FWCS schools celebrate Halloween, fall harvest - October 27, 2009

Record Number: 5561
Displayed from: Oct 27, 2009 , until: Oct 31, 2009

Students throughout Fort Wayne Community Schools will participate in various activities this week to celebrate Halloween and fall activities. Students will learn about harvest time while having fun, often with their families included in the good times. Events this week include: * Brentwood Elementary students and their siblings (through fifth grade) can enjoy safe trick-or-treating with the Brentwood staff beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27. Students and their families will go from classroom to classroom trick-or-treating for yummy treats. Brentwood is located at 3710 Stafford Dr. * All week, students in one language arts class at Elmhurst High School, 3829 Sand Point Road, will be studying Edgar Allen Poe, including reading The Raven. Next week, students will pick a Poe story that was not discussed this week and find a way to retell the story. The stories could be retold through a cartoon, PowerPoint, skit or any other method the student finds appropriate. The lessons cover Language Arts Standard 3 Comprehension and Analysis of Literary Text and Literary Criticism; Standard 4 Writing; and Standard 7 Listening and Speaking. * At North Side High School, 475 E. State Blvd., students will host the annual Halloween Carnival for children in kindergarten through third grades from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28. Children should bring a canned food item and a bag to collect treats and should wear costumes. * Harris Elementary School, 4501 Thorngate Dr., will have a costume parade beginning at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, followed by classroom fall parties at 2 p.m. * At Indian Village Elementary, 3835 Wenonah Lane, kindergarten students and their parents will celebrate fall with costume parades and pumpkin carving during the afternoon on Friday, Oct. 30. Other students will be involved in Triple A Club activities, if they or their class met set criteria for Attendance, Attitude and Achievement for the first nine weeks of school. Students achieving Triple A will get to make scary animal cookies and listen to spooky stories. * Nebraska Elementary will offer a fun family event with its Fall Harvest Carnival from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30. The school is located at 1525 Boone St. * Miami Middle School and CanLan Ice Sports will have a Halloween Skate & Trick-or-Treat Can Food Drive from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at the McMillen Ice Arena, 3901 Abbott St. Admission is free for those bringing a non-perishable food item. The afternoon includes treat stations, games, prizes and more. The food donations will be used for Miami's Thanksgiving and holiday dinner baskets, which are given to needy families during the holiday season.

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.