Entries by Darlene Dockery

Safe Routes to School, BikeWalk Williamsburg, and School Health Initiative Program (SHIP) Collaborate for Bicycle Safety

A picture of the Norge Elementary School Bicycle Safety Club was featured in the Virginia Department of Transportation Safe Routes to School Director’s newsletter. [VDOT Safe Routes to School Coordinator’s Newsletter] This club is a collaboration between Safe Routes to School, SHIP and BikeWalk Williamsburg.  The picture only hints at the students’ excitement and the […]

Safe Routes to Schools’ Newest Ambassadors

Matthew Whaley’s School Health Initiative Program’s (SHIP) Walking Adventure Club members have a new role: Safe Routes to Schools Ambassadors. In this club, led by Ms. Stephanie Carroll and Ms. McFatridge, students enjoy walking through Colonial Williamsburg while learning about the rich local history. In their new role, Walking Adventure Club members will model and […]

Safe Routes to School Health Promotion, Bicycle Safety, and Pedestrian Safety Leadership Opportunities for Parents

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) in collaboration with BikeWalk Williamsburg is offering the opportunity for interested WJCC parents to receive Smart Cycling Certification. After certification, parents are asked to volunteer as facilitators in the spring School Health Initiative Program (SHIP) Bike Safety Clubs at Safe Routes to School target schools in the district when their […]

Safe Routes to School and Clara Byrd Baker Parents’ Efforts to Secure Safe Walking and Biking Routes Rewarded

Clara Byrd Baker Elementary School parent, Tyler Thomson, contacted the Safe Routes to School office seeking a solution. He did not want his children to have to continue to take a 20-minute bus ride to school because they were unable to safely make the five-minute walk across the street alone.     Dr. Darlene Dockery, the […]

Safe Routes to School Walks and Rolls into Spring

WJCC students have been taking advantage of spring mornings and afternoons to walk and bike to school. At Laurel Lane, Clara Byrd Baker and Norge, one is likely to see the family dog and little brothers or sisters in strollers and Mom and Dad on bikes as well. Bike Safety education is being taught at […]