Program of Studies: Course Review by Department Leaders
IHS Transportation Liaison: Martha Hardesty
IHS Family Liaison: Barbara Bergman
Way2Go Contact: Sophie Somerfeldt, 272-2292
IHS Orchestra Students Perform with Hip Hop Duo:
On October 28, eleven Ithaca High School orchestra students, under the direction of Bill Makin, performed as backup musicians for hip-hop duo Black Violin at the Smith Opera House in Geneva, NY. The students spent the afternoon in rehearsals, learning what it’s like to play backup for a very different type of performance - one with a DJ, special effects lighting, a fog machine, and many amplifiers!
“It was a new style of music that I’ve never played before, so it was ...
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 ...
Six ICSD Educators Selected for NYS Master Teacher Program:
Six Ithaca City School District (ICSD) educators were recently selected to join the New York State Master Teacher Program.
Frederick Deppe and Hallie Snowman of Ithaca High School, Regina Kolb and Chris Martin of Lehman Alternative Community School, Jane Koestler of South Hill Elementary School, and Tanya Kszystyniak of Fall Creek Elementary School were among 275 educators from across the state chosen to join the program this year. The recent selections bring the total number of New ...
Five Ithaca High School graduates are developing a radio device that allows crew coaches to better communicate with their rowers, building on work they started while at IHS.
CoachLink aims to create effective technology to help rowing coaches, who are stationed on land or in remote boats, to easily communicate with teams. Coaches send directions to the coxswain, instructing rowers on direction and pace. Effective communication is also critical to safety as it helps rowers avoid ...
IHS Link Crew:
For over a decade, Link Crew has been helping freshmen make successful transitions into Ithaca High School by connecting them with upperclassmen mentors, or Link Leaders.
Students can apply to become Link Leaders beginning their sophomore year, however , most of the positions are given to juniors and seniors who are more acquainted with the school. To apply, students must submit a form and essay. Those selected are then required to complete a two-day training in August, during which ...