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Jenks Teachers of the Year

AWESOME EDUCATORS: Congratulations to Jenks Public Schools’ 2017-2018 site Teachers of the Year! They are, from left, Rachel Hughes (Southeast Elementary), Mindy Miles (Alternative Center), Elle Fowler (West Intermediate), Ashley Mackey (East Intermediate), Jacqueline Novotny (West Elementary), Emily Stewart (Freshman Academy), Lynn Goodrich (Northwest Elementary), Amy Greenhaw (High School), Erica Housley (East Elementary) and Dana Stokes (Middle School).

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Teacher Receives Money

Arvest Bank recently awarded three Greater Tulsa area teachers as winners of Arvest’s We Love OK Teachers campaign, including Jenks Northwest Elementary’s Sarah Beyer.
Beyer received $500 for supplies to further the education of her students.

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Outstanding Administrator

CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION RECOGNIZED: Jenks East Elementary Principal Ryan Glaze holds his Flight Night Innovator Award for Outstanding Administrator, which he was awarded in September by the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance and Tulsa Flight Night. Glaze received the award due to the culture of creativity and imagination that he fosters at his school. With him, from left, and Xan Black, program director at Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance, Mandy Leemhuis, president of Tulsa Flight Night, and Rose Pixley, Jenks Public Schools director of teaching and learning.

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Preschool Offerings in South Jenks

WELCOMING VISITORS: Shayna Stubblefield, Kirk Crossing Preschool director, stands with Kirk Crossing Pastor Sean Farver at a recent open house for Kirk Crossing Preschool, which offers classes for children ages five and younger. The church’s preschool program expanded into Jenks last year. Kirk Crossing, 11420 S. James Ave., opened in Jenks in 2014 and is an extension of its Kirk of the Hills south Tulsa location at 4102 E. 61st St.

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New School Year Brings Finished Projects to Jenks


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


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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