Snohomish County Sheriff John Lovick speaks with students at Glenwood.
Snohomish County Sheriff John Lovick made a stop by South Lake Stevens last week, but it wasn’t criminal activity he was investigating. Lovick was on hand to accept thanks from the students of Glenwood Elementary for helping keep their streets safe.
“Safety First” is the motto at Glenwood Elementary. Recently, the school implemented a student Safety Patrol made up of fourth and fifth-graders, who assist during dismissal time.
The patrol is made up of two groups of students who help make sure that Glenwood children are safe as they leave the school grounds on a daily basis. One group aids children who ride school buses home and the other group supports students who are picked-up by family members. The students are under the direction of teachers MaryBeth Kurtenbach and Andrew Fritz.
On Friday, December 18, the students invited representatives from both the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office and the Lake Stevens Police Department to Glenwood Elementary. Sheriff Lovick received a banner signed by the students, saying “Thank you for keeping Glenwood safe.” The Sheriff’s department has been instrumental in creating a safe environment around the school, especially as students leave for the day. Now that the school area has been annexed, the Lake Stevens Police will take on this role.
“Their presence is a testament to the dedication each department has to the safety of our children,” said Laura Clift, principal of Glenwood, “We are very pleased to be working in partnership with them.”
Remember, as you drive down 103rd Avenue around 2:50 p.m. on a school day, the Safety Patrol, supported by local law enforcement, is out, trying to keep our kids safe.