Stop the R-Word Plegde

End The R-Word pledge

On Friday, March 31st during lunch, all  students will have an opportunity sign the End The R-Word pledge  to help raise awareness of the dehumanizing and hurtful effects of the R-word and to help encourage others to think before they speak.  Signing the pledge shows that students pledge respect through their words and actions to create a community of inclusion for everyone.  Students who sign the banner will receive a button, sticker, and or bookmarks with the phrase “Be Good To Each Other.”
Jenkintown Drakes Mascot

Color Day Clothing

Color Day Clothing is now available to order at! Orders will be taken online until April 10th.  Orders can be picked up at the Red and Blue Fair on May 20th. Any orders not picked up will be sent home through school.  Please indicate student name and homeroom in the notes when ordering. Thanks!

Color Day Clothing Order Form

Jenkintown Elementary School

Public Notices

Notice of Intent to Adopt a Preliminary Budget

NOTICE is given that the Board of School Directors of the School District of Jenkintown intends to adopt a Preliminary Budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year at the public meeting scheduled for Monday, February 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room at 325 Highland Avenue, Jenkintown, PA 19046. The Proposed Preliminary Budget is available for inspection and copying at the School District Administrative Offices, 325 Highland Avenue, Jenkintown, PA 19046.

Notice of Application for Exceptions Under Act 1

The Board of School Directors of the School District of Jenkintown hereby gives the following NOTICE that the School District intends to apply to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for one or more exceptions allowing the School District to raise property taxes by a percentage greater than the Index published by the Pennsylvania Department of Education pursuant to Act 1 of 2006 (“Act 1”).  Special circumstances covered by one or more Act 1 exceptions require a tax rate percentage increase above the Index in order to balance the School District budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year.  This tax increase is required to provide a quality education program as reflected in the School District Preliminary Budget.

Cancer research photograph

Jenkintown Thon 2017

Jenkintown Middle/High School is partnering with the Four Diamonds organization to bring you our first Dance Marathon in school history!  This Mini-THON®, inspired by Penn State’s IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON), is a 6 hour event sponsored by the j-town community and will include activities, contests, food, and fun for the school and provides the opportunity to raise money through Four Diamonds to help support Pediatric Cancer Treatment.  You can sign up and donate to this event here:

Please register for the event by Friday, January 27th.  Donations are accepted now through the event which is scheduled for Friday, February 17th from 9:00-3:00 in the High School Gymnasium.  A minimum donation of $50 is required to attend the event and a $100 donation to get your very own grade level T-Shirt.  Our goal is to raise $10,000!

You can also follow, like, and share the THON social media pages:
Instagram: jtownthon2017
Facebook: jtownthon2017

Jenkintown Elementary School

Board Presentation from GKO Architects

The following presentation was given at the January School Board Meeting on January 23, 2017. The presentation was given by Kevin Godshall from GKO Architects. This is the first draft of the proposed construction project scheduled for this summer. The project includes a redesign of the MS/HS Library/Media Center, new MS/HS faculty room, and two new classrooms in the elementary school.

Presentation Download – draftdesignJSD