Learning lasts through the final day - June 09, 2011

Record Number: 7623
Displayed from: Jun 09, 2011 , until: Jun 17, 2011

Fort Wayne Community Schools' students will be learning up until the last moments of the 2010-11 school year. They will also take time to have some fun while celebrating the end of a great year. Here are a few of the events going on in our schools on Monday, June 13: Northwood Middle School, 1201 E. Washington Center Road, will kick off the last day with an assembly at 8:30 a.m. to issue academic and athletic awards earned by students. The afternoon will include an all-school carnival to celebrate the year's accomplishments. Fairfield Elementary, 2825 Fairfield Ave., will have a Field Day with games, activities and lots of fun to wrap up the school year. Harris Elementary, 4501 Thorngate Drive, will have a Learning Fair from 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m. The fair includes reading, math, science and the arts. Science Central will set up experiments at Irwin Elementary, 3501 S. Anthony Blvd., for a day of hands-on science projects. Throughout the day, the school's budding scientists will visit the gymnasium to participate in the experiments. Fifth-graders at Weisser Park Elementary School, 902 Colerick St., will be recognized in a ceremony at 9:15 a.m. The fifth-grade celebration at Nebraska Elementary, 1525 Boone St., will take begin at 9:30 a.m. Awards will be presented for various student achievements, and the Artist of the Year will be named. Trophies will be awarded for attendance, citizenship and academics. The program will also include a small musical performance. The kindergarten celebration assembly at Harrison Hill Elementary, 355 Cornell Circle, will take place at 9:30 a.m. Fifth-graders will be honored at 10:30 a.m. The culmination ceremony for students in third, sixth and eighth grades at Towles Intermediate School, 420 E. Paulding Road, will begin at 9:30 a.m. At Arlington Elementary, 8118 St. Joe Center Road, students will be honored at the All School Awards Ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Students will be recognized for academic achievements, Kiwanis Awards, Mile Run top 10's and more. At 10 a.m., St. Joseph Central Elementary, 6341 St. Joe Center Road, will recognize its perfect attendance award winner, the winners of the fourth-grade Flag Writing Contest and its retirees. Bloomingdale Elementary, 1300 Orchard St., will have an awards program for students in kindergarten through fourth grade at 10 a.m. Fifth-graders at Glenwood Park Elementary, 4501 Vance Ave., will be recognized during a program at 10 a.m. Kindergarten students at Lindley International Spanish Academy, 2201 Ardmore Ave., will celebrate the completion of their first year of school at the kindergarten recognition program at 10 a.m. Students will sing in both English and Spanish for their parents and demonstrate their ability to use both languages. North Side High School will have its annual Pride Day at 1 p.m. During this ceremony the seniors come in on the red carpet in the auditorium as they have done on their final days at North Side for more than 80 years. North Side's performing arts groups perform, highlighting individual accomplishments of the seniors. A more recent tradition is the annual car give-away. With the support of Kelley Chevrolet, a car will be given to a student whose attendance has been exemplary during the 2010-11 school year. Washington Elementary, 1015 W. Washington Blvd., will honor students at the end-of-the-year awards ceremony at 1 p.m. At Washington Center Elementary, 1936 W. Wallen Road, students will Move Up." From 1:30-2 p.m., students will have the opportunity to visit the teacher they will have next year and meet the other students who will be in their classroom. This gives teachers a chance to talk with the students about reading and writing over the summer to be ready for the 2011-12 school year.

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.