Lakeside to hold Healthy School Summit - April 04, 2006

Record Number: 2334
Displayed from: Apr 04, 2006 , until: Apr 12, 2006

Lakeside Middle School will hold its fourth annual Healthy School Summit from 7:45-10:45 a.m. Thursday, April 13 at the school, 2100 Lake Ave. The summit helps students learn about the many health topics that will have an impact on their future well-being. Each grade level will feature different topics following the televised introduction from Anita Dortch, former Lakeside principal who began the annual summit, Area Administrator Rita Turflinger and Mayor Graham Richard. Each grade level will also have a demonstration of a health-related topic in the gymnasium during the summit. The schedule is: Sixth-grade topic is drugs, alcohol and tobacco, with speakers including Carmen Parker from the American Cancer Society, local physician Dr. Sherri Styles Walker, Mitchell McKinney from Fort Wayne Police Narcotics Division, Crime Prevention Officer Todd Battershall and John Hamrick from the Fire Department's Emergency Response team. Their demonstration will feature Kevin Weber from Fort Wayne PD with this drug-sniffing dog from 10 10:40 a.m. in the gymnasium. Seventh-grade topic is health, fitness and nutrition. Speakers include FWCS Dietician Becky Larson, Nancy Yoder, RN, Dr, Monique Hartle, athletic performance center and others. The demonstration will be karate by Robert Bowles from 9:9:30 a.m. Eighth-grade topic is relationships. Speakers include Pam Sully from the Allen County Department of Health, Jeff Land and Angel Foster from the AIDS Task Force and Richard Pierce from Life Plan. The demonstration will be wheelchair basketball from 8:20-8:50 a.m. Media are invited to attend any time during the summit. For information, contact Barbara Mettler, guidance counselor, 467-8625.

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.