FWCS encourages families to attend Healthy Kids Day - April 20, 2009

Record Number: 4971
Displayed from: Apr 20, 2009 , until: Apr 25, 2009

Fort Wayne Community Schools is encouraging families to attend the YMCA Healthy Kids Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at Parkview Field. FWCS is helping the YMCA host the free event, which is part of the nation's largest health day for children and families. Healthy Kids Day will include games, entertainment, community agency information and free tours of the new Parkview Field. The purpose of the event is to provide information to families and help them connect with summer programs and other opportunities in the community that promote children's health. In addition to FWCS and the YMCA, more than 50 other agencies and organizations will provide information and entertainment. Local hospitals, government agencies, Arts United, Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, Science Central, League for the Blind and many others will have information booths set up. Entertainment will be provided by the YMCA Jumping Jax Jump Rope Team, the Madame Ants (Mad Ants dancers), local sports mascots, dance teams and many more local groups. Free transportation to the event will be available for families living in the Hanna Creighton, Chapel Oaks, Eden Green and Old Fort YMCA areas. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., shuttle buses will run every half hour between the Old Fort Y, 2221 Reed Street, and Parkview Field. Food will also be available from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Old Fort Y for students and their families. While at the Old Fort Y, families can sign up for raffle prizes, including a one night stay and a two-day pass for a family of four to Splash Universe in Shipshewana. All students attending the event must have an adult with them.

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.