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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

ICHS Music Students Selected for ESYO Ensembles

(Dec. 19, 2014) Ichabod Crane High School music students auditioned and were selected for Empire State Youth Orchestra (ESYO) Ensembles. Each season, more than 300 talented musicians from the Greater Capital Region of New York and western New England enjoy outstanding educational and performance opportunities as members of one of the ESYO ensembles. Congratulations to Felix Johnson (french horn, grade 9), Ben L'Ecuyer (trumpet, grade 10), Brandon Murdie (trombone, grade 10), Eric Papas (trumpet, grade 10) and Noelle Serino (flute, grade 10). Learn More

Third Annual ICC Family Holiday Tradition Helps 14 Local Families

(Dec. 18, 2014) Through the generosity of staff, parents and students at the Primary School, Elementary School and Middle School, 14 families have received support for their Christmas. The Primary School, with its Generosity Tree, collected enough food to provide each family with an overflowing box for the holiday feast. Hannaford generously donated gift cards for each food box. The Elementary & Middle School, with their two Giving Trees, collected and wrapped gifts and necessities for each of the families. Learn More

Festival of Trees a Success!

Festival of Trees

(Dec. 17, 2014) The PTA and the Primary School faculty and staff presented Festival of Trees 2014 on Tuesday, Dec. 16. Events included thematically-decorated trees throughout the hallways in the classroom windows, wreath and baskets raffle and a Holiday Bazaar. Admission was one nonperishable food/personal item for the Valatie Food Pantry or one item of pet food to be donated to The Columbia Greene Humane Society.

Sandra Funk, who coordinates the event, said, “Thank you to everyone for all your help to make Festival of the trees a huge success! A special thank you to Rich and Mike for all they do! Also the night crew did a great job cleaning up.” 

Mrs. Funk said the event raised about $1,200 and the money will be used to buy some shade trees for the playground this spring. Thank you to all of the staff members who created wreaths or baskets to be raffled off, the PTA and all of the families for coming out to attend the event. See more photos

ICHS Students Join Global “Hour of Code” Movement

Hour of Code

ICHS teacher David Vona assists students participating in the Hour of Code on Friday, Dec. 12.




(Dec. 17, 2014) Ichabod Crane High School students participated in the global initiative, Hour of Code -- a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to help students understand code and show that anybody can learn the basics.

With the Hour of Code movement aiming for 100 million students, all the students of Ichabod Crane High School were asked to take part in the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Dec. 8-14. During the school’s half day on Friday, Dec. 12, the library was dedicated to students to participate in the Hour of Code. The computer lab was filled all morning with approximately 85 ICHS students participating. Learn More

Stuyvesant Falls VFW Post 9593 Announces ICHS Winners of Voice of Democracy Competition

Voice of Democracy winners

Maryann Turoci, Hannah DeWeerd and Mason Fix

(Dec. 12, 2014) The Stuyvesant Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9593 conducted its annual Voice of Democracy competition recently at Ichabod Crane High School with the assistance of English teacher Ms. Connie Melone.

This year's winners in the competition are as follows:

  • First Place - sophomore Maryann Turoci, $300
  • Second Place - junior Hannah DeWeerd, $200
  • Third Place - senior Mason Fix, $100

Congratulations Maryann, Hannah and Mason! Learn More

ICHS's Meredith Richards Selected Candidate for Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar

Meredith Richards








ICHS Principal Mr. Craig Shull, Meredith Richards, and Counselor Michele Evans

(Dec. 12, 2014) Congratulations to Ichabod Crane High School sophomore Meredith Richards who has been selected the school's representative to the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Foundation's annual Youth Leadership Seminar. The seminar this year will run June 5-7, 2015 and will be held at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. Learn More

Ichabod Elementary Students Participate in Martin Van Buren Ceremony

(Dec. 5, 2014) Ichabod Crane Elementary students participated in a wreath-laying ceremony on December 5 in honor of Martin Van Buren's 232nd birthday.

The event was held at the gravesite in the Village of Kinderhook. Those in attendance at the ceremony included Congressman Chris Gibson, Kinderhook Mayor Carol Weaver, Kinderhook Town Supervisor Pat Gratton, Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin, ICC Superintendent George Zini, ICC Elementary/
Middle School Principal Tim Farley, National Parks representatives and a representative from the office of NYS Senator Kathy Marchione. Learn More

ICC Board Passes Resolution Calling On Governor, Legislature to Fund Veterans Tax Exemption, Not Districts

(Dec. 5, 2014) The Ichabod Crane CSD Board of Education passed a resolution at its meeting on Tuesday night calling on Governor Cuomo and the State Legislature to "reexamine and amend Real Property Tax Law 458-a to equitably provide and fund the Alternative Veterans Exemption as applied to School District taxes."

Read the full copy of the resolution
Read the article in the Register Star

8th Graders Serving the Community

FACS studentsLucas Fores, Eric Gofmanas, Zachary Friss, and Lee Beers display the
pillowcases they constructed using the "hot dog" technique.
pillowcases will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House and Albany
Medical Center Children's Cancer center.




FACS students(Dec. 4, 2014) Several 8th grade students in Mrs. Kuhn’s FACS class have been working after school to construct pillowcases for sick children at the Ronald McDonald House and Albany Medical Center’s Cancer unit. This is a worldwide mission to provide smiles to sick children across North America and the world.

Other service projects include: peer tutoring after school in 4th-6th grade extended day, bell ringing for the Salvation Army, and helping out in nursing homes, food pantries and animal shelters.

Great job students!

At right, Olivia & Izzy ringing the Salvation Army bell at the Hudson Walmart on Black Friday.

Freshman & Senior Seminar Students Engage in Joint Community Service Project

Students make blankets

(Dec. 4, 2014) The Freshman & Senior Seminar students created 50 blankets through Project Linus and most of which will go to Parsons Child and Family Center.

Material for 48 of the no-sew blankets was donated to ICC students by the local Project Linus chapter, and for two of the blankets by Beth St. Clair's students in the high school. JoAnne Marcario, project coordinator, Sharon Breisch, blanketeer of Project Linus, and teaching assistants Penny Barlow, freshman seminar, and Jean Barford, senior seminar, were involved in the project with the students.

Great job to all of our freshman and senior students involved in this project! See more photos

District Holds Open House for Renovated High School Gymnasium and Library

(Nov. 25, 2014) Ichabod Crane Central School District held an Open House on Monday, Nov. 24 to celebrate the completion of the Ichabod Crane High School Library and Gymnasium as part of the Capital Project residents approved in December 2012. Thank you to all who attended the event and to all ICC community members for your support! View the Open House photo album on Facebook here. You do not need to have a Facebook account. Read the Register Star's coverage

ICHS Senior Marissa Vecellio to Perform in ESYO’s "Melodies of Christmas" at Proctors Theatre

Marissa Vecellio(Nov. 20, 2014) Ichabod Crane High School senior Marissa Vecellio will represent the Ichabod Crane Central School District in this year’s Empire State Youth Orchestra (ESYO) "Melodies of Christmas" Chorale. The chorale is comprised of the best singers in the Capital District. Admittance to the chorale is based upon a successful audition and high school choral teacher recommendation.

Each year, the "Melodies of Christmas" Chorale performs with ESYO’s Youth Orchestra to present four benefit concerts at Schenectady's Proctors Theatre. This year’s performances will be held Thursday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21 at 3 p.m. Tickets to the event are available at Proctor's Box Office (518) 346-6204 or online. The program will air on CBS6 at various times. Congratulations Marissa!

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.

Bus Drivers Needed

(Nov. 5, 2014) Ichabod Crane's Transportation Department is seeking bus drivers. If interested, please complete this application and submit to Lori Creeron in the Transportation Department.

Teaching Substitutes Needed

(Oct. 29, 2014) The Ichabod Crane Central School District is in need of substitute teachers. Instructions and application are available on the Employment page.Once you've completed the application, please send it to Amy Boothby in the Central Office.

NYSDOH and CCD Offer Advice to Help Prevent Spread of the Respiratory Illness, Enterovirus EV-D68

(Sept. 16, 2014) As you may have heard, a respiratory illness known as Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) has affected children and others in recent weeks across the country. While we have no confirmed cases of EV-D68, the Ichabod Crane Central School District is providing information from the NYS Department of Health and Center for Disease Control related to EV-D68 to help parents and community members become better informed about the illness and the preventative measures you can take to help prevent the spread of this virus. We will be sending home a letter with students. Learn More

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