Star Academy

Build a Healthy Family – One Step At a Time.

About Tennis Shoe Thursdays

Did you know that walking and biking to school reduces traffic, promotes good health, and helps the environment?  Not only that, students who walk or bike to school are more alert in class and able to concentrate better.   

Join the movement and walk, bike, or skate to school every Thursday.

Students in grades K-2 should stop by our table on campus to get their Tennis Shoe Thursdays card punched in the morning. They will also earn and accumulate an assortment of different colored charms throughout the year to display their love for walking/biking to school.

Students in grades 3-5 have the opportunity to earn Boot Bucks in the Trip Scanner program. Be sure to get your Trip Scanner tag scanned in each Thursday that you walk, bike, or skate to school.

Do you live too far away from school to walk from home? Park at least 3 blocks away from school and walk the rest of the way in. Walking at least 3 blocks from school is counted as a walking day for the Tennis Shoe Thursdays program.

Walking School Bus

Can’t walk your child to school? Join a walking school bus! Students will walk together as a group to school; adult volunteers will be present. Is that time and location not convenient for you? Start your own walking group with friends and neighbors!

Meet up with the walking school bus at 8 am next to Papa John's Pizza (in the shopping center at the corner of Arena Boulevard and E Commerce Way).

Get Involved

Volunteers are needed at the Tennis Shoe Thursdays’ table to help punch cards and distribute charms from 8:00 am - 8:40 am. 

Or, if you would rather combine your morning workout with your volunteerism, you can chaperone the walking school bus - meet up at Papa John's Pizza between 8 and 8:10 am.

Stop by the Tennis Shoe Thursdays' table or email Mellissa for more information and to get started!