Poignant student artwork to tour FWCS - November 06, 2007

Record Number: 3589
Displayed from: Nov 06, 2007 , until: Dec 01, 2007

Fort Wayne Community Schools will showcase some of our students' best works of art in a traveling exhibit. The exhibit will kick off with a reception at noon Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Grile Administrative Center, 1200 S. Clinton St. The artwork comes from past exhibits of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art's "Building Relationships for Success: Imaging One Another." The exhibits feature photographs taken by students of family, friends or other images that mean something to them. So far, eight FWCS schools have participated in the project with more scheduled to take part this school year. The traveling exhibit includes 32 of the best works of the previous exhibits. Eight pictures will initially be displayed at the Grile where the pictures will stay until December when they will move to an elementary school. Eight new pictures will be displayed at Grile each month in December, January and February before the pictures move to a school building. To see a selection of the photos shown in the original exhibits visit the Fort Wayne Museum of Art web site at www.fwmoa.org/education/imaging.htm.

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.