Avery Graham, a third grade student at Burdine Elementary , was selected to lead the January Board meeting in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Avery, pictured above, was given a certificate of appreciation during the meeting by our newest Board member Patrick Sturgill.

JMS Basketball

The board spotlighted the 2022-2023 Jenkins Middle School Boys Basketball team during the January meeting. The board expressed their pride in the coaches and players efforts this year. The team had a successful season.


The cross country team was spotlighted at the October JIS BOE meeting. Coach Alisha Congleton introduced members of the team which finished 3rd in the region this season. Pictured above are Ayden Hayes, Kaiden Yonts, Andrew Ratliff, Matt Morris, & Chase McNeely. Emma Stewart qualified for state.


Burdine Elementary 4th grade student Zaiden Brock led the pledge at the October Jenkins Independent School Board of Education meeting.

Allison Anderson

Allison Anderson a Burdine Elementary student and member of the Jenkins Girl Scout Troop 7203 presented to the Jenkins Independent Board of Education at the September meeting. Allison proposed placing "Bullying Boxes" at the schools where students can anonymously report incidents of bullying .


Third grader Macy Hall led the September JIS BOE meeting is the Pledge of Allegiance. Picture here with a certificate presented by JIS board member Charlotte Mullins.


District Technology Coordinator, Doug Barnett and Digital Learning Coach, Brian Bentley were presented with the Stilwell Award for technology. This award is "For personal dedication and outstanding service in education technology for the teachers and children of the commonwealth".


At the August Board meeting the board honored everyone that volunteered at JMHS as it served as a distribution center for supplies immediately following the flood. Mike Dingus accepted on behalf of all that volunteered.


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.