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Ichabod Crane Middle School Announces January Rider of the Month Students


Middle School January Rider of the Month students


(Feb. 10, 2017) Each month, Ichabod Crane Middle School honors students that demonstrate our school district’s mission and community values. These students have been recognized by middle school teachers and staff for exemplifying what it means to be an Ichabod Crane Rider. They exhibit all-around good character, morals and demonstrate Rider values and Rider pride in the classroom, in sports, arts, music, and in the community.

Students receive a certificate, a letter from Congressman Chris Gibson and an ice cream coupon donated by Stewarts.

We are pleased to announce the Rider of the Month students for January and what teachers had to say about them.


Courtney Loucks

Courtney has a love of music and a good disposition. She works hard to balance her activities with school work. She is always ready to work on a new project with perseverance.

Jackson Champagne

Jackson has made the adjustment to a new school and made new friends. He engages his classmates in conversations appropriate for school. He has worked hard to improve his grades in the new year.

Annabella Rivero

Annabella Rivero is a very deserving student of the month! Bella brings such energy to the classroom all day, every day. She strives for excellence, not only in her work, but in the way she carries herself. Bella has high expectations for herself and does her best on all tasks. She participates enthusiastically and is a valuable asset to the class. Another characteristic that Bella possesses that makes her a proud Rider is her persistence and perseverance. Bella will try and try again, until she performs at a level she is satisfied with. Way to go, Annabella!

Sofia Pantoja

Sofia Pantoja is a well deserving Rider of the Month. She is an active participant in class, and she always strives for excellence. Sofia is enthusiastic and contributes well to the class discussion. Sofia is also a very valuable peer, as she is always willing to help out a classmate who may need some support. Keep up the great effort, Sofia!

Shane VanAlstyne

Shane's effort goes above and beyond. He works extremely hard for every grade he earns. Shane has developed essential self-advocacy skills and puts his learning first. He continues to push more and more for his own success, and it shows!

Skylar Scace

Skylar is a an extremely hard-working student. She goes above and beyond to be kind, friendly and helpful to her peers and her teachers. Skylar tries to do her best as a student and a friend. Skylar has met the challenges that the 7th grade transition brings and shines as an overall truly wonderful person.

Angie Pinkowski

Team 7/8 is proud to name Angie Pinkowski our 8th grade "Rider of the Month." Angie is a hard worker. She always gives 100% effort in her work. She is friendly and cooperative with her teachers and well-liked by her peers. She can work with anyone! Congratulations Angie! Keep up the good work!

Fiona White

Team 7/8 is pleased to name Fiona White our 7th grade "Rider of the Month." Fiona is a self-motivated learner. Once she becomes interested in something, she goes out of her way to learn more outside of school. She is a hard worker and is always prepared. Fiona is polite and kind to others. We are so glad to have her on our team. Congratulations Fiona!

Mackenzie Wendelken

Team 8P is pleased to name MacKenzie Wendelken as their "Rider of the Month". She has a great work ethic and always trys her best in every class and on every assignment. She has a very mature demeanor in the building at all times. She is always helpful and encouraging to others students. She has a positive attitude towards school and learning in general and is kind and compassionate towards her teachers and classmates. We are very proud to have Mackenzie on our team and wish here the best in the future.

Colin Karic
Team 8P is happy to award Rider of the Month to Colin Karic. Colin is a thoughtful, hard-working student who consistently exemplifies strong, positive leadership qualities. Colin is a role-model in the classroom who strives for excellence in his own work, but also takes the time to listen to his classmates' needs during group work as well. He interacts well with both his peers and adults. His outstanding work ethic, leadership qualities, and concern for others make him an exceptional choice for Rider of the Month.