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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 ...