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Educator Emphasizes Critical Thinking

By EMILY RAMSEY

“We are building the next generation of teachers, politicians; students need to recognize what they’re passionate about, what’s important to them and what’s going to make the world more successful in the future,” says Brittany Hix, Jenks Public Schools’ 2016 District Teacher of the Year.

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Student Films Earn Awards

By EMILY RAMSEY

On March 21, six Jenks High School students were recognized by C-SPAN for their winning documentaries in the 2016 C-SPAN StudentCam competition, including sophomore Olivia Hurd who was named Grand Prize winner.

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Jenks Teacher of the Year Spotlight

By EMILY RAMSEY

This is the Jenks District Gazette’s second installment of Jenks Public Schools’ 2015-16 Teachers of the Year, with our spotlight this month on teachers Tricia Harsley, Allison Conch, Veronica Smith and Lori Bagby.

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Jenks Pom Sees Continued Success

By EMILY RAMSEY

“It’s amazing to see how this program has evolved and how well it’s doing,” says Shea Taber, second vice president with Jenks Pom Booster Club, regarding the success of the Jenks Pom program, which began in 1992.

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Jenks 2015-16 Teachers of the Year Spotlight

By EMILY RAMSEY

In the upcoming issues of the Jenks District Gazette, we will highlight Jenks Public Schools’ 2015-16 Teachers of the Year. In this first installment are Clifton Raphael, Kristi Foreman, Creed Archibald and Sherrie Swezey.

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Trojan Pride Performs at Tournament of Roses Parade

NATIONAL STAGE: The Jenks Trojan Pride performed at the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, on Jan. 1. Only 18 bands from across the United States, Guatemala, Japan and Mexico were selected to march in the parade. Please see a related article on page 30.

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School Bond Needed Amid Budget Cuts

By EMILY RAMSEY

On Feb. 9, Jenks school district residents will go to the polls to vote on an $11 million school bond issue.

At the Jenks Chamber of Commerce January luncheon, Jenks Superintendent Dr. Stacey Butterfield gave her State of the Schools address, speaking mainly about the district’s upcoming bond issue, recent and future budget cuts, and student enrollment numbers.

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Trojans Celebrate 4th Straight Championship

By MIKE MOGUIN

You never get tired of winning. Just ask the Jenks Trojans. Especially the senior class of 2016.

The program captured its fourth consecutive state championship after a 35-14 victory over Broken Arrow in the 6A-I title game on Dec. 4 at Chapman Stadium. It also marked a 13th title in 20 seasons, all in the tenure of head coach Allan Trimble, as well as a 16th gold ball overall.

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Assistant Principal Recognized

Jenks High School Assistant Principal David Beiler has been named the 2016 Oklahoma Assistant Principal of the Year by the Oklahoma Association of Secondary School Principals (OASSP).

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