Wileman Elementary School will soon have a published author among its student body.
First grader Hailey Nieuwenhuis, with the help of her grandma Peggy Nieuwenhuis, wrote and illustrated a book of poetry about bus safety.
It is called “The Safe School Bus Way.”
Peggy is the driver trainer at Dousman Transportation Company, the school district’s bus service provider. Hailey was practicing her rhyming words when she and Grandma Peggy decided to put them on paper in book form.
Dousman Transportation Company is looking to publish a number of copies of Hailey’s book to use in safety training in the schools it supports with bus transportation.
Some of the lessons in the book include:
“When the door opens wide, wait for the driver to wave you inside.” “Say ‘hello!’ Be polite. Find your seat and sit upright.” “Stay in your seat, until the bus stops. Gather your things, don’t let them drop!”
Great lessons from a great student! Way to go, Hailey!