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JPS Receives UPK Grant To Support Early Education

January 19, 2014 “Who would you like to draw first in your family?” asked Cindy Sampson, Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) teacher from A Children’s Place. more »»

King Holds Court

January 5, 2014 “We are building an online course for our fellow students based on our studies of the Progressive Era,” said Kyla Walker, Persell Middle School eighth-grader. more »»

JPS Middle School Students “MAP” Out Their Math Success

January 5, 2014 Beginning in January, Jamestown Public Schools fifth- through eighth-grade students will take the Measures of Academic Progress, or MAP, to determine their math instructional level and to measure... more »»

JPS Superintendent Tim Mains Discusses Common Core

December 22, 2013 To better educate the public on the Common Core Learning Standards and the various components of New York state’s education reform, Jamestown Public Schools Superintendent Tim Mains recently gave a... more »»

Common Core Learning Standards: Foundation On Which Education Reform Is Based

December 22, 2013 All great building projects begin with a sturdy skeleton. The Common Core Learning Standards are the sturdy skeleton on which all of the New York state education reform is based. more »»

Common Core Learning Standards Modules

December 22, 2013 “I often hear comments that the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) refers to the modules,” said Mains. “The CCLS are the targets, or goals, for students. more »»

Annual Professional Performance Review

December 22, 2013 “If the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) are the structure, the curriculum or modules are the floors, then the teachers are the elevators in my construction analogy moving the students from one... more »»

Common Core Assessments

December 22, 2013 “If teachers are the elevators and the curriculum is the floor plan, where do assessments fit in?” asked Mains. more »»

It’s A Monster Mash!

December 8, 2013 On Oct. 25, the Southwestern Elementary PTO and Physical Education staff sponsored their second annual Halloween Bash. more »»

Deck The Halls: These Books Are Jolly

December 8, 2013 ‘Tis the season for reading! To celebrate, the SWES primary library (grades K-2) is hosting a reading challenge. more »»

Third Graders Make Crafts For Emeritus Assisted Living Residents

December 8, 2013 Nearly one hundred Southwestern Elementary third graders created crafts to give to the residents of Emeritus Assisted Living Facility on Southwestern Drive. more »»

Embracing Common Core

December 8, 2013 With the recent implementation of the Common Core State Standards, fifth-grade students have been combining their ELA and social studies skills. more »»

Kindergarteners Study Native Americans

December 8, 2013 As part of the New York state Common Core state standards, “Listening & Learning” includes a domain on Native Americans. more »»

Students Donate Old Books To Make Difference In Community

December 8, 2013 The last Saturday in October is deemed “Make a Difference Day.” It’s a day set aside to help others and “make a difference” in their lives. This year, to honor the day, Mrs. more »»

Lincoln Kindergartners Learn About Plant Life Cycles During ELA

November 17, 2013 “Let’s review. Show me with your hands who knows what the life cycle of a plant looks like?” asked Melissa Forster, Lincoln Elementary School kindergarten teacher. more »»

Abraham Lincoln Inspires The Golden Abe Award At Lincoln

November 17, 2013 Lincoln Elementary School is using their namesake, Abraham Lincoln, to honor staff with a special award. The Golden Abe Award recognizes any staff member at the school for a job well done. Mrs. more »»

Abe’s Way Makes Sense

November 17, 2013 Students at Lincoln Elementary School have seen a flurry of red, blue, yellow, and the highly coveted Golden Tickets, handed out to encourage safety, respect and responsibility. more »»

Project LINC AfterSchool Program

November 17, 2013 The Jamestown BPU has a secret weapon for recycling at Lincoln Elementary School — fourth graders in the Project LINC After School Program. more »»

Tale?Of The Tape

November 3, 2013 “Let’s get ready to solve our math word problem using the tape diagram,” said Tari Geisler, Bush Elementary School fourth-grade teacher, pointing to a diagram on the classroom screen, which shows a... more »»

Students Discover Music, Math Through Recorder Program

November 3, 2013 “Let’s try a quick math problem before we play our recorders,” said music teacher Pete Lindblom to Bush Elementary School fourth graders. more »»



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