Two ICS Employees Honored at SINFP Breakfast

Yesterday morning, two of ICS’ shining stars were honored at the Staten Island Not-For-Profit Association 2019 Community Service Awards Breakfast held at Li Greci’s Staten. Lavelle Prep Elementary music teacher Jessica Bruschi and Lavelle Prep Assistant Director of Security Joe Avitto were this year’s honorees, and we couldn’t be more proud of them. Here’s a […]

ICS Receives Grant from The Lois & Richard Nicotra Foundation

On Wednesday, October 16th, Integration Charter Schools was a proud and grateful recipient of a $1,500 grant from The Lois and Richard Nicotra Foundation. The grant was presented at a ceremony held at the COMMONS Cafe, where 100% of profits go back to the community via the foundation. ICS sincerely thanks The Lois & Richard […]

President Ken Byalin Featured in Thrive Global

ICS President Ken Byalin was recently featured in Ariana Huffington’s Thrive Global, where he was interviewed on his personal meditation practice as part of Clay Hamilton’s ongoing series, How Do /You/ Meditate?” In the feature, Ken discussed his personal meditation practices while also providing advice for beginning and novice sitters alike. Ken took the time […]

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 […]

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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 […]