Ithaca, NY — New Roots Charter School is thrilled to extend a warm invitation to the community for a unique Celebration of Learning event on Friday, February 2, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. The showcase will take place on their school campus in the Historic Clinton House, providing an opportunity for students from all grade levels to share their achievements from the Fall semester with friends, family, and the wider community.

One highlight of the event is an immersive art installation created by students in the Elevate Gallery – a captivating tree that symbolizes growth, creativity, and the thriving spirit of learning at New Roots. In addition to this, students will proudly exhibit their photography and artwork from the photography studio art classes, offering a glimpse into the diverse talents cultivated within the school’s creative community.

Research consistently emphasizes the importance of student reflection and the presentation of learning to external audiences, as it enhances the educational experience and deepens learning. The Celebration of Learning at New Roots is designed to showcase a mix of student displays and presentations led by the students themselves.

“We believe that when students have the chance to share their work and experiences with a wider audience, it not only boosts their confidence but also makes the learning process more meaningful,” said David Streib (NYS Master Teacher) at New Roots Charter School.

The community is invited to attend and participate, celebrating the accomplishments of New Roots students. Your presence will provide valuable encouragement to the students.

Event Details:

Date: Friday, February 2
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Location: New Roots Charter School

To assist with event planning, attendees are kindly requested to RSVP. Light snacks featuring treats made by our Culinary Arts class will be provided for all guests.

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New Roots Charter School is a tuition-free public charter school serving grades 9-12 that is open to any young person who is eligible to attend high school in New York State. Offering a private school education at a public school price, students prepare for lives of passion and purpose as they prepare to create and embrace new 21st-century life opportunities through career and college preparation.

For more information, contact Michael Mazza, Director of Community Engagement at New Roots Charter School, at