FWCS News Headlines for 2011-2012

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Fort Wayne Community Schools - There's an App for That (Wednesday, August 01, 2012)

Information about Fort Wayne Community Schools is now available whenever and wherever parents (read full article)


Hundreds Volunteer at FWCS Buildings for United Way Day of Caring (Wednesday, August 01, 2012)

Hundreds of volunteers will clean, paint and spruce up the landscaping at 12 Fort Wayne (read full article)


FWCS Approves New Administrators (Tuesday, July 24, 2012)

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, July 23, hired two new (read full article)


Free and Reduced-price Lunch Applications Due Aug. 10 (Thursday, July 19, 2012)

The application for free and reduced-price meals and textbooks for students is now available (read full article)


FWCS Posts ISTEP+ Gains for Third Consecutive Year (Tuesday, July 10, 2012)

Fort Wayne Community Schools posted gains in nearly every category on the 2012 ISTEP+, according (read full article)


FWCS Named Riley Corporation for Raising Nearly $32,000 (Tuesday, July 03, 2012)

Fort Wayne Community Schools students and staff raised nearly $32,000 for Riley (read full article)


FWCS Approves Principal Positions for 2012-13 (Tuesday, June 12, 2012)

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, June 11, approved several (read full article)


HPB Natatorium Participates in World’s Largest Swimming Lesson (Tuesday, June 12, 2012)

The Helen P. Brown Natatorium will participate in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson at (read full article)


FWCS Celebrates Graduates (Monday, June 11, 2012)

Fort Wayne Community Schools will celebrate commencement Friday and Saturday for the nearly (read full article)


FWCS Summer Meal Program Under Way (Wednesday, June 06, 2012)

Fort Wayne Community Schools will again sponsor the Summer Food Service Program for Children (read full article)


Holland Remembers Aliahna Lemmon (Friday, June 01, 2012)

Students and staff at Holland Elementary School will gather at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 4, in the (read full article)


Learning to the Last Minute (Friday, June 01, 2012)

Fort Wayne Community Schools’ students will be learning up to the last moments of the (read full article)


Schools Honor Students Moving to New Levels (Thursday, May 31, 2012)

Students across Fort Wayne Community Schools will be recognized over the next few days for (read full article)


North Side Music Teacher Named FWCS Teacher of the Year (Wednesday, May 30, 2012)

North Side High School Music Teacher Edward King has been named the 2012 Fort Wayne Community (read full article)


FWCS Says Farewell to 121 Retirees (Wednesday, May 16, 2012)

Fort Wayne Community Schools will say good-bye to 121 retirees with more than 3,200 combined (read full article)


Nearly 80% of FWCS Third-Graders Pass IREAD-3 (Tuesday, May 15, 2012)

Nearly 80 percent of third-graders in Fort Wayne Community Schools passed the IREAD-3 exam given (read full article)


Sign up now for FWCS Summer Driver Education Program (Monday, May 07, 2012)

Fort Wayne Community School will offer two sessions of Driver Education this summer at Anthis (read full article)


Building Plan Would Add $13 Million to Economy, Create 1,500 Jobs (Thursday, May 03, 2012)
The building project that residents of Fort Wayne Community Schools will see on the May 8 ballot (read full article)

Memorial Park Students Take on World Hunger (Thursday, April 26, 2012)

A team of Memorial Park Middle School students is one of four national finalists in the (read full article)


FWCS Hires New Facilities Director (Tuesday, April 24, 2012)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees today approved Darren Hess as the (read full article)

Schools Get Ready to Welcome Future Students (Monday, April 16, 2012)
Fort Wayne Community Schools' elementary schools will have orientation and early registration (read full article)

Parents Invited to Meeting on Grading Practices (Tuesday, April 10, 2012)
After a year of study by Fort Wayne Community Schools staff, including input from parents and (read full article)

Bunche Montessori Celebrates its 20th Anniversary (Tuesday, April 10, 2012)
Bunche Montessori Early Childhood Center will celebrate its 20th anniversary of becoming a (read full article)

Kekionga Student Wins City-Wide Speech Competition (Wednesday, March 28, 2012)
Kekionga Middle School student Ibrahim Dahab won the Fort Wayne Community Schools 2012 Middle (read full article)

Blessings in a Backpack Expands to Abbett (Thursday, March 22, 2012)
The Blessings in a Backpack program, the locally supported nutrition program that provides food for (read full article)

Grown-ups Buzzing about Study Connection Spelling Bee (Monday, March 19, 2012)
Fort Wayne Community Schools' Study Connection is hosting its Second Annual Great Grown-Up (read full article)

Northrop PTSA Co-President Named to Mom Congress (Monday, March 19, 2012)
Parenting magazine has appointed Northrop High School PTSA Co-President Kathie Green to be the (read full article)

St. Mary's Church Honors Three FWCS Employees (Monday, March 19, 2012)
Retired high school administrator Leon Youngpeter has been selected to receive the 2012 Father Tom (read full article)

Continuing Ed Graduation Celebrates Successes, Honors Student Killed in Fire (Thursday, March 01, 2012)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Adult and Continuing Education Department will celebrate the (read full article)

Students Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday While Getting Ready for ISTEP (Wednesday, February 29, 2012)
Elementary and middle school students will begin this year's first round of ISTEP+ testing (read full article)

FWCS Lottery to be held March 23 (Tuesday, February 28, 2012)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools lottery for all grade levels will be held Friday, March 23, at the (read full article)

Memorial Park Choirs Heading to Carnegie Hall (Monday, February 27, 2012)
Two choirs from Memorial Park Middle School will perform at the National Middle School Choir (read full article)

Holland Elementary Makes Plans for Memorial (Thursday, February 16, 2012)
Holland Elementary School is making plans for a memorial to honor Aliahna Lemmon, who was (read full article)

Plan for the Future at the Northeast Indiana College Fair (Thursday, February 16, 2012)
For today's student, continuing their education after high school isn't just a luxury, (read full article)

Northrop PTSA Hosts College Go! Night (Friday, February 10, 2012)
Students and their families will have an opportunity to learn more about college and local (read full article)

FWCS Spring Driver Education Session Begins in March (Wednesday, February 08, 2012)
Fort Wayne Community School will offer Driver Education from March 5-April 26 at Anthis Career (read full article)

FWCS Celebrates Riley Champion, Kicks Off Annual Event (Wednesday, February 08, 2012)
Fort Wayne Community Schools celebrated one of this year's Riley Champions and kicked off its (read full article)

FWCS Prepares for an Earthquake (Monday, February 06, 2012)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will participate in the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut earthquake drill (read full article)

FWCS Files Counter-Claim Regarding Pleasant Center Property (Monday, February 06, 2012)
Fort Wayne Community Schools filed a counter claim today in Allen County Superior Court asking for (read full article)

Franke Park Teachers Head to NASA Program (Thursday, February 02, 2012)
Three teachers from Franke Park Elementary School will spend a week in Houston participating in the (read full article)

Starkey Hearing Foundation Donates Hearing Aids to FWCS Students (Wednesday, February 01, 2012)
Forty-three Fort Wayne Community Schools students with hearing loss will travel to the SportZone in (read full article)

Schools Welcome Families to Open Houses (Tuesday, January 31, 2012)
Fort Wayne Community Schools' elementary, middle and high schools will welcome families and (read full article)

FWCS Graduation Rate Tops State's for Fourth Straight Year (Monday, January 30, 2012)
For the fourth consecutive year, the Fort Wayne Community Schools graduation rate has increased, (read full article)

FWCS hires new Special Education Director (Wednesday, January 25, 2012)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, Jan. 23, hired a new director (read full article)

First FWCS Health and Wellness Center opens (Wednesday, January 25, 2012)
Fort Wayne Community Schools celebrated the opening of its first Health and Wellness Center (read full article)

Zumbathon supports Study Connection in memory of Aliahna Lemmon (Thursday, January 12, 2012)
Eighteen area Zumba instructors will lead participants for two hours of dancing, sweating and lots (read full article)

Choose the A Team at the FWCS School Choice Fair (Wednesday, January 11, 2012)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will host its annual School Choice Fair from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. (read full article)

Student artwork, essays on display this weekend (Friday, January 06, 2012)
Artwork and essays by students throughout Fort Wayne Community Schools will be on display this (read full article)

Lincoln named Title I Distinguished School (Tuesday, December 20, 2011)

The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) announced that Lincoln Elementary in Fort Wayne (read full article)


FWCS Statement Regarding Pleasant Center Property (Monday, December 19, 2011)
When the Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Dec. 12 approved transferring the (read full article)

Board approves transferring Pleasant Center to Airport (Tuesday, December 13, 2011)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees approved on Monday, Dec. 12, transferring (read full article)

FWCS moves forward with $119 million project (Tuesday, December 13, 2011)
Following a public hearing on a proposed $119 million facility improvement project, the Fort Wayne (read full article)

Parents invited to meeting on grading practices (Tuesday, December 13, 2011)
Fort Wayne Community Schools is inviting parents and students to attend a meeting at 7 p.m. (read full article)

Annual Anthis fruit sale begins Thursday (Tuesday, December 13, 2011)
The 22nd Annual Anthis Career Center fruit sale begins Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Anthis Automotive (read full article)

North Side students make holidays bright for kids surviving cancer (Monday, November 28, 2011)
Students at North Side High School will spend the week preparing for the school's 24th annual (read full article)

Food drives, special meals highlight Thanksgiving events (Friday, November 18, 2011)
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, many schools in Fort Wayne Community Schools are hosting food (read full article)

Memorial Park choirs raising money for Carnegie Hall trip (Thursday, November 17, 2011)
Two choirs from Memorial Park Middle School will perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City in March (read full article)

Foundation survey results indicate strong support (Tuesday, November 15, 2011)
The Board of Directors of the Fort Wayne Community Schools Foundation announced today the results (read full article)

Veterans Day celebrated throughout the district (Monday, November 07, 2011)

Fort Wayne Community Schools will honor and celebrate Veterans Day with activities and events at (read full article)


More Veterans Day events (Monday, November 07, 2011)
Friday, Nov. 11 Elementary Schools Abbett At 2 p.m., students will put on a play about the (read full article)

Even more Veterans Day events (Monday, November 07, 2011)
Friday, Nov. 11 Intermediate School Towles Students will participate in a variety of (read full article)

FWCS students visit Charlie Trotter's restaurant (Monday, November 07, 2011)

More than a dozen Fort Wayne Community Schools culinary arts students will visit the famed (read full article)


Parent-Teacher Conferences this week; no school Friday (Monday, October 31, 2011)
Parents will have an opportunity to meet with teachers this week for the fall Parent-Teacher (read full article)

FWCS seeks community input on building plans (Thursday, October 27, 2011)
Fort Wayne Community Schools is asking the entire community to weigh in on how best to maintain (read full article)

FWCS students scare up Fall fun (Wednesday, October 26, 2011)
Students throughout Fort Wayne Community Schools will celebrate the Fall harvest and Halloween this (read full article)

FWCS hosts community meetings to discuss facility plan (Monday, October 24, 2011)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will host four community meetings to discuss the development of a (read full article)

FWCS schools invite guests to fill in as Principal for a Day (Monday, October 17, 2011)
Fort Wayne Community Schools welcomes 53 community members into our schools to serve as guest (read full article)

FWCS approves vendor for health & wellness clinics (Tuesday, October 11, 2011)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees approved a two-year contract with Novia (read full article)

Indiana Pacers legend Dr. Dunk to visit Study Elementary (Monday, October 10, 2011)
Indiana Pacers legend Darnell "Dr. Dunk" Hillman will visit Study Elementary School, 2414 (read full article)

FWCS closed Friday for Fall Break (Monday, October 10, 2011)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will be closed Friday, Oct. 14, for Fall Break. This is a new day off (read full article)

FWCS gets fired up for cold weather (Thursday, October 06, 2011)
It's warm outside this week, but it's time for Fort Wayne Community Schools to get the (read full article)

FWCS & FWPD ask drivers to watch out for pedestrians (Monday, October 03, 2011)
Fort Wayne Community Schools and the Fort Wayne Police Department are asking motorists to take care (read full article)

FWCS budget shrinks for third straight year (Tuesday, September 27, 2011)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees reviewed the 2012 budget today, which (read full article)

Shawnee teacher among top three state finalists (Monday, September 26, 2011)
Shawnee Middle School Teacher Carolyn Bookmyer is among the top three finalists for Indiana Teacher (read full article)

Holland unveils Theraplay Center (Thursday, September 22, 2011)
Holland Elementary School unveiled its Theraplay Center today, providing a playground structure to (read full article)

Foundation to support Fort Wayne Community Schools (Wednesday, September 21, 2011)
The Board of Directors of the Fort Wayne Community Schools Foundation announced today its (read full article)

Study Connection honors those who have made a difference (Friday, September 16, 2011)
At its annual kick-off breakfast today, Study Connection recognized those who have made a (read full article)

FWCS driver education enrollment under way (Monday, September 12, 2011)
Enrollment for Fort Wayne Community Schools' fall session of driver education is under way. (read full article)

Study Connection begins 23rd year (Friday, September 09, 2011)
Study Connection will kick off its 23rd year of helping students with its Annual Celebration and (read full article)

Stuff a Bus this weekend to support Blessings in a Backpack (Thursday, September 08, 2011)
Blessings in a Backpack, which provides food to children in three Fort Wayne Community Schools each (read full article)

Shawnee teacher named FWCS Teacher of the Year (Thursday, September 01, 2011)

Shawnee Middle School Teacher Carolyn Bookmyer has been named the 2011-12 Fort Wayne Community (read full article)


Most FWCS schools reach top levels of state rankings (Monday, August 29, 2011)
Nearly 90 percent of the Fort Wayne Community Schools buildings received an A, B or C this year (read full article)

Chart Showing AYP/PL 221 Status (Monday, August 29, 2011)
SCHOOL AYP PL221 Abbett N C (Academic Progress) Adams Y C (Academic (read full article)

Families invited to Back-to-School Nights (Friday, August 26, 2011)
Schools will be welcoming families back to school over the next few weeks for the annual (read full article)

FWCS students return Monday (Friday, August 19, 2011)

With students returning to school on Monday, Aug. 22, Fort Wayne Community Schools officials (read full article)


Students entering elementary, middle and high school get a jump on the new year (Friday, August 12, 2011)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will welcome students entering kindergarten as well as new middle and (read full article)

FWCS employees pack 200 backpacks for students (Wednesday, August 10, 2011)
Two hundred students will start the 2011-12 school year with a backpack full of new supplies from (read full article)

FWCS buses get annual check-up (Wednesday, August 03, 2011)
Fort Wayne Community Schools' fleet of more than 300 buses will be checked from top to bottom (read full article)

National school safety expert to address community on bullying, school safety (Monday, August 01, 2011)
Fort Wayne Community Schools invites parents and the community to hear nationally known school (read full article)

United Way Day of Caring benefits eight schools (Monday, August 01, 2011)
Hundreds of volunteers will clean, paint and spruce up the landscaping at eight Fort Wayne (read full article)