DR. ELAINE RUIZ LÓPEZ - CEO NEWS & NOTES DEC 2016
Christmas 2016

"A smile is the light in your window that tells others
that there is a caring, sharing person inside."
- Denis Waitley

 

Scholars Light the Torch of Inspiration: College Application Walk

Seniors from International Leadership Charter High School in the Riverdale/Kingsbridge section of the Bronx today walked together to Kingsbridge Post Office to mail their college applications in a ceremony to recognize their hard work and achievements. Every student and teacher at the school lined the main hallway and cheered loudly as the seniors exited the school and walked to the post office. At the post office, the students, as well as postal workers and members of the surrounding community, cheered as each student mailed their applications.

This is an exciting milestone in the lives of our seniors. The majority of our students are destined to become the first members of their families to attend college. Our school community takes an enormous pride in the accomplishments of all of our scholars, and we believe they have great futures ahead of them. The scholars have applied for a range of public and privates colleges across the City, the Tri-State area and the nation. I would be remiss not to add for the record that there was one unbeliever who passed us by in his car and yelled out “No, you can’t!” Our young adults have already proven that “YES THEY CAN AND THEY WILL!” It is because we love our students, that love will always trump hate!

2016 College Application Walk
 
2016 College Application Walk
 
2016 College Application Walk
 
 


Alumni Visit Motivates Seniors!!
Our seniors had a special visit from Alumni Lowis Ortega from the Class of 2016 who returned on semester break to motivate class of 2017.
 
Alumni Visit 2016
 
 

Play with A Purpose: “Fit 4 Life” 9th Grade Fitness Day!
Our charter school partnered with Fit 4 Life NYC “Play with a Purpose” in order to provide our 9th graders with some fun exercises and activities. This program model was created for traditional and non-traditional sports, dance, fitness and movement-based programs focuses on boosting a youth and adult's self-confidence, maximizes the amount of time one moves, minimizes competition, encourages sportsmanship and promotes a lifetime of activity.
 
Play with A Purpose 2016
 
 

ILCHS Student Chosen for Korea!
Rahem Shreeves has been selected as one of the eight New York students to participate in the 2016–2017 Project Bridge program. He will be traveling to South Korea in April 2017. Congratulations!
 
Rahem Shreeves
 
 

Happy Holidays and a Wish for Peace and Joy!

Happy Holidays
 

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Posted: December 16, 2016