FWCS News Headlines for 2006-2007

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FWCS awarded $750,000 for leadership development (Wednesday, August 01, 2007)
The Wallace Foundation has awarded a $750,000 grant to Fort Wayne Community Schools to train and (read full article)

Transportation offered for Arlington, Northcrest registration (Tuesday, July 31, 2007)
Free transportation will be offered to families to attend registration Monday, Aug. 6, at Arlington (read full article)

Elementary School Supply Lists Available (Thursday, July 26, 2007)
To see your school's supply list, please click on "Late Bus/School Status" and select (read full article)

FWCS sets full-day kindergarten information sessions (Wednesday, July 25, 2007)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will hold two information sessions for parents interested in learning (read full article)

Free and reduced lunch applications due Aug. 1 (Friday, July 20, 2007)
Applications for free and reduced price meals were recently mailed out to families of the nearly (read full article)

Northrop art teacher honored (Friday, July 20, 2007)
Northrop High School art teacher Albert Jacquay II was named runner-up for the American Legion (read full article)

Registration time coming soon (Friday, July 20, 2007)

The new school year will be here soon, which means it is time to register students for the (read full article)


Anthis students compete in national event (Tuesday, July 17, 2007)
Anthis Career Center students placed in the top 10 in four competitions at the SkillsUSA National (read full article)

FWCS reports fractional increase in tax levy (Wednesday, June 27, 2007)
Fort Wayne Community Schools announced today its total bill to residents within the school district (read full article)

FWCS directs more dollars toward instruction than state average (Tuesday, June 26, 2007)
A June 15 report from the Indiana State Board of Education shows that for school years 2004-05 and (read full article)

State dollars allocated for full day kindergarten: FWCS under budget (Tuesday, June 26, 2007)
Indiana announced Monday school districts will receive $665 for each full-day kindergarten student. (read full article)

FWCS sets up hotline for full-day kindergarten info (Monday, June 18, 2007)
Beginning Monday, June 18, parents in the Fort Wayne Community Schools district who are interested (read full article)

FWCS sets up hotline for full-day kindergarten info (Thursday, June 14, 2007)
Beginning Monday, June 18, parents in the Fort Wayne Community Schools district who are interested (read full article)

Free, nutritious meals available for children in city schools, parks (Friday, June 08, 2007)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will again provide free, nutritious lunches to children ages 1 through (read full article)

Fort Wayne Community Schools Show Improvement in Public Law 221 Categories (Wednesday, June 06, 2007)
Indiana Public Law 221 (PL 221) results released today for the 2005-2006 school year show steady (read full article)

Brentwood celebrates playground effort with grand opening (Tuesday, June 05, 2007)
Students at Brentwood Elementary will celebrate the last day of school with an event six years in (read full article)

Adult immigrants celebrate their own graduation (Monday, June 04, 2007)

On Tuesday, June 5, Fort Wayne Community Schools will host a special certificate ceremony for (read full article)


FWCS Encourages Summer Reading (Wednesday, May 30, 2007)

The summer months provide a wonderful opportunity for students to enjoy reading. Summer reading (read full article)


FWCS Forms Partnership to Provide Skilled Workforce (Tuesday, May 29, 2007)
Fort Wayne Community Schools has launched a partnership that will work together to better ensure (read full article)

Sports car giveaway spurs improved attendance at North Side (Friday, May 25, 2007)
On Friday, May 25, at 10:15 a.m. one North Side High School student with an outstanding attendance (read full article)

Dr. Wendy Robinson Appointed to Indiana's 2007 Education Roundtable (Tuesday, May 22, 2007)
Governor Mitch Daniels and Superintendent of Public Instruction Suellen Reed announced that Fort (read full article)

Students, community rally around paralyzed Northrop swimmer (Friday, May 11, 2007)
Northrop High School students today presented two checks totaling more than $15,000 to the FWCS (read full article)

Public-private funds make Brentwood playground a reality (Friday, May 11, 2007)
Area high school students from Snider, Northrop and North Side will return to Brentwood Elementary (read full article)

Media alert: Northrop seniors present donation to paralyzed swimmer (Thursday, May 10, 2007)
What: Northrop High School seniors will present a check to the FWCS Foundation to benefit (read full article)

Weisser Park Students to Perform at Arts Festival (Tuesday, May 08, 2007)
Students from Weisser Park Arts Magnet School will perform at the annual May Celebration of the (read full article)

Northrop Hosts Alcohol Awareness Week (Monday, May 07, 2007)
Beginning May 8, 2007, Northrop High School will host its 16th annual Alcohol Awareness Week, which (read full article)

FWCS refugee students participate in one-day museum exhibit (Thursday, May 03, 2007)
Twenty-eight international students from Fort Wayne Community Schools will have their photos and (read full article)

SNIDER HIGH SCHOOL SADD PRESENTS MOCK TEEN DWI CRASH (Tuesday, May 01, 2007)
FORT WAYNE, Ind., May 1, 2007 R. Nelson Snider High School Students Against Destructive Decisions (read full article)

FWCS sweeps state PTA awards (Monday, April 23, 2007)
Fort Wayne Community Schools staff and parents swept the Indiana State PTA awards presented (read full article)

MEDIA ADVISORY (Monday, April 23, 2007)
It's a secret! Fort Wayne Fire Division Captain Louis Roy will find out he has been selected (read full article)

Northrop fundraiser tonight (Friday, April 20, 2007)
It will be "Dancing for Dustin" Friday, April 20, when staff and students at Northrop (read full article)

Visit the Rainforest - inside Fairfield school (Monday, April 16, 2007)
It doesn't look like a gymnasium... Students are placing binoculars around their neck and (read full article)

Healthy topics all day at Lakeside! (Thursday, April 12, 2007)
Lakeside Middle School's 5th annual Healthy School Summit will be held Friday, April 13, (read full article)

FWCS sees AYP improvement (Wednesday, April 04, 2007)
Fort Wayne Community Schools is making gains in meeting the stringent accountability standards (read full article)

State DOE releases AYP (Wednesday, April 04, 2007)

Following a news conference at 10 a.m. April 4, State Superintendent of Instruction Dr. Suellen (read full article)


SSHS to host robotics championship (Monday, March 26, 2007)
The South Side High School Robotics Invitational Championship will be held on April 14 in (read full article)

And the winners are.... (Monday, March 19, 2007)
It's the 22nd Annual "Mr./Miss Northrop" Bodybuilding Contest - and you won't (read full article)

MEDIA ADVISORY (Monday, March 19, 2007)
WHAT: Kick-off of county-wide disaster preparedness program for second-graders across Allen County (read full article)

FWCS history exhibit opens (Friday, March 16, 2007)
The history and heritage of Fort Wayne's public education system will be showcased at The (read full article)

Croninger earns Four Star Award (Thursday, March 15, 2007)
Fort Wayne Community Schools' communication magnet program, Croninger Elementary School, has (read full article)

Weisser Park Elementary School expands arts program (Tuesday, March 13, 2007)
Weisser Park Elementary School, Fort Wayne Community Schools' only elementary fine arts (read full article)

Alliance Board Supports FWCS Capital Improvements Program (Monday, March 12, 2007)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (March 12, 2007)  The Board of Directors of the Fort Wayne-Allen County (read full article)


FWCS changes graduation dates (Monday, March 05, 2007)
The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum will continue to be the site of Fort Wayne Community (read full article)

Title I parents - come one, come all! (Friday, March 02, 2007)

Fort Wayne Community Schools will hold its annual Title I "Parents as Partners" spring (read full article)


Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! (Thursday, March 01, 2007)

"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild; to pick up a book, and read to a (read full article)


FWCS names transportation director (Thursday, March 01, 2007)
The longtime director of transportation for Lawrence Township Schools in Indianapolis has taken (read full article)

VIP Day at Nebraska (Thursday, February 22, 2007)
Today is second-grade VIP Day at Nebraska Elementary School, 1525 Boone St. Students have invited (read full article)

ACELINK Gives Elmhurst High School Students Access to the World (Wednesday, February 21, 2007)

Elmhurst High School students will be virtual disc jockeys (video jockeys VJs) and actually host (read full article)


There's still time to get your flu shot - free and low-cost vaccine available (Tuesday, February 20, 2007)
The following news release is from the Allen County Flu Task Force: ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (read full article)

FWCS PTA to hold annual dinner tonight (Thursday, February 15, 2007)
Fort Wayne Community Schools PTA members, administrators and teachers join together to celebrate (read full article)

Weather concerns close FWCS (Tuesday, February 13, 2007)
Due to rapidly deteriorating weather conditions, at 9:15 this morning, Fort Wayne Community (read full article)

FWCS Showcase this Sunday (Friday, February 09, 2007)
It's one stop "shopping" at Fort Wayne Community Schools' annual Showcase set (read full article)

FWCS outlines tentative facilities timeline (Wednesday, February 07, 2007)
Fort Wayne Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Wendy Robinson presented her proposed five-year (read full article)

MEDIA ADVISORY - News Conference (Tuesday, February 06, 2007)
Fort Wayne Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Wendy Robinson will address the media at 10 a.m. (read full article)

Sub-zero temperatures challenge schools (Monday, February 05, 2007)
Due to the below freezing temperatures engulfing the area today, Fort Wayne Community Schools (read full article)

Volunteers earn kudos in Colts contest! (Monday, January 29, 2007)

Shawnee Middle School will be waving the blue and white this Friday when they have a school-wide (read full article)


"Abe Lincoln" coming to Waynedale (Thursday, January 25, 2007)
"The Living Abe Lincoln," presented by Mobile Ed Productions, Inc., will enlighten, (read full article)

Students showcase technology projects at Statehouse (Thursday, January 25, 2007)
Students from Franke Park Elementary School have been selected to demonstrate a technology (read full article)

It's never too late to graduate! (Wednesday, January 24, 2007)
Fort Wayne Community Schools' Adult and Continuing Education department will hold their (read full article)

FWCS school catalogs on their way to homes (Monday, January 22, 2007)
Fort Wayne Community Schools has mailed the 2007 School Catalog booklets to families of (read full article)

Long-range Facilities Plan meeting to focus on Elmhurst (Thursday, January 18, 2007)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will hold a public forum at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at Elmhurst High School, (read full article)

No school for students Friday, Monday (Thursday, January 11, 2007)
Fort Wayne Community Schools' students have a mild winter to thank for the day off they will (read full article)

Long-range Facilities Plan meeting list updated (Thursday, January 11, 2007)
Following is an updated list of meetings of groups working on the Fort Wayne Community (read full article)

FWCS gearing up for school choice events (Wednesday, January 10, 2007)
Fort Wayne Community Schools is proud to be one of only a handful of public school districts in (read full article)

Food Service Center preparing last meals Friday (Thursday, December 21, 2006)
Every school day since 1971, thousands of meals have been prepared at the Food Service Center at (read full article)

FWCS Task Forces set calendar (Thursday, December 14, 2006)
Fort Wayne Community Schools Yellow Ribbon Task Force, one of several committees working on the (read full article)

Statement by Secretary Spellings on the Release of Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2006 (Wednesday, December 13, 2006)
U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings earlier this month issued the following statement (read full article)

Fort Wayne Joins National Program to Help Protect Children (Wednesday, December 13, 2006)
The City of Fort Wayne today announced a partnership with the National Center for Missing & (read full article)

How many oranges?! and apples?! and D'Anjou pears?! (Tuesday, December 12, 2006)

Today and tomorrow, students at Anthis Career Center's Automotive Department are finding out (read full article)


Yellow Ribbon Task Force studies options (Tuesday, December 12, 2006)
RELEASED DEC. 12 - The price for upgrading Fort Wayne Community Schools' school buildings could (read full article)

ISTEP: FWCS scores "steady" (Monday, December 11, 2006)

In spite of several factors that research shows should make ISTEP+ scores trend downward, Fort (read full article)


Reed supports Governor's full-day kindergarten plan (Tuesday, December 05, 2006)
The following news release is from the Indiana Department of Education: Superintendent of (read full article)

Governor offers full-day kindergarten implementation plan (Tuesday, December 05, 2006)
The following release was issued from Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels office: INDIANAPOLIS (read full article)

A close look at military garb and more! (Monday, December 04, 2006)
All of Blackhawk Middle School's seventh grade students will be stepping back in time on (read full article)

Annual fest for kids surviving cancer set! (Friday, December 01, 2006)

The staff and students of North Side High School are sponsoring their 20th Annual Christmas (read full article)


FWCS Task Forces Add Meetings (Tuesday, November 28, 2006)
Fort Wayne Community Schools Yellow Ribbon Task Force, one of several committees working on the (read full article)

Let it snow, let it snow... (Monday, November 27, 2006)
'Tis the season for the white stuff to start flying and that could mean delays and closings (read full article)

Anthis teacher receives national award (Wednesday, November 22, 2006)

Karen Gillie, Information Technology Academy teacher at Anthis Career Center was awarded a full (read full article)


Filling in for the principal will be... (Monday, November 13, 2006)
Does an insurance adjustor know how to deal with a school bus problem? Are physicians good at (read full article)

FWCS to hold Common Wage meeting (Monday, October 30, 2006)
Fort Wayne Community Schools' Common Wage Committee will meet to set the common wages for (read full article)

Elementary delay set (Wednesday, October 25, 2006)
Students at Fort Wayne Community Schools' elementary schools will have an opportunity to (read full article)

Red Ribbon Week activities rock! (Tuesday, October 17, 2006)

Snider High School's Students Against Destructive Decisions will host Red Ribbon Drug-Free (read full article)


FWCS sets public meeting (Monday, October 16, 2006)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will hold a state-mandated public meeting next week seeking input (read full article)

New coats for every student! (Friday, October 13, 2006)
Bloomingdale Elementary School will become a fashion runway on Tuesday, Oct. 17 when (read full article)

Nebraska to honor long-time teacher (Thursday, October 12, 2006)
On Oct. 27, Nebraska Elementary School will dedicate a garden area and park bench on the school (read full article)

No one wants to miss a "marvelous" day! (Thursday, October 12, 2006)
"Mondays are Marvelous at Croninger." That's the emphasis of a year-long (read full article)

Blackhawk celebrates All-American Week (Wednesday, October 11, 2006)
Local veterans of World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam Conflict will be honored during an (read full article)

TV celebrity chef Curtis Aikens coming to Anthis! (Tuesday, October 10, 2006)

By all accounts, Food Network "Pick of the Day" host Curtis Aikens wasn't destined (read full article)


Prevent Cooking Fires: Watch What You Heat (Monday, October 09, 2006)
The following news release was issued by the Fort Wayne Fire Department. Fort Wayne Fire (read full article)

MEDIA ADVISORY (Friday, October 06, 2006)
Towles Intermediate School will hold an Open House from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 8 at the school, (read full article)

Reed ready for statewide "Listening Tour" (Thursday, October 05, 2006)
The following news release is from the Indiana Department of Education:  School visits to (read full article)

FWCS elementary delay day set (Thursday, September 28, 2006)
Students at Fort Wayne Community Schools' elementary schools will have an opportunity to (read full article)

MEDIA ADVISORY (Monday, September 25, 2006)
Fort Wayne Community Schools will honor 2007 Teacher of the Year and Indiana State Runner-up Todd (read full article)

It's one-stop shopping for information about colleges! (Thursday, September 21, 2006)
After graduation, then what? School districts across the region are joining together to help (read full article)

Pandemic preparedness forum - mark your calendar! (Wednesday, September 20, 2006)
Wayne High School will be the site for a community forum on the pandemic flu on Tuesday, Sept. (read full article)

FWCS enrollment climbing (Tuesday, September 19, 2006)
Following three years of slight decreases, Fort Wayne Community Schools is posting a healthy (read full article)

FWCS teacher is state runner-up! (Monday, September 18, 2006)

Although he came from a family of educators, Todd Roberts believed he wanted to be a lawyer. Now (read full article)


Administrative appointments (Monday, September 11, 2006)

Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees approved the following administrative (read full article)


Spotlight shines on national mentor expert (Saturday, September 09, 2006)
More than 250 volunteers, business leaders and community partners of Fort Wayne Community (read full article)

FWCS facility study results released (Thursday, August 31, 2006)
Results of the Fort Wayne Community Schools' facility study were presented to the (read full article)

2007 Teacher of the Year Finalists Selected (Thursday, August 31, 2006)

The following was released by the Indiana Department of Education on Aug. 31. Dr. (read full article)


Back-to-School nights promise fun for all! (Monday, August 28, 2006)

Fort Wayne Community Schools students returned to class last week - and their parents will be (read full article)


FWCS Teacher of Year state finalist! (Monday, August 28, 2006)
Fort Wayne Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Wendy Robinson surprised the district's 2007 (read full article)

First day at FWCS (Monday, August 21, 2006)
Sunny skies and milder than usual temperatures provided a perfect backdrop to a spirited first (read full article)

District's new magnet school opens Monday (Friday, August 18, 2006)
Fort Wayne Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Wendy Robinson and Board of School Trustees (read full article)

Towles Intermediate School ... Fact Sheet (Friday, August 18, 2006)
In early 2005, FWCS announced its decision to close Geyer as a traditional middle school and (read full article)

Fort Wayne Community Schools Big Birthday Kickoff (Friday, August 18, 2006)
It will be cake, ice cream, lemonade and lots of balloons for FWCS students, staff and parents (read full article)

School begins - motorists urged to play it safe (Wednesday, August 16, 2006)

Fort Wayne Community Schools' students and staff shouldn't be the only ones setting (read full article)


FWCS/FWEA welcome new teachers (Monday, August 14, 2006)
Fort Wayne Community Schools and Fort Wayne Education Association (FWEA) are once again joining (read full article)

Administrative appointments (Monday, August 14, 2006)

Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees approved the following administrative (read full article)


FWCS budget aligned with student success (Monday, August 14, 2006)
Fort Wayne Community Schools' 2007 budget will maintain the district's strong academic (read full article)

Bookbag project to help 450 students (Wednesday, August 09, 2006)
Shopping for bookbags and school supplies is a harbinger of fall for families as they get their (read full article)

Brakes, headlights, suspension.... (Monday, August 07, 2006)
...All this and cleanliness, too! That is what representatives from the Indiana State Police (read full article)

Schools hit by hurricane to receive supplies - lots of them! (Monday, August 07, 2006)

Fort Wayne Community Schools teachers and students are looking forward to a stellar school year (read full article)


FWCS brings in national legal expert (Friday, August 04, 2006)
From disciplining students to police searches in schools, the legal landscape is more and more (read full article)

Free/reduced meals application deadline nears (Thursday, August 03, 2006)
Families of the nearly 32,000 students in Fort Wayne Community Schools are receiving (read full article)

Fort Wayne Rotary donates books to students (Thursday, August 03, 2006)

The following news release is from the Fort Wayne Rotary Club Fort (read full article)