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Jamestown Schools PROMISE Fund Helps Students And Programs

October 16, 2016 “Did the curriculum that we helped purchase for the JPS Summer LitCamp seem worthwhile?” asked Jamestown Schools PROMISE Fund Advisory Board Chair, Dr. Lillian Ney. more »»

Why Does Jamestown Schools Need The PROMISE Fund?

October 16, 2016 Last year, Jamestown Public Schools made a promise to invest in the people and programs of the school district by creating the Jamestown Schools PROMISE Fund. more »»

Effective Family And Community Engagement, A Priority At JPS

October 2, 2016 “Our main focus at Bush Elementary School is to have family engagement rather than just involvement,” said Bush Elementary School fourth grade teacher and Family & Community Engagement team member,... more »»

JPS Staff Learns How Family Engagement Is Different From Family Involvement

October 2, 2016 “The biggest takeaway from the Family and Community Engagement summer workshops is that there is a difference between engagement and involvement,” Persell Middle School teacher, Lisa Stahlman-Colby,... more »»

JPS Asking Parents For Input On Family Engagement

October 2, 2016 Hanover Research will soon be assisting with the district’s parent engagement efforts by conducting in-depth interviews with JPS parents over the phone. more »»

JPS Commits To Differentiated Learning Professional Development

September 18, 2016 A television interview show, posters, letters and a rap song are just some of the ways members of the Jamestown Public Schools’ Leadership Team used to describe what differentiated instruction is,... more »»

What Is Differentiated Instruction?

September 18, 2016 We know all students learn differently. The best teachers have always found ways to reach individual students — this is nothing new. more »»

Why Implement Differentiated Instruction?

September 18, 2016 “We know that even though all children might be at same grade level; brain development differs. more »»

Reaching High

June 19, 2016 Congratulations to the Top 5 Percent of the Jamestown High School Class of 2016. These well-rounded, academically talented students represent the best of Jamestown High School. more »»

Persell Fifth-Graders Learn About Rainforest Through Non-Fiction

June 5, 2016 The Gapon Viper, Howler Monkey, Leaf Cutter Ant and the Happy Face Spider are just a few of the animals profiled by Persell Middle School fifth graders as part of their English Language Arts unit... more »»

Persell Project Benefits From Community Support

June 5, 2016 Persell Middle School’s Community Garden is well on its way to providing an outdoor, hands-on experience to deliver life-long learning and enrichment in students’ lives thanks to the generosity of... more »»

Putting IPads In Students’ Hands Enhances Education

June 5, 2016 “Once you have solved the multi-step equation with pencil and paper and I have checked that it is correct, then, I want you to use your iPads to create a video on the Doceri app, creating a video... more »»

Standard Of Excellence

May 15, 2016 On Tuesday, voters in the Jamestown Public Schools District will elect two board of education members to serve three-year terms. more »»

Investment In JPS Supports Broad, Continued Success

May 15, 2016 “We are lucky to have so many Advanced Placement and college-level courses at JHS, along with varied electives, giving students an opportunity to try different courses. more »»

Making The Mark

May 1, 2016 On Tuesday, May 17, Jamestown residents will vote on a proposed budget totaling $79,183,399 for the 2016-17 school year. more »»

Bus Proposition Maintains Top Notch Fleet

May 1, 2016 Though Jamestown Public Schools is considered a “walking school district,” the district transports more than 700 students each day by school bus, van or ca. more »»

JPS Receives State Funds For Community Schools

May 1, 2016 As part of the 2016-17 New York state budget, $175 million is being directed towards Community Schools Aid to help transform high-needs schools into community schools. more »»

Driving Discussion

April 17, 2016 “Can everyone look through the draft of the parent survey and check that the questions are all relevant?” asked Kim Malarkey, Jefferson Middle School parent. more »»

CASAC Helps Students With Negative Behavior

April 17, 2016 “From your activity sheet, how do you think people feel after a few drinks? Think about it and write down a couple of words that describe how someone might feel,” said Laurie Reynolds, prevention... more »»

Striders’ Bilingual Life Skills Educator Benefits Students

April 17, 2016 “I want to talk about growth and fixed mindsets today,” said Yanira Castellano, Chautauqua Striders’ Bilingual Life Skills educator, to a group of Jefferson Middle School English language learners. more »»



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