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Walking to school in 2022

By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (October 9, 2022) – On Wednesday, October 5, students across the Village of Lansing walked to school as part of National Walk to School Day. Aided by parents, school staff, and the Lansing Police Department, hundreds of students made their way to school the old-fashioned way on Wednesday morning. Photos from the day are included below.

Walk to School Day 2022

These young students approach Reavis Elementary School on Wednesday morning after walking to the school. (Photo provided by District 158)
A large group of staff and students gather in front of Oak Glen Elementary School on National Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 5. (Photo provided by District 158)
A group of students pause at the intersection of Torrence and Ridge on their walk to Memorial Jr. High School. (Photo provided by District 158)
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These students are cool — but not too cool to walk to school. (Photo provided by District 158)
Walk to school
School and District staff and LPD officers helped kids get to Reavis Elementary School safely on Wednesday, October 5. (Photo provided by District 158)
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Coolidge Assistant Principal Ken Byrne greets students outside of Coolidge Elementary School. (Photo provided by District 158)
From left: Lansing Human Relations Commissioner Valerie McDaniels, Lansing Mayor Patty Eidam, HRC Commissioner Barb Dust, Coolidge Elementary Principal Pam Hodgson, and Coolidge Assistant Principal Ken Byrne at Coolidge Elementary on Walk to School Day. (Photo provided by District 158)
From left: Fire Prevention Bureau Inspector Paul Lopez, Lansing Police Chief Al Phillips, and Lansing Mayor Patty Eidam met a new friend on Wednesday morning. (Photo provided by District 158)

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Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.