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Northwest Allen County Schools’ Board of School Trustees approved its final school reopening plan July 27. The plan includes a remote learning option for students in the upcoming school year, as well as a requirement that students wear masks if they choose to attend school in person. Read more

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July 6 marked a reopening for summer activities at schools throughout Allen County — the first time students have stepped foot on many school properties since COVID-19 effectively ended in-person academics in March. However, fall reentry plans are still a moving target. Read more

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There was no playing of “Pomp and Circumstance” and no handing out of diplomas, but the Indiana Black Expo Fort Wayne Chapter’s virtual graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 27, was heavy on sound advice for graduates, provided by some of Fort Wayne’s most renowned leaders. Read more

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Northwest Allen County Schools could be back to offering some of its regular summer programming as early as next week. Pending approval from state and local government officials, the Carroll High School athletic program plans to open the school grounds for summer youth camps, as well as stre… Read more

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It could be mid-July before Northwest Allen County Schools parents know whether or not their children will return to their school buildings this fall. During a June 8 meeting of the NACS Board of School Trustees, Superintendent Chris Himsel said it could even be early August before he has an… Read more

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Northwest Allen County Schools Superintendent Chris Himsel announced NACS’ four Teacher of the Year recipients for the 2019-20 school year during the district’s year-end staff meeting June 2. Read more

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Although he’s cleaning out his classroom, Rollie Clements still plans to return for the Carroll High School boys soccer team’s 2020-21 season after two of the most successful campaigns in his two decades as the Chargers’ head coach. Read more

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Fire truck sirens blared in the lead of a parade of 89 decorated vehicles. Members of the 2020 Leo High School senior class wound its way Friday evening from the school through area neighborhoods to the cheers of watching supporters along the route. May 29 was chosen for the parade because i… Read more

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It’s still unclear whether high school extracurricular activities will resume in the fall. However, even if Gov. Eric Holcomb’s Back on Track Indiana plan goes according to schedule through the target reopening date of July 4, Parkview Health officials don’t expect sporting events to look th… Read more

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Patrick Frerking just finished his first school year as principal of a Fort Wayne Concordia Lutheran High School navigating a global pandemic, but he’s a seasoned veteran when it comes to weathering infectious diseases within a school community. Having taught in countries across Asia for nea… Read more

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HUNTERTOWN — Northwest Allen County Schools still doesn’t know what this year’s Carroll High School graduation ceremony will look like but — unsurprising to most — it won’t be like years past. Read more

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Northeast Indiana school districts are adding to their superintendents’ powers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 23, both Northwest Allen County Schools and Fort Wayne Community Schools approved resolutions to allow their respective superintendents to take certain actions in the event of … Read more

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HUNTERTOWN — Perry Hill Elementary School students made community service a “shoe thing” during the month of February. The school’s Ambassadors, a group of fourth- and fifth-grade students selected by their teachers to participate in training for leadership and community service, conducted a… Read more

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FORT WAYNE — Just four days after telling school board members that the district was “preparing in case we do need to close” while hoping the situation didn’t come to that, Northwest Allen County Schools Superintendent Chris Himsel announced Friday that NACS will close its doors March 16 thr… Read more

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HUNTERTOWN — Virginia Garvin and her husband, Robert, relocated to Fort Wayne in October 2019 for a new job opportunity for Robert. Virginia was a licensed second-grade teacher in the Atlanta, Georgia, area, and she gave up her teaching position to make the move with her husband. Read more

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HUNTERTOWN — Smoke billowed out of the school bus windows as its passengers sat waiting to hear what to do next. Then the command “Prepare to evacuate” rang out. The busload of adults quickly unbuckled their seat belts, left their personal belongings behind and filed quickly off the bus, row… Read more