At the May Board meeting the members of the 4 X 400 Relay team were spotlighted. These track members won 1st place in the 1A Region 7 event. Pictured above from left to right are Mason "Mimi" Ballou, Emma Stewart, Hope Roark, and Alyssa Fields.

Wise Vocational

Mr. William Austin, principal of Wise County Vocational School, presented to the board at the May meetings. He discussed what the vocational school had to offer and highlighted 3 students that earned certifications this year. Pictured above is Brad Wyatt, Josh Wagner, & Noah Anderson.

Bryson Bradley

Bryson Bradley led the April board meeting in saying the Pledge of Allegiance. He was selected due to his hard work and academic improvement this school year. He was presented with a certificate of appreciation by JIS board member Charlotte Mullins.

Ian Hall

Ian Hall, 2nd grade student and son of Craig and Rebeka Hall, led the March board meeting in saying the Pledge of Allegiance. Ian was presented with a certificate of appreciation by JIS board member Charlotte Mullins.

Josh Wagner

Senior Josh Wagner was recognized at the March board meeting. Josh attends Wise County Vocational School. Josh completed in the Skills USA competition in carpentry and won first place. He was awarded a DeWalt saw. Josh also helped build 20 new picnic tables for our schools outdoor classrooms..

Eddie D

Band teacher Eddie Davis was recognized for the work he completed in the band room. He repainted the walls, built a stage, and created storage for the students. The mural he painted can be seen on the wall in this picture.


Alissa and Landon Walker led the February board of education meeting in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. They are the children of Chris and Tiffanie Walker and are students at Jenkins Elementary.

Staff Spotlight

Azure Wright, Taylor Newsome, and Jenna Riddle were recognized by Jenkins High School Principal Wendy Rutherford for going above and beyond for their students.

Shawn Champion

At the December Board of Education Meeting Jenkins Elementary School janitor Shawn Champion was spotlighted. This is Shawn's first year working at Jenkins and he is doing a great job. Shawn had been doing the work of two janitors for much of the first semester.

Rickie Hopkins

Rickie Hopkins, Director of Transportation, and her husband Mark were spotlighted by the JIS BOE at the December meeting. Earlier in the week both Mark and Rickie drove school busses to Western Kentucky to deliver donated water and other items.

Emily Whitaker

Fourth grader Emily Whitaker led the November Jenkins Independent Board of Education meeting in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Emily was selected as a representative of the elementary school due to her excellent achievement in school.

Cross Country 2021

Members of the Cross Country team attended the October board meeting to celebrate qualifying in the regionals for the state cross country championships.


Jaiden Perry, third grade student from Jenkins Elementary, led the JIS October board meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance. She was presented a certificate by board member Eileen Sanders.

August Pledge

Avery Robbins third grade student from Jenkins Elementary was honored at the August 24 Board Meeting. Avery was nominated by Mrs. Jewel Eldridge for his excellent work ethic and academic performance. Avery led the meeting in saying the Pledge of Allegiance.