Learning, Teaching, and Growing - Together
© 2017 Ichabod Crane Central School District. This website was produced by the Questar III Communications Service.
Craig T. Shull, Principal
Doug Kelley, Interim Principal
2910 Route 9 • Valatie, NY 12184
T: 518-758-7575 • F: 518-758-2181
Members of YPR (Young People in Recovery) recently spent the day speaking with the students in the Freshman and Senior Seminar classes about substance abuse - sharing their own story, explaining available resources and what they can do to help themselves or others and also how they can become involved with YPR. YPR is a national grassroots advocacy organization focused on creating recovery-ready communities throughout the nation for young people in or seeking, recovery.
There will be a college fair at Hudson Valley Community College on Wednesday, May 3. Interested juniors will be traveling by bus to attend the college fair and meet with representatives from over 200 Colleges and Universities.
If you are interested in going permission slips will be available in homeroom or in The Counseling Office. Please have your parent or guardian fill out and sign the permission slip and return it to The Counseling Office by Monday, May 1. No permission slips will be accepted the day of the trip. If you have any questions, see your Counselor.
(April 6, 2017) Ichabod Crane High School’s ELL community, SALA Latina/International Student Organization, in partnership with the Garden Club and Art Club, celebrated Huerta/Chavez Day on April 6, 2017.
This year's theme "Farm to Table" featured mural painting, collaborative poetry and traditional Mexican and Phillipino food. There was also a presentation on the lives of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez. It was a well attended event that brought together the student body.
Nicely done students! View more photos on Facebook
(March 21, 2017) Ichabod Crane High School students Soledad Cruz-Cruz, Larissa Gomez, Leslie Gomez, Lizeth Gomez and Alex Gomez have been selected to represent the Capital District Delegation for the 2017 Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute on March 25-27 in Albany. Learn More
(March 21, 2017) The Ichabod Crane Central School District Art Department is pleased to announce that 10 artworks by Ichabod Crane High School art students have been selected for the 18th Annual Regional HS Juried Exhibition being held this year at the Opalka Gallery at The Sage Colleges, 140 New Scotland Ave. in Albany. The show will be displayed until April 23, 2017. Learn More
(March 21, 2017) Ichabod Crane High School is pleased to announce the Rider of the Month students for February. Congratulations to Rama Culver, Leslie Gomez, Will Ebel, Tim Sarno, Amelia Canonica, Spencer Ford, Alexis Hoffman and Jake Schermerhorn. Learn More
Deadline for parents to register their incoming 9th grader is April 13
(March 9, 2017) The High School Counseling and Career Center is seeking students interested in participating in Freshmen Mentorship Program. A letter has been sent home to parents of students entering the 9th grade in the 2017-18 school year.
If you and your child are interested in participating in the program please fill out the Freshmen Mentoring Program form electronically and submit it by April 13.
(March 3, 2017) Ichabod Crane High School has announced the honor rolls for the second quarter of the 2016-17 school year. Congratulations to all of our students who achieved honor roll status! See the Honor Rolls
Register by March 13
(Feb. 14, 2017) The Counseling and Career Centers of Ichabod Crane High School and Chatham High School are partnering again to offer The College Puzzle: Putting the Pieces Together on Wednesday, March 22 from 6-8 p.m. at Chatham High School. Please return the form to your high school counseling office by March 13, 2017. Download the registration form
College admissions and financial aid professionals from public and private two and four year colleges will offer several different seminars on the college admissions process. The program is directed towards juniors and their parents, but sophomores and freshmen are welcome and encouraged to attend. Topics will include taking the SAT & ACT, financial aid and scholarships, career planning, college applications, and preparing for the college experience.
Beginning Monday, February 6, 2017, the high school counselors will be going into Physical Education classes for preliminary course selection meetings with students. As stated in our previous letter, if you wish to join your child during their course selection/future planning meeting please call the Counseling and Career Center before February 13th to schedule an appointment. Appointments for current juniors begin on February 27th, current sophomores begin on March 20th and current freshmen begin on April 3rd. We look forward to meeting with you and your child during this exciting time.
(Jan. 26, 2017) Congratulations to ICHS students Chloe Chandler and Meredith Richards for coming in third place in the national Living The Example video contest! Learn More
(Jan. 26, 2017) Two ICHS students were chosen to exhibit their artwork at the 2017 Juried Art Show at Columbia-Greene Community College. Leah Meredith's "Geometric Bloom" ceramic sculpture and Isabelle Tennier's contrasto design "Skull" will be on display at The Foundation Gallery from Jan. 24 - Feb. 24, 2017. Congratulations Leah and Isabelle! See Their Artwork
(Jan. 24, 2017) Due to the snow day, Regents Exams and midterm exams that were originally scheduled for today (1/24) will be moved to Friday (1/27) at the same time and location. The only exception to this is the English Regents Exam. This exam is now going to be held Friday morning at 8:00 am. View the revised testing schedule
Capital District Consulting will offer a six-week SAT Prep session starting April 4. For more information or to register, view the flyer here.
Pre-sale of the 2017 yearbooks is on through January 31, 2017. View the form for additional information here.
(Jan. 11, 2017) Ichabod Crane High School is pleased to announce the Rider of the Month students for December. Congratulations to Danielle Bradway, Joemari Eugenio, Benjamin Scheriff, Shannon Verbraska, Joseph Herrmann, Angelika Nelson, Alexis Graham and Joseph Werner. Learn More
(Jan. 5, 2017) The Stuyvesant Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9593 conducted its annual Voice of Democracy competition recently at Ichabod Crane High School with the assistance of English teacher Ms. Connie Melone. Students submitted recorded essays of the theme "My Responsibility to America." Congratulations to this year's winners Meredith Richards (first place), Mikaela Everett (second place) and Mary Rose Bartkus (third place). Learn More
(Dec. 14, 2016)
Ichabod Crane High School is pleased to announce the students who have been recognized by the CollegeBoard as 2016 AP Scholars. This distinction is based on their outstanding academic performance on Advanced Placement Exams. Learn More
(Dec. 6, 2016) Ichabod Crane High School is pleased to announce the high honor and honor roll for the first quarter of the 2016-17 school year. Congratulations to our students who achieved honor roll status. View the honor rolls
(Nov. 7, 2016) Seventeen students from the Ichabod Crane High School Music Department have been selected to attend the NYSSMA Area All State Music Festival on November 18-19 at Arlington High School in LaGrangeville, N.Y. Learn More
(Nov. 2, 2016) Ichabod Crane High School Principal Craig Shull reported on the results of the Climate Survey in his building to the Board of Education on Nov. 1. Students, parents and staff responded to various questions. Overall the responses indicate a positive climate at the high school. View the survey results
ICHS celebrated Homecoming Spirit Week 2016 Sept. 26 through Oct. 1. Check out the photo album on Facebook.
(Sept. 16, 2016) The Sage Colleges present the 2016 Student Sage Scholarship Nomination to one of Ichabod Crane High School’s outstanding seniors, Jorge Loyola. The award was created to recognize the characteristics of academic excellence, student leadership and community involvement that have defined Sage students for nearly a century.
The nomination certificate guarantees that these students are eligible for a scholarship ranging up to $5,000 for each year of study, should they attend the Sage Colleges. Congratulations Jorge!
(Sept. 12, 2016) Congratulations to Ichabod Crane High School student Marissa O'Dell who was selected the 2016 Schoolgirl Queen, earning the title of Miss Columbia County, at the Columbia County Fair. We are proud of you! Read the Register Star article
(Aug. 30, 2016) The Ichabod Crane Board of Education is pleased to announce its student representative for the 2016-17 school year. Ichabod Crane High School senior Alexis Hoffmann was appointed by the Board at its Aug. 16 meeting. She is the high school's third student to serve on the board. Learn More
(July 5, 2016) Students in Ms. Pemberton's Latin America elective wrote reaction letters to the film "Missing." The film tells the story of Charles and Joyce Horman who were American citizens in Chile during the 1973 military coup. Charles (a journalist) was kidnapped and killed by the Chilean military.
Ms. Pemberton sent the letters to Joyce (her name was changed to Beth for the film) who lives in NYC and started the Horman Truth Foundation with her in-laws. The foundation's focus is legal proceedings for crimes against humanity. Joyce was thrilled to receive the letters and has published them on academia.edu. She also shared that she was recently contacted by a Chilean journalist who read the student letters on academia.edu.
"I'm excited about the international nature of this experience for our students!" said Ms. Pemberton.
As the school year gets underway, please be sure to register your Price Chopper AdvantEdge card with the Ichabod Crane High School Tools for Schools code 15888. Every time you use your AdvantEdge Card you can earn points to help ICHS get needed equipment – FREE! If your child has moved up to the high school you can even change your school designation. Visit the Price Chopper Web site to sign-up today!
The Ichabod Crane Safe Schools Committee has developed an informational brochure pertaining to teen alcohol and substance abuse.
The brochure, "Parents Are the Last to Know" provides practical information, as well as resources to help parents address this very important issue that touches all our lives.
To view "Parents Are the Last to Know," click here.
The Board of Education has approved the Attendance Policy to begin in September. Students, who miss 24 class days in a full-year class and 12 days in the semester class, may lose credit. Please review the Attendance Policy. For questions, please contact the main office. This policy is reviewed with all students during the first week of school.
All students are required to complete 22 units of credit to graduate. No student is considered to be an official member of a class or in a grade homeroom without having earned the minimum number of credits. All seniors are required to be enrolled in a minimum of five classes each semester.
Today’s clothing styles can present parents with a challenge in purchasing what is deemed appropriate. However, it is important to maintain a school environment that is proper and comfortable for all of the children and adults in the building. The dress code is included in the Code of Conduct, which students receive on the first day of school.
If at any time you have questions about the High School programs, or your child’s progress, please contact us.
Parking privileges are available only to juniors and seniors who have agreed to adhere to the stipulations of our student parking agreement, and they must also attend the driving seminar. The seminar is given only a few times each year. Students do not have to have their permit or license to attend the seminar. If your student does not have their license at this time but may obtain one during the school year, they should attend the seminar, so they don’t miss out.
If your student is a junior or senior, please submit the Parking PermitApplication.. Please review the rules carefully with your child. It is important that this information is thoroughly understood by all. We never want to be in the position of a student or his/her family having to shoulder the financial burden of a vehicle being towed from school property.
Ichabod Crane is a closed campus. In accordance with our conduct code, students may not be excused on a regular basis during lunches and study halls. Our concern for students leaving is twofold. First, there is the issue of safety in terms of students on the roads in cars. They often take with them other students who may or may not be excused. Second and of equal importance, are the increasing numbers of students who are returning late or not at all for their scheduled classes. Students who leave without permission will face loss of parking privileges and/or assignment of demerits.