Education

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...

22 Jun 20180 Business First and Independent Health’s 2015 Community All-Stars Program: Dylan Wagner Mayville VFW – Americanism Award: Jared Gleason, Tanner Ramsey Mayville VFW- Achievement Award: Madison DeKoning Wesley W. Weise, Jr. VFW Post 8647: Jessica Cady, Kaylee Thornton Computing Medal and Scholarships - Rochester Institute of Technology: Rowan Fisher Innovation & Creativity Awards - Rochester Institute of Technology: Faith Beckerink Bausch & Lomb Science Award - University of Rochester: Josie Allen Frederick Douglas & Susan B. Anthony Award -University of Rochester: Rebekah Lee George Eastman Young Leaders Award:...

22 Jun 20180 – Jamestown High School is proud to announce its 2018 Valedictorian Andrew Pumford and Salutatorian Alicia Rensel. “Andrew and Alicia have worked extremely hard during their high school careers and are most deserving of these honors,” said JHS Principal Mike McElrath. “Their commitment to academics is a testament to their work ethic and drive. They will certainly represent our school and community well as they take the next step in their education.” Valedictorian Andrew Pumford is the son of Lori and Brian Pumford. He will be attending Vanderbilt University to study biochemistry with plans to become a surgeon. Mr. Pumford...

19 Jun 20180 – Fletcher Elementary School special needs teachers, Lisa Campbell, Becky McGrath and Alison Burt, recently held a Family Luau to celebrate the culmination of their animals unit. During the unit, students learned about farm, zoo and ocean animals. Families and their children participated in educational and fun games in the gym with the help of physical education teacher, Ardelle Rambacher. “Sea Animal Fishing” had students practicing their ocean animal vocabulary while “fishing” for sea animals. This game encouraged counting/number skills, recognition/labeling of colors, turn-taking skills, listening skills, and reading words....

18 Jun 20180 – Bush Elementary School held it Annual Talent Show with 38 third and fourth graders showing off their unique talents. The show included everything from jugglers to a ventriloquist act. The students also displayed drumming, jokes, piano, dancing and even solving a Rubik’s Cube to “Eye of the Tiger!” The talent show was the culminating activity as part of the school wide “Camp Read S’More” where students read for two weeks with an adult outside of the school day to encourage reading. Bush Elementary School teacher, Nichole Mason, who organized the show, has had a passion for the stage from a young age. She has helped put on...

17 Jun 20180 Congratulations Madison DeKoning our senior high Student of the Quarter. Madison is the daughter of Tom and Brenda DeKoning. JCC English 1530 and JCC Biochemistry are Madison’s favorite classes. Madison also enjoys playing with her dogs, going on walks and ice cream. In the fall Madison will attend Jamestown Community College’s Nursing Program. Madison would like to thank her parents for always pushing her to do her best at all times.   Congratulations to Brayden Hayes our junior high Student of the Quarter. Brayden is the son of Leah Hayes and Trevor Hayes. English and Math are Brayden’s favorite classes. Brayden also...
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