Elementary School and Peoria Police and Traffic Engineering Departments partner to educate children
on bike and pedestrian safety
an effort to educate students on the importance of bike and pedestrian safety
the staff at Coyote Hills Elementary School is partnering with the Peoria Police
Department and Peoria Traffic Engineering for “Trailblazing Tuesdays”.
The school, located at
21180 N. 87th Avenue,
will hold two assemblies on Monday, October 1st at 1:15 p.m. for grades K-4 and
again at 2:15 p.m. for grades 5-8. Students, faculty, and Peoria PD officers
will discuss the importance of walking and bike riding to school, safety, and
the encouragement program and prizes available for students who walk and bike to
The program will officially kick-off on Tuesday, October 2nd, when students will
be encouraged to walk to school on "Trailblazing Tuesdays." The Chick-Fil-A cow
will walk one lucky student to school as part of "Moove Your Body to
School". Several drawings will be held for students who walked and biked to
school, which will be maintained throughout the school year with a grand prize
at the end of the year.
Additionally, parents of Coyote Hills have started a “walking school bus”
program which began Monday, September 24th. The program is starting small, with
ten students and a handful of rotating parent volunteers, but they hope the
program expands as other parents and students get motivated to participate as
well. A “walking school bus” is a group of kids who all walk together under the
supervision of parents. The idea is that the parents will rotate the supervision
role and this allows numerous kids to walk to school is a supervised manner thus
providing safety to them and removing vehicles from the school day traffic
providing a safer environment at the school.
The school contact is the assistant principal, Jessica Bartels, who can be
reached at the main number, 623-412-5225.