Icahn Charter Schools
Superintendent: Jeffrey Litt
Deputy Superintendent: Daniel Garcia
Deputy Superintendent: Richard Santiago
Principal: Rose Arocho
The mission of Icahn Charter Schools is to use the Core Knowledge curriculum, developed by E.D. Hirsch, to provide students with a rigorous academic program offered in an extended day/year setting. Students will graduate armed with the skills and knowledge to participate successfully in the most rigorous academic environments, and will have a sense of personal and community responsibility.
Principal's Welcome Message
Icahn Charter School 1 teachers participated in a school-wide initiative introducing Learning Targets as an instructional tool to enhance student learning and achievement. Unlike instructional objectives, derived from content standards, written in teacher language, and used to guide teaching during a lesson, learning targets frame a lesson from the student point of view. A learning target helps students grasp the lesson's purpose--why it is crucial to learn this information and exposes students to the Common Core State Standards. Learning Targets are written in a student friendly way and posted as an “I Can..” statement. Each month, we will expand on our Learning Targets implementation.
Reading at Icahn 1
READING DAILY IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS!!
100 BOOK CHALLENGE
Icahn Charter School 1 students are continuing to read 30 minutes in school and 30 minutes at home for the 100 Book Challenge Program. This quantity practice targets are set, monitored, and rewarded to ensuring every student adopts the independent reading routines of academic success.
Students are leveled based on what readers need to know and be able to do at each of the five developmental stages of reading acquisition.
Daily practice at home is to engage parents in their child’s learning, and ensures that every student adopts the independent reading routines of academically successful learners.
Parents: Click below to learn more about the 100 Book Challenge Program Grades K-5
LightSail is a program we have been using in sixth and seventh grade ELA classes to increase student achievement in reading. The LightSail program allows students to choose from a wide variety of genres, written to correspond with their reading levels while at the same time increasing their comprehension.
Texts are arranged according to lexile level, and titles are high interest and chosen for grade level appropriateness. In-text questions challenge students as they read and encourage a deep engagement with the text. As a result, lexile levels improve and update through embedded formative assessments which are available for teachers to analyze and reflect upon to inform their instruction.
The students enjoy LightSail, especially the ability to choose from a variety of titles. They say it is a "relaxing" time, where they can experience many different kinds of literature. - Ms. Aldebot
We are so proud of all the students at Icahn 1. Keep up the good work!
The lottery was held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Congratulations to all new incoming students! As of Friday April 21, 2017 all letters have been mailed out.
You may now come in to the school to fill out a waiting list application.
Icahn Charter School 1
1525 / 1506 Brook Avenue
Bronx, NY 10457
REMINDER: ALL FORMS FOR THE PARENT SHOWCASE ARE DUE BY FRIDAY JUNE 9TH.
Congratulations to our Educational Superbowl winners:
Kindergarten - Ean Ortiz
1st Grade - London Thomas
2nd Grade - Taoheed Jimoh
3rd Grade - Laila De Los Santos
4th Grade - Ange-Daniel Konan
5th Grade - Felix Pellot
6th Grade - Janice Darkwah
7th Grade - Glenn Castro
8th Grade - Fadilatou Toure
Winners will be competing in our Network Superbowl on Thursday, June 15th at 9:00am at the Pelham Parkway location.
FAMILY MATH REMINDER!
HAPPY TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK!
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
FDNY Open House: Meet Firefighters, paramedics and EMTs, Tour the facility, view demonstrations, learn fire/life safety tips, explore FDNY career options and more!
Time: 11am - 1pm or 1pm - 3pm
Location: Your nearest firehouse or EMT station (visit nyc.gov/fdny for more information)
- It's time to restock your school supplies.
Click on the link below for a list of grades K-8 September school supplies:
Student of the Month
Kindergarten Ms. Dash: Farida Amadu
Ms. Wright: Asatu Saho
First Grade Mrs. Jarer: Osasare Alapa
Ms. Thurston: Daniel Abbey
Second Grade Ms. Pleasant: Christian Cuyuch-Ruano
Ms. Austin: Norma Jean-Philippe
Third Grade Ms. Ortiz: Ethan Reynoso-Madera
Ms. Sierra: Magdalene Aniako
Fourth Grade Ms. O'Flaherty: Briany Suero
Ms.Afflick: Merhan Athen
Fifth Grade Mr. Meyer: Juaben Duah
Mr. Silfen: Kaitlin Vazquez
Sixth Grade Mrs. Aldebot: Camille Davis
Mr. Popescu: Armani Richards
Seventh Grade Mr. Williams: Sadea Boyd
Ms. Lucido: Jabril Majah-Sumpter
Eighth Grade Ms. Oyola: Kiara Payne
Mr. Liardi: David Ashby
Monthly Events / Special Dates
2017 NYS Exam Dates
IOWA Exam Grades K-7
Tuesday, 6/6 -Friday, 6/16
REGENTS EXAM 8th Grade
Biology (Living Environment)
Algebra 1 (Common Core)
Second Language Proficiency (Spanish)
NYS English Language Arts Exam Grades 3-8
Tuesday, 3/28 through Thursday, 3/30
NYS Math Exam Grades 3-8
Tuesday, 5/2 through Thursday, 5/4
For additional test practice/ resources, click on the links below:
NYC DOE Monthly Lunch Menu:
The Icahn 1 Cheerleaders performed at the Parent Showcase on June 20th at Pelham Parkway. Their flips, splits, cheers and sass were appreciated and applauded by all! The girls varied their performance with graduate cheers, a choreographed dance, merged lines and concluded with a kickline routine! It was quite a marvelous sight to see!
Congratulations to our students who made the Icahn Charter School 1 2016-2017 4th -6th Grade Girls and Boys Basketball Team!
Where Have We Been
Kindergarten Trip to the New York Aquarium
Kindergarten Trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Monday, March 13, 2017
6th Grade Trip to Poe Cottage
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Eid al-Fitr (Schools Closed)Icahn Charter School 1
Independence Day (Schools Closed)Icahn Charter School 1
Last Day for Students and Staff12:00pm DismissalIcahn Charter School 1
Progress Report 6Icahn Charter School 1