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District News

Gear-Up Week 2017 Gear-Up Week

National GEAR UP Week was September 18th – 22nd.

Burdine Elementary and Jenkins Middle High School participated in numerous activities to celebrate National GEAR UP Week.


2017-2018 Student Handbook Now Online

The 2017-2018 Jenkins Student Handbook has been posted. 

Superintendent Mike Genton Welcome Message from Superintendent Genton

Welcome Back Cavs!!!

2017-2018 School Year Calendar Posted

The Jenkins Independent 2017-2018 school year calendar has been posted. 

cavs Boosters/Red Book Training for Parents (RESCHEDULED)

Boosters/Red Book Training for Parents on Tuesday, August 1st, starting at 5:00PM in the library.

Technology Resource Teacher Position Created by JIS Board

The Jenkins Ind. Board of Education voted unanimously to create a new teaching position to address distance learning. 

UNITE Shoot Hoops Camp Schedule and Locations

UNITE Shoot Hoops Not Drugs Basketball Camp

  • FREE regional basketball skills camp conducted by former University of Kentucky four-time All-SEC Academic Team member Jarrod Polson
  • All school-age youth invited to participate
  • All youth receive free T-shirt and basketball
  • Water and food break provided
  • Participants entered into a drawing for 2 basketball goals to be given away at the conclusion of each camp
Summer Feeding

The Jenkins Independent School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

Preschool, Headstart, Kindergarten Registration

Jenkins Independent School in collaboration with Jenkins LKLP Headstart will hold registration on April 11, 2017 from 3-5 pm.  Registration will be for next year’s preschool, Headstart and Kindergarten age children.  Registration will be held at Jenkins Elementary School. The Letcher County Health Department will be available for pre-enrollment physicals. For more information, you may contact principal Stacy Collier at Jenkins Elementary School by calling (606) 832-2711 or contact the Jenkins LKLP Headstart at (606) 832-4012. We hope to see you there!

Customer Satisfaction Survey

Our goal at Jenkins Independent School is to offer the best education and customer service possible.  Please complete the community satisfaction survey at the link below.  We value your feedback and will use it to help us improve so we can better serve our students and parents.  All responses are completely anonymous.

KSBA Banner for 2017 JMHS Art Class Creates Banner for KSBA Conference

The Jenkins Middle High School art class created a banner for this year's annual Kentucky School Board Association conference in Louisville, Kentucky.

Jenkins Independent Cafeteria Staff Jenkins Board of Education Spotlights Jenkins Cafeteria Staff

The Jenkins Board of Education recognized the Burdine Elementary and Jenkins Middle High cafeteria staff at the January 23rd Board Meeting. 

Public Forum

The Jenkins Independent School District will hold a public forum to discuss Nutrition and Physical Activity within the school district on Monday, January 23, 2017 at  5:00 pm,  at the Jenkins Middle High School, 269 Hwy 3086, Jenkins, KY 41537. For more information, contact Susan Baker, Food Service Director, 606-832-2182, susan.baker@jenkins.kyschools.us.

Knovation Jenkins Independent School District Honored as 2016 Top School District Using Classroom-Ready OER

     Jenkins Independent School District has earned a Digital Learning Award for using classroom-ready, aligned OER as they continue their commitment to engaged, personalized learning for every student.

     Presented by Knovation, the Digital Learning Awards Program recognizes the top 100 school districts who use the organization's applications to implement digital resources that are vetted, aligned and learning-ready for teachers and students.  Schools nationwide use Knovation’s applications to deliver more than 360,000 resources organized by grade level, content type, readability, subject and educational theme for use in the classroom and at home.

Durward Narramore Honored Board of Education Honors Durward Narramore

Former Board Chairman Durward Narramore's family was presented with a plaque honoring his years of service to the Jenkins Independent School District.

Brian with Check United Way Joins Jenkins Independent Personalized Learning Initiative

Jenkins Independent was presented with a $3000.00 check from United Way to purchase technology to support the Summit Personal Learning Platform.

Summit Meeting University of Kentucky Professors visit Jenkins Independent

Abbie Combs from KVEC, and Doctors Lu Young and Linda France came to Jenkins to observe the Summit Learning Platform.  

Comprehensive District Improvement Plan Posted

Jenkins Independent is soliciting community input for the 2016-2017 Comprehensive District Improvement Plan.

Notice of Vacant Jenkins Independent Board of Education Seats


The Kentucky Commissioner of Education is seeking applicants to be considered for appointment to the Jenkins Independent Board of Education.  You are invited to nominate yourself or someone you know who is qualified to serve on the Jenkins Independent Board of Education representing the district at large.

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Go H2O Project

Jenkins Independent School District is partnering with the Go H2O project.