Top 9 Questions To Ask At Your Child’s IEP Meeting

Any parent whose child qualifies for special education services has participated in an IEP meeting before. Typically held annually, parents are a vital role in the process and it’s important to head into the meeting informed and empowered to help your child in the best way you can. Knowledge is power. And because the process […]

max rose

Lavelle Prep Students and Families March in 9th Annual Staten Island Black Heritage Day Parade

ICS was proud to support the 9th Annual Staten Island Black Heritage Day Parade on Saturday, September 21st at Tappen Park in Stapleton. Students and staff from Lavelle Prep, New Ventures, and Nicotra joined forces along with their families to support this incredible event. Afterward, attendees enjoyed the “We Are Family Festival,” which featured food, vendors, and music. The parade […]

ICS is Proud to Support The Pride Center of Staten Island

On Friday, September 20th, ICS staff was proud to support The Pride Center of Staten Island and their One Island, One Pride gala held at the Hilton Garden Inn. We congratulate the honorees and The Pride Center for hosting such a fantastic and important evening. We look forward to continuing to support your efforts in […]

ICS to Host FREE English Classes for Adults

Integration Charter Schools is proud to announce that we are offering FREE English classes for adults. The classes will be held on Saturday mornings from 9 am – 2 pm and are for any individuals who want to improve their English.  Classes begin September 21st.  All are welcome, no need to RSVP – please join […]

ICS Alumni Return for Back to School Panel

On Tuesday, September 3rd, ICS invited our alumni to participate in a panel for all ICS staff, prior to kicking off the 2019-2020 academic year. We asked the returning former students to be candid in sharing what they enjoyed, and what they thought could be improved or changed from the honest eyes of a student. […]

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 […]