FWCS/FWEA welcomes new teachers - August 13, 2007

Record Number: 3271
Displayed from: Aug 13, 2007 , until: Aug 31, 2007

Fort Wayne Community Schools and the Fort Wayne Education Association will welcome 115 new teachers to the district Tuesday, Aug. 14, for New Teacher Orientation. The orientation gives the new teachers a chance to learn about the district's focus on student achievement and the rich diversity in the school system. During the orientation, which begins at 8 a.m. in the Grile Administrative Center, teachers will hear from Superintendent Dr. Wendy Robinson, FWEA President Steve Brace and several other teachers and administrators. The new teachers will learn some of the details of their job, tips for surviving the first year and procedures within the district, as well as be pampered a little thanks to the FWEA and donations from businesses. A special thanks for donating gifts goes out to American Fidelity Assurance Company, Anne's Hallmark, Applebee's, Archiver's, Barnes & Noble, Benefit Resource Group, Bowen Center, Cottage Flowers, Inc., Fort Wayne Printing, Lopshire Flowers, Marathon Petroleum Company, Mike's Car Wash, Inc., Outback Steakhouse, Pizza Hut, Professional Federal Credit Union, R E Sutton and Associates, Rave Motion Pictures, Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company, Scholastic, Sharon's Victorian House of Gifts, Spiece, United Art and Education and Uno Chicago Grill. Following orientation, teachers will go to their schools to work in their classrooms and prepare for the first day of school Aug. 20.

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.