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Jenks Board of Education Continues Work to Improve Student Experience

By KAYLEY FORSHEY

The Jenks Public School Board of Education is comprised of community leaders dedicated to providing the community with the best education possible. Members work tirelessly with the state to ensure Jenks community values are upheld and the well-being of every child’s education is intact and prospering.

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Jenks Football Benefitting from Experience

By MIKE MOGUIN

Jenks is having a different start than it did in 2017, when it went 0-4 for the first time in nearly a half century.

Through their first four games in 2018, Jenks is 3-1.

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Little Library Unveiled

Jenks East Elementary celebrated the 75,000th Little Free Library unveiling on Thursday, Aug. 30. East Elementary was chosen after applying for Little Free Library’s Impact Library Program and once a month for one year, the organization will send a box of free books to East Elementary.

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Ian Corwin Leads Trojans Through Change, Adversity

By MIKE MOGUIN

By Mike Moguin
GTR Sports Writer

Ian Corwin joins a long list of quarterbacks who have engineered Jenks’ success over the past two decades.

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TTCU Presents $5,500 to Jenks Public Schools

Jenks Public School District was awarded $5,500 by TTCU as part of the TTCU School Pride program, which has donated over $1 million to schools in the Tulsa area over the past 11 years.

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Jenks Elementary Students Participate in Global Program

Jenks Elementary students are excited about their new classmates – who live 6,000 miles away in Winneba, Ghana, West Africa.

Jenks sisters Emily Copsey and Clara Brown plan to merge their classrooms across nations with a program called Global Read Aloud.

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Jenks Graduate Studies Diplomacy, Conflict Resolution

Victoria Crynes represented the U.S. in an international student ambassador program called the Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation in San Diego, California this summer. She and 24 other students from all over the world were accepted into the highly-competitive program to learn conflict resolution on the global scale.

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Two-Way Star Noah Hernandez Ready for Season

By MIKE MOGUIN

Ask Noah Hernandez what would best describe him as a running back and he makes it clear.

“Pretty hard-nosed. I usually don’t try to make any cuts. I like to just run through you,” he said, laughing.

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Keith Riggs Strives to Uphold Trimble’s Legacy

By MIKE MOGUIN

Jenks will be led by a new coach when it opens the 2018 football season. One thing for certain, fans won’t see anything new.

“Our offense and defense packages are designed to adjust with the strengths of our kids and we’ve certainly been successful over the years with them,” says Keith Riggs, who was hired in May to replace the legendary Allan Trimble, who retired one month earlier. “So, I don’t see the need to make too many changes there.”

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