Assemblyman Charles Fall Visits Integration Charter Schools

On June 26th, ICS was proud to welcome Assemblyman Charles Fall. After a tour of Lavelle Prep led by Principal Chris Zilinski, Fall sat down with President Ken Byalin and administration to learn more about our schools, and unique mission. Assemblyman Fall said, “I was happy to tour the John Lavelle Charter School. They are […]

ICS Host’s 2019 Night of Champions Gala Honoring Dr. Byalin

On June 13th, 2019 Integration Charter Schools hosted its Night of Champion Gala at the Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY. The momentous night celebrated our Outstanding Educators, Five-year service award recipients, Ten-year service award recipients, as well as our very own Champion of Education, Dr. Ken Byalin. This year’s gala was one for the […]

A Day with Danielson

On Thursday, June 6th, Integration Charter Schools was proud to host “A Day with Danielson.” Celebrating the culmination of ICS’ three-year Dissemination Grant, the morning began with interactive seminars and forums presented by ICS teachers partnered with local public school teachers. The sessions were attended by 250 educators from PS44, IS27, PS78, Port Richmond High School, New Ventures, Lavelle […]

New Ventures Hosts 4th Annual Internship Breakfast

On Friday, May 24th, New Ventures hosted the 4th annual Internship Breakfast honoring student interns as well as internship hosts. After warm welcoming remarks from ICS President Dr. Ken Byalin, Principal Ryan Melis spoke about New Ventures’ incredible achievements thus far, with a focus on the growth and impact of the unique internship program. Melis […]

Meet Our March Teachers and Teacher Assistants of the Month!

This April, Integration Charter Schools went above and beyond to ensure a safe nurturing learning environment for our students. Our April teachers, teacher assistants, and support staff not only practice the ICS Core Values on a daily basis but they also impart the values to our students and our community. This April from Lavelle Prep […]

Lavelle Prep High School Students Get First-Hand Look Into Emergency Medicine

There is no teacher quite as effective or memorable as experience!  At Lavelle Prep, we are driven by our belief that exposure and experience to the “real world” will inspire students to achieve their biggest dreams.  On Monday, May 20th, the high schoolers of Lavelle Prep had a rare and informative look into the field of medicine— specifically the sights and science of […]

The 7-Step Walk

Mindfulness: the ability to be aware of one’s own present thoughts and feelings. It’s a trending topic that is often easily understood but quite difficult to practice. At Lavelle Prep, in order for students to put mindfulness into action, Principal Chris Zilinski and Assistant Principal Kristina Mazza created the 7-Step Walk — a pathway for […]


NYC charter schools are in jeopardy of losing access to Vanguard — a service that allows charter schools to contact ALL NYC parents to let them know about ALL the education opportunities available to them. In recent weeks, the mayor and NYC public schools have signaled a major policy reversal that would limit NYC families’ […]

You’re Invited – ICS Baseball Game Fundraiser!

This July, don’t miss your chance come out and support Integration Charter Schools with an exciting night of baseball at the Richmond County Bank Ballpark!  On July 19th, ICS will be holding a baseball game – fundraiser with the Staten Island Yankees! Along with the baseball game, the night will feature food, fun for the […]

Meet Our March Teachers and TA’s of the Month!

This March, ICS educators and support staff welcomed the NYS examination season with unwavering support and confidence in our students. From Lavelle Prep Elementary, ICS recognizes Kerri Henri and Jessica Bruschi as the March Teachers of the Month. Also from Lavelle Prep Elementary, ICS recognizes Paola Silva and Damon Sean Black at this month’s Teacher […]