Morgan County R-II Schools are celebrating International Walk to School Day Oct. 4.
Versailles and South Elementary Schools and Versailles Middle School will be joining schools from around the world to promote awareness of the importance of increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion, concern for the environment and building connections between families, schools and the broader community. Walk to School Day events work to create safer routes for walking and bicycling.
The local event is being done in partnership with the Morgan County Health Center and is being organized by Laura Piercy, District Wellness Coordinator; Megan Thebeau, Community Wellness Coordinator; and Ashley Judd, Morgan County Health Center.

For Versailles locations
Parents/guardians can drop off their child or children at Versailles City Park by the basketball courts. Students will walk the gravel trail behind the basketball courts. Drop off begins at 7 a.m. at Versailles City Park.  Drop-offs end at 7:35. At 7:35,  they will walk to school.

For South Elementary in Gravois Mills
Parents/guardians can drop off their child or children at the school where children will walk before school starts. Drop off begins at 7:30 a.m. at South Elementary School.  

In the United States, International Walk to School Day is expected to include more than 5,000 events across all 50 states. Walkers from the U.S. will join children and adults in 40 countries around the world.