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Trojan Hunter Spankowski a Top Lineman

By MIKE MOGUIN

A highlight in the 2017 season for the Jenks Trojans has been senior offensive lineman Hunter Spankowski (6-2, 270), who received preseason attention as one of the area’s top linemen. With the fact that Jenks is accustomed to fast starts going into district play, Spankowski says that the slow start this season has been a test so far. 

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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

By BLAKE AUSTYN

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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Allan Trimble Stadium Dedicated in Honor of Great Coach and Leader

By MIKE MOGUIN

When Allan Trimble became the Jenks head football coach in 1996, he probably never imagined that Hunter-Dwelley Field would be renamed in his honor 21 years later.

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Getting to Know Jenks Schools’ Board of Education

By EMILY RAMSEY

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 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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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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