News Headlines for Current School Year
North Side Students Make Holidays Bright with Party for Kids Surviving Cancer (Wednesday, December 4, 2013)
Students at North Side High School are getting ready for the school’s 27th annual Christmas Party for Kids Surviving Cancer, which will be from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at North Side, 475 E. State Blvd.
Preparing for the party includes raising money, making contacts with community members for donations, shopping for gifts for each (read full article)
FWCS Gives Thanks (Monday, November 25, 2013)
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, many schools in Fort Wayne Community Schools are helping those in need, preparing special meals and learning about the history and meaning of the holiday.
One of the largest food drives in the district is the Great High School Food Drive, which began this month and ends Dec. 10. Several high school groups, (read full article)
FWCS Begins Online Distribution of Flyers (Wednesday, November 20, 2013)
Beginning today, Fort Wayne Community Schools will distribute flyers to parents electronically using the online service Peachjar.
FWCS has long approved flyers from community organizations for family friendly and enrichment activities to be distributed to our students. Now, in an effort to be more environmentally friendly and reduce the (read full article)
National PTA Recognizes Northrop as First "School of Excellence" Nationwide (Monday, November 18, 2013)
National PTA President Otha Thornton will present the "School of Excellence" banner to Northrop High School during special celebration at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19.
National PTA has recognized Northrop and Northrop PTSA as the first “School of Excellence” nationwide for their achievement in building effective family-schoo (read full article)
Northrop PTSA Hosts Third Annual College & Career Night (Wednesday, November 13, 2013)
The Northrop High School Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is hosting its third annual College & Career Night from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Northrop High School, 7001 Coldwater Road. The free event is open to all middle and high school students and their families.
In attendance will be at least 15 colleges and univers (read full article)
Energy Program Saves FWCS $862,000 in First Year (Tuesday, November 12, 2013)
In the first year of its energy savings program Fort Wayne Community Schools has saved $862,333. FWCS began the Energy Leadership program in the spring of 2012 and surpassed its original annual savings goal of $590,000 as stipulated in the contract with Performance Services, an engineering company that specializes in energy efficiency.
FWCS Celebrates Veterans Day (Friday, November 8, 2013)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will honor and celebrate Veterans Day with activities and events at every school in the District. Most schools will celebrate on Monday, Nov. 11, but because of scheduling conflicts, some will celebrate on other days. Schools will honor veterans in their families, perform patriotic music and participate in assemblies (read full article)
FWCS Seeks Input on School Choice (Tuesday, November 5, 2013)
Fort Wayne Community Schools is asking parents and community members to provide critical feedback through a School Choice Survey to better understand what influences their decisions when choosing a school for their children.
The survey was launched in time for the School Choice Fair on Nov. 2 to allow attendees the first opportunity to t (read full article)
Guests See Life Inside a School as Principal for a Day (Tuesday, October 22, 2013)
Fort Wayne Community Schools welcomes 55 community members into our schools to serve as guest principals for the annual Principal for a Day event – the District's largest group of guest principals ever. Guests representing local businesses, service organizations and community groups, as well as several State Representatives a (read full article)
Strategic Data Fellow Hired Through TIF Grant (Tuesday, October 15, 2013)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, Oct. 14, approved the hiring of a new administrator to analyze data as part of the District’s work with the Teacher Incentive Fund grant.
Yueming Jia, Strategic Data Fellow
Dr. Yueming Jia joins FWCS on Oct. 22 as the District’s Stra (read full article)
FWCS Welcomes Notable Alumni to School Choice Fair (Monday, October 14, 2013)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will host its annual School Choice Fair from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Northrop High School, 7001 Coldwater Road, featuring special appearances by notable FWCS alumni, including a professional musician, doctor, lawyer and pro football player.
The event is held each year to gives families an opportunity to (read full article)
New Tech Teacher Receives Milken Award (Thursday, October 3, 2013)
Ginger Giessler, an English teacher at New Tech Academy at Wayne High School, is a recipient of the 2013 Milken Educator Award, a prestigious national award recognizing the exceptional work of teachers. The award comes with an unrestricted $25,000 prize.
The surprise announcement was made at an assembly Thursday, Oct. 3, at Wayne by Dr. (read full article)
FWCS Budget Remains Flat for 2014 (Wednesday, September 25, 2013)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, Sept. 23, reviewed the 2014 budget, which will remain relatively flat in expenditures
The $275 million plan is just 0.2 percent more than the 2013 budget. The flat budget presents long-term financial challenges for FWCS, the state’s largest school district. The fi (read full article)
Schools Celebrate Constitution Day (Monday, September 16, 2013)
Schools throughout the District will learn about the Constitution of the United States with focused lessons and guest speakers who will share their knowledge of the Constitution.
Constitution Day was established by Congress in 2004 to acknowledge the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. Schools are required to teach about (read full article)
Study Connection Kicks Off 25th Year (Tuesday, September 3, 2013)
Study Connection will celebrate its 25th year of helping students with the Annual Celebration and Recognition Breakfast Thursday, Sept. 5. The event honors volunteers and students for their accomplishments and will feature keynote speaker Erin Gruwell, the English teacher who worked with a group of students known as the Freedom Writers, a group (read full article)
New Principal Appointed to Shambaugh (Wednesday, August 28, 2013)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees approved the hiring of a new principal for Shambaugh Elementary School.
Shannon Rodgers, Shambaugh Elementary Principal Shannon Rodgers was appointed principal of Shambaugh Elementary School. She began her education career in 2005 as a teacher inWisconsinand (read full article)
FWCS, Teachers Reach Two-Year Agreement (Wednesday, August 28, 2013)
Fort Wayne Community Schools and the Fort Wayne Education Association have agreed on a two-year contract that incorporates new state laws regarding teacher contracts and salary increases, as well as the Teacher Incentive Fund grant the District received from the U.S. Department of Education to improve pay structures and provide greater professio (read full article)
FWCS Students Return Monday (Friday, August 16, 2013)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will kick-off a new year with students returning Monday, Aug. 19. With that in mind, FWCS officials remind the community to prepare and take extra caution as students and parents return to the streets.
More than 300 yellow buses will be on the roads starting at 6 a.m., and thousands of students will be walkin (read full article)
Families Welcomed to Back-to-School Nights (Thursday, August 15, 2013)
Schools are welcoming students and parents back to school over the next few weeks for the annual Back-to-School Nights. The events give families the opportunity to see where their children learn as they tour the schools, visit classrooms and meet teachers. This year, families will also get to see building improvements made over the summer as wel (read full article)
New Administrators Approved for 2013-14 School Year (Tuesday, August 13, 2013)
The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees approved three administrative appointments Monday, Aug. 12.
Debora Krauhs, Bunche Montessori Early Childhood Center Principal Debora Krauhs was appointed as the new principal of Bunche after nearly 20 years in education. She joined FWCS in 1994 as a substitut (read full article)
FWCS Employees Pack 300 Backpacks for Students (Wednesday, August 7, 2013)
Three hundred students will start the 2013-14 school year with a backpack full of new supplies from Fort Wayne Community Schools employees.
Several FWCS employees will spend Friday morning packing backpacks with pencils, rulers, markers, personal hygiene products and other necessities. This is the 20th year the employees in the Grile Admin (read full article)