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Record Number: 9064
Displayed from: Sep 19, 2012 , until: Sep 30, 2012

Brentwood Elementary, 3710 Stafford Drive, will dedicate its new fitness trail with a Crazy Sock Walk at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20. Students and staff are invited to wear crazy socks for the occasion.

The ¼-mile trail is located around the perimeter of the school's playground and grassy areas. Parkview Hospital helped the school get started with its plan two years ago by hiring a land planner to map out the vision for the trail. The school then raised more than $20,000 and worked with the City of Fort Wayne to have the trail paved earlier this year.

The celebratory walk in the morning will be followed by additional events in the evening to commemorate the opening of the trail. At 6:30 p.m., school leaders will thank all of the contributors who helped make the trail possible, including Brentwood families and staff, Parkview, former City Council member Karen Goldner, the City of Fort Wayne and the Brentwood Neighborhood Association. The event will include carnival games, pizza and the opportunity to walk or jog on the new fitness trail.

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.