Getting a Headstart: Northwest Elementary Students Build in STEM Lab

Getting a Headstart: Northwest Elementary Students Build in STEM Lab

By: Ben Brown The Jenks Northwest STEM lab is bustling with activity. In every corner of the room you can find discoveries being made and light bulbs going off in student’s heads. In one corner, there are students building interactive guitars from cardboard, coins, and circuits. At the opposite end of the room there are [...]

DUB For Sharks?!? Oklahoma Aquarium Raises Funds for Shark Research with First-Ever Valentine’s Dance: Wavy 80s

DUB For Sharks?!? Oklahoma Aquarium Raises Funds for Shark Research with First-Ever Valentine’s Dance: Wavy 80s

By: Grace Abraham Friday, February 14TH was Oklahoma Aquarium’s first-ever Valentine’s dance. Dancers at this 80s themed family event swayed along with Generation X music played by a live DJ while ticket proceeds went straight to fund their shark research. “We have the largest collection of bull sharks in the world,” Danielle Beck, Special Events [...]

Jenks Upcoming Bond

Jenks Upcoming Bond

By Izzy Pankey As we dive into the new year, Jenks Public Schools is working on the new 2020 bond and finding ways to improve our school system. This bond vote is set for Tuesday, February 11th, where the district is requesting 12.4 million dollars, and your vote matters. But, walking into that voting booth, [...]

Guide for New Students

Guide for New Students

By Elise Siebert Jenks High School can overwhelming — especially for new students. Imagine going to Jenks for the first time and trying to make your way around the huge campus. And then to make things worse, the buildings have confusing names like the “TAC,” “PEG,” and “The J.” Because of this, the Trojan Torch [...]

“Why wouldn’t we take the books to them?!”: Trojans Read The Way

“Why wouldn’t we take the books to them?!”: Trojans Read The Way

By: Lily Heritage Karen Workun is one of the teachers who helped organize and continues to be a major contributor to the new reading program, Trojans Read the Way, here at Jenks. You’ve probably heard about this program already, but what really is it?  Trojans Read the Way started with the idea that during the [...]

Fine Tuned: Dr. Faingold

Fine Tuned: Dr. Faingold

By: Andrea Rosa In August, Jenks High School welcomed Dr. Noam Faingold as the newest addition to the music department staff. Faingold filled the role of high school orchestra director after Carol Lehman occupied the role for nearly 20 years.  Faingold brings a new, creative approach to directing orchestra that students have not seen in [...]