Getting ready to start school in Fort Wayne Community Schools

Wayne High School Principal John Houser talks with incoming freshman during one of the Transition Day sessions today at the high school. Wayne and other Fort Wayne Community Schools' high schools and middle schools welcomed incoming ninth-graders and sixth-graders today so the students can familiarize themselves with their new school. (By Kevin Kilbane of News-Sentinel.com)
Incoming freshmen at Wayne High School walk down a hallway this morning on the way to the first of several information sessions they attended during Transition Day activities at Wayne and other Fort Wayne Community Schools middle and high schools. (By Kevin Kilbane of News-Sentinel.com)

Today, it’s not what you know that makes you successful in high school. It’s what you do with what you know.

That was the message Wayne High School Principal John Houser relayed to incoming freshmen during the Transition Day activities today at the school, 9100 Winchester Road in southwest Fort Wayne.

Houser also asked the students to write down on an index card what they can do well now in three areas — academically, personally and socially.

Transition Day activities took place today throughout the Fort Wayne Community Schools district as middle and high schools welcomed students who this school year start sixth grade at a middle school or ninth grade at a high school. For FWCS, the first day of school is Aug. 14.

Transition Day activities took place 8 a.m. to noon at FWCS middle schools and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the district’s five high schools.

The activities included special sessions to help incoming students learn what to expect – and what is expected of them. They also had time to find their class locations and lockers.


For more about Fort Wayne Community Schools and the new school year, go to the FWCS website.


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