Learning, Teaching, and Growing - Together
© 2015 Ichabod Crane Central School District. This website was produced by the Questar III Communications Service.
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 students, the Dress Rehearsal is on Monday, April 13, from 6 pm - 10 pm. All participants in the Talent Show must be at the Dress Rehearsal. The High School Talent Show is Thursday, April 16, at 7 pm in the ICHS auditorium. $5 for a pre-show ticket and $7 at the door.Tickets will be sold mornings along with prom tickets and after classes in room 213.
(April 14, 2015) Twelve (12) artworks from Ichabod Crane High School art students have been selected for the 2015 Capital Region Media Arts Exhibit, sponsored by The Capital Area Art Supervisors, The New York State Art Association Region 6 and The Bethlehem Central School District. Learn More
(March 31, 2015) Today, the National Honor Society and Spanish Club hosted a luncheon for the ELL (English Language Learner) students in the library.
The purpose of the luncheon is to foster a sense of school community among all and to encourage the ELL students to participate in school activities. Students ate, talked and played games and everyone seemed to have a good time.
National Honor Society, Spanish Club, and the ELL Department would like to thank Mr. Shull, Mr. Farley and the entire high school staff for supporting their first Cesar Chavez day outreach luncheon. View photos from the luncheon on Facebook
(March 26, 2015) Artworks by three Ichabod Crane High School students have been selected for the 26th Annual Questar III Juried High School Art Exhibit. Congratulations to Samuel Paradise, Margaret Richards and Melanie VanAlphen. The exhibit be on display at The Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy from March 27 through April 18, 2015 with an opening reception scheduled for Tuesday, March 31 from 5 -7 pm. Learn More
(March 23, 2015) Ichabod Crane High School students who attend Questar III's Career and Technical Education classes competed in the SkillsUSA competition on March 18. Congratulations to Wesley Knichel (2nd place, Job Interview), Jacob Mabb (third place, Welding) and Morgan Knott (5th place, Junior Cosmetology)! Learn more here.
(March 17, 2015) Five Ichabod Crane High School art students will have their artwork on display at the Annual Juried Art Exhibition entitled, Art in Three Dimensions, sponsored by the Capital Area Art Supervisors and Mohonasen High School. Congratulations to Ceramics and Sculpture students Mary Bartkus (Grade 10), Allison Futia (Grade 12), Hayley Goold (Grade 12), Kayla Rose (Grade 12), Angelina Yearwood (Grade 12). Learn More
(March 12, 2015) ICHS senior Spanish University in the High School students participated in Spanish Heritage Day at the University at Albany on March 9. The event, which is hosted by the college's Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures, gives high school students total immersion in Spanish for the day.
Attending from ICHS were CC Balli, Amelia DeJarnette, Miles Dijan, Allison Futia, Regina Gagnon, Katie Grace, Samantha Hesler, Abby Kilcer, Meghan Krizar, Nate Lester, Rainy McEwan, Meaghan Tretheway, Jessica Tuthill, Jen Van Alphen and teacher Lisa Duffek.
During the day, our students and students participating from six other schools, had fun participating in a scavenger hunt, listening and dancing to a Latin jazz trio and playing games. ICC students made and brought two desserts for a "bake off" and both won second place!
(March 10, 2015) Every month, Ichabod Crane High School honors students who demonstrate our school district’s mission and community values. These students have been recognized by high school teachers and staff for exemplifying what it means to be an Ichabod Crane Rider. They exhibit all-around good character, morals and demonstrate Rider values and Rider pride in the classroom, in sports, arts, music, volunteering in the Pre-K classroom and in the community. We are pleased to announce the following students as Riders of the Month for the month of January:
Learn what teachers had to say about each student, here.
(March 3, 2015) Ichabod Crane High School has announced the honor rolls for the 2nd quarter of the 2014-15 school year. Congratulations to all of our students who achieved honor roll status. View Honor Rolls
In this photo (back row, left to right), Maggie Moisan, Morgan DeRosier, Heather Ford, Eric Papas, Alexis Hoffmann, Collin Fraoili, Jared Frick, and Hannah DeWeerd. Front row includes advisors Mr. Goold and Mrs. Bury. Present, but not pictured, are Sagan Leggett and Sorrel Rowley.
(March 2, 2015) On Saturday, Feb. 28, 13 members of the Ichabod Crane Habitat for Humanity club went to the build site on Columbia Street in Hudson, NY. The students did laminate flooring, painting, door installations, and other construction tasks. They all did a great job, and had lots of fun while helping others.
(Feb. 13, 2015) Seven students from Ichabod Crane High School were selected to participate in the first of three Columbia County Music Educators Association (CCMEA) All County Festivals. The All County Jazz Festival was held at the New Lebanon Central School District on Wednesday, February 4 and Friday, February 6. Congratulations to the following students who participated in intense after school rehearsal with students selected from the other schools in Columbia County: All County Vocal Jazz Ensemble – Samantha Hesler, Lars Schertel and Marissa Vecellio; All County Instrumental Jazz Ensemble – Jake Barrett, Ben L’Ecuyer, Brendon Murdie and Eric Papas. Learn More
(February 12, 2015) The Ichabod Crane Central School District Art Department is pleased to announce that nine artworks by Ichabod Crane High School art students have been selected for the 16th Annual Regional HS Juried Exhibition being held this year at the Esther Massry Gallery of the College of St. Rose, 1002 Madison Avenue, Albany. A reception will be held on Thursday, Feb. 12 from 5 -7pm with awards at 7 p.m. The exhibit will continue through February 25. Congratulations to the following students who will have their work on display: Abigail Beckman, Allison Futia, Angelina Yearwood, Hannah DeWeerd, Kyle Patzwahl, Lyric Johnson, Meaghan Tretheway and Sanford Fels. Learn More
(Feb. 5, 2015) The Ichabod Crane High School Art Club raised over $1,200 for the Valatie Ecumenical Food Pantry at the Empty Bowls Supper Tuesday night. This was the 7th year for Empty Bowls. Altogether Empty Bowls' suppers have raised over $10,000 in donations for the food pantry. Thank you to everyone who has supported Empty Bowls over the years! Learn More
(Jan. 19, 2015) Students in Mrs. Pemberton’s 11th grade US History class recently completed an interesting and creative project. Through the “Herstory Biography Bag Project,” students were tasked with creating a dynamic visual and verbal representation honoring the legacy of a women’s advocate. As part of the project, students were encouraged to use the 3D printer that was on loan from Questar III. Learn More
Permission slip and first payment of $50 due by Jan. 21
(Jan. 15, 2015) The Board of Education has graciously approved the Senior Class trip to Boston, MA, June, 5-8. The students attending the trip have also been given board approval to miss school on Friday, June 5 and Monday, June 8. Please return the permission slip no later than Wednesday, January 21, 2015 with the first NONREFUNDABLE, $50 deposit. Checks should be made payable to the Class of 2015. Download the packet
ICHS teacher David Vona assists students participating in the Hour of Code on Friday, Dec. 12.
(Dec. 17, 2014) Ichabod Crane High School students participated in the global initiative, Hour of Code -- a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to help students understand code and show that anybody can learn the basics.
With the Hour of Code movement aiming for 100 million students, all the students of Ichabod Crane High School were asked to take part in the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Dec. 8-14. During the school’s half day on Friday, Dec. 12, the library was dedicated to students to participate in Hour of Code. The computer lab was filled all morning with approximately 85 ICHS students participating. 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.