Fort Wayne Community Schools - In Our Schools Today

Fort Wayne Community Schools - In Our Schools Today

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.


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Tue21

Harris fourth-grade students will travel to Metea Park at 9 a.m. as a follow up to their science lessons on land, water and structures of life. They will tour the park with a naturalist looking for examples of what they studied in the classroom. The students will eat lunch in the park before exploring the trails in small groups.

Tue21

Indiana Wild will visit Harrison Hill Elementary to present several animals from Africa and discuss the various biomes of this diverse continent. The presentations will take place at 12:45 and 1:40 p.m. and are part of the school’s African Culture Week Celebration.

Tue21

Towles New Tech students will show off their musical and visual art talents at the TNT Showcase from 6-7:30 p.m. at Wayne High School. The evening includes performances by the bands and choir, and art and music tech students will present their projects to family and friends.

Tue21

Indian Village first-grade students will perform music they learned this year for parents at 1:30 p.m. Then, parents will be invited to the classroom to enjoy a snack with their child.

Wed22

Indian Village Special Education fifth-grade students will visit Miami Middle School at 10:40 a.m. to meet staff members, see the building and eat lunch. This trip eases the transition to middle school.

Wed22

Indian Village Elementary students will participate in The Magnificent Mile, an annual event that highlights the top runners in the school. The top 10 boys and the top 10 girls in kindergarten and first grade will run a half-mile at 1 p.m. At 1:10 p.m., the top runners from second and third grade will run. The final race, featuring fourth- and fifth-graders, will begin at about 1:30 p.m.

Wed22

The Shambaugh Elementary  PTA meets at 6 p.m. in the staff lounge. All families are welcome.

Thu23

Harris Elementary special education students will go bowling at Georgetown Bowl at 9:45 a.m.

Thu23

FWCS Nutrition Services will host an African Food Tasting for Harrison Hill students as part of the school’s African Culture Week Celebration. Throughout the day, students will have the opportunity to taste specific foods indigenous to Africa.

Thu23

Weisser Park students will participate in a variety of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) activities throughout the day. Weisser Park is one of seven schools in the District working with Discovery Education to focus on STEM/STEAM initiatives.

Thu23

Towles New Tech seventh-graders will help create a scavenger hunt for the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory summer camps. Students will create the Fort Wayne Shape Safari by collecting pictures and videos to be used in their final projects.

Fri24

Irwin Elementary will host a Buy 1 Get 1 Free Book Fair beginning at 8 a.m. This is a great time to stock up for summer reading. The book fair is open May 20-26 during the school day.

Fri24

North Side High School is hosting the FWCS Elementary Track & Field Expo beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 24. The event is free to all FWCS elementary school students. Students can participate in shot put, long jump, 100m sprint and 1600m run. Awards will be given for the top 10 male and female winners in each event, as well as overall male and female winners. Admission is $5 for adult spectators.

Fri24

Harrison Hill students will go on an African Exploration as part of the school’s African Culture Week Celebration. Students will have the opportunity to take a virtual tour through the continent of Africa beginning at 12:20 p.m. Students will also have the chance to work with a different grade level and work through a web quest, learning about various animals from Africa.

Fri24

Students at Lincoln Elementary will participate in Field Day from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Fri24

Indian Village first-graders will visit the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo at 9 a.m. to observe animals in their habitats.

Tue28

Irwin Elementary students will have a day of outdoor fun during field day. Activities begin at 9 .m.

Tue28

Croninger Elementary will have its annual Express Yourself Day beginning at 9 a.m. This is a fun-filled, educationally-packed day where students get to try a new activity or hobby geared towards multiple interests. Volunteers from around the community share a hobby or an expertise in their field to encourage life-long learning. Students get to move around the building inside and outside for activities that include but are not limited to origami, pickle ball, Lego STEM, clowning, tae kwon doe, making cupcakes and many more activities.

Tue28

Kindergarten students at Indian Village will perform music they learned this year for their parents at 8:45 a.m. Then, parents will be invited to classrooms to enjoy a snack with their child.

Tue28

Indian Village students will participate in the school’s annual Field Day, featuring 10 different games for each class to play. The third-, fourth- and fifth-graders rotate through the games in the morning and the kindergarten and first- and second-graders will play the games in the afternoon.

Wed29

Northcrest students will compete in a variety of field day stations set up throughout the school and enjoy a cool treat provided by the Northcrest PTA. The fun starts at 9:30 a.m.

Wed29

Harris Elementary third-grade students will travel to Science Central at 9:15 a.m. to take part in a hands-on science experience. This trip enhances their study of rocks and minerals.

Wed29

Irwin Elementary fifth-graders will participate in a kick ball tournament throughout the day.

Wed29

Harris Elementary special education students will visit Kreager Park at 10:30 a.m. This field trip allows students to practice socialization skills and appropriate behavior at a public park setting.

Thu30

Students at staff members at Weisser Park Elementary School will enjoy an all-school cookout at noon. All students will be served a hot dog lunch grilled by Weisser Park staff members and enjoy a picnic lunch outside.

 

Thu30

Indian Village third-graders will learn about important Fort Wayne founders and how their contributions shaped Fort Wayne when they visit the History Center at 9:30 a.m. followed by a trip to Fox Island. Students will also learn about Native Americans who contributed to the culture of Fort Wayne. While at Fox Island they will learn about the native plants and animals of the area.

Fri31

Whitney Young students will celebrate the end of the school year with water day. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., students and staff will participate in fun learning experiences outside and play in the water. Kona Ice will serve all students snow cones.

Mon03

Northcrest fourth- and fifth-grade students have engaged in a year-long “Battle of the Books.” Students who read at least five books from the assigned book list and completed an additional requirement will participate in teams in the Battle of the Books Kahoot at 10 a.m. The winning classroom will get the traveling trophy to keep in their classroom for the upcoming year.