GREENVILLE — Again this year, Greenville High School will open its doors to community members seeking a warm, safe place to walk on winter evenings.
The public is invited to walk at the high school from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays beginning Monday, Nov. 7, and continuing through March 29, 2017. There will be no walking during Christmas break. Also, if school is closed during a day or there are parent/teacher conferences, then it will be closed to walking that evening. A complete calendar of available walking dates will be available to walkers at the sign-in desk.
Greenville High School opened its doors to walkers many years ago. The Greenville Board of Education has continued to support this activity in the high school.
Last year, dozens of people enjoyed the program. Greenville City Schools is happy to support this wellness activity to benefit residents of the community. Seven and a half laps around the interior hallway loop is equivalent to one mile. Walkers go in a clockwise direction on Mondays and Wednesdays and counterclockwise on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
“The district is pleased to provide a safe, free and warm place for people to walk,” said Superintendent Doug Fries. “The program does not cost the school district extra money because volunteers monitor the walkers and custodians are usually working in the building during the evening. Thank you to those who help monitoring the activity including SADD Club, IMTV, Supply Chain Management, Varsity G Club, NJROTC, Key Club, French Club and members of the school board and school district personnel.”
Those interested in walking at the high school are asked to enter by the main entrance by the flagpole, sign in upon arrival and check off their name when leaving. Walkers are asked to walk only on the first floor. No running or jogging is allowed. Also not allowed are wheeled items such as strollers and skateboards. Students under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a parent or adult.