Kindergarten, fifth- and eighth-grade students prepare to move on - May 21, 2009

Record Number: 5162
Displayed from: May 21, 2009 , until: Jun 03, 2009

Students across Fort Wayne Community Schools will be recognized over the next two weeks for reaching a milestone in their educational careers finishing their elementary school years or their middle school years. Several schools also have programs celebrating the end of kindergarten. Schools will say good-bye to their fifth- and eighth-graders in recognition, culmination and award ceremonies. The ceremonies honor the work the students have accomplished in their current schools and celebrate the good things to come in their new schools. Several include punch and cookie receptions. Following is a list of the ceremonies happening before the end of the school year. All events are at the school unless otherwise listed. May 21 Miami Middle School will have an eighth-grade recognition program at 7 p.m. May 22 Northwood Middle School will have an eighth-grade award ceremony at 8 a.m. May 27 Pleasant Center will host an assembly to celebrate and award the fifth-graders for their many accomplishments in elementary school as they head on to middle school. The program begins at 9 a.m. Portage Middle School will celebrate eighth-graders in a ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in the Elmhurst High School auditorium. Harris fifth-grade students will be celebrated during an award ceremony at 7 p.m. at Snider High School. A reception will follow the ceremony. May 28 Shawnee Middle School will celebrate the accomplishments of eighth-graders in an award ceremony at 6 p.m. Study Elementary will celebrate pre-K students at 6 p.m. Washington Center will recognize kindergartners at a ceremony at 2 p.m. in the first of two ceremonies. May 29 Price Elementary will recognize its fifth-graders at a celebration at 10 p.m. Nebraska will have a fifth-grade celebration brunch. The guest speaker will be a former Nebraska student. At 2 p.m., former Nebraska students who are now graduating from high will open a time capsule, and fifth-graders will bury a new time capsule. Study Elementary will celebrate fifth-graders at 1:30 p.m. Fairfield will have a celebration for kindergarten students at 2 p.m. Washington Center will recognize kindergartners at a ceremony at 2 p.m. in the second of two ceremonies.
June 1 Bloomingdale Elementary will host its fifth-grade recognition from 5:30-7 p.m. Washington Center Elementary will present fifth-graders with certificates and ribbons during a ceremony at 6:30 p.m. June 2 Scott Academy will have an awards ceremony for fifth-graders at 10:30 a.m. Arlington Elementary will have its fifth-grade recognition ceremony at 1:15 p.m. Fifth-graders at Fairfield will celebrate at 1:30 p.m. Haley Elementary will have a fifth-grade recognition ceremony at 1:30 p.m. South Wayne will have its fifth-grade celebration 1:30-3 p.m. Fifth-graders at Washington and their families will be invited to a recognition ceremony at 6 p.m. Lindley will have its fifth-grade recognition program at 6:30 p.m. Memorial Park Middle School will have an awards ceremony for eighth-graders at 7 p.m. at South Side High School. June 3 Jefferson Middle School will have an eighth-grade breakfast at 8:15 a.m. The Irwin Recognition Program will begin at 9:20 a.m. with a special recognition for fifth-graders beginning at 10:35 a.m. Weisser Park will have its fifth-grade recognition ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Harrison Hill will have a celebration for kindergarten students at 9:30 a.m. and for fifth-graders at 10:30 a.m. in the school auditorium. Study will say farewell for the summer to kindergartners at a ceremony at 10 a.m. Waynedale Elementary will celebrate kindergarten students at 11:45 a.m. and will have a fifth-grade reception at 1:30 p.m. Brentwood will have a fifth-grade recognition program at 1:30 p.m. Croninger Elementary fifth-grade recognition ceremony will be from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church (next door). The guest speaker will be Snider head football coach Russ Isaacs. Students brought in baby pictures, and there will be a slide show during the recognition ceremony. Refreshments will be provided afterwards. Kekionga Middle School will have an award ceremony for eighth-graders at 1:30 p.m. Fifth-graders will be honored at St. Joseph Central at 1:45 p.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.