Message from the Principal
MESSAGE TO STUDENTS AND PARENTS
Dear John Story Jenks School Parent/Guardian,
Welcome back to the 2013-2014 academic year! Many and diverse learning experiences are in
place for your children this year. Our goal is to challenge your children intellectually, grow
them socially, and guide them toward independent thinking and problem solving. As we strive to
promote healthy development in all aspects of each student's life, we also strive to develop a
student body of good character--students who make good choices and decisions resulting in
successful and healthy outcomes. We encourage students to demonstrate the best of them every
moment of everyday and to make positive contributions to the groups and organizations to
which they belong. We strive to instill within our student body a sense of personal pride as well
as collective pride and love of and for our school.
With the district working to stabilize, a national curriculum coming into focus, and a lackluster
budget, we will be faced with challenges of a new magnitude. Now, more than ever, we must
ask our parents to support our efforts and join a parent committee to give our children the best
that we have to offer. Please consider joining our Home and School Association, the Friends of
J.S. Jenks, the Jenks Beautification Committee, the Men of Jenks, or simply volunteer. We
The staff and I are excited to implement our school wide goals for the 2013-2014 academic year
and continue to offer diverse and exemplary programs, events and activities to be enjoyed by
our students and their families. Just like last year, look for an outline of this year’s events in
the Student/Parent Handbook distributed early September. Here you will find a calendar full of
tentative dates for all pre-planned events to assist you in planning your schedules.
I will continue to host our monthly Principal’s Coffee Hour.
I invite parents to join me to learn about up-coming events, what’s new, discuss
school programs and activities and share ideas over coffee and donuts
in the IMC.
We have a number of exciting changes to discuss—too many to list! So,
please plan to join us on our Back to School Nights. Once again, we
have planned 2 nights: September 19th (Grades 6-8) and September 26th
Thank you for your continuing cooperation, support, encouragement, and commitment to the
educational achievement and advancement of our students. I look forward to another
productive year serving at John Story Jenks School…where great minds come alive!
With warmest regards,