First Day of School Monday, September 11th
Monday, September 11, 2017 will be the first day of school.
Kindergarten only will have a 12pm dismissal.
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.
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 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
Kindergarten Ms. Dash: Johnathan Paul
Ms. Wright: Fatoumata Tafsir
First Grade Mrs. Jarer: Lismary Quinones
Ms. Thurston: Kenneth Reyes
Second Grade Ms. Pleasant: Coumba Diallo
Ms. Austin: Kennedy Murrell
Third Grade Ms. Ortiz: Derrinique Mack
Ms. Sierra: Helen Frias-Espino
Fourth Grade Ms. O'Flaherty: Ashley Quevedo
Ms.Afflick: Zariah Joseph
Fifth Grade Mr. Meyer: Felix Pellot
Mr. Silfen: Nigella Bennett
Sixth Grade Mrs. Aldebot: Dylan Jones
Mr. Popescu: Hailee Garcia
Seventh Grade Mr. Williams: Nahzir Davis
Ms. Lucido: Osaretin Erhunmwunse
Eighth Grade Ms. Oyola: Nathalie Lopez
Mr. Liardi: Fadilatou Toure
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!
Icahn 1's 5th Graders visit Philadelphia!
Kindergarten Trip to Maritime Aquarium
Kindergarten Trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Monday, March 13, 2017
6th Grade Trip to Poe Cottage
Thursday, December 8, 2016