September 19th

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 9/19/18

  1. First IHS PTA Meeting of the year (9/27)
  2. Join the IHS PTA
  3. IHS Daily Announcements
  4. Reminder: Attendance Office is in the Activities Building
  5. IHS Homecoming Dance (9/22)- tickets are advance sale
  6. Upcoming IHS College Visits
  7. Seniors: IHS Financial Aid Night (10/15)
  8. IHS Clubs
  9. IHS Fall Sports underway – checkout ScheduleGalaxy
  10. IHS Athletic Booster Association (next meeting 9/20)
  11. IPEI, FABG, and IthacaSTEM
  12. Common App (opened 8/1) & FAFSA (opens 10/1)
  13. TC3 College Fair (10/16; sign-up by 9/28)
  14. 2018-19 SAT & ACT dates
  15. PSAT (10/10)
  16. TCPL Teen Writing Workshop (Fridays 9/14-12/14)
  17. R2P Auditions (9/27-10/7)
  18. Enclose Cass Park Extravaganza (11/3)
  19. Save the Date: Splash! (11/10)

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  1. First PTA Meeting of the year (Thursday, September 27th at 7:00pm, Activities Room). Another year and another opportunity to get involved with our terrific (and chill) IHS PTA. All are welcome to attend, become a member, eat tasty snacks, and hear about great programs for our students and teachers. Principal Jason Trumble will attend September 27th’s meeting.
  1. Join the IHS PTA! Your membership and donations are essential in supporting our students, our teachers and our school by funding Mini Grants for teachers, the Open House, The Word, the Healthy Snack Program, Achievement Awards, the Staff Appreciation Luncheon, Morning Munch and our Programming. Please consider joining each member in your household, including your students. You can join securely on-line at our new MemberHub Store. Be sure to scroll down on this site to add an extra donation to your shopping basket. You can print and complete the 2018-2019 membership form using the form attached below and sending it into the main office in an envelope marked PTA – membership. Please do not send in loose checks as they tend to get lost. Thank you all for your support!
  1. IHS Daily Announcements. We love our students, but sometimes they are not the best at sharing information. Check out IHS Daily Announcements to follow daily IHS news & updates.
  1. Reminder–IHS Attendance Office is in the Activities Building. No longer located in the Main Building.
  1. IHS Homecoming Dance (Saturday, September 22nd 7:00-9:00pm, IHS Cafeteria). This is IHS’ first dance of the year and we hope to see a huge turnout! This dance is casual and is by far the lowest ticket cost, so it’s a great dance to start with! To purchase a ticket, students need to complete a Dance Contract. You and your student(s) may fill this out online here OR bring a signed hard copy to the ticket table. They are available in the Main Office. Tickets are on sale IN ADVANCE ONLY–this week Wednesday, Thursday or Friday during lunch periods in the cafeteria. Tickets are $5 on Wednesday (early bird) and $8 Thursday and Friday. If your student receives free or reduced lunch, the ticket price is $2.50.
  1. Upcoming IHS College Visits (College & Career Office/Main Office):
  • University of Connecticut, September 20th at 8:55am
  • Wells College, September 20th at 9:45am
  • SUNY Delhi, September 25th at 8:55am
  • SUNY Oswego, September 27th at 9:45am
  • University of Vermont, October 1st at 1:07pm
  • Lawrence Technological University, October 1st at 1:57pm
  • Keuka College, October 2nd at 10:37am
  • Alfred University, October 3rd at 8:55am
  • Stevens Institute of Technology, October 4th at 11:27am
  1. Seniors: Financial Aid Night (Monday, October 15th, 6:00-7:30pm, York Lecture Hall). Our financial aid night will be presented by Barbie Bargher, Assistant Director of Student Financial Services at Ithaca College. She will provide financial aid information to seniors and their families. Please do not miss out on this important event. Hope to see you there.
  1. IHS Clubs. IHS has something for everyone! Get involved, meet some new people, and have fun. For a complete list check out this link.
  1. IHS Fall Sports are underway! Cheer on our students athletes and follow athletic events schedule on ScheduleGalaxy.
  1. IHS Athletic Booster Association (next meeting September 20th at 7:00pm, Activities Room). If your student plays modified, JV, or Varsity sports, consider the Ithaca High School Athletic Booster Association. Meeting plug–Sports Boosters meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00pm in the Activities Room (next meeting is September 20th at 7:00pm).
  1. IPEI supports ICSD and the community. Ithaca Public Education Initiative (IPEI) believes the education of every student in the Ithaca City School District (ICSD) is enhanced through community connections and support. Applications for Red and Gold Grants, Teacher Grants, and Connecting Classrooms Grants are due by midnight on October 10, January 9, and March 20. IPEI affiliates: The Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG) works in partnership with the ICSD to advocate, support and celebrate all the arts for all the kids. IthacaSTEM Advocates is devoted to fostering the appreciation, knowledge, and application of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by encouraging involvement in STEM-related activities, clubs, teams, events, and classes in the ICSD.
  1. College Application Dates for Seniors (Class of 2019). Heads up on two important colleges application dates…Common App opened August 1, 2018 and FAFSA opens October 1, 2018.
  1. TC-3 College Fair (Tuesday, October 16th; permission slip deadline is Wednesday, September 28th) Juniors and seniors interested in attending the TC-3 College Fair on Tuesday, October 16th. Please pick up your permission slips in the Main Office/College & Career. The deadline for returning your permission slips is Wednesday, September 26th. The college fair will also have an evening session from 6:00-8:00 pm for students wishing to attend with their parents. Ithaca High School will not provide transportation for the evening session.
  1. 2018-19 SAT and ACT. 2018-19 dates posted for 2018-19 SAT and ACT. Registration deadline for November 3rd SAT is October 5th. Registration deadline for October 27th ACT is September 28th).
  1. PSAT (Class of 2020 PSAT, Wednesday, October 10th ). IHS will administer the PSAT to 11th grade students on Wednesday, October 10th and students should report to the gym by 8:55am. If you have questions, checkout the summer mailing (flier inside) or contact Brenda Sullivan at 607-274-2218.
  1. TCPL Teen Writing Workshop (Fridays September 21st-December 14th, 4:30-5:30pm). Teens (grades 6-12) can flex their creative muscles in TCPL’s weekly after school writing workshops. Sign up for a couple or take them all – each week will be something a little different but attendance at all sessions is not required. These one-hour classes will be led by Writopia-trained students from Ithaca College. No class on October 19, November 16, or November 23. For more information contact Teen Services Librarian Regina (rdemauro@tcpl.org).
  1. R2P Auditions (September 27th-October 7th). It’s time to launch Running to Places (R2P) 2018-19 Season and that means auditions are coming soon! If you are, or if you know someone in grades 6-12, pop over to www.runningtoplaces.org for all the details and to sign up. 2018-19 shows include: Annie, Newsies, Alice in Wonderland, The Wiz, and Mamma Mia!
  1. Enclose Cass Extravaganza (Saturday, November 3rd). The Friends of the Ithaca Youth Bureau will host the second annual community event for all ages on Saturday, November 3 to benefit the Cass Park Arena Enclosure Campaign supporting upgrades that will retain the arena’s traditional charm while making it more sustainable and successful. Events: Food Truck and Bake Sale (12 noon to 7 pm); Skate-a-thon–collect donations per lap or minute in advance or on Nov. 3 (2:30 to 5:15 pm); Broomball–fun games for teams or individuals paying entry fee (5:30 to 10 pm); Silent Auction and Raffle – Cass Park lobby (3 to 8 pm). Advance registration is recommended for Broomball. Let us know if you’d like to help! To learn more, visit The Cass Park Campaign Facebook page. To ask questions or get involved, contact Mary Grainger at mmgithaca@aol.com or 280-4380.
  1. Save the Date: Splash! at Cornell Fall 2018 (Saturday, November 10th). Splash! brings area 7th-12th grade students to the Cornell campus for one day each semester to take “teach anything, learn anything” classes taught by Cornell undergrads. Look for more information in the coming weeks about first-come, first-serve student registration.
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September 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 9/12/18

  1. First IHS PTA Meeting of the year (9/27)
  2. IHS Daily Announcements
  3. IHS Picture Day (9/14 & 9/17)
  4. IHS Picture Day Volunteers Needed (9/14 & 9/17)
  5. Upcoming IHS College Visits
  6. IHS Fall Sports underway – checkout ScheduleGalaxy
  7. IHS Clubs
  8. IHS Athletic Booster Association (next meeting 9/20)
  9. IPEI, FABG, and IthacaSTEM
  10. Common App (opened 8/1) & FAFSA (opens 10/1)
  11. TC3 College Fair (10/16)
  12. 2018-19 SAT & ACT dates
  13. PSAT (10/10)
  14. TCPL Teen Writing Workshop (Fridays 9/14-12/14)
  15. Enclose Cass Park Extravaganza (11/3)

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

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  1. First PTA Meeting of the year (Thursday, September 27th at 7:00pm, Activities Room). Another year and another opportunity to get involved with our terrific (and chill) IHS PTA. All are welcome to attend, become a member, eat tasty snacks, and hear about great programs for our students and teachers. Principal Jason Trumble will attend September 27th’s meeting.
  1. IHS Daily Announcements. We love our students, but sometimes they are not the best at sharing information. Check out IHS Daily Announcements to follow daily IHS news & updates.
  1. IHS Picture Day (Friday, September 14th and Monday, September 17th–whichever day your student’s PE class falls): Reminder that IHS Picture Days have been rescheduled and will now take place on Friday, September 14th & Monday, September 17th. Retakes scheduled Monday, October 29th. Information available at Lifetouch (Picture Day ID: WL018001Y0).
  1. IHS Picture Day Volunteers Needed (Friday, September 14th and Monday, September 17th). Parents & caregivers–we need VOLUNTEERS to help in 2-hour blocks (8-10, 10-12, 12-2, and 2-3:45pm). Please see the sign up sheet and volunteer if you can. If you have questions, email Kate Supron (katesupron@gmail.com).
  1. Upcoming IHS College Visits (College & Career Office/Main Office):
  • University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, September 13th at 9:45am
  • Sacred Heart University, September 14th at 10:37am
  • University of Chicago, September 14th at 12:17pm
  • Elmira College, September 17th at 9:45am
  • SUNY College at Potsdam, September 18th at 9:45am
  • University of Connecticut, September 20th at 8:55am
  • Wells College, September 20th at 9:45am
  • SUNY Delhi, September 25th at 8:55am
  • SUNY Oswego, September 27th at 9:45am
  1. IHS Fall Sports are underway! Cheer on our students athletes and follow athletic events schedule on ScheduleGalaxy.
  1. IHS Clubs. IHS has something for everyone! Get involved, meet some new people, and have fun. For a complete list check out this link.
  1. IHS Athletic Booster Association (next meeting September 20th at 7:00pm, Activities Room). If your student plays modified, JV, or Varsity sports, consider the Ithaca High School Athletic Booster Association. Meeting plug–Sports Boosters meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00pm in the Activities Room (next meeting is September 20th at 7:00pm).
  1. IPEI supports ICSD and the community. Ithaca Public Education Initiative (IPEI) believes the education of every student in the Ithaca City School District (ICSD) is enhanced through community connections and support. Applications for Red and Gold Grants, Teacher Grants, and Connecting Classrooms Grants are due by midnight on October 10, January 9, and March 20. IPEI affiliates: The Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG) works in partnership with the ICSD to advocate, support and celebrate all the arts for all the kids. IthacaSTEM Advocates is devoted to fostering the appreciation, knowledge, and application of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by encouraging involvement in STEM-related activities, clubs, teams, events, and classes in the ICSD.
  1. College Application Dates for Seniors (Class of 2019). Heads up on two important colleges application dates…Common App opened August 1, 2018 and FAFSA opens October 1, 2018.
  1. TC-3 College Fair (Tuesday, October 16th; permission slip deadline is Wednesday, September 28th) Juniors and seniors interested in attending the TC-3 College Fair on Tuesday, October 16th. Please pick up your permission slips in the Main Office/College & Career. The deadline for returning your permission slips is Wednesday, September 26th. The college fair will also have an evening session from 6:00-8:00 pm for students wishing to attend with their parents. Ithaca High School will not provide transportation for the evening session.
  1. 2018-19 SAT and ACT. 2018-19 dates posted for 2018-19 SAT and ACT. Registration deadline for November 3rd SAT is October 5th. Registration deadline for October 27th ACT is September 28th).
  1. PSAT (Class of 2020 PSAT, Wednesday, October 10th ). IHS will administer the PSAT to 11th grade students on Wednesday, October 10th and students should report to the gym by 8:55am. If you have questions, checkout the summer mailing (flier inside) or contact Brenda Sullivan at 607-274-2218.
  1. TCPL Teen Writing Workshop (Fridays September 14th-December 14th, 4:30-5:30pm). Teens (grades 6-12) can flex their creative muscles in TCPL’s weekly after school writing workshops. Sign up for a couple or take them all – each week will be something a little different but attendance at all sessions is not required. These one-hour classes will be led by Writopia-trained students from Ithaca College. No class on October 19, November 16, or November 23. For more information contact Teen Services Librarian Regina (rdemauro@tcpl.org).
  1. Enclose Cass Extravaganza (Saturday, November 3rd). The Friends of the Ithaca Youth Bureau will host the second annual community event for all ages on Saturday, November 3 to benefit the Cass Park Arena Enclosure Campaign supporting upgrades that will retain the arena’s traditional charm while making it more sustainable and successful. Events: Food Truck and Bake Sale (12 noon to 7 pm); Skate-a-thon–collect donations per lap or minute in advance or on Nov. 3 (2:30 to 5:15 pm); Broomball–fun games for teams or individuals paying entry fee (5:30 to 10 pm); Silent Auction and Raffle-Cass Park lobby (3 to 8 pm). Advance registration is recommended for Broomball. Let us know if you’d like to help! To learn more, visit The Cass Park Campaign Facebook page. To ask questions or get involved, contact Mary Grainger at mmgithaca@aol.com or 280-4380.
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June 20th

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 6/20/18 – Last E-News of 2017-18 (be back Fall 2018)

  1. IHS Class of 2018 Commencement (6/21)
  2. ICSD Administrative Announcements
  3. Free Cornell Summertime College Fair (7/23)
  4. Excelsior Scholarship (due 7/23)
  5. Common App (8/1) and FAFSA (10/1)
  6. Summer SAT & ACT dates
  7. Fall 2018 Sports (start 8/13)
  8. TCPL Comic Creation Workshop (6/22)
  9. TCPL Game On (starts 6/28)
  10. TCPL Teen Summer Reading Challenge (kick-off 6/29)
  11. TCPL to Host Circus Culture Workshop (7/5)
  12. TCPL Makerspace Wearable LED (7/10)
  13. Camp Coddington looking for Summer CITs
  14. Summer Fun–Empire Passes added to TCPL’s Library of Things
  15. R2P Announces Permanent New Theater for Ithaca

For more information, please visit: http://www.ihspta.info/wordpress/posts/june-20th/

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  1. IHS Class of 2018 Commencement (Thursday, June 21st, 7:00pm, Athletics and Events Center, Ithaca College). IHS Commencement will take place on June 21st at 7:00pm and last approximately until 8:45pm. Seniors must attend mandatory graduation rehearsal on June 21st at 1:00pm. Congratulations Class of 2018!
  1. ICSD Administrative Announcements: Keith Harrington has been appointed principal of Enfield Elementary School; Kristin Herman will be joining Mr. Harrington at Enfield Elementary as associate principal; Lauren Wright has been appointed associate principal at Boynton Middle School; ICSD has appointed Carlan Gray and Corey Mitchell as associate principals at Ithaca High School; and David Brown, outgoing ICSD Director of Fine and Performing Arts has been appointed Superintendent of DeRuyter Central School District. For more information, please see ICSD Communications.
  1. Free Cornell Summertime College Fair (Monday, July 23, 2018, 4:00-6:00pm, Statler Ballroom). Cornell University’s Summer College for High School Students invites area high school students, their families, teachers, and guidance counselors to the Summertime College Fair. This free event is scheduled from 4 to 6:00PM on Monday, July 23, in the Statler Ballroom in Statler Hall on the Cornell University campus. Please enter through the east entrance of the Hotel. Admissions officers from more than 45 colleges and universities (subject to change) will be happy to answer your questions about their college programs (academic and extracurricular), application process, financial aid, and more. The fair is open to the public, and we encourage parents, high school students, teachers, guidance counselors, adult learners, and anyone else interested in college options to attend. For more information about the fair and a full list of participating colleges and universities, visit sce.cornell.edu/sc/college_ fair.
  1. Excelsior Scholarship Application Open for New Applicants for 2018-19 Academic Year. The application for the Excelsior Scholarship for new applicants in the 2018-19 academic year is now open. SUNY and CUNY students whose families make up to $110,000 annually can now apply for tuition-free college. Application deadline: July 23, 2018.
  1. College Application Dates for Rising Seniors (Class of 2019). Heads up on two important colleges application dates…Common App opens August 1, 2018 and FAFSA October 1, 2018.
  1. Getting a Jump on 2018-19 SAT and ACT. Registration deadline for the August 25, 2018 SAT/SAT Subject test is July 27th (scores released September 7th). Registration deadline for the September 8, 2018 ACT test is August 10th (scores released September 18th).
  1. Fall 2018 Sports Start August 2018. 2018 JV/Varsity Fall Sports tryouts begin August 13th. Modified Sports begin August 20. If you are planning your summer vacations, please plan accordingly for August tryouts. For more information checkout the ICSD Athletics.
  1. TCPL Comic Creation Workshop Series (Fridays through August 31st, 4:15-5:30pm). Due to popular demand, local comic book artist Ten Van Winkle will continue to lead a comic creation workshop series for teens in TCPL’s new Digital Lab. This workshop will continue Fridays through August 31st with no class on Friday, June 15th. Registration and attendance are not required, but each week participant will learn new techniques to build on. For more information contact Teen Services Librarian Regina (rdemauro@tcpl.org).
  1. TCPL Summer Session of Game On for Kids and Teens (Thursdays, June 28-Aug 30, 3:00-5:00pm). TCPL invites kids and teens to participate in the summer session of Game On, Thursdays, June 28th-August 30th from 3:00-5:00pm in the Library’s Thaler/Howell Programming Room. At the weekly drop-in gamming program, kids and teens meet for board games, table top RPGs, card games, and more. No registration required and program is free.
  1. TCPL Teen Summer Reading Challenge (Grades 6-12) Kick-off Friday, June 29th at 5:00pm with The Greatest Showman Sing-Along. Teens who participate in the Summer Reading Challenge will receive a free book when they sign up, and they earn entries into a prize raffle for every five hours of reading completed. Teens can enjoy free events all summer long at the Library, including The Greatest Showman Sing-Along, Fables and Tales Writing and Gaming Camp, Wearable Electronics Class, Karaoke Night, and more. Registration cards and punch cards to track your reading are available at the Library. For more information contact Teen Services Librarian Regina (rdemauro@tcpl.org). Tompkins County Public Library invites young adults in grades 6 through 12 to kick off the 2018 Teen Summer Reading Challenge at The Greatest Showman Sing-Along. The sing-along will take place Friday, June 29, 2018, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Library’s BorgWarner Community Room.
  1. TCPL to Host Circus Culture Workshop for Kids (Thursday, July 5th, 12:00-1:00pm). Tompkins County Public Library will host Circus Culture of Ithaca for a fun-filled hour of exploration and excitement, July 5, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM in the Library’s BorgWarner Community Room. During this free program, Circus Culture instructors will teach children and families of all ages and experience levels how to juggle, walk on a tight wire, perform basic acrobatics, and more. For more information about the Library’s one-hour, drop-in program, contact Youth Services Librarian Kate DeVoe at or (607) 272-4557 extension 277.
  1. TCPL Teens to Create Wearable LED Electronics in Makerspace (Tuesday, July 10th, 2:00-4:00pm). TCPL invites young adults in grades 6-12 to create a piece of wearable electronics in a workshop on Tuesday, July 10th from 2:00-4:00pm in the Library’s Makerspace. Space is limited and registration required.
  1. Camp Coddington looking for Summer CITs. The CIT program at Camp Coddington provides a fun filled, hands on approach to exploring basic job skills, team building and communication. The program will focus on resume building, interviewing skills and leadership opportunities. Job responsibilities include counselor shadowing, snack preparation and clean up, operating our camp store, assistance with camper supervision, including planning and direction of some group activities. The CIT program is open to youth ages 15 and 16. Working papers are required and previous attendance at a camp is a plus! For more information and applications, please visit http://www.coddingtonroad.org/youth-employment or email CRCC Camp Director.
  1. Summer Fun–Empire Passes added to TCPL’s Library of Things. Tompkins County Public Library announces the addition of four New York State Empire Passes to its Library of Things that patrons can check out with their library card. The Empire Passes may be checked out for one week, and allow the card holder (and occupants of their car) entry to any New York State park. There are no holds or renewals for this item. Other Library of Things items include family passes for the Museum of the Earth and the Cayuga Nature Center, TCPL tote bags and umbrellas, a tool kit, a variety of phone charger cables, reading glasses, calculators, and more. These items are listed in the library catalog under “Library of Things” and are available at the Circulation Desk.
  1. R2P Announces Permanent New Theater for Ithaca. “After more than 10 years on the road, it’s time for R2P to settle down,” said Joey Steinhagen, artistic director. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to create a permanent theatre of our own.” The Ithaca Mall is an ideal location, said James Drew, president of the R2P board. It’s a familiar spot for kids and families and easily accessible, with plenty of parking and four bus lines. In order to pay for the necessary renovations to create the theatre, R2P has launched a capital campaign to raise $150,000 by the end of summer. Jerry Dietz, owner of C.S.P. Management, and Rachel Lampert, Artistic Director Emerita of the Kitchen Theatre, are acting as advisors for the campaign. Donations can be made via the GiveGab platform. Theatre renovations are scheduled to begin September 1, 2018, with the new season opening December 2018. Steinhagen said they’ve planned a season full of favorites to celebrate the new space, launching with the first performance in the Ithaca area of the award-winning “Newsies”; followed by the ever-popular “Annie”; the magical “Alice in Wonderland”; “The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical–Wonderful Wizard of Oz” in collaboration with Circus Culture; and for a grand finale, “Mamma Mia.”

 

 

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June 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 6/13/18

  1. IHS PTA Meeting (6/13)
  2. IHS PTA College Panel (6/13)
  3. June 2018 NYS Regents & Final Exam Schedule (6/11-20)
  4. TCPL Study Hours During Regents & Finals (6/11-22)
  5. IHS Senior Prom (6/16)
  6. IHS Class of 2018 Commencement (6/21)
  7. IPEI awards IHS
  8. Excelsior Scholarship (due 7/23)
  9. Common App (8/1) and FAFSA (10/1)
  10. Summer SAT & ACT dates
  11. Fall 2018 Sports (start 8/13)
  12. Mayoral Scholarship-2018 Cornell International Summer Debate Camp (due 6/15)
  13. TCPL Comic Creation Workshop (6/22)
  14. TCPL Teen Summer Reading Challenge (kick-off 6/29)
  15. TCPL to Host Circus Culture Workshop (7/5)
  16. Camp Coddington looking for Summer CITs
  17. Summer Fun–Empire Passes added to TCPL’s Library of Things
  18. R2P Announces Permanent New Theater for Ithaca

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

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  1. IHS PTA Meeting (Wednesday, June 13th, 7:00pm). Please join us for the last PTA meeting of the 2017-18 school year. ***Shameless plug–we have great snacks.***
  1. IHS PTA College Panel, (Wednesday, June 13th at 12:00pm in the H Conference Room). Q&A with IHS alums and current college students. What’s college really like? Perfect timing for Juniors coming out of their US History Regents. Free pizza – woo hoo!
  1. June 2018 NYS Regents & Finals Exam Schedule (June 11-20). ICSD confirmed IHS Regents & Final exam dates. For more information, check out their ICSD’s Regents page.
  1. TCPL Study Hours During Finals and Regents (June 11-22). In support of local middle and high school students during finals and Regents testing weeks, TCPL will offer quiet study hours, testing study guides, and de stressing activities Monday, June 11th-Friday, June 22nd). Quiet hours will run from 10:00am-4:00pm and de stressing activities will be offered from 4:00-6:00pm Monday-Friday in the Library’s Teen Center. For more information, please contact Teen Services Librarian Regina.
  1. IHS Senior Prom (Saturday, June 16th, 7:00-10:00pm, Celebrations-Route 79). Seniors–get ready to dress up, look fabulous, and have a memorable Senior Prom at Celebrations on Route 79. Seniors need an Agreement of Responsibility and a Dance Contract in order to attend. Tickets will be on sale in advance only.
  1. IHS Class of 2018 Commencement (Thursday, June 21st, 7:00pm, Athletics and Events Center, Ithaca College). IHS Commencement will take place on June 21st at 7:00pm and last approximately until 8:45pm. Seniors must attend mandatory graduation rehearsal on June 21st at 1:00pm. Congratulations Class of 2018!
  1. IPEI awards presented to Ithaca High School students (congratulations!). Ithaca Public Education Initiative (IPEI) partnered with Ithaca High School (IHS) during its two awards ceremonies to present awards recognizing achievement in the arts, sciences and school community. At last week’s underclass and Senior award ceremonies (June 5 & 7), awards were presented to the following students, teachers, clubs:

IHS Senior Class Awards
New Teacher Award: Matthew Soucy
Staff Member Award: Maria Torres
IHS Club Award: K-Pop Dance Club

Special Funds Awards
Noreen Moore: Brianna Mayu
Yan Wang ’05 Memorial: Karina Burban
Carol Buckley Award: Robin Steuteville
Raymond Loehr (Student) Award: Sophia Patt, (presented at underclass awards on June 5, 2018)

  1. Excelsior Scholarship Application Open for New Applicants for 2018-19 Academic Year. The application for the Excelsior Scholarship for new applicants in the 2018-19 academic year is now open. SUNY and CUNY students whose families make up to $110,000 annually can now apply for tuition-free college. Application deadline: July 23, 2018.
  1. College Application Dates for Rising Seniors (Class of 2019). Heads up on two important colleges application dates…Common App opens August 1, 2018 and FAFSA October 1, 2018.
  1. Getting a Jump on 2018-19 SAT and ACT. Registration deadline for the August 25, 2018 SAT/SAT Subject test is July 27th (scores released September 7th). Registration deadline for the September 8, 2018 ACT test is August 10th (scores released September 18th).

11. Fall 2018 Sports Start August 2018. 2018 JV/Varsity Fall Sports tryouts begin August 13. Modified Sports begin August 20. If you are planning your summer vacations, please plan accordingly for August tryouts. For more information checkout the ICSD Athletics.

  1. Mayoral Scholarship Opportunities-2018 Cornell International Summer Debate Camp (due Friday, June 15th). City of Ithaca Mayor, Svante Myrick for the Mayoral Scholarship program which will award up to 15 full-tuition day camp scholarships ($500 value) to students who reside and/or attend school in Tompkins County. To apply, please go to the Cornell International Summer Debate Camp web site and fill out and sign the 2018 Mayoral Scholarship Application–Cornell International Summer Debate Camp. Applications are due by Friday, June 15, 2018. For any further questions, you can e-mail debate@cornell.edu or call +1 607-255-2136.
  1. TCPL Comic Creation Workshop Series (Fridays through August 31st, 4:15-5:30pm). Due to popular demand, local comic book artist Ten Van Winkle will continue to lead a comic creation workshop series for teens in TCPL’s new Digital Lab. This workshop will continue Fridays through August 31st with no class on Friday, June 15th. Registration and attendance are not required, but each week participant will learn new techniques to build on. For more information contact Teen Services Librarian Regina (rdemauro@tcpl.org).
  1. TCPL Teen Summer Reading Challenge (Grades 6-12) Kick-off Friday, June 29th at 5:00pm with The Greatest Showman Sing-Along. Teens who participate in the Summer Reading Challenge will receive a free book when they sign up, and they earn entries into a prize raffle for every five hours of reading completed. Teens can enjoy free events all summer long at the Library, including The Greatest Showman Sing-Along, Fables and Tales Writing and Gaming Camp, Wearable Electronics Class, Karaoke Night, and more. Registration cards and punch cards to track your reading are available at the Library. For more information contact Teen Services Librarian Regina (rdemauro@tcpl.org). Tompkins County Public Library invites young adults in grades 6 through 12 to kick off the 2018 Teen Summer Reading Challenge at The Greatest Showman Sing-Along. The sing-along will take place Friday, June 29, 2018, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Library’s BorgWarner Community Room.
  1. TCPL to Host Circus Culture Workshop for Kids (Thursday, July 5, 12:00-1:00pm). Tompkins County Public Library will host Circus Culture of Ithaca for a fun-filled hour of exploration and excitement, July 5, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM in the Library’s BorgWarner Community Room. During this free program, Circus Culture instructors will teach children and families of all ages and experience levels how to juggle, walk on a tight wire, perform basic acrobatics, and more. For more information about the Library’s one-hour, drop-in program, contact Youth Services Librarian Kate DeVoe at or (607) 272-4557 extension 277.
  1. Camp Coddington looking for Summer CITs. The CIT program at Camp Coddington provides a fun filled, hands on approach to exploring basic job skills, team building and communication. The program will focus on resume building, interviewing skills and leadership opportunities. Job responsibilities include counselor shadowing, snack preparation and clean up, operating our camp store, assistance with camper supervision, including planning and direction of some group activities. The CIT program is open to youth ages 15 and 16. Working papers are required and previous attendance at a camp is a plus! For more information and applications, please visit http://www.coddingtonroad.org/youth-employment or email CRCC Camp Director.
  1. Summer Fun–Empire Passes added to TCPL’s Library of Things. Tompkins County Public Library announces the addition of four New York State Empire Passes to its Library of Things that patrons can check out with their library card. The Empire Passes may be checked out for one week, and allow the card holder (and occupants of their car) entry to any New York State park. There are no holds or renewals for this item. Other Library of Things items include family passes for the Museum of the Earth and the Cayuga Nature Center, TCPL tote bags and umbrellas, a tool kit, a variety of phone charger cables, reading glasses, calculators, and more. These items are listed in the library catalog under “Library of Things” and are available at the Circulation Desk.  
  1. R2P Announces Permanent New Theater for Ithaca. “After more than 10 years on the road, it’s time for R2P to settle down,” said Joey Steinhagen, artistic director. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to create a permanent theatre of our own.” The Ithaca Mall is an ideal location, said James Drew, president of the R2P board. It’s a familiar spot for kids and families and easily accessible, with plenty of parking and four bus lines. In order to pay for the necessary renovations to create the theatre, R2P has launched a capital campaign to raise $150,000 by the end of summer. Jerry Dietz, owner of C.S.P. Management, and Rachel Lampert, Artistic Director Emerita of the Kitchen Theatre, are acting as advisors for the campaign. Donations can be made via the GiveGab platform. Theatre renovations are scheduled to begin September 1, 2018, with the new season opening December 2018. Steinhagen said they’ve planned a season full of favorites to celebrate the new space, launching with the first performance in the Ithaca area of the award-winning “Newsies”; followed by the ever-popular “Annie”; the magical “Alice in Wonderland”; “The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical Wonderful Wizard of Oz” in collaboration with Circus Culture; and for a grand finale, “Mamma Mia.”

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