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ONE DISTRICT - ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES FORT WAYNE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
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ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES
   FORT WAYNE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
       School Catalog | 2020-21
ONE DISTRICT - ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES FORT WAYNE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
FORT WAYNE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

DISTRICT PROFILE
SUPERINTENDENT                                                   BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES
Dr. Wendy Robinson                                               Julie Hollingsworth.........................................President, District 1
                                                                 Stephen Corona....................................... Vice President, District 5
SCHOOLS AND STUDENTS                                             Anne Duff.......................................................Secretary, At-large
2019-20 Enrollment 29,671
                                                                 Glenna Jehl....................................................Member, District 2
    14,533 students in pre-K through grade 5
                                                                 Tom Smith.....................................................Member, District 3
     6,304 students in middle school                             Jordan Lebamoff..............................................Member, District 4
     8,040 students in high school                               Maria Norman..................................................Member, At-large
STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS
40%     Caucasian                                                CONTACT US:
25%     Black                                                    Information................................................................467-1000
19%     Hispanic                                                 Multilingual Information Line..........................................467-2009
10%     Multi-racial
 6%     Asian                                                    Superintendent...........................................................467-2025
>1%     Native American                                          Communications ........................................................467-2020
62% eligible to receive free                                     Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction.............................467-2845
or reduced-priced meals                                          Family and Community Engagement Center........................467-7250
Over 70 languages spoken                                         Helen P. Brown Natatorium............................................467-2660
                                                                 Nutrition Services........................................................467-2055
                                                                 Special Education.........................................................467-1110
There are 50 schools in FWCS:                                    Transportation............................................................467-1900
  2 early learning centers (PreK-K)
                                                                 FWCS Website......................................www.fortwayneschools.org
  30 elementary schools (K-5)
  1 intermediate school (1-8)
  10 middle schools (6-8)
  5 high schools (9-12)
  1 alternative school (6-12)
  1 career and technical school (9-12)

 MISSION
    Fort Wayne Community Schools educates all students to high
                                                                                                               VISION
                                                                    Fort Wayne Community Schools will be the school system
    standards enabling them to become productive, responsible                   of choice and a source of community pride.
    citizens.

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GENERAL INFORMATION
WELCOME TO FORT WAYNE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
Fort Wayne Community Schools is THE choice district, offering high quality academics and an array of enrichment options outside the classroom.

WHY CHOOSE FORT WAYNE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS?
There is no better place for your child to learn, grow and succeed than Fort Wayne Community Schools. Here is why:
• Every child matters deeply to us. We are committed to their well-being, safety and success.All means All!
• We expect excellence and set high standards for achievement.
• Students are encouraged to pursue their passions – we offer a variety of programs of choice and co-curricular activities to meet the needs of every
  student.
• Our schools are alive with diversity, which enhances the school experience as students learn to interact in a diverse environment and prepare for
  global citizenship in the United States and the world.
• Our dedicated, caring staff members are well-qualified and results-oriented individuals who help students achieve their full potential.
• We enable creative and innovative learning through technology to engage each student.
• We welcome and value parent and community involvement so everyone is included, recognized and valued.
College and Career Readiness
• A wide selection of Advanced Placement classes or Collegiate               Outstanding Co-curricular Options at Every School
  Connection offered at every high school                                    • Strong athletic programs
• Dual-credit courses offered in high schools and at local universities,     • Wide variety of clubs for every interest
  giving students opportunities for both high school and college-level       • Strong music, art and dance programs
  credits                                                                    • Active Academic Bowl groups
• Ample opportunities to earn Honors and Technical Honors Diplomas,
  helping students get into the colleges of their choice                     Career Education Programs Resulting in Certifications
                                                                             • Certified Nursing Assistant
• Personalized college and career readiness and college tours
                                                                             • EMT (Emergency Medical Technician)
• Personalized college and career planning
                                                                             • Indiana Cosmetology License
• College and Career Readiness workshops, conferences and
  symposiums                                                                 • AWS (American Welding Society)
Magnet Schools and Programs for All Interests                                • Careers in Early Education (CDA)
• Montessori at Bunche Early Childhood Center and Towles                     • 7 NIMS Certifications (Precision Machine)
  Intermediate School grades one through five                                • Comptia A+ (IT Academy)
• New Tech at Towles Intermediate School grades six through eight            • Telecommunicator I (Criminal Justice)
• Fine Arts at Whitney Young Early Childhood Center, Weisser Park            • Firefighter I & II (Fire Science)
  Elementary School and Memorial Park Middle School                          Educating the Whole Child through 6 Cs
• STEM at Irwin Elementary School
                                                                             •   Character
• Communications at Croninger Elementary School                              •   Citizenship
Specialized Programs of Study at Every High School                           •   Collaboration
• International Baccalaureate (IB) at South Side High School                 •   Communication
• Project Lead the Way Engineering at Northrop High School                   •   Creativity
• Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences at Snider High School             •   Critical Thinking
• Early College, Business, New Tech Academy and ROTC at Wayne High
                                                                             Character Education and Individualized Instruction
  School
                                                                             • Character education is offered through Positive Behavior Interventions
• Early College-Global Studies/World Languages at North Side High              and Supports (PBIS), a research-based, nationally recognized system
  School                                                                       of proactive behavioral concerns management
• Career Education Programs at the FWCS Career Academy at Anthis             • Individualized support for students of all ability levels and social/
                                                                               emotional needs is offered through Student Support Teams, part of
                                                                               FWCS’ Pyramid for Success™ student support system

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

      SCHOOL CHOICE CATALOG

                                School Choice....................................................5

                                At a Glance.....................................................6-7

                                Early Childhood Centers.................................9

                                Elementary Schools..................................11-27

                                Intermediate Schools......................................29

                                Middle Schools..........................................31-37

                                High Schools..............................................39-43

                               District Programs............................................44

                                School Assignment Applications............45-53

                                School Map Locations....................................55

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SCHOOL CHOICE
                                         MAGNET SCHOOLS                                          break their intra-district transfer and enroll in their
 At Fort Wayne Community Schools,                                                                attendance area school only.
                                         FWCS offers two magnet early childhood centers,
 we are committed to providing
                                         three magnet elementary schools, one magnet
 your child with top quality                                                                     KINDERGARTEN REQUIREMENTS
                                         intermediate school and one magnet middle
 educational opportunities and                                                                   To enroll in kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year,
                                         school. Magnet schools have no attendance
 instruction that will ensure their                                                              the child must be 5 years old by Aug. 1, 2020. For the
                                         boundaries; students must submit an application
 success today and throughout life.                                                              4-year-old pre-kindergarten program, the child must
                                         for enrollment in these schools. Students are
 All students have an assigned school                                                            be 4 years old by Aug. 1, 2020. Parents can apply for
                                         accepted based on space availability. If a school has
 based on family residence location,                                                             early entrance into kindergarten only. Applications are
                                         more applications than space available, names will
 but you may apply for admission                                                                 available at the Family and Community Engagement
                                         be selected in a public lottery (with computer-
 to any of our schools. Students are                                                             Center, 230 E. Douglas Ave. The application deadline
                                         generated lists). Once chosen, students will receive
 accepted based on space availability.                                                           for early entrance waivers is Dec, 13, 2019. Parents may
                                         enrollment information from their magnet school
                                                                                                 contact the Family and Community Engagement Center
                                         principal. Students not selected in the lottery are
                                                                                                 for deadline information at 467-2120.
                                         placed on a waiting list.
                                         Students accepted into a magnet school can break        TRANSPORTATION
                                         their intra-district transfer and enroll in their   Students transferring to a school other than their
                                         attendance area school only. Once accepted, the     assigned school will not be eligible for transportation
                                         student’s name is removed from all waiting lists.   services. Transportation will be provided to magnet
                                         Parents wanting to make a change after accepting    schools for students living outside the established No
                                         must submit a new application.                      Transportation Zone (NTZ). For the Programs of Study
                                                                                             at the high schools, only students who were accepted
                                         PROGRAMS OF STUDY                                   into the Programs of Study through the lottery process
                                         FWCS offers specialized Programs of Study at each and live outside the NTZ for the school they will attend
                                         high school, giving students an opportunity to try will be provided bus transportation. Only 25 students
                                         a career path and develop skills that can be used   living outside the school’s boundary per year will be
                                         in the workplace. Students living in the Program    admitted to each Program through the lottery. Students
                                         of Study school attendance area may enroll, and a   enrolled in Program of Study classes who live in the
                                         maximum of 25 students living outside the school’s attendance area for the school in which the program is
                                         attendance area will be admitted to the Program of located will be provided bus transportation, if they live
                                         Study. If there are more than 25 applicants living  outside the NTZ. Students who were accepted through
                                         outside the attendance area, names will be selected the lottery to attend the general program at a high
                                         in a public lottery with computer-generated         school but later choose to take classes in a Program of
                                         lists. Programs of Study require a four-year        Study will not be eligible for transportation. For more
                                         commitment or the student will return to his or     information, please contact FWCS Transportation at
                                         her attendance area school.                         467-1900.

                                         ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY                                LIVING OUTSIDE FWCS
                                         (MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS)                               Students who live outside FWCS boundaries are
                                         LOTTERY ASSIGNMENT                                      welcome to attend FWCS schools, based on a school’s
                                         APPLICATIONS                                            space availability. A tuition payment may be required.
                                         Elementary, middle and high school students             Call 467-7250 for additional information.
                                         interested in special academic programs at schools
                                         other than their assigned school must complete the
                                         FWCS assignment application. Students accepted
                                         into a school other than their assigned school can

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AT A GLANCE
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ELEMENTARY
EARLY    CHILDHOODSCHOOLS LY CHILDHOOD CENTERS
                     CENTERS
Bunche			 •                                                               W                •			•                                                     Montessori
Whitney Young			•                                                         SS               •			•+                                                    Arts
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
Abbett 		                              •     •                            SS				          •*
Adams		                                •     •                             S				          •*
Arlington			 •                                                            N			b/a
Bloomingdale		                         •     •                            NS				          •*
Brentwood		                            •     •                            NS		   •  b/a  •+*
Croninger			 •                                                             S  •		 b/a		Communications
Fairfield                              •     •                            SS             •*+
Forest Park		                          •     •                            NS		   •  b/a  •+*
Franke Park		                          •     •                            NS			     b/a   •*
Glenwood Park			                             •                             S			     b/a
Haley		                                •     •                             S			     b/a • + **
Harris			 •                                                                S			b/a
Harrison Hill		                        •     •                            SS		   •  b/a   •+
Holland			                                   •                            N			      b/a   •+
Indian Village		                       •     •                            SS		   •  b/a   •*
Irwin			 •                                                                W   •		 b/a		STEM
Levan Scott		                          •     •                            W		    •		      •*
Lincoln			 •                                                              N			b/a
Lindley		                              •     •                            W		    •  b/a   •*
Maplewood		                            •     •                            W			      b/a   •*
Northcrest		                           •     •                            NS		   •  b/a  •+*
Price		                                •     •                            NS			     b/a • + **
St. Joseph Central			                        •                            N			      b/a
Shambaugh			 •                                                            N			b/a
South Wayne		                          •     •                            SS				          •*
Study		•                                     •                            SS		•		• *
Washington		                           •     •                            W			      b/a   •*
Washington Center			                         •                            N			      b/a
Waynedale		•                                 •                            W		•		• *
Weisser Park			                              •                            SS  •		   b/a		      Arts
N - Northrop Area      SS - South Side Area     W - Wayne Area                                   b - before school                      + - Special Education pre-kindergarten
NS - North Side Area   S - Snider Area          ++ - Based on home address                       a - after school                       * - requires Title I home address
                                                                                                                                        ** - Title I pre-K offered at alternate site

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AT A GLANCE
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 INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
 Towles			              • W  •		 b/a		 Montessori, New Tech
 MIDDLE SCHOOLS
 Blackhawk			 •            S
 Jefferson              • N
 Kekionga		 •           • SS
 Lakeside		 •           • NS		 •
 Lane			 •                 S
 Memorial Park			•        SS •				     Arts
 Miami		 •              • W
 Northwood			 •           NS		 •
 Portage		 •            • W
 Shawnee			 •             N
 HIGH SCHOOLS
 FWCS Career Academy			 •						        Career & Technology Education
 North Side			          • NS					      Global Studies/World Languages
 Northrop			            • N					       Project Lead the Way/Engineering
 Snider			•                S					      Project Lead the Way/Biomedical Sciences
 South Side			          • SS					      International Baccalaureate Program
 Wayne			•                W					       New Tech Academy, ROTC and business

N - Northrop Area      SS - South Side Area    W - Wayne Area                                      b - before school                       + - Special Education pre-kindergarten
NS - North Side Area   S - Snider Area         ++ - Based on home address                          a - after school                        * - requires Title I home address
                                                                                                                                           ** - Title I pre-K offered at alternate site

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CITIZENSHIP
FORT WAYNE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

BUNCHE EARLY CHILDHOOD                                            WHITNEY YOUNG EARLY

                                                                                                                                    EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTERS
CENTER                                                            CHILDHOOD CENTER
TAMARA MULLINS, PRINCIPAL                                         MELISSA PLUMB,PRINCIPAL
MAGNET SCHOOL                                                     MAGNET SCHOOL
1111 Greene St. • Fort Wayne, IN 46803                            1026 E. Pontiac St. • Fort Wayne, IN 46803
260.467.4790                                                      260.467.8950
Pre-kindergarten through Kindergarten                             Pre-kindergarten through Kindergarten
School Summary                                                    School Summary
Bunche Early Childhood Center is an American Montessori           Whitney Young Early Childhood Center, following the Reggio
Society accredited school, focusing on the natural stages         Emilia philosophy, seeks to ensure student achievement by
of child development in an environment that cultivates the        providing a nurturing environment in which all children are
student’s desire to learn. Bunche has a Montessori-certified      valued, respected and encouraged to construct knowledge
instructional staff and administration, quality Montessori and    through guided exploration and social interaction as they
supplemental materials and a supportive parent community.         discover the joy of learning. The school is fully accredited by
                                                                  the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Programs                                                          Parents receive a daily e-mail with details and pictures about
• Magnet school using the Montessori method of instruction.       their child’s day. In collaboration with Discovery Education,
• Classrooms are multi-age and culturally diverse.                Whitney Young is building a STEAM (Science, Technology,
• Children learn by doing and from each other at their own        Engineering, Art and Math) culture that inspires and cultivates
  pace. “Follow the Child,” was the philosophy of Dr. Maria       the next generation of problem solvers, inventors and leaders.
  Montessori when she created the program more than 100
  years ago.                                                      Programs
                                                                  • Magnet school featuring fine arts.
• 1:1 iPad use for kindergarten students to connect
  Montessori materials to student learning, creating portfolios   • Children collaborate, investigate and explore in a beautiful,
  and connecting with home.                                         calm, peaceful environment.
• Students learn to initiate and complete work cycles that        • A wide variety of fine arts experiences form a solid
  require greater concentration and fine motor coordination         foundation for continued participation in the arts magnet
  to master facts and concepts through practice with an array       program ranging from visual arts to music and theater.
  of hands-on manipulative materials.                             • An inclusive special education pre-kindergarten program is
• English Language Learner (ELL) program is offered to              available.
  students for whom English is a new language.                    • English Language Learner (ELL) program is offered to
                                                                    students for whom English is a new language.
Co-curricular Activities
• PTA-Sponsored Family Nights                                     Co-curricular Activities
• Garden Areas for Classrooms                                     • Garden Club for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten
• Peace activities that promote kindness and generosity in the      students.
  community                                                       Community Partnerships
Community Partnerships                                            • Fort Wayne Ballet exposes our students to dance with classes
• Metro Youth Sports Football uses school grounds                   at the school.
• Aquatic connection with Broadway Aquatics.                      • Fort Wayne Museum of Art provides experiences for our
                                                                    school.
• Junior Achievement JA in a Day sponsored by Lincoln
  Financial                                                       • We have various artists from the community in the school
                                                                    throughout the year.
• Dance Collective sponsored events
• Purdue University Fort Wayne/ACELINK provides virtual           Childcare
  field trip program                                              Before-school and after-school childcare is offered by the
                                                                  YMCA.
Childcare
Before-school and after-school childcare is offered by the
YMCA, before care 6:30 a.m.-7:50 a.m., pre-kindergarten
afternoon care 11:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and after care
2:20-6 p.m.

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CREATIVITY

      Abbett, Adams.................................................11

      Arlington, Bloomingdale................................12

      Brentwood, Croninger....................................13

      Fairfield.............................................................14

      Forrest Park, Franke Park...............................15

      Glenwood Park, Haley....................................16

      Harris, Harrison Hill......................................17

      Holland, Indian Village..................................18

      Irwin..................................................................19

      Levan Scott, Lincoln........................................20

      Lindley, Maplewood........................................21

      Northcrest, Price..............................................22

      St. Joseph Central, Shambaugh......................23

      South Wayne, Study.........................................24

      Washington, Washington Center...................25

      Waynedale, Weisser Park................................26
FORT WAYNE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

    ABBETT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL                                          ADAMS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
    FRANK KLINE, PRINCIPAL                                            ALLISON HOLLAND, PRINCIPAL
    4323 Smith St. • Fort Wayne, IN 46806                             3000 New Haven Ave. • Fort Wayne, IN 46803
    260.467.5800                                                      260.467.5850
    Pre-kindergarten through fifth grade                              Pre-kindergarten through fifth grade
    School Summary                                                    School Summary
    Abbett Elementary School is a diverse and empowering center       Adams Elementary School is a dynamic learning center in
    for student learning. Curiosity, risk-taking, kindness and        which caring professionals provide research-based instruction
    collaborative learning are encouraged in each child and adult     to ensure each child achieves academic success. Adams staff
    every day. Abbett is a student and family community center        members provide a student- centered environment that
    where we believe in the best from every adult and every child.    empowers responsible lifelong learners to actively participate
                                                                      in a diverse society.
    Programs

                                                                                                                                       ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
    • Computers are available 1:1 for all third through fifth grade   Programs
      students.                                                       • Adams is 1:1 with K-2 classes having iPads and 3-5 having
    • Abbett students enjoy the use of Apple iPads, allowing 21st       ThinkPads. Each classroom integrates technology to
      century skills to be integrated into the curriculum.              enhance the skills and concepts being taught through the
    • Family events are held throughout the school year to              FWCS curriculum.
      promote parent, child and school relationships while            • Adams is a member of the Indiana Association of Student
      enhancing knowledge of grade level students.                      Councils and has been an Honor Council for three
    • The Blessings in a Backpack weekend food program is               consecutive years.
      offered to eliminate hunger as an academic barrier.             • The Blessings in a Backpack weekend food program is
    • English Language Learner (ELL) program is offered to              offered to eliminate hunger as an academic barrier.
      students for whom English is a new language.                    • English Language Learner (ELL) program is offered to
    • Federally-funded Title I programs support additional              students for whom English is a new language.
      resources for improving student performance, including          • Federally-funded Title I programs support additional
      Title I pre-kindergarten.                                         resources for improving student performance, including
                                                                        Title I pre-kindergarten.
    Co-curricular Activities
                                                                      • Active PTA supports parents and students.
    • FWCS Study Connection            • Sumdog Competition
    • Basketball Team                  • Leaders of the Pack          Co-curricular Activities
    • Spell Bowl                       • Math Bowl                    • Spell Bowl                    • Robotics Team
                                                                      • Math Bowl                     • Sparks of Promise
    Community Partnerships
                                                                      • Student Council               • Basketball Team
    • Pine Hills Church provides volunteers for events, adopts a
      classroom and hosts a school carnival.                          • Safety Patrol Team            • Cheerleading
    • Love in Action sends home two weeks of food with each           • FWCS Study Connection
      child during winter break.                                      • Student Announcement and Communications Team
    • Boys and Girls Club provides a male leadership program.         Community Partnerships
    • I & M is Study Connection partner.                              • Real Men Read
    • Big Brothers Big Sisters Lunch Buddies and Real Men Read        • Junior Achievement
    • Allen County Education Partnership Project READS                • Rising Stars Program
    • Junior Achievement                                              • Notre Dame Club
                                                                      • The Chapel
    Childcare
    Before-school and after-school childcare is offered at Weisser    • South Side High School Key Club
    Park Elementary School by the YMCA.                               • FWCS Career Academy
                                                                      • Snider High School
                                                                      Childcare
                                                                      Before-school and after-school childcare is offered at Forest
                                                                      Park by the YMCA.

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                     ARLINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL                                      BLOOMINGDALE ELEMENTARY
                     NICHOLAS KIRBY, PRINCIPAL                                        SCHOOL
                     8118 St. Joe Center Rd. • Fort Wayne, IN 46835                   JENNIFER EVANS, PRINCIPAL
                     260.467.6000                                                     1300 Orchard St. • Fort Wayne, IN 46808
                     Kindergarten through fifth grade                                 260.467.6700
                     School Summary                                                   Pre-kindergarten through fifth grade
                     Arlington Elementary School fosters an atmosphere of
                                                                                      School Summary
                     excellence and high expectations for all students. Its staff
                                                                                      Bloomingdale Elementary School is a community of
                     provides a safe, nurturing environment while assisting each
                                                                                      learners with distinction who embrace a culture of universal
                     student in reaching high levels of academic achievement.
                                                                                      achievement and high expectations. Bloomingdale is a child-
                     Programs                                                         centered school focused on educating all students to high
                     • Incentive programs promote excellent behavior and strong       standards.
                       academic performance.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

                                                                                      Programs
                     • Active PTA provides many opportunities for parents to be       • Classroom computers integrate technology in all academic
                       involved.                                                        areas.
                     • Family nights are held throughout the year to promote          • Recess Mileage Club, the Basketball Team and Cheerleading
                       academics and family involvement.                                Squad promote fitness.
                     • English Language Learner (ELL) program is offered to           • Family events throughout the school year promote parent
                       students for whom English is a new language.                     participation.
                     Co-curricular Activities                                         • An active PTA promotes parental involvement.
                     • Fitness Mileage Club            • Spell Bowl                   • Recognition programs include Chiefs Achieve, monthly
                     • Cross Country                   • Math Bowl                      Kiwanis awards and a Chief Token system.
                     • FWCS Study Connection                                          • Character Education paired with a neuroscience program
                     Community Partnerships                                             encourages students to demonstrate positive attitudes and
                     • Parkview Health and Brookside Church are FWCS Study              develop habits of community service.
                       Connection partners.                                           • English Language Learner (ELL) program is offered to
                     • Other partners include Pizza Hut-Stellhorn, Messiah              students for whom English is a new language.
                       Lutheran Church, Ziano’s, Dairy Queen-Chapel Ridge and         • Federally-funded Title I programs support additional
                       Culvers-Stellhorn.                                               resources for improving student performance, including
                     Childcare                                                          Title I pre-kindergarten.
                     Before-school and after-school childcare is offered on-site by   Co-curricular Activities
                     the YMCA.                                                        • Book Fair                       • FWCS Study Connection
                                                                                      • Math Bowl                       • Musical Performances
                                                                                      • Parent Learning Enrichment Workshops
                                                                                      Community Partnerships
                                                                                      Community Partnerships
                                                                                      • Study Connection
                                                                                      • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
                                                                                      • Rising Stars
                                                                                      • Real Men Read
                                                                                      • Salvation Army
                                                                                      Childcare
                                                                                      Before-school and after-school childcare is offered at Franke
                                                                                      Park by the YMCA.

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    BRENTWOOD ELEMENTARY                                              CRONINGER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
    SCHOOL                                                            CARRIE KENNEDY, PRINCIPAL
    MATT MEIGHEN, PRINCIPAL                                           MAGNET SCHOOL
    3710 Stafford Dr. • Fort Wayne, IN 46805                          6700 Trier Rd. • Fort Wayne, IN 46815
    260.467.6775                                                      260.467.6050
    Kindergarten through fifth grade and                              Kindergarten through fifth grade
    Buschor HEAR Pre-kindergarten                                     School Summary
    School Summary                                                    Croninger Elementary School is a magnet school providing
    Brentwood Elementary School seeks to create an environment        an environment for mastery of academic skills with special
    of academic enrichment and character building for lifelong        emphasis on communications. The school is child-centered
    learning. It focuses on the whole child through academic          and motivated by what is best for students. Through positive
    pursuits and extracurricular activities to ensure that students   partnerships between school, home and community, children
    are equipped to meet the needs of our global society.             are encouraged to reach their potential academically, socially

                                                                                                                                        ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
                                                                      and emotionally.
    Programs
    • Character Education program encourages students to              Programs
      demonstrate positive attitudes and develop habits of            • Magnet school featuring communications, which develops
      community service.                                                skills that are required for success in learning and leading.
    • Uniforms are required.                                          • Students can work on television production, oral speaking
    • English Language Learner (ELL) program is offered to              and writing skills, producing a biweekly WCKN newscast
      students for whom English is a new language.                      and “Croninger Clips” video that is aired over the school’s
                                                                        closed circuit television system and LTV 54/24.
    • Federally-funded Title I programs support additional
      resources for improving student performance, including          • Introduction to Spanish is taught to all students through the
      Title I pre-kindergarten.                                         study of the cultures, history, landforms and communities
                                                                        where Spanish is the native language.
    Co-curricular Activities                                          • Each student is taken through the entire publishing process
    • Student Senate                   • Vocal Choir                    creating a book or blog of a different genre each year.
    • Basketball                       • FWCS Study Connection        • English Language Learner (ELL) program is offered to
    • Mileage Club                                                      students for whom English is a new language.
    Community Partnerships                                            • Parents and community members are informed through the
    • Faith Baptist Church is Study Connection partner.                 monthly newsletter, The Croninger Chronicle, individual
    • Big Brothers Big Sisters Lunch Buddies                            teacher newsletters and e-mails.

    Childcare                                                         Co-curricular Activities
    Before-school and after-school childcare is offered on-site by    • Croninger Kids Care Council •       Safety Patrol
    the YMCA.                                                         • Math Bowl                     •     Young Author’s
                                                                      • Vocal Choir                   •     Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts
                                                                      • FWCS Study Connection         •     Spanish Club
                                                                      • Writing Club                  •     Science Fair
                                                                      • Cross Country and Mileage Club
                                                                      Community Partnerships
                                                                      • Messiah Lutheran Church and Taylor Chapel are Study
                                                                        Connection partners
                                                                      • Faith Baptist Church
                                                                      Childcare
                                                                      Before-school and after-school childcare is offered on-site by
                                                                      the YMCA. After-school care is offered by Faith Baptist.

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                     FAIRFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL                                       Co-curricular Activities
                     LINDSAY AMSTUTZ MARTIN, PRINCIPAL                                 • Math Bowl                        •   Falcon Chorus
                     2825 Fairfield Ave. • Fort Wayne, IN 46807                        • Spelling Bee                     •   Fiddle Club
                     260.467.5900                                                      • Basketball                       •   Project READS
                     Pre-kindergarten through fifth grade                              • FWCS Study Connection            •   Cheerleading
                     School Summary                                                    • Cross Country
                     Fairfield Elementary School is an historic neighborhood school
                     located on the southwest side of downtown Fort Wayne. By          Community Partnerships
                     holding all students to high expectations, and maintaining        • Big Brothers Big Sisters School Buddies
                     close relationships with our families and community, Fairfield    • Rising Stars Program with St. Joseph United Methodist
                     Elementary is able to educate all students to high standards.       Church
                     Our rigorous curriculum focuses on reading and math skills,       • Lincoln Financial Group and FWCS Grile Administration
                     as well as integrating 21st century technology skills into the      Center are Study Connection partners.
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                     classroom. In addition, students are taught to be Respectful,     • Allen County Education Partnership offers Project READS.
                     Responsible and Safe leaders in and around the school in order    • Center for Nonviolence provides leadership classes for
                     to become productive, proactive adults.                             students.
                     Programs                                                          Childcare
                     • Fairfield’s PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and            Before-school and after-school childcare is offered on site by
                       Supports) Program focuses on teaching students procedures       Y-Care. In addition, the Boys and Girls Club services Fairfield
                       and expectations to be respectful, responsible and safe in      Elementary students after school.
                       all areas of the school. Lessons are taught in the classroom,
                       students create videos modeling appropriate behavior for
                       others, and students are rewarded for following procedures.
                     • Parents are strongly valued as critical to school success and
                       are provided opportunities throughout the year to volunteer
                       at the school, in the classroom, on field trips and for
                       academic activities.
                     • Every room has computers, listening stations, document
                       cameras and iPads for students.
                     • Family nights are held during the year to promote
                       academics, family involvement and school-community pride.
                     • The Falcon Feather program rewards students with
                       “currency” that they can earn for consistently going above
                       and beyond with behavior and academics. Students use their
                       leathers to purchase fun items in the school store.
                     • Each classroom nominates a “Leader of the Week” every
                       week. This student best exemplifies our school-wide
                       expectations of being Respectful, Responsible and Safe.
                       Students get a picture taken with the Principal and are given
                       a pencil and a special prize. All students who are nominated
                       for Leader of the Week get to participate in a Leader
                       Luncheon at the end of every month with the Principal.
                     • The Blessings in a Backpack weekend food program is
                       offered to eliminate hunger as an academic barrier.
                     • English Language Learner (ELL) program is offered to
                       students for whom English is a new language.
                     • Parent ELL Classes are offered every year for parents and
                       caregivers to improve English speaking and listening skills.
                       Fairfield teachers instruct the classes.
                     • Federally-funded Title I programs support additional
                       resources for improving student performance, including
                       Title I pre-kindergarten.

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    FOREST PARK ELEMENTARY                                              • Big Brothers Big Sisters Lunch Buddies
    SCHOOL                                                              • Associated Churches, Lifehouse Church
    SARA WERTMAN, PRINCIPAL                                             Childcare
    2004 Alabama Ave. • Fort Wayne, IN 46805                            Before-school and after-school childcare is offered on-site by
    260.467.6850                                                        the YMCA.
    Pre-kindergarten through fifth grade
    School Summary                                                      FRANKE PARK ELEMENTARY
    Forest Park Elementary School, an historic neighborhood             SCHOOL
    school, encourages student and adult participation in a variety     DR. GJERGJ HAXHIU, PRINCIPAL
    of experiences to improve student achievement. These                828 Mildred Ave. • Fort Wayne, IN 46808
    include community partnerships, service projects, school            260.467.6925
    productions and after-school activities. The school’s academic      Pre-kindergarten through fifth grade
    focus areas are reading comprehension and math computation.

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                                                                        School Summary
    Our children are culturally diverse, and we celebrate our           Franke Park Elementary School seeks to ensure all students
    differences and similarities.                                       achieve personal excellence that will further lifelong learning
                                                                        through mastery of the core curriculum. The school provides
    Programs                                                            a positive, diverse setting wherein students learn self-respect
    • Uniforms are required.                                            and appreciation for the uniqueness of others.
    • Character Education Programs and small group instruction
                                                                        Programs
      encourage students to embrace being Respectful,                   • The school focuses on science, technology and mathematics.
      Responsible and Safe.
                                                                        • English Language Learner (ELL) program is offered to
    • Active PTA supports students and parents with a Fall                students for whom English is a new language.
      Carnival and Cultural Arts Week.                                  • Federally-funded Title I programs support additional
    • Students are recognized for attendance, citizenship and             resources for improving student performance, including
      academic achievements.                                              Title I pre-kindergarten.
    • Special education pre-kindergarten is offered.                    Co-curricular Activities
    • English Language Learner (ELL) program is offered to              • Spell Bowl                       • Math Bowl
      students for whom English is a new language.                      • Girls on the Run                 • Science Fair
    • Federally-funded Title I programs support additional              • STARBASE                         • FWCS Study Connection
      resources for improving student performance, including            • Music programs at North Side High School
      Title I pre-kindergarten and Literacy and Math Nights for         Community Partnerships
      families.                                                         • Junior Achievement
    • Club Orchestra, otherwise known as Club O, offers students        • Real Men Read                    • Kiwanis Award
      in grades 3-5 the opportunity to learn to play the violin after   • TinCaps Reading Program          • K-Kids
      school 3 days a week. Preschool participants in Kid O are         • Student Council                  • Costco
      provided a unique philharmonic experience.
                                                                        • Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo offers classroom lessons and free
    Co-curricular Activities                                              tickets.
    • Spell Bowl and Math Bowl          •   Science Fair                • Komet Hockey student recognition
    • Musical Performances              •   Volleyball Club             • St. Matthew Lutheran Church Rising Star
    • Chess Club                        •   FWCS Study Connection       • Parkview Student Fitness Challenge
    • Girls Who Code Club               •   Running Club
                                                                        Childcare
    • Fort Wayne Ballet Classes         •   Basketball Club
                                                                        Before-school and after-school childcare is offered on-site by
    • Jounalism Club                                                    the YMCA.
    Community Partnerships
    • Nichols Company
    • Early Childhood Alliance
    • Raytheon
    • University of Saint Francis
    • Huntington University             • Real Men Read
    • Junior Achievement
    • TinCaps Reading Program

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                     GLENWOOD PARK ELEMENTARY                                         HALEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
                     SCHOOL                                                           C. BRIAN HOWARD, PRINCIPAL
                     DR. CRYSTAL BUSH, PRINCIPAL                                      2201 Maplecrest Rd. • Fort Wayne, IN 46815
                     4501 Vance Ave. • Fort Wayne, IN 46815                           260.467.4510
                     260.467.6200                                                     Pre-kindergarten through fifth grade
                     Kindergarten through fifth grade                                 School Summary
                     School Summary                                                   Haley Elementary School works closely with parents and
                     Glenwood Park Elementary School strives to provide               community members to ensure all students are educated
                     personalized, student-centered learning focused on mastery       to high standards. The school’s focus areas are setting high
                     of the FWCS core curriculum while emphasizing creative and       academic standards for all students, while still providing
                     critical areas for a diverse student and parent community. The   support for all students. Haley believes that the way to a great
                     school emphasis is to enhance student achievement in the focus   education is through strong caring relationships.
                     areas of its School Improvement Plan: English/Language Arts
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                                                                                      Programs
                     and math ILEARN achievement, reading at grade level and          • Haley has one of the largest elementary media center
                     postive behavior support.                                          collections in FWCS.
                     Programs                                                         • Students are recognized for making the Honor
                     • Reader’s Workshop and reading conferences are stressed as a      Roll, attendance, citizenship, leadership, reading
                       part of daily reading instruction.                               accomplishments and birthdays.
                     • Literacy and math workstations are experienced daily to        • A strong and active PTA supports the school’s efforts.
                       meet individual student needs.                                 • Special education pre-kindergarten is offered.
                     • Daily Five and Cafe are organizational and instructional       • English Language Learner (ELL) program is offered to
                       techniques used to enhance fluency, comprehension and            students for whom English is a new language.
                       other reading skills.                                          • Federally-funded Title I programs support additional
                     • Writer’s Workshop is emphasized to improve writing skills.       resources for improving student performance, including Title
                     • All students participate in a bi-monthly celebration to          I pre-kindergarten.
                       recognize Distinguished Panther Cubs for excellence in         Co-curricular Activities
                       academics, citizenship, growth and overall outstanding         • Basketball Club                  •   Chess Club
                       achievement.
                                                                                      • Intramural Gym Activities        •   Mighty Milers
                     • English Language Learner (ELL) program is offered to
                       students for whom English is a new language.                   • Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts       •   Running Club
                                                                                      • Destination Imagination          •   FWCS Study Connection
                     Co-curricular Activities
                     • Girl Scouts                      •   Basketball                Community Partnerships
                     • Boy Scouts                       •   Spell Bowl                • Big Brothers Big Sisters Lunch Buddies
                     • Student Council                  •   Percussion Ensemble       • Christ Church of Georgetown
                     • Cross Country                    •   Math Bowl                 Childcare
                     • STARBASE                         •   FWCS Study Connection     Before-school and after-school childcare is offered on-site by
                                                                                      the YMCA.
                     Community Partnerships
                     • Good Shepherd United Methodist Church is Study
                       Connection partner and Rising Stars Community
                       Connection.
                     • McDonald’s – Stellhorn Road donations and fundraisers
                     • Pizza Hut – Stellhorn Road donations and fundraisers
                     • St. Joe Vision Center provides free screening
                     • Snider High School Tutoring      • Real Men Read
                     • Culvers                          • Arby’s
                     Childcare
                     Before-school and after-school childcare is offered on-site by
                     the YMCA.

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    HARRIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL                                                 curriculum within all subjects including: reading, writing,
    DR. JANA ANKENBRUCK, PRINCIPAL                                           math, science, social studies and technology instruction.
    4501 Thorngate Dr. • Fort Wayne, IN 46835                             • Computers are available 1:1 for all third through fifth grade
    260.467.6300                                                             students. Technology is used in all areas of study, allowing 21st
    Kindergarten through fifth grade                                         century skills to be applied in the general education setting.
    School Summary                                                        • iPads are used 1:1 in kindergarten through second grade.
    Harris Elementary School focuses on high achievement for              • A technology lab with computers, iPads, coding and robotics
    all students in a caring, welcoming environment. Rigorous                is utilized to offer enhanced learning opportunities to all
    instruction in academic areas, as well as integrative arts classes,      students.
    prepare students to become positive, contributing members of          • A code of conduct and standardized dress code are endorsed
    society through a broad and balanced approach to education.              by parents, staff and students to foster a safe learning
                                                                             environment.
    Programs
                                                                          • Students may participate in numerous special projects during

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    • PTA Reflections                 • Science Fair
                                                                             the school year including: PTA Reflections, Science Fair,
    • Young Authors                   • Spelling Bee
                                                                             Young Authors, Gobble Off, Read Across America,Yearbook,
    • Strong, active PTA                                                     Cultural Week, Holiday Charity Drive and many other
    • English Language Learner (ELL) program is offered to                   activities designed to enhance student awareness and promote
      students for whom English is a new language.                           good citizenship.
    • Special Education program for hearing imparied students             • Special Education pre-kindergarten is offered.
      grades K-5                                                          • English Language Learner (ELL) program is the largest
    • Special Education program for functional skills students               among FWCS elementary schools and is offered to students
      grades K-5                                                             for whom English is a new language.
                                                                          • An active PTA promotes teacher and parental involvement,
    Co-curricular Activities
                                                                             as well as the involvement of business and community leaders
    • Hip-Hop, Cheer and Stomp Dance Classes by Center Stage
                                                                             with the mission of educational success.
      Dance
                                                                          • Federally-funded Title I programs support additional
    • Math Bowl Team              • Spell Bowl Team
                                                                             resources for improving student performance, including a
    • Basketball Intramural Team  • Safety Patrol                            NAEYC accredited Title I pre-kindergarten.
    • FWCS Study Connection       • Cross County                          Co-curricular Activities
    Community Partnerships                                                • STARS (Boys group devoted to character building)
    • Do it Best Corp. is our Study Connection partner.                   • GEMS (Girls group devoted to character building)
    • Rising Stars Program with Central Ministries                         • Cheer Team                          • Spell Bowl Team
                                                                          • FWCS Study Connection                • Cross Country
    Childcare
    Before-school and after-school childcare is offered on-site by        • Choir                                • Running Club
    the YMCA.                                                             • Science Fair                         • Math Bowl Team
                                                                          • Basketball Team                      • Robotics Club
    HARRISON HILL
    ELEMENTARY SCHOOL                                                     Community Partnerships
    SHANNON RODGERS, PRINCIPAL                                            • Lincoln Financial Group (Study Connection partner)
                                                                          • Big Brothers Big Sisters Lunch Buddies
    355 Cornell Circle • Fort Wayne, IN 46807
    260.467.7000                                                          • ATT Mobility Services, LLC/Pioneer Board
    Pre-kindergarten through fifth grade                                  • Boys and Girls Club             • Pine Hills City Church
    School Summary                                                        • Associated Churches             • Project READS
    Harrison Hill Elementary School is dedicated to student               • Euell Wilson Center             • Indiana Michigan Power
    achievement in all areas of study. We are a learning community        • First Missionary Church
    emphasizing academic excellence and personal growth. All
    students at Harrison Hill are valued members of the learning          Childcare
    community, and student celebrations are held monthly to               Before-school and after-school childcare is offered on-site by
    promote academic achievement and positive behavior.                   the YMCA.

    Programs
    • The academic program focuses on a differentiated literacy

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                     HOLLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL                                               grades three through five has a computer cart to access.
                     J. R. ANKENBRUCK, PRINCIPAL                                             Indian Village continues to provide students the opportunity
                                                                                             to stay current in 21st century computer skills.
                     7000 Red Haw Dr. • Fort Wayne, IN 46825
                     260.467.7075                                                        •   Uniforms are required to establish a strong focus on
                     Pre-kindergarten through fifth grade                                    academics.
                     School Summary                                                      •   The school’s PTA is very active and supports a variety of
                     Mabel K. Holland Elementary School focuses on high academic             school initiatives.
                     achievement for all students. We teach students to become           •   Fifth-graders participate in the Department of Defense
                     critical thinkers and collaborative problem solvers through             STARBASE program, which is a world leader in introducing
                     rigorous instruction preparing them for higher learning.                the latest Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math
                                                                                             (STEAM) curriculum to elementary students. The inquiry-
                     Programs                                                                based curriculum engages students in exciting “hands-on,
                     • All students have an iPad, or laptop for instructional use.           minds-on” experiments and technology activities.
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                     • Students utilize their laptop or iPad daily engaging in 21st      •   Quarterly celebrations occur to recognize student
                       century learning in all classrooms.                                   achievement, attendance and Students of Distinction.
                     • English Language Learner program is offered to students for       •   English Language Learner (ELL) program is offered to
                       whom English is a new language.                                       students for whom English is a new language.
                     • Monthly student assembly celebrations recognize students for      •   Federally-funded Title I programs support additional
                       their accomplishments once a month in front of their peers.           resources for improving student performance, including
                     • Positive behavior recognition during announcements daily              Title I pre-kindergarten. Title I funds also support math
                     • All students write a book and participate in our Young Authors        and reading intervention for students. Title I parent nights
                       day, complete with a visit from a published author.                   enhance math and language arts learning for students and
                     • On My Way Pre-K location                                              parents.
                     Co-curricular Activities                                            •   Character Education Programs focus on developing
                                                                                             students socially and teach them how to become Students of
                     • FWCS Study Connection              • Basketball Team
                                                                                             Distinction by being respectful, responsible and reliable.
                     • Spell Bowl                         • Math Bowl Team
                     • Intramural program in the AM • Cheer Block                        •   All Pro Dad’s chapter strengthening families by putting
                     • Lego Robotics Team                 • Student Early Act Club           family first.
                     Community Partnerships                                              Co-curricular Activities
                     • Gethsemane Lutheran Church                                        • Project READS                     •   Basketball
                     • Towne House                                                       • Spell Bowl                        •   Math Bowl
                     • Anthony Wayne Rotary Club                                         • Student Leadership                •   Science Fair
                     • Big Brothers Big Sisters Lunch Buddies                            • Cross Country Team                •   Robotics Club
                     • Real Men Read                                                     • FWCS Study Connection
                     Childcare
                                                                                         Community Partnerships
                     Before-school and after-school childcare is offered on-site by
                                                                                         • Associated Churches Rising Stars Program with First Wayne
                     the YMCA.
                                                                                           Street Methodist Church provides one-on-one tutoring,
                                                                                           school supplies and extra clothing for students in need.
                     INDIAN VILLAGE ELEMENTARY
                                                                                         • Community Harvest Food Bank
                     SCHOOL
                     KARA MILLER, PRINCIPAL                                              • Real Men Read Program
                                                                                         • Allen County Education Partnership for Project READS
                     3835 Wenonah Lane • Fort Wayne, IN 46809
                     260.467.5200                                                        • Practicum experiences are provided for students from
                     Pre-kindergarten through fifth grade                                  Huntington University and University of Saint Francis.
                     School Summary                                                      • Junior Achievement-JA in a Day
                     Indian Village Elementary School is a School of Distinction         Childcare
                     with a Staff of Distinction creating Students of Distinction. Its   Before-school and after-school childcare is offered on-site by
                     theme is “Every Student, Every Day.”                                the YMCA.
                     Programs
                     • Mobile iPad carts are available daily for students in
                       kindergarten through second grade. Every classroom in

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    IRWIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL                                           • Discovery Learning as a STEM partnership
    MARY KINNIRY, PRINCIPAL                                           • Manchester University
    MAGNET SCHOOL                                                     • Purdue University Fort Wayne
    3501 S. Anthony Blvd. • Fort Wayne, IN 46806                      Childcare
    260.467.5310
                                                                      Before-school and after-school childcare is offered on-site by
    Kindergarten through fifth grade
                                                                      the YMCA.
    School Summary
    Irwin Elementary School is a Science, Technology, Engineering
    and Math (STEM) Magnet school. To enhance its strong math
    and science emphasis, Irwin is working in partnership with
    Discovery Education to build a STEM culture that inspires and
    cultivates the next generation of problem-solvers, innovators
    and leaders. By providing meaningful, interactive opportunities

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    for students to become engaged in these subject areas,
    Irwin will prepare students to be qualified and competitive
    candidates in the future economy and guide them towards the
    emerging careers of tomorrow.
    Programs
    • Magnet school focused on science, technology, engineering
      and math (STEM).
    • Students experience additional hands-on, inquiry-based
      science and math going beyond the District’s required
      curriculum.
    • STEM Lab allows students to find the scientists inside
      themselves through simulation and exploration.
    • Art, music and physical education classes integrate math
      and science concepts with a high value placed on helping
      students develop the ability to think and analyze critically
      and quantitatively.
    • Character development is an important focus for helping
      students develop socially, as well as academically.
    • Students and staff gather weekly to celebrate successes and
      learn from each other during “Blastoff ” where individual
      accountability and collective responsibility are fostered for
      the school community.
    • All students are part of the Irwin Rocket Team and earn
      merits for behavior and academics.
    • Strong PTA and communication system between school and
      home support student learning.
    • A small school family atmosphere and a diverse population
      enrich the learning opportunities for all.
    • English Language Learner (ELL) program is offered to
      students for whom English is a new language.
    Co-curricular Activities
    • Math Bowl                        • Student Council
    • Lego League                      • Soccer
    • FWCS Study Connection
    Community Partnerships
    • City of Fort Wayne is Study Connection partner
    • Collaboratively sponsoring a community garden with
      Bethlehem Lutheran Church

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                     LEVAN SCOTT ACADEMY                                                   Churches
                     JENNIFER KNOBLAUCH, PRINCIPAL                                     •   Allen County Education Partnership for Project READS
                     950 E Fairfax Ave. • Fort Wayne, IN 46806                         •   Hands On Homework tutoring program
                     260.467.8050                                                      •   St. Joseph United Methodist Church
                     Pre-kindergarten through fifth grade
                                                                                       •   Time Corners Kiwanis
                     School Summary                                                    •   Junior Achievement
                     At Levan Scott Academy, all children will achieve grade-level
                                                                                       •   Real Men Read
                     mastery of educational standards through the use of varied
                     teaching and learning styles in an enriched environment that is   •   TinCaps Reading Program
                     empowering and nurturing. The school focuses on proficiency       •   Foster Grandparent Program
                     in reading and math, as well as technology.                       •   Center for Nonviolence provides leadership classes for
                                                                                           students.
                     Programs
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                     • Scott’s PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports)      Childcare
                       Program focuses on the explicit instruction of procedures       Before-school and after-school childcare is offered at Weisser
                       and expectations in order to foster respect, responsibility     Park by the YMCA.
                       and safety in all areas of the school. Lessons are taught in
                       the classroom, students create videos modeling appropriate      LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
                       behavior for others and students are consistently rewarded      CLAIRE PAUL, PRINCIPAL
                       for following schoolwide procedures.                            1001 E. Cook Rd. • Fort Wayne, IN 46825
                     • Students are recognized for their positive behavioral           260.467.5400
                       achievements often through the school year, including Cadet     Kindergarten through fifth grade
                       Cash, Treasure Tower Tokens and quarterly field trips.          School Summary
                     • Family nights offer parents the opportunity to enhance their    Guided by love, respect and a passion for learning, the Lincoln
                       knowledge of school curriculum and instructional strategies.    Elementary team educates all students to high standards
                     • A strong literacy program emphasizes the use of literature in   enabling them to become productive, responsible citizens.
                       all content areas.                                              Programs
                     • A growing PTA and Quality Improvement Team offer                • Diverse student population enriches learning opportunities
                       opportunities for parents to become active partners in            for all.
                       delivering education.                                           • Strong parent and community involvement and partnerships
                     • Scott emphasizes technology skills, with students in every      • Active PTA allows ample opportunity for parental
                       classroom using iPads to assist them in acquiring academic        participation.
                       skills.
                                                                                       • Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) program
                     • English Language Learner (ELL) program is offered to              focuses on explicit instruction of behaviors that help our
                       students for whom English is a new language.                      student become respectful, responsible, safe and engaged in
                     • Federally-funded Title I programs support additional              their learning.
                       resources for improving student performance, including          • Family nights offer parents the opportunity to enhance their
                       Title I pre-kindergarten.                                         knowledge of school curriculum, instructional strategies
                     Co-curricular Activities                                            and ways to support their children’s learning.
                     • FWCS Study Connection                                           • 1:1 iPad access for all students in Kindergarten through
                     • Basketball Team                  •   Craft Club                   second grade and laptop access for all students in third
                     • Cheerleading                     •   Project READS                through fifth grade.
                     • Hands On Homework                •   Student Leadership Team    • Regular implementation of technology in the classroom to
                                                                                         engage learners and enhance instruction.
                     • Safety Patrol                    •   Reading Club
                                                                                       • Whole-group, small-group and one-on-one instruction in
                     • Spell Bowl Community             • Math Bowl                      literacy and mathematics, ensuring that students reach and
                     Partnerships                                                        exceed mastery of grade-level standards.
                     • Big Brothers Big Sisters Lunch Buddies                          • Intervention program to remediate students, closing any
                     • Bridge of Grace Compassionate Ministries Center                   gaps in reading and math skills.
                     • Faith Lutheran Church                                           • Extended learning opportunities for high-ability learners.
                     • Many Nations Church                                             • English Language Learner (ELL) program is offered to
                     • Parenting classes offered by Rising Stars and Associated          students for whom English is a new language.

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    Co-curricular Activities                                         Childcare
    • Lincoln Sensations Show Choir    •   Spell Bowl Team           Before-school and after-school childcare is offered on-site by
    • FWCS Study Connection            •   Math Bowl Team            the YMCA.
    • Cheerleading Team                •   Basketball Team           MAPLEWOOD ELEMENTARY
    • Cross Country Contests           •   Girls on the Run Club     SCHOOL
    • Sumdog Math Contest                                            ALEXANDRA TREVINO, PRINCIPAL
    Community Partnerships                                           2200 Maplewood Rd. • Fort Wayne, IN 46819
    • Big Brothers Big Sisters Lunch Buddies                         260.467.7150
    • Rising Stars Program partnered with Covenant United            Pre-kindergarten through fifth grade
      Methodist Church                                               School Summary
    • PHP Komet Hockey Night                                         Maplewood Elementary School focuses on reading, language
    • Junior Achievement (including JA in a Day and Biztown)         arts and math. All grade levels concentrate on research-based

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                                                                     best practices with an emphasis on the Elementary Literacy
    • Foster Grandparent Program
                                                                     Framework.
    Childcare
    Before-school and after-school childcare is offered on-site by   Programs
    the YMCA.                                                        • Quarterly parent nights focus on math, reading, writing and
                                                                       science.
    LINDLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL                                        • Maplewood’s fith grade students attend STARBASE, where
    JENNIFER NICKELL, PRINCIPAL                                        they participate in STEM projects.
    2201 Ardmore Ave. • Fort Wayne, IN 46802                         • English Language Learner (ELL) program is offered to
    260.467.5350                                                       students for whom English is a new language.
    Pre-kindergarten through fifth grade                             • Federally-funded Title I programs support additional
    School Summary                                                     resources for improving student performance, including
    Lindley Elementary School provides students with a solid           Title I pre-kindergarten.
    academic foundation by giving each child a personalized
                                                                     Co-curricular Activities
    program. It offers a Spanish Language and Culture Program.
                                                                     • Basketball                       •   Cheerleading
    Both English-speaking students and native speakers of the
    Spanish language benefit from this program.                      • FWCS Study Connection            •   Show Choir
                                                                     • Cross Country Team               •   Spell Bowl
    Programs                                                         • Math Bowl                        •   Robotics
    • The Spanish Language and Culture Program’s goal is for
      students to foster a love of the Spanish Language and          Community Partnerships
      Culture. Students will develop increased awareness while       • Big Brothers Big Sisters Lunch Buddies
      reaching a high level of academic achievement. Students        • Fort Wayne Police Department Community Connection
      receive thirty minutes of Spanish instruction daily in         • Waynedale Baptist Church offers support and resources
      addition to a Special Area class once a week.                  • BAE is Study Connection partner
    • English Language Learner (ELL) program is offered to           • Real Men Read
      students for whom English is a new language.
                                                                     • FAME Festival
    • Federally-funded Title I programs support additional
      resources for improving student performance, including         Childcare
      Title I pre-kindergarten.                                      Before-school and after-school childcare is offered on-site by
                                                                     the YMCA.
    Co-curricular Activities
    • Math Bowl                        • Robotics
    • Basketball                       • Spell Bowl
    • FWCS Study Connection
    Community Partnerships
    • Manchester University
    • Purdue University Fort Wayne
    • Big Brothers Big Sisters Lunch Buddies
    • Real Men Read

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