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Book Club Gives Fletcher Students Chance To Read Together, Expand Vocabulary

Each Tuesday after school, roughly a dozen Fletcher Elementary School students gather in the school library. “Alright, my friends,” says the gentleman seated in the middle of the room. “Let’s open our books to page 35 and we can begin where we left off last time!” Throughout the ...

JHS Continues, Expands Tradition Of Poetry Education

The stage of the Merton P. Corwin Auditorium at Jamestown High School is dim with only a microphone at center stage. Occupying that microphone is JHS freshman Hayden Langford, who is rehearsing a poem into a sea of empty seats, save for the middle seat of the tenth row. “Now this time when ...

JPS Is Now Pre-Registering Universal Pre-K Students

Jamestown Public Schools is now accepting pre-registration for families who are looking to enroll their children in universal pre-kindergarten (UPK) for the 2023-24 school year. The district has two free UPK programs: UPK 3 and UPK 4. Eligible students are children who reside in Jamestown ...

Apple Coaching Cycles Helping Teachers To Be Creative With Technology

Jamestown Public Schools students aren’t the only ones in the district expanding their expertise with technology. Over the last two months, roughly two dozen JPS elementary, middle, and high school teachers have had the chance to work directly with certified experts from Apple Education as ...

Peer Mediators At Washington MS Aim To Reduce Conflict Among Students

Student leaders at Washington Middle School are stepping up to make a difference for their classmates. A cross section of Washington students from grades 5 through 8 were selected by their teachers to aid in the school’s approach to conflict resolution as “peer mediators.” The mediators ...

Jackson Elementary Performs Mighty Medieval Tales Of Rats, Joust

The Robert H. Jackson Elementary School Drama Club recently put on the Mighty Medieval Tales of Rats! and Joust! The musicals were directed by Sandra Meerdink and Amanda Dilts, both teachers at Robert H. Jackson Elementary School. Rats! was written by Dave and Jean Perry and is based on ...