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Record Number: 9828
Displayed from: Apr 15, 2013 , until: Apr 19, 2013

Weisser Park Elementary students will show off their best work in digital art and music at an event Thursday, April 18, at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

Night at the Museum begins at 6 p.m. and will be a showcase of the work students at the arts magnet school have done this year in a variety of artistic areas, including music, movies, photography, animation, gaming and more.

Some of the work showcased will highlight the work done in the new music lab donated to the school by Sweetwater Sound. The state-of-the-art lab has allowed students to make their own music using programs, such as Garage Band, and experiment with sound in a high-tech format.

“This event allows us to show families and members of the community how an arts magnet school is transforming in the digital age,” Weisser Park Principal Kent Martz said. “While traditional art forms are still a critical part of our curriculum, we also want our students to learn how to blend art with 21st Century skills in a way that will aid them no matter which career path they take.”

Attendance at the event is by invitation only. During the Night at the Museum, the school also hopes to raise money for additional materials and equipment to enhance the learning environment for students. Funds raised will be used to purchase high-tech items such as DVD and CD burners and a 3-D printer.

Those not in attendance Thursday and interested in assisting the school should call Weisser Park at 467-8875.

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.