No one wants to miss a "marvelous" day! - October 12, 2006

Record Number: 2717
Displayed from: Oct 12, 2006 , until: Nov 13, 2006

Mondays are Marvelous at Croninger. That's the emphasis of a year-long initiative aimed at improving student attendance. Last year, when Croninger Elementary School missed being named a Four Star School because it's attendance was .02% below what was required, staff did their math. They found out that Mondays were the toughest on excellent attendance. In an effort to turn this trend around, each Monday is Marvelous. Teachers wear T-shirts stating just that: MARVELOUS MONDAY!@Croninger Elementary. And, a special Principal's Recess is given to students on the last Friday of each month as a reward for excellent Monday turnouts. The school is located at 6700 Trier Road. Catch the Marvelous fun any Monday during the school day - 8:50 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. Contact: Sondra Brooks, assistant principal, 425-7326

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.