature blend of commanding performance and authentic costume to bring Twain to life on stage. In ...

JHS Students Raise Awareness With Anti-Bullying Club

“I want everyone to write a bad thing that someone has said to you on your paper heart,” said JHS sophomore Alyce Johnson to the members of the JHS Anti-Bullying Club. “Write as many as you can think of.” Once the JHS students are finished writing their words, Alyce, who revitalized ...

JHS Student Learn About Mental Health Awareness

A select group of tenth and eleventh grade Jamestown High School students are learning more about mental health to help their peers who may need a shoulder to lean on or a listening ear in times of struggle. The group is taking “Youth Leadership in Mental Health Awareness,” an informal ...

Chautauqua Striders’ Bilingual Educator Teaches Life Skills

“Mrs. Cosme is a supporter. She’s the type of person that I can trust and go to,” said JHS junior Yomairis Morales. “She’s not just a teacher, but a support for us at JHS.” Yomairis was talking about Elizabeth Cosme, who is a Chautauqua Striders Bilingual Life Skills Educator at ...

Frewsburg Defeats Southwestern In Bowl Match

Frewsburg Central School defeated Southwestern High School 64-20 in a recent Media One High School Bowl match at Jamestown Community College. Austin Anderson and Bryce Gibbons of Frewsburg earned Player of the Match honors. The Southwestern team included Jordan Smith, Ryan Shafer, Christine ...

Turning A New Page

Over the next year, look for this monthly column about the Prendergast Library, to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes, and to understand how the library is evolving to meet the diverse needs of our community. What exactly goes on in the library’s new Makerspace? Read here to ...

Washington Middle School Teachers Collaborate For ELA Success

“Who do you think wrote the better speech, Atticus Finch or Martin Luther King, Jr.?” asked Washington Middle School English as a New Language (ENL) teacher Sarah Stewart. “Once you decide who wrote the better speech, we need you to produce at least three pieces of evidence. How can ...

Washington Middle School Fifth-Graders Use Paperless Classroom To Learn

Washington Middle School fifth-graders in Deb Rein’s class use Google Classroom and www.newsela.com daily to read articles on their iPads about current events, or a subject they are studying in class. The articles, which are at student’s individual reading levels, give additional ...

Washington Middle School Sixth-Graders Become Published Authors

“I’m so excited to publish my book on iBooks so my family members can see it,” said Washington Middle School sixth grader, Gabriella Zampogna. “My grandmother lives in Virginia so I don’t get to see her all the time, but she will be able to read my book on the ...

A Path For Parents

“The TEAM Program helps you find yourself. Sometimes you don’t feel like you fit in but at the TEAM Program I always feel accepted just the way I am,” said a TEAM participant who is on-track to graduate from Jamestown High School this year. “They have given me the resources to both ...

Chautauqua Striders Mentoring Benefits JPS Students

“Mentor one child, save two lives is an understatement to say the least,” said 2011 Jamestown High School graduate Joe Bergman. “Without the Chautauqua Striders mentoring program I would not be here today or anywhere near close to being the man I am today. I was on the wrong path and ...

Southern Chautauqua Credit Union Opens Branch At JHS

Jamestown High School students are being given the unique opportunity to learn more about financial responsibilities with the help of Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union (SCFCU). As an extension of their award-winning Kids’ Credit Union, the local business opened a branch in the JHS ...

JHS 10th & 11th Grade Learn More About ‘Justice For All’

The sounds of reading, laughter and chatter filled the classrooms at the YWCA’s Early Education Program when Jamestown High School students from Betsy Rowe-Baehr’s “Justice for All” class visited the three- and four-year-olds. “This was just something different for our children. ...

Ring Second-Graders Use All Skills To Become Olympians

Ring Elementary School second grade teachers Allen Thomas, Carrie Davenport, Andrea Norene and Chris Collins recently worked as a team to create a Ring Olympics. Second-graders learn about Ancient Greece and where and how the Olympics began through an English Language Arts unit. Students ...