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ICHS Envirothon Team Takes First Place at Hudson Valley Regional Envirothon

(April 27, 2017) Congratulations to the Ichabod Crane HS Envirothon Team of Alexis Hoffmann, Megan Malanowski, Bailey Lapo-McDermott, Max Zimmermann, Anthony Malanoswki, and Jennifer Langley, and coached by Ms. Ferlito, who placed first in Columbia County at the Hudson Valley Regional Envirothon on April 26.

The team placed placed third overall behind the two teams from the Mount Academy from Ulster County who have won the NYS competition the last 6 or 7 years. They will go on to the state competition May 24-25 at Hobart William Smith College. Good luck ICC!

District Recognized for Ongoing Safety Excellence

(April 27, 2017) The Utica National Insurance Company has recognized Ichabod Crane CSD’s safety efforts for another year with its Safety Excellence Award. Utica National recently presented the District with a “Platinum with Honors” level award during the 37th annual school safety seminar held in Saratoga. Learn More

Middle School Announces 3rd Quarter Honor Rolls

(April 25, 2017) Ichabod Crane Middle School has announced the honor rolls for the third quarter of the 2016-17 school year. Congratulations to all of our students who achieved honor roll status! View the honor rolls

Six Candidates Running for Four Seats on the Board of Education

Meet the Candidates Night & Public Budget Hearing May 2
(April 19, 2017) Six candidates are seeking four (4) seats on the Board of Education. Running, in the order they will appear on the May 16 ballot, are Susan Ramos, Tammy Crawford, Craig Luckfield, Daniel Cohn, Brendan Caluneo and Francis McKearin. Board member candidates have been invited to participate in a “Meet the Candidates Night” hosted by the Ichabod Crane Participatory Government Class on May 2, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Following this event, the Board will convene its Regular Board meeting with the first agenda item as the 2017-2018 Budget Hearing. Learn More

Middle School Announces March Rider of the Month Students

(April 18, 2017) Ichabod Crane Middle School is pleased to announce the Rider of the Month students for March. Congratulations to Jonathan Hesler, Emanuelle Schnyder, Nathan Garafalo, Ashley Ames, Susanna Loyola, Abigail Wood, Corbyn Riley, Richard Tang, Emily Zimmermann and Logan Dunspaugh. Learn More

12 Artworks of ICHS Students Selected for Capital Region Media Arts Festival

(April 13, 2017) Twelve artworks from ICHS students were selected to be a part of the 2017 Capital Region Media Arts Festival that runs though May 5 at the Niskayuna HS Art Gallery. Congratulations to the following students who have artwork in this exhibit: Elizabeth Desmonie (11), Emily Goldman (12), Katie Harrison (10), Calista Phippen (11), Sarah Race (12), Caleb Scace (11), Camden Swierzewski (11), Isabelle Tennier (12), and Ashley VanAlphen (12). Learn More

Board of Education Adopts 2017-18 Proposed Budget

Budget Hearing May 2
(April 13, 2017) At a special meeting on Wednesday, April 12, the Ichabod Crane Board of Education unanimously adopted the proposed budget for the 2017-2018 school year.

The $39,189,544 spending plan is an increase of $1,055,557, or 2.77 percent, from the current year’s budget. If approved by voters, it would result in a tax levy increase of 1.47 percent, which meets the district’s legal limit under the state’s tax levy cap legislation. Learn More

Five ICHS Photography Students Participate in Valatie Free Library Photo Competition

(April 11, 2017) Five ICHS students submitted photographs taken in their Photography Class to the Valatie Free Library Photo Competition, held on Sunday, April 2. Students in the contest were: Nicholas Johnston (Grade 11), Nicole Lewis (Grade 12), Ellie Plourde (Grade 11), Karina Speer (Grade 11) and Camden Swierzewski (Grade 11). The three award winners were Ellie Plourde, Karina Speer and Nicholas Johnston. Congratulations students and Photography teacher Sandy Harrington! Learn More

ICC Team Takes 4th Place in State Odyssey of the Mind Tournament

(April 10, 2017) Ichabod Crane had one team compete in the NYS Odyssey of the Mind Tournament on April 8 at Binghamton State University. The team of Nicholas Gould, Timothy Balon, Lillian Gould, Emma Brew, Analisa Martino, Alex Regan and Samara Regan and coached by Laura Michell Regan and Erika Balon competed in Problem 1, Division 3 and took fourth place. Great job students! Learn More

Board Approves 2017-18 School Calendar

(April 6, 2017) The Board of Education approved next year's school calendar at its meeting on April 4. Download the Calendar

ICHS Art Student Alexis Graham Awarded The Lori Tansky Award in 2017 HS Regional Juried Exhibit

(March 28, 2017) At the March 24 reception for the 2017 HS Regional Juried Exhibit at the Opalka Gallery at The Sage Colleges, Alexis Graham's ceramic sculpture Swollen Reef received The Lory Tansky Award! Alexis received one of the four major awards announced at the reception, and she was presented with a $100 gift certificate for Arlene's Artist Materials. This is the second year in a row that an Ichabod Crane student has won an award at this very selective annual juried exhibit. Congratulations to Alexis! Learn More

Booster Club Summer Camp

(March 20, 2017) It is time to start planning for summer vacation! The Booster Club will again be offering sports camps over the summer for children entering grade 4 through 10. Please see the flyer here. This will also be sent home with all children starting this week.

Winter Sports Teams Earn NYSPHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award

(March 16, 2017) Four Ichabod Crane winter sports teams have been named by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association as Scholar-Athlete teams. Congratulations to Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, Girls Indoor Track and Boys Volleyball. Also, Ichabod Crane had 45 individual scholar athletes. Learn More

All-State Jazz Musician from Ichabod Crane High School Performs at State Capitol

(March 16, 2017) Ichabod Crane senior Ben L’Ecuyer, one of five trumpet players in the State of New York selected as a member of NYSSMA’s All-State Instrumental Jazz Ensemble, performed at the Empire State Plaza on Monday, March 6. The performance was part of NYSSMA’s annual “Music In Our Schools Month” celebration at the State Capitol. See photo

Board Appoints Michael Vanyo as Next Superintendent

(March 8, 2017) At its March 7 meeting, the Ichabod Crane CSD Board of Education appointed Michael Vanyo as the next superintendent of schools, effective July 1, 2017. Learn More

Doug Kelley Appointed Interim HS Assistant Principal

(March 8, 2017) On March 7, the Ichabod Crane Board of Education appointed Mr. Doug Kelley as the interim assistant principal of the high school for the remainder of the school year as Mr. Dan Farley continues to teach Earth Science during the science teacher's leave of absence. Learn More

ICHS Announces Valedictorian & Salutatorian of the Class of 2017

(March 7, 2017) Ichabod Crane High School Principal Craig Shull is pleased to announce the Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the Class of 2017. Alexis Hoffmann is the Valedictorian and Eric Papas is the Salutatorian of the senior class. Congratulations go to Alexis, Eric and their families. A full write-up about them will be shared in May. Learn More

ICC Students Represent Upstate Sports Zone

(March 7, 2017) ICC students Camdyn Ames (freshman) and Kaleb Aschenbrenner (senior) recently attended the annual MAAC men's basketball tournament at the Times Union Center as media representatives for Upstate Sports Zone. After reporting on the games, they attended post-game press conferences, as well as participated in the voting for the MAAC All-Tournament Team. Learn More

Suzanne Guntlow Appointed District Principal of APPR, Curriculum & Instruction, Search Opens for Primary School Principal

Application deadline for principal position March 24
(Updated Feb. 24, Feb. 17, 2017) The Board of Education appointed Suzanne Guntlow, principal of Ichabod Crane Primary School, to the position of District Principal of APPR, Curriculum and Instruction, effective July 1, 2017. The appointment follows Melissa Murray's announcement that she will retire at the end of the school year after 34 years of service to the Ichabod Crane Central School District. Guntlow has served as principal since December 2013.

The District has started the search for a new principal of the Primary School. The selected candidate would begin July 1. The application deadline is March 24, 2017. To learn more about the position, visit our Employment webpage here.

District Receives Positive Fiscal Stress Score for 4th Straight Year

(Feb. 8, 2017) For the fourth straight year, the Ichabod Crane Central School District received a fiscal stress score of "no designation," indicating a low level of fiscal stress, through the Office of the State Comptroller's Fiscal Stress Monitoring System. The system identifies local governments and school districts that are in fiscal stress, as well as those showing susceptibility to fiscal stress using four categories "No Designation," "Susceptible to Fiscal Stress," "Moderate Fiscal Stress," and "Significant Fiscal Stress." Learn More

Board Approves Smart Schools Investment Plan Phase II

(Feb. 8, 2017) Following a public hearing on the District's Smart Schools Investment Plan (SSIP) Phase II during the Ichabod Crane Board of Education meeting on Febuary 8, 2017, the Board approved the plan. Learn More .

Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2017

(Jan. 3, 2017) This Spring, Ichabod Crane Primary School will be conducting registration and screening for those students entering Kindergarten in September, 2017. In order to be eligible to enter Kindergarten this coming fall, a student must be five (5) years of age on or before December 1, 2017 and be a resident within the Ichabod Crane School District. If you have a child who meets the criteria for beginning Kindergarten in September of 2017 and have not received a mailing by mid-February, please contact us immediately. Learn More

Survey Results Indicate Positive Climate at the High School

(Nov. 2, 2016) Ichabod Crane High School Principal Craig Shull reported on the results of the Climate Survey in his building to the Board of Education on Nov. 1. Students, parents and staff responded to various questions. Overall the responses indicate a positive climate at the high school. View the survey results

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