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Class B Volleyball Sectionals

(Feb. 26, 2015) The boys volleyball team is shooting for its 5th consecutive Section 2, Class B title this Saturday, Feb. 28. The boys defeated Cobleskill-Richmondville, 3-0, last night at Taconic Hills High School. On Saturday, they will face No. 1 Catskill in the finals for a 1 p.m. match at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School. Congratulations and Go Riders! See Roster Pic

Basketball Sectional Play

Girls: The Lady Riders defeated Hudson, 37-23, in the first round of the Section II, Class B varsity girls basketball tournament at ICC on Feb. 25. They move on to face No. 4 Tamarac on Saturday, Feb. 28, at Hoosick Falls High School at 6 p.m. Congrats and go Riders! See Roster Pic

Boys: The Boys Varsity Basketball team lost to Schuylerville 68-63 in the first round of the Section 2 Class B Tournament at Schuylerville on Tuesday, Feb. 24. Not the post-season they hoped for but nice job guys on a great season! We are proud of you!

Blood DriveBlood Drive at the High School March 5

(Feb. 26, 2015) The Ichabod Crane High School Student Council will be hosting a Blood Drive on Thursday, March 5 in conjunction with the American Red Cross. The drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. Walk-ins are welcome; appointments are appreciated. Anyone interested in donating blood can sign up online at

Transportation Requests for Non-Public School Students Due April 1, 2015

(Feb. 24, 2015) Ichabod Crane Central School District has the Requests For Transportation to a “Non-Public School” available to residents who are planning to enroll their children in a NON-PUBLIC SCHOOL for the 2015-2016 school year. However, a child must reside within 15 miles of the non-public school in order to qualify for Ichabod Crane bus transportation from home to school. Non-Public School Transportation Request forms must be submitted no later than April 1, 2015. Learn More

ICC Grad Mariela Jacome Makes Ecuadorean Women's National Team for Chance at World Cup

(Feb. 22, 2015) ICC 2014 Grad Mariela Jacome, who plays soccer for St. John's University, has made the Ecuadorean Women's National Team that's going to the World Cup! She'll be on the team for the next 3 months and then has to make the 22 woman roster for the official World Cup this summer! Congrats Mariela! Learn More

ICHS Student Artwork Selected for C-GCC's 19th Annual Juried Art Show

(Feb. 17, 2015) Artwork from two of Ichabod Crane High School's senior art students were selected for Columbia-Greene Community College's 19th Annual Juried Art Show for high school students, from Jan. 27 to Feb. 27, in the Foundation Gallery in the campus Arts Center. Congratulations to Meghan Tretheway from Photoshop class taught by Gayle Himmelstein and Kyra Scott from Advanced Ceramics and Sculpture class taught by Laura Cannamela. Kyra won an Honorable Mention Award at the reception on Jan. 29. Learn More

ICC Snow Days Gone

(Feb. 13, 2015) Ichabod Crane CSD has used the five snow days that have been allotted for the 2014-15 school year. If we need to use any additional days due to the weather, school will be in session during April break, starting with Friday, April 10 and continuing in the order April 9, 8, 7, 6. A letter from the superintendent was sent home with students on Feb. 13. Read the letter

ICHS Music Students Participate in All County Jazz Festival

(Feb. 13, 2015) Seven students from Ichabod Crane High School were selected to participate in the first of three Columbia County Music Educators Association (CCMEA) All County Festivals. The All County Jazz Festival was held at the New Lebanon Central School District on Wednesday, February 4 and Friday, February 6. Congratulations to the following students who participated in intense after school rehearsal with students selected from the other schools in Columbia County: All County Vocal Jazz Ensemble – Samantha Hesler, Lars Schertel and Marissa Vecellio; All County Instrumental Jazz Ensemble – Jake Barrett, Ben L’Ecuyer, Brendon Murdie and Eric Papas. Learn More

ICHS Student Artwork Selected for High School Regional Juried Art Exhibition at Esther Massry Gallery at the College of St. Rose

(February 12, 2015) The Ichabod Crane Central School District Art Department is pleased to announce that nine artworks by Ichabod Crane High School art students have been selected for the 16th Annual Regional HS Juried Exhibition being held this year at the Esther Massry Gallery of the College of St. Rose, 1002 Madison Avenue, Albany. The exhibit kicks off Thursday, Feb. 12 with a reception and awards and continues through February 25. Congratulations to the following students who will have their work on display: Abigail Beckman, Allison Futia, Angelina Yearwood, Hannah DeWeerd, Kyle Patzwahl, Lyric Johnson, Meaghan Tretheway and Sanford Fels. Learn More

Superintendent Calls on Governor to Release State Aid Runs
NYSCOSS provides tool for community members to help

(Feb. 6, 2015) Education leaders and groups are calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to release the proposed state aid runs for the 2015-16 fiscal year that are necessary to school districts as they look to develop their school budgets for next year. Ichabod Crane Central Schools Superintendent George Zini sent a letter to the Governor on Feb. 5, 2015 requesting he release the state aid runs that have historically been issued by now.

Read Superintendent George Zini's Letter to the Governor Calling on the Release of State Aid Runs

NYS Educational Conference Board Calls on Governor to Release State Aid Runs

In addition, we are sharing a tool (widget) the New York State Council of School Superintendents has provided so board members, teachers, and community members who wish to send a note to their legislators and the Governor calling for release of the aid formula and runs can do so. Click here

ICC Board Approves Alternative Veterans’ Exemption at Basic Level & Gold Star Parent Provision

(Feb. 5, 2015) At its meeting on February 3, the Ichabod Crane Board of Education voted to approve the Alternative Veterans’ Tax Exemption at the basic maximum exemption levels as defined by the Real Property Tax Law §458. The exemption would be applied to the 2015-16 fiscal year, for school property tax bills this coming fall. Learn More

7th Annual Empty Bowls SEmpty Bowls Supperupper Raises Over $1200 for Valatie Food Pantry

(Feb. 5, 2015) The Ichabod Crane High School Art Club raised over $1,200 for the Valatie Ecumenical Food Pantry at the Empty Bowls Supper Tuesday night. This was the 7th year for Empty Bowls. Altogether Empty Bowls' suppers have raised over $10,000 in donations for the food pantry. Thank you to everyone who has supported Empty Bowls over the years! Learn More

District Receives Positive Fiscal Report by State Comptroller

(Jan. 29, 2015) New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli released a Fiscal Stress Monitoring System report for public schools statewide today. This is the second year the Comptroller's Office has issued the report and the second year Ichabod Crane (listed as Kinderhook) is classified as “no designation,” having earned a fiscal stress score of 6.7 percent out of 100 percent. Learn MorE

US History Meets Modern Technology in Creative Biography Project

US History project(Jan. 19, 2015) Students in Mrs. Pemberton’s 11th grade US History class recently completed an interesting and creative project. Through the “Herstory Biography Bag Project,” students were tasked with creating a dynamic visual and verbal representation honoring the legacy of a women’s advocate. As part of the project, students were encouraged to use the 3D printer that was on loan from Questar III. Learn More

Primary School "Wacky Weather" Odyssey of the Mind Team Helps Deliver Forecast

(Jan. 13, 2015) An Odyssey of the Mind team from the IIchabod Crane Primary School visited WTEN on Saturday, Jan. 10, and helped meterologist Tim Drawbridge deliver the forecast. Chris McGuirk and Ryan Morris are the co-coaches for the team working on the "Wacky Weather Warning" primary problem. The team includes first grade students Noah Hotaling, Emma McGuirk and Finley Nelson and kindergarten students Lion Bianchi, Heidi Chung, Cassandra Michalek and Kaitlyn Morris. Learn More

Check Out the Spring Adult Education Program Offerings!

(Jan. 8, 2015) The Adult Education program is offering the following this spring: Five Hour Pre-Licensing Course (Feb., April and May sessions), Basketweaving (March 10 & 17), Papercrafting -- Birthday Cards (March 10), All Occassion Cards (April 14), Masculine Cards (April 21) and Floral Cards (May 5), Classic Core Conditioning & Zumba (classes for both started but you can still register), Zumba Gold (starting Feb. 24) and a basketball program. Please visit the Adult Education page for the brochure and registration form.

Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2015

(Jan. 6, 2015) In May, the Primary School will be conducting registration and screening for those students entering Kindergarten in September, 2015. In order to be eligible to enter Kindergarten this fall, a student must be five (5) years of age on or before December 1, 2015 and be a resident within the Ichabod Crane School District. Learn More

ICHS Junior Made Columbia County Honorary Sheriff's Deputy

Sheriff Bartlett, Zack Van Allen, Deputy VanAlstyne

Columbia County Sheriff David P. Bartlett, Zack Van Allen and School Resource Deputy Toby VanAlstyne

(Dec. 19, 2014) Ichabod Crane High School junior Zack Van Allen recently received a gift of a lifetime. With the support of the district’s School Resource Deputy Toby VanAlstyne, Zack was given the opportunity to visit the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. But not only did Zack get to tour the facility, he was made an honorary sheriff’s deputy, the first under Sheriff David P. Bartlett’s command. Learn More

ICC Walking Program at the High School Begins Nov. 10

(Nov. 6, 2014) Beginning Nov. 10, the Ichabod Crane Central School District will once again open up the high school for adult members of the community to walk the corridors for exercise. Access to the high school will be limited to Monday through Friday from 5-9 p.m. and will only be open when school is in session. If school is closed, the walking program is canceled for that day.

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