Volunteers Spruce Up FWCS Buildings During Special Day of Caring

Record Number: 16544
Displayed from: Jul 18, 2017 , until: Sep 18, 2017

Volunteers will clean, paint and spruce up the landscaping at nine Fort Wayne Community Schools buildings Thursday, July 20, as part of a special Day of Caring sponsored by United Way of Allen County.

Employees from six local businesses will spend the day getting the schools in shape for the new school year, which begins Tuesday, Aug. 15.

The 25th annual United Way of Allen County Day of Caring will take place Wednesday, Aug. 23. Because school will be in session then, FWCS and United Way partnered with local businesses to create a special summer Day of Caring to focus on school buildings. This is the second year for this partnership. FWCS buildings have been included in Day of Caring for 10 years.

The friendships formed on Day of Caring often turn into long-term partnerships between the businesses and the schools, with employees returning to volunteer or help the schools in other ways throughout the school year.

“We appreciate the support we receive from our community,” FWCS Superintendent Dr. Wendy Robinson said. “We are thankful that even though the official Day of Caring is later, we can still be a part of this annual event and work with the United Way of Allen County. These buildings will be welcoming sites when students are parents return next week for in-school registration.”

Below are the Day of Caring sites and the teams working at the sites on Thursday:

  • Arlington Elementary, 8118 St. Joe Center Road – Vera Bradley
  • Brentwood Elementary, 3710 Stafford Drive – Fort Wayne Community Schools
  • Harris Elementary, 4501 Thorngate Drive – Vera Bradley
  • Kekionga Middle School, 2929 Engle Road – Johnson Controls
  • Portage Middle School, 3521 Taylor St. – Hylant Group
  • Scott Academy, 950 E. Fairfax Ave. – Hylant Group
  • South Wayne Elementary, 810 Cottage Ave. - NIPSCO
  • Study Elementary, 2414 Brooklyn Ave. – NIPSCO
  • Wayne High School, 9100 Winchester Road – Wells Fargo

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.