Return to In-Person Schooling Leads to Teacher Resignation and Family and Medical Leave

Return to In-Person Schooling Leads to Teacher Resignation and Family and Medical Leave

By: Amelia Kimberling After Jenks announced its return to in-person schooling on September 3rd, family and medical leave requests were filed by teachers across the district. While some teachers scrambled to adjust lesson plans and organize their classrooms in a way that abided to the realm of pandemic, not everyone planned to return. It was [...]

Three JHS Musicians vs. One Pandemic: How They Utilized Their Musical Abilities in a Time of Change

Three JHS Musicians vs. One Pandemic: How They Utilized Their Musical Abilities in a Time of Change

By: Sophia Stunkard “My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.  For three of Jenks High School’s very own musicians, their way of demonstrating and expressing their musical abilities have been completely altered due to the effects of [...]

Brand New: Brook Lade

Brand New: Brook Lade

By Matty Mooney As the school year begins and students enter the classroom once more, new faces are not surprising. As much as Jenks loves to welcome new people and new teachers to our school, many feel overwhelmed, whether it's because of the crazy amount of students or the ever rampant COVID-19. However, they quickly [...]

Flames of Passion: One Girl and her Heart for Music

Flames of Passion: One Girl and her Heart for Music

By: Grace Abraham On Saturday, September 12, Reese Buchert was the girls representative for the Jenks Highschool Vocal Music Department in the Discovery Awards Reunion Show at the Tulsa PAC. @jenksvocal Reese Buchert performing at the Discovery Awards Show as the girls representative. The discovery awards show is a highly competitive annual event that every [...]

A Risk for Education: Transitioning Back to In Person Learning

A Risk for Education: Transitioning Back to In Person Learning

By: Mara Winters Coming back to school will always bring a lot of emotions. You may be feeling anxious, excited, or just nervous. All are natural, but coming back to school during a pandemic enhances those emotions for many students. Dealing with the stress that education brings in today’s times takes a different toll on [...]