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ICHS Envirothon Team to Compete in 2016 New York State Envirothon May 25 & 26

Envirothon team

(May 24, 2016) Good luck to the ICHS Envirothon Team of Alexis Hoffmann, Megan Malanowski, Eric Papas, Bailey Lapo-McDermott, and Max Zimmermann and Coach Alissa Ferlito as they look to compete in the 2016 New York State Envirothon at Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY on May 25 & 26.

The NYS Envirothon is a hands-on environmental education competition where a team of five high school students work together in hopes of winning scholarships and awards. The teams compete in five different environmental categories (i.e., soils/land use, aquatic ecology, forestry, and wildlife) and a current environmental issue.

Softball Sectionals: Semifinals May 24

Girls softball defeated Schalmont 12-1 on Friday, May 20 to advance to the sectional semifinals next Tuesday, May 24 at Luther Forest Athletic Fields in Malta. Game time is 4 pm. Congratulations and good luck Riders on your quest for the sectional title! Learn More

Boys Tennis Sectionals

(May 18, 2016) The boys tennis team was defeated by LaSalle 4-3 on May 17. Coach Megan Yeats said, "Four of the seven matches went to three sets. A valiant effort, but we came up short!"

The team had a very successful season finishing with a record of 10-5, Yeats 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

Residents Approve Budget & Elect Welcome, Nelson & Ouellette to the Board of Education

(May 17, 2016) Ichabod Central School District residents have approved a $38,133,987 budget for the 2016-17 school year by a vote of  836 (yes) to 355 (no). This budget represents a 1.55 percent increase in spending, the lowest budget-to-budget increase since the 2012-13 budget. The estimated tax levy increase is 0.67 percent, which is at the district's allowable tax levy limit calculated under the state's tax cap guidelines and the lowest in four years.

Voters also approved a $394,297 bus proposition to purchase four new buses by a vote of 849 (yes) to 343 (no).

Residents also elected three members to the Board of Education:

  • Michael Stead - 711
  • Matthew Nelson – 839 - Elected to 3 year term (May 17, 2016 through June 30, 2019)
  • Anthony Welcome  - 761 - Elected to 3 year term (July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019)
  • Jeffrey Ouellette – 764 - Elected to 3 year term (May 17, 2016 through June 30, 2019)

Thank you to all who came out to vote!

Notice to Bidders

(May 12, 2016) The Ichabod Crane School District has the following bids open. Bids will be received until 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 26. For more information contact Mindy Potts at

1. Maintenance Cleaning Supplies Bid #2016-01 Bid Notice
2. Air Filter Supplies Bid (HVAC) #2016-02 Bid Notice
3. Fuel Bid #2016-03 Bid Notice

End-of-School-Year Calendar

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

School IN Session May 27

Due to the district’s one snow day April 4, there will be school on May 27.

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

Ichabod Crane Middle School Announces April Rider of the Month Students

(May 10, 2016) Ichabod Crane Middle School is pleased to announce the Rider of the Month students for April! Congratulations to Sophia Dunn, Jameson Delaney, Josh Krizar, Taylor Wallace, Blythe Tamez and Bobby Boll. Learn More

Reminder: Purchase Tickets for Quilt Fundraiser for Roberta Rose Memorial Scholarship Until June 10

Quilt being raffled

Tickets for the raffle of the 'Peaceful Rose Garden' quilt handmade by Beth Demers and Robin Sullivan to benefit the Roberta Rose Memorial Scholarship Fund will be sold until June 10 with the drawing being held on June 10 at the high school. 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

Join Us for Ichabod Crane's Spring Concerts

(April 19, 2016) Ichabod Crane's Music Department is pleased to offer its Spring Concert series. All concerts are free and open to the public. The schedule is as follows:

  • 7th & 8th Grade Concert
    Wednesday, May 18 beginning @ 7:00p.m., High School Auditorium
  • 5th Grade Concert
    Thursday, May 19 beginning @ 6:30p.m., High School Auditorium
  • 6th Grade Concert
    Thursday, May 19 beginning @ 7:30p.m., High School Auditorium
  • High School Concert
    Wednesday, May 25 beginning @ 7:00p.m., High School Auditorium

ICHS Art Student Leah Meredith Earns 3D Juror's Award in 2016 HS Regional Juried Exhibit at Albany Center Gallery

(April 11, 2016) At the reception for the 2016 HS Regional Juried Exhibit at Albany Center Gallery, Leah Meredith's ceramic sculpture Tornado received the Lory Tansky 3D Juror's Award! An IC student has never before been chosen for an award at this very selective annual juried exhibit. 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

Board Appoints Tenure to 12 Faculty

(April 7, 2016) The Board of Education approved tenure appointments for 12 faculty members at its meeting on April 5. Congratulations to the following: Kathryn Babendrier, Margaret Bortugno, Thomas Call, Jennifer Cramer, Nancy Dolan, Maria Doubrava, Jodi Gajadar, Emily Lock, Cole Moon, Lindsay Meyers, Megan Yeats and Emily Zeh.

ICC 6th Grade Students Participate in Twin County Science Expo

(April 4, 2016) Congratulations to the following Ichabod Crane sixth grade students who presented their projects at the 18th Annual Twin County Science Expo at Columbia Greene Community College on Saturday, April 2: Greg Moon, Asah Mulica, Brett Richards, Ian Wall, Abigail Wood, Gunnar Grethen-McLaughlin, Morgan Ormerod and Abigail Dolge learn more

Board Holds Public Hearing, Approves Smart Schools Investment Plan

(March 2, 2016) The Board of Education approved the Smart Schools Investment Plan following a public hearing on the plan at its meeting on March 1. The plan has now been submitted to the State Education Department for approval. Learn More.

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