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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 ...

Ring Positive Behavioral Intervention System Reinforces Positive Behaviors

“Don’t bully!” yelled Ring Elementary School kindergartners. Kindergartners from Abby Langworthy’s class were part of a school wide anti-bullying initiative. In Mrs. Langworthy’s class, she talked about bullying, how to prevent it and read books that would help students understand ...

Nuts ‘N’ Bolts

“The Information Manufacturing courses at Jamestown High School’s Technology Academy were a great way for me to be introduced to something I was interested in but didn’t have a lot of knowledge about before taking the class,” said Terrance DeJesus, a 2012 JHS graduate who currently ...

Jamestown High School Helps Students With Personalized Learning Program

“What does it mean to be independent?” asked Taylor Winter from the YWCA’s CAPP Program to students in JHS’ Personalized Learning Program (PLP). “Doing things by yourself. You have your own responsibilities,” said students. “What might those responsibilities be? They could ...

Project LINC Celebrates 25 Years Of Serving Lincoln Students

Lincoln Elementary School is proud to have Project LINC (Learning Is Never Complete), an afterschool program, serving their students for 25 years. The program runs every day from 3-5:30 p.m. LINC is a NYS Office of Children & Families registered program that serves kindergarten through ...

For The Love Of Reading

Kindergarten students in the Sherman, Westfield, Chautauqua Lake, Ripley and Brocton School Districts are the proud owners of new books to take home and share with their family members thanks to the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville. Representatives of this organization recently visited ...

Go Bonanza!

Bush Elementary School has re-vamped the way they encourage positive behavior at the school. In the past several years, staff gave out tickets to students who followed the school’s motto: “I am Respectful, I am Responsible, I am Peaceful.” Then, students could “cash in” their tickets ...

Jamestown Noon Rotarians Enlighten Bush Students On Cambodia

Marissa and David Troxell gave Bush Elementary School students a unique look at students’ lives in Cambodia. The Troxells met with third graders to tell stories and display photographs and video of their yearly trip to a Cambodian school. Students were able to see classrooms, the cafeteria, ...

Bush Elementary School Counselor Teaches Students About Responsibility

“We are going to learn more about responsibility by listening to a story. Do you like stories?” asked Bush Elementary School Counselor Alexandra Peterson. “Yes!” said the kindergarteners. “The story is called Strega Nona, which is Italian for Grandma Witch who is one of the ...

Bush First-Graders Learn More About The Human Body

“What do you call the bone system in our body?” asked Bush Elementary School first-grade teacher Bonnie Walsh, to her students. “Skeletal system,” said a student. “That’s correct, very good. I’m going to read you a poem about the skeletal system. Did you know that we have ...

JHS Junior’s Passion For Music Enriches Her Life

Jamestown High School junior Hannah Hornyak loves to play the cello. For six years, she has pursued her love of music. “I started playing the cello in fifth grade at Persell Middle School,” Hannah said. “My sister played the cello for a very short period of time and I thought it was ...

JHS Science Whiz Attends National Conference

Jamestown High School senior Jaidyn Conyer had the experience of a lifetime this past summer when he was invited to attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston as a New York state representative. He received an award of excellence from Richard Ross, the executive for ...

JHS Senior’s Interest In Robotics Leads To Career Path

Jamestown High School senior Andrew Roof’s interest in robotics and engineering has paved the way for his college and career choices – creating robotic prosthetics that work with the nervous system to help people who have lost the use of an arm or leg. “I have always had fun taking ...

JHS Seniors Grab Chautauqua Institution Writing Opportunity

Jamestown High School seniors Kate Brand and Alivia Roehrig had the opportunity every budding writer would love – a free week at Chautauqua Institution as part of the 2017 Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle Alumni Association Scholarship. Teachers Norma DeJoy and John Twiman and ...

A Love Of Cats Leads Jefferson Middle Schooler To Help CCHS

Jefferson Middle School eighth-grader Chad Peterson loves cats. So much so, that he and his mom, Chris, foster litters of kittens for the Chautauqua County Humane Society. “My grandma inspired me to foster kittens. She always fostered and we both love cats a lot,” Chad said. “I loved ...

Bush Elementary First-Grader Spreads Joy With Jamestown Rocks

Bush Elementary School first grader, Madelyn Wilkins, is spreading happiness around her school and community with her hand-painted rocks. Madelyn’s mom found out about “JamestownNYRocks” through a friend and thought it would be a great project for she and Madelyn. The group’s goal in ...

JHS Freshman On His Way To Becoming The Next Spielberg

Jamestown High School freshman, Sean Shoobridge, has a passion for filmmaking. Sean, who attended Fletcher Elementary School and Persell Middle School has been interested in film for as long as he can remember. “I have been watching films for a long time and have always been very ...

JHS Senior’s Natural Interests Lead Him Toward Technology

Jamestown High School senior, Zach Schweiger, knew even as a young kid that his interests would lead him to his life’s work. “I’ve just always had a natural interest in the areas of electricity and engineering, “ Zach said. “I also have always liked computers and networking so even ...