Snider students teach others to "Stay in Bounds" - March 16, 2006

Record Number: 2289
Displayed from: Mar 16, 2006 , until: Mar 23, 2006

Snider High School students who excel in athletics as well as academics have been serving as mentors and role models to younger students this school year. They are part of Indiana's grassroots program, Stay in Bounds, which encourages cooperation and personal responsibility, using sports as the focus. Sponsored by NCAA, Citizenship through Sports Alliance and the Lilly Endowment, the program has student athletes presenting six, 20-minute sessions to fifth-graders. The program is based in the RICHER Principals: respect, integrity, caring, harmony, excellence and responsibility. The Snider student ambassadors were nominated by their head coaches based on their academic success, leadership qualities and moral values. They attended at least one training session along with four coaches. Students develop their lessons and practice them in front of adult coaches. Snider ambassadors spend one day every month at the elementary schools in that feeder system. On Friday, March 24, they will take the Stay in Bounds program to: Croninger Elementary School, 6700 Trier Road, 9-9:30 a.m. Haley Elementary School, 2201 Maplecrest Road, 9:45-10:15 a.m. Harris Elementary School, 4501 Thorngate Dr., 10:45-11:15 a.m. Glenwood Park Elementary School, 4501 Vance Ave., 11:30 a.m. to noon Adams Elementary School, 3000 New Haven Ave., 1:05-1:35 a.m. Media are welcome to attend the lively presentations at any of these locations. For information, please contact Michael Hawley, Snider Athletic Director, at 425-7575.

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.