This original PBIS video about common expectations on the playground was created by Belle Sherman students and staff.
PBIS: Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports. This school-wide initiative is a positive discipline plan that focuses on a proactive approach to preventing/reducing challenging behaviors and producing positive outcomes. PBIS creates positive environments by utilizing proactive strategies such as introducing, defining, modeling, teaching, and supporting positive behavioral expectations. After this, PBIS reinforces and rewards students for these positive social behaviors.
"We Dream of a World" 2018 Calendars:
The Ithaca community is invited to witness creativity and imagination coming together at Belle Sherman Elementary School with the “We Dream of a World” calendar. For the 2018 calendar, 17 first graders from the Butterfly Room worked together to create a full-color publication that combines their art and essays. All proceeds from the calendar will be donated to Nothing But Nets, UNICEF (for Puerto Rico), and Catholic Charities (Refugee Resettlement Program).
The “We Dream ...
ICSD Announces Launch of Summer Farm to Table Program:
The Ithaca City School District is excited to announce the launch of its Farm to Table Program (ICSD FTT), offered to second and third grade students from the Belle Sherman, Beverly J. Martin, Cayuga Heights, and Enfield elementary schools. The program runs from July 24 to August 18 and will pick back up in the fall as an afterschool program beginning September 6.
ICSD FTT is funded by the 21 st Century Community Learning Centers (21 st CCLC) grant awarded to the District by the ...
“We Dream of a World” Calendars on Sale Dec. 18:
The Ithaca community is invited to witness creativity and imagination coming together at Belle Sherman Elementary School with the “We Dream of a World” calendar. For the 2017 calendar, 20 first-graders from the Butterfly Room worked together to create a full color calendar that combines their art and essays. All proceeds from the calendar will be donated to UNICEF Syria and Heifer International.
The “We Dream of a World” calendar uses the United Nations Conventions ...
Students, educators, community members, and more celebrate #teamICSD Day:
The first #teamICSD Day, held on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, showcased what a special learning community Ithaca City School District (ICSD) is to a variety of stakeholders. From students and educators to community organizations, schools, and beyond, participation in the one-day event was inspiring.
"The goal of #teamICSD is to celebrate the culture of love that exists in our learning organization," said ICSD Superintendent Dr. Luvelle Brown. "Our district is patient, trusting, unselfish, ...