FWCS students, staff celebrate year's accomplishments - May 28, 2008

Record Number: 4211
Displayed from: May 28, 2008 , until: Jun 03, 2008

Fort Wayne Community Schools will celebrate the end of a successful school year and say good-bye for the summer on Monday, June 2. Many schools have special events planned to recognize the work students and staff did over the last year. Below is a list of events planned: Bloomingdale Elementary will have its final Town Hall meeting at 9 a.m. and will recognize student accomplishments. Weisser Park Elementary will have a recognition ceremony for its fifth-graders at 9:10 a.m. The ceremony is the school's chance to say good-bye and good luck to the students, who are moving on to middle school next year. Indian Village will host several celebrations on the last day of school. Kindergarten classes will travel to Klopfenstein's Furniture from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. to take a carousel ride. This is to celebrate a successful year with a fun activity and socialize with other Kindergarten students that will be joining first grade together. Students will later travel to Lawton Park to enjoy lunch. At 10 a.m., students in all grades will be honored at 10 a.m. for excellent academics, behavior and attendance. It will be a culmination of the year's accomplishments as well as the last nine-week grading period. At 1 p.m. will be the school's final Triple A Celebration. This is to celebrate students' Attendance, Achievement and Attitude for the last quarter of the school year. There will be fun and games and music performed by Ethan Birch, also known as Six 8. Six 8 performs motivational and educational hip-hop music for children. Whitney Young Early Childhood Center will celebrate the last day with a family picnic. Morning pre-k will have a picnic from 10:30-11:15 a.m. Kindergarten will have a picnic from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. And afternoon pre-k will have a picnic from 12:45-1:30 p.m. Shambaugh students will be recognized for their accomplishments throughout the year at an awards presentation. Kindergarten through second-grade students will be honored at 1:15 p.m. Third- through fifth-grade students will be honored at 2:15 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.