Clarksville students get surprise visit from teachers a week before classes resume
CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- Some students in Clarksville got a reminder that summer break is almost over.
Staff with Clarksville Community Schools took part in the "welcome back" walk. About 40 teachers took part in the walk Friday, visiting students' neighborhoods knocking on doors to remind new and returning students to be ready when classes start next week.
"We have over 40 something volunteers from our staff, and we are working on just pushing out to neighborhoods and reaching incoming kindergartners, incoming fifth graders and and ninth graders to welcome them back, and providing them a backpack, and getting to meet as many parents as we want," said Clarksville Community Schools superintendent Tina Bennett.
"We're just really excited about the upcoming school year and we just want to share that excitement with our students."
The backpacks included information about what to expect on the first day, as well as coupons from some local businesses for a free meal.
Classes at Clarksville Community School resume July 26.