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
(April 6, 2015) On March 27, the middle school held a Beach Party Spirit Night. Students had fun shedding their cabin fever during a night filled with dancing, volleyball, basketball and more! View the photo album on Facebook, here.
(April 2, 2015) Ichabod Crane Middle School Student Council voted to collect donations for the Pennies for Patients program once again this year. Student Council advisors Gail Colton and Kim Zorzi said the goal this year was to raise $1000.00. Many of our students in the ES / MS building participated and they raised a total of $1700.51 for Pennies for Patients. Learn More
(March 31, 2015) Friends of Rachel, a club at the middle school, hosted a Cultural Get Together Party on March 16. ELL (English Language Learner) students in grades 4-8 were asked to attend.
"As one of the plans for the ELL committee we discussed getting more of our ELL students involved," said Jackie Purificato. "I suggested asking the Friends of Rachel club to help me with this goal. I met with the group and the students came up with the plan. The students sent an invitation to all of the ELL students in the ES/MS building through the ELL teachers."
Students were asked to bring something from their culture to share. Friends of Rachel students also brought things from their own cultures. "We learned to dance (Salsa), had a Pinata, shared food and games from several of the cultures," Mrs. Purificato said. "A great time was had by all."
Friends of Rachel advisors Janet Haywood and Bernadette Torre say the club is looking forward to planning another activity in the future.
(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) 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
(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. 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!