FWCS Students to Participate in Walk to School Day

Record Number: 19064
Displayed from: Oct 06, 2020 , until: Dec 06, 2020

Fort Wayne Community Schools will celebrate National Walk to School Day this week.

At Abbett Elementary School, students will meet to walk to school with Principal Frank Kline on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Forest Park Elementary students will gather with Thursday, Oct. 8, with several staff members to walk to school.

The Walk to School Day events are supported the Fort Wayne Active Transportation Coalition, which supports making transportation safe and accessible in all forms.

Each day, thousands of students throughout Fort Wayne walk to school – some out of necessity and some as a healthy life choice.

The event is one of more than 5,000 taking part across the country under the guidance of the National Center for Safe Routes to School. The event is designed to bring awareness to safety for students walking to school, as well as encouraging walking as a healthy alternative to driving.

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.