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Changing The Culture

January 18, 2015 Q: Why is Jamestown Public Schools embarking on the journey to become a Trauma Informed Organization? A: The goal of a trauma informed school is to create a safe haven for learning where all... more »»

Mains, Judge Claire: Trauma Informed Care Works Locally

January 18, 2015 Jamestown Public Schools’ introduction to trauma informed care (TIC) began in a conversation between Superintendent Tim Mains and Family Court Judge Judith Claire, whose Family Court became a trauma... more »»

JPS Committed To Developing The Whole Child

January 11, 2015 “We are committed to providing our students high-quality, 21st-century learning experiences, within and beyond our classroom ...” — this is an important portion of JPS’ mission statemen. more »»

JPS Student Behavior: Not A ‘One-Size-Fits-All’ Approach

January 11, 2015 Managing student behavior is as complicated as the many motivations that lie behind poor student behavior choices. more »»

PBIS: A Research-Based Framework To Encourage Positive Behavior

January 11, 2015 Jamestown High School athletes Joseph Mistretta, Jack Breen and Nikk Holland entered the Lincoln Elementary School gymnasium to the sound of “On Red Raiders. more »»


December 21, 2014 “Looking at our agenda, we have been talking about our focus on the School Comprehensive Education Plan,” JHS Principal Mike McElrath explained to his Shared Decision Making Tea. more »»

What Is A JPS Shared Decision Making Team? Why Are They Important?

December 21, 2014 The mission of the Jamestown Schools, as set out by the Board of Education, is to provide our students high-quality, 21st-century learning experiences within and beyond our classrooms so that our... more »»

Jefferson Family Game Night

December 7, 2014 Jefferson Middle School families had a great opportunity to build relationships with their school and its staff, and to also have a little fun at the school’s inaugural Family Game Night. more »»

Tops Friendly Markets Partners With Jefferson Middle School

December 7, 2014 Tops Friendly Markets in the Southside Plaza is certainly living up to its tagline, “Your Neighborhood Store With More,” by partnering with Jefferson Middle School this year. more »»

Jefferson AT Science Students Discover More About Viruses, Bacteria

December 7, 2014 “What is Mad Cow disease? It is Bovine spongiform encephalopathy. more »»

Jefferson Art Students Learn More About Social Studies Through Art

December 7, 2014 Jefferson Middle School sixth-graders created life-sized paintings of Egyptian gods and goddesses in Lisa Corey’s art enrichment class. more »»

Virtual Success

November 16, 2014 JHS seniors recently presented a section of “The Sound and the Fury” to their Advanced Placement literature and composition classmates. more »»

JHS, Cummins Partner To Introduce Students To Manufacturing

November 16, 2014 Jamestown High School students recently took a guided tour of Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant as an introduction to the Adopt-a-School Progra. more »»

JHS ‘Bridges’ The Gaps For Incoming Freshmen

November 16, 2014 “We are now a quarter of the way through your freshman year. How is everything going?” asked Ashley Noon, JHS school counselor. “It’s hard, especially the classes,” said one student. more »»

JPS Enriches Curriculum

October 5, 2014 “Today we are going to learn a really valuable skill. It’s called expressing your feelings,” said Patty Duncanson, Love Elementary School counselor. more »»

FAQs About Social And Emotional Learning

October 5, 2014 Q: What Is Social and Emotional Learning? A: According to Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning), social and emotional learning involves the processes through which children and... more »»

What Are The Behaviors Needed To Succeed?

October 5, 2014 According to the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning website ( more »»

Practice Makes Perfect

September 21, 2014 “As we listened to a song in class, I pointed to a musical category and asked students to show with one or two fingers which element of music they hear, such as, forte,” said Lauren Scharf, Persell... more »»

JPS Receives Grant To Strengthen Teacher/Principal Effectiveness

September 21, 2014 Jamestown Public Schools is launching new professional development programs to strengthen the effectiveness of teachers and principals beginning this September, supported by a competitive grant... more »»

Coaches Help Districtwide To Improve Teacher Effectiveness

September 21, 2014 Denise Pusateri, JPS math coordinator, recently met with Chad Bongiovanni, JPS instructional coach, in Megan Demorest’s fifth-grade classroom to discuss the progressions of the Place Value Standards... more »»



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