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Jenks Students Present ‘Wizard of Oz’ in March

March 2-5, the Jenks Vocal Music Program will present The Wizard of Oz at the Performing Arts Center on the campus of Jenks High School. Tickets are on sale now and available to the public at

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Pride Competes in Renegade Review

REGIONAL COMPETITION: In October, the Trojan Pride participated in the 34th Annual Renegade Review Marching Band Championship at Union High School, where it won third place. The event featured marching bands from both Oklahoma and surrounding states. The Pride also competed in the Owasso Invitational in September, placing fourth.

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Teacher’s Actions Save Student

EMSA recently awarded High School Food Prep and Nutrition teacher Marla Cole with its “Everyday Hero” award for her quick actions in the classroom when student Cameron Edwards suffered a potentially life-threatening injury. While Edwards was trying to cut a zip-tie, the knife she was using slipped and went into her arm. Cole acted quickly to apply pressure and call for help. Doctors burned Edwards’ artery back together, and she received 39 stitches. Additional teachers, staff and students who helped during the situation were also honored during the award ceremony.

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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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