Events
Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you to our Home and School Association, parent volunteers, teachers and staff for another wonderful thanksgiving feast, despite a few venue glitches.  Have a great Thanksgiving break everyone.
Get excited for 2016 Astronomy Night (4/22), Discovery Day and Fun Fest (4/23)!

Get excited for 2016 Astronomy Night (4/22), Discovery Day and Fun Fest (4/23)!

Our 3rd collaboration with the Franklin Institute! Join us for fun, community, amazing science, and great friends. April 22 – Astronomy Night at Jenks with the Franklin Institute, 7:30-10:30 pm April 23 – Discovery Day and Fun Fest, 11:00 am-3:00 pm    
Winter Concert, Thursday, January 21, 6:30 pm

Winter Concert, Thursday, January 21, 6:30 pm

All students are encouraged to attend and of course parents and family members will be the audience! Choirs for all grades, band, and orchestra will perform for the school community at 6:30 pm. Students: please wear white tops and black pants.
Chestnut Hill Holiday Happenings, 2015

Chestnut Hill Holiday Happenings, 2015

Come out on the hill for a couple of great Holiday events coming up: Chestnut Hill Community Holiday Parade, Saturday, December 12, 2015, from 9:00 am-10:00 am Stag and Doe Night with music from the J.S. Jenks Middle School Choir, Wednesday, December 9, 6:30 pm
Thanksgiving Feast: Friday, November 20, 2015

Thanksgiving Feast: Friday, November 20, 2015

The Jenks School is celebrating Thanksgiving in a big way! In the spirit of the season, we will hold our traditional Thanksgiving Feast. Throughout our regularly scheduled lunch periods, our students will celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday a week early with our Jenks School family. We are asking families to provide COOKED trimmings. We will also...
Only 10 Days until Harry Potter Day and Firebolt 5K!

Only 10 Days until Harry Potter Day and Firebolt 5K!

Countdown!!!!! Learn more about this amazing day of fun on the hill and on school grounds, transformed into the Jenks Academy of Witchcraft and Wizardry! We still need volunteers but we also need everyone to come out and have an amazing time! And if you haven’t signed up for the Firebolt 5k or the Nimbus walk, it’s...

Celebration of School Redesign Initiative, 5/21, 6:30 pm

J.S. Jenks is one of four schools to participate in the district’s School Redesign Initiative next year. Join us to celebrate this designation and honor as well as to find out more about the exciting changes ahead for the J.S. Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences.
Photos from our AMAZING Funfest and Discovery Day!

Photos from our AMAZING Funfest and Discovery Day!

We all had so much fun! Thanks for coming out to support J.S. Jenks and a HUGE thank you to the Franklin Institute for the amazing Discovery Day activities. I’ll add more captions and thank yous later!    
Funfest Bake Sale: bakers needed!

Funfest Bake Sale: bakers needed!

Ready to contribute baked goods to Funfest? Register your plans to bake something at Volunteer Spot. Then, please bring baked goods to Jenks at the end of the school day on Friday April 24 or between 9 and 10 on Saturday April 25. (If you don’t want to bake but still want to contribute, we...
Astronomy Night! Friday, April 24 at 7:30 pm

Astronomy Night! Friday, April 24 at 7:30 pm

From the Franklin Institute: What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the cosmos. No gear? No problem! We’ll have telescopes and binoculars onsite....
Funfest and Science Discovery Day April 25, 10am-3pm

Funfest and Science Discovery Day April 25, 10am-3pm

Join us for games, bouncy castles, raffles, food, and more on the J.S. Jenks playground with all the Franklin Institute Discovery Day activities as part of the Philadelphia Science Festival!  
The Crossing @ Jenks - Saturday, April 18, 2pm

The Crossing @ Jenks – Saturday, April 18, 2pm

Saturday April 18th, 2015 at 2PM Kile Smith/Ryan Eckes: May Day The culmination of our year long collaboration. The Crossing Choir and Jenks students together in a new work composed for the occasion by Kile Smith on a poem by Ryan Eckes; both artists have worked extensively with the students, sharing the process and developing...