Program of Studies: Course Review by Department Leaders
IHS Transportation Liaison: Martha Hardesty
IHS Family Liaison: Barbara Bergman
Way2Go Contact: Dawn Montanyne (replacing Sophie Somerfeldt), 272-2292
The Memory Project:
Ithaca High School Art Students Practice Kindness and Global Awareness
For the tenth year in a row, Ithaca High School students in Carol Spence’s Drawing & Painting class had the opportunity to creatively practice kindness and global awareness through the Memory Project.
The Memory Project is a non-profit organization that invites art teachers and their students to create portraits of youth from around the world who are facing or overcoming substantial challenges, such ...
March 2019 Commendations:
On March 12, the ICSD Board of Education and Superintendent Brown recognized the extraordinary achievements of students and staff at the second Commendation Ceremony of the school year.
The purpose of the ceremonies is to celebrate the success of Team ICSD members who go above and beyond in the arts, athletics, and the community. Special recognition is also paid to individuals who embody one or more of the tenets of the ICSD’s Culture of Love : honest, caring, forgiving, trusting, ...
Virtual Reality in the ICSD:
The recent deployment of virtual reality (VR) technology throughout the Ithaca City School District has engaged students in a whole new way.
Through educational VR programs, students can experience interactive lessons on topics like landforms, anatomy, and outer space. Teachers are being introduced to VR programs and encouraged to find ways to implement it in their lessons. At the secondary level, students are given opportunities to test out the technology, and some are even learning to ...
Meet the ICSD's New Health and Wellness Coordinator:
Kari Burke, Coordinator of Health Services and Wellness
As the ICSD’s new Coordinator of Health Services and Wellness, Kari Burke hopes to expand the department’s focus on overall wellness for students and the larger district community.
Burke, a native of the Syracuse area with a background in public health, began working with the district in January. In her role, she’ll oversee school nurses, medical management and support for students, and health and safety ...
IHS Science Olympiad Team Heading to States:
On February 9, the Ithaca High School Science Olympiad team finished first place overall at the Southern Tier regional competition, securing its invitation to the state tournament this spring.
Science Olympiad tournaments are team-based competitions that test students’ knowledge of different science fields, including genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering, and technology. Each tournament offers up to 23 main events, which are grouped ...