Designated a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education
Our Motto: "Together We Can!"
Mailing Address: 205 East B Street | Jenks, OK 74037
Physical Address: 10222 S.Yale | Tulsa, OK 74137
Office Phone: 918-299-4415 ext. 5800
Lindy Risenhoover | email@example.com | 918-299-4415 ext. 5801
Kim McDaniel | firstname.lastname@example.org | 918-299-4415 ext. 5803
Jenks Southeast Elementary
As one of four elementary schools within the district, Southeast aligns its vision statement to reflect the core beliefs of JPS when it states: The Jenks Southeast community is dedicated to the goal of preparing students for the future by developing a safe and secure learning environment which promotes positive self-esteem, respect for others, and recognition of the individual educational needs necessary to enable students to reach their fullest potential. Our motto, Together We Can, accurately expresses the spirit of the entire school.
Welcome to Jenks Southeast Elementary! We are excited to have you as a part of our community. We are located at the corner of 101st and Yale, Southeast serves the Jenks community that resides south of 101st and east of the Arkansas River within the schools assigned boundaries. Southeast has traditionally been an academically high-performing school. Students in all subgroups outperform their Oklahoma peers. While 10% of students qualify for gifted services, 24% of our students receive some form of special education services. While another 10% of students are English Language Learners. Follow Jenks Public Schools on Facebook: JPS Facebook Page
Jenks Southeast has a partial immersion program. Beginning in kindergarten, students have the opportunity to participate in the Chinese Immersion Program. The immersion program began in 2010 with one section in kindergarten and one section in first grade. Now the school offers two classes per grade level, Kindergarten through 4th grade. Presently, 220 students, representing 24% of the Southeast population, participate in the program.
The Southeast Elementary staff’s mission is to support, nurture, educate and grow the whole child while exemplifying the high standards of our district and patrons. In the classroom, teachers are committed to meeting the needs of every student by providing a variety of educational experiences. Teachers use data to drive instruction ensuring that every student has the opportunity to reach his or her fullest potential.
Southeast has won several awards and honors: National Blue Ribbon School 2014. Oklahoma Healthy and Fit Schools Award (4 years), and perfect API scores for 4 consecutive years. We were also the site chosen one year for the Naturalization Ceremony in which 30 people received citizenship.
The Southeast motto “Together we can” shines for all to see.
Respect, Responsibility, Courage, Compassion, Honesty, Teamwork, Self-discipline, and Perseverance are at the heart of what we do, teachers, staff, and students. These character traits are what we hope to instill in each child. Trojan of the Week is one way we recognize students that exhibit the month's spotlighted character trait. These students are nominated by JSE staff.
Jenks Southeast cares about our community. Service Projects are one way that we give back. Each grade level participates in a service project. Some of the organizations we have supported are W.A.G.S. a service dog organization, H.U.G.S. a project working with Family and Children’s Services, St. Francis Children’s Hospital, Jenks Food Bank, adopting families in need during the holidays, Christmas collection for Jenks families in need, Socks and Shoes for the students at Gilcrease Elementary and many more.
Jenks Southeast partners with Comfort Canines. Comfort Canines provide students the comfort and support that only a therapy dog can offer. Southeast is fortunate enough to have our very own therapy dog named Sam. Sam works with our school counselor Amy Berkinshaw in meeting the needs of all of our students.
“Jenks Community Education uses the school's resources to address the community's needs. Learning continues throughout life. Community Education creates opportunities for community members of all ages to learn new skills to improve their lives, to pursue new interests and to have fun. Community Education also provides our children with safe and nurturing places to go before and after school.” See the JPS website for more details.
Southeast Parent Involvement….
Southeast Elementary welcomes family and community partnerships. We believe that parents are not just spectators in their child’s education and social development but they are active participants and contributors. Southeast provides parents with the opportunities to support the classroom and school through a variety of ways. Our Parents and Teachers Association or PTA is vital part of our school community. Our PTA “fills the gap” in so many ways by supporting SE through its financial contributions, volunteer hours, and activities which support teaching and learning.
SE PTA has a Facebook (FB) page to keep you in the loop about what is going on at school. To find the Southeast page just search for Jenks Southeast Elementary in Facebook. JPS also has a district FB page that we invite you to join. JPS Facebook Page .
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Pre K Parent Meeting
Thursday, April 26
Chinese Immersion Parent Meeting for K Students March 8, 2018, Southeast Elementary Multipurpose Room
K Parent Meeting
May 8, 2018
Click here to download the 2013-2014 Southeast Elementary Student/Parent Handbook
The Professional Development Committee oversees the process of selecting outstanding teachers to represent the district as Teacher of the Year. In an effort to give these teachers more time to prepare for their interviews, the Interview Selection Committee recommended that the process begin early in the year; The process is described below.
1. Nominate teachers from your site. (With permission from the nominee, names will be placed on the ballot in step 2.)
2. Vote to select Site Teacher of the Year.
3. Site Teachers of the Year may choose whether to continue to compete to represent the district as Jenks Teacher of the Year by participating in a review and interview process. The interview committee is composed of volunteers from the following:
Teachers of the Year, elected in the past five (5) years and presently employed at JPS, other teachers to insure that each site is represented, one (1) school board member, and one (1) administrator.
Former Interview Selection Committee members say this is an enjoyable committee because they are provided the opportunity to meet and listen to outstanding teachers from throughout the district. Upon request, the District Teacher of the Year may use three "sub days" from district funds designated for "official school business" to prepare for the state portfolio and video. Site Teachers of the Year will be formally introduced to Board of Education members at a reception prior to the December Board meeting. In addition, all of the Site Teachers of the Year selected in step 2 are invited to attend the Employee Recognition Banquet in February. A complimentary ticket is provided each Site Teacher of the Year. The District Teacher of the Year will be announced at the banquet.
Southeast Teachers of the Year
1991- Karol Day
1992- Stacy Black
1993- Cathie Searcy
1994- Delores Mayfield
1995- Connie VanHarn
1996- Shannon McCoy -Jenks Public Schools Teacher of the Year
1997- Patty Wood
1998- Lori Hicks
1999- Susan Cronk
2000- Chiyaki Shans -Jenks Public Schools Teacher of the Year
2001- Cathie Searcy -Jenks Public Schools Teacher of the Year
2002- Jean Evans
2003- Chere Sammons
2004- Sondra Reeder
2005- Judy Hodge -Jenks Public Schools Teacher of the Year
2006- Susan Petreikis -Jenks Public Schools Teacher of the Year / State Finalist Oklahoma
2007- Vicky Parker
2008 - Lindy Risenhoover
2009 - Kim McDaniel
2010 - Abbie Andrus
2012- Marjorie Gooding
Awards and Honors of Staff
The Vision of Excellence award is given each year to employees of the district who: "demonstrate leadership on a consistent basis, demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement on a consistent basis, demonstrate commitment to customer focus on a consistent basis and demonstrate commitment to teamwork in supporting the vision, mission, and goals of the school district on a consistent basis."
This is the criteria listed on the letter of explanation. The award was the real basis for the creation of the Foundation, back in 1987. We wanted to recognize the excellent employees and support staff of JPS. Each year 10 certified and 4 classified employees are recipient of the VOE. District Teacher of the Year is automatically a winner. They each receive a cash award from the Foundation in addition to the recognition. Nominations are taken in April for the award, to be handed out in August.
Vision of Excellence
Karol Day 1994, Cathie Searcy 1994, 2002, Shannnon McCoy 1997,1998, Cindy Tissue 1997, Susan Cronk 2000, Chiyaki Shans 2001, Jean Evans 2003, Chere Sammons 2004, Carla Taber 2005, Judy Hodge 2006, Susan Petreikis 2006, 2007, Stephanie Crabb 2007, Lindy Risenhoover 2008, Abbie Andrus 2009, Kim McDaniel 2010, Amy Berkinshaw 2012, Meredith Andrews 2013
National Board Certification-
Meredith Andrews and Denise Burns