FWCS News Headlines for 2014-2015

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Sixth-, Ninth-Grade Students Get Ready for the New Year (Friday, July 31, 2015)

Students entering sixth and ninth grade in Fort Wayne Community Schools will get a jump on the (read full article)


United Way Day of Caring Volunteers Visit FWCS Buildings (Wednesday, July 29, 2015)

More than 200 volunteers will clean, paint and spruce up the landscaping at 10 Fort Wayne (read full article)


FWCS Employees Pack 300 Backpacks for Students (Wednesday, July 29, 2015)

Three hundred students will start the 2015-16 school year with a backpack full of new supplies (read full article)


FWCS Opens Dialogue on North Side Nickname (Wednesday, July 22, 2015)

Fort Wayne Community Schools is opening a dialogue with students, parents, staff, alumni and the (read full article)


FWCS Homeless Assistance Program Kicks Off School Year (Tuesday, July 21, 2015)

Fort Wayne Community Schools’ Homeless Assistance Program will kick off the 2015-16 school (read full article)


Time to Register for 2015-16 School Year (Monday, July 20, 2015)

Registration for the 2015-16 school year will be held Friday, July 24, and Monday, July 27, at (read full article)


FWCS Launches Annual Door-to-Door Campaign This Week (Friday, July 10, 2015)

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


New Principals Approved for 2015-16 School Year (Tuesday, June 23, 2015)

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees approved five principal appointments (read full article)


Summer Meal Program Begins (Friday, June 05, 2015)

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


St. Joseph Central Elementary Teacher Named FWCS Teacher of the Year (Thursday, June 04, 2015)

St. Joseph Central Elementary School Music Teacher Laura McCoy has been named the 2015 Fort (read full article)


FWCS Celebrates Graduates (Wednesday, June 03, 2015)

Fort Wayne Community Schools will celebrate commencement Friday, June 12, and Saturday, June 13, (read full article)


Operation Lifesaver Teaches Students Railroad Safety (Monday, June 01, 2015)

Students at several schools will receive lessons this week from Operation Lifesaver on how to (read full article)


Schools Wrap Up 2014-15 school year With Honors, Celebrations (Thursday, May 28, 2015)

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


The Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries Awards Bloomingdale $7,000 Grant (Friday, May 22, 2015)

The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries announced more than $875,000 in grants (read full article)


Northwood Student Wins Middle School Speech Contest (Thursday, May 21, 2015)

Northwood Middle School student Haley Manes was the winner of the Fort Wayne Community Schools (read full article)


FWCS Hosts STEM Conference for Girls (Tuesday, May 19, 2015)

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


FWCS Says Good-Bye to 99 retirees (Monday, May 11, 2015)

Fort Wayne Community Schools will say good-bye to 99 retirees with nearly 2,600 combined (read full article)


Brentwood Students Participate in Bike-to-School Day (Monday, May 04, 2015)

Students at Brentwood Elementary will participate in Bike-to-School Day on May 6 with more than (read full article)


FWCS Career Academy at Anthis Gives Program Fresh Name, Look (Thursday, April 23, 2015)

Anthis Career Center is changing its name to the FWCS Career Academy at Anthis as well as its (read full article)


Registration Open for FWCS Summer Driver Education (Tuesday, April 21, 2015)

Fort Wayne Community Schools will offer two sessions of Driver Education over the summer at (read full article)


New Tech Students Study Holocaust, Partner with Jewish Federation (Friday, April 17, 2015)

Students at New Tech Academy at Wayne High School are working with the Jewish Federation of Fort (read full article)


Brentwood Students Preparing for Bike-to-School Day in May (Friday, April 17, 2015)

Students at Brentwood Elementary will receive pedestrian and bike safety lessons next week in (read full article)


Portage and Holland Earn EPA's ENERGY STAR® Certification for Superior Energy Efficiency (Thursday, April 16, 2015)

Portage Middle School and Holland Elementary School earned the U.S. Environmental Protection (read full article)


Schools Welcome Future Pre-K and Kindergarten Students (Wednesday, April 08, 2015)

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


Community Leaders Get to See Schools in Action (Tuesday, April 07, 2015)

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


YMCA Before- & After-School Care to Expand at FWCS (Thursday, March 19, 2015)

Fort Wayne Community Schools and the YMCA are working together to expand before- and (read full article)


Local Students to Attend Northeast Indiana College Fair (Thursday, March 05, 2015)

Students from Fort Wayne Community Schools, East Allen County Schools and Concordia Lutheran (read full article)


State Superintendent Glenda Ritz to Attend Continuing Ed Graduation (Monday, March 02, 2015)

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


ISTEP+ Starts Monday for FWCS Students (Friday, February 27, 2015)

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


FWCS Lottery to be Held Friday (Wednesday, February 25, 2015)

The Fort Wayne Community Schools lottery for all grade levels will be held Friday, Feb. 27, at (read full article)


FWCS Announces School Hours for 2015-16 (Friday, February 20, 2015)

Fort Wayne Community Schools announced school hours for the 2015-16 school year today. School (read full article)


Let's Talk! Expands to Schools (Wednesday, February 18, 2015)

Three months after launching Let’s Talk! for district departments, Fort Wayne Community (read full article)


Allen County Education Leaders Unite for Public School Students (Thursday, February 05, 2015)

Superintendents and Board members from the four Allen County public school districts joined with (read full article)


FWCS Kicks Off 8th Annual Riley Project (Tuesday, February 03, 2015)

Fort Wayne Community Schools kicked off its eighth annual Kids Caring & Sharing fundraising (read full article)


Chef Steven Meese Visits Holland Elementary (Monday, February 02, 2015)

Chef Steven Meese, host of A Chef’s Journey, a travel cooking show on PBS, will visit (read full article)


FWCS Spring Driver Education Session Begins Soon (Tuesday, January 27, 2015)

Fort Wayne Community School will offer Driver Education from Feb. 17-April 14 at Anthis Career (read full article)


Study Connection Celebrates National Mentoring Month (Wednesday, January 21, 2015)

Study Connection, Fort Wayne Community Schools’ after-school tutoring program, celebrated (read full article)


FWCS Study Connection Hosts Zumbathon 2015 Fundraiser (Thursday, January 15, 2015)

FWCS Study Connection will host Zumbathon 2015 from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at (read full article)


Assignment Application Deadline Moved (Monday, January 12, 2015)

The deadline for parents to file assignment applications requesting their child attend a (read full article)


Learn More about FWCS During Tuesday Tours (Monday, January 12, 2015)

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


Student Artwork, Essays Highlight The Best (Friday, January 09, 2015)

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


Transportation Information Meetings Set for Parents (Monday, January 05, 2015)

Fort Wayne Community Schools will host a series of meetings to provide parents with information (read full article)


Anthis Fruit Sale Celebrates 25 Years (Wednesday, December 10, 2014)

The 25th Annual Anthis Career Center fruit sale begins Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Anthis (read full article)


North Side Pilots After-School Meal Program (Wednesday, December 03, 2014)

North Side High School began offering after-school meals this week to students participating in (read full article)



FWCS Purchases Property, Plans for Future (Tuesday, November 25, 2014)

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees approved the purchase of property on (read full article)


FWCS to Host Transportation Information Meetings for Parents (Tuesday, November 25, 2014)

Fort Wayne Community Schools will host two meetings to provide parents with information (read full article)


Food Drives, Special Meals Highlight Thanksgiving Events (Thursday, November 20, 2014)

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


FWCS Celebrates Veterans Day (Monday, November 10, 2014)

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


Students Design New Graphics for Nutrition Services Trucks (Thursday, November 06, 2014)

Fort Wayne Community Schools unveiled new graphics designed by students at Anthis Career Center (read full article)


FWCS Launches New Communication Tool - Let's Talk! (Monday, November 03, 2014)

Fort Wayne Community Schools is furthering its commitment to open dialogues with the public by (read full article)


Applications Lagging for Textbook Rental Financial Assistance (Wednesday, October 22, 2014)

With all Fort Wayne Community Schools students in elementary and middle school now receiving (read full article)


FWCS Highlights Schools at Showcase (Tuesday, October 21, 2014)

Fort Wayne Community Schools will host its annual Showcase from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at (read full article)


Community Leaders Experience Life as a Principal (Tuesday, October 14, 2014)

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


FWCS Budget Up for 2015; Tax Rate Remains Flat (Tuesday, September 23, 2014)

Taxpayers should expect the tax rate for Fort Wayne Community Schools to remain flat next year, (read full article)


Blessings in a Backpack Day Celebrated (Friday, September 19, 2014)

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry joined mayors across the county today in celebrating the work (read full article)


Study Connection Kicks Off 26th Year (Wednesday, September 10, 2014)

Study Connection will celebrate its 26th year of helping students with the Annual Celebration (read full article)


Ice Bucket Challenge Hits FWCS (Tuesday, August 26, 2014)

With the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge making its way around, it was only a matter of time before it (read full article)


FWCS Students Return Monday (Friday, August 15, 2014)

Fort Wayne Community Schools will kick-off a new year with students returning Monday, Aug. 18. (read full article)


Families Invited Back to School (Thursday, August 14, 2014)

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


FWCS Staff Gathers for Kick-Off of New School Year (Wednesday, August 13, 2014)

Fort Wayne Community Schools staff members from every school and every department will gather to (read full article)


FWCS Employees Pack 300 Backpacks for Students (Tuesday, August 12, 2014)

Three hundred students will start the 2014-15 school year with a backpack full of new supplies (read full article)



FWCS Focuses on New School Year as ISTEP+ Released (Monday, August 04, 2014)

With the 2014-15 school year just two weeks away, Fort Wayne Community Schools is hard at work (read full article)


Volunteers Spruce Up FWCS Buildings for United Way Day of Caring (Monday, August 04, 2014)

More than 200 volunteers will clean, paint and spruce up the landscaping at 11 Fort Wayne (read full article)