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End-of-School Year Calendar

Download the 2014-15 End-of-School Year Calendar here.

Graduation Ceremony to Begin at 6 PM

The Ichabod Crane High School Graduation Ceremony is now scheduled for Friday, June 26 at 6 p.m., an hour earlier than originally scheduled. Read the letter Mr. Shull is sending home to parents, here.

Graduation & Rehearsal Information

Graduation rehearsal will be held on Thursday, June 25 12:30-3:30 p.m. rain or shine! Read Mr. Shull's letter communicating important information about rehearsal and graduation, here.

Regents Examinations & Transportation Information

(June 11, 2015) The June Regents Examinations and final exams are upon us. June 16 – 25 the high school will be administering the Regents and RCT Exams. During this time, students should report to school only if they are scheduled to take an exam or work with a specific teacher on that particular day. Read Mr. Shull's letter

Regents Review After School

Algebra, Geometry and Trig review schedule>> click here

Biology review schedule >> click here

Earth Science review schedule >> click here (updated 6/11/15)

Chemistry review schedule >> click here

Physics review schedule >> click here


Ms. Melone, Room 309:
Thursday...5/21/15...Reading Comprehension
Thursday....5/28/15....Critical Lens

Mr. Chiappinelli, Room 307:
Tuesday....6/2/15...Critical Lens

Mr. Werthner, Room 305:
Thursday...6/4/15...Controlling Idea

Ms. Yeats, Room 311:
Monday...6/8/15....Reading Comprehension
Tuesday...6/9/15....Controlling Idea
Thursday....6/11/15...Critical Lens

Social Studies:
2:30-3:30 p.m.

U.S. History:
5/26- Pemberton, 218
5/28- Sanger, 227
6/1- Pemberton, 218
6/2- Pemberton, 218
6/4- Sanger, 227
6/8- Pemberton, 218
6/9- Pemberton, 218
6/11- Sanger, 227
6/15- Sanger, 227
6/16 (Tuesday)- US History Regents Exam, 8 a.m., Cafeteria

5/26- VanTassell, 313
5/28- VanTassell, 313
6/1- VanTassell, 313
6/2- Gajadar, 223
6/4- Gajadar, 223
6/8- Gajadar, 223
6/9- Goold, 314
6/11- Goold, 314
6/15- Goold, 314
6/17 (Wednesday)- Global Regents, 8 a.m., Cafeteria

Finals & Regents Exam schedule

Jennifer Van Alphen Presented President Martin Van Buren Scholarship

Martin Van Buren Award

(June 18, 2015) The Friends of Lindenwald sponsored the Martin Van Buren Award for an outstanding history student award this year at Ichabod Crane High School. This year’s recipient is graduating senior, Jennifer Van Alphen of Hudson, NY.

Jennifer was selected by the History Department at Ichabod Crane High School for this award. The Friends of Lindenwald presented Jessica with the Van Buren gold dollar, book and $100 award, which will be given at the graduation ceremony on June 26. The photo was taken in the village of Kinderhook at the Martin Van Buren statue. Congratulations Jennifer!

The Friends of Lindenwald is a not-for-profit organization chartered to advance the preservation of Lindenwald, the retirement home of Martin Van Buren, 8th president of the United States, and the artifacts associated with President Van Buren. The Friends of Lindenwald also promote appreciation of President Van Buren's role in American History.

Seth Grenci Memorial Scholarship

Seth Grenci Scholarship

(June 18, 2015) Stephen Naegeli of Stuyvesant and Jessica Hotaling of Valatie were recently selected as this years’ recipients of the 2015 Seth Grenci Memorial Scholarship. The $500 award is presented annually to a graduating Ichabod Crane High School senior(s) who intends to pursue a career in law enforcement.

This years’ selection panel consisted of Columbia County Sheriff David Barlett, New York State Police Captain Michael Jankowiack, Mr. Tito M. Grenci (NYSP Retired), Mr. Charles L. White II (Scholarship Coordinator), and the ICHS Counseling & Career Center staff.

This fall, Stephen plans to attend Hudson Valley Community College and Jessica plans to attend Western New England University. Congratulations to both!

Rachel Amoroso Receives Good Citizen Award

Rachel Amoroso

(June 18, 201) Ichabod Crane High School is pleased to announce that senior Rachel Amoroso has received The Good Citizen Award. This award is presented annually by the Town of Kinderhook Democratic Committee to a graduating senior of Ichabod Crane High School who embodies the qualities and demonstrates the fullest degree of good citizenship.

In the photo presenting the Citizenship Award to Rachel, representing the Town of Kinderhook Democratic Committee, are Peter Bujanow (Committee Chairman) and Marsha Anderson. Congratulations Rachel!

Nathan Lester Receives Hamilton Award from Kinderhook GOP

Nathan Lester

Pictured (left to right) are former Assemblyman John Faso, Nathan Lester and
ICHS Principal Craig Shull.

(June 18, 2015) Ichabod Crane Senior Nathan Lester is the 2015 recipient of the Alexander Hamilton Award from the Kinderhook Republican Committee.

The Hamilton Award is a $1000 prize awarded each year to an academically gifted high school senior residing in the ICC school district who plans to study business, finance or government in college. Lester plans to study business at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas when he begins his freshman year this fall. Congratulations Nathan!

Marissa Vecellio Awarded 2015 Giddings Scholarship

(June 16, 2015)Congratulations to Ichabod Crane HS senior Marissa Vecellio who was awarded with a 2015 Giddings Foundation Scholarship. Each of the eight recipients receives a $5,000 scholarship applicable to his or her post-secondary certificate or college degree program. Marissa plans to study finance and accounting at Clarkson University. An article was published in the Register Star on June 16.

Operation Unite Awards

Operation Unite awards

(June 16, 2015) Operation Unite presents the Academic Excellence Award to Ichabod Crane High School senior Jessica Hotaling. This award is presented to a senior who has shown outstanding academic achievement and has demonstrated service towards the school and community. Jessica will be attending Western New England University where she will be studying Forensic Biology.

Operation Unite presents the Community Service Award to Jennifer Colaruotolo. This award is presented to a senior who has demonstrated outstanding acts of kindness in their community. Jennifer will be attending Belmont University where she will be studying Music Business.

Congratulations Jessica and Jennifer!

Four Ichabod Crane High School Students Receive New York State Senate’s Youth Leadership Recognition Awards

Senate Awards

(June 16, 2015) Ichabod Crane High School congratulates the following seniors for earning Senator Marchione’s Youth Leadership Recognition Award: Abigail Kilcer, Meaghan Tretheway, James Hollister and Angelina Yearwood.

This award recognizes successful high school students whose accomplishments make their school proud, who are well-rounded individuals that excel academically and demonstrated leadership in their extra-curricular and volunteer activities.

Congratulations Abigail, Meaghan, Jimmy and Angelina!

Columbia County Farm Bureau Scholarship

Columbia County Farm Bureau award

(June 15, 2015) The Columbia County Farm Bureau would like to recognize Ichabod Crane High School senior Jessica Ingham with a $75.00 scholarship.

The Columbia County Farm Bureau scholarship award is for a senior who will be furthering their education in the field of agriculture or environmental studies. Jessica will be attending Columbia Greene Community College where she will further her education in environmental studies.

Congratulations Jessica!


Rochester Institute of Technology High School Awards

RIT Awards

Jackson Schuck, Eric Downing,Megan Kirby and Jillian Smollar

(June 9, 2015) Ichabod Crane High School congratulates the following students for winning the Rochester Institute of Technology Computing Medal and Creativity and Innovation Awards: Eric Downing, Jillian Smollar, Jackson Schuck and Megan Kirby.

These awards are designed to recognize junior students who demonstrate strong leadership qualities in their school and in their community; and also to recognize their outstanding achievement in computing, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. If the recipients apply and are accepted and enroll at RIT, they will receive a scholarship valued at $28,000 ($7,000 anually).

Congratulations Eric, Jillian, Jackson and Megan!

St. Michael’s College Scholarship and Service Book Award

Dan Yankowski Maggie Moison

(June 4, 20145) Ichabod Crane High School Juniors Dan Yankowski of Valatie, NY, and Maggie Moison of Valatie, NY, received the St. Michael’s College Scholarship and Service Book Award.

The award recognizes outstanding students who demonstrate a commitment to volunteerism and leadership in their community service endeavors. The Book award recipients must be inductees of the National Honor Society or an equivalent honors organization sponsored by the school. In addition, the students must demonstrate a sustained and sincere commitment to community service activities through their high school or organizations within the local community. Preference is given to students who have taken on leadership roles within their community service endeavors. Congratulations Maggie and Dan!

Knights of Pythias Award

Amanda Geiger(May 29, 2015) The Knights of Pythias presents their annual Community Service Medal to Amanda Geiger from Ichabod Crane High School. This award is presented to a senior who has demonstrated exemplary participation in community service, and to someone who is a role model to the school, community and their peers. It also recognizes Amanda for her academic achievement and leadership. Most notable is the fact that Amanda had received the Knights of Pythias Award in her eighth grade year as well as her senior year. Amanda is also the Class of 2015 Valedictorian.

Congratulations Amanda!

BlueShield of Northeastern New York Scholars Award

Pace Abrams(May 29, 2015) Ichabod Crane High School is proud to present the BlueShield of NENY Scholars award to senior student Pace Abrams of North Chatham, NY. Pace was nominated by the faculty based on his interest in the field of health and human sciences, and also by his demonstration of the BlueShield core values: respect, personal responsibility, excellence, teamwork, passion and integrity.

Students are awarded a scholarship and a name plate to add to the BlueShield plaque located on display in the high school main office. Pace's photo will also be featured in The Albany Business Review’s June issue, which can be found online at Congratulations Pace!

2015 Student Sage Recognition Nomination

Sage Award(May 29, 2015) The Sage Colleges present the 2015 Student Sage Scholarship Nomination to one of Ichabod Crane High School’s outstanding juniors, Margaret Richards of Kinderhook, NY. The award was created to recognize the characteristics of academic excellence, student leadership and community involvement that have defined Sage students for nearly a century.

The nomination certificate guarantees that Margaret is eligible for a scholarship ranging up to $15,000 for each year of study, should she attend the Sage Colleges. Congratulations Margaret!

Ichabod Crane High School Students Inducted Into National Honor Society

National Honor Society's newest members

(May 27, 2015) The Ichabod Crane High School chapter of National Honor Society proudly inducted 38 new members during a ceremony held May 19 in the school auditorium. Yearboook Awards for Dedication and Appreciation were also presented. See who they are

Elmira College Key Award

Elmira College Award

Jackson Schuck and Maria Carlucci with ICHS Principal Craig Shull, alumnus of Elmira College.

(May 21, 2015) Ichabod Crane High School is pleased to announce the recipients of the Elmira College Key Award are juniors Maria Carlucci of Valatie, NY, and Jackson Schuck of Stuyvesant, NY.

The prestigious Elmira College Key carries a scholarship value of $60,000 ($15,000 per year) for Key winners who choose to enroll at Elmira College. This award represents outstanding school and community leadership and academic rigor. Congratulations Maria and Jackson!

Clarkson University Leadership and Achievement Awards

Clarkson Leadership Award

ICHS Assistant Principal Daniel Farley, Alex Mangione-Smith,
Jackson Schuck and ICHS Principal Craig Shull

(May 21, 2015) Ichabod Crane High School is pleased to announce that Alexander Mangione-Smith of Valatie, NY, and Jackson Schuck of Stuyvesant, NY, are the recipients for the Clarkson Leadership Award.

The Clarkson Leadership and Achievement Awards recognize junior students who demonstrate strong leadership qualities, positively impact their school and local community, and have a strong academic record. Both Alexander and Jackson will receive monetary awards upon application and acceptance at Clarkson University. Congratulations Alexander and Jackson!

Two ICHS Juniors Nominees of 2015 High Point University Junior Scholars Program

High Point nominees

Paige Niemeyer, ICHS Principal Craig Shull and Jillian Smollar

(May 18, 2015) High Point University in North Carolina presents the 2015 nominees for the Junior Scholars Program to two of Ichabod Crane High School’s outstanding juniors, Paige Niemeyer of North Chatham, NY, and Jillian Smollar of Kinderhook, NY. These students were awarded based on their exceptional academic achievement, leadership, and remarkable extra-curricular involvement.

The nomination certificate guarantees that these students are eligible for a scholarship ranging up to $2,500 for each year of study, should they attend High Point University. Congratulations Paige and Jillian!

Ichabod Crane High School Class of 2015 Valedictorian & Salutatorian Announced

Amanda Geiger Isaiah Greene

(May 8, 2015) Ichabod Crane High School Principal Craig Shull is pleased to announce Amanda Geiger as its Valedictorian and Isaiah Greene as its Salutatorian of the Class of 2015. Learn More

Ichabod Crane High School Announces 3rd Quarter Honor Rolls

(May 1, 2015) ICHS has announced the honor rolls for the 3rd quarter of the 2014-15 school year. Congratulations all of our students who achieved honor roll status. View the honor rolls

ICHS Junior Donald Rothwein Awarded RPI's Rensselaer Medal

Donald Rothwein(April 30, 2015) Congratulations to Ichabod Crane High School junior Donald Rothwein who has been named the winner of the annual Rensselaer Medal.

For more than 90 years, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has awarded the Rensselaer Medal to promising high school juniors who have distinguished themselves in mathematics and science. Learn More

ICHS Junior Arianna Lopez Winner of Bausch & Lomb Science Award

Ariana Lopez(April 30, 2015) Ichabod Crane High School junior Arianna Lopez of Valatie was named winner of the annual Bausch & Lomb Science Award. The Bausch & Lomb Science Award is especially significant because it recognizes the junior student at our school who has attained the highest scholastic standing in science subjects. Learn More



ICHS Student Wins First Place in Skills USA Competition

Wesley Knichel(April 28, 2015) Congratulations to ICHS and Questar III Columbia-Greene Educational Center student Wesley Knichel who placed first in the Job Interview category at the NYS SkillsUSA competition held in Syracuse April 22-24. Wesley will go to Kentucky to compete in nationals in June. Learn More





Students Learn About Distracted Driving

(April 28, 2015) On April 28, ICHS students gathered in the auditorium to learn about the dangers of distracted driving. The presentation, "End Distracted Driving (EndDD)," was sponsored by the high school SADD Club. David Nardolillo from the law firm of O'Connell and Aronowitz was the presenter. He is a registered speaker representing EndDD. For more information about EndDD, visit View photos on Facebook

ICHS Students Attend Construction Career Day

Construction Career Day

(April 24, 2015) 19 ICHS students attended Construction Career Day at the Navy Operation Support Center in Glenville on April 23, 2015. There they learned about different careers in the construction field and operating equipment. Mr. Moon, Mr. Pangie and Mr. Leader accompanied the students. View a photo album on Facebook here.

Ichabod Crane High School Announces February & March Riders of the Month

(April 20, 2015) We are pleased to announce the following students as Riders of the Month for the month of February and March:

February: Habib Affinnih – Grade 9; Hope Hammond – Grade 9; Jacob Schermerhorn – Grade 10; Jordan Steele – Grade 10; Sanford Fels – Grade 11; Kenny Gerard – Grade 11; Jon Kline – Grade 12; and Molly Schneider – Grade 12

March: John Wheeler – Grade 9; Jessica Alessi – Grade 9; Michael Vohnoutka– Grade 10; Zak Swere – Grade 10; George Betancourt – Grade 11; Kimberly Cramer – Grade 11; Emily Farrell – Grade 11; and Alex Shields – Grade 12 Learn more

ICHS Talent Show

(April 20, 2015) Ichabod Crane High School held it's annual Talent Show on April 16. Congratulations to all of the acts that performed that evening. View the photo on Facebook.

12 ICHS Artworks Selected for Capital Region Media Arts Festival

(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

NHS & Spanish Club Host Luncheon for ELL Students

NHS-Spanish Club-ELL luncheon

(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

ICHS Student Artwork Selected for Questar III HS Art Exhibit

(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

Work of ICHS Art Students Selected for Art in 3-Dimensions Student Art Show

(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

ICHS Seniors Participate in Spanish Heritage Day at the University at Albany
Spanish Heritage Day

(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!

View the photo album on the district Facebook page, here. See more photos on the Times Union website here.

Habitat for Humanity Club Works on Build Site in Hudson

Habitat for Habitat club

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.

ICHS Music Students Participate in All County Jazz Festival

(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

7th Annual Empty Bowls Supper Raises Over $1200 for Valatie Food Pantry

Empty Bowls

(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

US History Meets Modern Technology in Creative Biography Project

3d printer objects(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

ICHS Students Join Global “Hour of Code” Movement

Hour of Code

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

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Help ICHS Earn Free Equipment

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!

Important Information for Parents

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...

Information that will help the students achieve success at ICHS:

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.

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High School Hours

Teachers: 7:35 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Instruction: 7:42-2:16 a.m.
(7:35 - Warning Bell; Students may enter the building as early as 7:20 a.m.)
After School Hours: 2:16-3:35 p.m.
HS Office: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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