April 26th

The following is a weekly “e-newsletter” containing announcements, events and opportunities happening at school and in our community for IHS students and families.  This weekly communication is a partnership between the IHS PTA and IHS itself to reach out to all families as it is our joint vision to support full engagement for ALL students at IHS.  This “e-newsletter” is informational only and is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Board of Education of the Ithaca City School District, the Superintendent of the ICSD or this school. If you have E-News to share, please send to enews.ihspta@gmail.com.

Ithaca High School PTA  “E-News” 4/26/2017

  1. ICSD proposed 2017-18 calendar posted
  2. Senior Class Gift Fund
  3. IHS Senior Casino Night (4/27)
  4. Mad City Money at TCPL (4/27)
  5. ICSD Joint Jazz Concert (4/27)
  6. Cornell Splash! (4/29)
  7. Cornell Maker Faire (4/29)
  8. Sreenagers (5/1)
  9. IHS Fall 2017 Sports (expected start 8/14)–good to know for summer planning
  10. Summer Career Awareness Day at SUNY Upstate (register by 5/1)
  11. Binghamton Summer College (deadline 5/1)
  12. Cornell Summer College (deadline 5/5)
  13. Glow & Roll (5/6)
  14. ICSD Budget Hearing (5/8)
  15. Cecilia Montaner Vargas Scholarship for HS Seniors (deadline 5/15)
  16. 2017 Little Red Softball Club (register by 5/15)
  17. YES to teen summer jobs!
  18. Opus Ithaca Summer Camp

For more information, please visit: http://www.ihspta.info/wordpress/posts/april-26th/

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  1. ICSD’s proposed 2017-18 Academic Calendar has been posted. Check out the calendar and provide feedback in “Let’s Talk!
  2. IHS Senior Class Families–please consider making a donation to the Senior Class Gift Fund! Thank you to the families who have already donated to this special fund ensuring the Class of 2017 will leave a lasting legacy. Click here to give online. If you have any questions, please contact Holly Heitzman or Janine Eng. Thank you!
  3. IHS Senior Casino Night (Thursday, April 27th, 7:00-10:00pm). Senior Casino Night is almost here! Senior Casino Night is always a FUN event and there are TERRIFIC prizes up for grabs this year. Seniors are encouraged to attend, have fun, and most likely leave with a sweet prize. Thanks to all who volunteered/donated to make this night memorable for our Seniors.
  4. Mad City Money at TCPL (April 27th, 4:30-6:30pm). TCPL in partnership with the Alternatives Federal Credit Union will host Mad City Money, a simulation designed to help participants build financial literacy and awareness through hands-on fun. Participants will receive a mock salary, occupation and family and then visit several life stations, where they must purchase items like housing, transportation, insurance and more within their available means. Participants who completed all stations will be entered into a gift card drawing. For more information, contact Regina DeMauro or (607) 275-4557 extension 274. IHS Seniors are especially encouraged to attend because this program will not be offered this year at IHS.
  5. ICSD Joint Jazz Concert (April 27th, 7:30pm, Kulp Auditorium). ICSD will hold the 3rd annual Joint Jazz Concert featuring the bands of IHS, DeWitt, and Boynton Middle Schools on Thursday, April 27th at 7:30pm in IHS’ Kulp Auditorium Admission if free. Enjoy our fabulous musicians!
  6. Cornell Splash! (Saturday, April 29th). Splash! is an amazing Saturday on Cornell’s campus when any 7th-12th grade student  can learn about any subject! Splash is a very open style of learning, designed to let students explore anything that they are passionate about.
  7. Cornell Maker Faire (April 29th, Cornell Arts Quad, 10:00am). A Maker Faire is a community event showcasing the hard work of “makers” in the STEM, art, humanities, startup, and hobbyist communities. The Cornell Maker Faire is envisioned to be the largest and most collaborative display of student and community work.
  8. Screenagers (Monday, May 1st at 6:00pm in Kulp Auditorium). ICSD with IHS PTA will host a special showing of the documentary Sreenagers in Kulp Auditorium on May 1st at 6:00pm. Screenagers is about the impact of the digital age on children and how to minimize harmful effects and find balance. The film runtime is 68 minutes and is directed by Delaney Ruston, MD.
  9. IHS Fall 2017 Sports (expected to start August 14th). IHS Fall 2017 sports may seem like a long way off, but as you plan your summer, please keep in mind that tryouts and practice for JV and Varsity Fall sports is expected to start August 14th. Please spread the word to incoming Freshman families. Check IHS Digital Sports for the latest schedules.
  10. Summer Career Awareness Day at SUNY Upstate (deadline May 1st). SUNY Upstate Medical University’s Student Admissions will be hosting a series of Summer Career Awareness Days in summer 2017. Limited to 24 students/event, the program is open to current high school sophomores, juniors, seniors as well as current college freshmen and sophomores. Cost will be $15.00 per event or $5.00 for high school students who receive free or reduced lunch.
  11. Binghamton Summer College (July 16-28th). This summer, Binghamton University launches Binghamton Summer College, a two-week program that provides an early college experience for academically talented, rising high-school juniors and seniors. Scheduled Sunday, July 16 through Friday, July 28, the experience will offer students a preview into what college life at a premier public university is all about. Deadline is May 1st.
  12. Cornell University’s Summer College for High School Students (June 24-July 15th). Cornell’s Summer College is one of the longest running and most highly regarded pre-college academic programs in the U.S. Over 1,300 motivated high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors from around the world come to the Cornell campus each summer for an extraordinary academic and cultural experience. We offer programs during two three-week sessions. June 24–July 15. Deadline is May 5th.
  13. Glow & Roll (May 6th, 5:00-7:00pm). Bring your friends and roller skate under the colored lights at Cass Park Rink! $10/person advance tickets (includes roller skates) and $13 cash at the door. Proceeds benefit the South Hill PTA.
  14. ISCD Budget Hearing Monday, May 8th. The BOE and ICSD leadership will host the annual Public Budget Hearing and Tele-Town Hall in an effort to engage the Ithaca community in the 2017-18 ICSD budget process. All student households will receive an invitation by phone to participate in a live conference call.
  15. Cecilia Montaner Vargas Scholarship for HS Seniors (deadline May 15th). The Latino Civic Association of Tompkins County is now accepting applications for the Cecilia Montaner Vargas for Latino high school seniors. If interested, please email for the application form. The deadline for submission is May 15th.
  16. 2017 Little Red Softball Club (registration open until May 15th). Little Red Softball Club registration is open from now until May 15th. This is a competitive softball summer league for girls from 6th-11th grade and registration is $120/player. For more information, contact Maria Muscente.
  17. Does your teen need a summer job? Youth Employment Service (YES) program at the Ithaca Youth Bureau is currently recruiting teens for their annual summer jobs program, which puts nearly 200 teens in Tompkins County to work at over 70 businesses and organizations throughout the community. If interested in more information, please contact Beverly Stokes at 607-273-8364 or http://www.yesithaca.org/.
  18. Opus Ithaca Summer Camps. Opus Ithaca will host four summer camps this year: Flute, Creative Ability Development: Music at the Movies, and Creative Ability Development: Off the Page and Out of the Box, and Jazz Camp. To register and learn more–click here.
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April 12th

The following is a weekly “e-newsletter” containing announcements, events and opportunities happening at school and in our community for IHS students and families.  This weekly communication is a partnership between the IHS PTA and IHS itself to reach out to all families as it is our joint vision to support full engagement for ALL students at IHS.  This “e-newsletter” is informational only and is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Board of Education of the Ithaca City School District, the Superintendent of the ICSD or this school. If you have E-News to share, please send to enews.ihspta@gmail.com.

Ithaca High School PTA  “E-News” 4/12/2017

  1. ICSD proposed 2017-18 calendar posted
  2. Senior Class Gift Fund
  3. SEPTA Doug’s Fish Fry Fundraiser (4/13)
  4. Ithaca Sports Boosters (4/13)
  5. Silents Roar! (register by 4/15)
  6. “After Spring” Screening (pre-purchase tickets by 4/18)
  7. TCPL Young Adult Book Club (4/19)
  8. IHS “Getting into College” Night (4/24)
  9. IHS Casino Night (4/27, but donations needed NOW)
  10. Mad City Money at TCPL, (4/27)
  11. YES to teen summer jobs!
  12. Cornell Splash! (4/29)
  13. Sreenagers (5/1)
  14. Summer Career Awareness Day at SUNY Upstate (register by 5/1)
  15. Binghamton Summer College (deadline 5/1)
  16. Cornell Summer College (deadline 5/5)
  17. Glow & Roll (5/6)
  18. ICSD Budget Hearing (5/8)
  19. 2017 Little Red Softball Club (register by 5/15)

For more information, please visit: http://www.ihspta.info/wordpress/posts/april-12th/

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  1. ICSD’s proposed 2017-18 Academic Calendar has been posted. Check out the draft calendar and provide feedback in “Let’s Talk!
  2. Senior Class Families–please consider making a donation to the Senior Class Gift Fund! Thank you to the families who have already donated to this special fund ensuring the Class of 2017 will leave a lasting legacy. Click here to give online. If you have any questions, please contact Holly Heitzman or Janine Eng. Thank you
  3. Ithaca Special Education PTA’s Doug’s Fish Fry ToGo Fundraiser (Thursday, April 13th). Eat awesome fish fry and help raise funds for ICSD’s Special Education PTA. Doug’s Fish Fry ToGo will be available on Thursday, April 13th from 11:00am-6:00pm at Ithaca Tractor Supply (378 Elmira Rd.). Order at the truck or call to place a pick-up order at 607-423-5996 (phone orders until 4:00pm). Thank you for supporting SEPTA!
  4. Ithaca Sports Boosters (Thursday, April 13th 7:00-8:30pm in IHS Activities Room). Do you have a modified, JV, and/or Varsity student athlete? Ithaca Sports Boosters welcomes all to attend, get involved, and support our student athletes.
  5. Silents Roar! Registration deadline April 15th and Submission deadline May 1st. In partnership with Wharton Studio Museum, Silents Roar! Film Festival was created to encourage young filmmakers — and those with no prior filmmaking experience —  to explore the rich film history that took place in Ithaca and the region. The Silents Roar! festival will culminate in a public screening and awards ceremony.
  6. Film Screening about the Syrian Refugee Crisis “After Spring” (April 25th, 6:45-9:00pm at Cinemapolis). “After Spring” is a feature documentary that focuses on the Syrian refugee crisis. Cornell Professor Chris Barrett and Catholic Charities Deputy Director Laurie Konwinski will participate in a Q&A following the film. ***The event is pending; 64 tickets needed by April 18th*** Tickets must be pre-purchased online by April 18th. As of April 12th–32 tickets are needed.
  7. TCPL Young Adult Book Club (April 19th, 4:30-5:30pm Thaler/Howell Room). TCPL will host a discussion of the acclaimed novel, “The Hate U Give,” during the upcoming Young Adult Book Club meeting, a monthly book discussion group for middle and high school students. Free copies of the book are available for new and returning club members at the Youth Services Reference Desk. Questions? Contact Regina DeMauro.
  8. IHS “Getting into College” Night (Monday, April 24th, 6:00pm, Kulp Auditorium). This program is open to all students (grades 9-11) and their families. Attendance is highly recommended! Come and hear advice from Sharon Gublo, IHS Student Services and Admissions counselors from Binghamton University, Ithaca College, and Cornell University. Topics include: The High School’s Role in the Admission Process, Narrowing the Choices, Student as Consumer, Role of the Academic Record, and Finding the Person in the Paper.
  9. *NEW DATE* IHS Casino Night (Thursday, April 27th). Donations of prizes–big and little–are needed for the IHS Casino Night on Thursday, April 27th. Could your business contribute something that an IHS senior would enjoy winning? If so, the prize committee would love hearing from you now. Please contact David Moreland, committee chair.
  10. Thinking Money, Financial Literacy Exhibit at TCPL (April 7-30th). TCPL, in partnership with the American Library Association and FINRA Investor Education Foundation, will host Thinking Money, an exhibit designed to improve financial literacy among tweens, teens, and their caregivers, April 3-30th in Library’s Avenue of Friends. Programs include: Mad City Money (4/27).
  11. Does your teen need a summer job? Youth Employment Service (YES) program at the Ithaca Youth Bureau is currently recruiting teens for their annual summer jobs program, which puts nearly 200 teens in Tompkins County to work at over 70 businesses and organizations throughout the community. If interested in more information, please contact Beverly Stokes at 607-273-8364 or http://www.yesithaca.org/.
  12. Cornell Splash! (Saturday, April 29, 2017). Splash! is an amazing Saturday on Cornell’s campus when any 7th-12th grade student  can learn about any subject! Splash is a very open style of learning, designed to let students explore anything that they are passionate about.
  13. Screenagers (Monday, May 1st at 6:00pm in Kulp Auditorium). ICSD with IHS PTA will host a special showing of the documentary Sreenagers in Kulp Auditorium on May 1st at 6:00pm. Screenagers is about the impact of the digital age on children and how to minimize harmful effects and find balance. The film runtime is 68 minutes and is directed by Delaney Ruston, MD.
  14. Summer Career Awareness Day at SUNY Upstate (deadline May 1st). SUNY Upstate Medical University’s Student Admissions will be hosting a series of Summer Career Awareness Days in summer 2017. Limited to 24 students/event, the program is open to current high school sophomores, juniors, seniors as well as current college freshmen and sophomores. Cost will be $15.00 per event or $5.00 for high school students who receive free or reduced lunch.
  15. Binghamton Summer College (July 16-28th). This summer, Binghamton University launches Binghamton Summer College, a two-week program that provides an early college experience for academically talented, rising high-school juniors and seniors. Scheduled Sunday, July 16 through Friday, July 28, the experience will offer students a preview into what college life at a premier public university is all about. Deadline is May 1st.
  16. Cornell University’s Summer College for High School Students (June 24-July 15th). Cornell’s Summer College is one of the longest running and most highly regarded pre-college academic programs in the U.S. Over 1,300 motivated high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors from around the world come to the Cornell campus each summer for an extraordinary academic and cultural experience. We offer programs during two three-week sessions. June 24–July 15. Deadline is May 5th.
  17. Glow & Roll (May 6th, 5:00-7:00pm). Bring your friends and roller skate under the colored lights at Cass Park Rink! $10/person advance tickets (includes roller skates) and $13 cash at the door. Proceeds benefit the South Hill PTA.
  18. ISCD Budget Hearing Monday, May 8th. The BOE and ICSD leadership will host the annual Public Budget Hearing and Tele-Town Hall in an effort to engage the Ithaca community in the 2017-18 ICSD budget process. All student households will receive an invitation by phone to participate in a live conference call.
  19. 2017 Little Red Softball Club (registration open until May 15th). Little Red Softball Club registration is open from now until May 15th. This is a competitive softball summer league for girls from 6th-11th grade and registration is $120/player. For more information, contact Maria Muscente.
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April 5th

The following is a weekly “e-newsletter” containing announcements, events and opportunities happening at school and in our community for IHS students and families.  This weekly communication is a partnership between the IHS PTA and IHS itself to reach out to all families as it is our joint vision to support full engagement for ALL students at IHS.  This “e-newsletter” is informational only and is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Board of Education of the Ithaca City School District, the Superintendent of the ICSD or this school. If you have E-News to share, please send to enews.ihspta@gmail.com.

Ithaca High School PTA  “E-News” 4/5/2017

  1. IHS PTA Meeting (4/6)
  2. IHS Morning Munch (4/6)
  3. IHS Musical “Anything Goes” (4/7-9)
  4. ICSD proposed 2017-18 calendar posted
  5. ICSD Equity Report Card (4/10)
  6. SEPTA Doug’s Fish Fry Fundraiser (4/13)
  7. Ithaca Sports Boosters (4/20)
  8. IHS “Getting into College” Night (4/24)
  9. *NEW Date* IHS Casino Night (4/27, but donations needed NOW)
  10. Thinking Money at TCPL, (4/7-30)
  11. IHS Yearbooks on sale through May
  12. YES to teen summer jobs!
  13. Cornell Splash! (4/29)
  14. Sreenagers (5/1)
  15. Binghamton Summer College (deadline 5/1)
  16. Cornell Summer College (deadline 5/5)
  17. ICSD Budget Hearing (5/8)

For more information, please visit: http://www.ihspta.info/wordpress/posts/april-5th/

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  1. IHS PTA Meeting (Thursday, April 6th, 5:30pm, IHS Activities Room). All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
  2. IHS Morning Much (Thursday, April 6th). Donations of food are needed for this Thursday, April 6th  for Morning Munch–breakfast compliments of parents. Repeatedly, the teachers remark what a great event this is and how appreciative they are of the parents for providing all the food and fresh hot coffee to start their day. Food may be brought to room F36 (enter through F35) near the cafeteria this Thursday morning or dropped off in the Main Office.
  3. IHS Sets Sail with “Anything Goes” (April 7-9th in Kulp Auditorium).  Music, dance, laughs, and the age-old tale of Boy Meets Girl–no musical puts it on stage better than “Anything Goes,” and it’s coming to IHS stage! A hilarious shipboard romp, wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores, “Anything Goes” is delightful, delicious, and de-lovely. Friday, April 7th @ 7:30 PM; Saturday, April 8th @ 7:30 PM; Sunday, April 9th @ 2:00 PM, Adults: $12.00

Seniors/ Students: $10.00.
  4. ICSD’s proposed 2017-18 Academic Calendar has been posted. Check out the draft calendar and provide feedback in “Let’s Talk!
  5. ICSD Equity Report Card (Monday, April 10th at 6:00pm, IHS Multi-Purpose Room). This will be an opportunity to interact with, learn from, and ask questions about the ICSD Equity Report Card. Brought to you by ICSD, Ithaca Council of PTAs, the Village of Ithaca, & the Equity Inclusion Leadership Council (EILC).
  6. Ithaca Special Education PTA’s Doug’s Fish Fry ToGo Fundraiser (Thursday, April 13th). Eat awesome fish fry and help raise funds for ICSD’s Special Education PTA. Doug’s Fish Fry ToGo will be available on Thursday, April 13th from 11:00am-6:00pm at Ithaca Tractor Supply (378 Elmira Rd.). Order at the truck or call to place a pick-up order at 607-423-5996 (phone orders until 4:00pm). Thank you for supporting SEPTA!
  7. Ithaca Sports Boosters (Thursday, April 20th 7:00-8:330pm in IHS Activities Room). Do you have a modified, JV, and/or Varsity student athlete? Ithaca Sports Boosters welcomes all to attend, get involved, and support our student athletes.
  8. IHS “Getting into College” Night (Monday, April 24th, 6:00pm, Kulp Auditorium). This program is open to all students (grades 9-11) and their families. Attendance is highly recommended! Come and hear advice from Sharon Gublo, IHS Student Services and Admissions counselors from Binghamton University, Ithaca College, and Cornell University. Topics include: The High School’s Role in the Admission Process, Narrowing the Choices, Student as Consumer, Role of the Academic Record, and Finding the Person in the Paper.
  9. *NEW DATE* IHS Casino Night (Thursday, April 27th). Donations of prizes–big and little–are needed for the IHS Casino Night on Thursday, April 27th. Could your business contribute something that an IHS senior would enjoy winning? If so, the prize committee would love hearing from you now. Please contact David Moreland, committee chair, at info@davidmoreland.com.
  10. Thinking Money, Financial Literacy Exhibit at TCPL (April 7-30th). TCPL, in partnership with the American Library Association and FINRA Investor Education Foundation, will host Thinking Money, an exhibit designed to improve financial literacy among tweens, teens, and their caregivers, April 3-30th in Library’s Avenue of Friends. Programs include: Thinking Money Exhibit kick-off (4/7), Get a Job! (4/10), ESL Snack & Chat (4/12), and Mad City Money (4/27).
  11. IHS Yearbooks on sale until May for $75. Buy your yearbook before it’s too late. To order a yearbook, go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter Ithaca High School’s code 8812.
  12. Does your teen need a summer job? Youth Employment Service (YES) program at the Ithaca Youth Bureau is currently recruiting teens for their annual summer jobs program, which puts nearly 200 teens in Tompkins County to work at over 70 businesses and organizations throughout the community. If interested in more information, please contact Beverly Stokes at 607-273-8364 or http://www.yesithaca.org/.
  13. Cornell Splash! (Saturday, April 29, 2017). Splash! is an amazing Saturday on Cornell’s campus when any 7th-12th grade student  can learn about any subject! Splash is a very open style of learning, designed to let students explore anything that they are passionate about.
  14. Save the Date–Screenagers (Monday, May 1st at 6:00pm in Kulp Auditorium). ICSD with IHS PTA will host a special showing of the documentary Sreenagers in Kulp Auditorium on May 1st at 6:00pm. Screenagers is about the impact of the digital age on children and how to minimize harmful effects and find balance. The film runtime is 68 minutes and is directed by Delaney Ruston, MD.
  15. Binghamton Summer College (July 16-28th). This summer, Binghamton University launches Binghamton Summer College, a two-week program that provides an early college experience for academically talented, rising high-school juniors and seniors. Scheduled Sunday, July 16 through Friday, July 28, the experience will offer students a preview into what college life at a premier public university is all about. Deadline is May 1st.
  16. Cornell University’s Summer College for High School Students (June 24-July 15th). Cornell’s Summer College is one of the longest running and most highly regarded pre-college academic programs in the U.S. Over 1,300 motivated high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors from around the world come to the Cornell campus each summer for an extraordinary academic and cultural experience. We offer programs during two three-week sessions. June 24–July 15. Deadline is May 5th.
  17. ISCD Budget Hearing Monday, May 8th. The BOE and ICSD leadership will host the annual Public Budget Hearing and Tele-Town Hall in an effort to engage the Ithaca community in the 2017-18 ICSD budget process. All student households will receive an invitation by phone to participate in a live conference call.
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March 29th

The following is a weekly “e-newsletter” containing announcements, events and opportunities happening at school and in our community for IHS students and families.  This weekly communication is a partnership between the IHS PTA and IHS itself to reach out to all families as it is our joint vision to support full engagement for ALL students at IHS.  This “e-newsletter” is informational only and is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Board of Education of the Ithaca City School District, the Superintendent of the ICSD or this school. If you have E-News to share, please send to enews.ihspta@gmail.com.

Ithaca High School PTA  “E-News” 3/29/2017

  1. IHS PTA Meeting (4/6)
  2. IHS PTA Direct Appeal Wrap-up (deadline 3/31)
  3. Questions for IHS Guidance Counselors
  4. IHS Code Red Robotics going to World Championships!
  5. IHS Spring Sports underway
  6. IHS “Getting into College” Night (4/24)
  7. IHS Casino Night (4/29, but donations needed NOW)
  8. Thinking Money at TCPL, (4/3-30)
  9. Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism community discussion (4/4)
  10. Youth Entrepreneurship Market (RSVP by 4/5)
  11. IHS Yearbooks on sale through May
  12. SEPTA Doug’s Fish Fry Fundraiser (4/13)
  13. Save the Date: Cornell Splash! (4/29)
  14. Binghamton Summer College (deadline 5/1)
  15. Cornell Summer College (deadline 5/5)

For more information, please visit: http://www.ihspta.info/wordpress/posts/march-29th/

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  1. IHS PTA Meeting (Thursday, April 6th, 5:30pm, IHS Activities Room). All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
  2. IHS PTA Direct Appeal Wraps up this Week (deadline Friday, March 31st). Fed up with fundraising?! To maximize impact and offer families a quick, easy way to contribute, the IHS PTA is running a Direct Appeal fundraiser for the month of March. No baking, no pestering relatives, no going door-to-door selling things that people don’t need to those who have probably supported your student(s) multiple times in the past! Simply make a donation where 100% of what you give goes directly to help the school community. Donations will help fund mini-grants for teachers, Junior and Senior awards, the Family Liaison Program, Link Crew, staff appreciation events, “The Guide” and “The Word.”All donations are tax-deductible. Any amount is very much appreciated and makes a difference. Donations can be mailed to or dropped off at the high school main office (1401 North Cayuga Street, Ithaca, NY 14850) on or before Friday, March 31st (cash or check payable to IHS PTA). If you would like a tax receipt sent to you, please fill out this form. Thank you very much for supporting the school!
  3. Questions for IHS Guidance Counselors. The PTA Council is meeting with DeWitt, Boynton, IHS, and LACS Guidance Counselors in April. We’ve been invited to submit a list of questions ahead of time for the counselors to address at the meeting. If you have any questions regarding student services and guidance counseling, requirements, courses, etc., please send them to our PTA Council Rep. Pat Fox (paf3@cornell.edu).
  4. IHS Code Red Robotics Qualifies for World Championships! On Sunday, March 26th, IHS Code Red Robotics, traveled to Suffern, NY where they competed against 47 other FIRST teams from around the world. In an alliance with two other teams, IHS Code Red won the Hudson Valley regional competition, qualifying them for the World Championships in St. Louis, April 26-29th.  Checkout 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition STEAMWORKS Game Animation. Congratulations Team 639!
  5. IHS Spring Sports underway! Be sure to check out IHS Digital Sports and follow all of the action for our student-athletes in lacrosse, baseball, softball, tennis, and track and field.
  6. IHS “Getting into College” Night (Monday, April 24th, 6:00pm, Kulp Auditorium). This program is open to all students (grades 9-11) and their families. Attendance is highly recommended! Come and hear advice from Sharon Gublo, IHS Student Serives and Admissions counselors from Binghamton University, Ithaca College, and Cornell University. Topics include: The High School’s Role in the Admission Process, Narrowing the Choices, Student as Consumer, Role of the Academic Record, and Finding the Person in the Paper.
  7. IHS Casino Night (Saturday, April 29th). Donations of prizes–big and little–are needed for the IHS Casino Night on Saturday, April 29th. Could your business contribute something that an IHS senior would enjoy winning? If so, the prize committee would love hearing from you now. Please contact David Moreland, committee chair, at info@davidmoreland.com.
  8. Thinking Money, Financial Literacy Exhibit at TCPL (April 3-30th). TCPL, in partnership with the American Library Association and FINRA Investor Education Foundation, will host Thinking Money, an exhibit designed to improve financial literacy among tweens, teens, and their caregivers, April 3-30th in Library’s Avenue of Friends. Programs include: Cutting Your College Costs (4/3), Thinking Money Exhibit kick-off (4/7), Get a Job! (4/10), ESL Snack & Chat (4/12), and Mad City Money (4/27).
  9. Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism: An Ithaca Response (April 4th, 6:30pm at Just Be Cause Center, 1013 W. State St.). Religiously-based hate crimes are on the rise. In response, the Ithaca Coalition for Unity and Cooperation in the Middle East (ICUCME) will host a discussion of Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism at their April 4th Dinner Conversation Series. The evening will include a vegetarian potluck, community discussion, and an ice cream social.
  10. Youth Entrepreneurship Market (RSVP by April 5th, event on May 20th). The Youth Entrepreneurship Market (YEM) is a NEW community program launched in partnership with New Roots Charter School. The program brings together students and local entrepreneurs , helping students bring a product or business idea to life, culminating in an open-air community market held at Press Bay Alley on May 20th at 11:00am. To participate in the market, a student (grades 4-12) and an adult must attend the training sessions on April 8th and April 29th from 10:00am-12:00pm at REV: Ithaca Startup Works. RSVP by April 5th (YEMithaca@gmail.com or 607-319-2904).
  11. IHS Yearbooks on sale until May for $75. Buy your yearbook before it’s too late. To order a yearbook, go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter Ithaca High School’s code 8812. If you want to appear in the book and have any pictures of your at work or volunteering be sure to send them to ithaca.yearbook@gmail.com.
  12. Ithaca Special Education PTA’s Doug’s Fish Fry ToGo Fundraiser (Thursday, April 13th). Eat awesome fish fry and help raise funds for ICSD’s Special Education PTA. Doug’s Fish Fry ToGo will be available on Thursday, April 13th from 11:00am-6:00pm at Ithaca Tractor Supply (378 Elmira Rd.). Order at the truck or call to place a pick-up order at 607-423-5996 (phone orders until 4:00pm). Thank you for supporting SEPTA!
  13. Save the date: Cornell Splash! (April 29, 2017). Splash! is an amazing Saturday on Cornell’s campus when any 7th-12th grade student  can learn about any subject! Splash is a very open style of learning, designed to let students explore anything that they are passionate about.
  14. Binghamton Summer College (July 16-28th). This summer, Binghamton University launches Binghamton Summer College, a two-week program that provides an early college experience for academically talented, rising high-school juniors and seniors. Scheduled Sunday, July 16 through Friday, July 28, the experience will offer students a preview into what college life at a premier public university is all about. Deadline is May 1st.
  15. Cornell University’s Summer College for High School Students (June 24-July 15th). Cornell’s Summer College is one of the longest running and most highly regarded pre-college academic programs in the U.S. Over 1,300 motivated high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors from around the world come to the Cornell campus each summer for an extraordinary academic and cultural experience. We offer programs during two three-week sessions. June 24–July 15. Deadline is May 5th.
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