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Rogers Students Make Smooth Move With Help From Transition Team

June 3, 2012 “Everyone involved in the Rogers School closing is sad,” said Tina Sandstrom, director of elementary education. more »»

Reading Is Important At Rogers

June 3, 2012 “Before we begin reading, ‘Fox on Duty,’ does anyone know what the word ‘duty’ means?” asked Rogers Elementary School’s reading specialist Kara Saile during a recent guided reading group. more »»

Rogers Elementary School Staff Have Fond Memories

June 2, 2012 “Don’t Cry Because It’s Over. Smile Because it Happened.” – Dr. Seuss As many are aware, Rogers Elementary School will close as a functioning elementary school at the end of this school year. more »»

Teachers Teach Students To Be Productive In Our Community

May 27, 2012 Southwestern teachers encourage students to share in their passion for helping others in the community. more »»

Saint Susan Center Teaches Volunteers

May 27, 2012 The teachers at Southwestern Central School started volunteering at St. Susan Center in Jamestown on the last Saturday of January. more »»

SWCS Participates In Jeans Days

May 27, 2012 Southwestern High School participated in several designated jeans days this school year to help families within our district. more »»

Southwestern Teachers And Staff Give Back To The Community

May 27, 2012 The Southwestern Central School teachers and staff are always looking for ways to reach out to our community. As Lydia M. more »»

Encouraging Creativity

May 20, 2012 Mixing English language arts, math, art, along with reviewing and preparing for New York state English language arts and math exams, adds up to a creative, relaxing project for fourth grade Bush... more »»

Writing Boxes Create Critical Thinking Skills, Love Of Writing

May 20, 2012 “Hello reader, I’m Lauren Raymond. I’m a sixth-grader at Jefferson Middle School. Writing is very important if you want to express your emotions because it’s easier to do that when you write. more »»

Ten Tips To Encourage Writing

May 20, 2012 According to, motivating students to read over the summer is critical to continued success. But, parents and families should also encourage children to write. more »»

Arts Are Alive At SWCS

May 13, 2012 Students attending Southwestern Central Schools are given the opportunity to express themselves through art at an early age. more »»

From School To Work

May 13, 2012 The Southwestern Central School Transition service is a program that is mandated by federal and state laws under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, also known as the IDE. more »»

Productive Year For SWHS Music

May 13, 2012 This year has been very productive for the Southwestern HS music department. In October, the high school band was invited to perform for the King and Queen of Sweden. more »»

Southwestern, Falconer, Westfield Key Clubs Raise Money With All-Night ‘Rock-A-Thon’

May 13, 2012 Southwestern, Falconer and Westfield Key Club recently joined forces and participated in a fundraiser called a Rock-a-Thon to help others. more »»

The Joy Of Learning

May 6, 2012 “Each of you will receive an egg. Inside is a different creature,” said Jennifer Schrader, Fletcher Elementary School Universal Pre-Kindergarten teacher. more »»

Collaborative Effort

April 15, 2012 “Does anyone know what an online database is? Let me give you a good analogy,” said Jefferson Middle School librarian Julie Livengood to fifth-graders in Amy Tousley’s Spanish class. more »»

Music Is In The Air At Jefferson

April 15, 2012 “I’m trying to compose a song that has a club music feel,” said Jefferson Middle School sixth-grader Braden Higbee while working on GarageBand a composing software during Kim King’s music class. more »»

Students Learn About Another Culture With ‘Mini-Summit’

April 15, 2012 “Who is your favorite actor?” asked a Jefferson Middle School seventh-grader to a Russian student via Skype. “Johnny Depp,” said the Russian student. Ohhs and ahhs from the Jefferson students. more »»

Special, Enthusiastic Teacher Helps His Students Find Success

April 15, 2012 “Boys and girls, it’s time to go over our number line. First we’ll do it on our whiteboard and then we’ll do a human number line. more »»

Bringing Books To Life

April 1, 2012 ‘‘Remember, we are trying to find a character from the clue we received today so we can figure out what book he or she is from,’’ said Lincoln Elementary School teacher Joselle Syracuse to her... more »»



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