Welcome to Jenks West Elementary, an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering the Primary Years Programme. We are excited about working with you and your child this year!
Our Campus…Our campus is comprised of four classroom buildings. Building B houses our developmental three-year-old class, pre-kindergarten (PK) classes, and a multiage pre-kindergarten and kindergarten class. We also have an intergenerational PK/K multiage class at Grace Skilled Nursing and Therapy located at 711 N. 5th Street in Jenks. After PK, students are assigned to Buildings A or D for kindergarten. Following kindergarten, students will either remain in Buildings A or D or move to Building F for first through fourth grade. Building F is located across the street from the primary campus.
Our Classrooms...Teachers invest time in building relationships and community among students by emphasizing the Learner Profile. In preparation for the beginning of school, you may notice blank walls and bulletin board space. Teachers are purposeful about leaving areas for students to display their questions, thinking, work and understanding as the teaching units progress.
Our Communication…Your child’s teacher will be communicating using email, Canvas, and Seesaw. Principals share monthly communication through email and Canvas and periodically use our phone messaging system. You can access school-wide information/flyers through Peachjar. Please follow our Jenks West Elementary Facebook Page and the district JPS Facebook Page for information and events.
Our Parent Involvement…We value our family and community partnerships! We extend many opportunities to be involved in our school. We have an active Parent Teacher Action Group (PTAG) that initiates projects, plans for fundraisers, and supports volunteer needs in our school. Opportunities for volunteering and special events will be shared out on our Jenks West Elementary Facebook Page and in our Monthly Principal Newsletters. Classroom teachers welcome volunteers to be involved in classrooms on a daily, weekly, and/or as-needed basis. Appointments to volunteer can be made through your child’s teacher.
Our Teaching and Learning...Our staff and students seek opportunities to take action in our school, community, and world. We are committed to developing the whole child and strive for lifelong learning. We value inquiry and concept-based learning using the Jenks Public Schools Curricula Standards organized within the IB’s transdisciplinary themes (outlined below). Each year, your child will experience the same themes emphasizing different concepts and growing levels of sophistication.
Looking forward to a great year!
Amanda Moore, Site Principal
Carla Pugh, Building A Principal
Courtney Pruner, Building B/Grace Principal
Ashley Rubey, Building D Principal
Tiffany McCracken, Building F Principal