Walk/Bike to School Day

WBTSD_2inch_ColorEach year, Shepherd proudly participates in International Walk to School Day in October and National Bike/Walk to School Day in May.

This year, International Walk to School Day will be held on Wednesday, October 7, 2016. Join students, parents, and staff for Shepherd’s annual Walk to School Day celebration. Participation is easy-just walk to school. Either walk from home along your customary route, or meet us at one of two meet-up locations to join a “walking school bus” led by parent volunteers. The meet up locations are:

  • Marvin Caplan Park at the corner of Alaska Avenue and Holly Street, NW. This walking school bus leaves promptly at 8:10 a.m.
  • The triangle park at the corner of Luzon Avenue and Van Buren Street. This walking school bus leaves promptly at 8:00 a.m.

Click here for a map of the walking routes. Interested in helping with this event? Please contact Jim Elliott at jamesbelliott@gmail.com. We need parent volunteers to help lead the walking school buses and distribute refreshments and other goodies at the school.

Global Road Safety Week and National Bike to School Day 2015

SES Sign on Bike DayDC Mayor Muriel Bowser and the District of Columbia joined the initiative to “Save Kids Lives” and  agreed to support a Global Road Safety event in DC  with one contingency—that the event would be held at Shepherd Elementary!  The initiative kicked off with a bike rodeo on April 29th, where each Shepherd student received a new bicycle helmet.

Then, on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, all eyes were on Shepherd Elementary School as students gathered at Marvin Caplan Park for a quick safety briefing before biking, walking and even riding their scooters to school together along with parent chaperones. Upon arrival, third through fifth grade students gathered in the auditorium for an assembly with Mayor Bowser; Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier; Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation Anthony Foxx;President and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide, Kate Carr, and other dignitaries to help raise awareness about road and bicycle safety.

Jake Matthews and Aliyah Francis
Students and parents enjoying the event.
Students and parents enjoying the event.
Students cycling down 14th Street.
Chief Lanier speaking at Bike to School Day
Chief Lanier speaking at Bike to School Day