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Stay tuned for the date of our next summer meeting with the HSA to discuss fall plans. Everyone is always welcome to join us, get involved, or just listen! Please contact for more information.
This month a Q+A with Jenks incoming principal, Corinne Scioli, was featured in the The Chestnut Hill Local. The feature discusses her past experiences, her present mindset and her hopes for the future. Welcome to Jenks, Principal Scioli (pronounced: Show-lee)!
Read the feature on Principal Scioli in the Local here.
On June 9th, Jenks faculty, staff, students, and their families gathered together in person to celebrate the Class of 2021 at the 8th Grade Closing Ceremonies.
Read about the event, view photos and see the list of award recipients here.
Before the school year ended, our 4th grade class enjoyed a visit from author Amy Ignatow. The virtual event was sponsored by the Friends of the Chestnut Hill Library and arranged by librarian Prather Egan with 4th grade teacher Ms. Mucerino. Some of Ms. Ignatow’s work include the series The Popularity Papers and The Mighty Odds and she is currently working on a picture book about the Symphony for a Broken Orchestra Project. It was a great event!


101 – Jalen Lumb

Kindergarten – Summer Tompkins, Cameron William

1st Grade – Liani Marquez, Caleb Brown

2nd Grade – Charlotte Witty, Jayden Hopson

3rd Grade – Aayla Hammond, Josiah White

4th Grade – Jacob Deaton, Mahasin Boglin

5th Grade – Bryce Ballard, Zion Ransom

315 – Jakai Peters

6th Grade – J’Nera Gray-Price, Amaya Thompson

7th Grade – Ahmad Shaw, Caiya Farris

8th Grade – Jadyn Dutton, Clarissa Lanzas

This recent article featured in the Chestnut Hill Local explains how the Jenks Playground has reached the end of its life expectancy and will need a complete renovation in the near future. If you are interested in helping to raise money and shape the direction of this renovation, please contact us at

Please consider making a contribution to capital fundraising campaign for the Jenks playground by visiting the GoFundMe donation page.

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THANK YOU to all those who donated their gently used school uniforms!
Please save-the-date for the uniform sale + social on Wednesday, August 11 (5-7pm).
We are always looking for interested parents, guardians, teachers, and community members to join our at-large board members. Please consider getting involved and helping to bring great programs and experiences to our students at Jenks!
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