State FBLA-PBL Leadership Conference
April 10, 2018
Evan state FBLA
On April 10, 9 JHS students and Mrs. Austen Malley traveled to Springfield, MO to compete in different areas at the Missouri Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference.  Over 5,000 students and advisers came together with over 150 business education related contests running during the event; contest topics range from accounting to website design, marketing to mobile application development.  This was a great experience for all that attended.  
BIG NEWS!!  Evan Cory placed 3rd in Business Law and has qualified to compete in Nationals this summer in Baltimore, Maryland.  We are so proud of Evan and would like to help him be able to attend nationals at the end of June.  It is going to cost around $900 in travel and accommodations to Baltimore and sightseeing in Washington D.C.  The school district is going to put funds toward this exciting adventure but there will be other expenses that are not currently covered.  If you would like to aid Evan in this amazing experience, you can send your support to the school, marked for Evan, and we will make sure it is put toward his trip.  
Congratulations, Evan!!!
Well done, Eagles!

State Archery Tournament
March 23 - 24, 2018 
State Archery
Jamestown had 4 archers compete in the MoNASP state archery tournament in Branson.  Those competing where 6th graders, Luke Baepler and Treye Coffelt and 7th graders, Riley Buckley and Brock Heiland.  Treye shot a personal best of 274 and placed 17th out of 162 6th graders.  Riley shot a 272 and ranked 22nd out of 199 7th graders.  Congratulations to all the participates and to their sponsor, 
Mr. Doug Selby!  Thank you to Mr. Rick Herndon for attending and helping to supervise activities.
Way to aim, Eagles!


CCAA Math Contest
March 13, 2018
Math Contest
On Tuesday, March 13, 59 Jamestown Jr. High and High School students went to Prairie Home for the CCAA Math Contest.  The High School Team came away with 1st place and the Jr. High Team placed 3rd overall.  Listed below are the many individual placings.  Great job, Students!  Congratulations to Mrs. Kim Hardwick and Ms. Callie Koch for their hard work preparing their students.  
Great job, Eagles!
 Math 7: 
    Brienna Crider, 5th; 
    Carter Monroe, 8th;
    Alex Brown, 10th
Pre-Algebra 8: 
    Myrel Evans, 8th
Algebra 1: 
    Madelyn Rutledge, 3rd; 
    Maddie Sedgwick, 7th
Algebra 2: 
    Thaddius Branton, 1st; 
    Clark Rohrbach, 2nd; 
    Blake Scholl, 4th; 
    Dalton Oerly, 5th; 
    Damion Street, 6th; 
    Courtney Matthews, 8th; 
    Ross Gerlach, 10th
College Algebra: 
    Cara Scheperle, 5th
HS Algebra Concepts: 
    Taylor Baker, 1st; 
    Isaiah Breeden, 2nd
Geometry: 
    Keegan Borts, 5th; 
    Josh Martin, 6th, 
    Anna Scheperle, 7th
 Consumer Math: 
    Bret Goff, 1st;
    Nick Perez, 2nd; 
    Brett Street, 3rd; 
    Blake Street, 4th; 
    Drew Strange, 6th; 
    Ethan Gerlach, 7th; 
    Dason Strange, 8th
Senior Math Topics: 
    William Lieser, 5th; 
    Valerianna Gentzsch, 10th


CCAA Jr. High Quiz Bowl
March 6, 2018
Jr. High Quiz Bowl
Pictured, right to left, front row: Annalisa Eddy; middle row: Raena Lieser and Madelyn Rutledge; back row: Brienna Crider, Travis Barbour and Carter Monroe.
Picture courtesy of Mrs. LouAnn Wolfe, Team Sponsor
On Tuesday, March 6, the Jr. High Academic Team traveled to Higbee to participate in the CCAA Jr. High Quiz Bowl.  The team brought home first place and was rewarded with shakes from McDonald's by their sponsor, Mrs. LouAnn Wolfe.  Three members were selected to the All-Conference Team:  Brienna Crider, 2nd place; Raena Lieser, 3rd place; and Madelyn Rutledge, 5th place.
Congratulations, Team!
Well done, Eagles!

Boys Basketball Sectionals
February 27, 2018
Senior boys

    On Tuesday, February 27, Jamestown spirit was at an all-time high. Our boys basketball team was playing in sectionals, something that has not happened since 1980!  They would be traveling to Sturgeon to battle the Chamois Pirates.  

But before they could head out, the school sent them off with a pep assembly that included a lip sync battle between teammates and our Athletic Director, E.H. Hirschvogel.  
E.H. lip sync
While the boys did a great job, Coach Hirschvogel rocked the house and won the battle.  The senior boys were presented with “District Champs” t-shirts, given to them by the t-shirt company, with their name and number on the back.  
Many people from the community came to the pep assembly to show their support for our boys.  From the church marquees to small signs made by elementary students, signs of support filled the streets of town all along the route the bus would take to the interstate.  Many supporters traveled to
Sturgeon to watch the boys take on Chamois.  While the game did not go the Eagles’ way, losing 43-37, the school and community are very proud of our boys and their amazing season, with an over all season record of 26-3.  
Thank you, Eagles, for your hard work and dedication. 
 You have made us all proud!


Class 1 District 9 Tournament Champions
February 24, 2018
District champions
Saturday, February 24, the JHS Eagles took on the St. Elizabeth Hornets in Eldon for the District Championship.  The Eagles got off to a slow start with a score of 9-13 at the end of the 1st quarter.  Down by 7 at halftime, the Eagles had to overcome the nerves and fight back in the 2nd half.  They came out of halftime on fire and playing great defense, outscoring the Hornets 16-3 in the 3rd to end the quarter up 35-29.  The Hornets fought hard but the Eagles pulled out the win, 44-39, to increase their record to 26-2 for the season.  After the game, the boys were presented with their much-deserved trophy and they cut down the net.  Sectionals are up next.  The Eagles will face the Chamois Pirates on Tuesday, February 27 @ 7:45 pm in Sturgeon.  Come out and pack the house in blue and white! 
Great job, Eagles!!

HBA Scholarship Award
February 14, 2018
Tyler and his instructors
Pictured from left to right: Travis Plume, NCC Counselor; Sharon Longan, NCC director, Tyler Nokes and Mike Schaeffer, NCC Buildings and Trades Teacher
Picture courtesy of Dr. Gretchen Guitard
On February 14, JHS Senior, Tyler Nokes was honored at the Home Builders Association dinner in Jefferson City where he was presented with a scholarship for his excellent performance at Nichols Career Center (NCC) in the Building and Trades Program.  Tyler was one of two students selected by his instructor, Mr. Schaeffer, from Nichols to receive the award.  The $200 gift card to Lowe’s is awarded to a student in order to aid them in the purchase of tools to get them started on their career path.  Tyler plans to join the Carpenters Union right out of high school.  Tyler’s mother, Courtney Nokes, and father, Nathan Nokes, along with JHS Superintendent, Dr. Guitard and her husband, Steve, were present to watch Tyler receive his award.  
We are so proud of you, Tyler!  Great job, Eagle!

FBLA District Leadership Conference
February 2, 2018
FBLA Contest
Pictured from left to right: Valerianna Gentzsch, William Lieser, Ben Imhoff, Samantha Nivens, Clark Rohrbach and Ian Sumner.
Not pictured: Evan Croy, Trenton Barbour, Bret Goff and Emily Strein
Photo courtesy of Mrs. Austen Malley 
On February 2, 2018, the FBLA students attended the District Leadership Conference at Moberly Area Community College.  The students participated in a variety of business-oriented contests to test the skills they have been learning in their business classes.  
With their outstanding performance at Districts, 
the following students advance to the State FBLA Contest
Clark Rohrback (5th, Accounting I); 
Trenton Barbour (5th, Agribusiness); 
Evan Croy (1st in Business Law); 
Ian Sumner (4th, Intro to Business Procedures); 
William Lieser (1st, Intro to Financial Math); 
Emily Strein (5th, Networking Concepts).  
The following students qualified as alternates to the state contests: Samantha Nivens (3rd, Computer Applications); 
Ian Sumner, (6th, Intro to Business); 
Evan Croy (6th, Cyber Security).  
The following students placed in the top 10
Bret Goff (10th, Economics); 
Samantha Nivens (7th, Job Interview); 
William Lieser (8th, Personal Finance);
William Lieser, Ian Sumner and Clark Rohrbach 
(7th, Entrepreneurship Team);
Trenton Barbour, Ben Imhoff and Valerianna Gentzsch
(5th, Management Decision Making Team).
Mrs. Austen Malley, this year's FBLA sponsor, is very proud of her students and the effort they put forth at the contest.  Thank you to Mrs. Cindy Stegemann for attending to help judge the events.  
Congratulations and well done, Eagles!!

"There's No Place Like Home"-coming
JHS Homecoming and ESPN3 Live Broadcast
February 2, 2018
ESPN3 Broadcast
January 29 - February 2, JHS had its annual homecoming week. The theme was based on the "Wizard of Oz" movie.  The Student Council did a great job planning the dress-up days and many students (and teachers) participated throughout the week.  Elementary students created door posters and the high school students made posters to hang in the gym.  To add to the excitement of homecoming week, we learned that ESPN3 would be coming on Friday night to live-stream the boys' basketball game against Bunceton.  
Because of the set-up of the broadcast crew on Friday, the pep rally had to be held Thursday afternoon.  It was loud, crazy and a lot of fun.  Students came to school on Friday full of school spirit and dressed to show it off for Spirit Day.  
The evening festivities started with the Music Department hosting a taco dinner to raise money for their upcoming trip to perform at Graceland.  The cafeteria was full and the Music Department appreciates the support of the community.  
The high school choir did a great job performing the Star Spangled Banner prior to the start of the games.  The Lady Eagles' game started at 5:30 to a packed house.  The girls played with a lot of heart and energy but just could not pull off a win against the Lady Dragons.  
The Eagles' game started at 7:02 (for broadcast purposes) and after a little bit of a slow start, the boys played a great game.  The Eagles defeated the Dragons with a score of 86-27, improving their record to 19-2 for the season.  Everyone got a lot of playing time and the crowd enjoyed watching the game.  ESPN3 named Garrett Wolfe player of the game and Rod Smith from KRCG13 came over to get some footage of our homecoming for the 10:00 news.  Watch that video here or here.
At halftime of the boys' game, the alumni Sapphires performed a routine and the current Sapphire and the boys' basketball team entertained the crowd at the completion of the boys' game.  Following the Sapphires' dance, it was time for the coronation of the Homecoming Royalty.  Anna Scheperle and Tristan Jones were crowned Princess and Prince.  Emily Strein and Cole Theissen were crowed Queen and King.  The night ended with the Homecoming Dance for the Jr. High and High School students and their guests.
Thank you to our fans that came out to support the school!
Well done, Eagles!

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KRCG Student Athlete of the Week
January 25, 2018
Trenton Student-Athlete
Trenton Barbour was named KRCG's Student-Athlete of the Week Thursday, January 25.  The video can be seen here and the footage of Trenton starts at the 5:15 mark.  
Congratulations, Trenton, on your success in the classroom, on the court and in life.  We are proud of you!
 Earlier in the evening, Trenton and the rest of the Eagles basketball team defeated the Class 2 #3 state-ranked Fayette Falcons in the Slater Tournament with a score of 60-25.  The Eagles improved their record to 16-1 on the season and earned their coach, Seth Thomas, his 50th career win.  The Eagles advanced to the championship game vs. the Class 2 #1 ranked Sacred Heart Gremlins.  While the championship game did not go their way, the Eagles played hard and the community came out in impressive fashion to support them.
Well done, Eagles!

CCAA Spelling Bee
January 17, 2018
Spelling Bee Participants
On Wednesday, January 17, eight students traveled to Higbee to participate in the annual CCAA 5th-8th Grade Spelling Bee.  Madelyn Rutledge, 8th grade, took first place over all.  Mikayla Halidman and Josh Sanders, 6th graders, scored in the top 12.  Zach Hargis (8th grade), Annabelle Sumner (7th grade), Shayne Harlan (7th grade), Ohitika Eagleman (5th grade), and Tate Duncan (5th grade) participated as well.  Congratulations to all our students on a job well done!  
Great job, E-A-G-L-E-S!!

Stover Tournament Champions
January 6, 2018
On January 6, 2018, the JHS Boys Basketball team competed for the championship of the Stover Tournament against the Dixon Bulldogs.  The Eagles came away with a win over the Bulldogs with a score of 62-58, taking their season record to 12-1.  During the tournament, Trenton Barbour scored his 1,000 career point and he will be recognized for this achievement at the home game against Westran on Friday, January 19th.  The Eagles had three players named to the All-Tournament team - Trenton Barbour, Clark Rohrbach and Garrett Wolfe.  Trenton Barbour was also awarded MVP honors for the Tournament.
Congratulations, Eagles!  Well done, Gentlemen!
Photo courtesy of Dr. Gretchen Guitard

2017 Christmas Concert
December 14, 2017
Cara's artwork
On Thursday, December 14, JHS held its annual Christmas concert in the gym.  Mrs. Gretta Lieser and the students in grades K-12 put on a great performance with the help of Mrs. Brenda Scheperle (accompanist), Mr. E.H. Hirschvogel (sound tech) and Mrs. Megan Yeager and the art department (stage decorations).  
Well done, Eagles!

KRCG/Hy-Vee Team of the Week
December 5, 2017
KRCG boys basketball
The 6-0 JHS Boys Basketball team was selected as the KRCG/Hy-Vee Team of the week this week.  The clip of our boys starts at the 3:02 mark in the video provided by KRCG.  Congratulations, Eagles!

Tipton Tournament Champions
December 2, 2017
Boys Basketball
On December 2, 2017, the JHS Boys Basketball team competed against New Bloomfield for the championship of the Tipton Tournament.  The Eagles came away with a win over the Wildcats with a score of 45-39.  During the game, Garrett Wolfe scored his 1,000 career point and he will be recognized for this achievement at the home game against Tipton on Thursday, December 7th.
Congratulations, Eagles!
Photo courtesy of Stephanie Thompson

Jamestown Christmas Parade
December 2, 2017
On December 2, 2017, the 7th-12th grade band participated in the annual Jamestown Christmas parade.  They traveled all around town playing holiday classics and stopped in front of the Jamestown Retirement Housing apartments to give the residents a special concert before heading back to school.  Even Santa got to enjoy the music as he followed behind them on the old fire truck.

Celebration for Excellent APR Scores
December 1, 2017
Polar Express Cart
To celebrate JHS's recent receipt of a 97.1 Annual Performance Report Score, Dr. Guitard and Mr. McDannold hosted a Polar Express Hot Chocolate cart in the cafeteria during the students' lunch periods.  Students could partake of hot chocolate, whipped cream, marshmallows, chocolate syrup, candy canes and cookies.  The Art department did a wonderful job creating the train cart and special thanks goes out to Bev, Lesa and Karen from the kitchen crew for providing the cookies.  Well done, Eagles!
Photo courtesy of the EagleTalk Staff.

Veterans' Day Assembly
November 10, 2017
Veterans
On November 10, 2017, JHS was proud to honor our community heroes at the annual Veterans' Day Assembly.  With over 30 veterans in attendance, it was very inspiring to see so many men and women that offered their all for our freedoms.  Thank you, Veterans!

CCAA Tournament Champions
September 27, 2017
Congratulations to the JHS Baseball team on their win over Bunceton, with a score of 14-3, on Wednesday evening to claim the CCAA Championship.   
Great job, Eagles!

3rd Place in Fayette Tournament
September 16, 2017
Congratulations to our Lady Eagle Softball team as they took 3rd place at the Fayette Tournament on Saturday.  
Well done, Eagles!

Solar Eclipse and First Day of School
August 21, 2017
Wow!  What an amazing first day of school!  As people from all over North America converged on Jamestown, some from as far away as Waco, TX, San Francisco, CA and Canada, our students, faculty, staff and community gathered on the ball field to watch the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017.  It was an awe-inspiring event.  The rest of the school day went exceptionally well and we are excited for the new year.