Focus On Schools

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 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 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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 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 ...

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’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 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 ...

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 ...

Second-Graders Learn About Cycles Of Nature

“Every year I try to bring a new chicken and everyone knows what Easter eggs are, right? What color do you make your Easter eggs?” asked Vic Marcum from Marcum Farms to a large group of Love Elementary School second graders and their families. “Blue, green, red, pink!” shouted the ...

Love Art Students Find Out ‘What Lifts Them Up’

Love Elementary School artists are being inspired to create happiness through art and words by telling the world what lifts them up. Art teacher Marygrace Anderson was inspired by pen and ink artist, Kelsey Montague, who started the “What Lifts You Up Campaign” to provide people with the ...

Kindergarteners, Families Learn About Farms

Love Elementary School kindergarten students discovered more about farming and where food comes from through their English Language Arts and Literacy unit entitled “Farms” in Beth Strong’s, Molly Anderson’s, Amanda Tuggle’s and Adriana Cammarata’s kindergarten classrooms. The ...

JCC College Connections Benefit JHS Students

Jamestown High School and Jamestown Community College have forged a partnership benefiting students by offering College Connections courses, which are a convenient and affordable way to earn concurrent high school and college credit. JHS offers a total of 23 College Connections courses. ...