Education

17 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Jamestown Public Schools – JHS AP Biology students in Jennifer Lumia’s classes channeled their end-of-the-school year excitement to create promotional materials for the Jefferson Arboretum on Martin Road. The students created two brochures, a website and a rap video about trees to help let the community know about this wonderful resource for walking and viewing nature. “Every year after the AP exams, I ask my students to do a community project. I feel very strongly that our best and brightest should give back to their community. This year, they chose the Jefferson Arboretum,” said Mrs. Lumia. “ I am very...

11 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Jamestown Public Schools – The American Heart Association recently presented a donation of $250 worth of recess equipment to Bush and Lincoln Elementary Schools for their participation in the Jump Rope for Heart. The donation was made through the generosity of Cummins Engine Co. “We donated to Bush and Lincoln Elementary Schools because of their amazing participation Jump Rope for Heart,” said Katie Kroe, Youth Market Director Buffalo/Niagara Region American Heart Association. “This year both schools did an amazing job with Bush raising $3,773 (over $1,500 more than last year) and Lincoln raising $6,272...

9 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Jamestown Public Schools – Persell Middle School’s Produce Patch was recently filled with potential gardeners at their first Community Garden Event. Persell’s Family & Community Engagement Committee partnered up with the Persell Produce Patch to hold the event in the school garden. Teachers, Lina Scoma, Devyn Agett and Annika Putney helped spearhead the Produce Patch Garden. “This is the third summer with our Produce Patch and each year we keep expanding and adding more things. It is completely run by Persell students including a Garden Club that meets once a week,” said Mrs. Putney. “We will be...

8 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Penn-York Section of the American Chemical Society Jamestown, N.Y. – The Penn-York Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) honored area chemistry students recently at their annual Awards Night at the Moon Brook Country Club in Jamestown, N.Y. The American Chemical Society is a congressionally chartered independent membership organization that represents professionals at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry and sciences that involve chemistry. It is the largest scientific society by membership, and the Penn-York is one of the largest geographical sections of the ACS, covering the western...

8 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Jamestown Public Schools – Jefferson Middle School students recently organized a Summer Toy Drive for kids and families working with GA Family Services. They collected toys for two weeks to donate with the help of Sue Cunningham, Jamestown Community Learning Council’s EASE (Educational Advocacy & Scholastic Enrichment) Program Coordinator. “The students who organized this drive learned that no matter what life is like at home, at school or on the streets, they can make a positive difference in the lives of others and in their own lives,” said Mrs. Cunningham. “Through this project, the kids are...

29 Jun 20180 – Ring Elementary School students recently donated $625 to the Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys & Girls Club of Jamestown from their Red Nose Day fundraising. The students presented the check to Executive Director Jeff Kroon. This is the third year that C.C. Ring Elementary School has participated in the day that was originally introduced as a school wide program by teachers, Brandi Meacham and Carrie Davenport. “It’s great to see young people doing things for other young people,” said Mr. Kroon. “The spirit of volunteering and giving to others is so important. We are so happy to receive this donation and the funds will go to...

29 Jun 20180 Libraries Rock! is the NYS Summer Reading theme and Ellington Farman Library is ready to rock with the kids in all different ways. From rocket making to rocking out with drums and rhythm games, the children will enjoy all kinds of variations on the theme as they learn, read and have fun this summer at the library. Ellington Farman Library will run their Summer Reading Program sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 – 2pm. The program kicks off July 10th and runs thru August 9th. Jamestown Thunder Drum Group will have the kids learning drumming techniques on July 17th and fantastic feats of juggling will be performed by the group...

28 Jun 20180 – Jamestown High School is proud to announce that 10 athletes on the school’s spring varsity sports teams qualified as All-Western New York Scholars, which are awarded by Section VI.  To qualify, each senior’s overall grade point must be an average of 90 or above for six semesters and be a starter or important reserve. JHS’ All-WNY Spring Scholar Athletes were: Henry Malarkey - Winner -  Boys Tennis Andrew Pumford- Winner - Andrew Pumford - Baseball Jonathan Sandstrom - Winner - Baseball Matthew Blakey, Honorable Mention - Boys Track & Field Taylor Brightman - Honorable Mention - Softball Cory Falkowski - Honorable...

26 Jun 20180 – Jamestown High School rising seniors, Beck Anderson, Micaela Cleveland, Ellen Cross, Matthew Roehmholdt and Elyse Jones, will soon have an opportunity that every budding writer would love to have – an all-expense paid Chautauqua experience during one of the first three weeks of the season at the Young Writers Institute as recipients of the 2018 Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle Alumni Association Scholarship. JHS English Department Chair Barbi Price and teacher Norma DeJoy nominated the five students for this prestigious award. All scholarship applicants were required submit samples of creative work, as well as a letter of...

22 Jun 20180   – Congratulations to the 2018 Jamestown High School Awards Night winners. Over $1,000,000 in awards were given out to these talented students. Michael Andalora JCC USA Scholarship Beck Anderson Clarkson Achievement Award, Hedberg Cup, RIT Computing Medal, RIT Innovation & Creativity Award Dylan Anderson CEO Scholarship Lucas Anderson James Prendergast Prize Award Alex Aversa JCC USA Scholarship Abnel Avila Burgos JCC USA Scholarship Kara Bair Connie Gould Poetry Award Abigail Beach Theodore Peterson Award (Chemistry) Nicholas Beach NYS Scholarship for Academic Excellence Katelyn Bennett United...
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