Dr. Elaine Ruiz Lopez releases April CEO NEWS and NOTES in honor of the late Maya Angelou
“You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.”
Maya Angelou (1928–2014) was a modern American poet and writer. Maya Angelou is one of America’s leading female contemporary poets. Maya Angelou also achieved much in the fields of theatre, acting, writing novels and also as a member of the Civil Rights movement.
Through timeless works such as I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Dr. Angelou encouraged and stirred the souls of millions of readers. As President Obama said when he presented her with the 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom, "By holding on even amid cruelty and loss, and then expanding to a sense of compassion, an ability to love – by holding on to her humanity, she has inspired countless others who have known injustice and misfortune in their own lives."
Dr. Angelou also received the Presidential Medal for the Arts in 2000 and the Lincoln Medal in 2008. And in 2012, First Lady Michelle Obama had the opportunity to present her with the Literary Arts Award at the BET Honors ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Korean Taewondo Delegation Visit
Our seniors were honored with a special visit from a Korean Delegation representing the Taekwondo Promotion Foundation. Our charter school, our scholars and Master Regina received encouraging words from our visitors. Our scholars were honored by elder and TKD master Y.H. Park from TKD life Magazine for our dedication to the teaching of this Korean martial arts form and ceremoniously pinned all of our students with a special emblem representing Taekwondon.
Bombazo Dance Company
We are very excited about our new collaboration with Milteri Tucker founder and President of the Bombazo Dance Co. Milteri has partnered with the International Leadership Charter High School and is currently teaching a dynamic 20 week Bomba residency with a group of our Sophomores. Our students are enthusiastically preparing for their performance in May during International Week at our charter school. They have learned beautifully choreographed bomba dances, drumming and West African and Afro-Puerto Rican History and the roots of this treasured folkloric art form.
Junior College Fair 2018
On 4/19/18 Megan McShane, faculty advisor from College Prep coordinated our Third Annual College Fair for our Juniors. In attendance were several colleges and universities. Included among them were, Bucknell, Bridgeport, Mt. Saint Vincent, St. Johns University, Saint Rose, Syracuse, Lehman College, SUNY Buffalo State, Adelphi, SUNY Oneonta, Manhattan College, Penn State, SUNY Cortland, Baruch College, SUNY Plattsburg, University of Akron, Pace, SUNY Fredonia, Drexel, University at Buffalo, St. Francis College.
Model United Nations Club: Global Classrooms Conference - May 2018
This year our charter school is representing Brazil. Our scholars have been diligently working on their position papers that will be presented at the Annual MUN Global Classrooms High School conference. The conference highlight will a culminating national event at the United Nations where our delegation will join high school and college students from all over the world.
At ILCHS, we seek to prepare every student to become a leader in the global world, and we are truly proud of our success! To build on and maintain this success, however, we need your support. Please consider supporting ILCHS today!
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Posted: May 3, 2018