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Posted Online: Oct. 01, 2012, 3:48 pm
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Press release submitted by Rock Island-Milan School District #41

Rock Island-Milan School District recognizing International Walk to School Day, Oct. 3

Wednesday, October 3 is International Walk to School Day, and this year four schools in the Rock Island-Milan School District are going to participate. The event, created and sponsored by the National Safe Routes to School organization, is meant to create awareness about walking and biking to school and to encourage safe habits on the way to school such as obeying traffic signals and using crosswalks.

The Rock Island-Milan School District has three schools with Safe Routes to School Travel Plans: Frances Willard, Rock Island Academy and Rock Island Center for Math & Science.

Each participating school will have a designated satellite area to assemble students (and parents) who want to participate in the event. Rock Island Mayor Dennis Pauley, Police Chief Scott Harris and other elected officials in Rock Island will also be participating and walking to school that day.

More information on International Walk to School Day at www.walkbiketoschool.org

Participating schools and satellite areas:

• Frances Willard – satellite area Century Woods front parking lot, 1400 5th Street, 7:30 a.m.

Leader: Dr. Kathy Taylor, Principal

Participants: State Representative Pat Verschoore, State Senator Mike Jacobs

• Longfellow Liberal Arts – satellite area Rock Island Evening Lions Club parking lot, 7th Avenue & 44th Street, 7:45 a.m.

Leader: Dave Knuckey, Principal

Participants: Alderman Joy Murphy, Kai Swanson (Augustana College)

• Rock Island Academy – satellite area Century Woods front parking lot, 1400 5th Street, 7:30 a.m.

Leader: Lucille Davis, Principal

Participants: Mayor Dennis Pauley, Connie Hayes, Exec. Director of CCC

• Rock Island Center for Math & Science – satellite area Audubon School north parking lot, 2601 18th Avenue, 7:30 a.m.

Leader: Dr. Mike Oberhaus

Participants: Rock Island County Board Member Nick Camlin, Rock Island County Sheriff Jeff Boyd






















 



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