IHS Mock Trial Team Advances
Irvington High School’s Mock Trial team will compete in the Round of 16 against Rye Neck High School at the Solomon Schechter School of Westchester on March 22. The students, who have been diligently examining this year’s case of the People v. Carson Conners and preparing to act as attorneys and witnesses, will present the prosecution side of the case against Rye Neck’s defense.
“The students care a lot about their work and the rest of the team,” said Erik Weiselberg, the Mock Trial team coach and social studies teacher. “Team members put in a lot of individual work on their roles, reading the documents, memorizing witness’ roles and various objections that lawyers make. The pressure of the actual tournament brings out the best in students.”
Mock trial is an academic competition in a courtroom setting that allows students to prepare and argue both the prosecution and defense sides of a case and compete against area students. As a result, they gain firsthand knowledge of the civil and criminal law and courtroom procedures. Through the competition, they also improve their listening, speaking, reading and reasoning skills.
Organized by the New York State Bar Association, this year’s case, the People v. Carson Conners, is about a student who was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after a teacher saw him pushing another student in a hallway. However, the defendant with poor grades claimed that the teacher purposely targeted him so he would not take a state-mandated ELA exam, the scores from which influence the teacher’s evaluation.
Members of Irvington High School’s Mock Trial team include Isabella Berger, Julia Caldropoli, Ethan Chang, Max Edleman, Ben Flock, Sofia Garcia, Caleb Gilbert, Sophie LaSenna, Bailey Levin, Kalandra Marinopoulos, David Markowitz, Alexandra Powell, Alex Savino, Skylar Sloane and Alyssa Yamashita.
Saturday, March 24
Come support your classmates and visit the PTSA Science Fair this Saturday!
12:00 - 3:00 PM
Gina Maher Gym (MS/HS Campus)
Hands-on activities and information offered by Curious on Hudson, ESPN Sports Science, Digital Arts Experience, Gate Hill Camp, Hudson Lab, Hudson River Museum, and Mathnasium.
We hope to see you there!
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE NOMINATIONS
Submission Deadline is Monday, March 26
The Irvington NY PTSA is in the process of identifying interested candidates for Executive Committee positions for the 2018-2020 term beginning on July 1, 2018, and ending on June 30, 2020.
Are you--or is someone you know--interested in helping to lead the Irvington PTSA?
Click here for more info, and to apply: Nominating Committee Page
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to the Nominating Committee at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOX TOPS COLLECTION
Due March 29
It's BOX TOPS Collection Time again!
Please send in all your clipped Box Tops by Thursday, March 29th (prior to Spring Break).
You can backpack them to Dows Lane or Main Street School, OR drop them off in the collection boxes at the Middle School, the High School, the library (in the Children's room) or the Parks and Rec office on Main Street.
REMEMBER: EVERY BOX TOP COUNTS!
Thank you for your continued support of this important fundraiser.
Any questions please visit: www.btfe.com or contact Marylou Banino at email@example.com
BOWLING NIGHT RESCHEDULED
Friday, April 13
Who says the kids get all the fun? Join us for a night out for the grown-ups!
DATE: Friday April 13, 2018
TIME: 8pm-10pm (check-in at 7:45pm)
PLACE: Bowlmor Lanes, 47 Tarrytown Road, White Plains
COST: $65 per person includes hot and cold finger foods, drink tickets, bowling shoes and 2 hours of bowling.
BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
Sign up deadline is Tuesday, April 10.
Tickets will not be sold at the door.
If you purchased tickets for the original date and cannot make the new date, please email Melissa Stein at
firstname.lastname@example.org for a refund of your ticket price.
If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Stein at
Check out the slideshow of last year's event:
Bowling Night 2017
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Wednesday, April 18
Please join us for our third General Membership Meeting of the school year.
Wednesday, April 18
9:15am – 10:00am
Dows Lane Multi-Purpose Room
Agenda items include:
--Presentation of 2018-2019 proposed school budget and vote to determine whether the Irvington PTSA will support the budget
--Vote to appoint a replacement for the upcoming Assistant Treasurer vacancy
Hope to see you there!
USED BOOK SALE
Book Collection is ongoing!
Please donate your used books! Books for all ages are welcome especially CHAPTER BOOKS!
Book collection boxes can be found in the Dows Lane lobby; outside the office at Main Street School; in the upper lobby at Irvington Middle School; and in the main office at Irvington High School.
We will happily accept empty cardboard boxes (book moving size/Fresh Direct size/Wine size) and shopping bags, which are always needed for the sale. Please deliver to the Dows Lane lobby.
If you wish to volunteer your time or learn more about the sale, please contact Karen Arnett at email@example.com.
Please tell your friends and neighbors and don’t forget to mark your calendars with the dates the Used Book Sale is open to the public: May 10th &12th.
SPRING LUNCHEON TICKETS ON SALE!
Join us on Friday, May 4th, from 10-2 PM for the annual Irvington PTSA Spring luncheon fundraiser and gift boutique. We are so happy to welcome Lee Woodruff, best-selling New York Times author, as our speaker this year.
For tickets, click LUNCHEON TICKETS
IUFSD NEEDS YOU!
Volunteers Needed for MSS, IMS & IHS School Site Committees
Now’s your chance to become a volunteer at your child's school. One Tuesday a month, for about an hour will afford you the opportunity to help make a difference.
Just some of the improvements made because of the leadership of the Site Committees are: Revitalizing Recess, Imagination Playground and the Peaceful Playground at Dows Lane; the development of the Community Garden, the Community Playground and improvements to indoor/outdoor recess at Main Street; creation of the Insider’s Guide to IMS, making revisions to the Student Handbook and recommendations for beautification of the Middle School, and enhancing the senior internship experience and the development of the Core Value Awards program at the High School.
Main Street School, the Middle School and the High School are each in need of one (1) additional Site Committee Member. If you would like further information, please click review the Shared Decision Making Plan, or if you wish to volunteer, please contact Donna Friedlander at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have interest in serving on a site committee and would like to learn more about this important opportunity, please feel free to contact Irvington parent, Shari Wels at email@example.com who has knowledge of the Site Committee experience.