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Virtual Experiments

Jefferson Middle School AT Science students in Jess Muscaro’s class are using a new technology tool to help them with their virtual science learning called Inq-ITS. It is an on-line science platform with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)-aligned simulations across science content areas ...

Keeping Students Healthy Is Mission Of Physical Education Department

Jamestown Public Schools’ physical education teachers are working hard to keep kids healthy and active both in person and virtually. The physical education teachers attended summer sessions that focused on keeping students safe, and helping them teach in the new normal. “We wanted to ...

Digital Transmission

“When you are sitting in my room, in my rocking chair, you can easily hold the book up so everyone can see it. But when you get into a Zoom situation, what do you need to do? Yes, Megan, what are you doing with the book?” asked JHS Public Speaking teacher, Barbi Price. Megan showed her ...

District Technology Is Supported

JPS Technology Integration Specialists, Jason Kathman and Jeff Kresge, have created a tech support page at jspny.org/techsupport for students and families to go if they have questions or need help. There is information on Internet assistance and video tutorials for families. Video tutorials ...

YMCA,YWCA Partner With Schools

JPS is lucky to have a great partnership with our local YMCA and YWCA to help our working families. During the pandemic, these organizations have helped provide after school programming for our students, kindergarten through 8th grades. Currently the YWCA runs afterschool programming at Bush ...

Health And Safety Are No. 1 Priority

“We know that school buildings must be safe places in order for our students to learn effectively,” said JPS Chief Director of Schools Tina Sandstrom. “Safe and healthy schools are not only critical to the education children receive, but also to the teachers and staff who deliver that ...

JPS Offers Parents Help With Childcare And Meals

JPS understands the stress and anxiety families are feeling during this time. We are here to help you with childcare and school meals. If JPS working parents need help with childcare for students in grades UPK to 6, please contact 483-7121 or visit www.jpsny.org/childcareinfo for more ...

2 Learning Models Provided For Students, Families

JPS students and staff will return for the 2020-21 school year in a Hybrid Learning Model, which is a combination of in-person and remote learning, or full-time distance learning as requested during our stakeholder survey. Based on guidance from the State Department of Health and State ...

Whitaker: Reopening Of Schools Will Be Done In The Safest Way

Dear JPS Community: With the reopening of schools just days away, I want to assure the community that Jamestown Public Schools is excited and ready to welcome our students back for the 2020-21 school year. Whether students are attending in-person, remotely or a combination of the two, we are ...

3 Incumbents Are Seeking Re-Election To School Board

Registered voters will elect three Jamestown Board of Education members for a three-year term that begins July 1. There are three candidates on the ballot: Paul Abbott, an incumbent, is seeking his fifth term, having started on the board in July 2008. Mr. Abbott is currently serving as the ...

A Message From The Superintendant

I hope you and your family are doing well during these are unprecedented times. For the first time in recent history, we have to present a school budget based largely on speculation due to the financial impact of the coronavirus. Even though there are some aspects of the budget process ...

Recognized

Bush Elementary School’s supportive culture has been given a big rewards – the school was recently named as a Recognition School from the New York State Department of Education – only one of 582 in the state. “The Bush Elementary School community focuses on what students CAN do, not ...

Custodians, Maintenance Workers, Bus Mechanics, Drivers Are Unsung Heroes

During these difficult times, Jamestown Public School’s 50-member custodial staff, 12 maintenance employees, two bus mechanics and 12 bus drivers are reporting daily to work as essential workers in the district. “I would like to take a moment to recognize our maintenance department, bus ...

Information Services Staff Member Donates to Mask Makers

Jamestown Public Schools’ Information Services Database Programmer/ Analyst, Dan Anderson, was looking for a way to help out his community using his 3-D printing hobby. He found a great use for that skill for a very good cause — creating ear protectors for face masks for the people on the ...

Principals Create Unique, Fun Activities

“Hello, Lincoln family and friends! I’m here to tell you about our school’s next weekly challenge!” said Lincoln Elementary School Principal Katie Russo on Facebook as she walked into the cafeteria. “This is a place that is usually filled with lots of friends. Mrs. Russo misses ...

Staying Connected

Families across the country are adapting to the evolving changes in daily life caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Most schools, students, parents and other caregivers are faced with helping their families adjust to a new normal. This includes trying to keep children occupied, feeling safe, and ...

Families Adjust From Home

Creating a pizza, visiting a local park, giving back to their community through charity work, planting gardens and scavenger hunts are just some of the ways Jamestown Public Schools’ families are incorporating learning at home during the school closure. Learning through experience enables ...

School Counselors Help Guide Through Closure Process

“Hi Bush School friends! I miss you so much! I wanted to do something together so it would be like we are in my office having lunch together,” said Bush School Counselor Alexandra Peterson on the Bush School Facebook page. “We are going to talk about happy thoughts. With all the crazy ...

Learning At Home

Jamestown Public Schools is incredibly proud of our staff, students and their families who, in an unprecedented situation, have supported students to learn at home in a variety of ways. From packets of materials to on-line learning teachers are trying new ways to educate students while ...

JPS Partners With Community To Provide Childcare

While classes are canceled for Jamestown Public School students, we understand the importance of childcare for families of essential workers and our healthcare and first responders. We have worked with our community partners who can provide childcare for students whose parents cannot be excused ...