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Record Number: 1955
Displayed from: Nov 28, 2005 , until: Dec 11, 2005

Staff and students of North Side High School are sponsoring their 19th annual Christmas Party for Kids Surviving Cancer and their families. On Sunday, Dec. 11 from 1-4:30 p.m. the newly renovated high school will be awash in holiday festivities! There will be a Christmas play, a visit from Magician Dick Stoner, face painting, Balloonatic Bob with his cuddly balloon critters, performances by the North Side strings and the brass ensemble along with the show choir. And, Santa will stop by to present all of the children surviving cancer and their siblings with gifts. Since 1986, North Side students have been planning, organizing and putting on this elaborate event that features lots of holiday fare along with the fun. Over 300 students and staff members contribute to this event, either financially or by volunteering - or both. Cancer Services of Allen County refers the families. This year, invitations have been extended to children who are at Riley Children's Hospital and St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Forty families, including over 100 children will attend. Media are welcome at this event and at the following activities leading up to the Christmas party: * On Tuesday, Dec. 6, students will leave North Side by bus at 5:45 p.m. to go to the Coldwater Wal-Mart where they will shop for their adopted child who will be attending the party. The Coldwater store has donated $2,000 to this year's event. Students will be selecting gifts from 6-8 p.m. * On Thursday, Dec. 8, students will be in the NSHS Commons Area from 2:40-5 p.m. wrapping the gifts they purchased for the children. The school is located at 475 E. State Blvd. Principal is Charles DeFord. For information, contact Scott Borah or Don Wiley, teachers, at 425-7530.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.