FWCS scares up Halloween fun - October 30, 2007

Record Number: 3567
Displayed from: Oct 30, 2007 , until: Nov 02, 2007

Several Fort Wayne Community Schools elementary schools will celebrate Halloween and the harvest season with parties this week, most taking place on Wednesday, Oct. 31. One of the largest celebrations will be at Maplewood Elementary School with the return of the Fall Festival Parade. It was an annual tradition that hadn't been celebrated in many recent years. At 1 p.m., students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade will take a mile-long walk through the Avalon Neighborhood dressed in costumes many of which will be storybook characters. The parade will be led by the Wayne High School ROTC and a fire truck. Afterwards, the students will have Halloween parties in their classrooms. Here are other parties and parades scheduled for Wednesday: At Arlington Elementary School, the PTA room moms help host Harvest Parties beginning at 2:30 p.m. Students in kindergarten through second grade at Forest Park Elementary School will have a costume parade around the building and in the neighborhood at 2 p.m. Glenwood Park Elementary School students will have a costume parade around the Glenwood-Snider campus at 2 p.m. The Indian Village Elementary School second-graders decorated pumpkins as storybook characters, which are now on display in their classrooms. Shambaugh Elementary School has a haunted gym through Thursday, Nov. 1. There are additional events on Friday, Nov. 2: Croninger Elementary School classrooms will have Harvest Parties with food and games from 1:50-2:50 p.m. Study Elementary School will have a PTA-sponsored Harvest Festival from 6-7:30 p.m. MEDIA: You are invited to cover any of these events, but please let me or the principal know you are coming.

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.