FWCS students, staff give $28,000 to Haiti relief efforts - February 19, 2010

Record Number: 6028
Displayed from: Feb 19, 2010 , until: Mar 19, 2010

Fort Wayne Community Schools' students and staff raised more than $28,000 over the last month to support relief efforts in Haiti. The majority of the money raised was donated to the Red Cross, but schools also supported other organizations. Snider High School, for example, raised more than $5,000 for Jesus in Haiti. That amount is enough to build 10 houses in Haiti. Snider students also collected blankets and more than $400 worth of baby formula. Though many of our students come from families that have their own needs, it is always heartwarming to see their generosity in helping others, Superintendent Dr. Wendy Robinson said. The Fort Wayne Community Schools family has a truly giving spirit.

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.