Name of our country: United States of America; North America
Name of our city: Fort Worth, Texas
Name of our school: Fort Worth Academy (FWA)
A few words about our school: We are a small school of approximately 240 students and 40 faculty/staff members. We have a good sports program and are featured the "Schools for All Kinds of Minds" book. We are a laptop school and have been chosen as the 2011 Spotlight School for the Lausanne (Memphis, Tennessee) Laptop Institute.
Name of Events: Spring Picnic -- a fun day in the spring when students and their families bring kites and pets to the playing fields of FWA for a few hours of eating hotdogs, hula hoop contests, cookie decorating and just plain old fun. Entrepreneur Day -- a day when fourth graders present their powerpoint presentations about the life and experiences of an entrepreneur whom they have studied for several weeks. Students sometimes create games about their entrepreneurs, and the entire school attends the presentations. In 2010 the students picked Eco-preneurs -- Entrepreneurs who did something to improve the earth.