Superintendent Search: Invitation to Apply
(Oct. 24, 2016) The Ichabod Crane CSD Board of Education is seeking candidates for Superintendent of Schools. Questar III BOCES is assisting the Board of Education with its search process, which is designed to recruit highly qualified candidates.The deadline to apply is Nov. 21. To learn more about the process, or to apply, please visit our Search webpage.
Girls Volleyball Sectionals
(Oct. 27, 2016) Congratulations the Girls Volleyball team on defeating Lansingburgh 3-2 on Oct. 26. They advance to the Class B quarterfinals on Friday, Oct. 28 to play #1 seed Hudson Falls at Hudson, 5pm. Go Riders!
Boys Soccer Sectionals
(Oct. 26, 2016) Congratulations to the boys soccer team! They defeated Schalmont 3-0 to advance to the Class B Finals on Saturday, Oct. 29. They will face Voorheesville at Noon at Colonie High. Go Riders!
Primary School Welcomes Author Karen Kaufman Orloff
(Oct. 26, 2016) The Primary School was excited to welcome author Karen Kaufman Orloff on October 26! Ms. Kaufman Orloff has published several children’s books, including the popular “I Wanna” series. Ms. Kaufman Orloff is speaking with our second and third graders about how a book is created from the idea in a writer's head to a published book. She is reading a couple of her books to students and working with the third graders on writing exercises. Thank you to the ICC PTA for supporting this visit through its Arts & Enrichment program.
Emergency Early Release Drill Set for Nov. 4
(Oct. 24, 2016) The annual Go Home Early Drill is scheduled for Friday, November 4. All students will be dismissed 15 minutes earlier than the normal dismissal time. This is a requirement of the NYS Education Department to ensure that students and staff are prepared in case an emergency requires school grounds to be cleared and students to be transported home or to another location. A ConnectEd call will be going out to remind parents of this scheduled drill.
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation Launches Resident Survey with iPad Pro Give-Away
(Oct. 20, 2016) Make your voice heard! Help shape the future of your community by completing Berkshire Taconic’s resident survey between October 11 – 28, 2016. Conducted by research firm Mt. Auburn Associates, the survey is part of a four-county community assessment to help ensure that BTCF is addressing the most pressing issues and needs in the community. Results will be shared in 2017. Respondents* over 18 who complete the survey will be eligible to enter a drawing for an iPad Pro. Complete the survey and share this link with your networks today: www.BTCFsurvey.com.
*Eligible participants include all full-time, part-time and seasonal residents of Berkshire County, Mass.; Columbia County and northeast Dutchess County, NY (Amenia, Dover Plains, Millbrook, Millerton, North East, Pine Plains, Stanford and Washington); and northwest Litchfield County, Conn. (Canaan, Cornwall, Goshen, Kent, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon and Warren).
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IC Drug Task Force Holds Riders Resource Night
(Oct. 17, 2016) The Ichabod Crane Drug Task Force Committee presented its second annual Riders Resource Night on Oct. 13. Thank you to all who attended and to our speakers, sponsors and supporters for making the program possible. Learn More
Ichabod Crane High School Announces September Rider of the Month Students
(Oct. 17, 2016) Ichabod Crane High School is pleased to announce the Rider of the Month students for September. Congratulations to Caitlin Matthies, Thomas Skyer, Olivia Chandler, Hanna Gardella, Nicholas Gallo, Emma Zlomek, Chris McNeal and Evelyn Sarno. Learn More
Ichabod Crane Middle School Announces September Rider of the Month Students
(Oct. 11, 2016) Ichabod Crane Middle School is pleased to announce the Rider of the Month students for September. Congratulations to Colin Braswell, Hannah Frances, Elysia Meyer, Junior Hernandez, Jaelyn Dixon, Brady Rowe, Cate Tennier, Lukas Seaman and Timothy Hamm. Learn More
ICHS Economics Students Learn the Importance of Making Smart Financial Choices
(Oct. 6, 2016) Ichabod Crane High School students in the Economics classes participated in financial literacy workshops on Oct. 3-4. Students experienced a snapshot of adulthood through an interactive simulation in which they moved through 11 budget stations in which they spent money at each one. They made decisions for things they will need and can afford, like housing, transportation and insurance to non-necessities like entertainment and vacations. They also learned about life events and their impact on even the most well-planned spending. Learn More
Board Adopts Updated Strategic Operating Plan
(Oct. 5, 2016) The Ichabod Crane Central School District Board of Education first approved the Strategic Operating Plan on May 12, 2015. The Committees met in September 2016 to update the plan which was adopted by the Board on October 4, 2016. View the Strategic Operating Plan
Letter Sent Home to Parents Confirming No Clown Threat
(Oct. 3, 2016) You may have heard reports on the news about threats being made to school districts by clowns. This "clown threat" phenomenon has swept across the country and understandably caused some concern. In a letter backpacked home to all students, Superintendent Zini confirms there have been no direct or credible threats to the Ichabod Crane CSD. We will continue to monitor the situation. Please reassure your children that there has been no threat to our schools. Your children's safety is our utmost concern. View the letter
Varsity Club Fall Awards Banquet Set for Nov. 3
(Sept. 20, 2016) The Varsity Club has made changes to the structure of the awards banquet this year. There will now be three award ceremonies, one after each season, and will also involve the JV teams from each sport. The fall sports awards banquet will be held on November 3 at 6 p.m. in the Ichabod Crane High School auditorium. If you have any questions, please contact Varsity Club co-advisors Dave Ames at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dan Funk at email@example.com.
Budget Newsletter Earns State Communications Award
(Sept. 15, 2016) Ichabod Crane Central School District's 2016 Budget Newsletter has been recognized by the New York Schools Public Relations Association (NYSPRA) with an Award of Merit in its 37th Annual Communications Contest. The publication was produced by IC Communications Specialist Mary Prusak in conjunction with the Questar III BOCES' Communications Service.
Results of Water Testing Reported to Board of Education & Shared with Parents
(Sept. 13, 2016) In a precautionary, proactive measure, the Ichabod Crane Central School District recently conducted water testing, not only for lead but also for copper. Approximately 275 water sources from every building were tested and the District received the results of the test in mid-August. At the Sept. 6 Board of Education meeting, Superintendent George Zini reported the results of the tests which did show some water sources with elevated levels of lead or copper within the buildings. The District has taken steps to address these sources to ensure that water is safe for consumption. Precautions will remain in effect until each identified area is remediated and retested.
"The safety of our students and staff has always been a priority," said Mr. Zini. "I can assure you that the District will take the necessary steps to ensure that everyone has safe drinking water available to them." Learn More