A close look at military garb and more! - December 04, 2006

Record Number: 2915
Displayed from: Dec 05, 2006 , until: Dec 07, 2006

All of Blackhawk Middle School's seventh grade students will be stepping back in time on Pearl Harbor Day! Thursday, Dec. 7, they will be at the Victory Museum in Auburn where they will take a look at military life in the past and present. Here's the schedule: * From 9:30-10:30 a.m., 10 students will model authentic military uniforms dating from the Civil War to the Persian Gulf War. Information will be given by collector Don Wolford, explaining to all of the Blackhawk students how the uniforms helped the U.S. soldier in battle and how uniforms have changed over the years. * From 10:30-11 a.m., students will remain in the museum's auditorium to watch a 30-minute documentary, Christmas at War. * From 11 a.m. to noon, students will tour the museum, including a special exhibit featuring photographs, posters, Christmas cards and Christmas Day menus from World War II. For information, please contact Elise Olson, seventh grade social studies teacher, or Tim Matthias, principal, at 425-7313.

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.