Garden City USD 457 schools will participate in national Walk to School Day Wednesday, raising awareness of the importance of physical activity, pedestrian safety and concern for the environment and the need for safer walking and biking trails.
Alta Brown Elementary School will hold the SuperFit School Challenge, a program based on physical activity and nutrition, during the day after students and staff walk around Harold Long Park in the morning. Athletes from Garden City Community College and community members will help and support students during the challenge.
Parents and students at Abe Hubert Elementary School can meet at 7:15 a.m. at either the back parking lot of Garfield Early Childhood Center and front parking lot of Horace Good Middle School to walk. Teachers, staff and GCCC and Garden City High School athletes will join walkers.
Students and staff at Georgia Matthews Elementary School will walk from the front of the building to Third Street, down Tally Trail, down Main Street and back to the front of the building.
Staff volunteers, students and parents at Gertrude Walker Elementary School can meet at 7:30 a.m. at either the Tally Trail gazebo on 11th Street or the Boy Scout Park on Thompson Street. Both groups will walk back to the school, with the second group walking along Eighth Street to Fair Street.
Staff at Jennie Wilson Elementary School will award tokens to students who walk or bike to school and assist students from various locations around the neighborhood.
GCCC athletes and band members will greet Victor Ornelas Elementary School students as they enter the school, and Garden City police officers will be on hand to talk to students about walking and biking safety.
The GCCC drumline will perform during Bernadine Sitts Intermediate Center’s school walk at 8:30 a.m.
All students and staff at Kenneth Henderson Middle School may walk around the school’s track during first hour.