Education

20 Apr 20180 Citing her relatives, her parents, members of the military, and the generosity of optimistic strangers, JHS sophomore, Karley Kennedy, won the girls’ division of the New York/New England Optimist Oratorical Contest in Utica on Saturday, April 7th. Competing against other district winners from across the state and the northeast, Karley received high scores in poise, presentation, content, and creativity as she delivered her memorized four and a half minute speech before an audience and panel of judges. Karley received a $2,500 scholarship for her speech. “Karley’s energy, enthusiasm, and happy demeanor leant an aura of authenticity...

20 Apr 20180 - Jamestown High School recently benefited from some community love with a donation from the youth group at REALiFE Church. Their youth representatives delivered numerous backpacks to the school that were filled with toiletries, snacks and other items that students may need. Each backpack also contained a handwritten note to encourage a student who might be going through a tough time.   “We've been distributing the backpacks to students who are in need or new to the district,” said JHS School Counselor Ashley Noon. “We are very appreciative of this generous gesture to our students.” The church’s youth group wanted to show...

12 Apr 20180 – What are we going to be looking at?” asked Ring Elementary School second grade teacher Carrie Davenport to her students. “Insects!” “Yes, Mr. Foster and I have the microscopes all set up for you. I want you to look through the microscope by using your eyes and be like a scientist and investigate. If you were just using your eyes could you see what is on this slide? No. You’re going to use the microscope as a tool to see the details and body parts of the insects.” As part of the second graders English Language Arts unit on insects, and their science unit learning about the different tools scientists use, Ring...

6 Apr 20180 – Jefferson Middle School staff recently celebrated "Rock Your Socks" World Down Syndrome's Day by buying and wearing t-shirts and donating money to The Resource Center. Jefferson held the day to raise awareness of Down Syndrome and to honor student, Charleigh Saeger, whose mother Roxanne Lanphere, along with paraprofessional Janey Piotrowski, helped get the day started at Jefferson. "I was overwhelmed by what the Jefferson staff did,” said Mrs. Lanphere. “Charleigh loves it at Jefferson School and has done really well here. It is so nice that the staff took the time to bring awareness to Down Syndrome and help educate people....

28 Mar 20180 Upwards of 4,500 schoolchildren will visit Audubon Community Nature Center this spring to take Discovery Walks and learn about the natural world. Audubon recently received a significant grant from the Patrie-Leamon and Mabel Anderson Funds at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation (CRCF) that will help fund this program. Playing outdoors has many benefits for children that aid them in school, from enhancing their cognitive abilities to improving their academic performance to reducing attention deficit disorder. But not all children are comfortable outside. Through Audubon’s outdoor programs children become more at ease in outdoor...

26 Mar 20180 Theatre students from the State University of New York at Fredonia chalked up their best performance in recent memory in Tech Olympics competition at the national conference of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) capturing three first places and a pair of second and third places. The contingent – all seniors and members of the student USITT chapter – also returned to campus with second-best overall team honors. More than 125 students from over 20 schools from across the country typically attend the conference, held March 14-17 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this year, to compete in different skills...

26 Mar 20180 Internationally recognized jazz vibraphonist Christos Rafalides will visit the State University of New York at School of Music on Wednesday, April 4, to participate in an afternoon rehearsal of the Fredonia Student Association Percussion Guild, from 3 to 5 p.m., in Mason Hall Room 1080, and perform in concert with the same ensemble at 8 p.m. at Rosch Recital Hall. Both events are free and open to the public. After earning a B.A. from Berklee College of Music, Mr. Rafalides, who was born in Greece, relocated to New York City to study with acclaimed jazz vibraphonist Joe Locke at the Manhattan School of Music and immersed himself in the...

26 Mar 20180 Jamestown High School senior Lauren Garvey’s artwork was selected for the Albright-Knox Future Curator Exhibition. Her work will be exhibited from Friday, April 13th to Sunday, May 13th at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY. The opening will be held Thursday, April 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. Lauren’s work was selected out of 600 submitted works throughout Western New York and Canada, in which only approximately 60 were chosen to be in the exhibition. Lauren created her work in her JHS Drawing class, a JCC College Connection course, which also earns her college credit. This is the fourth year JHS has submitted work to the...
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