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Jenks Principal Receives National Recognition

On Oct. 7, Jenks West Intermediate principal Michelle Sumner was honored as a 2016 National Distinguished Principal by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) at an awards banquet at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C., which was part of a two-day program. Sumner is among 58 elementary and middle school principals from across the nation and abroad who received the recognition.

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Construction on High School Dining Hall Begins

In July, Jenks Public Schools held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Jenks High School Central Campus Dining Hall.

Scheduled for completion in the summer of 2017, the 35,000-square-foot facility is designed to accommodate up to 1,300 students as well as feature state-of-the-art kitchen equipment and appliances. The building will feature an open floor plan while incorporating natural light, various seating options and a cantilever entrance.

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Jenks Students Study at Renowned Institute

Fourteen Jenks High School students spent a portion of their summer studying at the prestigious Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain (OSAI), June 11-26.

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Jenks Graduate Receives Fellowship

Tayler Brumble, a 2010 Jenks High School graduate, was recently awarded a National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. The NDSEG Fellowship is a highly competitive, portable fellowship that was awarded to 180 U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of 15 supported disciplines. On average, 10 percent of reviewed applicants are selected to receive awards each year.

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Jenks Pom Attend Camps, Prepare for Fashion Show

Jenks Pom competed at Universal Dance Association (UDA) camp June 11-14, at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center, with all teams qualifying for UDA National Competition, to be held in Orlando, Florida.

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Jenks High School Graduates Named All-Staters

The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence recently recognized five Jenks High School graduates as 2016 academic all-staters: Riley Bick, Thatcher Chonka, Chapman Howard, Hannah Ledford and Kaitlin Ragosta. These students were among 100 Oklahoma public school seniors to receive this recognition.

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Jenks Grad Receives OSU Awards

Jenks High School graduate and senior finance major at Oklahoma State University Brett Humphrey was the recipient of the 2016 Raymond D. Thomas Award during the 63rd annual Honors & Awards Banquet on March 31.

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Jenks East Elementary Holds STEM Week

In April, Jenks East Elementary partnered with the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance to provide unique, hands-on learning experiences for every student, grades Pre-K through fourth.

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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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