Attention any student who is interested in the Corps of Cadets at Virginia Tech- this Friday, a couple of former JHS students are hosting an informational Zoom session at 2:30 p.m. to share helpful information about the program. Please check the calendar online or reach out the Counseling Department for the Zoom link.”
Library holds are ready for pickup! If you placed a hold in Destiny for a library book, please stop by JHS and pick it up. The books in ziploc baggies with the student’s name on them on a car right inside the main door. If you need to pick up after school hours, let us know, and we can put them in a bin outside. Need a book to read over the Winter Break? Let us know, and we can get it to you! Email: or
JHS Theatre: LOTS of amazing things going on in the world of JHS Theatre.
Things are alive and well (and virtual) in the world of Jamestown Theatre. Mr. Stone’s challenge to the student leaders this year is to continue to tell stories and not be defeated by our circumstances. Afterall, communities of creators all over the world have continued to create—we’ve seen mural projects, virtual concerts, average people becoming in-home chefs, and people singing from balconies. Live, in-person theatre might be what we are used to, but it doesn’t have to be the only way to define theatre.
The students at Jamestown have risen to the challenge. There are at least 40 Jamestown Eagles devoting time outside of school hours to bring theatre & stories to each other and the community. This December we will present not one, but two weekends, of productions for you to enjoy and ponder.
Admission Admissions: A Night of Two One Act Plays—On December 4 & 5 at 7PM we will be presenting two looks at college admissions. First a comedy “13(or 14) Ways To Screw Up Your College Interview” by Ian McWethy and then our original, “award winning” VTA competition piece entitled “One” written by the students. This is the promised opportunity to see One for those of you who didn’t get to see it during the VTA conference. Both Admissions nights will have the same content as both are recorded—both nights have 13 Ways and One in that order.
The Holiday Cabaret—On December 11 & 12 at 7PM we will take a performative look through the calendar year. Through short plays, zoom plays, poetry, and music we will start in January and work our way through December highlighting things like New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Prom Season, Mother’s Day, Patriotic holidays, the first day of school, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Both Holiday Cabaret nights will have the same content, as both are recorded.
Both productions will be presented online through a secure online platform. Things like copyright, security, and the fact that theatre isn’t a free endeavor necessitate our sharing through a platform, not just YouTube. Tickets are available through our website https://onthestage.com/jamestowntheatre . There are two ticket levels $8 single tickets and $15 group/family tickets(people who will watch in the same place). When you purchase a ticket you will receive your unique code to access online.
Please share with friends and family. We want to show students that we appreciate and support their efforts to continue to contribute as artists. Presenting in the virtual realm also means that people everywhere can see what our students have to share. Please consider sharing.
Finally, we are also working on a podcasting project. Our Edgar Allan PoeCast is up and running with our first episode. You can access the free PoeCast at: https://youtu.be/rTD-agKERYc . Like and subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified of the latest episode. This project is another way to involve students and refine our skills as storytellers. Thank you so much for your support of Jamestown High School and arts in education.
WE NEED YOUR PHOTOS! The Jamestown yearbook staff is inviting you to submit photos for the 2020/2021 yearbook. Due to the challenges of this unconventional school year, we need to think outside of the box and need you to bring us your story. If you have great photos of school and community events or of students just having fun, send them our way! We would like to record the school’s 2020 experience as completely as possible. Please help us capture this historic year. Submit your photos online at cutt.ly/jamestownyearbook2020 Thank you for your help!