CEO NEWS & NOTES
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Welcome back! I hope that you have had a safe, healthy and enjoyable summer break. On behalf of members of our Charter School's Leadership Team and Board of Trustees, we look forward to greeting you this Fall Semester 2014-15. For the past four weeks, our team members have been working diligently to ramp up operations for the first days of instruction. [see link]
We are enthusiastic about meeting our new 9th grade class and presenting to all of our scholars a well-organized learning environment and well resourced classrooms. Our Leadership Team has grown and I am pleased to officially welcome three outstanding professionals to our school community. First, we welcome Ron Lawson as Chief Operating Officer who will maintain onsite oversight of daily operations, business matters and the completion of our new school facility. It is our pleasure to also welcome Emily Padilla-Bradley who has joined our ILCHS family as Director of Curriculum and Instruction. We are also very pleased to introduce Nicholas Cox, who will serve ILCHS as an Education Pioneer Fellow and Special Project Manager. To learn more about the new members of our Leadership Team please read further.
June 2014 Regents Results
Our charter school has outperformed the city, state and neighboring high schools on all NYS Regents exams. We are very proud of our scholars and their achievements and the level of preparation provided by our faculty. [See link]
Award-winning journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault became the first African-American woman to enroll at the University of Georgia, as well as one of the first two African-American students to integrate the school, in 1961. Born on February 27, 1942, in Due West, South Carolina, Charlayne Hunter-Gault spent the majority of her childhood in Georgia as well. After graduating, Hunter-Gault became an esteemed, award-winning journalist and correspondent, working for media outlets such as the New York Times, PBS and NPR. [see link]
Article of Interest: First Generation Latino Students Attending College
September is National Obesity Awareness month
More than 23 million children and teenagers in the U.S. are obese or overweight, a statistic that health and medical experts consider an epidemic. While obesity rates have soared among all age groups in this country, obesity is a particularly grave concern for children. Childhood obesity puts nearly one third of America’s children at early risk for Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and even stroke – conditions usually associated with adulthood. For more information read further [see link]. For tips on promoting health and obesity awareness go to: http://healthfinder.gov/NHO/NHOtips.aspx
Alumni: Where are they now?
Class of 2012
Jenniffer Miereles continues to serve her community as a student at Niagra University [see link].
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!
As ILCHS is a qualified 501(c)(3) organization, your contribution will be fully tax deductible.
Posted: July 3, 2014