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Longtime JHS Fundraiser Returns To Traditional Format

Crazy wigs, silly costumes, face paint, and so much more — all in the name of a good cause. The 42nd Jamestown High School Battle of the Classes returned to its traditional format and location — McElrath Gymnasium — in style on Thursday, March 30.The event — a school-wide ...

Bush Students Take Part In STEM Wars At Ice Arena

If you ask longtime Bush Elementary School teacher Tari Geisler what she loves teaching the most, chances are she won’t hesitate in her response. “Science. Technology. Engineering. Mathematics,” said Geisler. “That’s what I live for. It’s what I’m all about because it’s all ...

JPS Kindergarten Registration To Be Held May 2

Jamestown Public Schools will register kindergarteners for the 2023-2024 school year by appointment on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at the Central Administration Office located at 197 Martin Road. Any child who resides in the city of Jamestown and who will be 5 years old on or before December 1, ...

Namibian Pen Pals Expand Persell Students’ World View

“Hallo, hoe gaann dit met u?” Students in Grace Johnson’s seventh and eighth grade English Language Arts classes at Persell Middle School have become quite accustomed to pleasantries in the language Afrikaans. Throughout the month of March, Johnson and her students have engaged in a ...

Grow Stand Teaches Students How To Grow Their Own Food

As the week comes to an end, the moment that students on Persell Middle School’s Blue Team have waited for has finally arrived: the “Lettuce Lottery.” Yes, you read that correctly: lettuce. The source? A hydroponic lettuce grow farm stand — lovingly nicknamed “Flora” — ...

Persell Students Participate In STEM Wars At JCC

Robots. Roller coaster challenges. CO2 cars. All of the exciting possibilities available through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math education were on display at the annual STEM Wars, hosted by Dream It Do It Western New York on March 16 at SUNY Jamestown Community College’s ...