What began as a goal at Jenks Middle School has suddenly turned into a dream realized for Jenks High School senior, Sarah Cameron. A National Merit Finalist and standout on the Jenks tennis team, Cameron has been accepted to every single Ivy League school. Although she can attend any of the eight prestigious institutions - Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, or Yale - Cameron says she has it narrowed . . .
The Jenks Public Schools' Board of Education has approved the change of the last day of school from June 1, 2017 to Thursday, May 25, 2017 . Because only one of five built-in inclement weather days was used, the last day of school for students in all grade levels is now Thursday, May 25, 2017 . Teachers will report for their final work day on Friday, May 26.
Voters in the Jenks Public School District approved two separate bond propositions totaling $10.4 million by a margin of 80 percent to 20 percent. Jenks' voters have now approved 53 of the past 54 bond issues for Jenks Public Schools. Bond dollars from the 2017 propositions will be used for the following purposes: District-wide Equipment Classroom furniture, science lab equipment, art equipment, musical . . .
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 . . .
Pursuant to Section 6 of HB 1017, students may progress in their educational endeavors by subject, course, and/or grade level based on mastery of the Oklahoma Academic Standards, not on time spent in classes, completion of assignments, or prerequisites. The student can successfully be moved ahead under Proficiency Based Promotion guidelines if they are able to demonstrate content knowledge, skills and application of learning in the . . .