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Cover Art for the August 2016 Our Schools

August 2016 Our Schools

A new school year means a new look and a new, fully digital format for the Our Schools newsletter! Read all about how a small, but extremely talented group of employees is saving the District big bucks while leaving a lasting impression. Plus…get to know some of JPS’ new faces in the classroom, see how a pair of teachers from Jenks East Intermediate connected with students over the summer, and learn more about the exciting . . .

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Moriah Widener (above) is pictured addressing her students at Jenks West Intermediate.

West Intermediate Teacher Moriah Widener Selected for Presidential Award

In an announcement from the White House today, Jenks Public Schools’ teacher Moriah Widener was selected as a recipient of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Widener, a fifth-grade teacher at Jenks West Intermediate, is one of 213 award-winners from across the United States. She will receive $10,000 from the National Science Foundation to use at her discretion, and she is . . .

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Back-To-School and Important Dates

Click here for instructions for Continuing Enrollment and Directions on how to log-in to access online forms. Click here to view important dates (PDF)

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JPS officials join representatives from LDKerns Contractors, KSQ Design, Cyntergy, and Wallace Engineering to break ground on the new Central Campus Dining Hall which will be completed for the beginning of the 2017-18 school year.

Groundbreaking Signals Start of New Dining Hall Project

A groundbreaking ceremony signaled the start of construction for the new Central Campus Dining Hall, a year-long project for Jenks Public Schools, LDKerns Contractors, and architects from KSQ Design. Scheduled for completion in the summer of 2017, the 35,000 square-foot facility is designed to accommodate up to 1,300 students as well as new, state-of-the-art kitchen equipment and appliances. The building will feature an open, . . .

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Brittany Hix Named Finalist for OK Teacher of the Year

Jenks Public Schools’ teacher Brittany Hix was named one of 12 finalists for 2017 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year in an announcement by the Oklahoma State Department of Education. Hix, a 2008 Jenks graduate who attended Oklahoma Baptist University, has spent the last four years as a 6th grade language arts and social studies teacher at Jenks West Intermediate. “I was certainly surprised and honored to be named a . . .

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About Jenks Public Schools

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 . . .

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