NEISD students start Walk to School Day on the right foot
Hundreds of North East ISD students started National Walk to School Day on the right foot. Students, families and staff laced up their sneakers or even grabbed their bikes to make the trek to school on Wednesday, Oct. 6.
Jennifer Korzekwa teaches fifth grade at Wetmore Elementary School. She’s also the campus RootEd representative. RootEd is an organization made up of NEISD parents who want to support their neighborhood schools. She helped organize the inaugural Walk to School event on campus in the hopes that it would instill a sense of community.
“I hope this will give people a sense of community and encourage healthy habits with our kids and our families,” said Korzekwa. “It also brings awareness of bike and pedestrian safety to the community.”
North East Police Department officers were on hand to assist with traffic while crossing guards and Wetmore staff ushered families and students across the street. MacArthur High School cheerleaders lined the sidewalks leading up to Wetmore to cheer them on as they made their way into school.
Campuses across the District organized Walk to School Day events. Take a look at some of the photos below.