Today is "National Walk to School Day" and several MPS schools are participating in this event by walking to school with parents, grandparents and school staff. Organized by the Partnership for a Walkable America, Walk to School Day began in 1997 as a one-day event aimed at building awareness for the need for walkable communities, safer routes to school, and to promote the benefits of walking as a great way to get in some physical activity.
- Chisolm Elementary students will meeting at 7 a.m. in the parking lot at the Montgomery Zoo and will walk together to school at 7:15 a.m.
- Wares Ferry Road students and parents will meet at the corner of Wares Ferry Rd and Burbank at 7:15 a.m. and will walk to the school. All kids who walk to school will receive a ticket for a drawing for a bike (one for a girl, one for a boy) which has been donated by Mr. Horace Mann. All adults walking will then meet for coffee, donuts and chat in the library. Volunteers from AUM will assist the walkers.
- Southlawn Elementary students will gather in the neighborhood adjoining the school at 7:15 a.m.
- Fitzpatrick students will meet in the parking lot of New Harvest Church of Christ at 7:20 a.m. and we will begin walking to school at 7:30 a.m.
- Floyd Elementary School students will gather at 7 a.m. on the corner of Norman Bridge Road and Edgemont Avenue at the Pit Stop Service Station to walk to school.
- Garrett Elementary has combined National Walk Day and Breast Cancer Awareness Month together to participate in a school-wide walk around the building at 2:30 p.m. The entire student body and staff will be permitted to wear pink, athletic attire, or their regular uniform and walk a half mile around the school.