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Little Library Unveiled

Jenks East Elementary celebrated the 75,000th Little Free Library unveiling on Thursday, Aug. 30. East Elementary was chosen after applying for Little Free Library’s Impact Library Program and once a month for one year, the organization will send a box of free books to East Elementary.

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TTCU Presents $5,500 to Jenks Public Schools

Jenks Public School District was awarded $5,500 by TTCU as part of the TTCU School Pride program, which has donated over $1 million to schools in the Tulsa area over the past 11 years.

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Jenks Elementary Students Participate in Global Program

Jenks Elementary students are excited about their new classmates – who live 6,000 miles away in Winneba, Ghana, West Africa.

Jenks sisters Emily Copsey and Clara Brown plan to merge their classrooms across nations with a program called Global Read Aloud.

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Jenks Graduate Studies Diplomacy, Conflict Resolution

Victoria Crynes represented the U.S. in an international student ambassador program called the Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation in San Diego, California this summer. She and 24 other students from all over the world were accepted into the highly-competitive program to learn conflict resolution on the global scale.

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Jenks Graduate Kaitlyn Faust Helps OU Canoe Team to Win Competition

Kaitlyn Faust, a Jenks native, can raise her paddle in victory after winning first place in the regional engineering design, knowledge and stamina competition with 19 concrete canoe teammates from the University of Oklahoma Gallogly College of Engineering. The Mid-Continent Regional Competition was held at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale through the American Society of Civil Engineers’ collegiate chapters. 

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Jenks Pom Homecoming Fashion Show is Sept. 11

With another successful year, Jenks Pom puts on their 20th Annual Pom Homecoming Fashion Show. This year’s theme is “Under the Stars.” This starry night event will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Jenks High School Performing Arts Center. 

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Coaching Changes Making the News

The Jenks Trojans will embark upon a new era beginning next year as new football and swimming coaches will take over the school’s respective programs.

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Jenks Graduate Serves with the U.S. Navy Half a World Away

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Robert Zahn

A Tulsa native and 2002 Jenks High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy with Commander, Task Force 70.

Chief Petty Officer Nicholas Heidingsfelder is a gunner’s mate serving with, Commander, Task Force 70, forward-deployed to Yokosuka, Japan.

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Jenks Students Named Academic All-State Winners

Jenks High School seniors Lanie McKinney and Ryan Zhu have been named 2018 Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence (OFE) Academic All-State winners. They are two of 100 winners, selected from 536 nominations throughout Oklahoma.
McKinney holds a 4.5 cumulative GPA. She received the State Superintendent’s Award for Arts Excellence and is a National Merit Semifinalist and was recognized as the October Senior of the Month for her academic and leadership achievements.
She is a founding member of the Lady Trojan Lacrosse team, All-Star member in 2016 and 2017, a math tutor at Mathnasium, served as the Choir Council Treasurer for 2017-2018, and has served as Class Treasurer for her sophomore, junior, and senior years.
Zhu’s cumulative GPA is 4.37. He is a National Merit Semifinalist, a Project Lead The Way graduate, and a Distinguished AP Scholar, and he is a member of National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta.

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