Students showcase technology projects at Statehouse - January 25, 2007

Record Number: 2998
Displayed from: Jan 25, 2007 , until: Jan 31, 2007

Students from Franke Park Elementary School have been selected to demonstrate a technology project for state legislators and the public this month! The school is one of only 24 across the state to be so honored. The presentations will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at the Indiana Statehouse from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the North Atrium and Rotunda. The interactive presentations focus on the ways technology makes a difference in K-12 education and future careers. It will also show how funds provided for technology by the General Assembly are being used to make a positive impact on student learning in Indiana. The event's theme is Indiana's Future: Under Construction and is sponsored by Buddy2, a non-profit organization which receives funding from the Indiana General Assembly. Participating Schools include: Cannelton Cannelton Elementary; Columbus Mt. Healthy; Connersville Connersville High School; Crawfordsville Tuttle High School; Elnora North Daviess Community Schools; Fort Wayne Franke Park Elementary; Indianapolis Lawrence Central High School; Lynhurst 7th and 8th Grade Center; Kentland South Newton Elementary and South Newton High School; Lafayette Jefferson High School; Muncie Southside High School; New Palestine- New Palestine High School; and Valparaiso Central Elementary and Valparaiso High School. For information about Franke Park's project, please contact James Emmerson, principal, 425-7336. For information about the presentations on Jan. 31, please contact Nancy Miller at 765/296-9257.

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.