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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 »»

School Faculty Celebrates ‘Twistin’ Good’ Behavior

November 3, 2013 Bush Elementary School is using a “twist” to reward positive behavior. You can’t walk down a hallway at Bush School without seeing staff members complimenting a student on their good behavior. more »»

Common Core Classroom

October 20, 2013 All Jamestown eighth- or ninth-grade students, who are beginning their algebra instruction this school year, must take the new Common Core Algebra 1 Regents that will be given for the first time on... more »»

Common Core Math Terms Explained To Parents

October 20, 2013 With the implementation of the new Common Core Standards in math, parents and families may hear some unfamiliar terms when talking with their child about their school day or helping with their... more »»

Fluency In Math

October 20, 2013 Fluency is a word that parents have heard in conjunction with English Language Arts but it is also used in math. more »»

At The Core Of It All

October 6, 2013 “You will see that there is a topic sentence, three big ideas or stars and then two smaller red bar lines on your worksheet for the details,” said Ring Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Denise... more »»



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