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Holiday Walk to School Campaign

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La Crosse, WI (WXOW) – Even though the temperatures in the Coulee Region have been a little chilly this year, the La Crosse Health Department is encouraging students to bundle up and walk to school.

Thursday, more than 30 students from Spence Elementary joined staff on a five block walk to the school.

The effort is part of the Health Departments "Holiday Walk to School Day" campaign. Throughout the week a handful of schools, in the La Crosse area, have been participating in the effort.

Staff members said it's a great way to encourage students to stay active.

"It's great to promote activity before school," said Sam Bina, Spence Elementary Teacher. "It's a great way to engage in learning before the bell rings."

Staff members are also emphasizing the importance of being safe and being seen while your walking, especially if it is snowing out.

Officials said students need to remember to walk in well lit areas whenever possible and use bike lights when cycling after dark, in the rain or if the weather is overcast.

Also, wear reflective materials such as reflective tapes, stickers, zipper pulls and vests.

Other schools that participated in the "Holiday Walk to School Day" campaign include:

Northern Hills

West Salem School District

Hamilton/SOTA I

State Road

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