FWCS News Headlines for 2013-2014

FWCS News Headlines for 2013-2014

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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FWCS Families Register for 2014-15 School Year (Wednesday, July 30, 2014)

Registration for the 2014-15 school year will be held Friday, Aug. 1, and Monday, Aug. 4, at all (read full article)


New Administrators Approved for 2014-15 School Year (Tuesday, July 29, 2014)

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees approved three administrative (read full article)


FWCS Launches Door-to-Door Campaign this Week (Monday, July 21, 2014)

Fort Wayne Community Schools staff members will be visiting homes throughout the district this (read full article)


FWCS to Offer Early College at North Side, Wayne High Schools (Tuesday, June 24, 2014)

Fort Wayne Community Schools will offer the Early College program at North Side and Wayne high (read full article)


Transportation Director Appointed (Tuesday, June 24, 2014)

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, June 23, approved hiring (read full article)


FWCS Buses Getting Greener with IDEM Grant (Tuesday, June 17, 2014)

Fort Wayne Community Schools’ buses will emit fewer pollutants after a $314,108 grant from (read full article)


FWCS to Provide No-Cost Meals to Elementary, Middle School Families (Tuesday, June 10, 2014)

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees approved a plan to provide meals at no (read full article)


HR Director, Principal Changes, Snider AD Announced (Tuesday, June 10, 2014)

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, June 9, approved the (read full article)


FWCS Celebrates Graduates (Monday, June 09, 2014)

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


FWCS Adopts New School Year Schedule Beginning in 2015-16 (Wednesday, June 04, 2014)

Fort Wayne Community Schools has adopted a new school year schedule that will allow first (read full article)


Adult ELL Students Celebrated at Anthis (Monday, June 02, 2014)

The accomplishments of more than 200 adult students learning English as a new language will be (read full article)


Title I Pre-K Programs Earn NAEYC Accreditation (Monday, June 02, 2014)

Pre-kindergarten programs at Forest Park, Franke Park, Harrison Hill and Indian Village (read full article)


FWCS Summer Meal Program Begins Monday (Monday, June 02, 2014)

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


Schools Honor Students Moving to New Levels (Wednesday, May 28, 2014)

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


Adams Elementary Teacher Named FWCS Teacher of the Year (Wednesday, May 28, 2014)

Adams Elementary School Second-Grade Teacher Linda Shafer has been named the 2014 Fort Wayne (read full article)


FWCS Offers Summer Driver Education (Wednesday, May 21, 2014)

Fort Wayne Community School will offer Driver Education from June 11-27 and July 7-25 (read full article)


FWCS Hosts STEM Conference for Girls (Friday, May 16, 2014)

Fort Wayne Community Schools, the Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana and Indiana (read full article)


FWCS Honors 123 Retirees (Wednesday, May 14, 2014)

Fort Wayne Community Schools will say good-bye to 123 retirees with nearly 3,300 combined years (read full article)


Anthis Students Explore Construction Trades Career Options (Tuesday, May 13, 2014)

Anthis Career Center will host a career day for students in the Construction Trades program to (read full article)


Technology Fair Highlights Digital Learning (Thursday, May 08, 2014)

Fort Wayne Community Schools is sponsoring a Technology Fair from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at (read full article)


FWCS Students to Take Paper ISTEP, Forgo Online Exams (Monday, April 28, 2014)

Fort Wayne Community Schools officials announced today that students will not be taking the (read full article)


FWCS Asking Parents, Students and Staff for Input (Tuesday, April 22, 2014)

Fort Wayne Community Schools is asking school-based staff, students in grades 6-12 and parents (read full article)


FWCS Graduation Rate Tops 90% (Wednesday, April 16, 2014)

The Fort Wayne Community Schools graduation rate topped 90 percent for the Class of 2013, an (read full article)


Community Leaders Learn that Seeing is Believing (Tuesday, April 15, 2014)

Local business and community leaders will have an opportunity to learn more about the cutting (read full article)


Croninger Named Four Star School (Tuesday, April 15, 2014)

Croninger Elementary School has been designated a Four Star School by the Indiana Department of (read full article)


Schools Welcome Future Pre-K and Kindergarten Students (Thursday, April 10, 2014)

Fort Wayne Community Schools’ elementary schools will have orientation and early (read full article)


Grown-Ups Make Bid for Honeycomb Trophy in Annual Spelling Contest (Monday, March 24, 2014)

Fort Wayne Community Schools’ Study Connection is hosting its Fourth Annual Great Grown-Up (read full article)


School Choice Survey Results Now Available (Friday, March 14, 2014)

Fort Wayne Community Schools is sharing the results of a School Choice Survey taken by parents (read full article)


FWCS, Fort Wayne Area PTA Council Host Information Meetings (Friday, March 07, 2014)

Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees and administrators will co-host a series (read full article)


Students Get Ready for First Round of ISTEP+ (Thursday, March 06, 2014)

Elementary and middle school students will begin this year’s first round of ISTEP+ testing (read full article)


New Partnership a Win-Win for Students, Future Educators & the Region (Wednesday, March 05, 2014)

Research indicates that 74 percent of students not reading at grade level by the third grade do (read full article)


Continuing Ed Graduation Celebrates Success (Monday, March 03, 2014)

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Adult and Continuing Education Department will celebrate the (read full article)


Students Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday (Thursday, February 27, 2014)

Students throughout Fort Wayne Community Schools will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ 110th birthday (read full article)


What's Next? Find Out at the Northeast Indiana College Fair (Wednesday, February 26, 2014)

For today’s students, continuing their education after high school isn’t just a (read full article)


FWCS Lottery to be Held Friday (Wednesday, February 26, 2014)

The Fort Wayne Community Schools lottery for all grade levels will be held Friday, Feb. 28, at (read full article)


FWCS Extends School Day to Make Up Time Lost to Cancellations (Monday, February 24, 2014)

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees approved a plan Monday, Feb. 24, to (read full article)


Local PTAs Head to Indianapolis, Northrop Honored by Senate (Wednesday, February 12, 2014)

Dozens of local PTA members will participate in the annual Indiana PTA Legislative Conference (read full article)


FWCS Spring Driver Education Session Begins Soon (Tuesday, February 11, 2014)

Fort Wayne Community School will offer Driver Education from Feb. 18-April 15 at Anthis Career (read full article)


FWCS Celebrates Riley Champion, Kicks Off Annual Event (Monday, February 10, 2014)

Fort Wayne Community Schools celebrated one of this year’s Riley Champions and kicked off (read full article)


Parent-Teacher Conferences Canceled; School in Session Friday (Monday, January 27, 2014)

Message from Superintendent Dr. Wendy Robinson:

Because of the number of cancellations (read full article)



Washington Honored as Title I Distinguished School (Wednesday, January 15, 2014)

Washington Elementary was honored Jan. 15 as a Title I Distinguished School, one of just (read full article)


Learn More About FWCS During Tuesday Tours (Friday, January 10, 2014)

Families are invited to visit Fort Wayne Community Schools’ elementary, middle and high (read full article)


Student Artwork, Essays on Display to Inspire (Friday, January 10, 2014)

Artwork and essays by students throughout Fort Wayne Community Schools will be on display from (read full article)


Caywood Named 2013 IASP Elementary Principal of the Year (Tuesday, December 10, 2013)

Holland Elementary School Principal J. Michael Caywood was recently named the 2013 Indiana (read full article)


Anthis Fruit Sale Back for 24th Year (Tuesday, December 10, 2013)

The 24th Annual Anthis Career Center fruit sale begins Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Anthis (read full article)


North Side Students Make Holidays Bright with Party for Kids Surviving Cancer (Wednesday, December 04, 2013)

Students at North Side High School are getting ready for the school’s 27th annual (read full article)


FWCS Gives Thanks (Monday, November 25, 2013)

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, many schools in Fort Wayne Community Schools are helping those in (read full article)


FWCS Begins Online Distribution of Flyers (Wednesday, November 20, 2013)

Beginning today, Fort Wayne Community Schools will distribute flyers to parents electronically (read full article)


National PTA Recognizes Northrop as First "School of Excellence" Nationwide (Monday, November 18, 2013)

National PTA President Otha Thornton will present the "School of Excellence" banner to Northrop (read full article)


Northrop PTSA Hosts Third Annual College & Career Night (Wednesday, November 13, 2013)

The Northrop High School Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is hosting its third annual (read full article)


Energy Program Saves FWCS $862,000 in First Year (Tuesday, November 12, 2013)

In the first year of its energy savings program Fort Wayne Community Schools has saved $862,333. (read full article)


FWCS Celebrates Veterans Day (Friday, November 08, 2013)

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


FWCS Seeks Input on School Choice (Tuesday, November 05, 2013)

Fort Wayne Community Schools is asking parents and community members to provide critical (read full article)


Guests See Life Inside a School as Principal for a Day (Tuesday, October 22, 2013)

Fort Wayne Community Schools welcomes 55 community members into our schools to serve as guest (read full article)


Strategic Data Fellow Hired Through TIF Grant (Tuesday, October 15, 2013)

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, Oct. 14, approved the (read full article)


FWCS Welcomes Notable Alumni to School Choice Fair (Monday, October 14, 2013)

Fort Wayne Community Schools will host its annual School Choice Fair from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, (read full article)


New Tech Teacher Receives Milken Award (Thursday, October 03, 2013)

Ginger Giessler, an English teacher at New Tech Academy at Wayne High School, is a recipient of (read full article)


FWCS Budget Remains Flat for 2014 (Wednesday, September 25, 2013)

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, Sept. 23, reviewed the 2014 (read full article)


Schools Celebrate Constitution Day (Monday, September 16, 2013)

Schools throughout the District will learn about the Constitution of the United States with (read full article)


Study Connection Kicks Off 25th Year (Tuesday, September 03, 2013)

Study Connection will celebrate its 25th year of helping students with the Annual Celebration (read full article)


New Principal Appointed to Shambaugh (Wednesday, August 28, 2013)

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees approved the hiring of a new principal (read full article)


FWCS, Teachers Reach Two-Year Agreement (Wednesday, August 28, 2013)

Fort Wayne Community Schools and the Fort Wayne Education Association have agreed on a two-year (read full article)


FWCS Students Return Monday (Friday, August 16, 2013)

Fort Wayne Community Schools will kick-off a new year with students returning Monday, Aug. 19. (read full article)


Families Welcomed to Back-to-School Nights (Thursday, August 15, 2013)

Schools are welcoming students and parents back to school over the next few weeks for the annual (read full article)


New Administrators Approved for 2013-14 School Year (Tuesday, August 13, 2013)

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees approved three administrative (read full article)


FWCS Employees Pack 300 Backpacks for Students (Wednesday, August 07, 2013)

Three hundred students will start the 2013-14 school year with a backpack full of new supplies (read full article)