Learning, Teaching, and Growing - Together
© 2016 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
(Feb. 1, 2016) Ichabod Crane High School is pleased to announce that December Rider of the Month students are Aaron McGuirk, Jack Kirby, Amelia Canonica, Tanner Mulica, McKenzie Rybka, Emily Goldman, Christopher Frances and Melanie VanAlphen. Learn More
Parents: Please Register to Attend by March 18
(Jan. 28, 2016) The Counseling and Career Centers of Ichabod Crane High School and Chatham High School are partnering again to offer The College Puzzle: Putting the Pieces Together on Wednesday, March 23 from 6-8 p.m. at Ichabod Crane High School. Learn More
Students who are interested in taking SAT Prep courses for the May test, should register for the course online at CapitalDistrictConsulting.com. The course runs April 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21 from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM.
The course offers test taking strategies and techniques to help students prevent test anxiety. The course will include 6 sessions from 7-9 pm for a total cost of $160, which includes book fee. A minimum of 12 students is required to offer the course at the price listed and will be capped at 25 students. Please stop in the Counseling and Career Office for additional information on dates and questions about registering. Financial assistance is available for those in need, please see your counselor for more information. View the flyer
The Yearbook Staff is offering you the opportunity to save money by purchasing your yearbook ahead of time! Between now and January 15th, the 2016 Legend can be purchased for $50. Download the order form here. Visit the Yearbook website for more info here.
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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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!
(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.
(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
(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.
(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
(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.
(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
(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.
(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
(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.
(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
(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
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!
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 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.