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Record Number: 6440
Displayed from: Jun 08, 2010 , until: Jun 12, 2010
Fort Wayne Community Schools will celebrate commencement for its 2,015 graduates this weekend. The students leave their high schools with varied future plans. Some will pursue higher education at colleges such as New York University, Cornell University, Indiana University, Purdue University and University of Michigan. Others will take time to study abroad, join the military or continue working on the technical training they need to start a career. Before embarking on their new adventures, they will come together one final time as the Class of 2010 for their graduation ceremonies at the Memorial Coliseum. Procedures set for commencements are designed to established dignified ceremonies celebrating the students. Those entering graduation must have a ticket. Tickets were issued to students at each school to share with family and friends. Those arriving late to a graduation ceremony will be allowed into the ceremony but will be directed to the back seating section of the Memorial Coliseum arena or expo. No one will be allowed to enter the area where the graduates are seated once the ceremony has started. All graduation ceremonies take place at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum at the following times: Wayne 6 p.m. Friday, June 11 Elmhurst 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 11 North Side 10 a.m. Saturday, June 12 South Side 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 12 Snider 1 p.m. Saturday, June 12 Northrop 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 12

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.