Jefferson Elementary opens Wednesday for first day of class

Jefferson Elementary opens Wednesday for first day of class
Published: Aug. 9, 2022 at 6:44 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 10, 2022 at 5:48 AM CDT
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HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) - A new school year in Henderson County means a new elementary school for some students.

Kids filled the halls of the new Jefferson Elementary School.

It’s built for 400 students and has 18 classrooms.

Some areas of the building are very innovative.

It features collaborative spaces, an outdoor classroom and the first FEMA-approved tornado shelter in Kentucky.

Principal Gwen Courtney says the school will provide many opportunities for its students.

“That allows opportunities and access for our kids that they might not have in other schools or even when I was a teacher in the classroom, we’re trying to think outside the box,” said Principal Gwen Courtney. “The possibilities are endless for us, and the future is so bright. . .”

Across Henderson County Schools, officials say around 7000 students were enrolled on the first day of school.

Officials say around 350 students are enrolled at Jefferson Elementary this year.

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