Brentwood celebrates playground effort with grand opening - June 05, 2007

Record Number: 3237
Displayed from: Jun 05, 2007 , until: Jun 26, 2007

Students at Brentwood Elementary will celebrate the last day of school with an event six years in the making. A banner cutting and grand opening for their new handicap accessible playground is scheduled for Wednesday, June 6, at 9:30 a.m. As the area's only fully handicap accessible playground, this success story is the result of the city's first-of-its-kind public-private partnership. Installed in May with the help of students from North Side and Snider High Schools, the equipment was purchased through a $25,000 grant from the city's Parks and Recreation Department, more than $3,000 from students and staff and additional contributions from the Brentwood Neighborhood Association, the Brentwood PTA and individual citizens. Event details: What: Playground Grand Opening and Banner Cutting Where: Brentwood Elementary School, 3710 Stafford Drive. When: Wednesday, June 6, 9:30 a.m. Who: All Brentwood elementary students will participate. Contributors will cut a grand opening banner. They include: Al Moll, Director, Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Cecelia and Don Evans, donors Representatives from: FWCS Brentwood PTA Brentwood Neighborhood Association

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.