Announcements for April 16, 2018

There will be a Key Club meeting for all members Tuesday (4/17/18) at 2:30pm in the Lecture Hall.

There will not be a Model UN meeting this week.

Auditions for the JHS Talent Show will take place on April 30th and May 1st after school in the choir room. The Talent Show will take place on May 9th. If you are a singer, instrumentalist, actor, juggler, comedian, magician, or otherwise quirky or creative person, come join the fun. You can sign up for an audition time outside the choir room. 

Junior/Senior Prom 2018 “Golden Gala” Tickets will go on sale the week of April 23rd. Cost is $35.00 per ticket.  Date request forms for non-Jamestown students are available in the main office and completed forms are due by April 26th! All school debts MUST be paid prior to purchasing a ticket. Location: Great Wolf Lodge, Saturday April 28th, 8:00pm-11:00pm

Announcements for April 13, 2018

There will be a Key Club meeting for all members Tuesday (4/17/18) at 2:30pm in the Lecture Hall.

Army Physical Fitness Challenge between Jamestown, Warhill and Lafayette High School. Free T-shirt and Sports bottle for participation.  Challenge yourself and show us who has the fittest High School. Location: WISC     Date April 13, 2018    Time: 3:00 – 5:oo   Admission:  Free    Events: Dodgeball, Rock Wall, Pacer, Push up competition.

Finn Hulse to Represent the United States at the International Philosophy Olympiad

The American Philosophy Olympiad is the Pre-College Philosophy Writing Contest of the USA connected to the world of international philosophy. The top two American writers win a trip to a different host country each year. In 2018 the two winners will be traveling to Bar, Montenegro to compete with national winners from more than 50 other countries. Mr. Finn Hulse will travel with the American team in May. The mission of both the APO and the International Philosophy Olympiad is for high school students to contribute to the development of critical, inquisitive, creative and international thinking. All students write a philosophy essay in response to one of four philosophical prompts or questions at the IPO during a four-hour timed writing in a language which is not their own! Finn will be writing in French. The four official languages of the IPO are English, French, German and Spanish. The other American winner, Mr. Parsa Modareszadeh from Texas, will be writing in Spanish.

Congratulations, Finn, on your academic accomplishment!

New Arrivals!

Draw, doodle, make, and have fun! There are no mistakes in this wild and wonderful world from doodle artist and illustrator Jon Burgerman. Packed with prompts for 101 unexpected art projects, It’s Great to Create offers artists of all ages loads of fun ways to get inspired and kick-start the creative process. From drawing with your eyes closed or doodling on your clothes to putting faces on your condiments or finding colors that rhyme, every page offers a new opportunity to embrace creativity and make something awesome. This unique volume—featuring a punch-out on the cover for creative play—invites readers to lower their artistic inhibitions and offers a glimpse into the mind of a truly original artist.

From the publisher.

New Arrivals!

New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld delivers a “stunning sci-fi spectacle” (A.V. Club) with his original graphic novel series, Spill Zone. A mysterious event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders, and claimed the lives of Addison’s parents. Desperate to provide for her mute sister, Addison wanders the zone confronting uncanny manifestations and dangerous entities in her struggle to survive.

From the publisher.

New Arrivals!

A story of valor and the making of a hero—Florent Groberg, who grew up in France, emigrated to the US, and was the first immigrant in forty years to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor after he saved many lives by tackling a suicide bomber in Afghanistan.

Florent “Flo” Groberg was born in 1983, in the suburbs of Paris. When he was in middle school, his family moved to the US, and Flo became a naturalized citizen in 2001. After attending the University of Maryland, he joined the Army in 2008 and deployed to Afghanistan in 2009. He deployed a second time in 2012. In August of that year, Flo was guarding a high-level US-Afghan delegation and noticed someone suspicious: a local man stumbling toward his patrol. Flo reacted quickly and ran to tackle the man—who was wearing a suicide vest—before he could reach the patrol. Four people died in the subsequent explosion, but many others were spared. Flo himself was badly wounded and spent the next three years undergoing surgeries at Walter Reed Medical Center. On November 12, 2015, Captain Groberg was given the nation’s highest military award, the Congressional Medal of Honor—the first immigrant to be so recognized…

From the publisher.

Announcements for April 12, 2018

There will be a Key Club meeting for all members Tuesday (4/17/18) at 2:30pm in the Lecture Hall.

April celebrates Month of the Military Child, emphasizing the important role military students play in the armed forces community.  The average military family moves three times more often than their civilian counterpart.  Wear purple on Friday to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices. Purple symbolizes the combined colors of all branches of the military.

Army Physical Fitness Challenge between Jamestown, Warhill and Lafayette High School. Free T-shirt and Sports bottle for participation.  Challenge yourself and show us who has the fittest High School. Location: WISC     Date April 13, 2018    Time: 3:00 – 5:oo   Admission:  Free    Events: Dodgeball, Rock Wall, Pacer, Push up competition.

New Arrivals!

 

New Arrivals!

A beautiful and evocative look at identity and creativity, The Gallery of Unfinished Girls is a stunning debut in magical realism. Perfect for fans of The Walls Around Us and Bone Gap.

Mercedes Moreno is an artist. At least, she thinks she could be, even though she hasn’t been able to paint anything worthwhile in the past year.

Her lack of inspiration might be because her abuela is in a coma. Or the fact that Mercedes is in love with her best friend, Victoria, but is too afraid to admit her true feelings.

Despite Mercedes’s creative block, art starts to show up in unexpected ways. A piano appears on her front lawn one morning, and a mysterious new neighbor invites Mercedes to paint with her at the Red Mangrove Estate.

At the Estate, Mercedes can create in ways she hasn’t ever before. But Mercedes can’t take anything out of the Estate, including her new-found clarity. Mercedes can’t live both lives forever, and ultimately she must choose between this perfect world of art and truth and a much messier reality.

From the publisher.

New Arrivals!

Serial only told part of the story…

In early 2000, Adnan Syed was convicted and sentenced to life plus thirty years for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, a high school senior in Baltimore, Maryland. Syed has maintained his innocence, and Rabia Chaudry, a family friend, has always believed him. By 2013, after almost all appeals had been exhausted, Rabia contacted Sarah Koenig, a producer at This American Life, in hopes of finding a journalist who could shed light on Adnan’s story. In 2014, Koenig’s investigation turned into Serial, a Peabody Award-winning podcast with more than 500 million international listeners

But Serial did not tell the whole story. In this compelling narrative, Rabia Chaudry presents new key evidence that she maintains dismantles the State’s case: a potential new suspect, forensics indicating Hae was killed and kept somewhere for almost half a day, and documentation withheld by the State that destroys the cell phone evidence — among many other points — and she shows how fans of Serial joined a crowd-sourced investigation into a case riddled with errors and strange twists. Adnan’s Story also shares Adnan’s life in prison, and weaves in his personal reflections, including never-before-seen letters. Chaudry, who is committed to exonerating Adnan, makes it clear that justice is yet to be achieved in this much examined case.

From the publisher.