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New School Year Brings Finished Projects to Jenks

By BLAKE AUSTYN

In August, Jenks Public Schools opened Northwest Elementary, the district’s first elementary school in 26 years, and its High School Dining Hall, both in time for the 2017-2018 school year.

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Getting to Know Jenks Schools’ Board of Education

By EMILY RAMSEY

The Jenks Public Schools Board of Education is responsible for establishing the policies under which the district operates. The board must act within the framework of state and federal laws and still be responsible to the needs of the Jenks community.

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Jenks Foundation’s Trojan 20 Honored

Trojan 20, sponsored by the Jenks Public Schools Foundation, has been selected as one of four winners of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence’s (OFE) 2017 Outstanding Program Awards for Local Education Foundations.

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Jenks Students Study at Renowned Arts Institute

Eight Jenks area students spent a portion of their summer attending the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain (OSAI), where they studied under nationally renowned faculty artists from across the U.S.

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Jenks Graduate Travels as U.S. Student Ambassador

Victoria Crynes, a 2014 Jenks High School graduate, has set her career sights on becoming a U.S. diplomat and is well on her way.

During the summer, Crynes traveled to Taiwan, representing the U.S. as a student ambassador in the Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance Summer Scholarship Program (TUSA). She spent two months at the National Cheng Kung University in Tainan, Taiwan, participating in an intensive Mandarin Chinese language course and engaging in numerous Taiwanese cultural activities, including Chinese painting, tea ceremony, calligraphy, Tai Chi, and educational seminars.

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Jenks Pom to Hold Fashion Show

Jenks Pom will hold its 19th annual Homecoming Fashion Show on Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Jenks High School Performing Arts Center. The show will highlight the latest fall fashions from local formalwear stores, modeled by Jenks administrators and Jenks High School seniors from academic clubs and athletic organizations.

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Jenks’ Budget Woes Continue

By MEAGAN COLLINS

Due to growing student enrollment and a shrinking state education budget, the Jenks school district is preparing for changes for the 2017-2018 school year.

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Preschoolers Observe Nature

Recently, preschoolers from The Goddard School, 11302 S. Elm St., in Jenks, engaged in a month-long study of earth sciences and sustainability. As part of their lesson and the school’s Root For Earth celebration, students adopted a family of caterpillars to observe their development stages from caterpillar to butterfly. Students, then, released the butterflies into the wild in order for the butterflies to help pollenate the area.

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Grand Champ Trojanaires

SHOW CHOIR: The Jenks Trojanaires were named 2017 FAME Show Choir Grand Champion in April. The group received awards for Best Vocals, Best Choreography and Best Show Design. Student James Taber was named Best Male Soloist, and Dante Thomas received Best Male Stage Presence.

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