No more heavy backpacks!
It's time that Hill Country Middle School parents do something about what our children are carrying around on their backs. Over 60% of school age children report chronic back pain related to heavy backpacks. Each year over 5,000 school children go to emergency rooms because of injuries related to over-weighted backpacks. Occupational therapists recommend that a student's backpack weighs no more than 15% of their body weight. Please lend your support to this petition for the administrators at our school to help us find a better solution for our children. Backs are important! and you have them for a long time. We are confident that HCMS are sympathetic to this but probably need a bit of impetus to kick off a solution! HERE IS THAT IMPETUS.