Thursday, April 8, 2010

A letter from a J.S. Jenks Alumna

I received a wonderful email from a J.S. Jenks Alumna recounting a memory from her years at the school......

I just wanted to write to say that I LOVE your blog about Jenks.

I attended Jenks from '84 to '91 before transferring to Masterman for 7th-12th grades. It was a wonderful experience for me. Sometime in 4th or 5th grade my mother thought I should visit some of the local single-sex private schools to see if I wouldn't be interested in a different type of classroom environment. It was an interesting experience, but the thing that stands out for me is that I had the opportunity to take a math test with the rest of the class at Springside and it covered material that we had finished far earlier in the year. I was the only student to get 100%. That, and my indignation at the befuddled expressions of private school parents when they found out that a bright little girl like me went to Jenks, kept me in the public system through my senior year.

I am so glad to know that Jenks continues to be a shining example of what a public school can be. You are doing a great service for the school and the community that has often overlooked it.

Elizabeth (Pearson) Sunflower~