Entries by Darlene Dockery

Berkeley’s National Junior Honor Society Promotes Pedestrian Safety

At Berkeley’s National Junior Honor Society’s recent induction ceremony, the new inductees saw an example of the group’s community service and peer mentoring efforts with the premier of this year’s Safe Routes to School pedestrian safety campaign videos. The National Safety Council pointed out that while the dangers of distracted driving are well understood, less […]

Districtwide Bicycle Rodeo and Pedal the Parkway This Week

Pack your school’s bike rack this month!  May is Bike Month and Safe Routes to School invites WJCC students to participate in several activities to celebrate. Friday, May 6th is National Bike to School Day. Then, on  Saturday WJCC families are invited to participate in a day of bicycling fun.   Join Safe Routes to […]

Safe Routes to School and Berkeley Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society Join for a Pedestrian Safety Campaign: “YOLO! Look Before You Leap!”

As a service project, the National Junior Honor Society members of Berkeley Middle School joined Safe Routes to School to promote pedestrian safety. Through videos and posters, they have launched a Leap Year campaign to remind their classmates to “Look before they leap,” because, “YOLO! You only live once!” The National Junior Honor Society is […]

Safe Routes to School Celebrates Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools thanks Mr. Howard Wallace, Crossing Guard at James River Elementary School. Our district’s only crossing guard, he keeps our children safe as they walk to school. We appreciate you, Mr. Wallace! Crossing Guard Appreciation Day (CGAD) is a statewide event devoted to saying thank you to those who help students cross […]

Safe Routes to School: Districtwide Bike Rodeo

View video:  Districtwide Bike Rodeo Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools Bike Rodeo participants were cheered on by parents, grandparents, and siblings at the Safe Routes to School Districtwide Bike Rodeo held at Hornsby Middle School on Saturday, May 30th.  James City County Police Department checked tires and helmets and registered bicycles before sending students through […]

WJCC Schools Celebrate Earth Day: Safe Routes to School

The first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. On April 22, 2015, students from Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools celebrated Earth Day by using “self-powered” transportation and walking or biking to school. […]