ICSD :: Boynton Middle

Friday, June 19, 2015
ICSD Insider Volume 45

Click here to read Volume 45 of the ICSD Insider.


Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Boynton Students Examine Replica Skulls


Seventh grade students in Ms. Benson’s Life Sciences class at Boynton Middle School had a unique opportunity to examine replicas of Neandertal skulls thanks to a grant from the Ithaca Public Education Initiative.

After receiving instructions from their teacher, the students were split into groups to conduct several measurements of different size skulls. It is part of a larger project at the school, “The Neandertal in the Mirror,” a co-curricular unit where both English and Science classes are collaborating to gain a deeper understanding of Neandertal culture and biology and how it relates to modern humans. The unit is being funded by a Connecting Classrooms Grant from IPEI, which will also fund more replica artifacts for students to examine and guest speakers.

More photos from the skull lab are available on the district’s Facebook page.

The district thanks the IPEI for their support.


Monday, May 11, 2015
School in Session Reminder

Due to multiple weather-related cancellations, the Ithaca City School District will be in session on May 22, 2015. Please note the change on your calendar.

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Boynton Middle School Play

Boynton Middle School Theatre presents the hilarious comedy murder mystery Done to Death from May 1st to 3rd. Ingeniously packed into the script is a parody of every mystery plot, hero, and villain created in the past 50 years. Written by Fred Carmichael, the story alternates between reality and imagination, as five mystery writers wrestle with the task of writing a television mystery series while all around murder abounds! Adults will appreciate the sophisticated word play while the younger audience delights in the zany melodrama.

Performances are Friday & Saturday May 1st & 2nd at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday May 3rd at 2:00 p.m. Tickets cost $5 and are available at the door or during lunch at BMS. Seating is general admission and McCalmon Theatre is handicapped accessible.

Questions? Contact boyntonmusical@gmail.com.