Volunteers Spruce Up FWCS Buildings During Day of Caring

Record Number: 18713
Displayed from: Jul 09, 2019 , until: Sep 09, 2019

Volunteers will clean, paint and spruce up the landscaping at nine Fort Wayne Community Schools buildings Thursday, July 18, as part of a special Day of Caring sponsored by United Way of Allen County.

Employees from four local businesses will spend the day getting the schools in shape for the new school year, which begins Tuesday, Aug. 13.

The 27th annual United Way of Allen County Day of Caring will take place Wednesday, Aug. 21. Because school will be in session then, FWCS and United Way partnered with local businesses to create a special summer Day of Caring to focus on school buildings. This is the fourth year for this partnership. FWCS buildings have been included in Day of Caring for 12 years.

The friendships formed on Day of Caring often turn into long-term partnerships between the businesses and the schools, with employees returning to volunteer or help the schools in other ways throughout the school year.

“Our schools are an important cornerstone in the community, and we appreciate that others are willing to spend the day making sure they look good,” FWCS Superintendent Dr. Wendy Robinson said. “We will soon be welcoming students, parents and staff members back for another year, and it helps everyone get off to a good start when the building is spruced up.”

Below are the Day of Caring sites and the teams working at the sites on Thursday:

  • Croninger Elementary, 6700 Tirer Road – Hylant Group
  • Jefferson Middle School, 5303 Wheelock Road – Hylant Group
  • Maplewood Elementary, 2200 Maplewood Road – Vera Bradley
  • Miami Middle School, 8100 Amherst Drive – Vera Bradley
  • Study Elementary, 2414 Brooklyn Ave. – NIPSCO
  • Washington Elementary, 1015 W. Washington Blvd. – Fort Wayne Community Schools

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.