“Every time I look at the flag my heart skips a beat. The flag represents me, my family, and those who have lost their lives so we could be here today.” Powerful words from Melvin Morris, a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, who spoke to students at Jenks High School this afternoon about the importance of respecting the American flag. Morris was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army and received the distinguished honor because of his extraordinary heroism on September 17, 1969 in Chi Lang, Vietnam. We are so grateful for our veterans today, tomorrow, and forever. Thank you for your service. #VeteransDay
The first celebration of many today around the District honoring those who have served our country. This morning at @jenks_wi, students got to celebrate their family members who have fought for our freedoms with a breakfast and tour of the site. Thank you for your service, veterans! #veteransday
Seniors at @jenkshs got a glimpse into life after high school today during the PrepYou Senior Conference. Students got to hear from colleges about how to prepare for higher education, learned from seasoned professionals about how to grow a fulfilling career, and got to see first-hand that there are countless options for college and career once they step off the graduation stage in May. A BIG thank you to the @jpsfoundation_, @cfatulsahills, @okstatetulsa, Jill Donovan from @rusticcuff, and our community partners for providing our students with this amazing opportunity!
It began as a promise to a veteran. Sharon Felty vowed to teach her students about this great country. Now, in its 19th year, the @jenks_ee Home of the Brave Concert is more than red, white, and blue pageantry. It is a way for 4th grade students to experience American history and to offer a sincere thank you to all those who have served and sacrificed. As always, tonight's performance was outstanding. Take a look...
Today, lucky 2nd and 3rd graders got a sneak peak of the “Home of the Brave” concert performed by @jenks_ee 4th graders. But don’t worry…it’s not too late for you to enjoy this spectacular show honoring veterans. Join us tonight at 7 p.m. at the Jenks High School Performing Arts Center, you don’t want to miss it! 👏🏼🇺🇸🤩
She plans to serve her country in the US Army and he wants to become a hand or arm surgeon. Katie Hare and Zachary Magnuson are the @jenkshs Seniors of the Month for November! Get to know more about these two impressive Trojans on our stories!
Over 3,000 pounds of food and $4,037 collected for the Jenks Food Bank = a dodgeball tournament 😼👏🏼 The top four collecting clubs (@stucojenks, @jenksnhs, @shhjenks, and @_jhs_yearbook) competed against the top four collecting Advisory classes (Cole, Connelly, Lai, and Sloan). And the winner was @stucojenks!! 🏆 Congratulations and thank you to everyone who donated!!
When you have so much fun at school you want to bring your parents back with you! 😎 Tonight, students at @jenkswe were treated to a fun family event with authors Miranda and Baptiste Paul. Students and their guests got to enjoy a community fair with interactive and engaging activities, followed by a presentation from these talented authors! A big thank you to Miranda and Baptiste, our community partners, and the amazing volunteers who made this event possible! 📚👏🏼
On this Meet 'Em Monday the spotlight is on Amelia Stevens, English teacher at @jenkshs. According to Amelia, The best thing about being a teacher is impacting the lives of students for a long, long time. Well said. Get to know more about Amelia's inspiration, her favorite show, and more! Watch the rest of her interview on our stories!