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‘Freaky Frogs’ Help Third Graders With ELA Skills

Frogs that hold water, look like glass, have horns and are poisonous are helping Bush Elementary School third graders learn important English language arts skills, and also get a bit of science and fun. Students studied five “freaky” frogs: Water-holding Frog, Glass Frog, Amazon Horned ...

Students Empowered To Take Responsibility

People might be used to the traditional way of disciplining students - a “timeout” process such as a 30-minute detention after school, or maybe three days out of school, or they miss lunch with their friends and eat by themselves – all ways that have students doing nothing but waiting out ...

UPMC Healthcare Workers’ Day Is Brightened By Visit

“What a lovely gesture! Thank you!” “I have to say that little poem is so darn cute! Beyond words!” “They are adorable. Thank you for thinking of us.” These are some of the thank you notes from UPMC Chautauqua healthcare workers after they received a touching gift from ...

Washington MS Welcomes New Assistant Principal

There is a new face at Washington Middle School, assistant principal Andrea Marsh. Mrs. Marsh might be new to Washington but she is a familiar face within the Jamestown Public Schools. Mrs. Marsh took over the position from former assistant principal, Kate Benson, who became Bush Elementary ...

Love Handbells Make Beautiful Music

The lovely sound of bells rings throughout Love Elementary School third and fourth grade classrooms thanks to wonderful instruction of music teacher Jennie Cross. Beginning in December, students are using handbells to learn skills such as: how to follow and read notes on a page, how to be ...

Little Library is A Gift For The Season

Love Elementary School community members will spot a new “building” in front of the school thanks to School Social Worker, Cassie Farrell, who works for the Family Service of the Chautauqua Region. The “little” library is for neighborhood families to receive books and pantry items. ...