Posts tagged "STEM"
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    
Afterschool activities 2015-2016 school year

Afterschool activities 2015-2016 school year

Form return date has been extended. Clubs will begin the week of November 30th, 2015. Print and complete the form to sign up for any of these great afterschool activities, clubs, and sports:     All times, dates, and instructors are subject to change. The Fall Session will start the week of November 30, 2015...

All of our DonorsChoose.org projects have been funded!!!

Thank you Korein Family Foundation! This is so amazing. Also a big thanks to our teachers and staff for their creativity, perseverance, and hope. I am so excited to make an unbelievable announcement. Thank you to the Korein Family Foundation who funded all nine… Posted by J.S. Jenks Elementary School (Chestnut Hill) on Tuesday, September 8,...
What is the School Redesign Initiative?

What is the School Redesign Initiative?

Program Highlights: IGNITE, Shared Classrooms, JAM and STEM Tracks To encourage students to seek to learn out of passion not requirement. They will be self-driven to discover, have a hunger to explore, and a confidence to take risks.

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!    
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!  
Thank you Chestnut Hill Rotary Club and District Rotary 7450!!!!

Thank you Chestnut Hill Rotary Club and District Rotary 7450!!!!

The most recent local entity to contribute to the school’s ongoing effort to better its educational programming, mainly its S.T.E.M. program – Jenks’ area of study dedicated to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – is the Chestnut Hill Rotary Club and District Rotary 7450. The Rotary Clubs, whose slogan is “Service above self,” raised $4,000...
Recyclebank Green Schools Program 2015

Recyclebank Green Schools Program 2015

    UPDATE! We raised $2473 which was 91% of our goal. Thanks so much to all who participated! It’s that time again…. Recyclebank time! Once again, J.S. Jenks is participating in Recyclebank’s Green Schools Program. We will be starting an ecosystem program consisting of greenhouses, aquaponics, and vermicomposting. Click on the link below to...

Afterschool enrichment by PCAT

As part of Jenks’ ever growing STEM effort, we have partnered with several organizations (more information to come) that will offer our students experiences that will stretch their imaginations and intellect. Students have received a form from the Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology (PCAT) offering after school programming for students K-8. Students in grades...

While you were on summer vacation….

I may have lapsed in my duties a bit as caretaker of the J.S. Jenks HSA website, but please let me make it up to you with some updates! A lot has happened this summer. #185718497 / gettyimages.com We have a new name! In order to reflect the schools expanding commitment to science, technology (STEM),...