Program of Studies: Course Review by Department Leaders
INTRODUCTION, ENGAGEMENT PLAYBOOKS, & REMINDERS
Social Justice Week:
Ithaca High School students recently learned about a variety of social issues during the school’s student-run Social Justice Week.
When Karl Mellander, Director of Student Activities at HIS, started Social Justice Week in 2012, he had three main goals: establish community partnerships, encourage student action, and bring more awareness to the work student organizations were involved in.
Six years later, Social Justice Week is now a student-run annual event that brings ...
Puerto-Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute:
This year, eight students from Ithaca High School were selected as student delegates for the three-day Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute (PR/HYLI), which culminated with a student mock assembly conducted in the New York State Assembly Chamber.
With the overarching purpose of student empowerment, the PR/HYLI strives to enhance leadership skills among Latino/Hispanic students, give Latino/Hispanic students opportunities to interact and build relationships with positive role ...
Ithaca High School WISE Program:
The WISE program at Ithaca High School gives senior English students the freedom to pursue a passion, learn a new skill or create a project before graduation.
About 40 class members are working with mentors, teachers and community experts to learn a new skill, explore possible career paths, or conduct research on a subject that interests them.
Each student must develop a proposal for their final project, outlining their specific purposes, goals, plans and resources they’ll ...
Dr. Brown and IPD Chief Tyler Talk School Safety:
The Ithaca City School District is committed to collaborating with the Ithaca Police Department (IPD) and other local law enforcement agencies on issues regarding school safety.
This week, ICSD Superintendent Dr. Luvelle Brown and Ithaca Police Chief Pete Tyler met to discuss current and future safety precautions in the wake of recent acts of violence in schools.
“The largest factor of the whole thing is the buy-in, from top to bottom,” Tyler said. “The Superintendent ...
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, ...