Sixth-graders get a jump on middle school - August 07, 2008

Record Number: 4250
Displayed from: Aug 07, 2008 , until: Aug 15, 2008

Fort Wayne Community Schools will welcome a new group of sixth-graders to middle school with a Sixth Grade Transition Day. From 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. 12, students will visit their new schools for a day of exploring, socializing and learning. The Transition Day gives students the chance to learn the rules of the school, find their lockers, walk through their schedules and practice their lunch routines. While students spend time with their new teachers getting a sample of language arts and math classes, administrators will work with parents to help them with the transition. Moving from elementary to middle school is one of the major transitions in a child's educational career. Offering students a chance to experience middle school life before the school year begins is designed to ease the anxieties some students may otherwise feel. FWCS welcomes all students back for the 2008-09 school year on Monday, Aug. 18.

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.