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School Bond Vote: Feb. 10

On Feb. 10, Jenks residents will go to the polls regarding Jenks Public Schools’ 2015 bond proposal of $120,400,000.

“The passage of the bond issue will allow the district to continue the excellence for which Jenks Public Schools is known,” says school Superintendent Stacey Butterfield. “The support of patrons allows continued focus on integrating technology into instruction, safety of students, staff and visitors, and much needed classroom space at the elementary level.”

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Trojan Pride Marches to Greater Success


Scott Hillock, director of bands for Jenks Trojan Pride, estimates that it was about five years ago that students and school staff mutually decided to improve its marching band.

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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


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


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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