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Record Number: 2997
Displayed from: Jan 25, 2007 , until: Jan 31, 2007
The Living Abe Lincoln, presented by Mobile Ed Productions, Inc., will enlighten, inform and entertain all students at Waynedale Elementary School on Jan. 31. Performances will be at 1 and 2 p.m. at the school, 7201 Elzey St. Since 1989 Mobile Ed Productions, Inc., a school assembly company from Redford, Mich. has offered The Living Abe Lincoln to schools and organizations throughout the United States. The performance is a chronological, first-person narrative of his life, from humble origins in the backwoods of Kentucky through his trying years in the White House. The professional actor that portrays Abraham Lincoln draws on an extensive theatrical experience as well as in-depth and expert knowledge of his subject (many teachers have remarked that even they learned a lot). He will provide an educational odyssey that is often humorous, while at other times extraordinarily moving. A very popular portion of Mr. Lincoln's visit occurs at the end of the formal presentation when the performer steps out of character and fields questions from the audience. This truly memorable performance is a wonderful event, which proves that Education Through Entertainment is a delightful way in which to enrich students' minds and encourage new thoughts and ideas. The increased need for students to experience educational activities outside the realm of the classroom is an important factor for our school, said Principal Kent Martz. That is why allowing outside educators to come into the school and present live, hands-on activities is vitally important. For additional information from the school please contact Mr. Martz at 425-7480.

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.