Congratulations to Renfroe Middle School – SRTS Partner of the Year!

 

This year Renfroe Middle School was selected as Georgia Safe Routes to School Resource Center’s Partner of the Year for the Metro Atlanta Area. Winners of this award are chosen based on the progress of their SRTS programs during the past year in getting more students to walk and bike to school and increasing the awareness of SRTS within its community. The Georgia Safe Routes to School Resource Center has recognized outstanding partners with the Partner of the Year Award since 2011.

The School SRTS Team, led by Champion and Renfroe Middle School parent, Tamara Jones, has done an outstanding job motivating children at the school  to walk and bicycle to school. In October, 55% of the students participated in International Walk to School Day. More than one third of the students rode bicycles or walked on Georgia Walk to School Day, too. The principal not only supports the program, but Mr. Thomas and other staff bike to school on the Walk and Roll Days. He even leads one of the many bike trains! With a strong, school-based SRTS Team and the support of the City of Decatur Active Living, City Schools of Decatur, and other partners, the school is an outstanding SRTS Partner.

For more information on the City of Decatur Safe Routes to School program visit www.decaturga.com/srts.

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Renfroe Has Great Turnout for GA Walk & Roll to School Day

Braving the Cold

Braving the Cold

As you may know, yesterday was the Annual GA Walk & Roll to School Day and even though the weather was FREEZING 245 students at Renfroe Middle School participated. Children were greeted at school by parents and given pencils, snack bars and a raffle ticket for a chance to win a special prize.

 We know it was freezing because the water dripping out of the water cooler formed an icicle!

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Not only did a great number of students walk and/or bicycle to school, three teachers and principal Mr. Thomas rode their bikes.

Mr. Thomas, Principal of  Renfroe Middle School, rode his bicycle to school for GA Walk & Roll Day!

Mr. Thomas, Principal of Renfroe Middle School, rode his bicycle to school for GA Walk & Roll Day!

Students Receiving a Snack and Pencils

Students Receiving a Snack and Pencils