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What's Happening in Our Schools

Our classrooms are filled with exciting learning opportunities every day. Check this space to find out what students are learning and how we educate all students to high standards.

Tue10

Harris Applied Skills students will tour the FWCS Nutrition Processing Center at 10:10 a.m. to learn how their food is prepared and packaged. The students will also eat lunch at the center before returning to school.

Tue10

Shambaugh’s Sparkle Shop will be open Dec. 10-12 for students to purchase Holiday gifts for family and friends. Holiday Grams for friends to be delivered Dec. 19 will also be for sale.

Wed11

Indian Village Elementary students in third-fifth grades are learning how to build and code a robot for upcoming Vex IQ robotics competitions. This opportunity has been made available to our students through the TechPoint Foundation for Youth robotic grant obtained by a teacher at Indian Village Elementary. Deep learning is taking place as students work collaboratively to understand the engineering process and share their experience at statewide competitions. The Robotics Team meets after school from 3:15-5 p.m. to work on coding and modifying their design.

Wed11

Weisser Park Elementary fifth-graders will visit Science Central from 9 a.m.-noon for a morning of science exploration.

Wed11

Indian Village Student Leadership Council is holding a pet supply drive from Dec. 9-13. Students will donate items, such as collars, blankets, bones, treats, leashes, toys, food and beds, that will be donated to the ASPCA.

Thu12

Haley Elementary School will host an Andy’s Knockout Chicken fundraiser from 3-7 p.m. Pre-sale ticket are on sale now.

Thu12

Indian Village fifth-graders will participate in the Department of Defense STARBASE Indiana program, sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs. At DoD STARBASE, students participate in challenging “hands-on, mind-on" activities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The program provides students with 25 hours of stimulating experiences at the Air National Guard Base in Fort Wayne. They will be attending at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 22 and Dec. 5, 6, 12 and 19.

Thu12

Irwin Elementary fourth-graders will visit Science Central from 9:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. to tour exhibits and participate in labs.

Fri13

School choice lottery applications for the 2020-21 school year are due Friday, Dec. 13. Turn them in at your school or at the FWCS Family and Community Engagement Center.

Fri13

Brentwood Elementary will have its Holiday Music Program for first, third and fifth grades at 6 p.m. at North Side High School.

Fri13

Early College seniors at Wayne High School will host the Third Annual Entrepreneurship Fair on Friday, Dec. 13. These creative and high-performing students have spent the last several weeks building their own viable services and products, and now they want to show them off. Business partners and other guests will walk through the fair and provide valuable feedback to students. They will also vote for Best in Show. Many students will have their products and services available for sale at their booths. The first session will be from 9:30 a.m.–noon; the second session will be from 1-3:30 p.m.

Mon16

Mayor Tom Henry will visit Croninger Elementary in response to a student-written letter regarding sustainable resource use in Fort Wayne. Fourth-graders learned about sustainable resources and how other communities run on these types of resources. Amelia Kennedy wrote the letter on her own, as she is concerned about Fort Wayne and its future. Mayor Henry replied back to the letter and said he would like to come in and talk to the students about his plan and steps Fort Wayne has already taken to use natural resources.

Mon16

Fifth-graders at Indian Village will make stories come alive during the Books Alive event at 10:45 a.m. Students have been studying courageous people in the Civil Rights Movement. Students have studied individuals and will write a biography of the person. They will then prepare a speech as that person and present their research to classmates and parents.

Mon16

Harris Elementary fifth-graders will participate in Junior Achievement’s Biztown program at 9 a.m.. The students will work in different positions while learning how to run a business.

Tue17

South Wayne Elementary students will perform Holiday songs from around the world at 6 p.m. in the South Side High School Auditorium. There will be a cookie reception following the program.

Wed18

South Wayne Elementary students will visit the Headwater’s Park ice rink for P.E. class starting at 9:30 a.m. This is an annual trip for the school. All students will skate for about an hour.

Wed18

Indian Village Elementary students in third-fifth grades are learning how to build and code a robot for upcoming Vex IQ robotics competitions. This opportunity has been made available to our students through the TechPoint Foundation for Youth robotic grant obtained by a teacher at Indian Village Elementary. Deep learning is taking place as students work collaboratively to understand the engineering process and share their experience at statewide competitions. The Robotics Team meets after school from 3:15-5 p.m. to work on coding, modifying their design and practicing for competition.

Thu19

Students and staff will enjoy the fun during Shambaugh’s Winter Classroom Parties. Holiday grams will be delivered to friends during the parties.

Thu19

Indian Village fifth-graders will participate in the Department of Defense STARBASE Indiana program, sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs. At DoD STARBASE, students participate in challenging “hands-on, mind-on" activities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The program provides students with 25 hours of stimulating experiences at the Air National Guard Base in Fort Wayne. They will be attending at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 22 and Dec. 5, 6, 12 and 19.

Tue07

Indian Village Elementary students in third-fifth grades are learning how to build and code a robot for upcoming Vex IQ robotics competitions. This opportunity has been made available to our students through the TechPoint Foundation for Youth robotic grant obtained by a teacher at Indian Village Elementary. Deep learning is taking place as students work collaboratively to understand the engineering process and share their experience at statewide competitions. The Robotics Team meets after school from 3:15-5 p.m. to practice for competition.

Wed08

Indian Village Elementary students in third-fifth grades are learning how to build and code a robot for upcoming Vex IQ robotics competitions. This opportunity has been made available to our students through the TechPoint Foundation for Youth robotic grant obtained by a teacher at Indian Village Elementary. Deep learning is taking place as students work collaboratively to understand the engineering process and share their experience at statewide competitions. The Robotics Team meets at Covington Elementary after school from 3:15-5 p.m. to practice for competition.

Mon13

Weisser Park Elementary fifth-grade students will attend McMillen Health Center at 9:30 a.m. for the Life Begins program.

Tue14

Indian Village Elementary students in third-fifth grades are learning how to build and code a robot for upcoming Vex IQ robotics competitions. This opportunity has been made available to our students through the TechPoint Foundation for Youth robotic grant obtained by a teacher at Indian Village Elementary. Deep learning is taking place as students work collaboratively to understand the engineering process and share their experience at statewide competitions. The Robotics Team meets after school from 3:15-5 p.m. to practice for competition.

Thu23

Abbett Elementary invites students and their families to its next family event: Winter Wonderland Math Night. Students and their families will engage in interactive games, math lessons and more, enjoy light refreshments and take home activities and books. The event will be from 6-7:30 p.m.

Tue28

Harris Elementary kindergarten students will participate in a 6-week, 30-minute swim lesson series at the Helen P. Brown Natatorium.

Wed29

Harris Elementary kindergarten students will participate in a 6-week, 30-minute swim lesson series at the Helen P. Brown Natatorium.

Wed29

Irwin Elementary fifth-grade students will visit McMillen Health at 9:15 a.m. to learn about puberty, hygiene and taking care of oneself.

Tue04

Harris Elementary kindergarten students will participate in a 6-week, 30-minute swim lesson series at the Helen P. Brown Natatorium.

Wed05

Harris Elementary kindergarten students will participate in a 6-week, 30-minute swim lesson series at the Helen P. Brown Natatorium.

Tue11

Harris Elementary kindergarten students will participate in a 6-week, 30-minute swim lesson series at the Helen P. Brown Natatorium.

Wed12

Harris Elementary kindergarten students will participate in a 6-week, 30-minute swim lesson series at the Helen P. Brown Natatorium.

Tue18

Harris Elementary kindergarten students will participate in a 6-week, 30-minute swim lesson series at the Helen P. Brown Natatorium.

Wed19

Students at Whitney Young Early Childhood Center will learn about fire safety during the Learn Not to Burn presentation at 9 a.m.

Wed19

Harris Elementary kindergarten students will participate in a 6-week, 30-minute swim lesson series at the Helen P. Brown Natatorium.

Tue25

Harris Elementary kindergarten students will participate in a 6-week, 30-minute swim lesson series at the Helen P. Brown Natatorium.

Wed26

Harris Elementary kindergarten students will participate in a 6-week, 30-minute swim lesson series at the Helen P. Brown Natatorium.

Tue03

Harris Elementary kindergarten students will participate in a 6-week, 30-minute swim lesson series at the Helen P. Brown Natatorium.

Wed04

Harris Elementary kindergarten students will participate in a 6-week, 30-minute swim lesson series at the Helen P. Brown Natatorium.

Wed06

Volunteers will visit Whitney Young Early Childhood Center for JA in a Day beginning at 8:30 a.m.