FWCS News Headlines for 2010-2011

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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)

FWCS is Exemplary, makes AYP for second straight year (Tuesday, July 26, 2011)
Fort Wayne Community Schools has made Adequate Yearly Progress under the federal No Child Left (read full article)

Free and reduced-price lunch applications due Aug. 10 (Monday, July 25, 2011)
The application for free and reduced-price meals and textbooks for students is now available online (read full article)

North Side and South Side Post Gains; Meet State Expectations (Friday, July 22, 2011)
Fort Wayne Community Schools' North Side and South Side High Schools posted gains and met state (read full article)

FWCS Posts Gains, Outpaces State in ISTEP Growth (Tuesday, July 12, 2011)
PRESS RELEASE July 12, 2011 FWCS Posts gains, outpaces state in ISTEP growth Fort Wayne (read full article)

FWCS offers summer program for refugee students (Wednesday, June 29, 2011)
Nearly 40 refugee students who attend North Side and South Side high schools are spending four (read full article)

FWCS, teachers reach two-year agreement (Tuesday, June 28, 2011)
Fort Wayne Community Schools and the Fort Wayne Education Association have agreed on a two-year (read full article)

FWCS and FWEA Reach Tentative Agreement (Thursday, June 23, 2011)
Fort Wayne Community Schools and the Fort Wayne Education Association have reached a tentative (read full article)

Title I pre-kindergarten programs earn NAEYC re-accreditation (Friday, June 17, 2011)
Pre-kindergarten programs at Abbett Elementary, Adams Elementary and Scott Academy have earned (read full article)

FWCS students raise nearly $30,000 for Riley (Friday, June 17, 2011)
Fort Wayne Community Schools students and staff raised nearly $30,000 for Riley Children's (read full article)

Registration for FWCS Students Aug. 3 and 6 (Wednesday, June 15, 2011)

Registration for the 2012-13 school year will be held Friday, Aug. 3, and Monday, Aug. 6, (read full article)


FWCS celebrates graduates (Monday, June 13, 2011)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will celebrate commencement Friday and Saturday for the nearly 2,000 (read full article)

Learning lasts through the final day (Thursday, June 09, 2011)
Fort Wayne Community Schools' students will be learning up until the last moments of the (read full article)

FWCS summer meal program begins Tuesday (Wednesday, June 08, 2011)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will again sponsor the Summer Food Service Program for Children (read full article)

150 students to receive English Literacy Certificate (Wednesday, June 08, 2011)
Fort Wayne Community Schools Adult & Continuing Education will celebrate the accomplishments of (read full article)

FWCS 2011-12 calendar eliminates delay days (Friday, June 03, 2011)
Fort Wayne Community Schools has finalized its 2011-12 school year calendar eliminating the weekly (read full article)

Students throughout the district prepare to take the next step (Friday, June 03, 2011)
Students across Fort Wayne Community Schools will be recognized over the next two weeks for (read full article)

Statement from Dr. Robinson regarding FWEA impasse (Thursday, June 02, 2011)
FWEA declared an impasse tonight in negotiations, and will ask the Indiana Education Employment (read full article)

Last delay day scheduled for June 1 (Tuesday, May 17, 2011)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will have its final weekly 30-minute delay of the school year on (read full article)

FWCS says farewell to 123 retirees (Thursday, May 12, 2011)

Fort Wayne Community Schools will say good-bye to 123 retirees with more than 3,200 combined (read full article)


FWCS approves principal assignments for 2011-12 (Wednesday, May 11, 2011)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, May 9, approved several new (read full article)

School in session on Friday (Monday, May 09, 2011)
School will be in session Friday, May 13, and Friday, May 27, which were set aside as reserve (read full article)

State to hold hearings at North Side & South Side (Thursday, May 05, 2011)
The Indiana State Board of Education will conduct public hearings at North Side and South Side high (read full article)

FWCS driver education enrollment underway (Thursday, May 05, 2011)
Enrollment for Fort Wayne Community Schools' summer sessions of driver education is underway. (read full article)

Anthis students pass 911 exam (Wednesday, May 04, 2011)
Two dozen students from Anthis Career Center are now certified to be 911 operators after passing (read full article)

Brentwood gets moving for new fitness trail (Tuesday, May 03, 2011)
Brentwood Elementary will host two events this month to raise money for a new fitness trail at the (read full article)

Middle schools to get students moving (Friday, April 29, 2011)

Portage and Shawnee middle schools will join middle schools across the country in participating (read full article)


FWCS reinforces test ethics as ISTEP+ continues (Thursday, April 28, 2011)
Fort Wayne Community Schools is reinforcing testing ethics with its staff members as the second (read full article)

Blackhawk student wins city-wide speech competition (Tuesday, April 26, 2011)
Blackhawk Middle School student Bailee Cheathams won the Fort Wayne Community Schools 2011 Middle (read full article)

FWCS Schools recognized for outstanding PTAs (Tuesday, April 19, 2011)
Several Fort Wayne Community Schools PTA (Parent-Teacher Association) and PTSA (read full article)

FWCS Natatorium earns Platinum Safety Award (Tuesday, April 19, 2011)
Fort Wayne Community Schools' Helen P. Brown Natatorium received the 2010 Platinum (read full article)

FWCS gets ready for an earthquake (Friday, April 15, 2011)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will participate in the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut earthquake drill (read full article)

Northrop students taking on hunger (Wednesday, April 13, 2011)
Northrop High School art students are getting ready for their third annual Faces of Hunger~Bowls of (read full article)

Schools get ready to welcome future students (Tuesday, April 12, 2011)
Each Fort Wayne Community Schools elementary school will have orientation and early registration (read full article)

FWCS approves administrative changes (Tuesday, March 29, 2011)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, March 28, hired a new (read full article)

FWCS to seek input from stakeholders using streamlined tools (Tuesday, March 29, 2011)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees approved a three-year contract on Monday, (read full article)

Parent-Teacher Conferences this week; no school on Friday (Tuesday, March 29, 2011)
School will not be in session for Fort Wayne Community Schools on Friday, April 1. As established (read full article)

Grown-ups get a chance to show off their spelling E-R-U-D-I-T-I-O-N (Thursday, March 24, 2011)
Fort Wayne Community Schools' Study Connection is hosting its inaugural Great Grown-Up Spelling (read full article)

FWCS students recognized for nutrition knowledge (Friday, March 18, 2011)
Nine Fort Wayne Community Schools students have been recognized for writing about their favorite (read full article)

Croninger to celebrate Four Star School status (Monday, March 14, 2011)
Croninger Elementary School will celebrate being named a Four Star Schools for the 2009-10 school (read full article)

Registration under way for spring programs at the Helen P. Brown Natatorium (Tuesday, March 01, 2011)
Registration is under way for spring swim lessons, water exercise classes and lifeguard training at (read full article)

Graduation dates moved after snow days add up (Monday, February 28, 2011)
The 2011 graduation dates for Fort Wayne Community Schools' high schools have been moved back (read full article)

FWCS Board members announce support for teachers (Thursday, February 24, 2011)
Fort Wayne Community Schools Board President Mark GiaQuinta announced today that the Board will (read full article)

Students take a moment to get motivated for ISTEP+ week (Wednesday, February 23, 2011)
Elementary and middle school students will begin this year's first round of ISTEP+ testing (read full article)

Students share stories of determination and success at graduation (Wednesday, February 23, 2011)
A working mother who only knew one word of English hamburger when she came to the U.S., a (read full article)

FWCS driver education enrollment underway (Thursday, February 17, 2011)
Enrollment for Fort Wayne Community Schools' spring session of driver education is underway. (read full article)

Zumbathon to support FWCS' Study Connection (Tuesday, February 08, 2011)
Thirteen Zumba instructors will lead participants for two hours of dancing, sweating and lots of (read full article)

FWCS to be featured in training video (Monday, February 07, 2011)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will be featured in a training video being created by the HOPE (read full article)

Bunche Montessori to host open house (Monday, February 07, 2011)
Bunche Montessori Early Childhood Center will host an open house from 5-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. (read full article)

FWCS kicks off Riley Children's Foundation fundraiser (Friday, February 04, 2011)

Fort Wayne Community Schools kicked off its annual fundraiser for Riley Hospital for Children (read full article)


Bunche sells wall tiles to celebrate its 20th anniversary (Thursday, February 03, 2011)
Bunche Montessori Early Childhood Center will celebrate its 20th anniversary of becoming a (read full article)

All District Buildings CLOSED on Feb. 2 (Tuesday, February 01, 2011)
All Fort Wayne Community Schools buildings, including the Grile Administrative Center and other (read full article)

FWCS hires new human resources director (Tuesday, January 25, 2011)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees hired a new human resources director on (read full article)

Four-day weekend for FWCS students (Wednesday, January 12, 2011)
School will not be in session for Fort Wayne Community Schools students on Friday, Jan. 14. As (read full article)

Success Starts Here at the FWCS School Choice Fair (Tuesday, January 11, 2011)
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 (Tuesday, January 04, 2011)
Artwork and essays by students throughout Fort Wayne Community Schools will be on display this (read full article)

FWCS graduation rate increases, remains higher than the state average (Monday, December 20, 2010)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools graduation rate for the class of 2010 increased for the third (read full article)

Bunche to be re-accredited by Montessori society (Friday, December 10, 2010)
Bunche Montessori Early Childhood Center learned this week that it will receive re-accreditation by (read full article)

Annual Anthis fruit sale begins Thursday (Monday, December 06, 2010)
The 21st Annual Anthis Career Center fruit sale begins Thursday, Dec. 9, at the Anthis Automotive (read full article)

Great High School Food Drive under way (Tuesday, November 30, 2010)
Four Fort Wayne Community Schools high schools are currently participating in the Great High School (read full article)

North Side students make holidays bright with party for kids surviving cancer (Tuesday, November 30, 2010)
North Side High School will host its 23rd annual Christmas Party for Kids Surviving Cancer from 1-3 (read full article)

Record Number of FWCS schools make AYP, reach top state categories (Tuesday, November 23, 2010)
Nearly 85 percent of the Fort Wayne Community Schools buildings reached the top three categories (read full article)

FWCS students celebrate Thanksgiving (Friday, November 19, 2010)

Fort Wayne Community Schools students will celebrate Thanksgiving by learning about the holiday, (read full article)


Parkview, Health Department and Schools Partner on Flu Mist Clinics (Thursday, November 18, 2010)
Nurses from Parkview Hospital have visited Fort Wayne Community Schools' 18 Title I school to (read full article)

Community leaders serve as guest principals at FWCS (Friday, November 12, 2010)
Fort Wayne Community Schools welcomes 52 community members into our schools to serve as guest (read full article)

FWCS vision-impaired students visit the circus (Wednesday, November 10, 2010)
Visually impaired Fort Wayne Community Schools' students will participate in a "touch (read full article)

Wayne High School accepts sanctions from IHSAA (Friday, November 05, 2010)
Wayne High School has accepted sanctions from the Indiana High School Athletic Association (read full article)

FWCS honors veterans (Thursday, November 04, 2010)
Students and staff throughout Fort Wayne Community Schools will honor veterans this month in (read full article)

FWCS students return to Charlie Trotter's restaurant (Monday, November 01, 2010)

At least a dozen Fort Wayne Community Schools culinary arts students will spend a few hours on (read full article)


FWCS schools use Halloween, fall harvest as teaching moments (Tuesday, October 26, 2010)
Students throughout Fort Wayne Community Schools will participate in various activities this week (read full article)

FWCS celebrates Red Ribbon Week (Thursday, October 21, 2010)
Several Fort Wayne Community Schools will recognize Red Ribbon Week with fun activities to (read full article)

FWCS makes Adequate Yearly Progress (Thursday, October 07, 2010)
Fort Wayne Community Schools made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for the first time since the No (read full article)

FWCS nearing new status with continued steady enrollment (Tuesday, October 05, 2010)
Fort Wayne Community Schools could soon be the largest school district in the state as enrollment (read full article)

Holland accepts two major gifts for theraplay center (Friday, October 01, 2010)
Holland Elementary School announced two major gifts for the purchase of a Theraplay Center for the (read full article)

FWCS Board members speak at ISBA conference (Tuesday, September 28, 2010)
Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees President Mark GiaQuinta and Secretary John (read full article)

One-stop college shopping offered at the Northeast Indiana College Fair (Monday, September 27, 2010)
For today's student, continuing their education after high school isn't just a luxury, (read full article)

BMX show comes to Shawnee (Friday, September 24, 2010)
BMX riders Brett Banasiewicz and Chris Gerber will perform at Shawnee Middle School today at 3 (read full article)

Area superintendents call for Learn United volunteers (Wednesday, September 22, 2010)
Fort Wayne Community Schools Superintendent Wendy Robinson and East Allen County Schools (read full article)

Holland students visit Safety Village (Monday, September 20, 2010)
Holland kindergarten students will visit Safety Village from 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 20. Contact: (read full article)

Homeless to Harvard's Liz Murray to address FWCS students (Thursday, September 16, 2010)
Liz Murray, the subject of the Lifetime Television Movie "Homeless to Harvard," will visit (read full article)

FWCS budget shrinks for second consecutive year (Tuesday, September 14, 2010)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees presented the district's proposed (read full article)

Anthis students now cooking for Grile staff (Thursday, September 09, 2010)

Students in Anthis Career Center's Culinary Arts program are now providing food service for (read full article)


Study Connection begins 22nd year (Wednesday, September 08, 2010)
Study Connection will kick off its 22nd year of helping students with its Annual Celebration and (read full article)

Northwood teacher named FWCS Teacher of the Year (Friday, September 03, 2010)
Northwood Middle School Teacher Michelle White has been named the 2010-11 Fort Wayne Community (read full article)

Fairfield principal honored by state as Distinguished (Thursday, September 02, 2010)

The Indiana State Board of Education this week recognized Fairfield Principal Jeff Cline as one (read full article)


Fort Wayne Community Schools kicks off a new year (Monday, August 23, 2010)
Fort Wayne Community Schools got off to a great start Monday, Aug. 23, with more than 32,000 (read full article)

FWCS invites parents to go back to school (Friday, August 20, 2010)
Parents will get a chance to be the student as they visit their child's school during Fort (read full article)

Students return to FWCS on Monday (Thursday, August 19, 2010)

With students returning to school on Monday, Aug. 23, Fort Wayne Community Schools officials (read full article)


FWCS employees pack 200 backpacks for students (Thursday, August 19, 2010)
Two hundred students will start the 2010-11 school year with a backpack full of new supplies from (read full article)

FWCS launches new Web site (Wednesday, August 18, 2010)
Fort Wayne Community Schools launched a new Web site today at www.fortwayneschools.org. The new (read full article)

Blackhawk, Memorial Park boost FWCS ISTEP+ results (Wednesday, August 11, 2010)
Blackhawk and Memorial Park middle school students outpaced the state at every level of the results (read full article)

Students entering sixth, ninth grades get a jump start on the year (Wednesday, August 11, 2010)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will welcome students entering middle and high school Thursday, Aug. (read full article)

United Way Day of Caring benefits eight schools (Tuesday, August 10, 2010)
Hundreds of volunteers will clean, paint and spruce up the landscaping at eight Fort Wayne (read full article)

FWCS, Associated Churches focusing on character development (Tuesday, August 10, 2010)

Fort Wayne Community Schools and The Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County are (read full article)


FWCS hires chief operations officer (Tuesday, August 10, 2010)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, Aug. 9, hired a new chief (read full article)

FWCS buses get annual check-up (Monday, August 09, 2010)
Fort Wayne Community Schools' fleet of more than 300 buses will be checked from top to bottom (read full article)