Learning, Teaching, and Growing - Together
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Tim Farley, Principal
Anthony Marturano, Assistant Principal
2910 Route 9 • Valatie, NY 12184
T: 518-758-7575 • F: 518-758-1405
The January newsletter can be downloaded here.
(Jan. 12, 2017) Ichabod Crane Middle School is pleased to announce the Rider of the Month students for December. Congratulations to Aaron Skelley, Quinn Barton, Owen Warner, Victoria Slade, Ivan Gomez, Nathan Norton, Mairanda Coons and Luke Dee. Learn More
Beat those winter chills with some warm, mouthwatering BBQ on Friday, Jan. 20 from 4-7 p.m. at the high school. Eat in or take out a delicious dinner and support the DC Club! We need to guarantee 800 dinners for Brooks to cook onsite so please order by Friday, Jan. 13. DC Club thanks you for your support! Visit the DC Club webpage for more info and order form.
(Jan. 4, 2017) Approximately 70 of our middle school students participated in Student-Teacher Switch Day on Dec. 22, 2016. Students and teachers alike had a great time as usual!Approximately 70 of our middle school students participated in Student-Teacher Switch Day on Dec. 22, 2016. Students and teachers alike had a great time as usual on this much anticipated day! View the photo album on Facebook
(Dec. 14, 2016) Ichabod Crane's 6th grade attended field trips to the Albany Institute of History and Art during the first week in December. Students visited the Ancient Egypt exhibit and saw three real mummies from ancient times. Each 6th grader also created an ushabti, a small magical statue that will do chores for them in their afterlife. Learn More
The Middle School Student Council has finished its Toothbrush/Tooth-
paste collection. Between the Primary, Elementary and Middle Schools, our families donated 416 toothbrushes and 158 toothpastes! Thank you also to Hudson Family Dental and Kinderhook Dental Arts for their donations as well. They will be included in food baskets given out by the Marion Stegmann Fund to families in our community.
(Dec. 8, 2016) Ichabod Crane Middle School has announced the honor rolls for the first quarter of the 2016-17 school year. Congratulations to all of our students who achieved honor roll status!
(Nov. 2, 2016) Eighth grade students learned about a variety of careers over the course of two days during Career Days, an annual event coordinated by FACS teacher Maureen Kuhns. Learn More
Grades 6-8 Spirit Night was held on Friday, Oct. 21. View the photo album on Facebook here.
(Oct. 20, 2016) On Oct. 19, Ichabod Crane Middle School students participated in a training with Gail Colton, teaching assistant, to become Peer Mediators. New mediators this year are Makenzie Elting, Katie Heimroth, Piper DeKraai, Lily Siver and Julia Rivers. These students should be commended for the work they are doing to make a difference in their school community. Great job Peer Mediators! Learn More
Parent Letter (read first)
(Oct. 11, 2016) Ichabod Crane Middle School's Friends of Rachel club promotes the beliefs of Rachel Joy Scott. The mission of the group is to form a chain reaction of kindness and compassion, so that no students feels that they don't belong. Club activities are based on the beliefs that we will have an environment of anti-bullying, kindness and hope.
The sidewalk chalk graffiti was designed to promote these values and to promote what was learned from the Sweethearts and Heroes presentation which took place on Sept. 29. Throughout the year, the Friends of Rachel will be presenting many more activities to keep the chain reaction going. Students who are interested in joining can contact Jackie Purificato or Mary Middleton, the co-advisers of the club.
Great job Friends of Rachel! View the Friends of Rachel photo album on Facebook
Capture your memories in this Year's Ichabod Crane MS Yearbook. The yearbook is 10% off if purchased online by October 31, 2016. Discounted price is $17.47 and the regular price is $19.41. To order go to www.TreeRing.com/validate and enter ICC MS passcode: 101373902357196
Please e-mail Mrs.Geiger at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
(Sept. 20, 2016) Mr. Souilla, IC 5th grade teacher, was in full spirit of National Constitution Day when he came to school dressed as one of our Founding Fathers, George Washington! He shared the spirit of the Constitution to 5th and 7th graders on Friday, Sept. 16, the day before National Constitution Day.
"Mr. Soulia does an outstanding job letting his students know the purpose of the Founding Fathers creating the US Constitution and he came over to share that with my students as well," said Mrs. Marotta, 7th grade social studies teacher. "He talked to the kids about rights and responsibilities and the 10 Amendments, as well as his (George Washington) role as a founding father. He gave the kids small pamphlets he created on the Declaration of Independence and the Preamble and the 10 Amendments."
The program provides backpacks filled with food that is child-friendly, shelf-stable, and easily-consumed. Bags are packed each week by school staff and discreetly distributed to participating children every Friday afternoon.
Since Ichabod Crane’s "BackPack Program" is funded entirely by local donations, the success of the program depends on fundraising efforts. To see how you can help support the BackPack Program in our schools, view the flyer here. All donations are tax deductible.
Ichabod Crane Primary School has been involved in the program since 2011 and is coordinated there by Laura Sarno. Questions about the program? Contact her at email@example.com or 892-2172.
(June 1, 2016) Ichabod Crane Middle School has elected its officers for the 2016-17 school year. Congratulations to the following:
Co-Presidents: Timmy Hamm and Emma Brusie
Vice President: Gabe Kelly
Treasurer: Luke Desmonie
Secretary: Trinity Armstrong
"The students did a great job writing their campaign speeches and talking in front of their peers," Advisors Gail Colton and Lindsay Myers said. "They are excited about the year ahead and are already coming up with ideas for next year. We have a great team in place and next year's going to be the best one yet!"
As the school year gets underway, please be sure to register your Price Chopper AdvantEdge card with the Ichabod Crane Middle School Tools for Schools code 15890. Every time you use your AdvantEdge Card from July 26, 2015 through March 26, 2016 you can earn points to help ICMS get needed equipment – FREE! Please be sure to change your school designation if necessary. Visit the Price Chopper Web site to sign-up today!