Ithaca City School District

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Ithaca High School held its 140th Commencement Ceremony on June 25 in the Ithaca College Athletics & Events Center.

Photos from the night are available on the district Facebook page.

Click here to view the ceremony program.

Video of the ceremony is available below and will be archived on the WRED-TV YouTube channel (visit the channel by clicking here).



Friday, June 19, 2015
ICSD Insider Volume 45

Click here to read Volume 45 of the ICSD Insider.


Friday, June 19, 2015
Teacher Wins Award from Tompkins Trust

South Hill Elementary Teacher Carolyn Belle was been awarded one of this year’s Raymond Van Houtte Teacher Awards from Tompkins Trust Company. Ms. Belle was nominated by her fellow educators at South Hill for her outstanding efforts to recycle and conserve paper. This year she led the fifth grade student body in promoting “Litter Less Lunches,” also known as “Waste Free Wednesdays,” where the student body was encouraged to bring lunches from home that are totally waste-free. The effort has been a huge success, reducing the school’s daily garbage output to a half of a trash can.

Belle received her award in front of the South Hill teaching staff on June 17. Congratulations! Tompkins Trust Company and the Legacy Foundation of Tompkins County annually honor teachers for improving education in Tompkins County. The awards is named in honor of the late Raymond Van Houtte, Tompkins Trust bank president and chief executive officer from 1974-1989.


Thursday, June 18, 2015
Belle Sherman Reading Celebration

Belle Sherman Elementary celebrated reading on June 10. Second through fifth grade students spent the afternoon sprawled across campus silently reading to themselves or in small groups while the younger students were read to by officers from the Ithaca Police Department. Other reading-centered activities during the day included Breakfast with Books, older students teaching younger students how to read and understand, and a visit from Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick.

More photos are available on the district's Facebook page.


Wednesday, June 17, 2015
ICSD BOE Commendation Ceremony June 9

Members of the ICSD Board Of Education and Dr. Luvelle Brown honored students and teachers during the June 9 Commendations Ceremony in Kulp Auditorium.  

Eldred Harris, a six-year BOE member, delivered the opening remarks. Dr. Brown read the award descriptions and invited the recipients to the stage. You can read the full list of those honored by clicking here.

The Ceremony is held three times a year to recognize extraordinary achievements of ICSD students and staff. June 9 was the last ceremony for the 2015-16 school year.

Congratulations to all of those honored! More photos are available on the district Facebook page.