Ichabod Crane Central School District

What is Senior Seminar


Course Logistics

Meeting Times:  1st semester course which meets 42 minutes on alternating days.  The course is facilitated by Jean Barford, High School Guidance Teaching Assistant.  This program is coordinated in conjunction with the High School Guidance and Counseling Office and counselors Melissa Donohue, Michele Mannato and Amanda DeAloe.

  Senior Seminar was created to help your child with his or her transition from high school to beyond, whether it be college, military or work.  The course runs for one semester from September through January. 

      Seniors will be provided with the background and tools necessary to make informed decisions as they relate to post-secondary life.  Some of the skills will include communication, decision making, critical thinking as well as many others. 

      Students in Senior Seminar have the opportunity to work on resumes, college research, applications, and essays as well as various other activities during class.  Students also have the opportunity to listen to guest speakers presenting on a variety of topics.


               Topics featured throughout the semester include:

Career Development                        Personal Development

  • College and Career Exploration                                   Time Management
  • Cover Letters                                                                    Study Skills
  • Resumes                                                                          Personal Finance
  • Letters of Recommendation                                          Binge Drinking
  • College Application Process                                         Healthy Relationships
  • High School Transcript                                                   Goal Setting
  • College Visits                                                                   Communication Skills
  • Interview Skills                                                                  Life Skills
  • Scholarships and Grants
  • Financial Aid Overview
  • Military Rep visits
  • Community Service



Project Linus (November 2010) - Over 300 Freshmen and Seniors made more than 130 no-sew fleece blankets that were donated to children in several Capital Region locations through our local chapter of Project Linus.  The scraps were used to make over 100 braided play toys for the dogs and cats at the Columbia Greene Humane Society.

Speakers going over check writing and banking.  Interview tips  Crocheting community service project

      Reviewing information for graduation        Guest speaker discussing personal finance