The Ithaca High School
Reunion Season is coming! Please watch the Reunion Updates page for your class information and register here so your Class Liaison(s) can find you!
SAD NEWS - THE FOUNDER OF THE ITHACA HIGH ALUMNI ASSOCIATION PASSED AWAY RECENTLY, RITA MACDONALD, IHS CLASS OF 1958 AND RETIRED IHS ENGLISH TEACHER. IT WAS HER VISION AND DESIRE TO RECONNECT ALUMS. SHE FELT THAT OUR SHARED SCHOOL EXPERIENCES BONDED ALL OF US FOR LIFE. WE WILL MISS YOU RITA!
IHS 140th Anniversary!
Ithaca High School Alma Mater
Words and Music by Michael Stern, ‘14
Far beneath the pathways of Cornell
And the college high upon South Hill
There lies a school in Ithaca
Where the youngest minds are filled
With inspiring words and knowledge,
So much to learn from Ithaca,
Education is our creed.
Our Ithaca, our Ithaca,
Diverse, yet unified.
Our Ithaca, our Ithaca
We stand and sing with pride!
For our love of friendships made here
And of dreams we’ve yet to see unfold.
Our hearts belong to Ithaca
And the future still untold;
We will always love our Ithaca,
The home of Red and Gold!
PLEASE WATCH THE REUNION
UPDATE PAGE FOR 2016 REUNIONS!
SOME IHS FACTS
- 1874 IS THE YEAR THAT THE ITHACA FREE ACADEMY WAS REGISTERED AS A REGENTS SCHOOL WITH THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
- ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION IN JUNE, 1929
- THE TWO BUNDLES BOUND TOGETHER BY THONGS INDICATE THE VALUE OF UNITED AND CONCERTED EFFORT TOWARD A COMMON GOAL.
THE LYRE IS AN EXPRESSION OF THE SCHOOL ACTIVITIES IN MUSIC, ART, AND DRAMATICS.
THE DISCO BOLUS AND LAUREL WREATH INDICATE THE SCHOOL ACTIVITIES IN ATHLETICS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF PHYSICAL HEALTH.
THE BEEHIVE IS THE EXPRESSION OF INDUSTRY.
THE LAMP OF KNOWLEDGE SIGNIFIES THE STRIVING FOR SCHOLASTIC HONOR IN ACADEMIC SUBJECTS.
HISTORY OF THE FORMATION OF THE
ITHACA HIGH ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
The Ithaca High School Alumni Association was formed by a small group of Ithaca area alumni in 2003. With the motto “Recapture the Spirit,” the Association is dedicated to furthering the traditions of excellence and spirit at Ithaca High school. Since 2003, we have sponsored an updated version of the IHS Alumni Directory, established a website and e-mail contact address, assisted classes in contacting members for reunions, helped alums to communicate with one another, and sponsored several local alumni events. To register, click sign-in at the top of the Home Page or go to the Donations Page. Welcome aboard!
"RECAPTURE THE SPIRIT"
Purpose: The aim of the website is make your visit here as interactive as possible and to enhance our ability to help with reunions and class events by having a centralized, member-updatable database available. It will also make possible easy communication among former students and staff and will expand our ability to keep everyone up-to-date with news of alumni, Ithaca High School, Ithaca, and its environs. Join us on our journey to make IHSAA a truly viable organization. We still have much that we would like to accomplish, and we need your help to do it.
||We welcome all alum and staff of Ithaca High School. If you are interested in being involved in website content (deciding on page themes, writing content, or supplying us with pictures), please go to the Contact IHSAA page and write us an e-mail to let us know or write to us at IHSAA, 400 Lake St., Ithaca, NY 14850. The online editor is GREAT in that it allows you to create pages that in the old days required an expensive programmer.
We especially want to thank
GORGES Web Development and Mobile Solutions
for enabling us to set up and run this incredible website!
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If you should encounter a glitch or a problem with the site,
please go to the Contact IHSAA page and contact the webmaster.
All other concerns should be directed to the editors.
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