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Jenks Bond Vote Passes

On Feb. 13, Jenks patrons passed a $14 million bond package that will fund district growth and technology needs.

“The success of our students and our schools is directly tied to the support we receive from our community,” said Jenks Superintendent Dr. Stacey Butterfield. “Once again, our parents and patrons have demonstrated their commitment to helping us provide the very best learning environment for our students. As needs grow along with our enrollment, we are so grateful for all the people in our district who believe in our mission and vision for the future.”

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Tickets to Jenks High School's 'Hunchback of Notre Dame' Now on Sale

The Jenks Vocal Music Program will present The Hunchback of Notre Dame March 1-4 at the Jenks High School Performing Arts Center.

The Jenks production will be the Oklahoma premiere of the musical. Jenks Vocal Music is among the first groups in the country to be granted permission to stage this brand new musical adaptation of the classic Disney film and Victor Hugo novel.

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Jenks Names District Teacher of the Year

Amy Greenhaw of Jenks High School has been named the 2017-18 Jenks Public Schools District Teacher of the Year. Greenhaw is an instructor of Special Education English at Jenks High School.

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Students Get Bikes

NEW RIDES: In December, State Farm agents Justin and Michelle Carlton and Fred Isaacs, with City Cycles, posed with Sonia Delgado and Hunter Roark, two Jenks West Elementary third-grade students who both received a free bicycle as part of the Bikes for Kids program, recently created by Justin Carlton. This is the program’s second of four planned giveaways to Jenks West Elementary students. Winning students are chosen from a pool of applicants.

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Jenks Student Wins Outstanding Teen

Jenks lifer Georgia Matlack was recently named 2018 Miss Grand Lake’s Outstanding Teen.

Matlack will next compete for the state title at the Miss Oklahoma’s Outstanding Teen Pageant in June. Winners continue on to Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, which is the little sister to the Miss America Pageant.

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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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