Jamaica High School

Identify this place in Queens
Identify this place in Queens
News Queens Courier Staff 9/27/2013 at 9:14AM

Do you know where in Queens this photo was taken? Guess by commenting below! The answer will be revealed next Friday. Last week’s answer to “Identify this Place”: Jamaica High School

Old Jamaica High School now a landmark
Old Jamaica High School now a landmark
Southeast Maggie Hayes 7/02/2013 at 3:08PM

When the first Jamaica High School was built, residents and community leaders wanted the building to “express refinement, public spirit and taste of that community.” Now, centuries later, the site has been deemed a landmark. The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) named the 19th century, Dutch Revival building a landmark on Tuesday, June 25. The commission [...]

Star of Queens: Jackie Forrestal, Hillcrest Estates Civic Association
Star of Queens: Jackie Forrestal, Hillcrest Estates Civic Association
News Queens Courier Staff 7/01/2013 at 9:31AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Jackie Forrestal has been active in the Queens community for years. She is a board member of the Central Queens Historical Association. She also served on the St. Joseph’s Advisory Board until the facility closed in 2004. Forrestal is the corresponding secretary for the Hillcrest Estates Civic Association, while her husband Kevin is [...]

Dozens compete in Jamaica High School cardboard boat race
Dozens compete in Jamaica High School cardboard boat race
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 4/23/2013 at 3:59PM

Dozens of students sat in boats made of cardboard and duct tape and waited to sink or swim. Spaceships, pirate ships and even Pokemon were among 30 vessels trying their luck in Jamaica High School’s eighth annual cardboard boat race on April 19. “It’s not as easy as it looks,” said Saudia Hashally, a sophomore [...]

16 Queens schools face shutdown by state
16 Queens schools face shutdown by state
Education & Kids Billy Rennison 8/31/2012 at 10:45AM

After seven Queens high schools won a nearly yearlong battle with the city to remain open, the institutions — along with 10 other borough schools — find themselves on a state list of schools that need to shape up or shut down. New York state education officials unveiled a list of 123 schools in the [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 7/26/2012 at 6:32AM

EVENT of the DAY: Irish Music Concert in Sergeant Collins Park  Visit Sergeant Collins Park for a concert of Spirited Irish Music with a Global Twist. Admission free, all welcome. Jigs, reels and more. Catch the Celtic Spirit! Fiddle-guitar duo Cady Finlayson & Vita Tanga with Tim Alworth on percussion. [Click here for more info or submit your [...]

Parents and officials say DOE has turned back on Jamaica High School
Parents and officials say DOE has turned back on Jamaica High School
News Alexa Altman 12/06/2011 at 5:32PM

Even though the Department of Education’s (DOE) decision to close Jamaica High School was finalized in February, current students are still hoping for a quality education. Currently in the process of being phased out, Jamaica High School no longer accepts new students and is expected to close its doors for good in 2014. But while [...]