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ICC Girls Soccer Advances in Sectionals, Plays Oct. 24

(Oct. 23, 2014) ICC girls soccer defeated Watervliet, 5-0, in the opening round of the Section 2 Class B tournament on Wednesday. The team plays Catholic Central on Friday, Oct. 24 at Troy High School. Game time is 3 pm. Congrats and good luck Riders! View the sectional bracket

Girls Volleyball Sectional Game Oct. 28

(Oct. 23, 2014) The girls volleyball team is seeded #3 and will play #6 seed Emma Willard in the Section 2 Class B tournament on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. here at home. Go Riders! View the sectional bracket

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.

ICC Boys Soccer to Play in Sectional Quarterfinal Oct. 24

(Oct. 21, 2014) The ICC boys varsity soccer team heads into the Section 2 Class B tournament as the #1 seed. On Friday, Oct. 24, they will play the Cohoes/Voorheesville winner in the quarterfinal round at home at 3 p.m. Good luck Riders! View the sectional bracket

Ichabod Crane High School Announces Commended Student in the 2015 National Merit® Scholarship Program

Marissa Vecellio

(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

Junior Martinez(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.

Odyssey of the Mind Informational Meeting Oct. 22

(Oct. 14, 2014) All Ichabod Crane students (K-12) interested in participating in Odyssey of the Mind and all parents interested in coaching are invited to attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ichabod Crane Middle School cafeteria.

Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. This is a competition where students participate in long term and spontaneous solutions for a specific problem. Odyssey of the Mind fosters critical thinking, self-confidence, and the value of teamwork in a challenging and fun way. Questions? Please contact Jamie Stickles at

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

"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.

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.

Primary School Students Learn Importance of Fire Prevention and Safety

Fire Prevention Day

(Oct. 9, 2014) In recognition of Fire Prevention Month, the Primary School welcomed firefighters from the Niverville, Valatie and Kinderhook Fire Departments this morning (Oct. 9) to talk to our students about fire prevention and safety. Learn More

ICC Golf Team Places Second in Class B Team Sectionals

(Oct. 7, 2014) Congratulations to the Ichabod Crane golf team and Coach Dan Funk who finished second in the Class B team sectionals today at Ballston Spa CC with a score of 352. Scott Vandenburgh placed 6th and Nick Canonica placed 7th and both qualify for Sectional Playoffs next Tuesday, Oct. 14 at Orchard Creek.

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

ICHS's VanDenburgh Named Golfer of the Week; Sectional Play

(Oct. 6, 2014) ICHS's Scott VanDenburgh has been named Troy Record's Golfer of the Week! Scott and teammates Max Freeman, Nick Canonica and Nick Williams will be playing in the Section 2 Golf Championships on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at Ballston Spa CC. Good luck to them and congratulations Scott! Read the Troy Record article

ICHS Celebrates Spirit Week

(Oct. 3, 2014) Ichabod Crane High School celebrated Spirit Week all week. View the Spirit Week Photo Album on Facebook

ICCSD Newsletter Mailed

(Oct. 2, 2014) Ichabod Crane CSD recently mailed its print newsletter to all district residents. The publication is also available on our website or copies can be picked up in the Central Office in the high school building. Download the Newsletter

Meet Ichabod Crane's School Resource Deputy

(Oct. 2, 2014) Columbia County Sheriff’s Deputy Toby Van Alstyne started working in Ichabod Crane’s schools in September as the new School Resource Deputy (SRD), a position that returns to the District after an absence. Along with helping to maintain a safe learning environment in our buildings, Deputy Van Alstyne will be active in the classroom, as well as providing our students with resources on topics like Internet safety, bullying, and drug and alcohol awareness. Learn More

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,, 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!Order ICC Apparel
(Sept. 17, 2014) You can now purchase Ichabod Crane Central School branded apparel and gear online! The ICC Sports Booster Club has partnered with 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

Class of 2009 Survey

Ichabod Crane CSD 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.

Board Approves 2014-15 Tax Warrant

School Tax Collection Begins Sept. 2
(Aug. 21, 2014) The Ichabod Crane Central School District Board of Education approved the 2014-15 tax warrant including the tax rates at its meeting on August 19. The tax levy, which is the total amount the district will collect in taxes, is $21,739,827 – the amount voters approved in May. Learn More

New Immunization Schedule Took Effect July 1

(Aug. 15, 2014) We would like to remind parents that the revised New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) immunization requirements for school entry and attendance in the 2014-15 school year are now in effect. The new vaccine schedule is required by law and took effect July 1, 2014. Please be sure your child is in compliance before school resumes on September 3.

Summer Busy With Capital Project Work

(Aug. 8, 2014) School may be out for the summer but plenty of summer construction projects are underway throughout the Ichabod Crane CSD as part of the $7 million capital improvement project residents approved in December, 2012. The project addresses many of the critical repairs necessary to ensure the health and safety of the students, faculty, staff, and community members who use the District’s facilities. Learn More/View Photo Gallery

2014-15 Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application Available

(Aug. 5, 2014) The 2014-15 Free and Reduced Price Meal application is now available. Children from households that meet Federal income guidelines are eligible to receive lunch for $0.25 and breakfast for $0.25. Interested families must apply each year, even if they have participated in the program during the previous school year. To learn more, or download the application, please visit the Food Services page.

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