FWCS News Headlines for 2009-2010

FWCS News Headlines for 2009-2010

Want to know what's happening in Fort Wayne Community Schools? You've come to the right spot. This is the area to find district-wide news for the current school year. Looking for news from past years? Check out our News Archive.

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Free and reduced-price meal, textbook applications now online (Thursday, July 29, 2010)
The application for free and reduced-price meals and textbooks for students are now available (read full article)

2010-11 Student-Parent Handbook mailed home (Wednesday, July 28, 2010)
Fort Wayne Community Schools parents should receive the 2010-11 Student-Parent Handbook in their (read full article)

Registration for FWCS students coming soon (Friday, July 09, 2010)
Registration for the 2010-11 school year will be held Friday, Aug. 6, and Monday, Aug. 9, (read full article)

New principal appointed to Washington Elementary (Tuesday, June 29, 2010)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, June 28, approved the (read full article)

FWCS' 2010-11 schedule offers weekly professional development (Tuesday, June 29, 2010)
Fort Wayne Community Schools' students, staff and parents will be adjusting to a new schedule (read full article)

FWCS expands English Language Learners program (Friday, June 18, 2010)
Fort Wayne Community Schools is expanding the English Language Learners program to nine additional (read full article)

FWCS Programs of Study recognized for program successes (Thursday, June 17, 2010)
Two of the Programs of Study offered by Fort Wayne Community Schools' high schools have been (read full article)

Enrollment underway for FWCS summer driver ed program (Thursday, June 17, 2010)
Enrollment is underway for Fort Wayne Community Schools' second driver education summer (read full article)

New Principals appointed for Price, Northcrest (Tuesday, June 15, 2010)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, June 14, approved the (read full article)

FWCS custodial services contact saves district $4.4 million (Tuesday, June 15, 2010)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, June 14, approved a three-year (read full article)

FWCS provides meals to students over the summer (Thursday, June 10, 2010)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will again sponsor the Summer Food Service Program for Children (read full article)

Whitney Young earns national accreditation (Tuesday, June 08, 2010)
Whitney Young Early Childhood Center has earned re-accreditation from the National Association for (read full article)

FWCS students rewarded for Riley effort (Tuesday, June 08, 2010)
Students at Washington Center Elementary School will celebrate their efforts to raise money for (read full article)

FWCS celebrates the class of 2010 (Tuesday, June 08, 2010)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will celebrate commencement for its 2,015 graduates this weekend. The (read full article)

FWCS ISTEP+ results improve, following same trend as FWCS exams (Thursday, June 03, 2010)
Fort Wayne Community Schools improved at every grade level on the 2010 Spring ISTEP+. Preliminary (read full article)

200 students to receive English Literacy Certificate (Thursday, June 03, 2010)
Fort Wayne Community Schools Adult & Continuing Education will celebrate the accomplishments of (read full article)

Cars given for outstanding attendance at Anthis, North Side (Wednesday, June 02, 2010)
Two students will receive cars this week as Anthis Career Center and North Side High School reward (read full article)

Kindergarten, fifth- and eighth-graders prepare to move on (Friday, May 28, 2010)
Students across Fort Wayne Community Schools will be recognized over the next two weeks for (read full article)

Elmhurst open house offers chance for final good-byes (Thursday, May 27, 2010)
The community is invited to an open house at Elmhurst High School from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, June 13. (read full article)

FWCS appoints new St. Joseph Central principal (Wednesday, May 26, 2010)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, May 24, approved the (read full article)

Community invited to say good-bye to Pleasant Center (Wednesday, May 26, 2010)
Current and former staff, students and families of Pleasant Center Elementary School are invited to (read full article)

FWCS says farewell to 135 retirees (Friday, May 14, 2010)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will say good-bye to 135 retirees with more than 3,700 combined (read full article)

School in Session on Friday (Wednesday, May 12, 2010)
School will be in session Friday, May 14, which was set aside as a reserve make-up day in the (read full article)

FWCS Board approves reduction in force (Tuesday, May 11, 2010)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees approved the reduction in force list (read full article)

One-hour delay for FWCS elementary schools on May 12 (Thursday, May 06, 2010)
Fort Wayne Community Schools' elementary schools, with the exception of Bunche and Towles, will (read full article)

FWCS approves contract with bus drivers (Tuesday, April 27, 2010)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees approved a two-year agreement with the (read full article)

FWCS appoints new administrators for 2010-11 school year (Tuesday, April 27, 2010)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, April 26, approved two (read full article)

FWCS driver education enrollment underway (Tuesday, April 27, 2010)
Enrollment for Fort Wayne Community Schools' summer sessions of driver education is underway. (read full article)

FWCS PTAs recognized for outstanding efforts (Thursday, April 22, 2010)
Several Fort Wayne Community Schools PTA (Parent-Teacher Association) and PTSA (read full article)

Holland Elementary kicks off major fundraiser (Wednesday, April 21, 2010)
Holland Elementary School, 7000 Red Haw Drive, is kicking off a major fundraiser with a student (read full article)

Elmhurst alumni invited to participate in final concert (Wednesday, April 21, 2010)
The Elmhurst High School Choir, Band and Orchestra will be holding their final concerts this May (read full article)

Schools get ready to welcome future kindergarten students (Thursday, April 15, 2010)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will have its kindergarten orientation and early registration (read full article)

No school for students on Monday (Tuesday, April 13, 2010)
Students will not be in school on Monday, April 19. Middle and high school teachers will spend (read full article)

Anthis Career Center's Automotive Program receives national certification (Tuesday, April 13, 2010)
The automotive training program at Anthis Career Center in Fort Wayne has received certification by (read full article)

FWCS outlines $15 million in budget cuts (Tuesday, March 23, 2010)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees approved $15 million in budget cuts (read full article)

FWCS approves contract with teachers (Tuesday, March 23, 2010)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees approved a one-year contract with the (read full article)

FWCS, FWEA reach tentative agreement (Tuesday, March 16, 2010)
Fort Wayne Community Schools and the Fort Wayne Education Association have reached a tentative (read full article)

One-hour delay for FWCS elementary schools on March 16 (Thursday, March 11, 2010)
Fort Wayne Community Schools' elementary schools, with the exception of Bunche and Towles, (read full article)

High school lottery postponed, information meetings set (Wednesday, March 03, 2010)
The high school lottery scheduled to take place Friday, March 5, has been postponed as Fort Wayne (read full article)

Price students get ready for ISTEP (Friday, February 26, 2010)
Price students will have an ISTEP+ Reader's Theatre with some staff members at 2:45 p.m. today. (read full article)

Students share stories of determination and success at graduation (Thursday, February 25, 2010)
A young mother, a father of three and three other continuing education graduates will share (read full article)

Schools celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday by reading (Thursday, February 25, 2010)
Fort Wayne Community Schools and the Fort Wayne Education Association will celebrate Dr. (read full article)

New leaders named for three LEAD Schools (Tuesday, February 23, 2010)
New leaders were approved for three of Fort Wayne Community Schools' five elementary LEAD (read full article)

FWCS students, staff give $28,000 to Haiti relief efforts (Friday, February 19, 2010)
Fort Wayne Community Schools' students and staff raised more than $28,000 over the last (read full article)

Students write, chew and cheer their way to ISTEP week (Friday, February 19, 2010)
Elementary and middle school students will spend the last week of February preparing for the (read full article)

One-hour delay for FWCS elementary schools on Feb. 19 (Tuesday, February 16, 2010)
Fort Wayne Community Schools' elementary schools, with the exception of Bunche and Towles, (read full article)

FWCS driver education enrollment underway (Friday, February 12, 2010)
Enrollment for Fort Wayne Community Schools' spring session of driver education is underway. (read full article)

Bunche joins other schools in celebrating Montessori Awareness Week (Thursday, February 11, 2010)

Families interested in the benefits of a Montessori education will be able to learn more and (read full article)


New principal named for Lane Middle School (Tuesday, February 09, 2010)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees approved Matt Stinson as the new (read full article)

High school schedule switching to seven-period day (Friday, February 05, 2010)
Fort Wayne Community Schools' high schools will switch to a seven-period day beginning in (read full article)

No School for Students on Monday, Feb. 8 (Thursday, February 04, 2010)
Students will not be in school on Monday, Feb. 8, as high school teachers spend the day in (read full article)

FWCS set to keep Miracle Corporation status (Wednesday, February 03, 2010)

Fort Wayne Community Schools kicked off its annual fundraiser for Riley Hospital for Children (read full article)


FWCS Board requests bold budget reduction plan (Tuesday, February 02, 2010)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees has requested that the FWCS (read full article)

FWCS schools LEADing the way to success (Friday, January 29, 2010)
Eleven Fort Wayne Community Schools will lead the way in education reform as the district makes (read full article)

FWCS buses go green with stimulus grant (Thursday, January 28, 2010)
Fort Wayne Community Schools' buses are emitting fewer pollutants after a $99,000 grant from (read full article)

FWCS students, staff support Haiti relief efforts (Thursday, January 28, 2010)
Fort Wayne Community Schools students and staff are raising money and planning special events to (read full article)

Kekionga Steel Drumz to release first CD (Tuesday, January 26, 2010)
The Kekionga Steel Drumz will release its first CD Saturday, Feb. 6, at a fundraiser dinner and (read full article)

FWCS working with Parkview in seasonal flu vaccination effort (Tuesday, January 26, 2010)
Nurses from Parkview Hospital are visiting area schools to give seasonal flu vaccinations to (read full article)

FWCS Board approves administrative changes as part of comprehensive reform efforts (Tuesday, January 26, 2010)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees approved several administrative changes (read full article)

One-hour delay for FWCS elementary schools on Jan. 27 (Monday, January 25, 2010)
Fort Wayne Community Schools' elementary schools, with the exception of Bunche and Towles, (read full article)

Croninger, Irwin recognized as Four Star Schools (Wednesday, January 13, 2010)
Croninger and Irwin elementary schools were named Four Star Schools for the 2008-09 school (read full article)

Day off for students on Friday (Tuesday, January 12, 2010)
Students will have a four-day weekend this week, starting with a day off on Friday, Jan. 15. (read full article)

Find your favorite at the FWCS School Choice Fair (Tuesday, January 12, 2010)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will host its annual School Choice Fair from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, (read full article)

FWCS graduation rate increases, remains higher than state average (Friday, January 08, 2010)
The graduation rates increased at each of the six Fort Wayne Community Schools high schools for (read full article)

Students showcase their work (Wednesday, January 06, 2010)

The Fort Wayne Area Council PTA will host its annual Reflections and Citizenship Showcase from (read full article)


Santa Claus is coming to FWCS (Tuesday, December 15, 2009)
Santa Claus will be making stops at several Fort Wayne Community Schools classrooms Friday, Dec. (read full article)

Annual Anthis fruit sale begins Thursday (Tuesday, December 08, 2009)
The 20th Annual Anthis Career Center fruit sale begins Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Anthis (read full article)

One-hour delay for FWCS elementary schools on Dec. 9 (Monday, December 07, 2009)
Fort Wayne Community Schools' elementary schools, with the exception of Bunche and Towles, (read full article)

Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of Trustees Raising the Bar (Thursday, December 03, 2009)
The following is a press release from the Indiana Department of Education. The Indiana State (read full article)

North Side students make Christmas bright for children with cancer (Tuesday, December 01, 2009)
North Side High School students and staff are preparing for the 22nd Annual Christmas Party for (read full article)

FWCS students celebrate Thanksgiving (Friday, November 20, 2009)
Fort Wayne Community Schools students will celebrate Thanksgiving by learning about the holiday, (read full article)

Teachers, principal sleep outside for Northwood fundraiser (Friday, November 20, 2009)
All month, Northwood Middle School students have been raising money for Matthew 25 as part of (read full article)

City partners with FWCS, Mad Ants on safety awareness program (Thursday, November 19, 2009)
Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry joined representatives from the Fort Wayne Police Department, Fort (read full article)

Support Study Connection through Magical Day of Giving (Wednesday, November 18, 2009)
Support Fort Wayne Community Schools' nationally recognized tutoring program and get (read full article)

FWCS Superintendent receives national honor (Thursday, November 12, 2009)
Fort Wayne Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Wendy Robinson will be honored this month by the (read full article)

FWCS/FWEA Join with United Way for Live United Family Night (Friday, November 06, 2009)
Fort Wayne Community Schools, the Fort Wayne Education Association and United Way of Allen (read full article)

FWCS honors veterans (Friday, November 06, 2009)
Students and staff throughout Fort Wayne Community Schools will honor veterans this month in (read full article)

FWCS welcomes community members as guest principals (Friday, October 30, 2009)

Fort Wayne Community Schools welcomes 54 community members into our schools to serve as guest (read full article)


FWCS students return to Charlie Trotter's restaurant (Thursday, October 29, 2009)

At least a dozen Fort Wayne Community Schools culinary arts students will spend a few hours on (read full article)


FWCS schools celebrate Halloween, fall harvest (Tuesday, October 27, 2009)
Students throughout Fort Wayne Community Schools will participate in various activities this (read full article)

One-hour delay for FWCS elementary schools on Oct. 22 (Monday, October 19, 2009)
Fort Wayne Community Schools' elementary schools, with the exception of Bunche and Towles, (read full article)

PBS documentary features FWCS administrators (Friday, October 16, 2009)
Four Fort Wayne Community Schools administrators and two FWCS parents are featured in two PBS (read full article)

FWCS celebrates Red Ribbon Week (Friday, October 16, 2009)
Several Fort Wayne Community Schools will recognize Red Ribbon Week with fun activities to (read full article)

FWCS gets fired up for cold weather (Thursday, October 15, 2009)
As chilly weather sets in, it is time for Fort Wayne Community Schools to get the buildings (read full article)

FWCS celebrates National School Lunch Week (Wednesday, October 14, 2009)
Fort Wayne Community Schools is joining other schools across the nation in celebrating National (read full article)

Parent-teacher conferences, delay days return to FWCS calendar (Wednesday, October 07, 2009)
Parent-teacher conferences and delay days to allow for teacher professional development are back (read full article)

Study Connection sites get back to work (Monday, October 05, 2009)
The 21st year of Study Connection begins Tuesday, Oct. 6, when 18 students from Washington (read full article)

FWCS appoints chief academic officer (Tuesday, September 29, 2009)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, Sept. 28, approved moving (read full article)

Community organizations fighting H1N1 together (Monday, September 28, 2009)
On Monday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m., the local Fort Wayne television stations will simulcast (read full article)

The future starts now at the Northeast Indiana College Fair (Friday, September 25, 2009)
For today's student, continuing their education after high school isn't just a luxury, (read full article)

FWCS enrollment up for 2009-10 school year (Monday, September 21, 2009)
Fort Wayne Community Schools' enrollment grew by nearly 200 students according to the count (read full article)

FWCS continues to focus on using data to advance achievement (Wednesday, September 16, 2009)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will continue to focus on making sure each child is academically (read full article)

Reductions result in smaller budget for 2010 (Tuesday, September 15, 2009)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees presented the district's proposed (read full article)

Northcrest and Maplewood earn national accreditation (Friday, September 11, 2009)
Northcrest and Maplewood Title 1 preschools have earned accreditation from the National (read full article)

Students receive lesson on bus safety (Thursday, September 10, 2009)
Students who ride the bus to Fort Wayne Community Schools can now watch the required bus safety (read full article)

Study Connection begins 21st year (Tuesday, September 08, 2009)
Study Connection will kick off its 21st year of helping students with its Annual Celebration and (read full article)

Irwin teacher named FWCS Teacher of the Year (Friday, August 28, 2009)
Irwin Elementary School teacher Portia Coe has been named the 2009-10 Fort Wayne Community (read full article)

FWCS joins Twitter and Facebook (Wednesday, August 26, 2009)
Fort Wayne Community Schools has joined the social networking crowd with district information is (read full article)

Two FWCS staff members start the year with tales from China (Wednesday, August 26, 2009)
Two Fort Wayne Community Schools staff members are starting the school year with interesting (read full article)

FWCS offers fall driver education classes (Tuesday, August 25, 2009)
Fort Wayne Community Schools is offering a fall session of driver education for the first time. (read full article)

FWCS invites parents to meet teachers, learn about school improvement plans (Monday, August 24, 2009)

Parents will have a chance over the next few weeks to visit their child's school and learn (read full article)


Fort Wayne Community Schools opens its doors for another year (Monday, August 24, 2009)
Fort Wayne Community Schools got off to a great start Monday, Aug. 24, with more than 32,000 (read full article)

FWCS, FWEA agree to start the school year with status quo contract (Friday, August 21, 2009)
Fort Wayne Community Schools and the Fort Wayne Education Association have agreed to maintain a (read full article)

Take extra caution as students return to school on Monday (Thursday, August 20, 2009)

With students returning to school on Monday, Aug. 24, Fort Wayne Community Schools officials (read full article)


City/School Partnership Offers Students Concrete Experience (Wednesday, August 19, 2009)
A partnership between the City of Fort Wayne and Fort Wayne Community Schools is providing valuable (read full article)

United Way Day of Caring benefits 12 schools (Thursday, August 13, 2009)
Hundreds of volunteers will clean, paint and spruce up the landscaping at 10 Fort Wayne (read full article)

FWCS to pack more than 200 backpacks for students (Tuesday, August 11, 2009)
More than 200 students will start the 2009-10 school year with a backpack full of new supplies (read full article)

Students entering sixth, ninth grades get a jump start on the year (Tuesday, August 11, 2009)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will welcome students entering middle and high school to their new (read full article)

Iron Chef Cat Cora to raise funds for Blessings in a Backpack (Monday, August 10, 2009)
Iron Chef Cat Cora will visit Fort Wayne Tuesday, Aug. 11, to raise money for the Blessings in a (read full article)

Registration time for FWCS students (Tuesday, August 04, 2009)
Registration for the 2009-10 school year will be held simultaneously Friday, Aug. 7, and Monday, (read full article)

FWCS buses get annual check-up (Tuesday, August 04, 2009)
Fort Wayne Community Schools' fleet of more than 300 buses will be checked from top to (read full article)