2018 - 2019 Videos




GRADUATION! Highlights from the 96th Commencement ceremony for Irondequoit High School on June 16, 2019 at the Eastman Theatre.


IMPORTANT BUS INFORMATION MESSAGE: Parents and guardians: You must sign up for our Parent Portal and get an activation code to obtain your children’s bus route information for the 2019-20 school year.


HAVE A BALL! Some students in the Rogers Middle School Science Club learned coding so they could program Spheros, which are robots run by gyroscopes. A West Irondequoit Foundation grant funded the Spheros.


ROGERS FIELD DAYS! Plenty of activities, fun and smiles — along with a visit from a four-legged special agent — happened at Rogers Middle School on Friday!


VOCABULARY HAT DAY! What’s the good word? There were a whole bunch of them during Vocabulary Hat Day at Colebrook elementary! The learning was pretty fun, too!


JUGGLING ACT! “In Jest,” a juggling, comedy & entertainment duo put on a great performance for Iroquois Middle School today! Definitely showing off some #WI_PeakPerformance! Their website: www.injest.com.



WAX MUSEUM!
Southlawn third-graders in Miss Battaglia, Miss Jablonski & Mrs. Stewart’s classes researched famous people — from Rosa Parks, Anne Frank, FDR & Steve Jobs to actors & athletes — created a storyboards & dressed like them. As visitors entered their “wax museum, they came to life, giving facts in the first person about their subject. What a fun way to learn!


EAGLES CHARITABLE CHALLENGE
! The 7th annual charity race organized by the West Irondequoit Central School District raised a record total of $5,585! All money goes to the charities/foundations of four current and one former WICSD staff members whose families have endured the loss of a child.


TORCH RUN! Thirteen West Irondequoit students (and 20 helpers) carried the torch for the Irondequoit Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run on May 23 from our Helmer Nature Center to Irondequoit High School!


Medical Illustrator shows 'em how:
Dake Junior High School students in Ms. Courtney Cox’s classes received specialized instruction from medical illustrator, Mrs. Amy Walts, who happens to be a parent in the West Irondequoit District. She described different techniques and how she gets such great detail in her work. 


Yearbook dedication:
The Class of 2019 honored recently retired West Irondequoit Superintendent Jeff Crane by dedicating its yearbook to him.


Medieval Banquet at Iroquois! A feast and a good time was had by all! 


Our Outdoor Classroom:
Helmer Nature Center is West Irondequoit's "outdoor classroom" for all seasons. Here's a look at a place that is a great resource for our schools and our community. 🌿☀️🍁❄️


Music Monday at I-Square: Dake Junior High School’s “Sound Crowd” preformed a 30-minute concert during lunch at I-Square.


Egg-cellent Project: Sixth-graders at Iroquois School had fun designing packaging to keep their eggs safe during the annual Egg Drop.


Her second family: Sixth-grade teacher Wendy Passero, who has worked here 30-plus years, talks about her son, Noah, and how West Irondequoit has always made her feel.


ALLE SHEA'S STORY: WI Network Technician Angelo Collazo & his family lost little Alle Shea (5 weeks) in 2009. Here are some of his thoughts on the Eagles' Charitable Challenge.


'THEY EMBRACED US FROM THE VERY BEGINNING:' The Josh Rojas Foundation and annual events such as the Eagles' Charitable Challenge ensure her child will never be forgotten, says Dake Jr. HS teaching assistant, Kristan Rojas.  


A YOUNG MAN'S LEGACY: Tyler Putnam’s life was short but the legacy of the former IHS student lives on in an annual scholarship and at the Eagles’ Charitable Challenge.


'WE WERE GIVEN A HUGE HUG:' Teacher Jamie Wixson shares her thoughts on the Eagles’ Charitable Challenge and honoring her daughter, Sydney Grace.


IHS Decision Day 2019! Some sights from "Decision Day" 2019
and the Irondequoit High School Class of 2019! 


Spirit of Community! The Eagles' Charitable Challenge began in 2013. How and why did it start? It's a race/event that symbolizes the West Irondequoit spirit of a school and community taking care of each other.


THE WICSD 1:1 INITIATIVE: Our middle school students started using 1:1 classroom technology in 2018-19. This video explains how a laptop in hand can help each child become better 21st century learners.


ROGERS SOCK HOP!
The Rogers Middle School gym was transformed on March 22 into a Sock Hop! About 150 families danced the night away!


LEARNING TO GROW! All 12 of our kindergarten classes visited Genrich’s Garden Center in March to learn about plants and soil and growth. Thanks to the Genrich family for being such great hosts!


VISUAL LEARNING! Dake Junior High students were able to see phases of the moon and learn more about the sun’s path through the sky in “SkyLab.”


REAL LIFE, REAL LEARNING:
Mr. Dave Marshall's Principles of Engineering class turned an issue with the IHS pool's malfunctioning Device Plates into a project. Students problem-solved, designed, built and installed a device to fix the issue. 


ST. PATRICK'S DAY:
Some students at Brookview set some traps in an effort to catch some of those pesky leprechauns that invaded their building!


WORLD LANGUAGE WEEK:
There were different themes daily for different countries -- Germany, Arabia, France, Spain, Italy. Friday was the culmination of that and Spanish, Italian, French and German classes decorated rooms and had a block party for advanced language students/staff.


GETTING SAPPY AT HELMER!
Some students from Seneca School learned all about tapping a tree and making maple syrup at Helmer Nature Center, West Irondequoit’s outdoor classroom!


DECA ROCKS STATES!
The 59th state competition for DECA, the international business club, is in Rochester. It brings together 2,000-plus students from across the state and 48 of them — an all-time high —  hail from are from the Irondequoit High School DECA club.


ADAM MILNE GAME! Highlights from the annual charity faculty basketball game on March 8, 2019. What a great way to show school spirit and unity!




SPREAD THE WORD: Dake Jr. HS students put their markers to paper, signing for "Spread the Word Inclusion," a national campaign that asks to pledge support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.



DAKE TALENT SHOW! From From piano playing to singing, dancing, acting and a card trick, watch some of today's Dake Junior High School talent show!

 
SINGING VALENTINES! Watch our talented students deliver Singing Valentines, an annual IHS tradition, around school on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019!


SWEETHEARTS & HEROES: Tom Murphy and Rick Yarosh, who travel nationwide to spread their message about anti-bullying and how to gain and give HOPE, delivered a passionate presentation to our Dake Junior High School students this month.




CITIZENSHIP SUCCESS! The first IHS Citizenship Conference with 11 presenters and organized by the WICSD Social Studies Department was a big success.



TEACHER APPRECIATION NIGHT! The Irondequoit High School hockey team held its first Teacher Appreciation Night on Thursday, Jan. 24 at Lakeshore Hockey Arena. Players selected which teachers they wanted to invite and 25 from five different schools were honored before the game vs. Geneva. The Eagles won 7-2.


EDUCATION ON AIRBAGS! Mr. Pete Chupak’s students at IHS learned all about airbags — how they work and how they save lives — and even got to safely see one be deployed.



IRONDEQUOIT STUDENT WELLNESS: The first ever event held Jan. 12 at IHS brought together student-athletes from Irondequoit & Eastridge high schools.



LEARNING ABOUT NUCLEAR POWER: Students in Miss Alex Virga’s “Insights in Chemistry” at Irondequoit High School heard from two representatives from the R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power plant in Wayne County.



GRADUATE WORKSHOP: Sixteen members of the Class of 2018 came back to Irondequoit High on Jan. 3, 2019 to lend some wisdom on what it was like to receive a West Irondequoit education and spoke with upperclassmen on what to expect transitioning to college, among other topics.




Boys hoops home opener:
The two-time defending Section V champion Eagles (2-0) overcame a slow start to run away from Webster Schroeder in Wednesday's home opener. Here are highlights from the 71-43 win. 



Teaching via technology: Dake Junior High students in Sarah Dresnack’s class used video conferencing to hear from composer Nadine Foley, who was in Ohio.



Lending his wisdom: Superintendent Jeff Crane was asked to speak about his his job and public policy with Heather Lynch and Amy Schreiber‘s students on Tuesday. They're working on a Participation in Government project. Here is a portion of the discussion. 



Real-life, real learning: Students in Mr. Lou DiCesare's sports marketing class were challenged by a project last fall called "Fans In The Stands." The task and goal: Design a promotional campaign to boost attendance at home games.




50 Days Smarter! How do you celebrate the first 50 days of kindergarten? With a 1950s-style Sock Hop! That’s how they did it at Southlawn Schools on Nov. 20, 2018.




Signing Day! Highlighted by 9 lacrosse players, 11 IHS student-athletes received national letters during a ceremony on Nov. 14, 2018, the opening day of the early signing period.



Veterans Day: Monday is Veterans Day and there is no school. So Dena Kropman’s 2nd-graders at Southlawn welcomed some veterans on Nov. 8, 2018. Here’s a snapshot of their day.



2018 Halloween Parades! A rainy day didn't dampen the spirits and smiles of our students as they walked the halls and our neighborhoods for the annual Halloween Parade!



Halloween Obstacle Course! Check out how the gymnasium at Iroquois Middle School was transformed into a Halloween treat!





Italy comes to Irondequoit! Teacher Renee Bosco's Italian class visited the Rogers K-6 Extension program recently after school and taught children a little about Italian culture (and Halloween there)!





Post High School Planning Workshop: No matter where you are in the process, this event is one students and families will want to attend on Nov. 14 at IHS.


Act For Education, Part 2: Anchor/reporter Alexis Arnold of 13WHAM-TV/Good Day Rochester and Democrat and Chronicle reporters (and IHS grads) Sean Lahman and Will Cleveland visited Mr. Kunz’s journalism class as part of Act For Education’s “Celebrating Public Schools Week.”


Act For Education, Part 1: In conjunction with Act For Education’s Celebrating Public Schools Week, Irondequoit Supervisor and 1999 IHS David Seeley spoke to our AP Government class on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.


Cornhole Tourney nets $13,676!
Watch highlights from the fun that was had at the inaugural West Irondequoit Foundation Cornhole Tournament on October 12th at St. Paul Firemen's Exempt Club. Money goes toward educational initiatives at our schools!



Rogers Spirit Assembly! Watch our seniors tell the 4-6 graders how much they value their time at Rogers and then wait for the Rogers' song written by Anna Conti!



Fall Harvest Festival: Sights, sounds and fun from the annual event at Helmer Nature Center!


Spirit Week 2018: From neon, patriotic and outfits sporting school colors, the energy of Super Quiz and the Friday Pep Rally, check out what some of the fun during Spirit Week at West Irondequoit looked like.



Superintendent Search: Focus groups. Community Forums. Nearly 400 online surveys. To assist our Board of Education, School Leadership, LLC consultants weighed much feedback in this process.



Safety Update: Monday morning's news conference with WICSD Supt. Jeffrey Crane, Irondequoit Police Chief Richard Tantalo and WICSD Executive Director of Operations, John Conti.



Food to facilitate reading! Watch Jori McKenna’s 5th graders at Rogers Middle School gobble up the portions.


We Remember: Irondequoit High School senior Nick Ruhling and junior Jamie Cicotta sang the national anthem at the Town of Irondequoit's annual September 11 Remembrance ceremony. 


Opening Day! Here is what Thursday's first day of school looked and sounded like at four schools on our campus.



The entrance to Irondequoit High School got a facelift over the summer thanks to that Banner Project hatched in early 2017! The new look will greet students to start the new school year!



To improve safety, the West Irondequoit Central School District has created a new, one-way traffic pattern and dedicated a drop-off zone in front of Dake Junior High School.


As Opening Day for the 2018-19 school year approaches this week, our curriculum leaders and teachers sharpen their focus to get ready for our students.



Professional development at West Irondequoit extends well beyond the classroom. Watch the Irondequoit Fire and Police departments teach and train our staff in preparation for the school year.


The 2018-19 school year starts next week and students and parents will notice a few changes to enhance safety on the streets, in the parking lots and upon entry into the buildings at West Irondequoit schools.



Kindergarten Camp! See what some of our youngest students did to get ready for the upcoming school year that is fast approaching! 




Dedication ceremony and grand opening of the Evans & McGraw Learning Center on Aug. 22, 2018 to honor two town of Irondequoit Library trailblazers! Hear portions of the speeches by Superintendent Jeff Crane and 2018 IHS graduate, Noelle Gangarossa.




A "Celebration of Learning" happened for 3 weeks at our Rogers and Southlawn schools, as 200+ kids from grades 1-6 sharpened their ELA and math skills for the 2018-19 school year! 




See administrators and staff, Irondequoit High School student- athletes and 13WHAM's crew toss bags during our fun "Cornhole Social" on Aug. 7 that kicked off the West Irondequoit Foundation's annual fundraiser. This year it's a Cornhole Tourney on Oct. 12. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!




To kick off the West Irondequoit Foundation's annual fundraiser, which this year is a Cornhole Tournament on Friday, Oct. 12, we hosted an event at Irondequoit High on Aug. 7, 2018, and 13WHAM-TV/Fox Rochester's Good Day Rochester's cameras were here to cover it starting at 6:05 a.m. 




Some of our students going into grades 1-6 are taking advantage of a 3-week Math and ELA Summer Lab at Rogers and Southlawn schools. See what it's all about (and find out how old Mrs. Sinclair is 😀)!



It’s summer but our campus is buzzing. Swimming and sailing. Softball and baseball. Lacrosse, soccer + more! Spots are still available for upcoming camps in many activities. Call 336-3014 for more info!


More than 30 Rochester City School District students are participating in a city-funded, six-week Summer Leap program at West Irondequoit's Listwood Elementary. Two school districts.
One mission: Help kids become better every day!