News & Events

 A school year at the Islamic Community School is more than just test dates, snow days, graduations, and school holidays.  Our students are involved in field trips, extra curricular activities, and personal development programs as well.  Visit this page to stay ahead of the game and in the know.


Upcoming Events

New 2017-2018 School Year starts!

The Islamic Community School is starting it’s 41st school year on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. We welcome our new students and staff, returning students staff and all of our family members.

School News

New Course Offering

Alhamdulillah, we are pleased to announce that the 9th-12th grade students of the Islamic Community are taking a 1 credit course in Biology this fall/winter semester.  The class is being taught by members of the Graduate Students MSA of Johns Hopkins University.  The class is offered 3 days a week and will cover the curriculum of a high school Biology course.  Staff, students and parents are excited about this new course offering and pray that it continues and can be the beginning of Science being offered to all students of the Islamic Community School.

New Monthly Themes for 2016-2017

October Theme – “ICS IS TURNING 40!

Each student in grades 1-12 had to interview a former student of the Islamic Community School and ask them questions about their years as a student.  The questions included:

  • Who was your best friend?
  • What was your favorite subject?
  • What was one of your worst days at school?
  • What was one of your best days at school?
  • The answers were amusing and informative, and all students enjoyed the interview process; some even added their own questions.

The list of former students who were interviewed (not in any particular order):

  • Mujahid Abdus Samad Jones
  • Naeem Muhammad
  • Talib Mahasa
  • Jibreel Garner
  • Najma Abdus Samad Jones
  • Mina Abdussabur
  • Taahirah Matin
  • AbdusShaheed Abdul Aziz Settles
  • AbdusSamee Muhammad
  • Ruwaydah Amin
  • Nazaahah Amin
  • Majida Abdulillaha
  • Aisha Abdur Rahman
  • Mubarak Abdul Aziz Settles
  • Musaa Abdur Rahman
  • Atiya Abdur Rahman
  • Karim Amin
  • Arnelle Creech
  • Tauhid Abdus Samad Jones
  • Aisha Blue
  • Hassanah Al-Muid
  • Asim Amin
  • Abdur Rahman Blue
  • Abdul Malik Abdul Aziz
  • Medina Walker
  • Nadito Leslie
  • Aisha Al-Muid
  • Siddeeq Abdul Matin
  • Hakeemah Abdul Aziz
  • Jahsento Leslie
  • Khayriyyah Garner
  • Nyemah Watson

Past Events

Hajj Week – May 8-12, 2017

The Islamic Community School will be having its traditional Hajj Week from May 8-12, 2017.  The students learn about Hajj and prepare for a special program to be presented on Friday May 12, 2017.  The program is followed by traditional Hajj food, chicken, rice and bread.   The female program will be from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, and the male program will be from 3:00-4:00 PM.

Career Day for Grades 7-12

May 29, 2017


June 16, 2017


The Senior Banquet

This event was held on Saturday May 20, 2017.  The delicious dinner was catered by 2 AM Bakery.

The ICS Annual Career Day

This event was held for students in grades 7-12 on Monday May 29, 2017.  Guest speakers included a sales representative, a relief worker, a massage therapist, a labor and delivery nurse, a fashion designer, a day care provider and an entrepreneur who makes essential oil products.  Hands on activities included taking care of several babies at once and making a custom bottle of essential oil. Several of the speakers were former students of the ICS.

Teacher Appreciation Dinner

The Parents’ Organization of the Islamic Community School held a Teacher Appreciation Dinner on Tuesday April 25, 2017.  The parents served the staff with a variety of delicious dishes.  They also gave each staff member a gift.  The two principals, Sister Zakia Amin and Sister Rehana bint Yayha received extra special gifts

The Annual Spelling Bee

Monday February 20, 2017 11:00 AM

The Annual Qur’an Recitation Competition

Monday January 16, 2017

Islamic Community School’s 40th Anniversary Banquet

On November 12, 2016, nearly 200 current and former teachers, students, parents and supporters of the Islamic Community gathered to celebrate the legacy of our past and the promise of our future.  The program opened with Quran recitation and a passionate speech by one of our senior students.  Several of the founders of the school presented the story of its beginnings.  Students from the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s intrigued and entertained the crowd with fond memories of their school days.  Current students sang songs, read original  poems, and presented essays about how attending the school has benefited their lives.  After the presentations, we were treated to a delicious dinner catered by a former student and teacher, and delectable dessert prepared by a current and former parent.  Everyone enjoyed themselves and appreciated the decorations, which included pictures from the 1980s to 2016 on each table.  The evening ended with a short presentation on the effort to relocate the school in a few years to a larger facility.  We thank all who attended and those who were unable to attend, but made du’ah for a successful event.

Applebee’s Breakfast

On November 27, 2016, the Fundraising Committee of the Islamic Community School held a breakfast at Applebee’s.  Many students, parents, family members and friends came out to all you can eat pancakes and sausages and all you can drink coffee and orange juice.  It was a filling way to start the day.

Field Day May 25, 2016

The ICS had another field day this year!  Students spent the morning and afternoon competing in various races, obstacle courses, and kick ball.  Everyone had to stay hydrated, but had a fantastic time playing, followed by hot dogs, drink and snacks.

Career Day May 29, 2016

The students in grades 7-12 learned about various careers from Muslim mentors. May Allah reward  all of our presenters for this year.

Khadijah Turnquist – Entrepeneur in Real Estate

Najma Jones –Culinary Training and Catering

Hafiza Abdur Rahman – Computer Programming

Yaseen – Auto Repair

Ammar Hanif – Marine Biology

Asim Amin – Human Resources