Cross Country Teams in Sectionals Oct. 31
(Oct. 31, 2014) The boys & girls cross country teams travel and compete in today's (Oct. 31) Cross Country Sectionals at Saratoga Spa State Park. Good luck to our running Riders!
Girls Volleyball Defeated in Semifinals
(Oct. 31, 2014) Girls volleyball fell to Hudson Falls 3-0 in the sectional semifinals at Rensselear HS on Oct. 30. Congrats on a great season girls!
Boys Soccer Advances to Sectional Finals Nov. 1
(Oct. 30, 2014) Congrats to the boys soccer team on their 4-1 win over Schuylerville on Oct. 29. They will play #2 Schalmont in the Class final on Saturday, Nov. 1, at Colonie. Noon game time. Go Riders!
Teaching Substitutes Needed
(Oct. 29, 2014) The Ichabod Crane Central School District is in need of substitute teachers. Instructions and application are available on the Employment page.Once you've completed the application, please send it to Amy Boothby in the Central Office.
School Board Recogniton Week
(Oct. 28, 2014) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has proclaimed October 27-31, 2014 as New York State School Board Recognition Week. In recognition of each of our Board member's untiring service and duty to the Ichabod Crane Central School District, community and our 1,900+ students, we take this opportunity to recognize and celebrate our Board of Education members: Anthony Welcome, president; John Chandler, vice-president; Kyle Aschenbrenner; Tricia Gerkman; Barbara-anne Johnson-Heimroth; Bruce Naramore; Jeffrey Ouellette; Susan Ramos and Cheryl Trefzger. Thank you all!
Reminder: Class of 2009 Survey
If you are a member of the Class of 2009 or know a member of that class, the Ichabod Crane CSD is looking to hear from them! The district is conducting a survey of the Class of 2009, including those from the class who may not have graduated. The data from the survey will help the district to identify programmatic strengths and weaknesses. The letter that was sent to parents of the 2009 cohort is here. Former students are asked to call 1-888-419-2697 ASAP in order to give the district feedback which we will use to improve our program.
ICC Girls Soccer Defeated in Sectionals
(Oct. 27, 2014) No. 14 ICC girls soccer was defeated 6-1 by # 3 Catholic Central in the second round of the Section II, Class B varsity girls soccer tournament on Friday, Oct. 24 at Troy High School.
ICC Girls Field Hockey Defeated in Sectional Quarterfinal
(Oct. 23, 2014) The ICC girls varsity field hockey team (#8 seed) was defeated by #1 seed Queensbury in the Section 2 Class B quarterfinal game on Wed., Oct. 22 at QHS.
Ichabod Crane High School Announces Commended Student in the 2015 National Merit® Scholarship Program
(Oct. 17, 2014) Ichabod Crane High School Principal Craig Shull has announced that senior Marissa Vecellio has been named a Commended Student in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. Learn More
ICHS's Junior Martinez Selected a 2014 University at Albany Multicultural High School Achiever
(Oct. 17, 2014) Ichabod Crane High School senior Junior Martinez was selected as one of the 2014 University at Albany Multicultural High School Achievers. Junior, along with ICHS art teacher Laura Cannamela, attended a Sept. 13 event at UAlbany which featured activities such as campus tours, student panels, and a recognition program and reception. Learn MOre
STAR Eligible Property Owners to Receive Property Tax Freeze Credit
(Oct. 16, 2014) At the last meeting of the Ichabod Crane Board of Education, Business Manager Michael Brennan shared that Ichabod Crane CSD taxpayers may qualify to receive a rebate check from the NYS Tax Department sometime in the fall because the district's 2014-15 school budget stays within the state-mandated property tax levy cap.
New York State's Property Tax Freeze Credit was signed into law as part of the state's 2014-15 budget to provide some tax relief for eligible property owners. View the fact sheet
Girls Tennis Win 6th Straight Class B Team Championship
(Oct. 15, 2014) Congratulations to the ICC Girls Tennis Team who defeated Schalmont on Tues., Oct. 14 to win the 2014 Section 2 "Class B" Team Championship for the sixth, consecutive year. Team members Amanda Geiger (senior), Angelika Nelson (freshman), Emily Farrell (junior), Jennifer Langley (freshman), Jessica Ingham (senior), Mackenzie Spross (junior), Nicole Lewis (sophomore), Sarbjeet Devi (8th grade) and
Savannah Betancourt (junior) are coached by Megan Yeats.
"Go Home Early" Drill Scheduled for Nov. 7
All students dismiss 15 minutes early on this day
(Oct. 14, 2014) The annual "Go Home Early" drill is scheduled for Friday, November 7. On that day, 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.
Please plan accordingly as students will then also be arriving home approximately 15 minutes earlier than normal. For more information on the drill, please contact your child's school building main office.
Note: Student-athletes who have athletic events will have to leave the building at dismissal but may return as instructed by their coach.
Artwork by Two ICHS Students Selected for Display at the NYS School Boards Conference
(Oct. 14, 2014) Congratulations to Ichabod Crane High School students Samuel Bellenchia, currently in 12th grade, and Jordan Steele, currently in 10th grade, whose artwork has been selected for the NYS Art Teachers Association Student Art Exhibit in conjunction with the NYS School Boards Conference this month in NYC. Learn More
Board of Education Accepts Clean Audit Report by Independent Auditor
(Oct 10, 2014) The Ichabod Crane Central School District has received a clean audit or unqualified opinion for the 2012-13 school year. At the October 7, 2014 Board of Education meeting, a representative from the District's External Auditors, West and Company, presented Board members with a copy of the annual Audit Report. The report, which covers the school year ending June 30, 2014 was unqualified, a good rating. The audit report is on file in the District Clerk’s office and available to the public. The complete report is also available here.
Calendar Change: Nov. 17 Half Day for Parent Conferences
(Oct. 9, 2014) At its Oct. 7 meeting, the Ichabod Crane Board of Education approved a change to the school calendar. The half day scheduled for Thurs., Nov. 20 to accommodate parent conferences has been changed to Mon., Nov. 17. November 20 will be a regular school day.
Ichabod Crane Recognizes AP Scholars
(Oct. 7, 2014) Ichabod Crane High School is pleased to announce the students who have been recognized by the CollegeBoard as 2014 AP Scholars. This distinction is based on their outstanding academic performance on Advanced Placement Exams. The AP Scholar award is granted to those students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams. See who they are
Reminder to Stay Safe By Avoiding Strangers
(Sept. 19, 2014) You may have heard on the news today (9/19) about children in the town of Colonie and Berkshire County being approached by a man in gray car with New York plates, which police are investigating as possible attempted abductions. While there have been no reported incidents in our immediate area, today we took the opportunity to remind all our students to be vigilant about their safety when out and about. We are asking that our parents and guardians help us reinforce this message by speaking to your child/children about strangers and how to avoid potential dangers.
Please remind your children to:
- Avoid walking alone and walk in groups whenever possible.
- Don’t talk to strangers.
- If approached by a stranger, run away and immediately tell a trusted adult.
- Never get into a vehicle of someone you don’t know.
Together we can help make sure our children stay out of harm’s way.
District Website Recognized for Excellence
(Sept. 18, 2014) Ichabod Crane's website, www.ichabodcrane.org, has been recognized with an Award of Excellence by the New York State Public Relations Association (NYSPRA). Learn More
Booster Club Launches ICC Fan Shop
Purchase ICC apparel and gear online!
(Sept. 17, 2014) You can now purchase Ichabod Crane Central School branded apparel and gear online! The ICC Sports Booster Club has partnered with MyLocker.net to offer a variety of customized apparel and gear. Among the products you can purchase are shirts, jackets, hats, sweatshirts, laptop sleeves, backpacks, fleece blankets, towels and more!
Although apparel will continue to be available at football games, the Booster Club is excited to offer an additional way for people to order if they would prefer to use a credit card. Visit the ICC Fan Shop
NYSDOH and CCD Offer Advice to Help Prevent Spread of the Respiratory Illness, Enterovirus EV-D68
(Sept. 16, 2014) As you may have heard, a respiratory illness known as Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) has affected children and others in recent weeks across the country. While we have no confirmed cases of EV-D68, the Ichabod Crane Central School District is providing information from the NYS Department of Health and Center for Disease Control related to EV-D68 to help parents and community members become better informed about the illness and the preventative measures you can take to help prevent the spread of this virus. We will be sending home a letter with students. Learn More