FWCS celebrates graduates - June 13, 2011

Record Number: 7624
Displayed from: Jun 13, 2011 , until: Jun 20, 2011

Fort Wayne Community Schools will celebrate commencement Friday and Saturday for the nearly 2,000 members of the Class of 2011. The students leave their high schools with varied future plans. Some will pursue higher education at colleges such as Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, Purdue University and Indiana University. Others will enter the military or will continue working on the technical training they need to start a career in trades such as carpentry or automotive mechanics. Before embarking on their new adventures, they will come together one final time for their graduation ceremonies at the Memorial Coliseum. This year, many students will pay allegiance to two high schools as former Elmhurst students graduate from their current high school but don a tassel with a Trojan head. Former Elmhurst students also had the option of having a special Elmhurst seal added to their diploma. Commencement ceremonies are held in the Memorial Coliseum at the following times: South Side Friday, June 17, 6 p.m. Northrop Friday, June 17, 7:30 p.m. Snider Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m. Wayne Saturday, June 18, noon North Side Saturday, June 18, 1:30 p.m.

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.