Youth Leadership Summit
October 16, 2018
Youth Leadership Summit
Pictured: Evan Croy, Chiane Harlan, Courtney Matthews, Samantha Nivens, 
Alyssa Reynolds and Jarrett Gorman
Photo courtesy of E.H. Hirschvogel
On Tuesday, October 16, six seniors from JHS attended Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler's Fifth Annual Youth Leadership Summit at the Reynolds Alumni Center on the campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia.  This event allows juniors and seniors from high schools in Missouri's Fourth District to come together to hear from special guests, participate in group activities and engage in a question and answer session with Congresswoman Hartzler.  These seniors were selected to attend based on the citizenship they display.  
Congratulations, Eagles!  Keep up the good work!

Congratulations, Conference Champions!
October 3, 2018
Baseball Champs
On October 3, the baseball team traveled to Prairie Home to compete against the Bunceton Dragons in the CCAA Tournament Championship Game.  It was a close game throughout and the Eagles were down by 1 going into the bottom of the seventh inning.  As the home team, they had the final at-bat of the inning.  The Eagles rattled some bats and were able to get two runners on base.  Thanks to a single by Mack Sorrells and some great base running, both runs scored and the Eagles clinched the victory and the Championship title with a score of 9-8.
Congratulations, Eagles!

Congratulations on Your Retirement 
August 31, 2018
Ava Retirement
On August 31, 2018, Ava Porter retired from JHS after almost 29 years of service.   As a graduate of Jamestown, she has been a part of the Jamestown family for many years.  Ava served in several positions while employed at Jamestown.  She started during the 1989-1990 school year as the Superintendent's secretary and bookkeeper.  Along the way, she added technology coordinator to her job titles.  She was instrumental in grant writing for technology improvements to the district that lead to the one-to-one "Eagle Edge" initiative that provides an iPad or Chromebook to each student for their use.  
She was truly an asset to the district that will be missed!
Thank you for all your hard work!
Well done and congratulations, Eagle!

Meet Our New Principal, Faculty and Staff
for the 2018-2019 School Year
Jake Watson
Mr. Jacob (Jake) Watson, Principal
Jake is coming to us from the Tipton School District.  He completed his undergraduate studies at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in TX with a degree in Business.  He started working in a K-12 school during college as a classroom assistant and discovered a passion for teaching.  He then went on to obtained his Alternative Pathway to Teaching Certificate as well as a Master's in Education from the University of Central Missouri.  Jake is currently working on his Specialist Degree in Administration from Northwest Missouri State and intends to graduate in 2019.  

Monica Dietzel
Ms. Monica Dietzel, 
2nd Grade Teacher
Monica is returning home to Jamestown to teach 2nd Grade after graduating this past May from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg with a degree in Education.  She is working toward certification to teach Elementary Education for Grades 1-6.  


Rachel Traver
Mrs. Rachel Traver,
4th Grade Teacher
Rachel has recently received her Initial Professional Educator's Certificate and this will be her first full-time teaching position.  Before coming to JHS, she worked as a substitute teacher at California.  Prior to substituting and being a stay-at-home mom, she worked for the MO Dept. of Social Services for nearly 18 years.
 
Jonathan Armistead
Mr. Jonathan Armistead,
High School Math Teacher
Jonathan is a recent graduate of the University of Missouri where he obtained a degree in Secondary Mathematics Education.  During his time at Mizzou, Jonathan worked as a tutor for the Athletics Department.  He just finished his student teaching at Rockbridge High School in Columbia, MO.

Jay Thompson
Mr. Ethan (Jay) Thompson,
Physical Education Teacher, 
Jr. High Boys Basketball Head Coach
Varsity Boys Basketball Head Coach, and
Jr. High Girls Basketball Assistant Coach
Jay obtained his Education degree from Central Methodist University in Fayette.  He is also certified for Secondary Physical Education.  For the past 2 years, he served at the assistant coach for the Glasgow Varsity Girls basketball team which made it to the Final Four this year.  He served under the tutelage of head coach, Molly Monnig, who happens to be his sister.  

Kimberly Fishback
Mrs. Kimberly Fishback,
High School Special Education Teacher
Kim is coming to JHS from the Jefferson City Public School System.  She received her degree in Education from the University of Akron.  She also holds a certificate in K-12 Physical Education. She taught P.E. for many years in Taos, MO and with Columbia Public Schools.  


Karen Schlup
Mrs. Karen Schlup,
Head Cook
Not a new face, but a new position, Karen will be taking over for our retiring head cook this fall.  Karen has served as a full-time cook for the past year and previously substituted as a cook when needed.  She is a graduate of Jamestown and is currently working on obtaining an Associate of Applied Science degree from State Fair.

Roush
Ms. Kelsey Roush,
PAT Parent Educator
Kelsey is working toward a degree in Psychology from Lincoln University in Jefferson City and expects to graduate in May 2019.  She has worked in childcare facilities for several years, creating activities and games to provide a learning environment for children ages 3 months to 8 years.  

heather duncan
Mrs. Heather Duncan,
Paraprofessional
Heather is coming on board as an aide for our students that need additional help throughout the day.  She is a graduate of Rock Bridge High School in Columbia and has served as an in-home daycare provider for the past 6 years.  She has also served at a substitute cook at school.  
Starting this fall, all three of her children will be at Jamestown as well.  
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Faculty and Staff added since August 1
Jean Treese
Mrs. Jean Treese
Paraprofessional
Jean worked for Jefferson City Public Schools as a paraprofessional for 20 years. She enjoys working with children and is happy to be at Jamestown School.  She has three daughters that graduated from JHS.  She enjoys spending time with her 5 grandchildren whenever possible. Quilting, watching her hummingbirds and working in her flowerbeds are some of her past times.

Shelley SmithMrs. Shelley Smith, 
Business Teacher
Shelley is coming to us with 29 years of service in public schools.  She received her degree in Business Education from Southwest Missouri State University and Masters from University of Missouri-Columbia.  She is from Jefferson City and enjoys spending time with her family and being outside, traveling and is excited to be here with us at Jamestown.

Dixie Trester-Berry
Mrs. Dixie Trester-Berry
Library/Media Specialist, 
EagleTalk Adviser, Scholar Bowl Coach
Jr. High English Teacher
Dixie is coming to Jamestown from the Moniteau County R-1 School District.  She received her BSE and Master’s degrees from the University of Central Missouri.  She also holds a certificate in 5-9 English Language Arts.  

Lynnette Morse
Mrs. Lynnette Morse,
School Nurse
Lynnette is very excited to join the Jamestown School District as the school nurse! Her passion in nursing is working with children. She received her nursing education at Boonslick Technical Education Center in Boonville, Missouri and is entering her 13th year as an LPN. She previously worked at JCMG Family Health Clinic and SSM Occupational Medicine. In 2017, she obtained her EMT license through Mid Mo Ambulance District. Lynnette enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her husband, Kevin, is a K9 handler for the Moniteau County Sheriffs Department.  They have two children, Brenden and Jase, and reside in Tipton. 

Bryan Lootens
Mr. Bryan Lootens,
Assistant Baseball Coach
Bryan graduated from Blair Oaks High School in 1988 and played college baseball at East Central College and Linn Tech, with 3.5 years as an active player.  He has served as the coach for a 17 and under team out of Taos for 18 years. Bryan currently works as an electrician with Meyer Electric. 

 Our new Counselor and Superintendent's Secretary
joined our team 2nd Semester last year
Wilson
Mrs. Hannah Wilson,
K-12 Guidance Counselor
"My name is Mrs. Hannah Wilson, and I am thrilled to be Jamestown's Guidance Counselor. I graduated with my Bachelor of Science degree from Missouri State University. I received my Master of Arts degree from Adams State University in the fields of Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. I currently hold the credentials of Initial Student Services for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as a K-12 School Counselor and am a National Certified Counselor (NCC).  I am originally from St. Louis but have spent the last eight years living around the globe due to my husband's active duty Army career. We were fortunate enough to live in Tennessee and Hawaii before returning to our home state. I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking, reading, and traveling. I am thankful to be living in Missouri again and working in Jamestown; this is a wonderful community!"

Dedrick
Mrs. Nickie Dedrick,
Superintendent's Secretary
"I went to the University of Missouri Columbia and have a BA in Anthropology.  I worked for the University of Missouri Hospital for 8 years with the last year being in research for the Missouri Orthopedic Institute.  I grew up here in Jamestown and now I'm raising my family here.  I love to spend time with my family outdoors and playing sports, traveling, and reading."