FWCS students celebrate Halloween, harvest time - October 28, 2008

Record Number: 4476
Displayed from: Oct 28, 2008 , until: Oct 31, 2008

Several Fort Wayne Community Schools buildings will celebrate Halloween and the fall harvest this week with parties and parades. Elementary students are being treated to a half-day Friday, Oct. 31, because of parent-teacher conferences. Dismissal at most elementary schools is at 11:45 a.m. Below is a schedule of events celebrating the season: Arlington Elementary schools will celebrate with harvest parties Friday morning. At Franke Park Elementary, Hershey, a miniature Arabian horse will wear a Halloween costume and visit with students on Friday. She will be visiting from the beginning of the school day at 8:50 a.m. until dismissal at 11:45 a.m. The Snider band will lead the Glenwood Park Elementary Halloween parade. The event starts at 10:30 a.m. Harris Elementary students will celebrate with a parade through the school and traditional holiday classroom parties. Many classes at Indian Village Elementary School will celebrate fall by participating in classroom activities, such as pumpkin carving, costume parading, enjoying treats and socializing with other students. Activities begin at 10:15 a.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.