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Vision, Mission, Programs, and Accolades

Vision and Mission

Who we are:

Jenkins Middle School has a longstanding and a continuous tradition of offering award-winning programming that engages and supports all students to achieve excellence in the area of academics, athletics, performing arts, and extracurricular activities.

What we do:

Our mission is to provide a nurturing and empowering educational environment where every student can thrive. We foster safe, inclusive learning spaces that promote social, academic, and emotional growth; we instill a lifelong love of learning and promote character development, preparing students to become responsible and compassionate citizens of the world.

Where we are going:

Our vision is to be a dynamic and forward-thinking middle school that prepares students to positively contribute to an ever-evolving global community. We are committed to creating an environment that encourages self-discovery and resilience, equipping our students with the skills, knowledge, and character needed to thrive in an ever-changing world.

School Programs

Find out more about our school programs on the Academics page. LINK







Through experiential training, expert coaching, a character-based curriculum for students, and personalized support, Capturing Kids' Hearts® equips professionals in K-12 education to implement transformational processes focused on social-emotional wellbeing, relationship-driven campus culture, and student connectedness.

With Capturing Kids' Hearts we strive to:

  • Cultivating relational capacity
  • Improving school culture
  • Strengthening trust between teachers and students
  • Building self-managing classrooms
  • Creating accountability
  • Improving academic performance
  • Fostering trauma-informed care

Recognized ASCA Model Program

The American School Counselor Association has designated the Jenkins School Counseling Program as a Recognized ASCA Model Program.  The RAMP designation recognizes schools that are committed to delivering an exemplary school counseling program that is comprehensive, data-informed and aligned with the ASCA National Model framework.  Research findings indicate fully implemented school counseling programs are associated with a range of positive student educational and behavioral outcomes.  

Purple Star School

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A Purple Star School designation lets military parents know, whether they are on active duty or in the National Guard and Reserves, that a school is dedicated to helping their child gain educational skills necessary to be college-workforce- and life-ready. It signals that a school also supports the social and emotional well-being of military kids adjusting to new schools and the absence of a parent during deployment.


  The primary goal of these programs is to ensure that staff can help manage the academic requirements and planning challenges military-connected children face when they move between different schools. These schools also seek to accommodate students who may have missed out on the normal cycles of sports and club activities. Finally, these schools acknowledge that every military-connected child has left behind friends and support networks and may be dealing with a parent who is away from home on deployment. 



A Purple Star School Program offers the School District the following benefits: 

• District 11 honors the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children.
• Communities with Purple Star Schools can help retain bases and attract military families who bring economic benefits to local communities.
• Purple Star Schools foster diverse, inclusive and supportive school environments through their initiatives and training, which serve all students, regardless of military connections.