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DR. ELAINE RUIZ LÓPEZ - CEO NEWS & NOTES JUL 2018

Changing Lives and Transforming Communities One Scholar at a Time
Cohort IX Graduation
 
On June 29, 2018 the International Leadership Charter High School held the graduation ceremony for Cohort IX. This annual commencement celebration with all stakeholders in our school community present is always an exciting and extraordinary event. This single day embodies all that we do at our charter high school to support the academic accomplishment and personal success for each scholar.. All efforts are intentional and dedicated toward the 100% graduation of our scholars who are prepared for the next phase of their journey toward the completion college.

I am delighted to announce that our Valedictorian, Cartomou Feseru, will attend New York University, to major in the Bio-Molecular Science and to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor. While a high school student Cartomou was selected to enroll in college level courses through the Lehman College Now program.  Cartomou’s favorite quote “See the bad inside yourself and see the good inside others” --- Imam Ali. Our Salutatorian, Stephanie Nunez, will attend Iona College to study psychology and plans to pursue a Law degree.  As a high school student, Stephanie participated in the Scales of Justice Law Program and Model UN representing Brazil. She describes in her senior profile that these experiences were eye opening and transformative experiences. 
 
Excerpt of CEO Commencement Speech is found below.


Dear Graduates,
 
Today, I congratulate you for your accomplishment and choosing to be successful!  Your high school graduation is the first giant step in your journey toward achieving your goals and your dream. You are already making a difference and have set the example for members of your family and hundreds of students who will graduate from the International Leadership Charter High School in years to come. This is just the beginning of exploring your purpose, developing your vision, pursuing your dreams and setting goals that will bring you closer to your destiny.
 
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SCHOOL-WIDE CELEBRATION OF CULTURE & AFRO CARIBBEAN MUSICAL HERITAGE. A TRIBUTE TO OUR MOTHERS, GRANDMOTHERS, AND ANCESTORS.

 

GO GREEN! OUR GARDEN AND NUTRITION INITIATIVE

OUR MODEL UNITED NATIONS CLUB REPRESENTED BRAZIL AT THE UN

 

OUR 11TH ANNUAL Science Exhibit

 

Our Science Award Winners

 

RENAISSANCE MUSIC SCHOLARS
Our first annual music celebration. Our scholars perform at end of year June concerts at our charter school and at the MOW Recital at Dewitt Clinton HS.
June Concert & MOW Recital

 

MADD Truth: Lasting Lessons for Students of Life Author Rev. Dr. Alfonso Wyatt
Reverend Dr. Alfonso Wyatt speaks to our rising Juniors about the “MADD Truth: Lasting Lessons for Students of Life” This book was authored by Dr. Wyatt as part of his outreach ministry to youth in a troubled society to offer a pathway to find the light in the dark places that life experiences have created. In his lecture he provided insights, inspiration and wise counsel for students to follow their dreams and how to do so when others are distracting and derailing your goals.

 

Amber Charter School Students Visit Seniors
Six Students from Amber Charter School visit our charter school to thank the 6 Seniors who served throughout the academic year. Once a week our seniors worked with teachers to support 6 Amber Stars and rising scholars. Our charter school is proud to partner with Amber in providing our scholar Interns who serve as Teacher Assistants and are paired with children who are learning how to read, write as well as improve their mathematics skills. In addition, to the joy that it brings to both the children and the intern this partnership assists our scholars in completing their 200 hours of community service which is a graduation requirement.

 


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.

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Posted: July 26, 2018

 

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