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IC Softball Pitcher Phippen Named NYS Class B Player of the Year

(June 29, 2016) Congratulations to Ichabod Crane High School softball pitcher Calista Phippen, who has been named New York State Class B Player of the Year by the the New York State Sports Writers Association. Learn More

Ichabod Crane High School Announces 4th Quarter Honor Rolls

(June 29, 2016) Ichabod Crane High School has announced the honor rolls for the fourth quarter of the 2015-16 school year. Congratulations to our students on their achievement. View the honor rolls

Ichabod Crane's Budget Newsletter Earns National Recognition

(June 28, 2016) Ichabod Crane Central School District's Budget Newsletter 2015 has been recognized by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) with an Honorable Mention in its 2016 Publications and Electronic Media Awards Contest. Learn More

Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

(June 28, 2016) Ichabod Crane High School's Class of 2016 graduated on Friday, June 24 in front of family, friends, teachers and staff at the 62nd annual commencement ceremony on the Gordon Van Buren field. Congratulations to all of this year's graduates and best of luck in the future! Learn More

Ichabod Crane Honors 2015-16 Student Athletes

(June 28, 2016) Ichabod Crane honored its 2015-2016 athletes at the Girls Athletic Council and Boys Varsity Club Award Ceremonies in June. Congratulations to all of our athletes! Learn More

Nytransky Named Coach of the Year; Phippen, Saccento and Flint Recognized Times Union All-Stars: Small-School Softball

(June 27, 2016) Congratulations to IC softball players Calista Phippen and Madison Saccento, who were both were named to the Times Union All-Stars: Small-School Softball first team, third baseman Danielle Flint, who was named to the second team, and Tracy Nytransky, who was named Coach of the Year for the second year in a row! Learn More

Paving Project Bids

(June 23, 2016) The District is accepting bids for a paving project, bid #2016-04, until 1pm June 30, 2016. Those wishing to receive bid packets can email Mindy Potts

11 Retiring Ichabod Crane Employees Recognized

Retirees recognized

Present were Carolyn Shufelt, Denise Ebel, Cindee Mackey, Darlene Stever and Dianne Rieck.

(June 23, 2016) Eleven retiring Ichabod Crane Central School District employees were recognized in front of their colleagues on June 23 during the Superintendent's Conference Day. Superintendent George Zini thanked each employee for their dedication to the district and noted their combined 236 years of service to the district. Learn More

Senior Walk Through a New Tradition at IC

Senior Walk Through

(June 22, 2016) A new IC tradition started on Wednesday, June 22, as our graduating seniors took a stroll down memory lane. They walked through the Primary, Elementary and Middle School halls where students and teachers cheered, high-fived and congratulated them!

The celebration was to congratulate the graduates for their hard work and inspire the younger students to strive for success in school. View the photo album on Facebook

Ichabod Crane's Smart Schools Investment Plan Approved

(June 22, 2016) Ichabod Crane is one of 36 school districts to have its Smart Schools Investment Plan (SSIP) approved in this next round. On June 20, Governor Cuomo announced the 36 SSIP's total $43 million of the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act. SSIP funds will provide enhanced security and many upgrades in technology.

Districts had to complete a process in order to have their Smart School Investment Plans approved by the state. The first phase of IC's plan totals $689,678. The District's total allocation is $1,309,134, which leaves the District with $619,456 to spend in the second phase. Plans for using the remaining funding will be determined during the 2016-17 school year with input from the District's Technology Committee. Learn More

Regents Chancellor Rosa Visits Ichabod Crane

Chancellor Rosa visit

(June 16, 2016) On June 16, New York State Board of Regent Chancellor Betty Rosa spent time touring the District and speaking with students, teachers and administrators about the things happening in our schools. Learn More

IC Teacher Barbara Byrne a NYS "Teacher of Excellence”

Barbara Byrne (June 16, 2016) Ichabod Crane Central School District is pleased to announce that Barbara Byrne has been selected as a recipient of the 2016 Golden Apple Teacher of Excellence Award by Senator Kathy Marchione. This award honors teachers of “excellence, dedication and commitment that serves to inspire students to greater levels of achievement and success.”

Byrne has been employed by the District as a science teacher at Ichabod Crane High School since 1977. Learn More

Ichabod Crane Transportation Department Earns Excellent Passing Rating on NYS DOT School Bus Safety Inspection

(June 16, 2016) The Ichabod Crane Central School Transportation Department earned a 97.2 percent rating on a New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) school bus safety inspection report for the period of April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016. The DOT commends districts with an inspection rate over 90 percent. The District has a five-year average of 98.44 percent. Learn More

Band Camp 2016

Marching Band Camp will be held August 2-5 & 8-11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, view the flyer here.

Primary School Celebrates Flag Day, Honors Fallen Soldier

Flag Day Ceremony at the Primary School

(June 16, 2016) At its annual Flag Day Ceremony, Ichabod Crane Primary School celebrated Flag Day and honored the memory of Master Sgt. Benjamin A. Stevenson who was killed in Afghanistan in 2011. Master Sgt. Stevenson attended the Primary School and his mother, Ms. Laura Lang, wanted to dedicate the flag to the school in his memory. The flag will be displayed in a special place at the primary school. Thank you to US Army SSG Schmidt and SPC Cook for joining us. View photo album on Facebook

Ichabod Crane Students Honored at Questar III’s Columbia-Greene Educational Center's Annual Awards Night

(June 15, 2016) Several Ichabod Crane students were honored for achievement in academics and craftsmanship at Questar III’s Columbia-Greene Educational Center's (CGEC) Annual Awards Night on June 7 at Columbia-Greene Community College. Learn More

District Proactively Has Water Tested

(June 14, 2016) In an effort to be proactive, the Ichabod Crane Central School District has hired St. Peter's Hospital Environmental Labs to collect water samples throughout the school buildings and test those for presence of pollutants like perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). The District's buildings get their water from the Village of Valatie, therefore the district is not required to test it. Learn More

ICHS Announces April & May Rider of the Month Students

(June 14, 2016) Ichabod Crane High School is pleased to announce the Rider of the Month students for April & May. Congratulations to our April Rider of the Month students: Jessica Mangione-Smith, Bailey Lapo-McDermott, Luiz Cruz-Pablo, Alex Gomez, Chris McNeal, Mary Bartkus, Katie Gibson and Joel Flouton. Congratulations to our May Rider of the Month students: Owen Farley, Ama Boham, Chloe Pratt, Ashley Walsh, Bradley Kittle, Nicholas Funk, Alex Mangione-Smith and Brendan Caluneo.

Ama Boham Takes 4th Place in NYS Track & Field Championships

Ama Boham

(June 13, 2016) Ama Boham took 4th place in NYS Division 2 for the 100m hurdles at the NYS Track Championships on June 11. Congratulations Ama!

Free Summer Lunch Program

(June 10, 2016) All families have been notified about a Free Summer Lunch Program. The First Presbyterian Church along with other churches and organizations in the area are hosting the program Tuesday, July 5 through Friday, August 26, each weekday (M-F), Noon to 1 p.m.

To help organizers with planning and to know how many children to expect, please fill out the registration form and return it to your child's teacher as soon as possible. Download the registration form

5th Graders Graduate from DARE Program
25th year of DARE at Ichabod Crane

(June 9, 2016) The DARE program, sponsored by the Columbia County Sheriff's Department, celebrated 25 years at Ichabod Crane with the DARE Graduation on Friday, June 3. The D.A.R.E program, which stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education, is a 10-week classroom program taught by Deputy Wendy Guntert. Learn More

Safety Efforts Earn Ichabod Crane Safety Excellence Award

(June 8, 2016) The Utica National Insurance Company has recognized Ichabod Crane CSD’s safety efforts for another year with its Safety Excellence Award. Utica National recently presented the District with a “Platinum with Honors” level award during the 36th annual school safety seminar held in Saratoga. Learn More

ICHS Youth Ambassadors Win #LivingtheExample Contest!

(June 7, 2016) Congratulations to our Ichabod Crane High School youth ambassadors on winning the Living the Example hashtag contest! Various schools across Hudson Valley competed to spread the word about living the example and our students have won the grand prize of being chauffeured in a limo to dinner and a movie! For the length of the contest, they ‪#‎LivingtheExample‬ 51 times on instagram, 17 times on twitter and 12 times on facebook! Great job and keep #LivingtheExample!

Ichabod Crane Middle School Announces May Rider of the Month Students

MS Rider of the Month students for May

(June 3, 2016) Ichabod Crane Middle School is pleased to announce the Rider of the Month students for May! Congratulations to Hailey Hutchings, Grace Cammarata, Ryan Tomchik, Shyanne Mabb, Derek McCagg and Madison Drahushuk. Learn More

ICHS's Emily Farrell Inducted into National Technical Honor Society

(June 3, 2016) Ichabod Crane High School student Emily Farrell was among the 57 Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students who were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) recently. Emily attends the New Visions: Journalism program.

To be honored, students had to meet several criteria, including achieving grade point averages (GPA) of 92 or greater at Career & Tech, an overall GPA of 85 or greater at their high schools and had five or fewer absences. The induction class was the largest ever at Capital Region BOCES, executive principal Denise Capece told a standing-room only crowd of inductees, parents, teachers, school administrators and family members.

"You have gone the extra mile. You have left your home schools, come to the Career and Technical Center and learned new skills - all while maintaining academic excellence," Capital Region BOCES District Superintendent Dr. Charles S. Dedrick told the students.

Congratulations Emily!

Meet the Ichabod Crane High School Class of 2016 Valedictorian & Hannah DeWeerd & Donny RothweinSalutatorian

(May 27, 2016) Ichabod Crane High School Principal Craig Shull is pleased to announce Donald Rothwein as its Valedictorian and Hannah DeWeerd as its Salutatorian of the Class of 2016.

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ES Participates in Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day(May 27, 2016) It was Red Nose Day on Thursday, May 26 and Ichabod Crane Elementary School participated! Red Nose Day raises money and awareness for charities that help impoverished children in the US and some of the poorest countries in the world. Great job ICES! View more photos on Facebook here.

ICHS Envirothon Team Competes in State Envirothon

State Envirothon

(May 27, 2016) The ICHS Envirothon Team of Alexis Hoffmann, Megan Malanowski, Eric Papas, Bailey Lapo-McDermott, Max Zimmermann placed 17th of 48 teams at the 2016 New York State Envirothon at Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY.

"The kids were really excited about how they did and looking forward to doing better next year," Coach Alissa Ferlito said. Learn More

ICHS Students Inducted Into National Honor Society

(May 18, 2016) The Ichabod Crane High School chapter of National Honor Society proudly inducted 47 new members during a ceremony held May 17 in the school auditorium. Membership in National Honor Society recognizes and encourages academic achievement and citizenship among young people. To be eligible for this honor, students must excel in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Learn More

End-of-School-Year Calendar

Download the 2015-16 end-of-school-year calendar here.

Patty Westover Recognized at Top Teacher Dinner

Patty Westover(May 12, 2016) Ichabod Crane Primary School Kindergarten Teacher Patty Westover was formally recognized as one of the Capital Region's Top Teachers at a dinner at the Glen Sanders Mansion on May 11. During the dinner, News Channel 13 and SEFCU honored all 13 teachers with a $500.00 gift card for the classroom and also a $500.00 gift card for themselves. Congratulations again Patty. You've filled us with Rider Pride! Learn More

New Visions: Law & Government Students Win Northeastern States Award at National Competition
Area high school students make history by winning the region

New Visions team in DC


(May 3, 2016) For the second consecutive year, the Capital Region BOCES New Visions: Law & Government team, including Ichabod Crane High School students Katie Gibson and Margaret Richards, has won a major award at the National “We The People: The Citizen and the Constitution” competition in Washington, D.C.

The 11-student New Visions: Law & Government class won the Northeastern States Award, besting 137 finalists from nine other states and the District of Columbia at the competition held April 23-25. This is the first time in the national competition’s 29-year history that a team from New York has won the award. Learn More

Two Ichabod Crane Odyssey of the Mind Teams Take 5th in the State!

(April 7, 2016) ICC's two Odyssey of the Mind teams from the Middle School competed in the State Tournament at Binghamton State University on Saturday, April 2. Both teams finished in 5th place. Learn More .

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