Learning, Teaching, and Growing - Together
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Craig T. Shull, Principal
Daniel Farley, Assistant Principal
2910 Route 9 • Valatie, NY 12184
T: 518-758-7575 • F: 518-758-2181
A reminder for all seniors a request to submit information for the Senior Directory by October 31. To do so, click on this link, complete each field and submit. Please see Ms. Himmelstein or Ms. Two-Axe with any questions.
(Oct. 17, 2014) Ichabod Crane High School Principal Craig Shull has announced that senior Marissa Vecellio has been named a Commended Student in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. Learn More
(Oct. 17, 2014) Ichabod Crane High School senior Junior Martinez was selected as one of the 2014 University at Albany Multicultural High School Achievers. Junior, along with ICHS art teacher Laura Cannamela, attended a Sept. 13 event at UAlbany which featured activities such as campus tours, student panels, and a recognition program and reception. Learn MOre
(Oct. 16, 2014) Mike Potter, Deputy Chief of Operations at Valatie Rescue Squad, recently spoke with students in the Senior Seminar classes about the rescue squad, volunteering, careers in the medical field and also instructed the students about hands only CPR and what to do if they should come across someone who might be in need of it. See more photos
(updated Oct. 14, 2014) ICHS's Guidance and Counseling Department will be hosting its 21st Mini College Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The location is the Ichabod Crane Middle School gymnasium since the ICHS gymnasium is currently under renovation. ICHS students along with students from Maple Hill, Chatham and New Lebanon High Schools will be able to attend this opportunity to meet with representatives from a number of colleges. See the colleges that will be in attendance, here.
(Oct. 14, 2014) All Ichabod Crane students (K-12) interested in participating in Odyssey of the Mind and all parents interested in coaching are invited to attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ichabod Crane Middle School cafeteria.
Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. This is a competition where students participate in long term and spontaneous solutions for a specific problem. Odyssey of the Mind fosters critical thinking, self-confidence, and the value of teamwork in a challenging and fun way.
Questions? Please contact Jamie Stickles at email@example.com.
All students dismiss 15 minutes early on this day
(Oct. 14, 2014) The annual "Go Home Early" drill is scheduled for Friday, November 7. On that day, 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.
Please plan accordingly as students will then also be arriving home approximately 15 minutes earlier than normal. For more information on the drill, please contact your child's school building main office.
Note: Student-athletes who have who have school athletic events will have to leave the building at dismissal but may return as instructed by their coach.
(Oct. 14, 2014) Congratulations to Ichabod Crane High School students Samuel Bellenchia, currently in 12th grade, and Jordan Steele, currently in 10th grade, whose artwork has been selected for the NYS Art Teachers Association Student Art Exhibit in conjunction with the NYS School Boards Conference this month in NYC. Learn More
(Oct. 10, 2014) Winter 2014 sports sign ups for modified, JV and Varsity are due by Oct. 31! For more information, visit the Athletics webpage.
(Oct. 10, 2014) An informational meeting for Ski Club was held on Oct. 9. For those students in grades 6-12 who will be participating in Ski Club, the payment is due by October 31. Download the information
(Oct. 10, 2014) Ichabod Crane High School students have elected their officers and representatives for the 2014-15 Student Council. See Who They Are
(Oct. 9, 2014) At its Oct. 7 meeting, the Ichabod Crane Board of Education approved a change to the school calendar. The half day scheduled for Thurs., Nov. 20 to accommodate parent conferences has been changed to Mon., Nov. 17. November 20 will be a regular school day.
(Oct. 7, 2014) Ichabod Crane High School is pleased to announce the students who have been recognized by the CollegeBoard as 2014 AP Scholars. This distinction is based on their outstanding academic performance on Advanced Placement Exams. The AP Scholar award is granted to those students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams. See who they are
(Oct. 3, 2014) Siena College Admissions Representative, Tara Heffernan, recently presented to seniors in Senior Seminar. Ms. Heffernan had them conduct an interactive ranking of what students believe is most important in the college application process.
Senior Seminar is an interactive seminar format in which senior students are provided with the background and “tools” to make informed decisions as they relate to post-secondary life. Topics include emotional and social issues, personal financial planning and college and career plan development. Senior Seminar meets in the fall of the senior year for all 12th grade students when scheduling allows.
(Oct. 2, 2014) The Counseling and Career Center held its annual Military Career Day on Oct. 1. The military branches that were represented were the Marines, Navy, Army and National Guard. Approx. 50 students attended in grades 10-12. Military recruiters come by the Counseling and Career Center once per month to meet with interested students each year.
(Oct. 2, 2014) Ichabod Crane Middle School and High School students enjoyed the "Quest For Respect" (Camfel Productions) assembly on Sept. 24 in the high school auditorium. This anti-bullying/character building assembly is presented in a high energy, multi-screen presentation that teaches students that true respect must be earned and that we should not compromise our values in an attempt to find a place to fit in.
"Quest for Respect" was brought to Ichabod Crane through the Arts in Education program supported by the PTA.
(Sept. 18, 2014) Ichabod Crane High School will celebrate Spirit Week & Homecoming 2014 from Sept. 29 through Oct. 4. For the schedule of activities click here.
(Sept. 16, 2014) Capital District Consulting will conduct an SAT prep session at Ichabod Crane High School on Oct. 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 and Nov. 3 from 7-9 p.m. The price of the session is $150. For more information, please view the flyer.
SAT registration deadlines and dates the SAT will be offered are included on the district's Google calendar.
(Aug. 20, 2014) The Ichabod Crane Board of Education is pleased to announce its first student board member, Samantha Hesler. Samantha was appointed by the Board at its Aug. 19 meeting. She is a senior at Ichabod Crane High School and will serve as a non-voting board member for the 2014-2015 school year. She will attend board meetings and act as a representative of the student body. Congratulations Samantha! Learn More
As the school year gets underway, please be sure to register your Price Chopper AdvantEdge card with the Ichabod Crane High School Tools for Schools code 15888. Every time you use your AdvantEdge Card from July 27, 2014 through March 28, 2015 helps ICHS earn free equipment. Visit the Price Chopper Web site to sign-up today!
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
The Ichabod Crane Safe Schools Committee has developed an informational brochure pertaining to teen alcohol and substance abuse.
The brochure, "Parents Are the Last to Know" provides practical information, as well as resources to help parents address this very important issue that touches all our lives.
To view "Parents Are the Last to Know," click here...
The Board of Education has approved a the Attendance Policy to begin in September. Students, who miss 24 class days in a full-year class and 12 days in the semester class, may lose credit. Please review the Attendance Policy. For questions, please contact the main office. This policy is reviewed with all students during the first week of school.
All students are required to complete 22 units of credit to graduate. No student is considered to be an official member of a class or in a grade homeroom without having earned the minimum number of credits. All seniors are required to be enrolled in a minimum of five classes each semester.
Today’s clothing styles can present parents with a challenge in purchasing what is deemed appropriate. However, it is important to maintain a school environment that is proper and comfortable for all of the children and adults in the building. The dress code is included in the Code of Conduct, which students receive on the first day of school.
If at any time you have questions about the High School programs, or your child’s progress, please contact us.
Parking privileges are available only to juniors and seniors who have agreed to adhere to the stipulations of our student parking agreement, and they must also attend the driving seminar. The seminar is given only a few times each year. Students do not have to have their permit or license to attend the seminar. If your student does not have their license at this time but may obtain one during the school year, they should attend the seminar, so they don’t miss out.
If your student is a junior or senior, please submit the Parking PermitApplication.. Please review the rules carefully with your child. It is important that this information is thoroughly understood by all. We never want to be in the position of a student or his/her family having to shoulder the financial burden of a vehicle being towed from school property.
Ichabod Crane is a closed campus. In accordance with our conduct code, students may not be excused on a regular basis during lunches and study halls. Our concern for students leaving is twofold. First, there is the issue of safety in terms of students on the roads in cars. They often take with them other students who may or may not be excused. Second and of equal importance, are the increasing numbers of students who are returning late or not at all for their scheduled classes. Students who leave without permission will face loss of parking privileges and/or assignment of demerits.