Fort Wayne Community Schools’ five high schools will celebrate the Class of 2021 with proms and traditional commencement ceremonies.
Prom will take place at all five high schools from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, May 15. The events will be limited to seniors and their guests and will be spread out through the school buildings to minimize crowds. Masks will be required, and refreshments will be limited to pre-packaged and bottled items.
Commencement ceremonies will take place on the dates previously scheduled at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Students will receive two or four tickets for guests, depending on the level of COVID-19 spread in the community at that time. All attendees will be required to wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. Social distancing between students on the floor and between families will be established.
Graduations are scheduled for:
• South Side High School, Thursday, June 3, 7 p.m.
• Wayne High School, Friday, June 4, 7 p.m.
• North Side High School, Saturday, June 5, 10 a.m.
• Northrop High School, Saturday, June 5, 1:30 p.m.
• Snider High School, Saturday, June 5, 5 p.m.
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.
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