Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Safety Town, Population Fun!! Huntsville Community Agencies Help Teach Our Kids Safety at One of a Kind "Safety Town"

Recently first graders from around the District spent the morning at Safety Town. 
If the helmet fits...

Safety Town is a one of kind, home grown environment that is devoted to teaching children safe practices in their world. At the heart of Safety Town is a miniaturized cross section of streets built to resemble a small town. It's built for tricycles and walking kids, and it's a perfect scale for little people to learn to navigate the big world.

Safety Town is Busy Town.

At Safety Town, kids learn everything from how to cross the street, to how to be safe in the kitchen, from what to do if you see a gun to what to do when there's severe weather. 

If the helmet, and the jacket, ALMOST fit. :-)

Over the last 11 years, a visit to Safety Town has become a rite of (safe) passage for hundreds of Huntsville ISD students and other little ones.

The siren definitely got their attention!

Safety Glasses?  Check!  Smile?  Check!

The Forest Service folks talked about fire safety in the woods.

Hopefully the kids will never have to dial 911, but if they do, they know how to do it and what to say.
It's a town, but it is also a testament, to the adage, "It Takes a Village to Raise a Child." We couldn't pull this together and make it a yearly success without the help of countless county, city and state agencies.  Each year, it gets a little bigger, and a little better, with the help of our departments and the members of our community that are willing to lend a hand.
No biggie- just hanging out with McGruff the Crime Dog.
Ladies and Gentleman, it's almost time to start your engines!  

Did we mention there's an "Eating Ice Cream" Station?
Not sure what safety this covers- unless it's how to prevent brain freeze!

Which way is the Hornet Way? Why it's the SAFE way.  (Sorry, couldn't resist.)

Yes, you STILL have to wear your seat belt even if you are just going to McDonald's and it's just down the road and you don't feel like wearing a seat belt.
Members of our own HISD departments, including Maintenance & Operations, Nutrition Services and Transportation have the opportunity to put on their 'teacher cap' and share the knowledge they have with our students.  Even our students get in on helping their younger fellow students.  Members of the Interact Club helped during the sessions, and Mr. Connor's High School class, Advanced Building Technologies, help with repairs and upkeep. 

Good thing we are learning about safety because that looks dangerous! 

For some of these student volunteers, they had such good memories of attending back when they were younger that they jumped at the chance to return the favor.

The Mayors of Safety Town?
Huntsville ISD's Jim Kreier, Linda Marshall and Huntsville Rotarian,
Retired TDCJ employee AND President of the Safety Town Non Profit David Standlee
work together to make this program a success!
I really like the way this guy uses the hand rails when he exits the bus!

You crack me up- this boy just told Smokey the Bear a joke!

Mrs. Walker's class, are y'all ready to do this?

Nutrition Services Mascot "Lift Off" is taking a quick break in the shade
with Huntsville High School Interact Club members.

Where did you get that cool vest????? 

Demonstrating walking in the safety zone around the bus- any closer and it's dangerous!

Even the offender work crew of the Wynne Unit with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice play a roll in supporting this effort.  When Safety Town is closed, these men keep the area clean and maintained in preparation of our events.

If you find a gun in your house, should you touch it?
NO!  Do NOT touch a gun if you find it in your house!

Looking Left
Looking right

Through the years, communities around the state have come to visit Safety Town and have been inspired to start their own.

Safety makes sense to this girl!

We invite you to look through the list of people that helped make this event so special, and say thanks the next time you see them.   They are all part of the network of adults that teach our children to be safe.

Huntsville Police Department 
Corporal Scott Bennett
Officer Zach Duer
Detective Everett Harrell
Officer Ryann Kaaa
Sergeant Mike Legerski
Parking Enforcement Officer Yoselyn Ramirez

Huntsville Fire Department 
Jason January
Greg Mathis

Region 6 Service Center 
Donald Brown
Chris Hemphill
Melvin Jefferson
Amy Moser

HISD Transportation
Arthur (Bo) Davidson
Kimberly Franklin
Tim Hooks
Kirby Isaac
Charles Mc Gowen

Huntsville Independent School District Maintenance 
Josh Holloway
Jim Kreier
Juan Lopez
Michael McBride
David Niedermeier
Patty Nunley
Curtis Wanza

Walker County Sheriff Department 
Sergeant Danny Billingsley
Detective Chris Buck
Lieutenant Jason Sullivan
Detective Greg Williams

Walker County Juvenile Service 
Haley Griffin
April Payne
Katy Ringo
Jill Saumell

Texas Forest Service 
Jordin Herrin
Luke Masters
Josh Mizrany
Crockett Pegoda

Huntsville Independent School District Food Service
Aaron Bauer
Rita Roberts
Henry Tapia

Walker Count Public Safety Communications Center 
Anthony Tryon

Walker County Emergency Medical Service 
Vince Allen
Nick Coronis
Alex Gibson
Tamara Glover
Valeria Mendez

The City of Huntsville, Texas 
John Agey
Joseph Wiggs

Texas Department of Criminal Justice Department- Wynne Unit 
Warden Kelly Strong
Assistant Warden Brian Smith
Officer Willie Adamson

Huntsville Rotary Club 
Kalyn Cavasoz
Marcus Gillespie
Nisa Gillespie
John Hendricks
David Standlee

Huntsville High School Interact Student Volunteers
Julie Savage- Huntsville High Faculty, Group Sponsor
Giselle Avelar
Cindy Campa
Blake Castleberry
Jackie Castilleja
Jesslin Castilleja
Katie Chadonnet
Cammie Clute
Kalyn Cotton
Alyssa Crump
Sarah Dawson
Hannah Duncan
Kathy Escobar
Ayanna Gutherie
Harley Hall
Markayla Johnson
Cassidy Langley
Beatriz Massa
Stevie Milton
Julie Norwood
Mathew Saakshi
Tania Santos
Megan Skains
Addie Slie
Kevionna Smith
Montana Strait
Taylor Thompson
Dinora Torres
Vicky Torres
Laila Tucker

Huntsville High School Advanced Construction Technology
Bobby Connor, Teacher
Maxxwell Arrowood
Julia Avila
Ricko Bennett
Travis Danford
Oscar Escanuela
Chase Guynes
Amanda Hall
Jared Hesterley
Desmon Johnson
Katron Jordan
Jacoby Limbrick
Kaleb Moore
Ben Pannkuk
Javier Prieto
Kevin Torres

On her way, safely!!

No comments:

Post a Comment