SCHOOL BOARD NOTES
CCAA GEO Bee
On Thursday, January 26, several of Jamestown's brightest 5th-8th graders traveled to Bunceton to participate in the CCAA GEO Bee with Bunceton and Prairie Home. In order to participate in the conference bee, students must place in the top 3 of their class at a local bee. After a qualifying round at the conference bee narrowed down the participants to the top nine, Jamestown had five students remaining in the competition. The final round was held in a single elimination format. The competition was fierce and Jamestown took all three of the top spots. Sophia Griffin placed 1st, Gabe Gerlach took 2nd and Isabel Lund claimed 3rd! Also participating were Conner Magruder, Caroline Fennewald, Halle VanSteenburgh, Aden Higgenbotham, Isabelle Griffin, George Dawson and Julian Kinder. Congratulations to all the participants and teacher, Ms. Marshall! Well done, Eagles!!
CCAA Spelling Bee
On Thursday, January 5, eight students from grades 5th-8th traveled to Prairie Home to compete in the CCAA Spelling Bee. The Bee lasted twelve rounds before the Championship word (Andean) was spelling correctly by Sophia Griffin. Sophia finished 1st (for the 3rd year in a row) and Noah Parvin finished in 2nd place. Overall, Jamestown did amazing with 6 spellers in the top 10. Sophia has qualified to participate in the Columbia Missourian Scripps Regional Spelling Bee in March. Well done, E-A-G-L-E-S!
CCAA Choral & Band Clinics
In October, the JHS music students participated in two CCAA Conference events. The choral clinic was held on October 18 in Bunceton and the Band Clinic was a week later on October 25 in Prairie Home. Prior to each event, the students and Mrs. Lieser spend a lot of time preparing their music pieces at school. Then, on the day of the event, they travel to the hosting school to practice their pieces as a large group with a guest director. They then perform for family and friends in the evening. These are very long days for the students (and their director) but the final performances are well worth it, at least for those that have the pleasure of attending. JHS students comprised the bulk of the students that participated in each event and they did an amazing job with both events. Bravo, Eagles! Well done!
Lady Eagles take Districts
On Thursday, October 13, the Lady Eagles started the District Softball Tournament in Leeton with a game against the Montrose Bluejays. The Ladies pulled off some stellar offense to win their game, 10-4, advancing to the championship game on Friday night. They would face the Pilot Grove Tigers, a team that they had split wins with over the regular season. The Ladies started off slow and let Pilot Grove get out ahead. The defense got to work and kept them from scoring anymore allowing the Eagles bats time to get hot. The Eagles finally got on the board in the 5th inning and tied it up. They added two more runs in the 6th inning and held off the Tigers from scoring in the top of the 7th. The final out was electric! This is the school's first Softball District Championship since 2014. The Ladies would move on to Sectional against the New Franklin Bulldogs on Wednesday, October 19. The Jamestown community showed up to cheer on their Ladies. It was a very chilly night and parents brought tarps to put up around the dugout in an attempt to help keep the girls warm. There were some great defensive plays but the bats were almost as cold as the temperature and the Ladies just never could get anything going on offense. The game ended with a score of 1-4. The Ladies ended their season with a record of 11-11, a district championship and the pride of their community. Well done, Eagles!
XC on Fire!
On Saturday, October 1, the Cross Country (XC) teams traveled to Binder Lake in Jefferson City to compete in the Calvary Lutheran-hosted meet. Boden Welch, our sole runner in the H.S. boys event, posted a personal record for his race. M.S. boys and girls ran their race together with the top 10 in each division earning medals. JHS came way with 5 medals: William Sumner (5th) and Brent Higgenbothem (10th) receiving medals for the boys and Sophia Griffin (4th), Clara Baepler (6th) and Zoey Borts (10th) receiving medals for the girls. As the team waited for the medals they knew they had earned, they received some amazing news...both the M.S. boys and the M.S. girls earned the Championship team plaques for their races! Along with those that medaled, the teams consisted of: Troy Bondurant, Aden Higgenbothem and Eli Welch for the boys; Addison Marshall, Ada Cassil and Sarah Baepler for the girls.
Well done, Eagles!! Way to soar!
Meet Our New Staff
Ms. Krishielle Salva is teaching high school science. Ms. Salva is from the Philippines and was previously working as a teacher in her country for 6 years with experiences in both public and private schools. She loves to sing, read novels and bake.
Elementary Special Education Teacher
Mrs. Melissa Thurman is teaching Elementary Special Education. She graduated from Boonville High School, has a degree in Baking and Pastry from the Arts Institute International-Kansas City, an Associates in Paraprofessional Education from State Fair Community College, and a Bachelors of Applied Science in Behavioral Health from Grand Canyon University. This is her 7th year in education, however, her first year teaching. Mrs. Thurman is very excited to be a part of the Jamestown C-1 School District and to see what this year has in store for her.
Ms. Mikkenzie Schleve is serving her first year as a Paraprofessional in our school. She has three children currently attending school here and has a baby at home. She is working toward a future in teaching and loves to make people smile. In her spare time, she loves to read books and learn new things.