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Walk to School Day Celebrates Brooklyn Safety Forces

Brooklyn safety forces standing with Brooklyn School students outside of the rear entrance during Walk to School with a Local Hero Day

Students, teachers, staff, and families celebrated hometown heroes from the Brooklyn Fire and Police Departments during a special Walk with Our Local Heroes community walk on Wednesday, October 5th. Participants were encouraged to wear red, white, and blue to show their support for our Brooklyn safety forces and join a group at one of three meeting locations before the start of school, which included Marquardt Park, Brooklyn Recreation Center, and Brock Park. Students, family members, and district staff were joined by members from the Brooklyn Fire and Police Departments as they walked or biked from each meeting point to school.

Principal Bollin with teachers, staff, students and Brooklyn Safety Services in front an ambulance during Walk to School with a Hero Day

The annual Walk with Our Local Heroes event was part of the annual celebration of Walk to School Day sponsored by the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School program. For each day of the week-long program, students can walk or bike to school and participate in a variety of fun and educational themed activities. On Monday, October 3rd, students were encouraged to wear orange in recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month and to promote kindness and acceptance in their school building. Students celebrated Twin Day on Tuesday, October 4th by dressing alike with a friend. On Thursday, October 6th, fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, and other significant male caregivers were encouraged to walk with their children to school. For Blue and Gold Day on Friday, October 7th, students, families, and staff will show their Hurricane Pride by wearing their favorite school spirit wear!

Brooklyn Safety Forces with students at Brock Park on Walk to School with a Hero Day


A special thank you to our Brooklyn Safety Forces for their dedication and continued support of the Brooklyn City Schools. Finally, thank you to our Brooklyn students and families for their participation, school pride, and support.


Brooklyn Safety Forces with Brooklyn students outside the rear entrance of Brooklyn School

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