Haylee Thacker

Haylee Thacker led the Jenkins Board of Education meeting with the pledge of allegiance. Haylee was recognized for her outstanding performance in her 5th grade year this year. She was an excellent student and participated in many extra curricular activities.

Fire Dept - Baseball

Jenkins Fire Department Chief Rick Corbett and Bucky Damron were highlighted at the June BOE meeting for their help with the baseball team this season. The JISFD provided the team with the equipment to have concessions. Baseball Coach Jeremy Bell presented the Fire Department with a check for $400.

Kimber Big Trophy

Superintendent Damian Johnson presented Kimber Collins with a trophy for winning the 2021 National Archery Championship in the Elementary Girls Division. Kimber placed 1st out of 1,549 elementary girls that competed nationwide.


Leslie Burke and Cathy Rose were presented with awards for their service to Jenkins Independent School for many years. Mrs. Burke worked for the district for 30 years. Ms. Rose taught at Jenkins for her 27 year career. Congratulations to these two great educators. Enjoy your retirement!


Damon Church led the Board of Education in saying the Pledge of Allegiance during the April meeting. Damon is a 5th grade student at Burdine Elementary and plays middle school baseball. His principal and teachers say he is always eager to work and participate enthusiastically in class.


Ashley Addington was recognized at the April Board meeting for her work as Athletic Director. Mr. Johnson commended her on doing an excellent job under extreme circumstances due to COVID guidelines and restrictions.


Brandie Tackett was awarded a certificate of recognition at the April Board of Education meeting. Brandie is a special education teacher at Burdine Elementary school. Her principal Mrs. Amanda Anderson says the Brandie went above and beyond during the pandemic & especially during virtual learning.

Elementary Academic Team

At the March Board of Education meeting the elementary academic team was recognized for their accomplishments during this year's season. Kourtlyn Bell finished 1st place Regional: Arts and Humanities. Team members: Haylee Thacker, Brady Swindall, Kennedy Bell, Kourtlyn Bell, Landon Thacker


The Board of Education recognized the archery team for their accomplishments during this year's season. Kimber Collins finished 9th in the state competition and will be competing in nationals soon.

March Pledge

Sisters, Shelbi Jackson 3rd grade and Violet Jackson 2nd grade, were chosen to lead the Board of Education Meeting in saying the pledge at the March board meeting. They were chosen by their teachers for their hard work and dedication during virtual and in-person instruction throughout the year.

Anderson Kids

Allison & Christopher Anderson were recognized by the Jenkins Board of Education at the February meeting. Allison & Christopher were given certificates and help open the meeting by leading everyone in saying the Pledge of Allegiance. They are the children of Chris and Debbie Anderson.

Food Service Staff

The BOE highlighted the Food Service staff at the February meeting. During the pandemic, March 2020 - Jan 2021 there has been 68,942 breakfast and 70,319 lunch meals served.


Custodians were recognized for their efforts during this school year. Custodians not only sanitized the building and keep them clean but they also retiled the band room, library, parts of the hallway out side the gym, and painted the entire gym. They also refloored the bathrooms for the preschool.

Bus Drivers

The bus drivers were recognized for their efforts during this school year as well.

Storm Reader

Third grade student Livia Storm Reader led the December Jenkins Independent Board of Education meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance. Storm was nominated by her teachers to represent the school because of her excellent work with studies during virtual learning this school year.

Teacher December

Mrs. Taylor Newsome was given the Cavalier Star Excellence in Education Award for outstanding work in her virtual instruction this school year. Mrs. Newsome teaches 6-9 English/Language Arts and is the school librarian.

December Band

The Jenkins BOE spotlighted Arissa Mullins, Kaleigh Cook, Kenneth Sexton, Hannah Robbins, Jacob Kelly, & Baleigh Roberts for their placement in KMEA All-District Senior Honor Band at the December meeting.


Congratulations to Makala Stambaugh, winner of an All A scholarship for 2020-2021! Makala has won $1,000.00 to use at the college of her choice. Makala is the daughter of Victor and Melinda Jones and the late Warren Stambaugh of Jenkins


Fourth grade student Xavier Robinson led the October Jenkins Independent Board of Education meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance. Xavier has demonstrated an excellent work ethic and participation with his studies during virtual learning this school year.

Kayla Justus

Ms. Kayla Justus was given the Cavalier Star Excellence in Education Award for her outstanding work in her virtual Kindergarten classes this school year.