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Notice to Bidders: Fuel Oil Bids Accepted Until 1 PM on Aug. 4

(July 25, 2014) The Board of Education of the Kinderhook Central School District, popularly known as the Ichabod Crane Central School, in accordance with Section 103 of Article 5-A of the General Municipal law, hereby invites the submission of sealed bids for the 2014-2015 school year: #2014-04 – Fuel Oil Bid

Bids will be received until 1:00 p.m. prevailing time on MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 2014, in the Central Administration Office located on the south end of the High School Building, Valatie, NY, 12184, at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened. Read the full Notice to Bidders

Principals Attend Narcan Training Session

Narcan training

(July 25, 2014) Ichabod Crane High School Principal Craig Shull, Elem/MS Principal Tim Farley and Assistant Principal Tony Marturano attended a Narcan training in Brunswick on July 22. The free session was sponsored by Senator Kathy Marchione and Catholic Charities. HS Assistant Principal Dan Farley was trained a couple months ago as well. As part of the training, all four were trained in identifying the symptoms of opiated overdose and given a Narcan kit to treat those suspected of an opiate overdose, thus saving their life from accidental overdose. Sending administrators to events like this is part of the district's ongoing commitment to drug safety. Read the Troy Record's coverage

Class of 2014 Graduate Devin Spain Receives Seth Grenci Memorial Scholarship

Devin Spain Receives Seth Grenci Scholarship

(July 11, 2014) Devin Spain, a graduate of the Class of 2014, was recently selected as this year's recipient of the 2014 Seth Grenci Memorial Scholarship. The $500 award is presented annually to a graduating Ichabod Crane High School senior who intends to pursue a career in law enforcement. Learn More

Anthony Marturano Apppointed New Assistant Anthony MarturanoPrincipal at Ichabod Crane Elementary/Middle School

(July 9, 2014) The Ichabod Crane Central School District Board of Education unanimously appointed Anthony Marturano to the position of assistant principal at Ichabod Crane Elementary/Middle School at its July 8 meeting. Mr. Marturano will replace Craig Shull, who was appointed to the high school principal position following Bill Schneider’s retirement. Mr. Marturano’s appointment is effective July 14, 2014.
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Welcome and Chandler Re-Elected to Board Leadership

(July 9, 2014) During the Board of Education's organizational meeting on July 8, Anthony Welcome and John Chandler were re-elected president and vice president, respectively. Susan Ramos, Cheryl Trefzger and Chandler were also sworn in for another three-year term after being re-elected on May 20. Congratulations to all! The Board also approved the 2014-15 meeting schedule.

Attention Athletes and Parents: Fall Sports

(July 8, 2014) All JV and Varsity practices begin Monday, August 18. Modified Soccer and Modified Cross Country begin on Wednesday, Sept. 3. Modified Field Hockey begins on Monday, Sept. 8. All athletes should have signed up already and need a current physical and clearance by the school nurse to be able to practice on the start date.

Ichabod Crane's Rider Vision Strategic Plan Earns National Recognition

(July 7, 2014) Ichabod Crane Central School District's Rider Vision Strategic Plan has been recognized by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) with an Honorable Mention in its 2014 National School Communication Awards program. This is the second time the district's strategic plan has been recognized, as the first was a Gold Award in the Hermes Creative Awards 2014 competition, an international competition sponsored by the Association of Marketing & Communications Professionals (AMCP). Learn More

Congratulations to the Class of 2014!


(June 30, 2014) Ichabod Crane High School's Class of 2014 graduated on Friday, June 27 in front of family, friends, teachers and staff at the 60th annual commencement ceremony on the Gordon Van Buren field. Congratulations to all of this year's graduates and best of luck in the future! Learn more/See Photos

Six Retiring Ichabod Crane Employees Recognized for Years of Service

(July 1, 2014) Six retiring Ichabod Crane Central School District employees were recognized in front of their colleagues on June 26 during the Superintendent's Conference Day. Superintendent George Zini thanked each employee for their dedication to the district and noted their combined 169 years of service to the district. Congratulations to Jeanne Cass, John Wall, Sharon Wall, Helen Pollock, Barbara D’Alberto and Bill Schneider and best wishes for many happy years of retirement! Learn More

Ichabod Crane High School’s Christopher Palladino Presented President Martin Van Buren Scholarship for Outstanding History Student

Martin Van Buren Award

(June 25, 2014) The President Martin Van Buren Scholarship for Outstanding History Student, offered by the Friends of Lindenwald, was awarded recently to Christopher Palladino, an Ichabod Crane High School Senior and 2014 Valedictorian. The awardee, selected by the School District, has demonstrated academic achievement, leadership and sustained interest in American History. Learn More

Free Summer Lunch Program

(June 23, 2014) All Primary School families have been notified about a Free Summer Lunch Program. The First Presbyterian Church along with other churches and organizations in the area are hosting the program Monday, July 7 through Friday, August 29, each weekday (M-F), 12:15 p.m to 1:30 p.m.

To help organizers with planning and to know how many children to expect, please fill out the registration form and return it to Mrs. Nichols at the Primary School or to the church at: First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 267, Valatie, NY 12184 as soon as possible. Download the letter/registration form

Ichabod Crane High School’s Michael Webb Receives Good Citizen Award

Good Citizen Award

(June 23, 2014) Ichabod Crane High School is pleased to announce that senior Michael Webb has received The Good Citizen Award. This award is presented annually by the Town of Kinderhook Democratic Committee to a graduating senior of Ichabod Crane High School who embodies the qualities and demonstrates the fullest degree of good citizenship. Learn More

Ichabod Crane Honors 2013-14 Student Athletes

(June 17, 2014) Ichabod Crane honored its 2013-2014 athletes at the Girls Athletic Council and Boys Varsity Club Award Ceremonies on June 2 and June 5, respectively. See who they are

Ichabod Crane Transportation Department Earns 100 Passing Rating on New York State DOT School Bus Safety Inspection

(June 10, 2014) The Ichabod Crane Central School Transportation Department earned a 100 percent rating on a New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) school bus safety inspection report for the period of April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014. Learn More

Senator Marchione Honors IC Teacher Jeanne Cass With "Teacher of Excellence AwarJeanne Cass, George Zini and Suzanne Guntlowd"

(June 6, 2014) Ichabod Crane Primary School teacher Jeanne Cass was awarded as a "Teacher of Excellence" by Senator Kathy Marchione during a ceremony on Thursday night, June 5, at Columbia High School. Mrs. Cass and 24 other area teachers were recognized for their commitment and academic excellence. Learn More


Summer Band Camp 2014

To prepare for the Fall season, band and color guard members should plan to attend Summer Band Camp 2014 August 5-8 and August 11-14. Download Camp Information

Craig Shull Named Ichabod Crane High School Principal

Craig Shull(June 4, 2014) At its meeting on June 3, 2014, the Ichabod Crane Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Craig T. Shull to the position of Ichabod Crane High School Principal. Mr. Shull, who is currently the assistant principal of Ichabod Crane Elementary/Middle School, will succeed current high school Principal William Schneider upon his retirement at the end of the month. Learn More


Pre-K Registration for September 2014-15 School Year

Ichabod Crane Central School District's proposed 2014-2015 school budget includes funding for a district-wide Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) program for resident children who reach the age of four on or before December 1, 2014. Priority for enrollment is given to students who meet the criteria for free and reduced priced school meals. The program is provided by Questar III, the Ichabod Crane Central School District, and partners in collaboration with Advanced Therapy. The half-day program is located at Ichabod Crane High School. The morning session runs from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and the afternoon session is 12:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Transportation to and from the program is provided by families. Learn More

Board Approves Rider Vision Strategic Plan

The Board of Education unanimously approved the Rider Vision strategic plan at its January 7 meeting. The next step in the process is the formation of Action Planning Teams that focus on each of the major initiatives outlined in the plan. LEARN More

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