10-10-14 Carson Elementary participates in International Walk to School Day
10-10-14 Carson Elementary participates in International Walk to School Day
Posted on 10/10/2014

Nearly 400 Carson Elementary students walked or rode their bikes to school on October 8 in support of “Feet First: International Walk to School Day.”

 

Carson Elementary — the largest of the district’s 21 elementary schools with 971 students enrolled — is an “all walking” school since its students live within walking distance. This made it especially relevant to register for “Feet First, International Walk to School Day,” said Assistant Principal Melayne Jones.

 

The school has developed safe walking routes to and from school, as well as a “walking school bus” supervised by adult volunteers, she said.

 

The walking school bus, made up of students, parents, and adult volunteers, meets each morning at the base of Gem Heights Drive E. Adult volunteers wear orange safety vests and accompany students up the hill to school.

 

In celebration of International Walk to School Day, school mascot Cody the Coyote joined the long line of student walkers and bicycle riders, as well as their parents and siblings.

 

After the morning bell rang, Jones announced over the schoolwide intercom that she saw lots of smiles and happy faces along the walk and thanked all of the Carson Coyotes who stepped up to participate.

 

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