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Jenks Student Learns from Star

Kristin Chenoweth, a Tony and Emmy Award winning singer and actress, shared her years of experience and expertise with area high school and college fine arts students.

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Jenks High School First to Perform Tarzan

From Feb. 28-March 2, Jenks Vocal Music presented Tarzan the Musical. Jenks High School was the first high school group in Oklahoma granted permission from Disney to perform the musical from the original Edgar Rice Burroughs book, Disney movie and Broadway musical adaptation.

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Jenks Pom to Hold Annual Fashion Show

It is time for the 15th-Annual Jenks Pom Homecoming Fashion Show with this year’s theme “Once Upon a Time.”

The fundraiser will be held Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Jenks High School Performing Arts Center. Local merchants will have their latest fashion trends modeled by students from every academic club and athletic organization and by teachers and administration at the High School. Additional entertainment will be provided by the 8th grade, Freshman, Junior Varsity and Varsity Pom Squads. The Jenks High School Pom Booster Club is sponsoring this event.

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Teacher of the Year Shows Student Worth

Blake Connelly is Jenks Public Schools’ District Teacher of the Year. Connelly teaches senior AP English and British literature at the High School, and he sees his position as much more than helping students pass his class. That’s because Connelly considers English to be a tool to reach his students and to encourage deep thought.
“Literature pushes students to examine themselves, society and what they want to be,” he says.

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Jenks Teacher Happy to be at Freshman Academy

By EMILY RAMSEY

Ardmore-native Brian Shans has a lot to be happy about. He is the Freshman Academy’s Teacher of the Year. He is teaching in a school district that he is proud of. And he is teaching who and what he loves most.

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Musical Coming March 1-3

The award-winning vocal music group at Jenks High School will present “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” a Tony award-winning musical set in New York City in the roaring ‘20s.
A Broadway show choreographer traveled to Tulsa in December to work with the music students over Christmas break.

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Jenks Teacher Creates Close Bonds

By EMILY RAMSEY

Allie Lawson never wondered what she was going to be when she grew up. She had it figured out in second grade.

“I remember my second grade teacher: Ms. Bailey,” Lawson says. “In second grade, I said that I wanted to be a second grade teacher. I wanted to make people feel good the way Ms. Bailey did. It literally is what I always wanted to do.”

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Holiday Home Tour Helps Jenks Program

By EMILY RAMSEY

The Jenks Vocal Music program finally has a place to call home.
The new Jenks Vocal Music facility welcomed its first students at the beginning of the 2012-13 school year.

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Jenks Students Work to Stop the Spread of Malaria

More than 120 Jenks West Intermediate fifth and sixth grade, students have been working with the non-profit Kairos 10 to raise money to provide mosquito nets to villages in Ghana. To date, the students have “netted” nine villages, providing more than 630 mosquito nets to villagers to prevent the spread of malaria.

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