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Jenks Boys Soccer Program Hires Two New Coaches

Jenks Public Schools announced today that they have hired Eric Marshall as Head Coach and Brent Lollis as Associate Head Coach of the boys soccer program.

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Faith Guides Allan Trimble into the Future


Allan Trimble is best known for his football coaching legacy at Jenks, having led the Trojans to 13 state championships since taking over the reins in 1996.

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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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Jenks Pom to Hold Fashion Show

Jenks Pom will hold its 19th annual Homecoming Fashion Show on Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Jenks High School Performing Arts Center. The show will highlight the latest fall fashions from local formalwear stores, modeled by Jenks administrators and Jenks High School seniors from academic clubs and athletic organizations.

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Jenks’ Budget Woes Continue


Due to growing student enrollment and a shrinking state education budget, the Jenks school district is preparing for changes for the 2017-2018 school year.

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Student Supports Deployed Troops, Blue Star Mothers

Jenks high school student Katy Grider is working to make a difference for deployed American troops.

In the spring of last year, at the encouragement of her mother, Cristi, Katy Grider began searching for a community-focused activity in which she could volunteer her time.

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Jenks Athletes Celebrate Exciting Year


Several athletes at Jenks signed letters of intent to continue their respective sports in college.

Included among them were players in baseball, lacrosse, tennis, cross country/track and soccer. Two student-athletes will be traveling far away, one will be staying in town, and others will be going to neighboring states.

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Preschoolers Observe Nature

Recently, preschoolers from The Goddard School, 11302 S. Elm St., in Jenks, engaged in a month-long study of earth sciences and sustainability. As part of their lesson and the school’s Root For Earth celebration, students adopted a family of caterpillars to observe their development stages from caterpillar to butterfly. Students, then, released the butterflies into the wild in order for the butterflies to help pollenate the area.

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