When schools starts back in a few weeks, there will be about 100 new, fresh-faced teachers in classrooms for Christian County Public Schools.

This week, a good portion of them took part in the district’s New Teacher Summer Institute, which lasted for two days.

The group spent time familiarizing themselves with resources in our community to help support their students

The group was treated to breakfast and lunch and tours of many of the resources available in our community — including taking trips to the Hopkinsville Christian County Public Library and the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County.

“We have gotten some really good feedback from our new teachers about this program,” said Johnna Brown, CCPS Director of Communications. “It really helps some of them that might not be from here get acquainted with the community and what it has to offer.”

Jettie Payne, a teacher coach for the district and her crew helped to make it all possible.

The district also offered thanks to community partners for their continued support including: Higgins Insurance, Planters Bank, United Southern Bank, Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, Wal-mart Distribution Center, Christian County Extension Office, Visit Hopkinsville, The Historic Alhambra Theater, and KEA.

Open houses are also right around the corner for students and families. All elementary school open houses will be Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 4-6 p.m. Open houses for both high schools and Hopkinsville Middle will be Thursday, Aug. 4 from 4-6 p.m. And the open house for Christian County Middle School will be Thursday, Aug. 4 from 5-7 p.m.

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