Shiloh families- Remember that this is NATIONAL BUS SAFETY WEEK!
SLOW DOWN IN SCHOOL ZONES! Most children think of school as their second home, a place where they feel safe. Youngsters may be inattentive as they cross the street to enter or exit a bus. The staff here at Shiloh Elementary reminds motorists to use extra caution when driving in school zones. Watch for children, slow down and pay attention to school bus traffic.
Things Parents Should know About School Bus Safety:
• School buses are the safest form of highway transportation.
• The most dangerous part of the school bus ride is getting on and off the bus.
• Pedestrian fatalities (while loading and unloading school buses) account for approximately three times as many school bus-related fatalities, when compared to school bus occupant fatalities.
• The loading and unloading area is called the “Danger Zone”
• The “Danger Zone” is the area on all sides of the bus where children are in the most danger of not being seen by the driver (ten feet in front of the bus where the driver may be too high to see a child, ten feet on either side of the bus where a child may be in the driver’s blind spot, and the area behind the bus).
• Half of the pedestrian fatalities in school bus-related crashes are children between 5 and 7 years old.
Young children are most likely to be struck because they:
• Hurry to get on and off the bus
• Act before they think and have little experience with traffic
• Assume motorists will see them and will wait for them to cross the street
• Don’t always stay within the bus driver’s sight
Shiloh was recently named a Model PBIS School by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction! This is an honor that we are very proud of- Go Shiloh!
Shiloh families: We want to hear “paws-itive” news from you about our staff! We have created the Unsung Bulldog Award as a means to have our school community recognize two staff members per month for going above and beyond in their roles here at Shiloh. The Unsung Bulldog winners will be those who have done certain acts or deeds not for the credit, but because they were the right things to do for our students or families.
We value your feedback, and that is why the Unsung Bulldog winners will be chosen based upon feedback from you. Two winners will be announced at our monthly staff meetings. Thank you. Here is the link to the award.
Congratulations to Dee Hasty for being selected as the 2016 UCPS EC Teacher of Excellence!
Second graders took a virtual tour to Spanish wonderland. They learned about the 21 Spanish speaking countries around the world, their location on the global map, colored each country’s flag and saw real pictures of some of these countries through Google Maps.