North Side students make Christmas bright for children with cancer - December 01, 2009

Record Number: 5712
Displayed from: Dec 01, 2009 , until: Dec 13, 2009

North Side High School students and staff are preparing for the 22nd Annual Christmas Party for Kids Surviving Cancer and their families from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at North Side. North Side students work with Cancer Services of Allen County to support the families of children with cancer as they deal with the day-to-day financial and emotional struggles of having a child with cancer. Students will shop for gifts for the cancer survivors and their siblings at Meijer on Lima Road from 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2. They will be wrapping the gifts after school (2:40 p.m.) on Thursday, Dec. 3. The students and staff raise money from others in the building as well as ask for support from outside organizations. The party on Sunday gives the children an opportunity to meet the high school students involved and enjoy food and entertainment.

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.