Entries by Darlene Dockery

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 […]

Transportation Alternatives Grant Application Community Meeting Scheduled

Safe Routes to School in collaboration with James City County’s Planning Department will host a community meeting on December 4, 2017 from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm  regarding the Transportation Alternatives federal grant application submitted recently. Community members will be provided with a review of preliminary studies and conceptual designs, the opportunity to discuss the […]

Laurel Lane Elementary Students Join Students from 40 Countries on International Walk to School Day

Laurel Lane Elementary School students participated in the 2017 – 2018  inaugural Safe Routes to School Walk and Roll Incentive Program event for Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools. Students walked, biked and scooted to school and were greeted by physical education teacher, Ms. Kristy Louridas. The goal of Safe Routes to School is to encourage […]