Crystal Kayiza discovered her voice in a Jenks film class and is now a voice and an advocate for those who need it most. The 2011 JHS grad, and subject of this week’s “Where Are They Now? Wednesday” profile, is an Emmy award-winning filmmaker who has traded the small-town feel of Jenks to the fast pace and bright lights of New York City. Learn more about how Kayiza is using her interest in law and politics to affect a . . .
The Jenks Public Schools Child Nutrition Department is seeking part-time help! Positions are available now - 6 hours a day for 9 months with some paid benefits. For more information about joining the Child Nutrition team at JPS, call 918-299-4415 ext. 2306 or click the "Employment" tab at the top of this web page.
Four years ago Jenks Public Schools started an 1:1 Instructional Initiative. One of the vital components of the 1:1 Instructional Initiative is Canvas, our learning management system (LMS). Canvas is a powerful tool for students, teachers, and parents when all assignments are posted and recorded in this system. Last semester teachers in grades 5-12 started entering all assignments and grades in Canvas and pushing them to PowerSchool. . . .
Jenks West Elementary has been granted official designation as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering the Primary Years Programme. West Elementary is the first elementary school in Oklahoma to offer the IB Primary Years Programme, and is now the largest elementary school in North, Central, or South America to receive the prestigious IB designation. As of 2015, there are 1,266 schools in 106 countries offering the IB . . .
Jenks Public Schools is fortunate to employ some of the most talented, dedicated educators in the state. The 2016 JPS Site Teachers of the Year exemplify an incredible commitment to students and a passion for making a difference. Selected by their peers for their outstanding contributions to our students and our schools, the following individuals are to be commended and congratulated for being named Site Teachers of the Year! . . .
Students share their thoughts on what sets Jenks apart, their aspirations for the year, and most importantly, what it means to be a Trojan. How do you define a Jenks Trojan? Tell us what you think by using #beatrojan on Facebook (facebook.com/jenksps), Twitter (@jenksps), or Instagram (@jenksps).
For more than 100 years, Jenks Public Schools has provided students with a quality education in an environment known nationwide for high academic standards and innovation. Located just south of Tulsa, Jenks Public Schools now encompasses 39 square miles and serves more than 11,700 students at its nine school sites. It is the eleventh largest public school district in the state of Oklahoma and was recently recognized as the best district . . .