Skip to main content
engaged and empowered learning       schoolTool youtube facebook twitter Calendar    
ithaca home

Beverly J. Martin Elementary

Susan Eschbach, Principal

302 West Buffalo Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Main Office: (607) 274-2209
Fax: (607) 274-2196

8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Staff Contacts/Websites
Staff Contacts/Websites
School News
Bikes Have Arrived at BJM! Bikes Have Arrived at BJM!: By Bart Auble, Associate Principal of Beverly J. Martin Elementary School   On October 26, I had the honor of representing Beverly J. Martin Elementary School at a very special event called the Cornell Johnson MBA residential admissions program, which was geared toward diverse students. As part of the orientation the Johnson Leadership Experience provides potential MBAs with a fun, team-building exercise. Each student became an active member of a six-person team, half of whom were ... more >>
Beverly J. Martin Students Awarded in Art Competition Beverly J. Martin Students Awarded in Art Competition: Six fifth-grade students from Beverly J. Martin Elementary School were recently honored at the 2018 Tompkins County Human Rights Arts Competition awards ceremony for their visual art submissions.   Marcel and Miles Bolks won first place for “A right to free movement;” second place was awarded to James Oxendine for “Right to education;” Josie Phipps received third place for “I am not a number;” and Honorable Mention was awarded to Syncere Rivera for ... more >>
Professional Learning Community (PLC) Day Professional Learning Community (PLC) Day: Students had the day off on October 19, but ICSD teachers, staff, and administrators were hard at work, engaged in professional development on cultural anti-bias topics. The district-wide Professional Learning Community (PLC) Day brought staff in each building together that morning to consider issues of culture, identity, and implicit bias and how they impact interactions with colleagues, families, and students.  Administrators collaboratively planned and facilitated development ... more >>
Native American Storyteller Perry Ground Native American Storyteller Perry Ground: Native American storyteller Perry Ground visited all eight ICSD elementary schools in October, thanks to a Connecting Classrooms grant from the Ithaca Public Education Initiative (IPEI).  Ground, an author and speaker, is a Turtle Clan member of the Onondaga Nation of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy. He has been a storyteller and educator for over 25 years and enjoys working with students of all ages to teach about the history and culture of Native Americans.  During ... more >>
BJM Scholars as Change Makers BJM Scholars as Change Makers: We Think, We Question, We Transform By Dr. Susan Eschbach     Riffing off of a pep rally three years ago, conceived to bring folks together early in the year for a grand kick-off to school, we began to think about who we are and what we ought to share each September.  We questioned the old model of visiting the school to learn about the coming year. And we transformed our curriculum night into a We Learn Showcase! And what a showcase it was! The cafeteria overflowed with ... more >>

   View more stories >>

Belle Sherman
Beverly J Martin
Cayuga Heights
Fall Creek
South Hill
Boynton Middle
DeWitt Middle
Ithaca HS
Lehman Alternative


Ithaca City School District
Dr. Luvelle Brown, Superintendent
400 Lake Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 274-2101