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Focus On Schools

Art Students Develop Lifelong Habits

Jefferson Middle School art teacher Lisa Corey and her students are using this school year’s changes and obstacles as an opportunity for growth. Mrs. Corey enjoys thinking up new lesson ideas and has been incorporating more “choice” projects, which increases student engagement by ...

YMCA LINC Students Donate To Community

Lincoln Elementary School students in the YMCA LINC after school program are helping out their community by collecting non-perishable food items for St. Susan’s Center. “The kids decided who they wanted their food drive to go to and St. Susan’s Center was the winner because they wanted ...

PTA Provides Music For Every Child In The School

Jamestown schools know how lucky we are to have the support of such wonderful PTAs, and Lincoln Elementary School’s PTA is no exception. The Lincoln PTA bought supplies to provide an individual music kit for every child in the school. “Due to the restrictions that state you must be 12 ...

Teachers Find Virtual Parent Conferences Successful

Even with all the challenges due to the pandemic, sometimes change can have a silver lining. Lincoln Elementary School teachers, who conducted parent-teacher conferences virtually this year, found that they had a higher rate of participation and engagement. “We realized with the virtual ...

Lincoln Distance Learning Teachers Help Students

“This is the word right here. Did you say ‘tot?’” asked Lincoln Elementary School teacher Karen Sykes as she pointed to the word on her sound mat while Zooming with her kindergartners. “I heard you Jamie, I see it Aviana. Did anyone push in the sounds and then write them? Did you use ...

Friday Formula

“The mother is a schnauzer and the father is a Pomeranian. What would you name your dog?” A schnaupomer!” said Ring Elementary School third grade teacher, Kim Austin. Mrs. Austin’s class participated in a “Science Friday” by learning more about animal habitats and how animals ...

Students At JHS Get Choice Of Several AP/College Courses

“You are going to have to find the time it takes to hit the ground,” said JHS AP Physics teacher Steve Propheter. “So, think about some of the talks we had about human error. Use physics whenever you can to come up with numbers. And also, you are launching horizontally and you need your ...

What Happens When A JPS Student Or Staff Member Tests Positive COVID-19?

Jamestown Public Schools would like to remind families and the community of the steps taken when a JPS student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19. “We are so appreciative of our student, families and community who are doing such a fantastic job following the health and safety ...

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 ...