Education

16 May 20180 – Jamestown Public Schools recently honored 18 employees for their service to the district at a Retirement Reception. Superintendent Bret Apthorpe spoke to the retirees. “It is important to us to honor all of you as important members of our Jamestown School family,” said Dr. Apthorpe. “We are here to celebrate your dedication and hard work for our district and especially for the children of Jamestown. We thank you for your years of service and just remember that you have touched thousands children’s lives throughout your career. We wish you all the best in your retirement.” Each retiree’s principal or supervisor spoke...

14 May 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – The Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA) has been a placement for students in Jamestown Community College's Occupational Therapy Assistant Program (OTA) since 2010. In the cover story in the MHA's recently published Spring 2018 Newsletter, MHA Director of Student Activities Ken Yergens says, "It would be tough to say who's benefitted more from this collaboration: the students or the MHA. We know from the feedback we get from our interns that it is a valuable learning experience for them. And all we have to do is take a look around our cheerful space to be reminded of all they've done for us!" Yergens...

13 May 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – Leap and Fly, Backpacking Adventure, Protect and Defend, Forest Frolic. These are some of the Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) Day Camps that still have openings this summer. Day Camp is designed for children in pre-K through grade 12 to get out and explore the natural world. Structured and unstructured activities and play create a well-rounded, free-choice experience for all children. Most camps run four days per week for eight weeks during the summer. Different age breakdowns occur on different weeks. The exception is the Backpacking Adventure, which has activities for a three-week period and...

11 May 20180 – Jamestown High School is proud to announce that it has been awarded the GRAMMY Museum's GRAMMY Signature Schools Community Award. The award provides recognition and support to economically underserved public high school music programs in selected communities nationwide. As a GRAMMY Signature School Award recipient, JHS is one of only 100 schools in the nation to receive a Community Award of $2,000 to benefit their music programs. Selections are made proactively by the GRAMMY Museum seeking to find schools where the funding will have the most impact. During the 2017–2018 school year, the Hot Topic Foundation provided funding for the...

4 May 20180 New York State Urban Forestry Council board member Lori Brockelbank, second from left, helped Jamestown Community College students celebrate JCC’s ongoing Tree Campus USA status during a recent state Department of Environmental Conservation awards program. JCC was the first community college in New York state to be named a Tree Campus USA. At the event were DEC urban forestry program manager Mary Kramarchyk, Brockelbank, JCC students Avery Sirwatka, Calob Franklin, Layla Crabtree, and Tiffany Donaldson, and DEC Urban Forestry Partnerships coordinator Sally Kellogg, second from right.

4 May 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – At Little Explorers you and the three- to eight-year-old child(ren) in your life can learn about the rainbow of colors that May brings to the world. "Color Me" is the theme for this Audubon Community Nature Center program on Saturday, May 12, 2018, 10-11:30 a.m. May seems like the rainbow month. The April showers have encouraged the flowers to show their colors. Birds are in bright outfits to attract mates, and the trees are even getting in on the fun. You can learn why May is such a colorful month, go on a color scavenger hunt, and find out why some things camouflage rather than color up. A lesson inside is...

27 Apr 20180 Jamestown Community College students Katelyn Hackett of Bolivar and Riley Stedman of Springville were among 249 State University of New York students honored recently with the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence for their academic achievement, leadership, and community service. "I am immensely proud of these students, who have demonstrated academic excellence and dedication to enriching their campuses and communities," said SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson. "From research publications in industry journals to volunteering in hospitals and local clinics to holding leadership roles at their institutions, I am inspired by each...

27 Apr 20180 SPECIAL EVENTS: 12th Annual Run for Literacy - Saturday May 12 @ 9:00am Join the fun and help support the library at our annual Run for Literacy! Registration starts at 8:00am, with runners starting the race at 9:00am and walkers starting at 9:05am. Stop by the front desk to register, or register online at prendergastlibrary.org. Women’s Suffrage Book Discussion - Wednesday May 23 @ 6:30pm Sponsored by WNYLRC, this event features Traci Langworthy, an associate professor of history at Jamestown Community College. She will lead a book discussion about Elizabeth Cady Stanton: An American Life.   HELP YOUR KIDS LEARN AND HAVE...

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...
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