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Major Award for Jamestown Theater Teacher

Harvey Stone received the Theatre 2018 Coach of the Year from the Virginia Association of Forensic Theatre and Debate Coaches.  This is a huge honor and recognition of Mr. Stone’s incredible work.

CTE Teachers Receive Gold Star Teacher Awards

W!se announces the 2017-18 Gold Star Teacher Award! 556 teachers from 27 states earned this year’s Award. Pictured left to right: Sharon Green, Charlotte Stowers, and Robin Cornell. In addition to the teachers receiving the Gold Star Award, Jamestown High School also received the Blue Star School Award.

You Must Attend One Driver Safety Meeting With a Parent to Get License

State Mandated Parent/Teen Driver Safety Presentations

The WJCC Driver Education Department will host a series of three of these informative meetings to help facilitate varying parental schedules.  Attendance by a parent AND student to ONE of these meetings is MANDATORY.  This mandate was passed on to us by the Virginia Department of Education.  The purpose of this meeting is to reinforce vehicle safety considerations relative to teen drivers.  Our three high schools are driver licensing agents for the Commonwealth of Virginia empowered by the Virginia Department of Education.

There will be separate sign-in sheets for Warhill, Lafayette and Jamestown families on location at each of these presentations.   You do not need to attend a meeting at your home school, you may attend whichever is most convenient. Each presentation will run for approximately ninety minutes.  There will be opportunities for parental questions at the conclusion of the presentation.

Dates and Times of Presenations

  1. Thursday, October 11, 2018 6:00 pm Lafayette High School Lecture Hall
  2. Wednesday, November 14, 2018 6:00 pm Warhill High Auditorium
  3. Wednesday, December 12, 2018 6:00 pm Jamestown High Cafeteria

Parents and student need to bring their drivers licenses and learners permits and must sign in with their DMV customer identification number to validate their attendance.

National Merit Commended Students and Semifinalists

Congratulations to Jamestown’s 2019 Commended Students and our Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program!

Commended Students

Pictured from left to right:  (back row) David Bass and Finn Hulse (front row) James Kimbrough, Conor Sokolowsky, Jenny Park, David Bass, and Anna Sheriff

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2019 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2019 competition by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).


Pictured from left to right: (back row) Matthew Stumpf, Pierson Shamaiengar, and Aiden Francis (front row) Anna Song, Hope Stumpf, Zachary Stumpf, Joanna Stathopoulous, and Casey Schmidt.

Approximately 16,000 Semifinalists throughout the nation are being recognized for their
exceptional academic promise.These academically-talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in competition for approximately 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About half of the
Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.

All Three WJCC High Schools Named Blue Star Schools

To earn this coveted award, a school must have achieved an 80% passing rate on our Financial Literacy Certification Test and have EITHER a majority of students on a given grade level take the Test OR achieve a minimum average score of 85%.

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Jamestown High School Named 2018-2020 National PTA School of Exellence

The School Board congratulated two WJCC schools and their PTA organizations for being named 2018-20 National PTA Schools of Excellence. Schools receiving this distinction are known for their commitment to build strong family-school partnerships. The recognition is awarded when a PTA and school have achieved high levels of family engagement or when a PTA and school have made substantive, positive improvement in families’ perceptions by the end of the school year.

Pictured at Left: Jamestown Interim Principal Howard Townsend and PTSA President Laura Johnson accepted the recognition for Jamestown High.

Start Training Now for a Career in Law Enforcement

Topics Include:

  • Police training
  • Traffic stops
  • Patrol techniques
  • Firearms safety


  • Team building exercises
  • Patrol ride-along
  • Community service projects


  • Possess an interest in a career in law enforcement or community services
  • Be between 14 and 18 years of age
  • Be enrolled in high school
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Be in good physical/mental condition
  • Attend at least 1 meeting a month
  • Participate in a variety of assignments

Contact your School Resources Officer for more information.


Eagle Eyes Needed

If you see or hear about school code of conduct violations or criminal behavior, contact a School Administrator, School Security, your School Resource Officer your Guidance Counselor or another trusted adult.