ABC Women's Self Defense Class to Be Held at ICHS April 21
Ichabod Crane Central School District will host ABC Women's Self Defense Class on Tuesday, April 21 from 6-9 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. The program is open to girls in 9th grade and older and is being offered in cooperation with the Columbia County Sheriff's Department. Empower yourselves and/or your daughters with the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to keep yourself safe. View the flyer
District Earns Safety Excellence Award
(April 17, 2015)
The Utica National Insurance Group has again recognized Kinderhook Central School District (Ichabod Crane) with a 2015 School Safety Excellence Award. Ichabod Crane is one of 131 school districts and Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in the state to receive the award. Learn More
ICC Music Students Selected for All County April Music Festival
(April 17, 2015) Sixty (60) students from Ichabod Crane District-wide Music Department have been selected to participate in the final of three Columbia County Music Educators Association (CCMEA) All County Festivals. This All County Music Festival, which will be hosted by the Chatham Central School District on Thursday, April 16 and Friday, April 17, include Elementary Chorus, Junior Band and Senior Chorus.
The students are participating in intense after school rehearsals with students selected from the other schools in Columbia County. Conductors for these groups are from the Capitol Region and beyond.
The all county experience culminates in a concert at Chatham High School on Friday, April 17 at 7:30pm. Doors will open to the public at 7pm. This event is free. See who they are
Board Adopts 2015-16 Budget Proposal; Public Hearing May 12
(April 16, 2015) At its meeting on Tuesday, April 14, the Ichabod Crane Board of Education unanimously adopted the budget for the 2015-2016 school year. The proposed spending plan maintains all current programs and services and includes several enhancements, including increases in staffing for the English Language Learning (ELL) Department to meet increasing needs, increase art teacher at the middle school and an addition of a building mechanic. Proposed additions at the non-staffing level include reinstating the Invitations Summer Program at the primary school, restoring the Third Grade Extended Day Program, increasing support for STEM programs at the middle and high schools, purchasing Vernier Probes for high school science lab and middle school math calculators, and purchasing fitness equipment.
The $37,552,000 spending plan is a 4.95 percent increase over the current year’s budget. If approved by voters, it would result in a tax levy increase of 2.59 percent—an increase that meets the district’s legal limit under the state’s tax levy cap legislation. Therefore, Ichabod Crane’s proposed budget requires approval by a simple majority to pass. Learn More
12 ICHS Artworks Selected for Capital Region Media Arts Festival
(April 14, 2015) Twelve (12) artworks from Ichabod Crane High School art students have been selected for the 2015 Capital Region Media Arts Exhibit, sponsored by The Capital Area Art Supervisors, The New York State Art Association Region 6 and The Bethlehem Central School District. Learn More
ICC Odyssey of the Mind Teams Take 5th & 6th in the State
(April 13, 2015) ICC's two Odyssey of the Mind teams competed in the State Tournament at Binghamton State University on Saturday. Our Division I team finished 5th out of 13 teams and our Division II team finished 6th out of 11 teams.
Great job to the students and coaches of these teams and to all of our teams this year for putting in the hard work and creativity necessary to participate in the Odyssey of the Mind program. You have filled our Rider Pride! Learn More
Board Appoints Tenure to Seven Faculty
(April 7, 2015) The Board of Education approved tenure appointments for seven faculty members at its last meeting on March 31. Congratulations to Dave Vona, Greg Miller, Robert Piel, Julianne Mink, Kathryn Walter, Gail Colton and Ashley Hughes. Learn More
ES/MS Students Raise $1700 for Pennies for Patients
(April 2, 2015) Ichabod Crane Middle School Student Council voted to collect donations for the Pennies for Patients program once again this year. Student Council advisors Gail Colton and Kim Zorzi said the goal this year was to raise $1000.00. Many of our students in the ES / MS building participated and they raised a total of $1700.51 for Pennies for Patients. Learn More
Primary School's 1st Annual Math Night a Huge Success!
(April 2, 2015) Ichabod Crane Primary School held its 1st Annual Math Night on April 1 and it added up to be a great time! Students participated in a variety of exciting math games and parents left with interactive and easy to learn games that they can play at home to help reinforce the skills their child is learning at school. Learn More
ICHS Students Take 1st & 3rd Prize in Questar III High School Art Invitational
(April 2, 2015) Two ICHS students were awarded prizes at the Questar III High School Juried Exhibit reception on March 31. Samuel Paradise was awarded first prize for his photoshop image "The Front Bottoms," created in Graphic Design class taught by Gayle Himmelstein. Melanie VanAlphen was awarded third prize for her ceramic sculpture, "Glistening Honey," which was created in Advanced Ceramics and Sculpture class taught by Laura Cannamela. Congratulations to both! Learn More
Nominating Petitions to Run for the Board of Education Available
Petitions are due no later than April 20 at 5 p.m.
(March 24, 2015) Ichabod Crane Central School District announces petitions for candidates for the Board of Education are currently available. Petitions are obtained through the District Clerk, Mindy Potts, in the Central Office, located in the High School Building, 2910 Route 9, Valatie. Such petition shall be directed to the Clerk of the school district, shall be signed by at least 25 qualified voters of the District or 2% of the number of voters who voted in the previous annual election of the members of the school board, whichever is greater. Completed petitions are due back to the District Clerk by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 20, 2015.
The three (3) vacancies to be filled on the Board of Education are for three (3) year terms as the terms of Barbara-anne Johnson-Heimroth, Bruce Naramore and Jeffrey Ouellette will expire June 30, 2015. Learn More
Zumbathon Fundraiser for Relay for Life April 18
(March 24, 2015) Come out and support the Crane Campaign Relay for Life team on Saturday, April 18 from 2-4pm at the Primary School for the Zumbathon. $10 minimum donation. Every dollar raised will go to the Columbia-Greene Relay for Life. View the flyer
Four ICC Winter Sports Teams Earn NYSPHSAA Scholar-Athlete Team Awards
(March 24, 2015) Congratulations to Ichabod Crane High School's girls and boys varsity basketball and indoor track teams for being named by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association as Scholar-Athlete teams this winter.
In order to qualify as a scholar athlete team, the team must hold a collective GPA of 90 or better with at least the minimum amount of students required by NYSPHSAA. The number of students required to meet this standard varies by team but always represents a majority of its athletes. Congratulations Riders!
ICC 6th Grade Students Participate in Twin County Science Expo, Place 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th
(March 24, 2015) Eight Ichabod Crane Middle School students presented their projects at the 17th annual Twin Counties Science Expo at Columbia-Greene Community College on Saturday, March 21. Congratulations to the following students who received the opportunity to present their projects after being selected by their teachers, following the local Science Fair at the middle school on March 3: Tismark Boham: Butter vs. Banana In a Cookie: Which Is Better?, 1st place; Jack DiGrigoli and Coltin Luckfield: Here We Go Loop De Loop, 2nd place; Nicholas Gould: Aerodynamic Drag: Which Shape goes faster?, 3rd place; Dantès Tapler: The Effect Temperature has on the Strength of a Magnet, 4th place; Austin Zlomek: Popcorn Pop Off; and Emma Brusie and Kailey Switzer: Focus. Learn More
ICHS Students Compete in SkillsUSA Competition
(March 23, 2015) Ichabod Crane High School students who attend Questar III's Career and Technical Education classes competed in the SkillsUSA competition on March 18. Congratulations to Wesley Knichel (2nd place, Job Interview), Jacob Mabb (third place, Welding) and Morgan Knott (5th place, Junior Cosmetology)! Learn more here.
Work of ICHS Art Students Selected for Art in 3-Dimensions Student Art Show
(March 17, 2015) Five Ichabod Crane High School art students will have their artwork on display at the Annual Juried Art Exhibition entitled, Art in Three Dimensions, sponsored by the Capital Area Art Supervisors and Mohonasen High School. Congratulations to Ceramics and Sculpture students Mary Bartkus (Grade 10), Allison Futia (Grade 12), Hayley Goold (Grade 12), Kayla Rose (Grade 12), Angelina Yearwood (Grade 12). Learn More
Board Approves 2015-16 School Calendar
(March 4, 2015) The ICC Board of Education approved next year's school calendar at its meeting on March 3. Download the Calendar
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
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
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
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
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
ICC Walking Program at the High School
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.