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Student News

Monroe Qualifies for State XC

On Saturday, October 30, JHS had two athletes compete in the District Cross Country Meet in Linn. Both runners ran well. James Scheperle placed 63rd with a time of 22:24 and Carter Monroe placed 13th with a time of 19:06. Monroe qualified for State and made the All-District Team with his time. He will compete at State on Saturday, November 6 @ 9:00 a.m. on the Gans Creek Course in Columbia, MO. Good luck, Carter!! Soar, Eagle!

Lady Eagles Receive
Softball Awards

Four Lady Eagles were named to the All-District Softball Team:

Ginna Meisenheimer: First-Team All-Around
Trinity Paulsen: First-Team Infielder
Jolene Sorrells: First-Team Catcher
Madison Haldiman: Second-Team Infielder

Paulsen was also named to the All-Region Second-Team.
Great job, Ladies! Congratulations, Eagles!

Fall 2021 Honor Roll/
Principal's Honor Roll

Click here for a list of JHS students that earned the status of Honor Roll or Principal's Honor Roll. Congratulations to all these students for their academic success!

Well done, Eagles!

FBLA Trash Pick-up

On October 21, the FBLA picked up trash along Highway 87. Over the course of two hours the organization filled seven trash bags. Great job, Eagles!

3rd Place, Fayette Softball Tournament

On Saturday, September 18, 2021, the Lady Eagles Softball team competed in the Fayette Softball Tournament. The day started a little rough for the Lady Eagles as they lost their first game by a score of 14-4 to the Harrisburg Bulldogs. But the Ladies came back in their second game of the day to beat the Glasgow Yellowjackets with a 6-2 victory. Their third, and final, game of the day was against the Slater Wildcats. The Ladies walked away with a 9-4 win over the Wildcats and secured a 3rd place finish in the tournament. Congratulations, Eagles!


Buckley selected to All-District Choir

On Saturday, September 11, 2021, Riley Buckley (11th grade) auditioned and was selected to be part of the West Central All-District Choir. This choir will rehearse and give a performance on Saturday, October 9th at Oak Grove High School. The students who were selected will have the opportunity to audition for the Missouri All-State Choir on that day. Bravo, Eagle! Well done!

Meet Our New Staff

Ralph Martin, Principal

Mr. Martin is a graduate of Missouri State University in Springfield, MO where he earned a Bachelor's in Secondary Education. In 2020, he received his Masters in Educational Leadership from William Woods University. Mr. Martin has a combined 21 years experience as a classroom teacher, the last 14 years being spent at Tipton High School where he served as a Social Studies teacher and assistant varsity football coach. The last two years, he has coached Tipton's Scholar Bowl team. Mr. Martin is truly vested in rural education and the community support that drives those school districts.

He and his wife, Heather, have been married for 11 years. They have an eight-year-old son, William.

In his free time he enjoys playing catch with his son, fishing, going on day trips with his family, and watching Oklahoma Sooners football and KC Royals baseball. He is an avid coin collector (which he attributes to his love of history that he learned from his grandfather) and also collects sports cards and memorabilia.

Mr. Martin is looking forward to beginning the 2021/2022 school year and being a part of the Eagle Family!

Tessia Balke,
5th Grade Teacher & Softball Coach

Ms. Balke grew up in the small town of Cole Camp, MO. She attended Cole Camp High School and graduated in 2017 at the top of her class. She attended State Fair Community College to play softball and pursue a nursing degree. While working part-time in a daycare and preschool, Ms. Balke quickly learned that her heart is in teaching. In May of 2019, she graduated from SFCC with an AAT, Associate of Art in Teaching. She then transferred to the University of Central Missouri where Tessia earned a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education (1-6). She has future plans to receive her Masters Degree, but is going to take a year to find which direction she wants to take between Educational Leadership and Counseling.

She has one sibling, who is actually her twin sister. Growing up, her family spent a lot of their nights and weekends at the softball fields. She lives in Boonville with her fur baby, Chance. Ms. Balke is very excited to be a part of the Jamestown C-1 School District as the 5th grade teacher and Head Softball Coach and is looking forward to the 2021-22 school year!

Caleb Thomas

Caleb Thomas,
Health & K-12 PE
Jr. H & Varsity Boys Basketball Coach

Coach Thomas graduated from Cuba High School in 2011. He attended William Woods University to play baseball and study physical education. After 3 years there, he transferred to Lincoln University to continue playing baseball and finish his teaching degree. Coach Thomas is coming to Jamestown from Stover High School, where he spent 3 years working with the varsity boys basketball and baseball teams, as well as further developing their strength program.

Coach Thomas and his wife, Hanna, live in Holts Summit, MO with their 3 dogs. He is happy to be returning to Jamestown!