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
JR. S.A.V.E., Ichabod Crane Middle School's environmental club, is responsible for the recycling program at the elementary and middle schools. JR. S.A.V.E. meets twice a month to collect recycling and to plan activities to inform ourselves and the community of environmental issues. Remember: Every day is Earth Day!
The Elementary/Midde School newsletter for March is available. Download the newsletter
(March 24, 2015) Eight Ichabod Crane Middle School students presented their projects at the 17th annual Twin Counties Science Expo at Columbia-Greene Community College on Saturday, March 21. Students grade 5-8 from all schools in the two counties presented their projects to judges. The students represented the 6th grade and had to compete against 20 other projects in their category. All students received a certificate of participation, a t-shirt, a free lunch and a raffle ticket for prizes. In addition, students could place 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th and receive cash awards.
Congratulations to all the following students who received the opportunity to present their projects at the Twin Counties Science Expo after being selected by their teachers, following the local Science Fair at the middle school on March 3:
(March 17, 2015) Ichabod Crane D.C. Club & TCBY are teaming up for a night of fun! The D.C. Club has been invited to participate in a FroYo extravaganza on Tuesday, March 31 from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM at TCBY, 424 Fairview Ave, Hudson, NY. Tell them that you are there for the D.C. Club and 20% of your purchase will be credited to your account! Save your receipt, write your name and homeroom number on it and turn it in to Mrs. Marotta in room 211 for credit in your D.C. account. See the flyer
(March 17, 2015) The D.C. Club will have another fundaiser on Tuesday, April 28. McTeacher's Night will run from 4:30-7 p.m. Twenty percent of your sale will be donated to the Ichabod Crane Middle School D.C. Club. Save your receipt, write your name and homeroom number on it and turn it in to Mrs. Marotta in room 211 for credit in your D.C. account. See the flyer
(March 17, 2015) Ichabod Crane Middle School has announced the honor rolls for the second quarter of the 2014-15 school year. Congratulations to all of our students who achieved honor roll status! View the High Honor Roll or Honor Roll.
(March 13, 2015) Ichabod Crane sixth grade students saw "Chariot of the Sun" with Jeff Benoit on March 11. In this performance, students learned of the heroes, gods and monsters of Greek mythology. Learn More
(March 5, 2015) Since January, Ichabod Crane 6th grade students have been working on their projects researching, revising and conducting their various experiments. On Tuesday evening, March 3, they shared the results of their work at the 6th Grade Science Fair in the cafeteria. Project topics range the gamut from "eggshell disintegration," "sweetener wars" and "sugar snap peas" to "moldy bread," "paper towel challenge" and the "loop to loop." Great job students! View the photo album on Facebook
Deadline for parents to register their incoming 9th grader is March 31
(Feb. 24, 2015) The High School Counseling and Career Center, with the help of our students, have put together a Freshmen Mentoring Program for students entering the 9th grade in the 2015-16 school year. A letter has been sent home to students. If you and your child are interested in participating in the program please fill out the Freshmen Mentoring Program form electronically and submit it by March 31.
Letter from Amanda DeAloe, school counselor and Freshmen Mentoring Program advisor
(Feb. 10, 2015) The MS Student Council hosted a Valentine Dance Spirit Night on Friday, February 6, from 6:30 - 8:30pm at the Middle School. This year's theme was "Dress to Impress." Students had a great time dancing and posing with friends in the Valentine photo booth. View a photo album on Facebook
(Jan. 20, 2015) The middle school's D.C. Club would like to thank everyone who supported its Brooks BBQ fundraiser on Jan. 16. Club Advisor Lara Marotta is excited to report that $1500 was made to support the 8th grade's annual trip to Washington, D.C. Thank you ICC!
(Jan. 13, 2015) Student-Teacher Switch Day at IC Elementary & Middle School took place on Friday, Dec. 19. The annual switch day is an opportunity for students to see what it is like to be a teacher or staff member.
Participating students sign a contract with teachers accepting responsibility for meeting with teachers ahead of time to design a lesson, prepare the necessary materials for the lesson and on the day of teaching, implement the lesson they created.
Coordinator and social studies teacher, Lara Marotta, said there were 163 lottery tickets and 60+ kids won the opportunity to teach students in grades 4-8.
“It is a wonderful day and the kids, both as teachers and as students of our 'student teachers', really enjoy it," she said.
(Dec. 9, 2014) Recently, 14 Ichabod Crane Middle School students participated in a training with Gail Colton, teaching assistant, to become Peer Mediators.
"These students gained a better understanding of what 'conflict' is, learned about the origins of conflict, gained a better sense of what peace means and how to go about peace making," said Mrs. Colton. "We talked about communication and practiced skills. We learned and practiced the 6 steps in the Mediation Process." Learn More
As a new school year will soon get underway, please be sure to register your Price Chopper AdvantEdge card with the Ichabod Crane Middle School Tools for Schools code 15890. Every time you use your AdvantEdge Card from July 27, 2014 through March 28, 2015 helps ICMS earn free equipment. Visit the Price Chopper Web site to sign-up today!