Parents go back to school, too - August 16, 2007

Record Number: 3275
Displayed from: Aug 16, 2007 , until: Sep 30, 2007

Going back to school isn't just for the students in Fort Wayne Community Schools. At the Back-to-school nights, parents at every school will have a chance to see where their students learn and play. Parents will have the opportunity to tour the schools, see their children's classrooms and meeting their children's teachers. Many schools also combine the evening with an ice cream social, picnic, PTA event, flower show or other event. The elementary schools' flower shows are the results of students' hard work over the summer. In the spring, the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department provides seed and materials for the planting project. Below is a schedule of Back-to-school nights. For more information about your child's back-to-school night, contact your school. School Time Aug. 19 Bloomingdale 1-3 p.m. open house/family picnic Price 1-3 p.m. open house/ice cream social Aug. 28 Glenwood 6:30-8 p.m. Indian Village Kindergarten & 1st Grade, 6-7 p.m.; 2nd & 3rd Grades, 7-8 p.m. Nebraska 6 p.m. with Ethan Birch of Six8 Productions Northcrest 6 p.m. with flower show Shawnee 6:30-8 p.m. Washington Center Kindergarten, 6:30-7:15 p.m.; 1st Grade, 7:15-8 p.m. Waynedale 5:30-7:30, Waynedale park cookout, followed by open house Weisser Park 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Grades, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29 South Wayne 6-7:30 p.m. with ice cream social Washington Center 2nd Grade, 6:30 - 7:15 p.m., 4th Grade, 7:15 - 8 p.m. Aug. 30 Adams 6 p.m. Fairfield 6-7 p.m. Indian Village 4th & 5th Grades, 6-7 p.m. Lincoln 6 p.m. Pleasant Center 6 p.m. Study 6:30-7:30 p.m. Washington Center 3rd Grade, 6:30-7:15 p.m.; 5th Grade, 7:15-8 p.m. Weisser Park 4th, 5th Grades, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 4 Towles 6:30 p.m. with PTA ice cream social at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5 Abbett 6-7:30 p.m. with ice cream social Irwin 6:30-8 p.m. Lindley Kindergarten, 6:30 p.m. Snider 7 p.m. Sept. 6 Arlington 5-7 p.m. Blackhawk 7 p.m. Brentwood 6:30 p.m. Croninger 6-7 p.m. with flower show Forest Park 6 p.m. with plant show and meet new principal Franke Park 6:30-8 p.m. Harris 6:30-8 p.m. with flower show Harrison Hill 6-7 p.m. with flower show Holland 6:30 p.m. with flower show Lindley 1st & 2nd Grades, 6:20 p.m. Lindley 3rd-5th Grades, 7:15 p.m. Memorial Park 6:30-8 p.m. Miami 6-7:30 p.m. with Title I annual meeting Portage 5-7 p.m. with picnic Shambaugh 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10 Maplewood 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 Haley 6 p.m. followed by ice cream social Kekionga 7 p.m. Lane 6:30 p.m. Northwood 7 p.m. Scott Pre-K-2 Grade, 6 p.m. Ward 7 p.m. Sept. 12 North Side 7 p.m. Northrop 7 p.m. Wayne 6 p.m. Sept. 13 Scott 3rd-5th Grades, 6 p.m. St Joseph Central 7 p.m. Washington Rotary picnic 6-6:45 p.m., classroom visits 6:45-7 p.m. Bunche 6:30-7:30 p.m. with PTA ice cream social Sept. 18 Jefferson 6:30 p.m. with PTA meeting Whitney Young 6-7 p.m. Sept. 24 Lakeside 5:30 p.m. with cookout Sept. 26 South Side 6-8 p.m. Elmhurst 6 p.m.

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.