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Record Number: 3109
Displayed from: Apr 12, 2007 , until: Apr 13, 2007
Lakeside Middle School's 5th annual Healthy School Summit will be held Friday, April 13, from 7:45-10:45 a.m. Students will learn about the many health topics that will have an impact on their well-being in the future. Many health experts will be on hand to share vital information. The kick-off will be at 7:55 a.m. after a moment of silence and the Pledge of Allegiance. Superintendent Dr. Wendy Robinson will address students, followed by Area Administrator Rita Turflinger, and Healthy School Summit Founder Anita Dortch. Grade 6 speakers will focus on the topics of Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco. Speakers will be: Dr. Sherri Stiles Walker - physician Detective Mitchell McKinney - FWPD Narcotics John Hamrick - Fire Dept. Search and Rescue Dale Pequignot - Parkview Alcohol Prevention Jenny Habegger - CAPS Kelly Tipton - Addictive Behavior Counseling Carla Castro - United Hispanic America/ tobacco prevention The entire 6th grade will gather in the gym at 10 a.m. for a demonstration by the FWPD Drug Dogs. Grade 7 speakers will focus on the topics of Health, Fitness, Nutrition. Speakers will be: Becky Larson - FWCS Dietician Nancy Yoder - Diabetic Specialist Dr. Monique Hartle - Athletic Performance Center Ralph White - White's School of Arts Performance One - 2 speakers Katie Jackson - teacher, coach, referee Barbizon School of Modeling and Self-esteem The entire 7th grade will gather in the gym at 9 a.m. for a presentation by Robert Bowles Karate. Grade 8 speakers will focus on the topics of Relationships. Speakers will be: Pam Sully - Allen Co. Dept. of Health Judy Harris - Women's Health Jeff Lane - AIDS Task Force Emily Grigar - AIDS Task Force Lichelle Beeler - EACS teacher, Come As You Are Church Richard Pierce - Life Plan McMillan Health Center - STDS Interactive Video Conference In addition, the entire 8th grade will gather in the gym at 8:10 a.m. for a wheelchair basketball game featuring players from Turnstone Center for the Disabled vs. Lakeside Varsity players in wheelchairs. The school is located at 2100 Lake Ave. Principal is Carlton Mable. Media are invited to the events.

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.