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
(Aug. 19, 2015) Incoming ninth graders should attend the "Freshmen Welcome" on Thursday, Sept. 3 from 12:30-3 p.m. At this event, students will follow school day schedules, access lockers and meet homeroom teachers. It begins at 12:30 p.m. with an Ice Cream Social and Opening Remarks by Principal Mr. Shull. Students involved in the Freshmen Mentoring Program will also meet during this time.
Your senior pictures are due by Friday, October 30th. Gather these photos over the summer to be sure you have everything ready to go by the Oct. 30th deadline. Please email your photo to Ms. Abrams (Himmelstein) or Ms. Two-Axe. If you are going to a professional photographer, you can ask them to email your photo directly. Visit Yearbook page
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!
Ichabod Crane High School's Class of 2015 graduated on Friday, June 26 in front of family, friends, teachers and staff at the 61st annual commencement ceremony on the Gordon Van Buren field. Congratulations to all of this year's graduates and best of luck in the future! Learn More
(July 7, 2015) ICHS has announced the honor rolls for the 4th quarter of the 2014-15 school year. Congratulations all of our students who achieved honor roll status. View the honor rolls
(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.
(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!
(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!
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!
(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.
(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!
(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!
(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.
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!
(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!
(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.
(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 bsneny.com/scholars. Congratulations Pace!
(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!
(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
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!
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!
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!
(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
(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
(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
(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.
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.