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Draft Budget to be Presented March 31

A draft of the 2015-16 budget will be presented during the Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, March 31. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the high school library. View the agenda

ABC Women's Self Defense Class to Be Held at ICHS April 21

(March 27, 2015) 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 being offered in cooperation with the Columbia County Sheriff's Department. View the flyer

ICHS Student Artwork Selected for Questar III High School Art Exhibit

(March 26, 2015) Artworks by three Ichabod Crane High School students have been selected for the 26th Annual Questar III Juried High School Art Exhibit. Congratulations to Samuel Paradise, Margaret Richards and Melanie VanAlphen. The exhibit will be on display at The Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy from March 27 through April 18, 2015 with an opening reception scheduled for Tuesday, March 31 from 5 -7 pm. 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

Twin County Science Expo

(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

Two ICC Teams Advance to Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament April 11

Odyssey team 5

(March 9, 2015) Seven teams represented Ichabod Crane this year in the Region 4 Odyssey of the Mind Tournament held on Saturday, March 7 at the Averill Park Central School District. Two of our teams won first place and will go on to compete in the state tournament on Saturday, April 11 at Binghamton State University. 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 Students' Artwork on Display at Empire State Plaza

(March 4, 2015) Thirty (30) artworks from Ichabod Crane CSD have been selected for display at the sixth annual K-8 Empire State Plaza Art Collection Exhibit which takes place March 1-22. This event is a one of a kind, as it is the only Capital Region exhibition for K-8 students. It is an opportunity for students to showcase how their art was inspired by artwork from the Empire State Plaza Collection. Learn More

ICC Students Selected to Participate in All County Music Festival March 4 & 6

(March 3, 2015) Over 80 students from Ichabod Crane District-wide Music Department have been selected to participate in the second of three Columbia County Music Educators Association (CCMEA) All County Music Festivals. This All County Music Festival, which will be hosted by the Taconic Hills Central School District, on Wednesday, March 4 & Friday, March 6, include Elementary Band, Junior Chorus & Senior Band. The all county experience culminates in a concert in the Taconic Hills Jr/Sr High School auditorium on Friday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open to the public at 7 p.m. This event is free. Learn More

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

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.

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