Title I parents - come one, come all! - March 02, 2007

Record Number: 3030
Displayed from: Mar 02, 2007 , until: Mar 27, 2007

Fort Wayne Community Schools will hold its annual Title I Parents as Partners spring conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 27 at Pilgrim Baptist Church. More than 150 parents from the district's 11 Title I schools are expected to attend the event. Studies show students are more successful if their parents actively participate in their education. The conference is aimed at providing parents with resources and information to do just that. Workshops will include information about family literacy and mathematics; understanding ISTEP+, AYP and NCLB, and much more. All parents attending will receive books and other educational aides to help them work with their student at home. Door prizes include gift cards from Wal-Mart and Kroger's, and merchandise from Lowe's Home Improvement, Vera Bradley, Meijer and a number of fast-food restaurants. Breakfast and lunch will be served. The event is free. Title I schools are so designated by the federal government because they have high percentages of students who are on the free/reduced price meal program, an indicator of poverty. FWCS Title I schools are: Abbett, Adams, Bloomingdale, Fairfield, Maplewood, Nebraska, Northcrest, Scott, South Wayne, Study and Washington elementary schools. For information about Title I programs or the conference, contact: Tracy L. Bunting, Title I program specialist, at 467-2088. Media is invited to attend the conference.


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.