Columbia Missourian Regional Spelling Bee
The Columbia Missourian Regional Spelling Bee was held on Tuesday, March 21, on the campus of the University of Missouri. This year, it was finally able to be back in a regular spelling bee setting of the Rhynsburger Theater after two years under COVID protocol. 35 spellers from across central Missouri participated in the bee. JHS 8th grader, Sophia Griffin, competed for the 3rd year in a row. The competition was tough, but Sophia kept her poise and finished in her best position of 2nd place. She ended the bee, and her final time being able to compete, with a smile on her face. Well done, E-A-G-L-E!
CCAA Math Contest
On March 7, Jamestown took 16 Jr. High students and 5 High School students to the CCAA Math contest at Calvary Lutheran in Jefferson City. Prairie Home and Bunceton also participated. JHS came away with several awards and almost everyone that participated placed in the top 10 of every event in which they tested. Results are listed below. Well done, Eagles!
Back row: Ethan Imsland, William Sumner, Julian Kinder, Sophia Griffin, Anthony Coonce, Ashleigh Perez, K.D, A.D & Andrea Shane (M.S. Math Teacher)
Front Row: Hayden Clay, Gus Fennewald, Gabe Gerlach, Tristan Schoenthal,
Audrina Schoenthal, Addison Marshall, Isabel Lund & George Dawson
Not pictured: Carter Monroe, Olivia Oerly, Michelle Sedgwick, Zack Wells, Boden Welch and teacher, Mr. Jonathan Armistead
CCAA Music Contest
On Thursday, March 2, JHS hosted the CCAA Music Contest. Musicians and vocalists from Jamestown, Prairie Home and Bunceton attended. The Jamestown Jr. High/H.S. Band performed first in the gym and they did an amazing job. The judge's critiques included: "Hearing your group made my day! If your group was eligible to go to State Contest, you would definitely get a I rating. Your band is one of the better 1A bands in the state. Your kids are fantastic!" Based on those glowing remarks, it was not surprising that the band received a I rating. The Jr. High Mixed Choir (II), Jr. High Boys Choir (III) and Jr. High Girls Choir (I) performed next in the cafeteria. The judge encouraged the boys to "keep singing. Stick with it. There are great things happening." She told the girls that they had "great sound and balance." For the Jr. High Girls song selection of "Homeward Bound", it brought some in the audience close to tears. The H.S. Mixed Choir (I) was next on the schedule and they sounded amazing. The judge said, "There are choirs from schools your size and much larger that do not have the balance that your HS group has; larger schools who are not doing 4-part music or music this complex." After the groups performed, the students moved on to instrumental and vocal solos. The day ended with two instrumental trios. Everyone did an amazing job! Jamestown came away with 15 I ratings, 9 II ratings and 2 III ratings. Bravo, Eagles and Mrs. Lieser!
Academic All-State Softball Team
Jamestown had eleven ladies qualify for the Academic All-State Softball team. In order for an individual to qualify for the Academic All-State team, they must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.70 after the fall semester. A team is awarded the distinction of an Academic All-State Team if the varsity team has a cumulative unweighted grade point average of 3.3 or better. The Lady Eagles, as a group, earned the title of an Academic All-State Team and finished just outside of the Top 10 teams with an average GPA of 3.810.
Well done, Ladies! Congratulations!
Jr. High Scholar Bowl
On Saturday, February 11, the Jr. High team traveled to Moberly to participate in the 2023 Moberly Young Scholars Tournament. "Jamestown showed poise and experience in what was their first-ever 20/20 Saturday tournament on record." The Eagles went 7-0 in the preliminary rounds and claimed the advantage in the finals against Smithton B. "Despite having the disadvantage, Smithton jumped to an 80-point lead before Jamestown could register its first points, and led 135-50 at the half. However, Jamestown regrouped and went on a comeback, holding Smithton to just 40 points in the second half as they prevailed 250-175, winning the first-timers division of the tournament." Jamestown finished the tournament with a 10-0 record, the Championship and the 2nd place top individual with Sophia Griffin scoring 73 points per game. The team consisted of K.D., Isabelle Griffin, Sohpia Griffin, Gabe Gerlach, Gus Fennewald and A.D. The team also finished first in the CCAA by forfeit of Prairie Home and Bunceton's teams.
Well done, Eagles & Coach Armistead!
Quotes from Kyle Hill, Organizer of the 2023 Moberly Young Scholars Tournament
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. Other spellers included: Kendall Wehmeir, Caroline Fennewald, Oliver Bult, Hayden Clay, Eli Welch & Gus Fennewald. 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.