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ICHS Student Artwork Selected for 25th Annual Questar III High School Art Invitational

(April 11, 2014) Artwork created by Ichabod Crane High School students Meghan Tretheway, Amelia DeJarnette, Gianna Caruso, and Kayla Rose was selected for the 25th Annual Questar III High School Art Invitational. At the reception on April 8, Amelia won third place for her artwork "Squirm" (glazed earthenware) which was created in Laura Cannamela's Advanced Ceramics and Sculpture class.

The Art Invitational, part of Questar III’s Cultural and Performing Arts Program, accepts up to four pieces of art from each component school district. This year's program includes artwork from 17 districts. The exhibit is on through April 18 at the Art Center of the Capital Region in Troy.

Congratulations Meghan, Amelia, Gianna and Kayla!

Ichabod Crane HS/Questar Student Named CTE April Student of the Month

Travis Shafer(April 9, 2014) Ichabod Crane High School senior Travis Shafer, who is enrolled in Questar III Career and Technical Education's (CTE) Welding II program, has been named by Questar as April Student of the Month.
Travis was nominated by Mr. Hapeman and Mr. Hull. He has been on High Honor Roll for the past two years. He has competed for two years in the SkillsUSA competition and is always willing to take on new challenges. He puts 100% effort into everything he does.
Travis has volunteered for recruitment at Ichabod Crane, as well as working on many community projects, including building the disc Frisbee goals for the Village of Chatham and rebuilding the billboard for the Red Hook Mason’s Lodge. Travis’ work ethics and abilities will serve him well in the work force. Congratulations Travis!

Prescription Drug Awareness Week

(April 8, 2014) This week, April 7-11, is Prescription Drug Awareness Week. Catholic Charities of Columbia and Greene Counties has created a Prevention Education Program that has been awarded the Healthy Living Grant funded by the American Medical Association. This program offers a curriculum, parent mailings, website information, announcements and a poster contest for students.
The program has provided valuable information about Teen Prescription Drug Abuse including how to: be aware, create a safe environment and properly dispose of prescription drugs. Please see this document for this information.

ICHS Teacher Patrick Sanger Accepted into Summer Institute on Civil War

(April 8, 2014) Ichabod Crane High School is pleased to announce that teacher Patrick Sanger has been accepted into the National Endowment of the Humanities Summer Institute's "Race and Politics in the American Civil War" at the New York Historical Society in New York. Sanger is one of only 30 teachers from around the country selected to participate in the rigorous, institute. Learn More

ICHS Junior Awarded RPI's Rensselaer Medal

Amanda Geiger

(April 8, 2014) Ichabod Crane High School student Amanda Geiger of Valatie was named winner of the annual Rensselaer Medal. Amanda will be graduating in June 2015. 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

Ichabod Crane High School's Alexander NAlexander Niemanniemann Accepted to U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

(April 4, 2014) The Ichabod Crane Central School District is pleased to announce that Ichabod Crane High School Senior Alexander Niemann has been accepted to attend the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY. Niemann was nominated by U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson of the 19th District of New York. Learn More


ICHS Students Experience WWII Up Close and Personal

(April 4, 2014) On March 6, the World War II period was brought to life through first hand observation, personal narrative, and photographs shared by Rebecca McBride, a freelance writer and editor, and Lily Harvitt, a Holocaust survivor. Both shared their personal perspectives with Ms. Connie Melone's college level EN 102 class, English Literature and Composition, and Mr. Randy Goold's U.S. at War class. Learn More

Career Expo 2014 for 8th-10th Graders Explores Careers in Science & Technology - May 7, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

(April 3, 2014) Students in grades 8-10, parents/guardians, community members, business leaders, teachers, school counselors and administrators have the opportunity to attend Career Expo 2014 on Wednesday, May 7 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Franklin Terrace Ballroom in Troy. Career Expo provides an interactive and innovative exploration of careers for students interested in careers and science and technology. This free event is sponsored by Questar III, NEATEC and Troy Riverfront PTECH. Download the flyer (pdf).

Grant Provides ICHS Art Students Opportunity to Receive One-On-One Instruction on Potter's Wheel

Potter's Wheel grant

(March 27, 2014) Ichabod Crane High School students in Ms. Cannamela's Ceramics and Advanced Ceramics & Sculpture classes are getting the opportunity to receive one-on-one instruction on the potter's wheel with Jacqueline Rogers, a potter who creates in her home studio and professional illustrator of the Ramona book series. Her two-day visit (March 27 & 28) was made possible from a grant from the Columbia Arts and Humanities Project funded by the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation. Learn More

Ichabod Crane High School Senior Appointed to United States Naval Academy

(March 21, 2014) The Ichabod Crane Central School District is pleased to announce that Ichabod Crane High School senior Christopher L. Palladino has been appointed to the United States Naval Academy’s Class of 2018 in Annapolis, Maryland. Update: Article about Chris' achievement is published in the April 1, 2014 Register Star. Learn More

ICHS Team Takes Second Place at Regional Odyssey of the Mind Tournament

ICHS Regional Odyssey of the Mind Team

(March 11, 2014) Six teams represented Ichabod Crane this year in the Region 4 Odyssey of the Mind Tournament held on Saturday, March 8 at the Rensselaer City School District. The district had one first place win, two second-place wins and one third-place win. The team coached by Mr. Vona took second place. Learn More

IC Student Musicians Perform in Empire State Youth Orchestra Concert

(March 11, 2014) Three Ichabod Crane students played in the Empire State Youth Orchestra Playathon Concert at Crossgates Mall on Feb. 8. IC Middle School 8th grader Felix Johnson and IC High School 9th grade students Eric Papas and Brandon Murdie participated in the all day event with all of the Empire State Youth Orchestra performance groups performing for the public as a fundraiser. Felix played with the Empire State Repertory Orchestra. Eric and Brandon are in the Empire State Repertory Jazz ensemble. Well done Felix, Eric and Brandon!

Student Council Blood Drive a Huge Success!

(March 10, 2014) The ICHS Student Council sponsored American Red Cross Blood Drive was a great success! On March 5, 62 people donated blood ti help the Red Cross in its efforts to save lives. Thank you to everyone who donated this year!

College Awareness Night April 23

Parents: Please Register to Attend by April 1

(March 11, 2014) The Guidance Offices of Ichabod Crane High School and Chatham High School will offer The College Puzzle; Putting the Pieces Together on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 6:00 PM at Ichabod Crane High School, 2910 Route 9, Valatie, NY 12184.

College admissions and financial aid professionals from public and private two and four year colleges will offer several different seminars on the college admissions process. The program is directed towards juniors and their parents, but sophomores and freshmen are welcome and encouraged to attend. Topics will include taking the SAT & ACT, financial aid and scholarships, career planning, college applications, and preparing for the college experience.

Parents: Please download this brochure and write in the number of
people from your family who will attend the workshop (s) of your choice. An individual may attend only (1) workshop per session. You and your guests may split up and attend several workshops within a session. Please return the form to the ICHS Guidance Office by April 1, 2014.

IC Music Students Selected for March 5 & 7 All County Music Festival in Hudson

(Feb. 28, 2014) Students from the Ichabod Crane District-wide Music Department have been selected to attend the All County Music Festival at the Hudson City School District on March 5 & 7, 2014. The festival consists of students in All County Elementary Band, Junior High Chorus, and High School Band.

Students will participate in intense after school rehearsals on Wednesday and Friday under the direction of conductors from the Capital District and beyond. The all county experience will culminate in a concert on Friday, March 7. The event is free and open to the public. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Hudson City High School Auditorium. Learn More

Andrew Becker

IC High School’s Andrew Becker Named Finalist
in National Merit Scholarship Program

(Feb. 28, 2014) Congratulations to Ichabod Crane High School senior Andrew Becker who has been selected as a Finalist in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Learn More

Ichabod Crane High School Announces 2nd Quarter Honor Rolls

(Feb. 25, 2014) Ichabod Crane High School has announced the honor rolls for the 2nd quarter of the 2013-14 school year. Congratulations to the students on their achievement. View Honor Rolls

Varsity Basketball Teams Help at Capital Cities Rescue Mission

(Feb. 10, 2014) Ichabod Crane boys and girls varsity basketball teams served food to the homeless at the Capital Cities Rescue Mission in Albany on February 3 and 8. Over 300 people were served by the teams. The teams also donated 24 bags of clothing to the rescue mission to assist people in need. The St. John's CYO assisted with the clothing drive by collecting four bags of coats for the needy. Great job to everyone involved! SEE PHOTOS

ICHS Art Club's "Empty Bowl" Supper Raises More Than $1,300 for Valatie Food Pantry

(Feb. 10, 2014) The HS Art Club's "Empty Bowl Supper" raised over $1,300 in donations to be given to the Valatie Food Pantry. Over 150 people attended the supper and enjoyed soup made by Master Chef Todd DiGrigoli and served by Amy O'Donnell. Thank you to everyone who supported this year's event! LEARN More

Varsity Basketball Teams Help RaiRonald McDonald House Radiothonse Money for Ronald McDonald House

(Jan. 29, 2014) Congratulations to Ichabod Crane High School's boys and girls varsity basketball teams for their outstanding effort helping with the Ronald McDonald House Radiothon at Crossgates Mall on Jan. 18. This year we were able to raise $1,180.34, far surpassing last year’s total of $751.00. Next year our goal will be $1200.00. SEE PHOTOS

Ichabod Crane High School Senior Achieves Top ACT Score

(Dec. 17, 2013) Congratulations to Ichabod Crane High School Senior Andrew Becker who earned a top composite score of 36 on a recent ACT test. Nationally, while the actual number of students earning a composite score of 36 varies from year to year, on average, less than one-tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT earns the top score. Among test takers in the high school graduating class of 2013, only 1,162 of 1.8 million students earned a composite score of 36. LEARN MORE

USS Slater Visit Brings History to Life for  US at War Class

(Nov. 5, 2013) Ichabod Crane High School's "US at War" class went to the port of Albany to visit the USS Slater on October 30. The course is an elective taught by Mr. Randy Goold. VIEW PHOTOS

Art Club Mural Brightens Transportation Building

(Oct. 18, 2013) A bright yellow school bus now adorns the outside of the Transportation Department building thanks to the Ichabod Crane High School Art Club. LEARN MORE

Ichabod Crane High School Senior Named National Merit Semifinalist

(Sept. 20, 2013) Congratulations to Ichabod Crane High School senior Andrew Becker who has been named a semifinalist in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Andrew is one of 16,000 academically talented high school seniors from across the country named semifinalists who will continue on to compete for more than 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $34 million that will be offered next spring. LEARN MORE

Ichabod Crane Recognizes AP Scholars

(Sept. 20, 2013) Ichabod Crane High School is pleased to announce the students who have been recognized by the CollegeBoard as 2013 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. Learn who the AP Scholars are, here.

SAT Prep Courses Offered

To prepare for the SAT Exams, students may register for a six-session SAT Prep course. Students will learn various test taking strategies and techniques including preventing test anxiety. For more information and to register, visit the Guidance Department page.

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 theAttendance 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.

About the High School

Ichabod Crane High School was founded in 1954, and serves a population of approximately 600 students in grades 9 -12 with a teaching faculty of 70. As part of the Ichabod Crane Central School District, the High School is located in Columbia County, approximately 26 miles southeast of Albany, NY. It is a rural-suburban community with a population of approximately 13,800. Ichabod Crane High School offers a traditional college preparatory program, as well as vocational and occupational studies. All students are encouraged to supplement their academic program with a variety of electives offered in art, instrumental and vocal music, technology, English, science, math, social studies and languages other than English. Support services and a collaborative class setting are available for students with disabilities as approved by the District Committee on Special Education. Students are encouraged to expand their educational experience by participating in the High School's robust co-curricular program, including visual and performing arts, athletics, civic and social awareness clubs and activities.

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Teachers: 7:35 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
HS Office: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.


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