On Tuesday, August 14, the day all CUSD 10 staff reported for the 2018-19 school year, Collinsville Middle School Principal Dr. Kim Jackson took the CMS staff on a bus tour of several neighborhoods in the community.
CMS has two new assistant principals and seven new teachers this year. Jackson saw the tour as a way to bring the staff together for a bonding experience, help them become more familiar with the places their students live and do some back-to-school community service.
“We had a great first day with teachers,” said Jackson, “We took them on a tour of some specific community areas to help them gain a better understanding of the dynamics our kids face. We stopped and handed out school supplies in some areas.”
“Fairmont City Police Chief Scott Penny took a few minutes to talk about the dynamics there, as well as his experiences in the area as someone who has been here a while, he’s a great resource,” said Jackson. As a result, the CMS staff gained a firsthand appreciation for the neighborhoods that make up our district.