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End-of-School-Year Calendar

Download the 2015-16 end-of-school-year calendar here.


School IN Session May 27

Due to the district’s one snow day April 4, there will be school on May 27.


In-House Regents Review Schedules

 


ICHS Driver's Education Course Starts July 5
Register in the main office May 16, 18 or 19

There will be a six-week Driver's Education Course offered to eligible high school students beginning on July 5 and ending on August 12. The registration dates will be Monday, May 16, Wednesday, May 18 and Thursday, May 19 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the high school main office.

View the flyer/registration form


Hannah DeWeerd & Donald RothweinClass of 2016 Valedictorian & Salutatorian

(May 27, 2016) Ichabod Crane High School Principal Craig Shull is pleased to announce Donald Rothwein as its Valedictorian and Hannah DeWeerd as its Salutatorian of the Class of 2016.

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ICHS Envirothon Team Competes in State Envirothon

Envirothon Team

(May 27, 2016) The ICHS Envirothon Team of Alexis Hoffmann, Megan Malanowski, Eric Papas, Bailey Lapo-McDermott, Max Zimmermann placed 17th of 48 teams at the 2016 New York State Envirothon at Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY.

"The kids were really excited about how they did and looking forward to doing better next year," Coach Alissa Ferlito said. Learn More


Alex and Mangione-Smith and Megan Kirby Receive Knights of Pythias Medal

Knights of Pythias Medal

(May 24, 2016) The Knights of Pythias present their annual Community Service Medal to Ichabod Crane High School seniors Megan Kirby and Alexander Mangione-Smith.

This award is presented to seniors who have demonstrated exemplary participation in community service, and to students who are role models to their school, community and peers.  These students are also recognized for their academic achievement and leadership.

Congratulations Megan and Alex!


Eric Papas Recipient of Rensselaer Medal and Scholarship

RPI Medal(May 19, 2016) ICHS junior Eric Papas was named winner of the annual Rensselaer Medal at Ichabod Crane High School.

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.

Congratulations Eric!

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Alexis Hoffmann Wins Bausch & Lomb Science Award

Bausch & Lomb Award(May 18, 2016) ICHS junior Alexis Hoffmann of Kinderhook was named winner of the annual Bausch & Lomb Science Award.

The Award is especially significant because it recognizes the junior student at our school who has attained the highest scholastic standing in science subjects.

As winner of the Award, Alexis is eligible to apply to become a University of Rochester Bausch & Lomb Scholar. This designation carries with it scholarship funds, the minimum amount being $40,000 ($10,000 per year for four years). Learn More


Alexis Hoffman and Eric Papas Recipients of Gellert Cornell Hoffman and PapasAdmissions Invitation

(May 17, 2016) Ichabod Crane High School is pleased to announce that this year's recipients of the Gellert Cornell Admissions Invitation are juniors Alexis Hoffman and Eric Papas.

This program is designed to recognize outstanding high school juniors from schools in Columbia, Greene, and Berkshire counties. The program is also intended to raise the general awareness among high school juniors in applying for admission to Cornell University. Students should be in the top 10% of their class academically and involved in leadership roles within school organizations. Selected students receive a Cornell sweatshirts and are encouraged to apply to one of the seven undergraduate colleges at Cornell next fall.

Congratulations Alexis and Eric!


Volkmann and Cook Recipients of the Elmira College Key Award

Elmira College Award

(May 9, 2016) Ichabod Crane High School is pleased to announce the recipients of the Elmira College Key Award are juniors Peter Volkmann of Stuyvesant, NY, and Olivia Cook of Valatie, NY.

The prestigious Elmira College Key carries a scholarship value of $80,000 ($20,000 per year) for Key winners who choose to enroll at Elmira College. This award represents outstanding school and community leadership and academic rigor. Students are pictured with ICHS Principal Craig Shull, alumnus of Elmira College.

Congratulations Olivia and Peter!


Ichabod Crane High School Announces 3rd Quarter Honor Rolls

(May 5, 2016) Ichabod Crane High School has announced the honor rolls for the third quarter of the 2015-16 school year. Congratulations to our students on their achievement. View the honor rolls


Three ICHS Youth Ambassadors Attend Shattering the Myths Rally in NYC

(May 2, 2016) On April 20, ICHS Principal Craig Shull, Shattering the Myths advisor Maureen Sgambelluri and students Meredith Richards, Megan Kirby, and Alex Mangione-Smith traveled to NYC to attend the “Shattering the Myths” youth rally sponsored by Mentor Foundation, USA. In conjunction with the “Shattering the Myths” event, H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden addressed the UN General Assembly Special Session, speaking on the topic of drug prevention among young people. Learn More/See Photos


Corey Dozier Recipient of University of Rochester’s Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award

Corey Dozier(May 3, 2016) Ichabod Crane High School is proud to announce that Corey Dozier is the recipient of the University of Rochester’s Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award. According to the University of Rochester, this award was named in honor of two of Rochester's most significant pioneers of social justice. This award recognizes students’ commitment to understanding and addressing difficult social issues and makes them part of a select tradition at Rochester. Learn More


Three ICHS Youth Ambassadors Attend Shattering the Myths Rally in NYC

Meredith, Megan and Alex in NYC

(May 2, 2016) On April 20, ICHS Principal Craig Shull, Shattering the Myths advisor Maureen Sgambelluri and students Meredith Richards, Megan Kirby, and Alex Mangione-Smith traveled to NYC to attend the “Shattering the Myths” youth rally sponsored by Mentor Foundation, USA. In conjunction with the “Shattering the Myths” event, H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden addressed the UN General Assembly Special Session, speaking on the topic of drug prevention among young people. Learn More/See Photos


ICHS Students Receive Awards at Capital Region Media Arts Festival

(April 26, 2016) ICHS students Hannah DeWeerd and Michael Foote were awarded at the 2016 Capital Region Media Arts Festival. Twelve artworks from ICHS students were selected to be a part of the festival that ran though April 22 at at the Bethlehem Gallery located in Bethlehem Central High School. Learn More


ICHS Envirothon Team Takes First Place at Hudson Valley Regional Envirothon

(April 18, 2016) On April 14, the ICHS Envirothon team placed first in Columbia County at the Hudson Valley Regional Envirothon, which qualifies them for the state competition in May. The five-member team of Alexis Hoffmann, Eric Papas, Megan Malanowski, Bailey Lapo-McDermott, and Max Zimmerman worked together to compete on five environmental topics: Soils, Aquatics, Forestry, Wildlife, and Current Issues. The primary goal of the Envirothon is to learn about the natural environment so as to become stewards of the land. Congratulations to the team and their advisor Ms. Alissa Ferlito!


ICHS Announces February & March Rider of the Month Students

(April 7, 2016) Ichabod Crane High School is pleased to announce the Rider of the Month students for February & March! Congratulations to February Rider of the Month students Jacob Race, Tyler Halstead, Kendra Bergeron, Caleb Scace, Analeah Herbst, Raven Bishop, Taiylor Ressler and Meghan McCormick and March Rider of the Month students Sean Mueller, Hunter Dawson, Celia Gagnon, Calista Phippen, Jake Barrett, Maggie Gibson, Margaret Richards, and Kim Cramer.


Shattering the Myths Week at ICHS




(March 24, 2016) It was "Shattering the Myths Week" at Ichabod Crane High School March 21-23. SADD and the Shattering the Myths Youth Ambassadors planned three days worth of activities to build awareness about the dangers of drug abuse. A rally, "Dream Wall," trivia contest, "Selfie Nation," and activities in physical education classes were all part of the fun week focused on "Shattering the Myths" about drugs. Learn More


New Military Modeling Club

Military Modeling Club

(March 1, 2016) The high school's new Military Modeling Club meets in high school in room 314 on Monday and Thursday after school with Mr. Goold. Current members from left to right are Alex Perry, Alex Christian, Habib Affinnih, Jessica Alessi, and Caleb Scace. They're each currently working on WWI aircraft such as the Fokker Triplane flown by the Red Baron. Stop by and check it out.


 

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Mediation Coordinator Penny Calyer of Common Ground Inc. in Catskill recently conducted a refresher for the High School Peer Mediators. Co-advisors are Penny Barlow and Jean Barford.

 

 

 

 

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ICHS Announces 2nd Quarter Honor Rolls

(Feb. 23, 2016) Ichabod Crane High School has announced the honor rolls for the second quarter of the 2015-16 school year. Congratulations to all of our students who achieved honor roll status. View the honor rolls


ICHS Students Join Global “Hour of Code” Movement

Hour of Code

ICHS teacher David Vona assists students participating in the Hour of Code on Wednesday, Dec. 9.

(Jan. 7, 2016) Ichabod Crane High School students once again 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. Learn More


Stuyvesant Falls VFW Post 9593 Announces ICHS Winners of Voice of Democracy Competition

Voices of Democracy

 

(Dec. 21, 2015) The Stuyvesant Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9593 conducted the annual Voice of Democracy competition at Ichabod Crane High School. Students submitted recorded essays on the theme "My Vision For America."

This year's winners were: Maryann Turoci, First Place, $300; Donald Rothwein, Second Place, $200; and Hannah Deweerd, Third Place, $100. Maryann Turoci was also the winner at the District level and will now advance to the State competition. Maryann also won first place last year and Hannah won second. Learn More


Alex Mangione-Smith Receives DAR Good Citizen Award

DAR ceremony

(Dec. 15, 2015) Congratulations to senior Alex Mangione-Smith who received the Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution's (DAR) annual “Good Citizen Award." Alex attended the DAR's ceremony on Dec. 13 to receive a monetary scholarship, a certificate and a DAR good citizen pin. Learn More


Ichabod Crane High School Announces 1st Quarter Honor Rolls

(Dec. 2, 2015) Ichabod Crane High School has announced the honor rolls for the 1st quarter of the 2015-16 school year. Congratulations to all of our students on their achievement. View the Honor Roll


Project LinusFreshman & Senior Seminar Students Engage in Joint Community Service Project

(Dec. 1, 2015) Ichabod Crane High School students created 40 blankets through Project Linus, a community service project the freshman and senior seminar classes have teamed up together on for several years. Learn More

 

 

 

 


Two ICHS Students Recognized by Cornell University

Donald Rothwein and Maria Carlucci(Nov. 18, 2015) ICHS Seniors Donald Rothwein and Maria Carlucci received the "Gellert Cornell Admissions Invitation" and a Cornell University sweatshirt in the Spring of 2015 when they were juniors. This program recognizes outstanding high school juniors who are at the top 10% of their class and have demonstrated interest and raised awareness about Cornell.

Nice job Donnie and Maria!

 

 

 

 



Portfolio DayICHS Art Students Attend Portfolio Day at Sage College

(Nov. 17, 2015) Through the support of the Kinderhook Education Arts and Humanities Fund, four Ichabod Crane High School art students attended Portfolio Day at Sage College in Albany on Nov. 12.

Maggie Gibson, Leah Meredith, Cassidy Smith and Jordan Steele, experienced portfolio reviews with College Admissions representatives from competitive art schools and universities. Mrs. Sandra Harrington, a secondary art teacher who accompanied students, said the students worked hard to be able to prepare for the reviews.

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Mayan Hands Shop at the High School Nov. 16-23
Evening Hours for Nov. 19 for Parent-Teacher Conferences

Mayan Hands Shop

(Nov. 12, 2015) Ichabod Crane High School's Spanish Club is hosting its second annual Mayan Hands fundraiser in the high school library Monday, Nov. 16 through Monday, Nov. 23 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The shop will have extended hours on Nov. 19 until 7:30 p.m. for parents who wish to shop on this parent conference half day. Quality, handmade products from Guatemala are being sold by the club. It's a great time to start holiday shopping! Learn More


ICHS Math Department Runner Up in Texas Instruments Contest

(Nov. 12, 2015) The results of Texas Instrument's #ilyTIcontest are in and Ichabod Crane High School is a runner up! The Math Department recently entered into the contest in which teachers had to submit a 30-second video showcasing TI technology. Students and teachers from across the country shared why they love their favorite Texas Instruments (TI) calculator for a chance to win a classroom visit from Mayim Bialik, neuroscientist and star of the hit comedy “The Big Bang Theory," and one or more TI calculators for the school.

A message from TI stated, "We loved your video so much and LOVED sharing it with Texas Instruments ambassador, Mayim Bialik."

There was one grand-prize winner and 10 runner-up winners. As a runner-up, the Math Department will receive a TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator in a color of choice.  The link to ICHS's video can be found here. Learn more and see the winning video here.


ICHS Music Students Selected to Participate in NYSSMA Area All State Music Festival Nov. 20-21

(Nov. 3, 2015) Eleven students from the Ichabod Crane High School Music Department have been selected to attend the NYSSMA Area All State Festival November 20-21 at Dover High School in Dover Plains, N.Y.

Students representing Ichabod Crane are: Chorus -- Alexis Hoffmann, Sorrel Rowley, McKenzie Rybka and Remi Schneider; Orchestra -- Felix Johnson; and Band -- Jake Barrett, Ama Boham, Daniel Curry, Ben L’Ecuyer, Eric Papas and Noelle Serino. Learn More


Applied Math & Aerospace Students Work Together

Rockets(Oct. 21, 2015) Mr. Wilary's Applied Math class recently joined Mr. Moon's Aerospace class to determine the height of their rockets using the Tangent function. The applied math group stood 300 feet away from the launching area and using a device they were able to get the angle at the rockets apex. After, they brought their class inside and found out how high they actually went. Ryan Ford, pictured holding a green bottle rocket, had his fly over 500 feet in the air.

Rockets


Ichabod Crane Recognizes AP Scholars

(Oct. 20, 2015) Ichabod Crane High School is pleased to announce the students --- current and graduates -- who have been recognized by the CollegeBoard as 2015 AP Scholars. This distinction is based on their outstanding academic performance on Advanced Placement Exams. See who they are


ICHS Holds Mini College Fair

College Fair(Oct. 20, 2015) Ichabod Crane High School's Counseling & Career Center held its "Mini" College Fair on Tuesday, October 20 from 10:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. in the high school gym. Joining ICHS students were students from New Lebanon, Maple Hill High School and Chatham High School.

 

 

College Fair


ICHS Art Students Visit The School Gallery in Former MVB Building

(Sept. 24, 2015) On Sept. 21 & 22, ICHS art students toured the El Anatsui exhibit at The School - Jack Shainman Gallery in the former MVB building. El Anatsui is a contemporary artist from Ghana who recently won The Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Biennale. Jack Shainman sponsored this field trip for our art students, which is being additionally funded by a donation from the Kinderhook OK-5k Race Committee to the Art Club. See more pics


Students Engage in Anti-Bullying Presentation

(Sept. 18, 2015) During two morning assemblies, IC students in grades 6-12 attended an anti-bullying character program in the high school auditorium.

Through the support of the ICC PTA's Arts & Enrichment Program, Mike Donahue, who is the executive director and founder of R5 Productions, presented his "Walk A Mile" anti-bullying program to our students. The program focuses on respect and diversity. R5 is a Omaha, NE based, nonprofit organization dedicated to reaching out and enriching the lives of young people.


Freshmen Welcomed

(Sept. 8, 2015) Incoming ninth graders attended the "Freshmen Welcome" on Thursday, Sept. 3. At this event, students followed school day schedules, accessed lockers and met homeroom teachers. It began with an Ice Cream Social and Opening Remarks by Principal Mr. Shull. View the photo album on Facebook


Board Appoints Student Representative Alexander Mangione-Smith

Student Board Representative(Aug. 5, 2015) The Ichabod Crane Board of Education is pleased to announce its student representative for the 2015-16 school year. Alexander Mangione-Smith was appointed by the Board at its Aug. 4 meeting.

Alex is a senior at Ichabod Crane High School and will serve as a non-voting board member for the school year. He will attend board meetings and act as a representative of the student body. 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 26, 2015 through March 26, 2016 you can earn points to help ICHS get needed equipment – FREE! If your child has moved up to the high school you can even change your school designation. 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:

STUDENT ATTENDANCE
The Board of Education has approved 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. 

COURSE CREDIT
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.

DRESS CODE
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.

STUDENT PARKING
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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Daily Hours: 7:42 a.m. -2:16 p.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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