FWCS recognizes student leaders - December 04, 2007

Record Number: 3678
Displayed from: Dec 04, 2007 , until: Dec 24, 2007

Student leaders from Fort Wayne Community Schools' six high schools will be recognized Wednesday, Dec. 5, for making their schools stronger by being a friend and mentor to other students. About 175 sophomores, juniors and seniors volunteered to be student leaders, participating in freshman orientation, tailgating events and other programs to help students adjust to high school life. At 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, students will gather at Snider High School for breakfast, entertainment and encouragement to continue being a leader. FWCS has started many initiatives to strengthen the high schools and make programs more rigorous and relevant to life after high school. One of the focuses is building relationships between students as well as between students and staff. Students who are more engaged in school are more likely to be successful in high school.

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.