Former crossing guard: Good way to get to know people
A new traffic plan at Hillsboro Elementary School went into effect on the first day of school, Aug. 18.
“All in all, things went well this morning,” Superintendent Steve Noble said later.
Teachers, administrators, and city employees guided traffic north on Eisenhower Street. But there won’t be that many people helping all year, so the school is asking for volunteer crossing guards.
Crossing guards are most needed between 7:45 and 8:20 a.m., HES Principal Evan Yoder said. He would like to have two crossing guards, one where A Street intersects with Wilson Street and another at the Eisenhower Street intersection.
Volunteers aren’t expected to act as traffic cops, Yoder said. The main concern is to prevent children from crossing in the middle of traffic.
Elmo Rahe of Hillsboro was a crossing guard for two years at HES. He said he saw too many children running across traffic, so when Yoder asked him if he would volunteer, he agreed.
Rahe enjoyed the experience and said he would probably still volunteer if health problems hadn’t forced him to stop.
Volunteering as a crossing guard was a good opportunity to meet local families, he said.
“I got to know the kids, joke around with them and have fun with them,” Rahe said.
To volunteer to be a crossing guard or for more information, call Yoder at (620) 947-3981.
Last modified Aug. 26, 2010