Fort Wayne Community Schools

Fort Wayne Community Schools

Fort Wayne Community Schools is the inaugural recipient of the Indiana Department of Education’s Title III Distinguished Indiana School District Award. FWCS was the only district in the state receiving the recognition. 

WBOI Weekend News Roundup 03/17/18

Mar 16, 2018
Joe Hren

This Weekend News Roundup focuses on highlights of the Indiana General Assembly Session, which came to a chaotic close this week. We cover what bills passed, what didn't and  several last minute bills that passed before the session's midnight deadline.  

Then we move into a special feature covering #NationalWalkoutDay and how Indiana students participated. Thanks to the WBOI News Team and the network of Indiana Public Broadcasting reporters, people from eight schools in a 215 mi radius were able to share their motivation for and mode of protest. 

Araceli Gomez-Aldana

Local students participated in Wednesday’s national school walkouts in remembrance of last month’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida. 

Zach Bernard/WBOI News

Sweetwater announced its role as a national sponsor for Little Kids Rock, an organization providing music education to 200 school districts around the country, at St. Joseph Central Elementary School Monday afternoon.

Zach Bernard/WBOI News

A donation to an area school district aims to bring new musical instruments to students, and kicked off a fundraising challenge.


Parents and their kids may find it difficult to adapt to a new routine when the school year begins. For students who are homeless, it can be even more challenging.

Courtesy/Blessings in a Backpack

"Blessings in a Backpack" is a national organization devoted to providing food on the weekends for elementary school children who might otherwise go hungry.

Schools On The Ballot: Ft. Wayne And Southwest Allen County

May 3, 2016
Jessica Whittle Photography / Flickr

There are two types of school referendum a school district may put on a ballot– one that raises taxes to help with construction and renovation projects, or one that raises taxes to help the district’s general fund.

Ft. Wayne Community Schools and Southwest Allen County Schools are both asking voters to funnel tax dollars into local schools Tuesday.  


Lisa Ryan, WBOI News

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry announced Monday his proposal to annex 23 square miles into the city. About 22,000 people would become Fort Wayne residents if the City Council approves the annexation.

Courtesy/Fort Wayne Community Schools

North Side High School will have a new mascot next school year. Students voted to change the school’s nickname to Legends. The school’s current nickname has been subject to controversy.