North Side students make holidays bright with party for kids surviving cancer - November 30, 2010

Record Number: 6930
Displayed from: Nov 30, 2010 , until: Dec 10, 2010

North Side High School will host its 23rd annual Christmas Party for Kids Surviving Cancer from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at North Side, 475 E. State Blvd. Student members of National Honor Society, Student Council and Key Club are combining their efforts this year to put together entertainment, food and gifts for the families of children who have had or are still faced with cancer. About 80 students started planning for the event in early November. After school on Wednesday, Dec. 1, students will visit Meijer on Lima Road to buy gifts for the children. Students will stay after school on Thursday, Dec. 2, to wrap the gifts. About 20 families with 61 children are expected to participate in Sunday's party. "North Side has a strong tradition of making this party a highlight of the holiday season for the families involved," said Mike Morris, who serves as the staff sponsor of the event. "Students look forward to seeing the families each year and enjoy bringing some cheer into their lives."

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.