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
Thursday, Nov. 20 is a regular school day for students, not a half day as originally planned for parent conferences. The change to the calendar was approved by the Board of Education in October.
(Nov. 20, 2014) Students of the Class of 2016 were presented with their class rings at the annual Ring Dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 19. The students celebrated this event at the Winding Brook Country Club. Principal Craig Shull said, "The venue and the evening were fantastic!"
(Nov. 20, 2014) Ichabod Crane High School senior Marissa Vecellio will represent the Ichabod Crane Central School District in this year’s Empire State Youth Orchestra (ESYO) "Melodies of Christmas" Chorale. The chorale is comprised of the best singers in the Capital District. Admittance to the chorale is based upon a successful audition and high school choral teacher recommendation.
Each year, the "Melodies of Christmas" Chorale performs with ESYO’s Youth Orchestra to present four benefit concerts at Schenectady's Proctors Theatre. This year’s performances will be held Thursday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21 at 3 p.m. Tickets to the event are available at Proctor's Box Office (518) 346-6204 or online. The program will air on CBS6 at various times.
Since its inception, the "Melodies of Christmas" concerts have raised over $7 million dollars to support the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Albany Medical Center.
(UPDATED Nov. 20, 2014) Why not help support Ichabod Crane High School's Spanish Club and Mayan artisans while doing some holiday shopping? A Mayan Hands shop will be set up in the Ichabod Crane High School Library Monday, Nov. 17 through Thurs, Nov.. 20 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21 until 2 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 24 during the Open House for the renovated high school gym and library, 7-8:30 p.m.
(Nov. 14, 2014) Eight students from the Ichabod Crane High School Music Department have been selected to attend the NYSSMA Area All State Festival on November 21-22 at Roy C. Ketcham High School in Wappingers, N.Y. Students representing Ichabod Crane are Derek Schmitt, Samantha Hesler, Margaret Richards, Marissa Vecellio, Felix Johnson, Brandon Murdie, Jake Barrett and Lawrence Schertel. Learn More
(Nov. 14, 2014) Through the support of the Kinderhook Education Arts and Humanities Fund, seven Ichabod Crane High School students attended Portfolio Day at Sage College in Albany on Nov. 13.
Meaghan Tretheway, Jennifer Van Alphen, Sam Paradise, Cameron Farley-McComb, Yulissa Gomez, Christian Szymanski and Sophie Pratt experienced portfolio reviews with College Admissions representatives from competitive art schools and universities. Mrs. Sandra Harrington, a secondary art teacher who accompanied the students, said the students worked hard to be able to prepare for the reviews. Photos
(Nov. 13, 2014) Ichabod Crane High School teacher Senora Duffek's Spanish 4 and 5 classes celebrated the Day of the Dead recently with Pre-K and AIM (Achieving Individual Milestones) classes.
The Spanish 4 and 5 students created lesson plans to teach about this celebration. Some of the activities included making skull masks, skull rocks and necklaces. Some students also played "Pin the sombrero on the donkey" and watched a short cartoon highlighting the celebration. Learn more/link to photos
(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
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. 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.
(Oct. 3, 2014) Ichabod Crane High School celebrated Spirit Week all week. View the Spirit Week Photo Album on Facebook
(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!
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.