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Upcoming Events

May 04, 2015

The Arkansa River Authority Meets on the first and third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. (when there is business to conduct). 

May 04, 2015

Jenks Industrial Authority meets on the first and third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. (when there is business to conduct). 

 

May 04, 2015

City Council and the Jenks Public Works Authority meets on the first and third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.*

*Dates may change due to the holidays and City Council Chamber room use.


Location of Meetings

All Meetings will be conducted at Jenks City Hall, 211 North Elm, unless otherwise indicated in the official agenda meeting notice. To determine specific room locations, consult the official agenda meeting notice posted in the lobby of City Hall. Meeting notices and agendas also may be found on the City's website at jenks.com. All City Council meetings, related entities of the CIty, and the Municipal Court are scheduled in the City Council Chambers on the first floor of City Hall. 

May 05, 2015

Technical Advisory Committee meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. (when there are plans to review).

Neighborhood Watch

The Jenks Police Department is currently engaged in developing Neighborhood Watch organizations to help curb the occurrence of crime thorughout the city of Jenks. The program consists of forming a group within, usually housing additions, that are trained to be aware of conditions that may be indicative of crimes in progress and the proper way to work together as a group to document and alert the police of suspicious activity. The program attempts to help residents take measures to make their homes less attractive to criminals. 

For information on forming a Neighborhood Watch or Business Watch:
Community Police Officer, Paul Rinkel
Jenks Police Department 
211 North Elm
Jenks, OK

Phone: (918) 299-6311

Hours of operation: Monday–Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Business Watch:
Business Watch is a program that the Jenks Police Department is developing to assist businesses in detecting crimes in progress and deterring crime. The program will emphasize measures that can be taken by individual businesses to help make them more crime resistant and guide them in what to do if they become a victim of crime. 

Public Transportation

Tulsa Transit bus service is available throughout the City of Tulsa and extends into Jenks, Sand Springs and Broken Arrow.

Service to Jenks is within the original townsite, north of the Creek Turnpike. Jenks northbound service terminates at the Main Station which is located downtown Tulsa at 319 South Denver. Southbound service returns to Jenks. 

For trip planning assistance, call Tulsa Transit Customer Service at (918) 582-2100

To view the current bus schedule and transit map, please click HERE.

 

News and Media

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Apr 02, 2015

Jenks planetarium offers students a look at the big picture

JENKS — “You are the sun.”

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Congratulations to Mayor Kelly Dunkerley and Vice Mayor Mike Sharp

Apr 21, 2015

on being  elected from among their fellow councilors as Mayor and Vice Mayor during the City Council meeting on April 20th.  Every two years City Council elects its new officers (Mayor and Vice Mayor) after the latest municipal election for city councilors.  Counc

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Congratulations to Bo Summers Councilman-elect

Apr 08, 2015

    Congratulations to Councilman-elect Bo Summers and a community "Thank you" to out-going Councilwoman Sally Bisel. She has served on City Council since 2002.

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City Council Ward I Elections will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Apr 02, 2015

  

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A visit from James Jenks, great great grandson of city founder.

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Nov 07, 2014

  

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Exploring the Arts with Jim Stovall Nov. 6th

Oct 30, 2014

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Art on Main

Sep 16, 2014

Are you an artist? Do you know an artist who would like to participate in an award-winning art show right here in Jenks? The Jenks Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for Art on Main, which will be Oct. 11 this year.

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State of the City Address - Mayor Lonnie Sims

Sep 02, 2014

  Luncheon to feature State of the City address.

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Top Stories

Apr 02, 2015

Jenks planetarium offers students a look at the big picture

JENKS — “You are the sun.”

So said Dan Zielinski to a group of high school students during their recent visit to the Jenks Planetarium. Zielinski, director of the planetarium, was leading the environmental science class through a lesson about the seasons.

The planetarium, which opened about four years ago in Jenks Public Schools’ new Math and Science Center, is used to teach a variety of subjects, ranging from physics to art history.

“The No. 1 thing planetariums are so great at is perspective,” Zielinski said.

Such as the ability to view Earth as though you were the sun.

As students watched, the Earth made a complete orbit around them on the planetarium’s dome. They were able to better understand how its orbit and tilt determined which areas received more light and heat.

“If you are the heat source, what portion of that planet right now are you focusing on?” Zielinski asked the students as Earth was directly in front of them.

“The top, right? Because you can see much more of it. So that makes it summer in the Northern Hemisphere but winter in the Southern Hemisphere.”

The lessons don’t stop there. Zielinski said having the dome as the instructional area expands what teachers can show their students.

“When you’re in the classroom, you have the chalkboard, that’s your instructional area,” he said. “It’s limited. But when you can actually draw 360 degrees around you and 180 degrees above you, it opens up so many options.”

It means biology classes can see a cell in three dimensions. It means a physics class can “ride” a three-dimensional roller coaster.

The Jenks facility is one of six planetariums testing out a beta version of a program called Sci-Touch, which allows people to use a remote control to operate the dome.

“It basically turns the dome into a Smart Board,” Zielinski said. “Everything is now controlled from the front of the room — I’m no longer stuck behind the computer.”

Debbie Burchfield, Jenks assistant superintendent for student services, said 15,000 to 20,000 people per year get the opportunity to experience the planetarium.

“Every student in first, fifth and eighth grades in Jenks Public Schools visits the planetarium one or two times per school year, depending upon the standard and objectives being studied in that particular grade level science curriculum,” Burchfield said. “In addition, other curricular requests are considered and honored whenever possible.”

Burchfield estimates that about 4,500 Jenks students — including about 2,000 high school students — visit the planetarium each year.

Non-Jenks students have also been on field trips to the planetarium, which is run through Jenks Community Education. Nearly 9,000 students from Bixby, Broken Arrow, Owasso, Union and Tulsa public schools, as well as private schools, have visited the planetarium.

Zielinski said the planetarium is also open to the public every Tuesday, featuring a variety of shows created by Jenks drama, music, art and programming students. The next show, “Astrology: A Story of You,” is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday and tickets are $5.

The planetarium also has been used for birthday parties, movie theater experiences, business meetings and public eclipse events.

Burchfield said the planetarium has been used as a curriculum tool, as well as an educational and entertainment experience for the community and “has demonstrated its value regardless of the audience.”

 

The 120-seat facility was part of the $22 million, 80,000-square-foot Jenks Math and Science Center that was funded by a $157 million bond proposal passed in December 2008.

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Jenks planetarium offers students a look at the big picture

Apr 02, 2015

JENKS — “You are the sun.”So said Dan Zielinski to a group of high school students during their recent visit to the Jenks Planetarium. Zielinski, director of the planetarium, was leading the environmental science class through a lesson about the seasons.

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Nov 25, 2014

 

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More Veterans Park Playground Equipment! NOW OPEN FOR PLAY

Sep 03, 2014

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Jenks Own Randy Ewing Chosen for OML's Hall of Fame

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Rob Miller finalist for National Principal of the Year

Aug 12, 2014

 "Jenks Middle School Principal Rob Miller is one of six finalists for 2015 National Principal of the Year from the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

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