December 13th

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 12/13/2017

  1. IHS Daily Announcements
  2. Fall 2017 PSAT Scores (12/11-12/13)
  3. IHS Winter Orchestra Concert (12/14)
  4. PSAT 10 (registration deadline 12/15)
  5. IHS Craft Fair (12/15)
  6. IHS Winter Choral Concert (12/19)
  7. TCPL Young Adult Book Club (12/20)
  8. IHS Ski Club (deadline 12/22)
  9. Winter Recess (12/25-1/1)
  10. ICSD Almuna Cristina Cutts Dougherty concert (1/12)
  11. R2P’s Pippin (1/12-14)
  12. Constance Saltonstall Foundation Teacher Retreat (due 1/20)
  13. FABG Mini-Grants (due 2/1)
  14. College Financial Aid for 2018-19
  15. Upcoming SAT, SAT Subject Tests, ACT, and AP dates

For more information, please visit: http://www.ihspta.info/wordpress/posts/december-13th/

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  1. IHS Daily Announcements. Keep up with the IHS daily news, clubs, opportunities and checkout the IHS Daily Announcements. Pro tip–some students are not the best in sharing school information.
  1. Did your student take the PSAT this Fall? PSAT scores released December 11-13th. Check scores here.
  1. IHS Winter Orchestra Concert (Thursday, December 14th, 7:30-9:00pm). All are welcome to attend the IHS Winter Orchestra Concert this Thursday in the IHS Kulp Auditorium.
  1. PSAT 10–Sophomores only–(register by Friday, December 15th). All sophomores interested in taking the PSAT 10, please see Ms. Sullivan in the College and Career Center to register. There is a $16 fee to take the exam and you must register by Friday, December 15th. The exam will be given on Friday, April 20, 2018. Practice booklets will be given out once we receive them.
  1. 39th Annual IHS Craft Fair (Friday, December 15th, 9:00am-2:00pm). The 39th Annual IHS Craft Fair will take place on Friday, December 15th from 9:00am-2:00pm in IHS’s Activities building. This event features gift items and food sold by IHS clubs and community vendors, and is open to IHS students (during free periods) and their immediate families.
  1. IHS Winter Choral Concert (Tuesday, December 19th, 7:30-9:00pm). All are welcome to attend the IHS Winter Choral Concert in the IHS Kulp Auditorium.
  1. TCPL Young Adult Book Club (Wednesday, December 20th, 4:30-5:30pm). Tompkins County Public Library invites young adults grades 6 through 12 to read and discuss Sharon Cameron’s book, The Forgetting. Free copies of the book are available for participants from the Teen Services Librarian, Regina DeMauro. The group will meet December 20, from 4:30 to 5:30 PM in the Teen Center. This book club meets monthly, and each participant in November’s group will also receive a copy of All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr, which will be discussed at the Young Adult Book Club meeting in January. For more information, contact Teen Librarian Regina DeMauro.
  1. IHS Ski Club is still accepting participants (last day to sign up December 22nd). Forms and payment can be turned into Mr. Noyes in room G-116 or Mr. Breigle in room E-16. The last day we can accept students into the club is December 22, 2017. Again this year, if you are a season pass holder you can be a member of ski club even if you don’t ski with us on Thursdays. With a season pass IHS students can register for free at http://greekpeak.net/group- programs/school-programs/regis tration. Registration will help benefit the club, and they will be entered into a drawing for a $50.00 gift card for Greek Peak sponsored by the club. One Ithaca High School student who is registered will be randomly selected after the December 22nd deadline.
  1. ICSD Winter Recess (Monday, December 25th-Monday, January 1st). Enjoy, rest up and enjoy Winter festivities. If you play Winter sports, drag out of bed for those early practices and games. Catch a game over break and check out the schedule. GLR!
  1. ICSD Alumna Performs Free Concert (Friday, January 12th, 7:30pm). The Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG), an affiliate of IPEI, announces a special free concert at HS Performing Arts Center, on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Funded by a FABG mini-grant, Ithaca City School District (ICSD) former student Cristina Cutts Dougherty will return to teach ICSD students and perform a special tuba recital concert. Cutts Dougherty will also be a soloist at the free Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Boynton Middle School concert also held at the Performing Arts Center. As a part of her residency, DeWitt and Boynton Middle School bands and Ithaca High band members will meet with her. Students at Boynton and Ithaca High will also have in-school lessons. For more information.
  2. R2P’s Pippen (January 12-14th). Produced in collaboration with Circus Culture, be sure and check out Running to Places (R2P)’s Pippin at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts Friday, January 12 through Sunday, January 14th. Tickets available online or at the door as available.
  1. Constance Saltonstall Foundation Teacher Retreat (deadline January 20th). The Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts in partnership with the Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG) is offering a creative retreat for ICSD teachers during the February (2/17-21) and March (3/24-28) school breaks. The FREE program is a residency-type retreat in the following disciplines: creative writing, photography/film/video, and painting/sculpture/visual art. Teachers are selected through a lottery system. Application deadline is January 20th.
  1. Fine Arts Boosters Group Mini-Grant (deadline February 1, 2018). The next mini-grant deadline is February 1, 2018. Email FABGgrants@ipei.org or check the Fine Arts Booster Group website at www.fabgithaca.org/receive for an online application.
  1. College Financial Aid–Has your student completed their financial aid forms for the 2018-19 academic year? The FAFSA may be filed beginning October 1, 2017. The sooner the better is key. Links to FAFSA, NYS TAP, and CSS Profile. Excelsior Scholarship for Fall 2018 term will be available June 2018. Every bit helps!

Bonus: here is the link to Barbie Bargher’s Financial Aid Night presentation at IHS (October 23, 2017). LOTS of great information.

  1. Upcoming SAT, SAT Subject Tests, ACT, and AP dates. If you want to fast forward and plan for May/June 2018, here are the links for the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, ACT, and AP test dates. You can find upcoming test dates, registration dates, etc. Note: AP tests are coordinated through IHS Student Services. Look for an AP test email/robocall after the first of the year.

 

 

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December 6th

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” 12/06/2017

  1. Morning Munch (12/7)-goodies needed
  2. IHS Daily Announcements
  3. IHS Yearbook Senior Portraits & Quotes (due 12/6)
  4. IHS Yearbook seeks unique student profiles
  5. Music for the Ages (12/9)
  6. Literary Ornament Making Party (12/11)
  7. PSAT 10 (registration deadline 12/15)
  8. IHS Craft Fair (12/15)
  9. TCPL Young Adult Book Club (12/20)
  10. ICSD Almuna Cristina Cutts Dougherty concert (1/12)
  11. Constance Saltonstall Foundation Teacher Retreat (due 1/20)
  12. FABG Mini-Grants (due 2/1)

For more information, please visit: http://www.ihspta.info/wordpress/posts/december-6th/

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  1. Morning Munch (Thursday, December 7th). Donations of food are needed for Thursday, December 7th for Morning Munch–breakfast compliments of parents. Repeatedly, 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 on Thursday morning or dropped off in the Main Office. Please contact one of the coordinators if you need to arrange an earlier drop off.
  1. IHS Daily Announcements. Keep up with the IHS daily news, clubs, opportunities and checkout the IHS Daily Announcements. Pro tip–some students are not the best in sharing school information.
  1. IHS Yearbook Senior Portraits due December 6th. The Yearbook Club would like you to know the following: 1) Senior Portraits and quotes are due December 6th and can be emailed to ithaca.yearbook@gmail.com; 2) 2017-18 IHS Yearbook currently on sale for $65–prices increases to $75 end of January; 3) families who receive free/reduced lunch please bring a check for $45 made out to IHS Annual and bring to Marilyn Reitenbach’s Office (G114) by December 15th. If there are extra books once the school year is over, the price for free and reduced lunch will be offered again; to order a yearbook, click this link and enter school code 8812. Thanks!
  1. IHS Yearbook Seeks Unique Hobby/Interest Feature. In this year’s Annual (Yearbook) we will be doing features of individuals from each class. If your child has a hidden talent or does something really unique and they are interested in being one of the people featured in their class’ section, reply to this email with the following information for a chance to be featured in the 2018 yearbook! Need: Name of your child; Interest/hobby/talent/pursuit your child is engaged in; when they participate; where they participate; what drives your child/how they benefit; please send a photo of your child engaged in this activity.
  2. Music for the Ages (Saturday, December 9th, 7:00pm). All are welcome to attend Music for the Ages – Benefit for Musicians for World Harmony in Ithaca on Saturday, December 9th at 7:00pm (Coltivare, 235 South Cayuga Street). Learn how music unlocks the stories of our elders and those living with dementia, and helps people of all ages to find their voices!
  1. TCPL hosting Intergenerational Literary Ornament Making Party (Monday, December 11th, 5:00-7:0pm). All ages are welcome to drop in to create a holiday ornament based on a literary theme! Materials will be provided; just bring your imagination! We will have several types of ornaments available to make, to suit a variety of craft ability levels. RSVPs are appreciated, but not required. Contact Cady to reserve a space, or for more information.
  1. PSAT 10–Sophomores only–(register by Friday, December 15th). All sophomores interested in taking the PSAT 10, please see Ms. Sullivan in the College and Career Center to register. There is a $16 fee to take the exam and you must register by Friday, December 15th. The exam will be given on Friday, April 20, 2018. Practice booklets will be given out once we receive them.
  1. 39th Annual IHS Craft Fair (Friday, December 15th). The 39th Annual IHS Craft Fair will take place on Friday, December 15th from 9:00am-2:00pm in IHS’s Activities building. This event features gift items and food sold by IHS clubs and community vendors, and is open to IHS students (during free periods) and their immediate families. We are currently looking for vendors from our IHS community to sell inexpensive gift items to students and staff members. Please email Alice Linton at alinton@icsd.k12.ny.us if you are interested or if you have any questions.
  1. TCPL Young Adult Book Club (Wednesday, December 20th, 4:30-5:30pm). Tompkins County Public Library invites young adults grades 6 through 12 to read and discuss Sharon Cameron’s book, The Forgetting. Free copies of the book are available for participants from the Teen Services Librarian, Regina DeMauro. The group will meet December 20, from 4:30 to 5:30 PM in the Teen Center. This book club meets monthly, and each participant in November’s group will also receive a copy of All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr, which will be discussed at the Young Adult Book Club meeting in January. For more information, contact Teen Librarian Regina DeMauro.
  1. ICSD Alumna Performs Free Concert (Friday, January 12th, 7:30pm). The Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG), an affiliate of IPEI, announces a special free concert at HS Performing Arts Center, on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Funded by a FABG mini-grant, Ithaca City School District (ICSD) former student Cristina Cutts Dougherty will return to teach ICSD students and perform a special tuba recital concert. Cutts Dougherty will also be a soloist at the free Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Boynton Middle School concert also held at the Performing Arts Center. As a part of her residency, DeWitt and Boynton Middle School bands and Ithaca High band members will meet with her. Students at Boynton and Ithaca High will also have in-school lessons.  For more information.
  1. Constance Saltonstall Foundation Teacher Retreat (deadline January 20th). The Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts in partnership with the Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG) is offering a creative retreat for ICSD teachers during the February (2/17-21) and March (3/24-28) school breaks. The FREE program is a residency-type retreat in the following disciplines: creative writing, photography/film/video, and painting/sculpture/visual art. Teachers are selected through a lottery system. Application deadline is January 20th.
  1. Fine Arts Boosters Group Mini-Grant (deadline February 1, 2018). The next mini-grant deadline is February 1, 2018. Email FABGgrants@ipei.org or check the Fine Arts Booster Group website at www.fabgithaca.org/receive  for an online application.

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November 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” 11/29/2017

  1. IHS Daily Announcements
  2. Cut & Paste (Slivers) (11/30-12/2)
  3. IHS String Quartet rocks The Beatles (12/1)
  4. Climates of Change (12/1-4)
  5. Handball Tournament (12/2)–benefits the Class of 2018
  6. TOGO Awards (12/2)
  7. TCPL Maker Program (12/5)
  8. IHS Yearbook Senior Portraits (due 12/6)
  9. IHS Yearbook seeks unique student profiles
  10. Music for the Ages (12/9)
  11. PSAT 10 (registration deadline 12/15)
  12. IHS Craft Fair (12/15)
  13. Constance Saltonstall Foundation Teacher Retreat (due 1/20)
  14. FABG Mini-Grants (due 2/1)

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

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  1. IHS Daily Announcements. Keep up with the IHS daily news, clubs, opportunities and checkout the IHS Daily Announcements. Pro tip–some students are not the best in sharing school information.
  1. Cut and Paste (Slivers) (November 30-December 2). “Cut and Paste” fuses slivered dances into a cohesive concert. “The show is an unexpected, cut-loose journey,” said Jumay Chu, who is one of the concert’s choreographers, as well as its director. “There is a mix of about fifteen short pieces choreographed by our dance composition students, solos, duets, sextets layered between other dance configurations.” Performances of “Cut and Paste (Slivers)” will be in the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts Class of ’56 Dance Theatre November 30, December 1, and December 2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at schwartztickets.com or at the Schwartz Center box office.
  1. IHS String Quartet to Join the Pros (Friday, December 1, 2017). Beatles vs. Stones — A Musical Showdown comes to the State Theatre of Ithaca on Friday, December 1st. The show pits Rolling Stones tribute band Satisfaction against rival Abbey Road in an all-out musical showdown for rock dominance. Each band recruited their own local high school string quartet to help push their side to victory. The Ithaca High String Quartet will perform with Abbey Road and the New Roots Charter Quartet will join Satisfaction. IHS seniors Shuah Jang, Ana Luisa McCullough, Nisha Sweet and Owen Crane will join Abbey Road for the songs “Eleanor Rigby,” “Yesterday,” “A Day in the Life,” “Hello Goodbye,” and “Hey Jude.” Tickets are $26-$55 and may be purchased online at www.stateofithaca.org, by phone at 607-277-8283 or at the Theatre Box Office. The Box Office is open Wednesday-Friday from 12:00-5:00pm. The show is appropriate for all ages.
  1. Climates of Change (December 1-4). Experimental performances urge action against climate change. The play is created from stories told by various communities throughout Tompkins County about global warming: the controversies, the science, the economic impacts, and the different ways this crisis affects diverse populations. Delivered in the style of a Living Newspaper, a theatrical form popularized during the Federal Theatre Project of the 1930s, this project is funded by a grant from Engaged Cornell and created in collaboration with climatologist Toby Ault. All performances free and open to the public. Multiple performance times and spaces: December 1 (7:30pm, Schwartz Center), December 2nd (2:00pm, Enfield Valley Grange & 7:30pm, Schwartz Center), December 3rd (7:30pm, CSMA), and December 4th (1:00pm, G10 Biotech).
  1. Annual Handball Tournament (Saturday, December 2nd). The tournament is open to all I.H.S. students and staff. Check your school e-mail for information on how to sign up! The cost is $25 per team of up to 8 players, and goes to supporting the senior class. Let’s give the Class of 2018 some love!
  1. Town-Gown Awards (TOGO) Ceremony (Saturday, December 2nd, 9:30-11:30am). The TOGO Awards celebrate the connections between Cornell University and local communities and highlight the achievements of local leaders who have left or are leaving high-profile positions.
  1. TCPL to Host Maker Afternoon Programs for Teens and Adults (Tuesday, December 5th). Tompkins County Public Library will host programs in the Makerspace for teens and adults on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. The teen program will run from 4:30-5:30 PM, and the adult program will run from 5:30-6:30 PM. Participants in both programs will have a chance to create a custom keychain using our 3D printers and an embroidered stuffie using the embroidery machine and sewing machines. This program gives the community an opportunity to participate in the first programs to be held in the new Makerspace, part of the renovations funded by the 21st Century Library Campaign. Space is limited, and registration is required.
  1. IHS Yearbook Senior Portraits due December 6th. The Yearbook Club would like you to know the following: 1) Senior Portraits are due December 6th and can be emailed to ithaca.yearbook@gmail.com; 2) 2017-18 IHS Yearbook currently on sale for $65–prices increases to $75 end of January; 3) families who receive free/reduced lunch please bring a check for $45 made out to IHS Annual and bring to Marilyn Reitenbach’s Office (G114) by December 15th. If there are extra books once the school year is over, the price for free and reduced lunch will be offered again; to order a yearbook, click this link and enter school code 8812. Thanks!
  1. IHS Yearbook Seeks Unique Hobby/Interest Feature. In this year’s Annual (Yearbook) we will be doing features of individuals from each class. If your child has a hidden talent or does something really unique and they are interested in being one of the people featured in their class’ section, reply to this email with the following information for a chance to be featured in the 2018 yearbook!   Need: Name of your child; Interest/hobby/talent/pursuit your child is engaged in; when they participate; where they participate; what drives your child/how they benefit; please send a photo of your child engaged in this activity.
  2. Music for the Ages (Saturday, December 9th, 7:00pm). All are welcome to attend Music for the Ages – Benefit for Musicians for World Harmony in Ithaca on Saturday, December 9th at 7:00pm (Coltivare, 235 South Cayuga Street). Learn how music unlocks the stories of our elders and those living with dementia, and helps people of all ages to find their voices!
  1. PSAT 10–Sophomores only–(register by Friday, December 15th). All sophomores interested in taking the PSAT 10, please see Ms. Sullivan in the College and Career Center to register. There is a $16 fee to take the exam and you must register by Friday, December 15th. The exam will be given on Friday, April 20, 2018. Practice booklets will be given out once we receive them.
  1. 39th Annual IHS Craft Fair (Friday, December 15th). The 39th Annual IHS Craft Fair will take place on Friday, December 15th from 9:00am-2:00pm in IHS’s Activities building. This event features gift items and food sold by IHS clubs and community vendors, and is open to IHS students (during free periods) and their immediate families. We are currently looking for vendors from our IHS community to sell inexpensive gift items to students and staff members. Please email Alice Linton at alinton@icsd.k12.ny.us if you are interested or if you have any questions.
  1. Constance Saltonstall Foundation Teacher Retreat (deadline January 20th). The Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts in partnership with the Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG) is offering a creative retreat for ICSD teachers during the February (2/17-21) and March (3/24-28) school breaks. The FREE program is a residency-type retreat in the following disciplines: creative writing, photography/film/video, and painting/sculpture/visual art. Teachers are selected through a lottery system. Application deadline is January 20th.
  1. Fine Arts Boosters Group Mini-Grant (deadline February 1, 2018). The next mini-grant deadline is February 1, 2018. Email FABGgrants@ipei.org or check the Fine Arts Booster Group website at www.fabgithaca.org/receive for an online application.
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November 22nd

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” 11/22/2017

  1. IHS PTA Volunteer(s) Needed (during Spring)–The Guide
  2. IHS Daily Announcements
  3. IHS Class of 2019 leadership
  4. Thanksgiving Recess–no school (11/22-24)
  5. Happy Birthday Cass! (11/25)
  6. Cut & Paste (Slivers) (11/30-12/2)
  7. IHS String Quartet rocks The Beatles (12/1)
  8. Climates of Change (12/1-4)
  9. TOGO Awards (12/2)
  10. IHS Yearbook Senior Portraits (due 12/6)
  11. Music for the Ages (12/9)
  12. IHS Craft Fair (12/15)
  13. Constance Saltonstall Foundation Teacher Retreat (due 1/20)
  14. FABG Mini-Grants (due 2/1)

For more information, please visit: http://www.ihspta.info/wordpress/posts/november-22nd/

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  1. IHS PTA volunteer(s) needed for The Guide. The Guide is a very handy booklet with IHS contacts and directory information. A terrific reference for families. If you enjoy design layout and have some time to spare in the Spring, we would love to hear from you! If interested or want to learn more, please contact either co-president Kate Supron (katesupron@gmail.com) or Monica Touesnard (mtouesnard@yahoo.com)
  2. IHS Daily Announcements. Keep up with the IHS daily news, clubs, opportunities and checkout the IHS Daily Announcements. Pro tip–some students are not the best in sharing school information.
  1. Hello from the Class of 2019! This year, for the Class of 2019, the elected representatives are Vaynu Kadiyali as President, Irena Rosenberg as Vice President, Joseph (Seong Hoon) Yoon as Secretary, and Andrew Kim as Treasurer. We are very excited to be assuming these leadership positions and can’t wait for more of the year to come! As class officers, we wanted to reach out to parents/guardians in order to inform them of our goals this year. We have already had one class wide meeting, which served as an informational session about what needs to be planned for junior year. Our major goals for this year may be placed into two general categories: fundraising and social events (our primary social event being the junior prom). If you have any suggestions, comments, questions or know of any highly beneficial fundraisers that could benefit the class of 2019 please feel free to email any one of the class officers or our advisor Karl Mellander.
  1. Thanksgiving Recess (no school November 22nd-24th). A time to be thankful, sleep-in, and enjoy the school break. Enjoy your Thanksgiving Recess!
  1. Happy 45th Birthday Cass Park (Saturday, November 25th). The Cass Park Arena celebrates its 45th anniversary this month. Join us to celebrate 45 years of fun, fitness and friendships on Saturday, November 25. We will sing “Happy Birthday” during the public ice skating session, 2:30-5:15 pm. Cake will be ceremonially cut and served at 3:45 pm. Youth Bureau Director, Liz Klohmann encourages everyone to attend, “Cass Park is a local treasure for kids, families and everyone in our community. It’s skating season and we hope to see you on Saturday to celebrate 45 years of providing fun and healthy activities.”
  1. Cut and Paste (Slivers) (November 30-December 2). “Cut and Paste” fuses slivered dances into a cohesive concert. “The show is an unexpected, cut-loose journey,” said Jumay Chu, who is one of the concert’s choreographers, as well as its director. There is a mix of about fifteen short pieces choreographed by our dance composition student’s solos, duets, sextets, layered between other dance configurations. Performances of “Cut and Paste (Slivers)” will be in the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts Class of ’56 Dance Theatre November 30, December 1, and December 2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at schwartztickets.com or at the Schwartz Center box office.
  1. IHS String Quartet to Join the Pros (Friday, December 1, 2017). Beatles vs. Stones“ A Musical Showdown comes to the State Theatre of Ithaca on Friday, December 1st. The show pits Rolling Stones tribute band Satisfaction against rival Abbey Road in an all-out musical showdown for rock dominance. Each band recruited their own local high school string quartet to help push their side to victory. The Ithaca High String Quartet will perform with Abbey Road and the New Roots Charter Quartet will join Satisfaction. IHS seniors Shuah Jang, Ana Luisa McCullough, Nisha Sweet and Owen Crane will join Abbey Road for the songs “Eleanor Rigby,” “Yesterday,” “A Day in the Life,” “Hello Goodbye,” and “Hey Jude.” Tickets are $26-$55 and may be purchased online at www.stateofithaca.org, by phone at 607-277-8283 or at the Theatre Box Office. The Box Office is open Wednesday-Friday from 12:00-5:00pm. The show is appropriate for all ages.
  1. Climates of Change (December 1-4). Experimental performances urge action against climate change. The play is created from stories told by various communities throughout Tompkins County about global warming: the controversies, the science, the economic impacts, and the different ways this crisis affects diverse populations. Delivered in the style of a Living Newspaper, a theatrical form popularized during the Federal Theatre Project of the 1930s, this project is funded by a grant from Engaged Cornell and created in collaboration with climatologist Toby Ault. All performances free and open to the public. Multiple performance times and spaces: December 1 (7:30pm, Schwartz Center), December 2nd (2:00pm, Enfield Valley Grange & 7:30pm, Schwartz Center), December 3rd (7:30pm, CSMA), and December 4th (1:00pm, G10 Biotech).
  1. Town-Gown Awards (TOGO) Ceremony (Saturday, December 2nd, 9:30-11:30am). The TOGO Awards celebrate the connections between Cornell University and local communities and highlight the achievements of local leaders who have left or are leaving high-profile positions.
  1. IHS Yearbook Senior Portraits due December 6th. The Yearbook Club would like you to know the following: 1) Senior Portraits are due December 6th and can be emailed to ithaca.yearbook@gmail.com; 2) 2017-18 IHS Yearbook currently on sale for $65–prices increases to $75 end of January; 3) families who receive free/reduced lunch please bring a check for $45 made out to IHS Annual and bring to Marilyn Reitenbach’s Office (G114) by December 15th. If there are extra books once the school year is over, the price for free and reduced lunch will be offered again; to order a yearbook, click this link and enter school code 8812. Thanks!
  1. Music for the Ages (Saturday, December 9th, 7:00pm). All are welcome to attend Music for the Ages – Benefit for Musicians for World Harmony in Ithaca on Saturday, December 9th at 7:00pm (Coltivare, 235 South Cayuga Street). Learn how music unlocks the stories of our elders and those living with dementia, and helps people of all ages to find their voices!
  1. 39th Annual IHS Craft Fair (Friday, December 15th). The 39th Annual IHS Craft Fair will take place on Friday, December 15th from 9:00am-2:00pm in IHS’s Activities building. This event features gift items and food sold by IHS clubs and community vendors, and is open to IHS students (during free periods) and their immediate families. We are currently looking for vendors from our IHS community to sell inexpensive gift items to students and staff members. Please email Alice Linton at alinton@icsd.k12.ny.us if you are interested or if you have any questions.
  1. Constance Saltonstall Foundation Teacher Retreat (deadline January 20th). The Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts in partnership with the Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG) is offering a creative retreat for ICSD teachers during the February (2/17-21) and March (3/24-28) school breaks. The FREE program is a residency-type retreat in the following disciplines: creative writing, photography/film/video, and painting/sculpture/visual art. Teachers are selected through a lottery system. Application deadline is January 20th.
  1. Fine Arts Boosters Group Mini-Grant (deadline February 1, 2018). The next mini-grant deadline is February 1, 2018. Email FABGgrants@ipei.org or check the Fine Arts Booster Group website at www.fabgithaca.org/receive for an online application.
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