A school bus with well-behaved students is an unfulfilled dream for many bus drivers across the country, so a positive cultural change on a bus would be beneficial to everyone involved. Using researched-based, proven positive measures on the school bus with a school district’s full support should lead to a safe and less stressful bus ride. At Mineral Wells ISD, the administration and transportation staff are doing just that by working together through the School Bus Safety Superhero program to provide the safest, most enjoyable ride possible for the drivers and their students.
The MWISD Transportation Department is “rolling out a red carpet” for students who show good character, are always careful to stay out of the “Danger Zone” around the school bus, and have the courage to report bullying. Each driver selects a student that exhibits exceptional qualities of a safe bus rider. Every six weeks, these model riders from an individual campus are rewarded with a celebration party. The bus drivers will nominate students on their buses who are ready, responsible and respectful as a Mineral Wells Ram every six weeks.
The students selected are awarded with a special treat, certificate, and a School Bus Safety Superhero keychain/dog tag at a celebration held at the MWISD Transportation department. “As always, MWISD is honored to have the opportunity to shine the spotlight on the transportation who is one of the many departments out there making great things happen for MWISD students”. said Superintendent John Kuhn.
3rd Six Weeks School Bus Safety Superhero Celebration Winners
Krystal Watts, Jordan Contreras, Elmer Rios, Abigail Jones, Charlie Taliaferro, Abeline Carreon Lopez, Kye Lee McKinley, Shanaja Davis, Isabel Alvarado, John Gordan Jr., Humberto Saenz, Raymond Hyden, Connie Chung, Emma Coates, Children Not Pictured: Zachary Whitten & Humberto Saenz.
Drivers Pictured: Deana Garrett, Valerie Hamner, Ferel Gage, Jeff Thompson, Maria Rodriquez, Jennifer Stephenson, Nola Nicks, Rebecca Vaughan, Tasha Lowe and Director of Transportation Randy Marshall