Students Design New Graphics for Nutrition Services Trucks - November 06, 2014

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Displayed from: Nov 06, 2014 , until: Jan 06, 2015

Fort Wayne Community Schools unveiled new graphics designed by students at Anthis Career Center for the district’s Nutrition Services trucks.

The students, Katelyn Clark and Jesus Leon, developed the designs as part of the graphics design program at Anthis Career Center. Anthis provides career programs to nearly 1,000 students from schools throughout Allen and Whitley counties.

Students in the graphic design course earn certification in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. Once students become proficient with the software, they have the opportunity to work on real-world projects with clients, such as FWCS Nutrition Services.

“Our client work involves many different types of projects,” Instructor Karen Gillie said. “Students have created logos, business card and letter head designs, newsletters, T-shirt artwork and much more. Students in this course leave the program with marketable skills and college credit.”

When Nutrition Services Director Candice Hagar was looking for a new design for graphics on the truck during the 2013-14 school year, Anthis students provided several options. She picked the designs by Katelyn, now a senior at Northrop, and Jesus, now a senior at Wayne, because they reflected the new look she envisioned for the trucks.

“I wanted something that would depict a fresh, healthy image for the Nutrition Services Department, something that would make anyone looking at our delivery truck going to and from schools all over town say, ‘They serve fresh, healthy foods at Fort Wayne Community Schools,’” Hagar said.

One truck already has the new look with the remainder of the fleet set to get the new graphics soon.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.