Education

7 Jun 20180 – Jefferson Middle School fifth graders in Gina Hess’ classroom are celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month this May by raising money for the Mental Health Association at The Gateway Center. This is the second year for the activity. “We are trying to raise money for invisible illnesses,” said Jefferson Middle School fifth grader Kaylee Keppel. “We are trying to help those people who need our help and we just want them to get better. It’s important to do something like this because you are trying to help people get better.” Students are selling slime and squishies to raise money. In addition, students are encouraging...

6 Jun 20180 – Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council (CASAC) Prevention Educator, Leslie Bianco, presented the Elementary Life Skills Training to Lincoln Elementary school fourth grade classes. The eight-week lessons are being taught to third and fourth graders at Lincoln, Love, Bush and Ring Elementary Schools. Lessons include: self-esteem, decision-making, avoiding the effects of smoking information, dealing with stress, media literacy, communication and social skills and assertiveness. CASAC is also presenting this program with all of the fifth grade classes at Jefferson Middle School. “We are so lucky to have this wonderful...

4 Jun 20180 – Bush Elementary School second graders have the opportunity to experience reading in a castle thanks to teachers Laurel Schwartz, Jill Anderson and Katie Darling, with a special thanks to Steve Schwartz for his skills in turning cardboard into a magical setting from long, long ago. The castle was a component of the book, Sir Gus, used in class. The book is an engaging text in the ELA curriculum that follows the serendipitous undertakings of Sir Gus, one of King Alfred’s twelve knights. The enduring main character motivates the students to meet the challenges of more complex text. The students learn strategies to decode...

31 May 20180 During Jamestown Community College’s annual juried student art and design show, juror Stephanie McMahon, left, presented awards to Rachel Moller, artistic excellence in 3D/ceramics; Marisa Nelson, artistic excellence in drawing and prints; Molly Morse, best overall portfolio; Morgan Anderson, artistic excellence in painting; and Mary Williams, artistic excellence in photography. Absent from the photo were David Belovarac, honorable mention, photography; Obehi Ejele, artistic excellence in new media; and Madison DeLong, honorable mention, drawing. The exhibition is on display until May 10. The Weeks Gallery is located on the second floor of...

30 May 20180 To commemorate Arbor Day and the designation of Jamestown Community College as a Tree Campus USA college, JCC students and others planted a cucumber magnolia tree on campus. The national observance of Arbor Day, which began in 1872, is traditionally held the last Friday in April. The Tree Campus USA designation, which was first awarded by the Arbor Day Foundation to JCC in 2010, signifies a college’s dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship. JCC was the first community college in New York to be named a Tree Campus USA college. The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation organization of nearly...

25 May 20180 Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES (E2CCB) students recently traveled to the New York State Fairgrounds to take part in the New York State SkillsUSA Conference. Career & Technical Education students from the Hewes Educational Center in Ashville and the LoGuidice Educational Center in Fredonia were among those represented. Combining their classroom knowledge and hands-on experience, the students competed against other schools in exercises judged by industry professionals. Some participated in individual activities while others completed exercises as teams. “It's eye-opening to them,” according to Nicole Terry, an academic...

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...
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