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Record Number: 2434
Displayed from: May 03, 2006 , until: May 10, 2006
One of the nation's top youth leadership development consultants, Ted Wiese from Carmel, IN will make his third trip to speak with students at North Side High School. His Learning to Lead program focuses on team-building, communication, problem-solving, leadership and making a positive difference at school. Wiese will address 90 NSHS students in a lively, interactive workshop from 8:30-11:30 a.m. May 11 at the school, 475 E. State Blvd. The students have been selected by faculty and support staff from among the 180 who have already participated in Wiese's workshops this school year. According to Gregg Goewert, assistant principal, the workshop is not designed for students who have already shown leadership but rather for those who would not typically lean in that direction. Of the students who have been in one of two past workshops, there have been fewer referrals and students are doing better academically. Wiese uses wit, wisdom, real-life stories and lots of fun to leave students informed and with skills to take back to school, ideas to put into action and something good to talk about with their peers. He has presented his workshops to hundreds of high schools and middle schools across the country. Media are invited. Contact Gregg Goewert, assistant principal, at 467-2696.

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.