Filling in for the principal will be... - November 13, 2006

Record Number: 2846
Displayed from: Nov 13, 2006 , until: Nov 15, 2006

Does an insurance adjustor know how to deal with a school bus problem? Are physicians good at figuring out who is to blame in a student disagreement? Will a Realtor or engineer be able to negotiate flying Jell-O, spilled milk or ill children in the lunchroom? In other words: Is a business person or community volunteer capable of being a school principal? FWCS has planned a special event to celebrate the 150th birthday of the school corporation. On Wednesday, Nov. 15, members of the Fort Wayne business community, the Downtown Rotary Club and Anthony Wayne Rotary Club will serve as Principal for a Day at selected FWCS schools from 8 a.m. until noon. Principals for a Day will meet the morning school buses, start the school day with any special observances/announcements, visit classrooms, check building facilities, check playground during recess and monitor the lunchroom. Between their routine activities, Principals for a Day will check the school parking lot, look in on computer labs, handle appropriate phone calls and check on facility arrangements for that day's special programs and activities. About 20 persons will participate in the project which takes place during this year's American Education Week (Nov. 12-18). Theme of this year's American Education Week is: Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility. The theme highlights the importance of bringing together schools and communities in a unified effort to build great public schools. This is the district's 12th annual Principal for a Day event. NOTE TO MEDIA: You are invited to check out how former Allen County Sheriff Joseph Squadrito is spending his morning at Franke Park Elementary School, 828 Mildred Ave. He will be at the school from 8 a.m. to noon. Stop in the office when you arrive. Thank you!

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.