REMINDER - Starting tomorrow, Monday, April 23 and continuing through the remainder of the school year, 15 minutes will be added to the start of the school day and 15 minutes will be added to the end of the school day. These changes will create the following start/end times: Intermediate – 7:30 am – 2:40 pm Elementary – 8:15 am – 3:25 pm Middle School/Freshman Academy/High School – 9:00 am – 4:10 pm *Pre-K – 7:50 am – 3:05 pm Buses will run 15 minutes earlier in the morning and 15 minutes later in the afternoon.
From learning Chinese to reading stories authored by our little Trojans, Dr. Stacey Butterfield loved visiting Jenks Southeast Elementary today! Thank you JSE for having us!
And the JPS Cinema Award goes to . . . Charlotte Suttee for Swinging on a Star! For her outstanding film, Charlotte was awarded $1000 from Justin Carlton State Farm. Congrats Charlotte on your achievement and thank you Justin Carlton for supporting Jenks Public Schools.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL IS MONDAY, JUNE 4. JPS' Board of Education approved adding 30 minutes to each school day beginning Monday, April 23, and adding two additional full days to the end of the instructional calendar. The last day of school is now Monday, June 4. Starting Monday, April 23 and continuing through the remainder of the school year, 15 minutes will be added to the start of the school day and 15 minutes will be added to the end of the school day. These changes will create the following start/end times: Intermediate – 7:30 am – 2:40 pm Elementary – 8:15 am – 3:25 pm Middle School/Freshman Academy/High School – 9:00 am – 4:10 pm *Pre-K – 7:50 am – 3:05 pm Buses will run 15 minutes earlier in the morning and 15 minutes later in the afternoon.
Hailey Welch and John W. Geary are the Jenks High School April Seniors of the Month! These students exemplify what it means to be a Trojan by excelling at citizenship, scholarship, service, dedication, and hard work.
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REMINDER - School is back in session on Monday, April 16.
TAP LINK IN BIO - Jenks football coach Allan Trimble officially announced his retirement yesterday. Watch the most successful high school football coach in Oklahoma history reflect on his incredible legacy. #ThankYouCoach
Jenks Public Schools is closed Friday, April 13, but all JPS school sites will be open on Monday, April 16, and classes will resume as normal. The Jenks Classroom Teachers Association announced Thursday it will end its teacher walkout in order for classes to resume at Jenks Public Schools on Monday, April 16. The District, in conjunction with JCTA, will continue to send small delegations – made up of teachers, administrators, and parents – to the Capitol to further the advocacy for public education. “Over the last two weeks, I have continually been impressed by the resolve and commitment of our teachers to rally for the cause of public education,” stated Michael Horn, President of JCTA. “By demonstrating with a unified voice and with the support of our entire Jenks community, it is truly remarkable what we have been able to accomplish. Millions of dollars in new funding has been secured for our students and although we have been successful in our efforts, the advocacy does not end today. We must continue to engage in conversations with our legislators, make our voices heard at the ballot box, and fight to give our students the very best educational opportunities.” “After a decade of repeated cuts to our schools, it was inspiring to see our teachers take up this cause and affect such historic change at the Capitol,” remarked Dr. Stacey Butterfield, Superintendent of Jenks Public Schools. “I appreciate the leadership of the JCTA and every single one of our teachers who participated in the effort to create a better future for our students. I also want to express my thanks to our parents and our community partners for standing with our teachers in this effort. More than ever before, I believe our people will become increasingly engaged in the legislative process. What our teachers have achieved can only be described as an overwhelming success.” The 10-day suspension of classes means the JPS instructional calendar must be altered to reflect a new end date. Parents and staff members will be made aware of the last day of school and potential changes to testing dates as soon as information is available.