Heard Elementary Hosting Ride, Walk, and Roll
for a Cure Bike Rally
April 25, 2012
Heard Elementary School will participate in its first Ride, Walk, and Roll for a Cure Bike Rally on Friday, April 27, 2012. The rally will take place in two waves with Pre-K through second grade students, teachers, and parents participating in the first wave at 9 a.m. The second wave, starting at 10 a.m., will include third through fifth grade students, teachers, and parents. About 650 students are enrolled in Pre-K through fifth grade at Heard Elementary. Each student and parent has been asked to donate $1 toward the Relay for Life campaign for a cancer cure. Students who do not have a bike may walk or ride their scooters.
The idea for the rally came from a persuasive letter written by a first grade student to Principal Sandra Stanley. In the letter, the student presented a compelling argument for the opportunity for him and his classmates at Heard to ride their bikes at school. He also offered ideas on ways for those students who may not have bikes to participate. Stanley was so impressed with his persuasive details that she decided to share the letter with the school's leadership team. As a result of his efforts and convincing argument, the leadership team decided to have a bike rally for the students while promoting community involvement and generosity by asking students to donate $1 toward the Relay for Life campaign.
Sandy Parker, the School Outreach Coordinator for Central Georgia, helped coordinate activities. In addition, Bibb County Sheriff's Officers and Bibb County School Resource Officers will be on hand to assist with safety and traffic control. This event highlights and promotes the District's mission of developing and promoting strength of character and college readiness skills in each student.
Heard Elementary School is located at 6515 Houston Road. For more information, contact the school at (478) 779-4250.