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CANCELED For Today: New Roots Rock Band - 6th Annual Ithaca Skate Jam!

on Thu, 04/27/2017 - 14:33

Canceled for today: On May 7th, at 12:30pm and 1:30pm, the New Roots Rock Band will perform for the 6th Annual Ithaca Skate Jam at the Ithaca Skate Park. The Skate Jam is a two-day event beginning on May 6th, and registrations are being processed at The event will be sponsored by Gimme! Coffee, Greenstar Co-op, Emmy's Organics, Viva Taqueria,Collegetown Bagels, Agava, Luna inspired Street Food, Cliff Bar, Vans Shoes, Levi's Skateboarding, Dickies Skateboarding, WVBR 93.5 FM, and many more!

Students plant starts for this year's Farm to School urban garden

on Mon, 04/10/2017 - 15:06

April Gallery Night!

on Thu, 04/06/2017 - 20:22

"Nuevo Durango" by Caroline Snyder


"Nuevo Durango is a small Maya village located deep in the tropical dry forest of southern Mexico. I recently went on a biological research trip there with New Roots upper-school science teacher, David Streib.

My exhibition will consist of original drawings inspired by photos I took of the bright and bold flora and fauna in the Maya jungle."


Come see it tomorrow, April 7th, 5pm to 7:30pm!


New Roots Charter School Spring Showcase!

on Mon, 03/27/2017 - 18:59

New Roots Charter School will open its doors for a Spring Showcase on Thursday, March 30 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Interested community members are invited to join us for live musical performances, student-led demonstrations of learning, school building tours, conversations with students and teachers, and a celebration of our five-year charter renewal!


“At New Roots we believe that the best preparation for the future is a life lived fully with passion and purpose in the present,” says Tina Nilsen-Hodges, school principal.

New Roots on a two-hour delay on Thursday, March 16

on Thu, 03/16/2017 - 00:04

New Roots will be operating on a two-hour delay on Thursday, March 16.  Classes will begin at 11:00 a.m.  Our doors will be open as of 8:00 a.m. to accommodate students' transportation schedules.

Snow Day Take 2! New Roots Closed Wednesday, March 15

on Tue, 03/14/2017 - 22:42

New Roots Charter School will be closed on Wednesday, March 15 due to winter weather conditions.  Stay warm and enjoy the snow event!

Snow day! New Roots closed on Tuesday, March 14

on Tue, 03/14/2017 - 01:01

New Roots will be closed on Tuesday, March 14 due to severe winter weather conditions.  Stay safe and enjoy the snow!

Spring Benefit Concert!

on Mon, 03/13/2017 - 16:09


New Roots Rock Band, Steel Band, Vocal Ensemble and Spoken Word Club will perform at the Dock on March 25th, 6:00-9:00pm! The event is inspired by the Grassroots Festival’s youth program Roots in the Schools, and made possible by The Dock's generous donation of the venue. Roots in the Schools engaged musicians from Big Mean Sound Machine and other local bands to mentor students and help them prepare for the big event. This will be a great showing of New Roots talent, so come show your support and invite family friends!

Teacher Spotlight: Kelley Robertson!

on Thu, 03/09/2017 - 14:48

Kelley is certified music teacher and a recent Peace Corps graduate who spent time in Panama. At New Roots she is teaching Spanish I, II, III, and IV, Advisory, Humanities Expedition and a she leads a choral ensemble. Her Spanish classes exhibit a strong focus on speaking the language rather than reading and writing it, using communication as the primary learning tool. About 80% of the conversations in her Spanish classes progress in Spanish. 

Kelley’s classes frequently find reason to work with individuals and organizations outside New Roots doors.

March Gallery Night!

on Fri, 03/03/2017 - 22:18

The Traces We Leave: A photography exhibit by Barbara Pease.

The transient nature of our world is a theme in this exhibition. We leave behind, at least for a while, traces of ourselves: a tagger's graffiti, an activist's poster, commissioned art or a simple statement on a pipe, "Water is Life."
Come see it today (March 3rd) 5pm to 7:30p.m., or anytime the lobby is open until March 29th!