FWCS hosts fall Title I parents conference - November 17, 2008

Record Number: 4536
Displayed from: Nov 17, 2008 , until: Nov 22, 2008

Hundreds of parents are expected to attend the fall Title I Parents as Partners Conference from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Fellowship Missionary Church, 2536 Tillman Road. The conference is an educational opportunity focusing on academics, health and well-being, as well as how to get and stay involved in children's education. Parents from Fort Wayne Community Schools' 16 Title I schools (Abbett, Adams, Bloomingdale, Fairfield, Forest Park, Franke Park, Indian Village, Maplewood, Nebraska, Northcrest, Scott, South Wayne, Study, Washington, Kekionga and Miami) are invited to the free event. This is the first year of Title I status for Forest Park, Franke Park and Indian Village. Information sessions include reading and writing at home, helping your child with math, understanding ISTEP+, how to be involved in school and more. Parents will receive books, games, book bags filled with school supplies, such as a scientific calculator for middle school-aged students, and other learning materials. There will also be door prizes, and the school with the most parents will win a gift certificate from Learning Resources, Inc. Child care is available for children from infants to 4 years old. Breakfast and lunch will be served, as well as snacks for the children. Spanish and Burmese translators will be available.

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.