Education

14 Sep 20180 Contributed Article - Jamestown Public Schools – The Jamestown High School Red Raider Marching Band will host bands from around New York and Pennsylvania for its 40th Annual Fall Festival of Bands this Saturday, September 15th at 6:30 p.m. at Strider Field. JHS Marching Band will perform their 2018 show, Canon. The Fall Festival of Bands is the JHS Marching Band’s major yearly fundraiser. Bands performing this year are: Eisenhower, Girard, Northwestern, Iroquois, Falconer/Frewsburg, Pioneer, West Seneca, Orchard Park and Jamestown. Tickets are $6 presale and $8 at the door (gates open at 5:30 p.m.). Tickets for admission can be...

13 Sep 20180 Contributed Article - Jamestown Public Schools – Jamestown Public Schools has created a fresh look and new content for their website (www.jpsny.org) by updating it over the summer. The updated website has many features to better serve our students, families and community. The new website contains district, school and athletic calendars, school menus, important announcements, district news and more. Each Jamestown school has its own page at www.jpsny.org with specific, up-to-date school information. The new website has been optimized to view on your cellular phone, tablet or computer. “We found that our previous website wasn’t as...

10 Sep 20180 Contributed Article - Jamestown Public Schools – Jamestown High School recently held an August Graduation Ceremony to honor three graduates: Katelin Didomenico, Kayla Haines and Amelia Whitmore. The ceremony was held in the Jamestown Board of Education meeting room with family and friends in attendance. Jamestown Board of Education member Dan Johnson participated in the ceremony, along with JHS Principal Mike McElrath. “This is an important ceremony for us as we want to recognize all of our JHS graduates,” said Dr. McElrath “These students have shown true persistence. I want to thank the families who have supported them along...

5 Sep 20180 Contributed Article Jamestown Public Schools – The Jamestown PROMISE Fund, in collaboration with the JPS Music Department and the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, will hold its first Musical Instrument Drive on Saturday, September 8th at Jamestown High School from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Jamestown PROMISE Fund Advisory Board is asking the community to search their attics, closets and basements for musical instruments, new or used, to donate to help more Jamestown students continue the wonderful tradition of music in the district. “We know that over a number of years the school budget has not allowed for the regular...

3 Sep 20180 Contributed Article Prendergast Library The library is excited to offer two computer classes this month – Introduction to Excel and Basic Computers. All computer classes at Prendergast are free of charge. Walk-ins are welcome as space allows, or call to register at (716) 484-7135 ext. 225. Introduction to Excel will be held on Friday, September 14, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Basic Computers will run on Friday, September 28, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. No experience necessary! Prendergast Library is located at 509 Cherry Street. Questions about our computer classes? Call the Information Desk at (716) 484-7135 ext. 225....

2 Sep 20180 Contributed Article Jamestown Public Schools – As the 2018-19 school year begins on Thursday, September 6th for kindergarten through 12th grades, Jamestown Public Schools is gearing up to welcome back students for another great year. September 6th, at all Jamestown schools, will be a Superintendent’s Conference Day with all students dismissed at 11:30 a.m. The first day of classes for UPK students will be Friday, September 7th and is a full day. All JPS main offices are now open for business. Elementary school start time is 8:20 a.m. The first full day for kindergarten through fourth grade students will be Friday, September 7th...

29 Aug 20180 Contributed Article Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony Board Jamestown, N.Y. – With the addition of new members, the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS) board anticipates an exciting 2018-2019 season. “We are taking some leaps into new territory,” said President Nancy Larson, “with some great opportunities for our students!” Larson explained that, for starters, the application process is being simplified, with students and parents applying directly instead of having to be recommended by their teachers. Teachers will instead be consulted for guidance on placing applicants into one of CRYS’s three...

25 Aug 20180 Begins Soon With Limited Scholarships Now Available Contributed Article LAKEWOOD -- The Chautauqua Lake Community Sailing Foundation has once again partnered with Jamestown Community College to offer an Introduction to Sailing, non-credit fall course. This 36-hour adult sailing combines dryland instruction and on-the-water learning within a framework of a fun in a social setting. The curriculum focuses on the theory of sailing, terminology, rigging and de-rigging, knots, safety on the dock and on the water, points of sail, small boat handling, right-of-way rules, capsize and man overboard procedures, and teamwork. Classroom...

3 Aug 20180 Contributed Article Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – Audubon Community Nature Center awarded its 2018 Ryan Exline Memorial Scholarship to Christina McMillan of Jamestown, N.Y. McMillan is a 2018 graduate of Jamestown High School who will begin studying environmental engineering at Cornell University in the fall. Deeply interested in the natural sciences, she was active in Jamestown High School’s Environmental Club and enjoys hiking and gardening. Her goal is to have an engineering job focused around wildlife preservation and habitat restoration. Every spring since 2003 Audubon’s Education Staff has raised...

1 Aug 20180 Contributed Article Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown Jamestown, N.Y. – Members of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown (UUCJ) have installed a Book Box in front of their building at 1255 Prendergast Avenue. Children and parents are invited to stop by and select one of the books inside that they can keep as their own. Wood craftsman and UUCJ President David Winner volunteered to design and build the Book Box for the latest project of the church's Social Justice Committee. This outreach program was inspired by Ruby Wiles, the recipient of the church's 2017 Richard T. Parker Award for Social...
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