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A long time ago, in an auditorium ... Boynton Orchestras Please join the Boynton Middle School Orchestras as they perform their annual spring concert directed by Mark Lewis. The concert begins at 7:30pm. The doors open at 7:15pm. The concert is at Kulp Auditorium at Ithaca High School Thursday, May 19. The theme of the concert is Star Wars! Admission is FREE and fans are encouraged to come dressed as your favorite Star Wars characters! "May the force be with you!" The concert will include performances by the sixth-grade orchestra, the Boynton Chamber Orchestra, the Boynton 7/8 Orchestra (Strings and Symphony), as well as some smaller chamber groups. In addition to great classical and folk music, each orchestra will be performing either classic Star Wars themes or themes ... more >>
OFFICIAL RESULTS: ICSD BUDGET VOTE AND BOARD OF EDUCATION ELECTION The results listed below of the 2016 budget vote and school board election have been certified by the Board of Education. Proposition #1, the proposed school budget of $119,088,829 for 2016-2017, having received 1797 yes votes and 788 no votes;   Proposition #2, the appropriation and expenditure of funds from the School District’s 2013 Capital Reserve Fund, having received 2023 yes votes and 556 no votes;   Proposition #3, pertaining to the proposed lease with the Enfield Community Council, having received 2118 yes votes and 439 no votes.   All three of the propositions have passed. Further, the results of the election to the Board of Education are   Eldred V. Harris JD, ... more >>
No School For Students May 27 & 30 School will be closed for students Friday, May 27 and Monday, May 30 throughout Ithaca City School District. All school-sponsored after-school and evening activities are also cancelled.   In accordance with the Ithaca City School District Academic Calendar , there will be no school for students on Friday, May 27 as a result of no emergency closing days used this past winter. There is no school for students, faculty and staff on Monday, May 30 in observation of the national holiday, Memorial Day. more >>
BYSO Auditions June 5 Auditions for the Binghamton Youth Symphony Orchestra will be held June 5. For information about the auditions, email  bysoauditions@gmail.com .  For information about BYSO events, visit BinghamtonYouthSymphony.com   The Binghamton Youth Symphony is one of the oldest such organizations in the United States. It was organized in 1961 to promote and enrich the musical education of young people in the Southern Tier of New York and the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania. The Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Preparatory Youth Symphony Orchestra offer performance opportunities to talented musicians in elementary, junior and senior high schools. Both groups rehearse from September to May. Membership is open to all talented students by audition. ... more >>
Spring Concert Closes BYSO 55th Concert Season The Binghamton Youth Symphony Orchestra (BYSO) will present a Spring Concert at 7 pm on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Helen Foley Theater, Binghamton High School. Under the direction of longtime BYSO conductor Barry G. Peters and associate conductor Elizabeth Bartlett, young musicians from more than twenty school districts will perform a spirited program including Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakow’s Great Russian Easter Overture, Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story - Selections for Orchestra, arranged by Jack Mason, and Tchaikovsky’s Polonaise, from Eugene Onegin in this closing concert of Binghamton Youth Symphony Orchestra’s 55th season.   Tickets available at the door. $4 Students & Seniors / $6 Adults /$20 Family   Upcoming Auditions ... more >>
Boynton Presents "My Gypsy Robe" & "The Cave" This Weekend Boynton Middle School Presents "My Gypsy Robe" & "The Cave" by Tim Kelly     Boynton Middle School Drama is proud to present “My Gypsy Robe” & “The Cave”: Two one-act plays by Tim Kelly. “My Gypsy Robe” is an intriguing story about a magical robe that is given to a young actress who is making her debut. “The Cave” is an off-beat exercise in total theatre where the cast enters wondering what they are about to perform. Opting to create life in a dark cave, they are threatened by fear of the unknown. A decision must be made: stay or leave?   The productions are being directed by Lorraine Tino, a teacher at Ithaca High School. “Both plays are about ... more >>
Budget: Vote May 17 Noon - 9PM You are encouraged to attend Board of Education and Committee meetings to engage in the discussion about the budget. This is in addition to casting your vote May 17!  Use the Twitter hashtag #ICSDBOE to connect with community members and district leaders about the budget. To learn more about the 2016-2017 budget, please visit the Board of Education  Budget page  of the Ithaca City School District website.   Click image to download the flyer. BUDGET BASICS - Superintendent Luvelle Brown's presentation on the proposed budget for the 2016-2017 school year -  Review the presentation . - Watch the April 12 BOE meeting. Or, another ... more >>
Dear Ithaca, Let's Talk! Let's Talk! helps ICSD create positive, productive relationships with students, parents, teachers, employees, and community members. Read more below, and look for the Let's Talk! icon to share what's on your mind. Click images to visit the district Let's Talk! page and to view the article, respectively. If Ithaca City School District is to Engage, Educate, and Empower every student who enters our schools, we must build strong community relationships and establish an open-door climate - a climate in which every stakeholder is empowered to contribute to our success. That’s why we launched Let’s Talk! — a revolutionary  always-on listening station for the community to share ... more >>
Enfield Joins Read Across America Enfield Elementary recently celebrated National Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’ birthday.  Students started their day March 2 by eating green eggs and ham for breakfast in the cafeteria. Teachers and students dressed up as their favorite book characters, and talked about books. Later in the day, parents and community members visited Enfield to read aloud Dr. Seuss books, books about creativity, and books about inventions. The books were read to students in pre-K through grade 5. Enfield students and staff ended the day with an assembly by the Community Unity Music Education Program. March 2 is National Read Across America Day, Dr. Seuss Day, and Dr. Seuss' birthday.   ... more >>
ICSD IN TOP 10 OF BEST SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR TEACHER SUPPORT ICSD IN TOP 10 OF BEST SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR TEACHER SUPPORT Ithaca City School District is ranked the 6th best school district for Teacher Support in New York State. New York school districts were assessed on several factors, which represent how well a school district supports their teachers. Criteria included class size, availability of administrators and support staff, and student proficiency levels.  The district has over 5,400 students and employs more than 685 teachers to meet student needs. With a ratio of about 11 students per teacher, ICSD strives to ensure that all students achieve academic excellence, states a Teacher.org report on the rankings. According to the report, ICSD was the only school district ... more >>
Boynton Brings Big Names Boynton Middle School will host its annual Black History Month Celebration on Thursday, February 25. The event will begin at 9:30 am with a morning assembly that features Willie Monroe, Jr. Monroe is a professional athlete who has lived and trained in Ithaca. He is the focus of the PBS documentary titled ‘JR’ - The story of professional boxer Willie Monroe, Jr. At the celebration, Monroe will also conduct a seminar for student athletes about being a professional athlete. Students will attend workshops throughout the day on topics that include local Ithaca leaders, comedy improv, art, the politics of hip-hop music, and creative writing. The workshops are rooted in New York State learning standards - such as understanding the ... more >>
Build Season Underway For IHS Code Red Robotics Ithaca High School’s Code Red Robotics on January 9 began its six-week-long, intensive build season.   Code Red Robotics is a FIRST - For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology - Robotics club. In addition to building robots for FIRST, Code Red Robotics is committed to doing frequent community service. The club also helps to promote STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, in local elementary and middle schools.   Each year, FIRST releases a game demonstration video to its more than 3,100 teams, outlining the season's goal. Each season brings a new, complex game for the robots to play driven by high school students. The game may be reminiscent of sports -  like soccer or basketball – or the game may be completely ... more >>
Ithaca Teachers Win Residency Congratulations to the following Ithaca City School District teachers, who were chosen by lottery to attend the Ithaca Teachers' Residency. The teachers are: - Angela Levy, grade 5 ELA teacher at Cayuga Heights Elementary - Sarah Locke-Mountin, art teacher at Belle Sherman and Cayuga Heights - Naomi Raimon, reading teacher at Lehman Alternative Community School - Matthew Soucy, English teacher at Ithaca High School  - Karen Wyatte, preferred substitute and alternative instructor at Beverly J. Martin Elementary This is the fourth year the residency has been available. It is a five-day, four-night residency that takes place during the district's winter recess in February. The residency gives local teachers a respite ... more >>
BYSO Winter Concert Sunday Ithaca City School District students are among students from more than 20 school districts performing at the Binghamton Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Winter Concert this Sunday. The winter concert starts at 3pm at Binghamton West Middle School. The winter concert opens the BYSO’s 55th season. Young musicians will perform a spirited program, including The Sorcerer’s Apprentice; Selections from Porgy & Bess; Fire of Anacapa & Cello Concerto No.1; and Op.33. Ithaca High School students in the senior orchestra are pictured:  Sherrie Qian,  Jordan Lu,  Robin Steuteville,  Nicole Peters, and  Rowan Cusack Miller .  These and the other talented stude nts are under the direction of longtime BYSO conductor Barry G. Peters and ... more >>



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Ithaca City School District
Dr. Luvelle Brown, Superintendent
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Ithaca, NY 14850
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