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
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Ms. Melone, Room 309:
Mr. Chiappinelli, Room 307:
Mr. Werthner, Room 305:
Ms. Yeats, Room 311:
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
Last year's episodes and video clips can be found at: http://video.wcny.org/program/regents-review/
(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
(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
(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 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
(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 http://enddd.org. View photos on Facebook
(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.
(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
(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.
(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 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!
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
(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
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.