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.
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.
New Course Offering
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
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
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.
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