North Side student to receive car for good attendance - May 28, 2009

Record Number: 5182
Displayed from: May 28, 2009 , until: Jun 12, 2009

A North Side student will start summer break with a new set of wheels as a reward for outstanding attendance during the 2008-2009 school year. The North Side student will receive a 2000 Saturn. The car is being donated by Kelley Chevrolet, and it is the third year the auto dealer and high school have partnered to reward a student for being in school. The car will be given away during North Side's Pride Day Convocation, which begins at 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 29. The give-away is expected to occur at about 2:15 p.m. "Attending school is a critical part of being successful in school," North Side Principal Chuck DeFord said. "By offering a car as a reward, we can get students excited about coming to school even if they don't always feel like it." What: Car Give-Away for Outstanding Attendance When: North Side, 2:15 p.m., Friday, May 29 Where: North Side Auditorium

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.