Croninger to celebrate Four Star School status - March 14, 2011

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Displayed from: Mar 14, 2011 , until: Apr 30, 2011

Croninger Elementary School will celebrate being named a Four Star Schools for the 2009-10 school year during lunch Wednesday, March 16. Schools are awarded the designation if they are among the top 25 percent of schools in the state, based on ISTEP+ results and meeting the federal requirements to achieve Adequate Yearly Progress. Statewide, 188 public schools and 13 private schools were named Four Star Schools. This is the fifth consecutive year Croninger has earned the designation. "The Croninger community has worked hard over the years to earn and maintain this honor," Principal Rebecca Dennis said. "The teachers and staff work in close cooperation with parents to make sure every child's individual learning needs are met. This is an ongoing process and a collaborative team effort that produces high quality results." On Wednesday, teachers will play the role of DJs playing some fun dance music from 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and students will be given a treat.

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.