Walking Wednesday: Safe Routes to School
Walking Wednesday is one example of how Pryor High School exemplifies the 7 Habits. Pryor High students are trained on safety by the Pryor Police Department and Cherokee Nation. Reflector vests and handheld stop signs are tools used every Wednesday morning to promote safety awareness. The high school students work closely with the city government to suggest where to build sidewalks and pedestrian-friendly infrastructure. Walking Wednesday allows high school students to build relationships with over 150 elementary students, parents, and staff by taking a proactive approach in getting to know the elementary families. Creating safer routes to Pryor's three elementary schools allow physical activity to be integrated into every person's daily life. With the proper guidance and training, Walking Wednesday has resulted in less school traffic, fewer emissions, more active and healthier children, and more involved parents. Due to exercising before school, students arrive energized and ready to learn. What started out as a project to help with the school's car congestion turned into building a sense of neighborhood.
Mrs. Evett Barham
High School Leadership Teacher