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The New Roots Experience by Jill Scholl

on Wed, 07/22/2015 - 00:00

This is the story about two boys. It’s not a spreadsheet crammed with numbers and statistics. It’s not a propaganda report selling an agenda. It’s just a story about two boys and their triumph over numbers and statistics.

Once upon a time in the small village of Lansing, there were two brothers who were so different, no one even knew they were related. Elder son was a giant over 6 feet tall who, despite his strength and grand size, did not enjoy sports. He was gentle and sensitive. He liked to hold soft critters and sit in the woods, listening to the quiet song of the forest.

2015 Commencement: Friday, June 26th

on Wed, 06/24/2015 - 15:50


Family Picnic at Stewart Park: Thursday, June 18th 4:30 - 8:00pm

on Tue, 06/16/2015 - 20:40
Join us for this year's picnic in the large pavilion at Stewart Park! 
4:30 - 5:15pm: Caregivers and staff vs. students soccer game
5:00 - until gone: Vegitarian and Meat BBQ
(Families are welcome to bring a side dish or a desert to share)
5:15 - 6:00pm: Rock Band performance followed by Open Mic
(Bring your talent!)
6:00 -7:00pm: Tie dye (Bring a cotton t-shirt)

Congo Square Market features the New Roots Steel Drum Band

on Thu, 06/04/2015 - 15:02
Please come enjoy us for the first Market of the season with a performance by the New Roots  Steel Drums Band and Thousands of One featuring our Dean of Students, Jhakeem Haltom. There will be authentic Ethiopian, Jamaican, and Thai food for sale so bring some cash to enjoy a cultural extravaganza!

Friday, June 12th 4-8pm 305 S. Plain St. South Side Community Center

Join Us for Our Open House Tomorrow, June 3rd from 9am to 4pm

on Tue, 06/02/2015 - 18:01

New Roots Rock Band Performs at 3pm on Saturday May 23rd

on Thu, 05/14/2015 - 13:36

Ithaca Festival Retrospective at the New Roots Elevator Music and Art Gallery

on Thu, 05/07/2015 - 13:18


An exhibit dedicated to the art of the Ithaca Festival is on exhibit at the Elevator Music and Art Gallery at New Roots Charter School, 116 N. Cayuga St. (the Clinton House).

The exhibit, which looks back at the past 38 years of the festival, is entitled “Celebrating the Artist in Everyone,” with a display of posters, buttons, T-shirts, artwork and photos.

Learn about the history of this beloved Ithaca event, then head over to the downstairs gallery at CSMA, where artwork by 2015 Ithaca Festival Artist Todd Ayoung explores themes of social engagement, including this year’s festival theme,

TONIGHT! Spring Auction

on Wed, 04/08/2015 - 16:28
Join us for our Spring Auction with Live Music!
Friday May 8, 2015 7:00-8:30pm
Open to the Public


New Roots Students Become Teachers of Humanitarian Law

on Mon, 04/06/2015 - 17:37

Seniors Emily Feavearyear and Soren Mortensen had a novel idea for their required graduation project. They wanted to teach a class at their own school. Now they (and teacher Maria Gimma) are not only instructing their peers in a year-long elective, but they are also taking their knowledge and teaching skills to Ithaca High School (for Social Justice Week), to Wells College (Annual Activist Symposium) and Tomkins Community College this April 12th, and—they hope again—to Washington D.C.

First Friday Gallery Opening featuring Aubrey Hetznecker

on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 18:06
Opening Friday April 3rd 5 to 7:30 PM, 2015
April 3rd to 30th
What We Remember We Burry    

by Aubrey Hetznecker

Aubrey Hetznecker is an artist and educator currently residing in Ithaca, NY.  Aubrey received her BFA from Cornell University and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. This work explores the notion of interstitial spaces through the accumulation of repeated forms implying spatial and social relationships. These forms are in a state of transition, desiring to be actualized in space.