Learning, Teaching, and Growing - Together
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Tim Farley, Principal
Anthony Marturano, Assistant Principal
2910 Route 9 • Valatie, NY 12184
T: 518-758-7575 • F: 518-758-1405
(July 3, 2014) Ichabod Crane Middle School has announced the honor rolls for the fourth quarter of the 2013-14 school year. Congratulations to all of our students who achieved honor roll status! View the High Honor Roll or the Honor Roll.
To order a school supply pack for your incoming 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders through EPI, you can download the form here. You can also purchase the school supply packs online. See the form for details.
(June 25, 2014) The 8th graders recently spent three days of Family & Consumer Science (FACS), Technology and Health learning about different careers right at school. They learned about science careers at Regeneron, electrician/entrepreneur, video game design from First Playable Productions, industrial engineering, civil engineering, fashion merchandising, medicine (physicians & nurse), Law Enforcement, executive chef, dietitian, and radiology.
The June 2014 Newsletter for the Elementary and Middle Schools is available, here.
(June 17, 2014) Seventh grade Ichabod Crane students of art teacher Jessica Borrell toured Art Omi: The Fields Sculpture Park in May. Her first semester students toured Art OMI in December.
Through the interactive group tour, students learned about the various sculptures and their artists through movement, dialogues, and activities centered around topics such as scale, balance, geometry, poetry, color, composition, repetition, abstraction, environment, and landscape. Learn More
(June 9, 2014) The sixth grade enjoyed the middle school's annual Knights Day on June 4.There were assemblies for students to learn about the Middle Ages customs, knights, and armor. Students got to see an exciting fighting exhibition and make their own shields. This Arts in Education program has been supported by the PTA. See photos
(May 30, 2014) The Elementary and Middle School students recently participated in Pennies for Patients, a program that raises money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Over a three week period, our students brought in coins to donate to LLS to help fund blood cancer research and provide education and patient services. Mr. Farley and Mr. Shull were good sports and participated in our “Stuck for a Buck” activity, where students paid $1 for a piece of duct tape to tape their principals to the lockers! In total, the Middle School raised $512.44 and the Elementary School raised $754.08 for LLS. Awesome job kids!
Register by July 14 for 2014 program to help the school
(May 16, 2014) Ichabod Crane Elementary/Middle School raised the most "School Dollars" in the community through the Hannaford Helps Schools program in 2013, and was awarded with a $1000 check from the Kinderhook store. Learn More
(May 13, 2014) Ichabod Crane sixth grade students studied Greek myths, made masks and were treated to the "Chariot of the Sun" peformance in March thanks to a grant provided by the Kinderhook Arts and Humanities Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. Learn More
(April 29, 2014) From February into March, several students in 4th, 5th and 6th grades participated in Math-a-Thon, a fundraiser to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. To participate in Math-a-Thon, students had to collect donations from family and friends and complete a math Funbook. This year, the students set an Ichabod Crane school record in fundraising for the Math-a-Thon by raising $4,020. We are very proud of the success of our students and the generosity of our greater community.
(April 29, 2014) On Friday, April 11, the Middle School students and staff participated in the annual Students vs. Staff volleyball game. This year, a turn of events occurred when the 8th grade students met with and convinced Mr. Farley and Mr. Shull to join their team. The game was intense and was competitive from the start. The staff team won the first set. The student team won the second and third sets making the student team the winner of the 2014 Students vs. Staff Volleyball Game. Congratulations students!
(April 28, 2014) Congratulations to the following 8th grade Family & Consumer Science students for completing their community service pillowcases for ConKerr: Kristi Parkison, Althea Mensing, Jack Kolb, Kristen Bertrand, Emily Buono, Joey Casholle*, Caleb Scace*, Dayna Scott (*not pictured). Children at the Ronald McDonald House and Albany Medical Center will receive these pillowcases to brighten their day.
(April 22, 2014) Ichabod Crane Middle School has announced the honor rolls for the third quarter of the 2013-14 school year. Congratulations to all of our students who achieved honor roll status!
(April 12, 2014) Jon Meredith's Odyssey of the Mind team placed fourth today at the NYS Odyssey of the Mind Tournament, competing against 17 teams from all over the state. Congratulations to Coach Jon Meredith, Hannah M-5th grade, Phoebe J-5th grade, Emma S-5th grade (missing from photo), Sophia D-5th grade, Ciena L-6th grade, Anna O-6th grade and Sydney C-5th grade! We're proud of you!
(April 9, 2014) On April 5, the Class of 2017 hosted a Pajama Party/Movie Night for students grades 4-6. Students enjoyed a night of games, followed by popcorn and punch to eat and drink while they watched a movie in the cafeteria. It was a great success and fun was had by all!
(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!
(March 4, 2014) The results of the 2014 Elementary/Middle School “Stache-Off” contest to benefit prostate cancer research are in! This year, there were 13 participants who all paid a $5.00 entry fee and had to be clean shaven in order to take a “before picture” on January 13.
After five weeks, “after pictures” were taken and the voting took place on February 26. Students and staff were able to donate $1.00 per vote to cast a ballot for the contestant with the Best Stache (Winner: Mr. Shull), Best of the Worst Stache (Winner: Mr. Gleason) and Most Improved Look (Winner: Mr. Dingee).
The real winners of the contest were the staff, students and parents that helped us raise over $300.00 that will be donated to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
Participants in 2014 Elementary/Middle School Stache-Off contest were: Mr. Shull, Mr. Gleason, Mr. Dingee, Mr. Digrigoli, Mr. Nordgren, Mr. Jause, Mr. Vooris, Mr. Hanna, Mr. Samaniuk, Mr. Patenaude, Mr. Manarel, Mr. Tuczinski and Mr. Farley (he quit).
Check out the before and after photos, here.
(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
(Feb. 7, 2014) Ichabod Crane Middle School has announced the honor rolls for the second quarter of the 2013-14 school year. Congratulations to all of our students who achieved honor roll status! View the High Honor Roll and the Honor Roll.
(Dec. 16, 2013) Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students at Ichabod Crane Middle School attended the exhibit “Mystery of the Albany Mummies” in early December. Funding for this field trip was provided by the Berkshire Taconic Foundation/Kinderhook Arts and Humanities Fund.
Held at the Albany Institute of History and Art, the exhibit brings together all of the coffin parts and the mummy of Egyptian priest Ankhefenmut. Students participated in three activities at the museum, including sculpting a handcrafted Ushabti, and came home with fantastic tales of Egyptomania!
The exhibit runs through June 8, 2014. Please consider having your middle schooler host a virtual trip to Egypt for your family.
(Dec. 6, 2013) Ichabod Crane Middle School has announced the honor rolls for the first quarter of the 2013-14 school year. Congratulations to all of our students who achieved honor roll status!
(Dec. 6, 2013) Mrs. Kuhn's FACS classes at the middle school have been participating in various community service activities to develop leadership skills. This is part of the NYS FACS Community Connections curriculum. Several students chose to do bell ringing for the Salvation Army. Other students have helped out in food pantries and at Barnwell Nursing Home.
(Nov. 19, 2013) Many of Mrs. Kuhn's FACS students have been working on sewing pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer as part of their 8th grade community service project. This is a worldwide mission to provide smiles to sick children across North America and the world. The pillowcases will be delivered to sick children around the Capital District in locations such as the Ronald McDonald House and Albany Medical Center. LEARN MORE
Please be aware that there has been a change to our bussing procedures. The changes are intended to ensure the safe transportation of our students, while also improving efficiency. The changes are as follows:
For more information, please download Mr. Farley's letter to parents (pdf).
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...