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Get Ready for Team ICSD Day! Get Ready for Team ICSD Day! Team ICSD Day is Tuesday, December 5! On this day, we will saturate our school community and beyond with examples of collaboration, camaraderie, and celebration for the Ithaca City School District. During this special day, we pay tribute to the culture of love that exists in our learning organization. On Team ICSD Day, everyone directly or indirectly connected to the district is encouraged to wear cardinal and share messages about what Team ICSD means to them. Students, teachers, administrators, support staff, alumni, parents, caregivers, community partners, volunteers, local businesses, friends – you’re all part of Team ICSD and ...
IHS String Quartet to Join the Pros IHS String Quartet to Join the Pros When the touring show  Beatles vs. Stones – A Musical Showdown  comes to the State Theatre of Ithaca on Friday, December 1, two local high school string quartets will have the privilege of joining the professional musicians on stage to add some orchestral texture to the evening.    The show pits Rolling Stones tribute band  Satisfaction  against rival Brit boys  Abbey Road  in an all-out musical showdown for rock dominance. Each band has recruited their own local high school string quartet to help push their side to victory. The Ithaca High String Quartet will perform with  Abbey Road  and the New Roots Charter Quartet will join  Satisfaction .   Here's ...
The ICSD Celebrates School Board Recognition Week The ICSD Celebrates School Board Recognition Week The New York State School Board Association (NYSSBA) recognizes October 23-27 as School Board Recognition Week. This is a time to promote awareness and understanding of the important work performed by school board members. The Ithaca City School District is joining all public school districts across the state to celebrate School Board Recognition Week to honor local board members for their commitment to Ithaca and its children.   The members serving the ICSD are as follows: President Rob Ainslie, first elected in 2007 Vice President Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell, first elected in 2009 Brad Grainger, first elected in 2007 Eldred V. Harris, first elected in 2009 Nicole LaFave, first elected in 2016 Moira Lang, first elected in 2015 Christopher ...
Four ICSD Educators Named NYS Master Teachers Four ICSD Educators Named NYS Master Teachers Four Ithaca City School District (ICSD) teachers were recently selected to join the New York State Master Teacher Program. Carrie Brindisi, Arti Jewett and Mark Nelson, science teachers at Ithaca High School, and Shaun Errichiello, a math teacher at Lehman Alternative Community School, were among 214 educators statewide chosen to join the program this year. The recent selections bring the total number of New York State Master Educators at ICSD to 14. The Master Teacher Program began in 2013 and supports about 900 outstanding educators in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Master Teachers excel in the classroom while also holding leadership roles in their departments and districts, participating in professional associations and advising STEM-related ...
ICSD Convocation 2017 ICSD Convocation 2017 On September 5, over 1,100 staff members kicked off the new school year at the ICSD Convocation. Teachers, administrators, and support staff funneled into Ithaca High School’s Kulp Auditorium to enjoy music, award presentations, and special remarks.   To kick off the event, Lehman Alternative Community School (LACS) teacher Dara Anissi performed a beautiful original composition on his oud, a Middle Eastern stringed instrument. Awards were then presented to staff who have reached 20, 25, 30, 35, and even 45 years of service. Anna Chapman of Caroline Elementary received the Innovative Science Teaching Award for forming and leading the Caroline STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) club.   ICSD Superintendent Dr. Luvelle Brown followed with his annual ...
Ithaca Students Place in Top 10 at National Technology Conference Ithaca Students Place in Top 10 at National Technology Conference Ithaca teams earned 13 top-ten finishes at the 39th annual national Technology Student Association (TSA) conference in Orlando, Florida. The competition involved nearly 8,000 participants from 49 states and several countries during June 21–25. The conference offered 65 competitive events ranging from computer animation to extemporaneous speech to CO 2 -propelled dragster design. DeWitt Middle School’s Jacob Yoon brought home Ithaca’s biggest prize, taking first place in the Computer Aided Design (CAD) Foundations competitive event. Yoon and more than 80 other competitors were given the task of creating a two-dimensional graphic representation of an engineering part or object using Autodesk Inventor CAD software. In addition to CAD Foundations, DeWitt Middle ...
ICSD Announces Participation in Summer Food Service Program ICSD Announces Participation in Summer Food Service Program The Ithaca City School District (ICSD) announces its participation in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Meals will be provided, without charge, to all eligible children 18 years and under.   Children in the following programs and locations are eligible to participate in the SFSP: Beverly J. Martin Elementary School, Cayuga Heights Elementary School, Ithaca High School, Lehman Alternative Community School, Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC) – Preteen, the Mental Health Association of Tompkins County, BOCES Special Classes, the Enfield Community Council, and Groton Junior/Senior High.   The SFSP has two downtown Ithaca locations: the Northside Community Center (625 Hancock Street) and the Southside Community Center (305 S. Plain Street). The Northside Community ...
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Department Highlight: Early Childhood Department Highlight: Early Childhood The Ithaca City School District’s Early Childhood Department applies the ICSD’s key levers of responsiveness, inclusion, and innovation to its youngest learners.   The department, which consists of 66 teachers and staff members, works to support Pre-K students, families, and staff through practices that affirm children and families; provide reflective and thoughtful practice; and encourage creativity, mastery, and purpose.   This year, staff have focused on increasing support to students who are English language learners and their families. In all, Pre-K students speak 17 different languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, Korean, Portuguese, Burmese, and Thai.   A budding partnership with the district’s English as a New Language (ENL) staff ...



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