Schools to hold informational meetings - September 09, 2008

Record Number: 4301
Displayed from: Sep 09, 2008 , until: Oct 06, 2008

Fort Wayne Community Schools will have eight public meetings to gather input from parents and the community on how to strengthen our schools. The meetings are required under Public Law 221, the state's accountability law, for schools placed in the Academic Probation category based on ISTEP+ results. FWCS officials plan to use the meetings as an opportunity to talk with parents and community members about how teachers and staff are working to improve academic achievement for all students. There will also be time for parents and community members to offer feedback. In addition to the eight that are required by state law, the district's other schools will have parent meetings over the next few weeks to share their plans for improving their schools and gather feedback. Parents interested in those meetings should contact their child's school. The meetings at the high schools will also offer parents and community members an opportunity to hear more about the high school redesign plans with a chance for those interested to ask questions and provide input. Those interested can attend a meeting at any high school, not just the one in their neighborhood. The meetings are scheduled as follows (* denotes those required under state law): Sept. 9, 7 p.m., Northrop High School, 7001 Coldwater Road Sept. 10, 6 p.m., *Wayne High School, 9100 Winchester Road Sept. 16, 6 p.m., *Indian Village Elementary School, 3835 Wenonah Lane Sept. 17, 6 p.m., *Elmhurst High School, 3829 Sand Point Road Sept. 22, 6 p.m., *Kekionga Middle School, 2929 Engle Road Sept. 24, 7 p.m., *North Side High School, 475 E. State Blvd. Sept. 24, 6 p.m., *South Side High School, 3601 S. Calhoun St. Sept. 25, 7 p.m., Snider High School, 4600 Fairlawn Pass Sept. 30, 6 p.m., *Miami Middle School, 8100 Amherst Drive Oct. 6, 6 p.m., *Northwood Middle School, 1201 E. Washington Center Road

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.