Research done by the CCRC (Community College Research Center) shows that students who take college-level classes in high school have a higher rate of graduating from college than students who do not. When one receives a college education, he/she is automatically ahead of others who could not complete high school or college. Although it may demand money from those who take them, college classes are the best way for students in highschool to receive a good education, be successful in life, and get the jobs they want.
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The Eagle Talk
Jamestown C-1 School
College Classes During High School
The Eagle Talk is published monthly as part of the Media Studies class. Staff— Shyla Fairfax, Co-Editor, Joshua Martin, Co-Editor, Brooke Stone, and Kaitlin Tice. Any ideas and comments can be sent to email@example.com
By Joshua Martin
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) recorded that 15,000 public schools enroll their students in over 2 million college classes. About one-third of all 11th and 12th graders actually take those classes, as recorded for the 2018-2019 school year. Apart from obvious reasons, what are the uses for a college class?
Any college class is expected to be more difficult than a high school class, sometimes if you take a dual credit class you may not need to take an equivalent class in college. If you take English 110 (Dual-Credit English), it would go towards your English credits in college. Moreover to have those credits mean anything, you need to go to a college that would accept the credits. Another noteworthy fact is that taking a college class in high school is significantly cheaper. Some schools even have contracts with community colleges that allow them to offer college classes for free.
As one could expect, taking a Dual-Credit class would be considerably more difficult than a high school class. “College courses are very different from high school courses. In most cases, the work is more abstract, there is more of it, and the pace is faster. You will need to show initiative and self-discipline. Unless you take your class in the summer, you will need to work around your high school schedule—and keep up your grades” (Taking College Classes in High School).
Counselor’s Corner: Eagle Talk January 15, 2020
It has continued to be very busy in the counseling office coming back from Christmas break. I have been assisting students with scholarship applications, as well as continuing my elementary curriculum with grades K-5. We are getting into a busy part of the year for Seniors! If you need my assistance with scholarships, recommendation letters, or anything at all please stop by my office anytime and I would be happy to assist you!High School students, there are some important dates coming up that you need to keep in mind: February 13 at 8:30am is the ASVAB test mandatory for all Juniors, the Spring ACT is scheduled for February 25 at 8:15am in Ms. Marshall's room. I hope everyone is having a fantastic start to second semester!
January School Board Report
January 9, 2020
The Jamestown School Board of Education held a meeting on January 9, 2020, at 6:00 P.M. There were no awards or recognitions at the meeting since Christmas break was the week before. The principal report included the school enrollment to be 199, but the attendance has been affected by the flu and lower than normal. The superintendent reported that dual credit classes are going through State Fair Community College instead of Central Methodist University starting in the 2020-2021 school year. Mrs. Shane and Ms. Swim both presented their program evaluations to the board. Safety update: Doors are completed in the next few weeks. Discussions for the next remodeling phase next summer are being discussed. The grant for the ballfield lights is due by February 14, 2020; however, the final submission is due in April 2020. The board reviewed Board Policy 5241 discussing when practices can be held if the school has been canceled. The Christmas concert was rescheduled to January 16, 2020. Homecoming week is January 21st through January 24th. To this date, none of the missed snow days will need to be made up at this time. If we need them, the first one will be on March 23. Mrs. Ava Porter was elected and sworn into Jamestown's School Board. The next board meeting will be held on February 13, 2020.
Above are winners from Tuesday through Thursday: Cowboy Day Alexa Borgmeyer (1), Maddie Sedgwick (11), Taylor Baker (12), William Sumner (5); Decades Day Eloise Deraps (1), George Dawson (4), Kinleagh Monroe (8), Paige Shelton (10 and Celebrity DayTristan Schoenthal (4), Hayden Clay (4),
Braxton Turner (6), Riley Buckley (9). Below are Kindergarten, 1st grade and 4th grade.
By: Kaitlin Tice and Brooke Stone
Improved Lunch Menu
During the school year, in late October, a new head cook, Rhonda Goodnight, started working in the Jamestown cafeteria. Her idea of improving the kitchen is to make more food that is homemade and provide some delicious deserts for the students. Mrs. Goodnight also has a goal to get more students to eat school lunch. The cooks are also trying to improve the meals and they want the students to enjoy the food they serve. Mrs. Goodnight has offered home-cooked meals and desserts that the students enjoy. Jamestown is open to the suggestions for different kinds of food desired. The students and faculty are appreciative of the time and effort Mrs. Goodnight has taken to create different menus!
Homemade Goodies Handed Out in the Lunchroom!!
Homecoming Week at Jamestown C-1
JHS Class of 2020 Senior Spotlights
Joshua Caleb Martin
Birth Date: October 9, 2001
Parents: Barbara Fitzpatrick
What activities were you involved in high school?: Track & Field 10-12, Academic Team 9-12, Band 9-12, National Honor Society 11-12, Choir 9, FBLA 11
What is your favorite high school memory?: When Dalton set Coach Hirschvogel's screensaver to an astronaut sloth.
What are your future plans?: I will be attending the University of Central Missouri but am unsure of what my major will be
Advice for underclassmen: If you really want to feel successful in life, just do what you love. Except crime because that is not okie dokie.
Shyla Christine Fairfax
Birth Date: February 19, 2002
Parents: Thomas and Macandy Brown
What activities have you been involved in high school?: I have been in FFA 9-12, A+ 11-12, and National Honors Society 12
What is your favorite school memory?: Watching people try to walk down the ramp at Homecoming in high heels.
What are your future plans?: I plan on attending Missouri State University to study Psychology.
Advice for your underclassmen?: Save up your absent days for senior year.
Timothy Andrew Hodges
Birthdate: March 15, 2001
Who is your parent?: Matthew and Angie Hodges
What activities have you been involved with in high school?: Track 9, 11-12
What is your favorite school memory?: Building a picnic table in Ag.
What are your future plans?: Joining the work force.
Do you have any advice for your underclassmen?: Your GPA doesn't reflect who you are as a person. Balance is key.
Dalton Wayne Oerly
Birth Date: December 23, 2001
Parents: Barb and Stephen Oerly
What activities have you been involved with in high school?: Band 9-12, FFA 9-12, Baseball 9-12, Choir 12
What is your favorite school memory?: Keegan falling on a bus to a FFA contest. He was standing in the aisle and tried to jump over a bag and fell flat on his back
What are your future plans?: I'm not going to college.
Do you have any advice for your underclassmen?: Work is you new best friend. Life costs money.
3 JVB/VG/VB vs. New Franklin @5:00
4 Early Dismissal @ 12:35
10 JVB/VG/VB @Pilot Grove @ 5:00
11 VG/VB vs. Chamois @6:00 Homecoming _______________ Blue and White Day
17 No School Westran at home @ 6:00
18 VG/VB @Higbee @6:00
19 ACT for Juniors
25 Spring ACT
26 All Staff Meeting
28 FFA Breakfast State Fair Parent Mtg.
7 FFA Pitch and Chili Tournament
13 ASVAB _______________ Board Meeting @ 6:00
14 VG/VB @Calvary Lutheran @6:00 ________________ Valentine's Day Elementary Parties
15 Homecoming Dance Meal 4:00-7:00 Junior High 4:00-6:30 High School 7:00-10:00
20 VG/VB vs. Prarie Home @ 6:00 Sr. Night
22 District Basketball Tournament Start
Jamestown C-1 Public School
222 School Street
Jamestown, MO. 65046
CCAA Spelling Bee
Sophia Griffin (5th)
Geo Bee Jamestown School winners were:
1st place: Ty Dedrick (6th)
2nd place: Tate Duncan (7th)
3rd place: Rylee Hirschvogel (5th)