Caroline Students Present Case Study on Wilderness Trail Bridges:
Every year, students at Caroline Elementary School engage in case studies to try to find solutions to the various challenges that arise in maintaining the Caroline Wilderness Trail. This year, second-graders studied flooding on the trail and how the trail’s three bridges might be redesigned in order to withstand it.
The students chose an engineering design process for their case study. They fleshed out the problem and worked together in groups to brainstorm ideas and imagine potential ...
Dr. Brown and IPD Chief Tyler Talk School Safety:
The Ithaca City School District is committed to collaborating with the Ithaca Police Department (IPD) and other local law enforcement agencies on issues regarding school safety.
This week, ICSD Superintendent Dr. Luvelle Brown and Ithaca Police Chief Pete Tyler met to discuss current and future safety precautions in the wake of recent acts of violence in schools.
“The largest factor of the whole thing is the buy-in, from top to bottom,” Tyler said. “The Superintendent ...
Message from Superintendent Brown Regarding District Safety Plans:
February 15, 2018
Dear Families, Students, and Staff,
In light of the terrible incident yesterday in Florida, I wish to update you on the Ithaca City School District’s continuous efforts to provide a safe learning environment for our students and staff. The ICSD has a Code of Conduct and a District Safety Plan , which also contains specific Building Safety Plans. Per NYS regulations, each school is required to conduct eight evacuation drills and four lockdown (intruder/shooter, ...
Celebrating Five Years of the Caroline Wilderness Garden:
Students at Caroline Elementary recently helped beautify their school’s wilderness campus during a service learning day that also kicked off the outdoor space’s five-year anniversary.
Students planted flowers, pulled weeds, and performed other gardening tasks on the 21-acre campus while learning lessons about teamwork and nature during I Am Needed Day.
In all, classes moved nine cubic yards of soil and 12 cubic yards of mulch, planted over 300 bulbs, and removed ...
Case Study on the Caroline Wilderness Trail Flooding & Bridges
Caroline 2nd-graders in Mrs. Wells' and Mr. Schoch's classes studied about the flooding issues on our wilderness trail. They worked collaboratively through the engineering process to design and build bridges that would improve the flooding we have on the trail. Students then wrote scripts and storyboards to make commercials that asked for help with building our bridges. After presenting our work to the Board of Education and Facilities staff, we are happy to say that our bridges are receiving the help they need! Read more about the project and watch all of the commercials here.