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Elmhurst JAG recognized nationally (Thursday, July 31, 2008)
Elmhurst High School's JAG (Jobs for America's Graduates) program has been recognized (read full article)

Taylor construction affects Portage, Lindley (Wednesday, July 30, 2008)
Construction on Taylor Street between Ardmore Avenue and Portage Boulevard will make it (read full article)

FWCS buses get annual check-up (Tuesday, July 29, 2008)
Fort Wayne Community Schools' fleet of more than 300 buses will be checked from top to (read full article)

Time to register FWCS students for 2008-09 school year (Friday, July 25, 2008)
All Fort Wayne Community Schools will have two registration days in August to get students (read full article)

Free and reduced lunch applications due Aug. 1 (Monday, July 21, 2008)
Applications for free and reduced price meals were recently mailed out to families of the nearly (read full article)

FWCS hires Elmhurst principal, HR director (Tuesday, June 24, 2008)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, June 23, hired a new (read full article)

Registration underway for summer driver education (Tuesday, June 17, 2008)
Fort Wayne Community Schools Driver Education program is now taking enrollments for the second (read full article)

Two principals join FWCS (Tuesday, June 10, 2008)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, June 9, hired principals (read full article)

FWCS to expand English Language Learners program (Friday, June 06, 2008)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will expand its English Language Learners program to five (read full article)

120 students to receive English Literacy Certificate (Thursday, May 29, 2008)
Fort Wayne Community Schools Adult & Continuing Education will celebrate the accomplishments (read full article)

FWCS celebrates graduates (Thursday, May 29, 2008)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will celebrate commencement next week for the 1,902 graduates of (read full article)

FWCS students, staff celebrate year's accomplishments (Wednesday, May 28, 2008)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will celebrate the end of a successful school year and say good-bye (read full article)

Board Member Carol Coen to Step Down Effective June 30 (Friday, May 23, 2008)

Fort Wayne Community Schools longtime board member Carol Coen will step down from her seat (read full article)


Parents can pay for school lunch online (Wednesday, May 21, 2008)
Parents of students in Fort Wayne Community Schools can now pay for their child's lunch (read full article)

Nutritious meals to be provided this summer (Wednesday, May 21, 2008)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will sponsor the Summer Food Service Program for Children providing (read full article)

Schools celebrate student milestones (Tuesday, May 20, 2008)
Students across the Fort Wayne Community Schools district will be recognized over the next two (read full article)

Two students to receive cars for outstanding attendance (Monday, May 19, 2008)
Two students will start their summer break with a new set of wheels. Anthis Career Center and (read full article)

Child Safety Fair free for families (Wednesday, May 14, 2008)

Families are invited to attend the second annual Child Safety Fair hosted by the National Center (read full article)


FWCS hires new administrators for 2008-09 school year (Tuesday, May 13, 2008)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday approved several (read full article)

FWCS celebrates service of 105 retirees (Tuesday, May 06, 2008)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will celebrate more than 2,800 years of service worked by 105 (read full article)

FWCS last day of school June 2 (Monday, May 05, 2008)
Following a winter with four snow days when schools were closed, the last day of school has been (read full article)

Two FWCS groups compete in Majic 95.1's Little Give (Thursday, May 01, 2008)
Two Fort Wayne Community Schools groups are working to turn their community projects into (read full article)

Whitney Young hosts early childhood education seminar (Thursday, May 01, 2008)
More than 100 people from across the country will participate in a conference this weekend at (read full article)

Two-hour delay for FWCS elementary schools on May 6 (Wednesday, April 30, 2008)
All 34 Fort Wayne Community Schools elementary schools, as well as the elementary grades at (read full article)

FWCS holds universal kindergarten orientation & early registration (Tuesday, April 29, 2008)

For the first time, Fort Wayne Community Schools will hold kindergarten orientation and early (read full article)


Blackhawk student wins speech contest (Thursday, April 24, 2008)
Blackhawk Middle School eighth-grader Ryan Tapp won the 2008 Fort Wayne Community Schools Middle (read full article)

FWCS students earn top honors from Indiana PTA (Thursday, April 24, 2008)
Several Fort Wayne Community Schools students were recognized by the Indiana PTA for their (read full article)

FWCS sweeps State PTA awards for second year (Tuesday, April 22, 2008)
For the second consecutive year, Fort Wayne Community Schools swept the State PTA awards, being (read full article)

Memorial Park students jazz it up (Monday, April 21, 2008)
Memorial Park Middle School students will work with several musicians the week of April 21 as (read full article)

EPA recognizes FWCS for reducing bus emissions (Monday, April 21, 2008)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 Acting Air and Radiation Division Director Cheryl (read full article)

Middle school students speak out (Friday, April 18, 2008)
Students from the 11 middle school in Fort Wayne Community Schools will compete in the annual (read full article)

FWCS students collect thousands of items for food bank (Thursday, April 17, 2008)
Dozens of Fort Wayne Community Schools students will spend the day Friday, April 18, stacking (read full article)

North Side music teacher honored by Philharmonic (Thursday, April 17, 2008)
North Side High School music teacher Ed King will be recognized at a concert Saturday, April 19, (read full article)

Anthis students are ready to rock (Monday, April 14, 2008)
Twice a week, 10 Anthis Career Center students stay late at the automotive center fixing up a (read full article)

More FWCS schools reach top PL 221 categories (Wednesday, April 02, 2008)
Nearly 25 percent more Fort Wayne Community Schools buildings reached the top three categories (read full article)

Board member Carol Coen to step down (Wednesday, March 26, 2008)
Longtime Fort Wayne Community Schools Board Member Carol Coen will step down from her seat later (read full article)


FWCS raises $31,691 for Riley (Thursday, March 20, 2008)

Fort Wayne Community Schools raised $31,691 during February and March for Riley Children's (read full article)


Northrop hosts Jazz Fest (Thursday, March 13, 2008)
The Northrop High School Instrumental Music Parents Association will sponsor the 19th annual (read full article)

International dyslexia expert to receive Northrop Diploma (Wednesday, March 12, 2008)
Thirty years after his peers graduated from Northrop High School, Dana Blackhurst will join (read full article)

FWCS hosts annual Title I parents conference (Tuesday, March 11, 2008)
Hundreds of parents are expected to attend the annual Title I Parents as Partners Conference (read full article)

Students Encourage Peers, Staff to Vote (Thursday, March 06, 2008)
Fort Wayne Community Schools high school students are hosting voter registration drives this week (read full article)

Robotics Championship to be Held at South Side High School (Wednesday, March 05, 2008)

The South Side Robotics Invitational will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at (read full article)


FWCS celebrates National School Breakfast Week (Tuesday, March 04, 2008)
Fort Wayne Community Schools is celebrating National School Breakfast Week March 3-7. The theme (read full article)

Superintendents discuss property tax reform effects (Monday, March 03, 2008)
The four Allen County school superintendents met for a joint press conference Friday, Feb. 29, (read full article)

Two-hour delay for FWCS elementary schools on March 7 (Friday, February 29, 2008)
All 34 Fort Wayne Community Schools elementary schools, as well as the elementary grades at (read full article)

Reading is on the loose for Read Across America (Wednesday, February 27, 2008)
Fort Wayne Community Schools and the Fort Wayne Education Association will celebrate Dr. (read full article)

Mentoring Matters at FWCS (Friday, February 22, 2008)
Big Brothers Big Sisters in partnership with Fort Wayne Community Schools honored the milestone (read full article)

Students learn to think like entrepreneurs (Monday, February 18, 2008)
Students will have the opportunity to put their creativity to the test during the 2008 Idea (read full article)

Student stories tell of obstacles overcome to reach education (Tuesday, February 12, 2008)
Ninety Continuing Education students who completed their high school programs from January (read full article)

North Side Jazz Fest welcomes trombonist Michael Davis (Tuesday, February 12, 2008)
North Side High School will host its annual daylong Jazz Fest Saturday, Feb. 16, with guest (read full article)

FWCS students work to become a 'miracle corporation' (Monday, February 11, 2008)

Fort Wayne Community Schools students will raise money over the next two weeks to make their (read full article)


Franke Park teachers take off with NASA (Friday, February 08, 2008)
A group of Franke Park teachers is spending 10 days at the Johnson Space Center in Houston to (read full article)

Free transportation available for School Choice Fair (Tuesday, February 05, 2008)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will provide free transportation to its School Choice Fair Sunday, (read full article)

Cheeseburgers pulled from school lunches (Tuesday, February 05, 2008)
Fort Wayne Community Schools stopped serving mini-cheeseburgers at lunch Tuesday, Feb. 5, (read full article)

Register now for Allen County Youth Summit (Monday, February 04, 2008)
Middle and high school students are invited to register for the annual Allen County Youth (read full article)

International Baccalaureate program featured at information night (Friday, February 01, 2008)
South Side High School's International Baccalaureate Programme will be highlighted at an (read full article)

Northrop dazzles with musical showcase (Wednesday, January 30, 2008)
Northrop High School will host its annual premier musical event this weekend. The Seventh (read full article)

Two-hour delay for FWCS elementary schools on Feb. 6 (Wednesday, January 30, 2008)
All 34 Fort Wayne Community Schools elementary schools, as well as the elementary grades at (read full article)

Students reflect on making a difference (Wednesday, January 23, 2008)
The annual Fort Wayne Area PTA Council's Reflections and Citizenship Essay showcase will be (read full article)

Miami class tops in READ 180 competition (Tuesday, January 22, 2008)
Miami Middle School students in teacher Ashley Geron's sixth-grade READ 180 class have read (read full article)

FWCS unveils new goals, logo (Monday, January 14, 2008)
Fort Wayne Community Schools unveiled its district goals and a new logo at a press conference (read full article)

School Choice Fair offers parents chance to learn about schools (Friday, January 11, 2008)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will host its annual School Choice Fair from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. (read full article)

Study Connection Read-A-Thon celebrates community connections (Thursday, January 10, 2008)
Fort Wayne Community Schools' Study Connection will celebrate the many partnerships between (read full article)

Lakeside going green with renovation project (Tuesday, December 18, 2007)
In an effort to be environmentally conscious and good fiscal stewards, Fort Wayne Community (read full article)

Annual Anthis fruit sale going on now (Friday, December 14, 2007)
The annual Anthis Career Center fruit sale is going on this weekend at the automotive building (read full article)

Two-hour delay for FWCS elementary schools on Dec. 11 (Thursday, December 06, 2007)
All 34 Fort Wayne Community Schools elementary schools, as well as the elementary grades at (read full article)

Mayor-elect Tom Henry to speak at Elmhurst (Wednesday, December 05, 2007)
Fort Wayne Mayor-elect Tom Henry will speak at Elmhurst High School's annual Fathers & (read full article)

North Side students celebrate with annual Christmas party (Tuesday, December 04, 2007)
More than 300 students and staff members at North Side High School are putting on the 20th (read full article)

FWCS recognizes student leaders (Tuesday, December 04, 2007)
Student leaders from Fort Wayne Community Schools' six high schools will be recognized (read full article)

Lindley celebrates international success (Tuesday, December 04, 2007)
Lindley Elementary School, 2201 Ardmore Ave., will have an open house from 1:30-3 p.m. Sunday, (read full article)

FWCS makes ISTEP gains (Monday, December 03, 2007)
ISTEP+ results for Fort Wayne Community Schools show improvement across the board with results (read full article)

Craig Martin named Student Services Director (Tuesday, November 27, 2007)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees hired Y. Craig Martin at its meeting (read full article)

FWCS Public Affairs Director earns Accreditation in Public Relations (Monday, November 19, 2007)

Melanie Hall, Public Affairs Director with Fort Wayne Community Schools, has successfully (read full article)


Indian Village principal up for state honor (Friday, November 16, 2007)
Indian Village Principal Stephany Bourne will be recognized this weekend as the District 3 (read full article)

FWCS schools celebrate Thanksgiving (Friday, November 16, 2007)
Students in several Fort Wayne Community Schools classrooms will celebrate Thanksgiving next (read full article)

Schools welcome community members for Principal for a Day (Friday, November 09, 2007)

Fort Wayne Community Schools welcomes 48 community members into our schools next week to serve (read full article)


Star students head to Spell Bowl finals (Wednesday, November 07, 2007)
Fort Wayne Community Schools is proud to send teams from two middle schools to the state Spell Bowl (read full article)

FWCS students recognize Veterans Day (Wednesday, November 07, 2007)
Over the next two weeks, students across Fort Wayne Community Schools will remember those who have (read full article)

First Lady comes to Bloomingdale (Tuesday, November 06, 2007)
Indiana's First Lady Cheri Daniels will visit Bloomingdale Elementary School, 1300 Orchard (read full article)

Poignant student artwork to tour FWCS (Tuesday, November 06, 2007)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will showcase some of our students' best works of art in a (read full article)

Ward students get life lesson at Verizon (Wednesday, October 31, 2007)
Students from Ward Education Center will get a chance to meet professionals working at Verizon (read full article)

FWCS scares up Halloween fun (Tuesday, October 30, 2007)
Several Fort Wayne Community Schools elementary schools will celebrate Halloween and the harvest (read full article)

Two-hour delay for FWCS elementary schools on Nov. 1 (Monday, October 29, 2007)
All 34 Fort Wayne Community Schools elementary schools, as well as the elementary grades at (read full article)

Artists teaching Whitney Young students African drums and dancing (Friday, October 26, 2007)
Over a period of six weeks, pre-k students at Whitney Young Early Childhood Center will learn (read full article)

Education expert comes to Fort Wayne (Friday, October 26, 2007)
Fort Wayne Community Schools welcomes Dr. Willard Daggett to the district next week to work with (read full article)

FWCS celebrates Red Ribbon Week (Thursday, October 18, 2007)
Several Fort Wayne Community Schools will recognize Red Ribbon Week Oct. 22-26 with fun (read full article)

FWCS teachers participate in Appleseed Writing Project (Thursday, October 18, 2007)
Eleven educators from Fort Wayne Community Schools will be among the presenters at the Appleseed (read full article)

Lindley accepted into International Spanish Academies (Thursday, October 18, 2007)
Fort Wayne Community Schools is proud to announce that Lindley Elementary School has been (read full article)

FWCS gets fired up for cold weather (Tuesday, October 16, 2007)
Though high temperatures are forecast to be in or near the 70s all week, it won't be long (read full article)

Schools recognize World Food Day (Friday, October 12, 2007)
Students in several Fort Wayne Community Schools buildings will recognize World Food Day next (read full article)

Miami remembers former principal (Tuesday, October 09, 2007)
Miami Middle School students and staff and Fort Wayne Community Schools officials will remember (read full article)

Circus is coming to school (Friday, October 05, 2007)
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will be visiting Fort Wayne Community Schools (read full article)

FWCS book fees can now be paid by credit card (Thursday, October 04, 2007)
Fort Wayne Community Schools is now accepting book fee payments by credit card. Invoices were (read full article)

Anthony Wayne Rotary supports third-graders (Thursday, October 04, 2007)
Anthony Wayne Rotary members have spent the week distributing Dictionaries to third-graders (read full article)

WBCL hosts drive for PTA Clothing Bank (Thursday, October 04, 2007)

WBCL radio is taking on Fort Wayne Community Schools' PTA Clothing Bank as its community (read full article)


Find Your Future at the Northeast Indiana College Fair (Tuesday, October 02, 2007)
Over the next decade, the American workforce will be short millions of qualified workers for (read full article)

FWCS' first scheduled two-hour delay of the year Oct. 3 (Thursday, September 27, 2007)
All 34 Fort Wayne Community Schools elementary schools, as well as the elementary grades at (read full article)

Anthis Aviation program receives FAA approval (Friday, September 21, 2007)

The Aviation Powerplant Technician Program at Anthis Career Center received Federal Aviation (read full article)


New Teacher Academy starts Tuesday (Friday, September 21, 2007)
Fort Wayne Community Schools' newest teachers will begin the 2007-08 New Teacher Academy (read full article)

Students celebrate World Peace Day (Thursday, September 20, 2007)
Students at Waynedale Elementary and Towles Intermediate schools will celebrate International (read full article)

Hip hop artist Kelz coming to North Side (Wednesday, September 19, 2007)
Teenage rapper Kelz will reward North Side students for their hard work on ISTEP+ this week with (read full article)

Enrollment dips slightly at FWCS overall, high school enrollment up (Tuesday, September 18, 2007)
The official count of students Friday, Sept. 14, showed Fort Wayne Community Schools' (read full article)

Northrop Juniors, Seniors get a dose of reality (Monday, September 17, 2007)
While freshmen and sophomores take required state standardized tests this week, juniors and (read full article)

Healthy eating matters for ISTEP (Thursday, September 13, 2007)

Making sure students eat healthy meals and snacks is just one way Fort Wayne Community Schools (read full article)


Pianist Leon Bates coming to Memorial Park (Wednesday, September 12, 2007)
World-renowned pianist Leon Bates will work with Memorial Park Middle School students Friday, Sept. (read full article)

Study Connection kicks off year (Monday, September 10, 2007)

Study Connection will kick off its19th year with a celebration recognizing the important work (read full article)


Colts chaplain comes to Ward (Thursday, September 06, 2007)
Indianapolis Colts Chaplain Ken Johnson will be the guest speaker at the back-to-school night at (read full article)

Fort Wayne Community Schools tackles hunger (Saturday, September 01, 2007)
Fort Wayne Community Schools, with support from SchenkelShultz Architecture, is working to remove (read full article)

Bus safety video viewing begins Monday (Friday, August 31, 2007)
Students who ride the bus to Fort Wayne Community Schools will be able to watch the required bus (read full article)

Teachers to get 4% raise, more professional development (Tuesday, August 28, 2007)
The two-year contract tentatively agreed to by Fort Wayne Community Schools and the Fort Wayne (read full article)

Korean War veterans to receive diplomas (Monday, August 27, 2007)
Two Korean War veterans will receive their high school diplomas Saturday, Sept. 1, more than 50 (read full article)

Applying for FWCS jobs gets easier (Monday, August 27, 2007)
Filling out a paper application for jobs at Fort Wayne Community Schools will no longer be (read full article)

FWCS seeking input from community (Wednesday, August 22, 2007)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will have eight public meetings to gather input from parents and the (read full article)

FWCS, FWEA reach agreement (Monday, August 20, 2007)
Fort Wayne Community Schools and its teachers reached a tentative agreement on a two-year (read full article)

School starts in Fort Wayne (Monday, August 20, 2007)
Rain couldn't dampen the spirits of the more than 32,000 students and thousands of Fort Wayne (read full article)

Parents go back to school, too (Thursday, August 16, 2007)
Going back to school isn't just for the students in Fort Wayne Community Schools. At the (read full article)

Watch for children, buses as school year begins (Thursday, August 16, 2007)

As students head back to school on Monday, Aug. 20, Fort Wayne Community Schools officials are (read full article)


FWCS/FWEA welcomes new teachers (Monday, August 13, 2007)
Fort Wayne Community Schools and the Fort Wayne Education Association will welcome 115 new teachers (read full article)

FWCS welcomes 9th-graders to high school (Friday, August 10, 2007)
Fort Wayne Community Schools' six high schools will welcome their newest students Wednesday and (read full article)

FWCS getting buses ready to go (Friday, August 10, 2007)
Fort Wayne Community Schools' fleet of more than 300 buses will be checked from top to bottom (read full article)

FWCS works with community to strengthen early learning (Friday, August 10, 2007)
Getting a strong start in learning is one of the best ways to make sure students are successful in (read full article)

FWCS Board to talk about capital projects (Thursday, August 09, 2007)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools board members will meet at 6 p.m. today (Aug. 9) to talk about the (read full article)

FWCS annual bookbag project helps 200 students (Thursday, August 09, 2007)
At least 200 students who might not otherwise have the supplies they need to go back to school will (read full article)

FWCS sixth-graders get a taste of middle school (Wednesday, August 08, 2007)

This year's sixth-graders will get their first real middle school experience Thursday, Aug. (read full article)


Handbooks sent to parents (Monday, August 06, 2007)
Fort Wayne Community Schools recently mailed handbooks to the parents of the district's nearly (read full article)

Emergency work at Washington Elementary School (Friday, August 03, 2007)
Emergency facilities work will be done at Washington Elementary School before the 2007-08 school (read full article)

FWCS awarded $750,000 for leadership development (Wednesday, August 01, 2007)
The Wallace Foundation has awarded a $750,000 grant to Fort Wayne Community Schools to train and (read full article)