FWCS News Headlines for 2008-2009

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Student-Parent Handbook in the mail (Wednesday, July 29, 2009)
Fort Wayne Community Schools mailed the 2009-10 Student-Parent Handbook to homes this week. (read full article)

FWCS hires new administrators (Tuesday, July 28, 2009)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees hired several new administrators at (read full article)

FWCS Participates in Old Navy School Supply Drive (Tuesday, July 28, 2009)
Fort Wayne Community Schools and Old Navy are hosting a school supply drive to provide needed (read full article)

Free and reduced lunch applications due Aug. 10 (Monday, July 27, 2009)
Applications for free and reduced-price meals were recently mailed out to families of the nearly (read full article)

FWCS telephone, internet to shut down (Wednesday, July 22, 2009)
Telephone and internet services at Fort Wayne Community Schools will be shut down from 5 p.m. (read full article)

FWCS to reinstate 75 teaching positions (Wednesday, July 15, 2009)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will reinstate 75 teaching positions cut earlier this year when (read full article)

Riley Children's Foundation Awards $10,000 to Blessings in a Backpack (Monday, July 13, 2009)
The Blessings in a Backpack weekend food program offered in Fort Wayne Community Schools was (read full article)

Cintas gives two automated external defibrillators to FWCS (Thursday, July 02, 2009)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will receive two complimentary automated external defibrillators (read full article)

Forest Park, Price PTAs given national honor (Wednesday, July 01, 2009)
The Forest Park and Price elementary school PTAs were given the Phoebe Apperson Hearst (read full article)

Students donate half-ton of Locker Leftovers (Tuesday, June 30, 2009)
Students at seven schools saved nearly a half-ton of clothing and school supplies from going (read full article)

CAO to retire from FWCS (Monday, June 22, 2009)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees approved two administrative changes (read full article)

United Way recruits 200 volunteers for FWCS summer program (Wednesday, June 17, 2009)
United Way of Allen County has successfully recruited 200 volunteers to work this summer with (read full article)

FWCS raises nearly $30,000 for Riley (Thursday, June 11, 2009)

Fort Wayne Community Schools raised $29,155 for Riley Children's Foundation, benefiting (read full article)


Snider teacher to be named Dolly Parton award winner (Thursday, June 11, 2009)
Snider High School science teacher Francis Mustapha will be honored Friday, June 12, as the 2009 (read full article)

FWCS appoints new administrators for 2009-10 (Monday, June 08, 2009)

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, June 8, approved several (read full article)


FWCS, FWEA take break in negotiations (Friday, June 05, 2009)
Fort Wayne Community Schools and the Fort Wayne Education Association agreed this week to (read full article)

Memorial Park students to be recognized for environmental project (Friday, June 05, 2009)

A team of Memorial Park Middle School students has received a first-place regional award in this (read full article)


Eight FWCS schools to benefit from Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program (Thursday, June 04, 2009)
Eight Fort Wayne Community Schools elementary schools will participate in the federal Fresh (read full article)

Spots still available for summer driver education (Tuesday, June 02, 2009)
Fort Wayne Community Schools is still accepting students for its summer driver education (read full article)

Arlington 5th graders' book published (Friday, May 29, 2009)
A group of Arlington Elementary School students wrote a book that has been published. The book, (read full article)

North Side student to receive car for good attendance (Thursday, May 28, 2009)
A North Side student will start summer break with a new set of wheels as a reward for outstanding (read full article)

FWCS, City partner to demonstrate rain gardens (Tuesday, May 26, 2009)
Students, teachers and volunteers at five Fort Wayne Community School buildings will be planting (read full article)

200 students to receive English Literacy Certificate (Tuesday, May 26, 2009)
Fort Wayne Community Schools Adult & Continuing Education will celebrate the accomplishments (read full article)

Kindergarten, fifth- and eighth-grade students prepare to move on (Thursday, May 21, 2009)
Students across Fort Wayne Community Schools will be recognized over the next two weeks for (read full article)

FWCS to provide meals during the summer (Wednesday, May 20, 2009)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will again sponsor the Summer Food Service Program for Children (read full article)

FWCS schools take home PTA honors (Monday, May 18, 2009)
Several Fort Wayne Community Schools PTA (Parent-Teacher Association) and PTSA (read full article)

FWCS says farewell to 72 retirees (Monday, May 18, 2009)
Fort Wayne Community Schools said good-bye to 72 retirees with a combined 2,000 years of (read full article)

Child Safety Fair hosted by local NCMEC Task Force (Friday, May 15, 2009)
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) Fort Wayne Task Force will host (read full article)

200 volunteers sought to work with students this summer (Monday, May 11, 2009)
United Way of Allen County is looking for 200 volunteers to work with struggling readers this (read full article)

Two-hour delay for FWCS elementary schools on May 12 (Friday, May 08, 2009)
All 34 Fort Wayne Community Schools elementary schools, as well as the elementary grades at (read full article)

Two FWCS schools named Exemplary (Wednesday, May 06, 2009)
Irwin and Washington elementary schools were designated as Exemplary under Indiana's (read full article)

Additional staff reductions needed as state funding uncertain (Tuesday, April 28, 2009)
Layoff notices will be sent to 108 teachers Tuesday, April 28, as state funding remains (read full article)

Whitney Young gets new principal (Tuesday, April 28, 2009)
Fairfield Elementary Principal Sherry Britt will take over as principal of Whitney Young Early (read full article)

Students collect books for Learn United (Wednesday, April 22, 2009)
Students from Elmhurst, South Side and Wayne high schools recently completed book drives for (read full article)

FWCS pools win Platinum Safety Award (Wednesday, April 22, 2009)
Fort Wayne Community Schools' pools received the 2008 Platinum International Aquatic Safety (read full article)

Snider SADD stages mock teen DWI crash (Tuesday, April 21, 2009)
Snider High School Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) is hosting a mock crash at 9:30 (read full article)

FWCS encourages families to attend Healthy Kids Day (Monday, April 20, 2009)
Fort Wayne Community Schools is encouraging families to attend the YMCA Healthy Kids Day from 10 (read full article)

Middle school students speak out at annual competition (Friday, April 17, 2009)
Students from the 11 middle schools in Fort Wayne Community Schools will compete in the annual (read full article)

Study Connection races to make a difference with 5K run/walk (Thursday, April 16, 2009)

Study Connection is racing to make a difference in students' lives with the Big Difference (read full article)


High school meetings a chance to learn more about programs (Thursday, April 16, 2009)
Fort Wayne Community Schools is inviting parents and community members to learn more about the (read full article)

AYP reflects fall ISTEP results, tougher targets (Wednesday, April 15, 2009)
Four Fort Wayne Community schools made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) based on data from the (read full article)

Portage students recognized for service learning project (Monday, April 13, 2009)
Portage Middle School students were named among the top 20 nationally for their participation in (read full article)

Time to get kindergarten students ready for 2009-10 school year (Thursday, April 09, 2009)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will have its kindergarten orientation and early registration (read full article)

FWCS Neighborhood Connection offering summer camps for kids (Wednesday, March 25, 2009)
Fort Wayne Community Schools' Neighborhood Connection is offering summer camps for students (read full article)

Rockin' nutrition show hits Fort Wayne (Wednesday, March 25, 2009)
Students at Maplewood and Waynedale elementary schools will rock out with the country's only (read full article)

FWCS, FWEA begin new contract discussions (Monday, March 16, 2009)
Fort Wayne Community Schools and the Fort Wayne Education Association, which represents the (read full article)

FWCS parents, students, staff participate in PTA Legislative day (Monday, March 16, 2009)
Seventy-two parents, students and Fort Wayne Community Schools staff members are traveling to (read full article)

FWCS looking for input on Web site, communications (Wednesday, March 11, 2009)
Fort Wayne Community Schools is seeking input from the public on the district's Web site and (read full article)

Snider Jazz Band invited to play in Indy (Wednesday, March 11, 2009)

Jazz bands from North Side, Northrop and Snider high schools placed among the top of those (read full article)


Two-hour delay for FWCS elementary schools on March 13 (Monday, March 09, 2009)
All 34 Fort Wayne Community Schools elementary schools, as well as the elementary grades at (read full article)

FWCS hosts Montessori conference (Monday, March 09, 2009)
Fort Wayne Community Schools' two Montessori schools will host the annual United Montessori (read full article)

Bloomingdale, Ballet team up for 'Midsummer Night's Dream' (Tuesday, March 03, 2009)
The Fort Wayne Ballet is teaming up with Bloomingdale Elementary School for a two-year program (read full article)

FWCS celebrates National School Breakfast Week (Friday, February 27, 2009)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will celebrate National School Breakfast Week March 2-6. This (read full article)

Team Up with a Good Book to celebrate Dr. Seuss (Tuesday, February 24, 2009)
Fort Wayne Community Schools and the Fort Wayne Education Association will celebrate Dr. (read full article)

FWCS getting ready for high school graduations (Tuesday, February 24, 2009)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will celebrate six graduations the first weekend in June. Each (read full article)

Student stories tell of obstacles overcome to reach education (Thursday, February 19, 2009)
Heartfelt stories from seven of the 344 students celebrating the completion of their continuing (read full article)

Ward hosts first College and Career Fair (Tuesday, February 17, 2009)
Students at L.C. Ward Education Center will have the opportunity to learn more about (read full article)

FWCS Celebrates Black History Month (Tuesday, February 10, 2009)
Schools throughout the Fort Wayne Community Schools district will celebrate Black History Month (read full article)

FWCS students work to renew 'Miracle Corporation' status (Tuesday, February 03, 2009)

Fort Wayne Community Schools students will raise money this month and through the end of the (read full article)


New Tech High assistant principal hired (Tuesday, January 27, 2009)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees hired Elizabeth Bryan to lead New Tech (read full article)

FWCS establishes multilingual information line (Friday, January 23, 2009)
Fort Wayne Community Schools is giving parents one more way to communicate with the district. (read full article)

Two-hour delay for FWCS elementary schools on Jan. 28 (Thursday, January 22, 2009)
All 34 Fort Wayne Community Schools elementary schools, as well as the elementary grades at (read full article)

Time to make your game plan at the FWCS School Choice Fair (Friday, January 16, 2009)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will host its annual School Choice Fair from 1-4 p.m. on Super (read full article)

FWCS hires new Chief Operations Officer (Tuesday, January 13, 2009)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees today approved hiring Steven M. Cobb (read full article)

Student artwork, essays on display this weekend (Tuesday, January 06, 2009)
The annual Fort Wayne Area PTA Council's Reflections and Citizenship Essay showcase will be (read full article)

Fairfield student named national coloring contest winner (Thursday, December 18, 2008)
The Fort Wayne Task Force for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) (read full article)

Northrop students hold dance marathon for inauguration trip (Wednesday, December 10, 2008)
Northrop High School students planning to attend inauguration events in Washington, D.C., in (read full article)

Annual Anthis fruit sale begins Thursday (Wednesday, December 10, 2008)
The annual Anthis Career Center fruit sale begins Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Anthis Automotive (read full article)

Two-hour delay for FWCS elementary schools on Dec. 9 (Friday, December 05, 2008)
All 34 Fort Wayne Community Schools elementary schools, as well as the elementary grades at (read full article)

FWCS using ISTEP results to focus on improved achievement (Thursday, December 04, 2008)
Fort Wayne Community Schools' teachers and administrators are using the results of the fall (read full article)

Blessings in a backpack expands to Fairfield (Monday, December 01, 2008)

The Blessings in a Backpack program will expand to Fairfield Elementary School in January. When (read full article)


FWCS classes celebrate Thanksgiving (Friday, November 21, 2008)
Fort Wayne Community Schools students will celebrate Thanksgiving next week by hosting food (read full article)

FWCS principals up for state honors (Thursday, November 20, 2008)
Harris Elementary School Principal Renee Beaman and Shawnee Middle School Principal Matt (read full article)

FWCS hosts fall Title I parents conference (Monday, November 17, 2008)
Hundreds of parents are expected to attend the fall Title I Parents as Partners Conference from (read full article)

Northrop students work to fight hunger (Monday, November 17, 2008)
Northrop High School will host Faces of Hunger/Bowls of Change from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. (read full article)

Community members lead schools for a day (Monday, November 10, 2008)

Fort Wayne Community Schools welcomes 50 community members into our schools Friday, Nov. 14, to (read full article)


Two-hour delay for FWCS elementary schools on Nov. 12 (Friday, November 07, 2008)
All 34 Fort Wayne Community Schools elementary schools, as well as the elementary grades at (read full article)

Washington Center teacher receives award (Friday, November 07, 2008)
Washington Center Elementary School second-grade teacher Sandra Nallenweg was named (read full article)

FWCS gets fired up for cold weather (Thursday, October 30, 2008)
The city got a sneak peak of winter this week with snow flurries around, a stark reminder that (read full article)

FWCS begins partnership with Charlie Trotter's restaurant (Thursday, October 30, 2008)
Sixteen Fort Wayne Community Schools culinary arts students will have the opportunity to spend (read full article)

FWCS welcomes parents to high school meetings (Tuesday, October 28, 2008)
Fort Wayne Community Schools is inviting parents to learn more about the high school redesign (read full article)

FWCS students celebrate Halloween, harvest time (Tuesday, October 28, 2008)
Several Fort Wayne Community Schools buildings will celebrate Halloween and the fall harvest (read full article)

Hilary Duff visits FWCS to support Blessings in a Backpack (Tuesday, October 21, 2008)
Actress and singer Hilary Duff visited students South Wayne and Adams elementary schools (read full article)

FWCS Celebrates Red Ribbon Week (Friday, October 17, 2008)
Several Fort Wayne Community Schools will recognize Red Ribbon Week starting Oct. 20 with fun (read full article)

Northrop students making art for Community Harvest Food Bank (Thursday, October 16, 2008)
Northrop High School students and local artists will be working together to make art for Community (read full article)

FWCS Teacher Alanna Oatts Honored with Outstanding Minority Educator Award (Monday, October 13, 2008)
Waynedale Elementary teacher Alanna Oatts, last year's FWCS Teacher of the Year, has received (read full article)

FWCS finds first year of full-day k successful (Thursday, October 09, 2008)
Fort Wayne Community Schools' investment in full-day kindergarten is paying off in higher (read full article)

'The Pact' Doctors bringing message of hope to Fort Wayne (Thursday, October 09, 2008)
The Three Doctors who wrote the book "The Pact" will visit Fort Wayne Tuesday, Oct. (read full article)

Northrop students to attend Presidential Inauguration (Monday, October 06, 2008)
A group of 46 Northrop High School seniors will to travel to Washington, D.C., in January to (read full article)

Two-hour delay for FWCS elementary schools on Oct. 10 (Monday, October 06, 2008)
All 34 Fort Wayne Community Schools elementary schools, as well as the elementary grades at (read full article)

Study Connection sites get back to work (Monday, September 29, 2008)
The 20th year of Study Connection will begin Wednesday, Oct. 1, when 14 students from Haley (read full article)

Effort to reduce harmful emissions near schools unveiled (Friday, September 26, 2008)
The Allen County School Safety Commission and the Allen County Air Quality Task Force unveiled a (read full article)

Find your future at the Northeast Indiana College Fair (Friday, September 26, 2008)
Over the next decade, the American workforce will be short millions of qualified workers for (read full article)

Fort Wayne Area PTA Council hosts Candidates Forum (Wednesday, September 24, 2008)
The Fort Wayne Area PTA Council will host a forum with the eight candidates running for the Fort (read full article)

Education reform expert visits FWCS (Friday, September 19, 2008)
Tom Houlihan, a national education expert known for his work in transforming educational (read full article)

Enrollment higher than projected for FWCS (Tuesday, September 16, 2008)
The official count of students on Friday, Sept. 12, showed Fort Wayne Community Schools' (read full article)

FWCS teaches bus safety (Thursday, September 11, 2008)
Students who ride the bus to Fort Wayne Community Schools can now watch the required bus safety (read full article)

FWCS preparing for ISTEP (Wednesday, September 10, 2008)

Schools are getting ready to make sure their students are prepared to take the ISTEP+ exams next (read full article)


Study Connection celebrates 20th year (Tuesday, September 09, 2008)
Author Robert Fulghum will help Study Connection commemorate its 20th year by serving as the (read full article)

Brentwood turns 50 (Tuesday, September 09, 2008)
Brentwood Elementary School will celebrate its 50th birthday this year with a "Hog N (read full article)

Schools to hold informational meetings (Tuesday, September 09, 2008)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will have eight public meetings to gather input from parents and (read full article)

FWCS preschools earn national accreditation (Tuesday, August 26, 2008)
Six of Fort Wayne Community Schools' Title I preschools at Bloomingdale, Fairfield, (read full article)

FWCS invites parents to go back to school (Monday, August 25, 2008)
Parents will get a chance to be the student as they visit their child's school during Fort (read full article)

FWCS teacher finalist for state teacher of the year (Friday, August 22, 2008)

Fort Wayne Community Schools teacher Denise Oaks is one of 10 finalists selected for (read full article)


A new school year begins for Fort Wayne Community Schools (Monday, August 18, 2008)
Fort Wayne Community Schools got off to a great start Monday, Aug. 18, with more than 32,000 (read full article)

FWCS to strengthen high schools for all students (Friday, August 15, 2008)
Fort Wayne Community Schools is beginning a three to five year process to transform the way high (read full article)

FWCS packs 200 backpacks for students (Wednesday, August 13, 2008)
At least 200 students will start the 2008-09 school year with a backpack full of new supplies (read full article)

FWCS opens 2008-09 school year (Wednesday, August 13, 2008)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will begin the 2008-09 school year on Monday, Aug. 18. Each school (read full article)

2009 budget maintains focus on academics (Tuesday, August 12, 2008)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees publicly presented the district's (read full article)

Two FWCS administrators promoted (Tuesday, August 12, 2008)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees approved promoting two administrators (read full article)

FWCS welcomes back staff with week of professional development opportunities (Monday, August 11, 2008)
Fort Wayne Community Schools teachers will be the students for a week before they welcome their (read full article)

Sixth-graders get a jump on middle school (Thursday, August 07, 2008)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will welcome a new group of sixth-graders to middle school with a (read full article)

FWCS welcomes ninth-graders to high school (Tuesday, August 05, 2008)
Students entering ninth grade at Fort Wayne Community Schools' six high schools will get a (read full article)

United Way Day of Caring comes to 20 schools (Tuesday, August 05, 2008)
Hundreds of volunteers will clean, paint and spruce up the landscaping at 20 Fort Wayne (read full article)

Wallace Foundation extends FWCS leadership grant (Monday, August 04, 2008)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will start the 2008-09 school year with a two-year extension of a (read full article)