Everest Academy is the newest addition to the SR2S program thanks to the hard work and creativity of Carmen Cassius, Academic Support Provider, who devised an on-campus Walking Wednesday in 2016-2017 school year to encourage students, parents and teachers to build positive relationships and stay active. On average, 71 students and 16 adults participate in the event every week and students are “happy, smiling, singing and dancing” as they walk around campus. Everest academy also participates in other Safe Routes to School events including International Walk to School day, the annual Poster Contest, and semi-annual Hand Tally Surveys.
Annie Pennycook Elementary
Pennycook Elementary began a Walking School Bus in the fall of 2016. Led by Arnika Nichols (Academic Support Provider) and parent volunteers, students meet three times per week to walk to and from school. Pennycook also plans to launch Fit Fridays in the spring which will encourage students to engage in physical activity by walking or biking to school as well as participating in an on-campus activity. Pennycook also participated in a number of Safe Routes to School events throughout the years including International Walk to School Day, Bike to School day, the annual Poster Contest, and semi-annual Hand Tally Surveys.
Elsa Widenmann Elementary
Widenmann Elementary began a Walking Wednesday in the fall of 2016. Championed by Carolyn Logan (Academic Support Provider and recent Champion of the Month), several teachers, and youth leadership, the weekly event gathers students and and parents alike to walk around campus at the beginning of the school day. Students look forward to their weekly walks and earn a stamp for every lap they complete.Widenmann also participates in other Safe Routes to School events including International Walk to School Day and semi-annual hand-tally surveys.