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Record Number: 2046
Displayed from: Jan 10, 2006 , until: Jan 19, 2006

Anthis Career Center students in Health and Medical Careers will put their first-semester studies in Spanish to use when they hold a Spanish Health Fair for CANI's three through four year old children on Jan. 19 at the Salvation Army Headquarters, 2901 N. Clinton St. The 26 students in Alicia Hill's Introduction to Medical Assisting class have been taking Spanish lessons for credit through Ivy Tech State College. The health fair is designed to give them first-hand experience in the field as well as an opportunity to provide medical assistance to members of this community's Hispanic population. A total of 35 CANI children will participate. They will be divided between two identical sessions - from 9-10 a.m. and again from 1:30-2:30 p.m. The 13 students from the morning and 13 from the afternoon classes at Anthis have designed six different hands-on stations for the children to rotate through - one or two at a time. Topics are: instructions on hand washing; safety - calling 911; understanding a doctor's office appointment; poison control; dental/nutrition and our five senses. The children's parents are also invited to attend. It is so important now that workers in health care fields are bilingual, said Ms. Hill. This program is giving our students a head start and at the same time providing an opportunity for them to give back to the community. It is also serving as the seniors' final exam! Partnering with Anthis is Renee Schiebel, R.N., a Parkview nurse with CANI and Lulu Williams with Matthew 25, who has been their Spanish instructor this semester. Media are invited to attend either session. For more information or for an advance story, please contact Ms. Hill at 467-1175.

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.