Waynesboro Schools Celebrate Walk to School Week October 3-7

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Waynesboro Public Schools will be celebrating Walk to School Week from October 3 through 7 as students, parents, teachers and community volunteers walk to school to emphasize the importance of creating safe routes to school, increasing physical activity among children, concern for the environment and building connections between families, schools and their community.

The event has been organized by a broad partnership that includes Waynesboro Public Schools, Augusta Health, the Office on Youth, the Waynesboro YMCA, Augusta Pediatrics and the City of Waynesboro and its Planning Department, Police Department, Fire Department, Parks and Recreation Department and City Council. The National Center for Safe Routes to School has provided two $1000 grants to support this program.

Each day of the week, students from a specific school will be dropped off by busses at a designated spot, and continue the journey to school by walking as a group. Participating schools are Berkeley Glenn Elementary School, Wenonah Elementary School, Westwood Hills Elementary School, William Perry Elementary School and Kate Collins Middle School.

Members of the community should be aware that there will be an increased number of children walking between 7:15 and 8:10 am on these days. Please drive with caution and support the students.

The schedule for Walk to School Week is:

Day of the Week

School

Bus Drop Off

Monday, October 3

Berkeley Glenn

Waynesboro YMCA

Tuesday, October 4

Kate Collins Middle School

Wayne Hills United Methodist Church

Wednesday, October 5

Wenonah

Behind Wayne Lanes

Thursday, October 6

Westwood Hills

Ridgeview Park (lot closest to playground)

Friday, October 7

William Perry

Food Lion Parking Lot