Program of Studies: Course Review by Department Leaders
INTRODUCTION, ENGAGEMENT PLAYBOOKS, & REMINDERS
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, ...
Engineering Design and Development:
Ithaca High School’s Engineering Design and Development class enables students to design and construct solutions to real-world problems.
Through design cycle principles and some seed funding, the seniors in IHS' Project Lead the Way (PLTW) engineering capstone class plan to bring their pitches to market.
Engineering Design and Development allows students to create products or services by following a product development cycle. The class has a significant ...
Mock trial teams at Ithaca High School and Lehman Alternative Community School give students the opportunity to develop skills around law, trial procedures, trial advocacy, and public speaking.
The teams are currently working hard to prepare for regional competition in April, which will center on a case regarding an alleged criminal incident at a fictional high school.
During trial, each student has their own role as a prosecutor, defense attorney or witness and must make ...
IHS Brain Team Looks to Repeat Success:
Ithaca High School’s Brain Team is on track to excel again this year after a successful 2016-17 season that saw members rank as high as third in the nation.
Throughout the year, the quiz bowl team’s 30 members compete in tournaments where four-person squads answer questions on subjects like philosophy, mythology, math, literature, fine arts, science, current events, and pop culture.
“Each person has a specialized knowledge area,” said Isaiah Gutman, one of four juniors ...
Ithaca City School District Board of Education Response to Public Comments about Ithaca High School Musical:
The active community engagement and conversation about the selection of the Hunchback of Notre Dame for the Ithaca High School musical has led to many conversations in our school district. This dialogue has affirmed our observations and wishes to have a more inclusive and culturally responsive learning community. In short, our efforts to eliminate institutional biases are ongoing.
We wish to thank the students, parents, caregivers, and educators for the reflections, support, and ...