JPS Receives The Farm to School Partnership Award

Article Contributed by Jamestown Public Schools Jamestown Public Schools recently received the prestigious “Farm to School Partnership Award” from the New York School Nutrition Association (NYSNA) and the NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets. JPS Food Services Director, Walter Gaczewski, accepted the award at NYSNA’s Legislative Action Conference in Albany. This award recognizes school districts […]

Goodell Seeks More School Funding

Article Contributed by Assemblyman Andy Goodell’s Office Recognizing that local schools are struggling to close budget deficits caused by prior state aid cuts, Assemblyman Andy Goodell (R,C,I Chautauqua) is proposing a substantial increase in education funding for local schools. In 2011, the state was forced to reduce school aid in an effort to eliminate a […]

Jamestown Seniors Named to 2014 All-Western New York Academic Team

Article Contributed by Jamestown Public Schools Two Jamestown High School seniors, Rishi Gupta and Jonathan Healy, have been named to Business First’s 2014 All-Western New York Academic Team. Rishi Gupta (Second Team) and Jonathan Healy (Special Mention) have qualified for this year’s list of the 100 most outstanding high school seniors in the eight-county region. […]

Washington Middle School Will Perform Original Creation, Wonderland, for the All-School Musical

Article Contributed by Jamestown Public Schools Washington Middle School is going “down the rabbit hole” with this year’s All-School Musical Wonderland. Students from all grades will be starring in this modern adaptation, created by Washington Middle School teachers Jason Williams and Mark Alpaugh, of Lewis Carroll’s classic stories, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking […]

JPS School Psychologist Named Chapter Representative for NYASP

Article Contributed by Jamestown Public Schools Jamestown Public School Psychologist Gary Schaffer was recently named the Chapter G representative to the New York Association of School Psychologists (NYASP), representing school psychologists in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties. Mr. Schaffer is currently a school psychologist at Jefferson Middle School, Bush Elementary School and Love Elementary School. […]

We’re Going to Disney World!

Article by Walt Pickut   For the first time ever, Jamestown High School students have raised enough support—from their families, generous community members, local businesses and corporations—to take all three groups in the Music Department—the Orchestra, the A Cappella Choir and the Marching Band—to Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The trip departs on Valentine’s Day, […]

JHS to Hold Winter Band Concert

Article Contributed by Jamestown High School   Jamestown High School will hold its annual Winter Band Concert on Thursday, February 6th at 7 p.m. in the Merton P. Corwin Auditorium. The Concert Band will perform Symphonic Prelude, in honor of the 70th Anniversary of the WWII landing of troops at Normandy, National Emblem, and Danse […]

Persell Middle School Students Use Sewing Skills to Help Lily’s Hope

Article Contributed by Jamestown Public Schools   Persell Middle School students in Marcy Miller’s Family and Consumer Science classes assisted their local community by creating pillows that will help make Lily’s Hope patients more comfortable during chemotherapy. Lily’s Hope is a free service to woman who may lose their hair to a disease such as […]

Bush School 4th Graders Create Gingerbread City

Article Contributed by Jamestown Public Schools Bush Elementary School fourth grade students in Tari Geisler’s class recently learned more about: government at the city level, mathematics, map-making and art, by designing and constructing an entire gingerbread city. The project helped accelerate students’ math skills by providing a hands-on activity to emphasize math principles learned in […]