October 4 is International Walk to School Day, and in preparation for this day, JMS held a safe-walking event on Monday, October 2. We are one of more than 500 schools participating in International Walk to School Day activities around the country as part of the Safe Kids Walk This Way pedestrian safety program sponsored by FedEx.
Walking volunteers were stationed around JMS on Monday morning beginning at 7 a.m. to briefly greet students and monitor their walking habits. They displayed safety messages, and FedEx volunteers showed students the importance of driver visibility and pedestrian awareness, using FedEx trucks to simulate real street environments.
During first period, all sixth graders attended a safety assembly hosted by local law enforcement and FedEx employees. Safe Kids Allegheny County, FedEx Ground and Express volunteers and community leaders from Mt. Lebanon Police Department, Allegheny County Police Department, Allegheny County Sheriff's, PennDOT, PA Traffic Injury Prevention Project, Allegheny County Health Department, Live Well Allegheny, and Allegheny County Pre-Trial Services participated in this event.
We are grateful for the partnership with these organizations so that we can continue to educate our students on safe walking practices.