On October 7th, Sagebrush Elementary students took a big step in an effort to create healthier habits and safer communities for the students and their families. Sagebrush collaborated with the Sheridan Hospital, Sheridan High School Student Council, Sheridan Fire, Sheridan Police Department, Rocky Mountain Ambulance Service and Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Sheridan to participate in International Walk to School Day.
This initiative was started in 1997 in Chicago, Illinois and was intended to build awareness for the the need for walkable communities. According to walkbiketoschool.org, 70% of the events registered last year led to policy and engineering changes to make walking to school safer. These changes included adding walking promotion to school wellness policies, safety education for students and motorists, and additional signage for improved safety. This initiative has progressed from a nation-wide event to International Walk to School Day which includes more than 40 countries worldwide.
Sagebrush Elementary got to enjoy being a part of the international mission to make walking to school safer for all students in our community. We would like to thank all of the volunteers for helping make our International Walk to School Day a huge success.