Order 8th Grade Yearbook Now - Before They Disappear

-- Yes, Streisand may have sung it!  Some of us my have gotten misty watching the movie (I know I did).  BUT, the 8th Grade class is living it as they ready for their "Stepping Up" ceremony to move on to high school.  And while new memories will be created, old memories are swirling around now.

It’s that time of year again -- ICE 2016-2017 Yearbook ordering season!  Every year, the yearbook committee works diligently to see that the senior class and the 8th grade class are

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College Courses for 10th and 11th Graders

Students currently in the 10th & 11th grade may now sign up to take a college class at either Baruch College or the Borough of Manhattan Community College.

To be eligible students should have an ERW score of 480 on the PSAT or SAT OR a 75 on the ELA, and a Met Standards average at ICE.  Interested students should stop by the College Office to find out about applications.

--Jennifer Wells

ICE Teachers and Staff Deliver

And they do!  Teachers & Staff deliver so much to our students—inspiration, motivation and, ultimately, their futures.  Friday, June 2nd from 8am – 3 pm, we would like to celebrate our teachers & staff and deliver our thanks and gratitude to them.

Teachers & staff affect the lives of our children every day, and their work and impact extends far beyond the boundaries of the classroom.  Join us during PTA Teacher & Staff Appreciation Day to show our appreciation for all that they deliver to

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The NYS Education Department (NYSED) has two MAJOR items that parents/guardians can give in-person or written feedback on. Please, please consider doing so; press and NYSED are spinning low rates of feedback as proof that parents are fine with the state's NOT fine proposals!

1) NY's ESSA accountability proposal. In-person hearings are upcoming in Manhattan (this Saturday AM), as well as in Brooklyn and Queens (both early June). For more about this,

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Science Students Honored in Genes in Space Competition

Exceptionally hard work, extensive research, and dedication, have resulted in ICE science students Asha Karmen-Chan (15), Jasmine Hyman (16), and Albert Jurkowski (16) receiving recognition from the Genes in Space competition with an Honorable Mention award.

One of only 10 projects (out of 375 submissions) to be selected, our ICE science students share this recognition with students from Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, and other specialty tech schools across the country.  Including the finalists, the math works out to their project being in the top 4% of all submissions!  This is a remarkable achievement.

The entire ICE community is so incredibly proud of these students’ continually pushing themselves to complete their best work!

Here's the link to the announcement:  https://www.genesinspace.org/blog/genes-space-awards-part-1/ (copy and paste if link doesn’t work!).

Subway Moon Fundraiser

Since we began ten years ago, Subway Moon has presented concerts in fourteen unique venues including New York, Paris, Newcastle/Gateshead (England), Munich, and Hamburg.  Coming in May we visit Detroit.  

Hundreds of high school students, including those from our home-base at Manhattan's Institute for Collaborative Education, have had the unusual opportunity to perform in professional venues with professional musicians as well as with their peers from

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Debaters Crush It in Chicago

Debating last weekend in Chicago against 44 top teams from 22 cities around the country, Josie and Nicole crushed it.  It’s not easy to get to this place.  Only two teams from NYC made it:  ICE andBrooklyn Tech.  Arguing at a graduate level, the team focused on Feminist Disability Theory looking at the interconnectedness of disability and sex.  Then they connected it to relations between the US and China!!  

These are difficult, layered arguments.  Josie and Nicole made it to the sweet 16, the elite of the elite, finishing 12thin the country.  This is very, very big - no school from this area has ever gotten this far.  You should know how much work Josie and Nicole put into this.

New After School Schedule

We have a new spring schedule!!!!

We now offer:

  • Monday - Martial Arts
  • Tuesday & Thursday - softball with Natalie V and baseball with Wali (practice times vary)
  • Wednesday - Boxing
  • Friday - Tango, Tennis, and Mathletes!

Please encourage your child to try out our new activities!

If you have any questions please feel free to email/call Kristin at kgruppuso@universitysettlement.org

Newest Mazzone Has Arrived

Hello ICE Families,

I am writing to let you know that yesterday my wife gave birth to our second child, Colton Mack Mazzone. Everyone is happy and doing great.

I also want to let you all know that I will be spending the next two weeks at home with my family.  Feel free to email or call me as you normally would, but know it may take me longer than usual to get back to you.  For more immediate responses, email Pete (pkarpice@gmail.com) and Kristen Bonnici (Kristen.Bonnici@gmail.com) who will be taking over some of my duties the next two weeks.

Thanks to all.  See you after April Break!



Girls HS JV Soccer

Ninth and tenth grade ICE girls who think they may be interested in learning the ins and outs of soccer or just improving their skills in a friendly, encouraging, and fun environment should consider joining our JV soccer team!

Pre-season practices have just begun, so you'll have plenty of time to build skills before games begin next month.  Practices are Tuesdays from 3:30-5:00 and Fridays from 2:45-4:00.  Interested players should complete this interest form (Girls JV Soccer Sign-up) and stop by JD's room (521) for more information.  Go ICE!