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
All students have a half day of school on Friday, Oct. 31 due to afternoon professional development for staff.
(Oct. 31, 2014) If you can't beat 'me, join 'em! The grade 6 Ireland/Rickert team participated in a Halloween Scavenger Hunt this morning using articles from the Times Union, engaging students in reading the newspaper. The kids had a great time!
(Oct. 28, 2014) Today, Tues., Oct. 28, the Ichabod Crane Elementary/Middle School students, faculty and staff participated in a lockdown drill. Lockdown procedures are designed to protect students, faculty and staff from a potential internal or external threat by excluding or isolating that threat. Read the letter being sent home with students
(Oct. 23, 2014) Ichabod Crane Middle School students, faculty and staff wore orange on Oct. 22 in support of Anti Bullying Day. Way to go ICMS! More Photos
The Elementary/Midde School October newsletter is available. Download the newsletter
(Oct. 17, 2014) Students in Mrs. Rickert's sixth grade reading class display the anti-bullying posters they created as a culminating activity to a unit based on James Preller's book, Bystander, and as part of October's Bullying Awareness Month. The winner, Jason Chen, is pictured at front center. Great job students!
(Oct. 15, 2014) As part of the Nutrition and Wellness curriculum, Mrs. Kuhn's 6th grade FACS classes harvested, stored and cooked the vegetables from the Middle School's garden. Students selected basil and tomatoes from the garden and added onions and peppers from the store to create Pasta Pronto sauce on "hidden vegetable" pasta. See Photos
(Oct. 14, 2014) All Ichabod Crane students (K-12) interested in participating in Odyssey of the Mind and all parents interested in coaching are invited to attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ichabod Crane Middle School cafeteria.
Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. This is a competition where students participate in long term and spontaneous solutions for a specific problem. Odyssey of the Mind fosters critical thinking, self-confidence, and the value of teamwork in a challenging and fun way.
Questions? Please contact Jamie Stickles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All students dismiss 15 minutes early on this day
(Oct. 15, 2014) The annual "Go Home Early" drill is scheduled for Friday, November 7. On that day, all students will be dismissed 15 minutes earlier than the normal dismissal time. This is a requirement of the NYS Education Department to ensure that students and staff are prepared in case an emergency requires school grounds to be cleared and students to be transported home or to another location.
Please plan accordingly as students will then also be arriving home approximately 15 minutes earlier than normal. For more information on the drill, please contact your child's school building main office.
Note: Student-athletes who have who have school athletic events will have to leave the building at dismissal but may return as instructed by their coach.
(Oct. 10, 2014) Information handed out at the Ski Club information meeting is available here. A reminder that payment is due by Oct. 31.
(Oct. 9, 2014) At its Oct. 7 meeting, the Ichabod Crane Board of Education approved a change to the school calendar. The half day scheduled for Thurs., Nov. 20 to accommodate parent conferences has been changed to Mon., Nov. 17. November 20 will be a regular school day.
(Oct. 9, 2014) Ichabod Crane Middle School students have elected their officers and representatives for the 2014-15 Student Council. Learn Who They are
(Oct. 3, 2014) In honor of Constitution Day on Sept. 17, Mrs. Ireland's sixth grade Social Studies class created posters depicting the freedoms embodied in the U.S. Constitution. They then submitted them to the Constitution Day Poster Design Contest. Great job students!
(Oct. 2, 2014) Ichabod Crane Middle School and High School students enjoyed the "Quest For Respect" (Camfel Productions) assembly on Sept. 24 in the high school auditorium. This anti-bullying/character building assembly is presented in a high energy, multi-screen presentation that teaches students that true respect must be earned and that we should not compromise our values in an attempt to find a place to fit in.
"Quest for Respect" was brought to Ichabod Crane through the Arts in Education program supported by the PTA.
(Sept. 18, 2014) The 6th grade FACS (Family and Consumer Science) students are seen here in the Middle School's garden learning the "farm-to-table" concept.
Several students in this photo are part of the garden club, which planted vegetables and spices last spring. Ichabod Crane High School junior Emily Farrell created this sustainable project for her Girl Scout Gold Award. Emily has worked with Ms. Palmer and Mr. Soulia to start a Garden Club at the middle school. Mrs. Kuhn's FACS classes are harvesting, storing and cooking the vegetables as part of the Nutrition and Wellness curriculum.
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!