Learning to the last minute

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News release from the Fort Wayne Community Schools:

Learning to the Last Minute

Fort Wayne Community Schools’ students will be learning up to the last moments of the 2011-12 school year. They will also take time to have some fun while celebrating the end of a great year.

Here are a few events taking place on Tuesday, June 5:

Indian Village Elementary, 3835 Wenonah Lane, will celebrate the accomplishments of third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students at an Honors Breakfast at 7:30 a.m.

First-graders at Arlington Elementary, 8118 St. Joe Center Road, will host a “Reading Café” from 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m. Each first- grade student has created a “menu” of books that they can read fluently. Classrooms within the building will have the opportunity to visit a first-grade café where they will be seated and presented a menu of books from which to choose. They will receive a drink and a snack and a first-grader will read the selection that the “customer” has made from the menu.

Fifth-graders at Indian Village Elementary will spend their last day of elementary school learning how to run a business at JA’s Biztown.

Forest Park Elementary, 2004 Alabama Ave., will recognize the many accomplishments of students in kindergarten through fourth grade during awards programs. Kindergarten and first-grade students will be honored at 9:15 a.m.; second- and third-grade students will be honored at 9:50 a.m.; and fourth-grade students will be honored at 10:25 a.m. Fifth-graders have a special ceremony on June 4.

Holland Elementary third-graders will learn safety tips during a trip from 9:15-11:30 a.m. to the Survive Alive House at Safety Village.

Third-graders from St. Joseph Central Elementary will visit Roller Dome North from 9:15-11:30 a.m. to learn about the value of physical fitness as a life-long routine and celebrate a year of working hard and showing growth in all academic areas.

Maplewood Elementary, 2200 Maplewood Road, will recognize the accomplishments of students in first and second grades during a celebration at 9:30 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., students in third and fourth grades will be honored. Fifth-graders will be honored on June 4.

At North Side High School, 475 E. State Blvd., students will take final exams in the morning and then celebrate student accomplishments with the annual Pride Day celebration at 1 p.m. During the celebration, one student with outstanding attendance will win a car, a six-year tradition for the school.

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