FWCS seeking input from community - August 22, 2007

Record Number: 3306
Displayed from: Aug 22, 2007 , until: Sep 13, 2007

Fort Wayne Community Schools will have eight public meetings to gather input from parents and the community on how to strengthen our schools. The meetings are required under Public Law 221, the state's accountability law, for schools placed in the "Academic Probation" category based on ISTEP+ results. FWCS officials plan to use the meetings as an opportunity to talk with parents and community members about how teachers and staff are working to improve academic achievement for all students. There will also be time for parents and community members to offer feedback. The meetings are scheduled as follows: Aug. 28, 6:30 p.m., Wayne High School, 9100 Winchester Road Aug. 29, 6 p.m., Northwood Middle School, 1201 E. Washington Center Road Aug. 30, 7 p.m., North Side High School, 475 E. State Blvd. Sept. 4, 7 p.m., South Side High School, 3601 S. Calhoun St. Sept. 5, 6 p.m., South Wayne Elementary, 810 Cottage Ave. Sept. 6, 6 p.m., Adams Elementary, 3000 New Haven Ave. Sept. 12, 7 p.m., Maplewood Elementary, 2200 Maplewood Road Sept. 13, 7 p.m., Miami Middle School, 8100 Amherst Drive

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.