Superintendent Search: Invitation to Apply
(Oct. 24, 2016) The Ichabod Crane CSD Board of Education is seeking candidates for Superintendent of Schools. Questar III BOCES is assisting the Board of Education with its search process, which is designed to recruit highly qualified candidates.The deadline to apply is Nov. 21. To learn more about the process, or to apply, please visit our Search webpage.
Emergency Early Release Drill Set for Nov. 4
(Oct. 24, 2016) The annual Go Home Early Drill is scheduled for Friday, November 4. All students will be dismissed 15 minutes earlier than the normal dismissal time. This is a requirement of the NYS Education Department to ensure that students and staff are prepared in case an emergency requires school grounds to be cleared and students to be transported home or to another location. A ConnectEd call will be going out to remind parents of this scheduled drill.
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation Launches Resident Survey with iPad Pro Give-Away
(Oct. 20, 2016) Make your voice heard! Help shape the future of your community by completing Berkshire Taconic’s resident survey between October 11 – 28, 2016. Conducted by research firm Mt. Auburn Associates, the survey is part of a four-county community assessment to help ensure that BTCF is addressing the most pressing issues and needs in the community. Results will be shared in 2017. Respondents* over 18 who complete the survey will be eligible to enter a drawing for an iPad Pro. Complete the survey and share this link with your networks today: www.BTCFsurvey.com.
*Eligible participants include all full-time, part-time and seasonal residents of Berkshire County, Mass.; Columbia County and northeast Dutchess County, NY (Amenia, Dover Plains, Millbrook, Millerton, North East, Pine Plains, Stanford and Washington); and northwest Litchfield County, Conn. (Canaan, Cornwall, Goshen, Kent, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon and Warren).
Parents Can Sign Up for State Education Department News
The State Education Department is offering a monthly eNewsletter, News and Notes for parents. You can subscribe by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the message SUBSCRIBE PARENTS [your name]. Example: SUBSCRIBE PARENTS Jane Smith. You will receive an email confirming your subscription.
Boys Soccer Sectionals
(Oct. 23, 2016) Boys soccer defeated Schuylerville 7-0 on Oct. 22 to advance to the sectional semifinal on Tues., Oct. 25. They will face Schalmont at Mohonasen HS at 5 p.m. Go Riders!
Field Hockey Sectionals
(Oct. 20, 2016) The #7 seed IC Field Hockey Team fell to #2 seed Queensbury in the Section 2 Class B sectional quarterfinals on Oct. 18.
Congratulations on a great season!
Girls Tennis Sectionals
(Oct. 19, 2016) Ichabod girls tennis fell to Catholic Central 2-5 in the Section 2, Class B finals on Oct. 18. Congratulations on a great season! Learn More
IC Drug Task Force Holds Riders Resource Night
(Oct. 17, 2016) The Ichabod Crane Drug Task Force Committee presented its second annual Riders Resource Night on Oct. 13. Thank you to all who attended and to our speakers, sponsors and supporters for making the program possible. Learn More
Ichabod Crane High School Announces September Rider of the Month Students
(Oct. 17, 2016) Ichabod Crane High School is pleased to announce the Rider of the Month students for September. Congratulations to Caitlin Matthies, Thomas Skyer, Olivia Chandler, Hanna Gardella, Nicholas Gallo, Emma Zlomek, Chris McNeal and Evelyn Sarno. Learn More
Trevor Wolfe Qualifies for NYS Golf Tournament
(Oct. 17, 2016) IC golfers Scott Vandenburgh, Trevor Wolfe and Tismark Boham played in the state qualifiers last week at Orchard Creek. Trevor Wolfe has now qualified for the NYS Golf Tournament. Scott Vandenburgh will serve as an alternative. The state tournament will be played in June at Cornell University. Congratulations!
Ichabod Crane Middle School Announces September Rider of the Month Students
(Oct. 11, 2016) Ichabod Crane Middle School is pleased to announce the Rider of the Month students for September. Congratulations to Colin Braswell, Hannah Frances, Elysia Meyer, Junior Hernandez, Jaelyn Dixon, Brady Rowe, Cate Tennier, Lukas Seaman and Timothy Hamm. Learn More
Maple Hill Invitational 2016 Tennis Champions
(Oct. 11, 2016) Congratulations to the Riders Tennis Team of Sarah Holmstrom, McKenzie Rybka, Elise Brennan, Jennifer Langley, Megan Malanowski, Nicole Lewis, Angelika Nelson Sarb Devi and Coach Megan Yeats on winning the Maple Hill Invitational!
Modified Cross Country Teams Place at Kiwanis Glover Invitational Meet
(Oct. 11, 2016) Congratulations to the Modified Cross Country Team. The team competed at Kiwanis Glover Invitational Meet at Maple Hill High School on October 8. The course was two miles long. The boys' team placed second and girls' team placed fourth. Victoria Slade finished First during girls' team with the result of 12:42 and Louis Warner finished First during boys' race with the result of 11:34. Go Riders! See Photos
ICHS Economics Students Learn the Importance of Making Smart Financial Choices
(Oct. 6, 2016) Ichabod Crane High School students in the Economics classes participated in financial literacy workshops on Oct. 3-4. Students experienced a snapshot of adulthood through an interactive simulation in which they moved through 11 budget stations in which they spent money at each one. They made decisions for things they will need and can afford, like housing, transportation and insurance to non-necessities like entertainment and vacations. They also learned about life events and their impact on even the most well-planned spending. Learn More
Cohn and Stead Sworn In as New Board Members
(Oct. 6, 2016) In September, the Ichabod Crane Board of Education appointed Daniel Cohn of Stockport and Michael Stead of Valatie to fill vacancies created by the resignations of John Chandler and Tracy Farrell. Both will serve until May 16, 2017. New York State law allows school boards to fill such vacancies by appointment until the next regular election in May. Learn More
Board Adopts Updated Strategic Operating Plan
(Oct. 5, 2016) The Ichabod Crane Central School District Board of Education first approved the Strategic Operating Plan on May 12, 2015. The Committees met in September 2016 to update the plan which was adopted by the Board on October 4, 2016. View the Strategic Operating Plan
Letter Sent Home to Parents Confirming No Clown Threat
(Oct. 3, 2016) You may have heard reports on the news about threats being made to school districts by clowns. This "clown threat" phenomenon has swept across the country and understandably caused some concern. In a letter backpacked home to all students, Superintendent Zini confirms there have been no direct or credible threats to the Ichabod Crane CSD. We will continue to monitor the situation. Please reassure your children that there has been no threat to our schools. Your children's safety is our utmost concern. View the letter
Varsity Club Fall Awards Banquet Set for Nov. 3
(Sept. 20, 2016) The Varsity Club has made changes to the structure of the awards banquet this year. There will now be three award ceremonies, one after each season, and will also involve the JV teams from each sport. The fall sports awards banquet will be held on November 3 at 6 p.m. in the Ichabod Crane High School auditorium. If you have any questions, please contact Varsity Club co-advisors Dave Ames at email@example.com or Dan Funk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Budget Newsletter Earns State Communications Award
(Sept. 15, 2016) Ichabod Crane Central School District's 2016 Budget Newsletter has been recognized by the New York Schools Public Relations Association (NYSPRA) with an Award of Merit in its 37th Annual Communications Contest. The publication was produced by IC Communications Specialist Mary Prusak in conjunction with the Questar III BOCES' Communications Service.
Results of Water Testing Reported to Board of Education & Shared with Parents
(Sept. 13, 2016) In a precautionary, proactive measure, the Ichabod Crane Central School District recently conducted water testing, not only for lead but also for copper. Approximately 275 water sources from every building were tested and the District received the results of the test in mid-August. At the Sept. 6 Board of Education meeting, Superintendent George Zini reported the results of the tests which did show some water sources with elevated levels of lead or copper within the buildings. The District has taken steps to address these sources to ensure that water is safe for consumption. Precautions will remain in effect until each identified area is remediated and retested.
"The safety of our students and staff has always been a priority," said Mr. Zini. "I can assure you that the District will take the necessary steps to ensure that everyone has safe drinking water available to them." Learn More