(Feb. 10, 2016) Girls: IC claims the #15 seed in the Class B Tournament and will host #18 Bishop Gibbons on Friday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m.
Boys: IC gets the #7 seed and will host #10 Stillwater on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 7:00 p.m. GO RIDERS!
Middle School Announces January Rider of the Month Students
(Feb. 9, 2016) Ichabod Crane Middle School is pleased to announce the Rider of the Month students for January: Leia Herrington, Jacey Nearywood, Scott Race, Missy Hilbert, Seth Greene and Abigail Canuteson. Congratulations to all! Learn More
ICHS Music Students Particiapte in All County Jazz Festival
(Feb. 9, 2016) Students from Ichabod Crane High School were selected to participate in the first of three Columbia County Music Educators Association (CCMEA) All County Festivals. The All County Jazz Festival was held at the Germantown Central School District on Wednesday, Feb. 3 and Friday, Feb. 5. Learn More
ICHS Student Artwork Selected for 3D Art Exhibit
(Feb. 4, 2016) Six ICHS students were selected to exhibit their artwork at the 2016 Art in Three Dimensions exhibit at the Mohonasen Art Gallery at Mohonasen High School, on display from Feb. 1 - Feb. 25, 2016. Students whose sculpture and ceramic work will be shown are: Mary Bartkus, Zaria Keith, Jacob Kolb, Leah Meredith, Mackenzie Spross, and Cameron Tiernan. Congratulations students! See Photos
8th Annual Empty Bowls Supper Raises Over $1100 for Valatie Food Pantry
(Feb. 4, 2016) The Ichabod Crane High School Art Club raised over $1,100 for the Valatie Ecumenical Food Pantry at the Empty Bowls Supper Tuesday night. Special thanks to Todd DiGrigoli (our Master Chef) and Amy O'Donnell (our Cafeteria Hostess), Hannaford Supermarket for all the food to make the soup, Samascotts Orchards for apple cider, and the Kinderhook OK-5k Race Committee's Donation to buy clay and glaze. Thank you to everyone who supported Empty Bowls this year! Learn More
ICHS Student Artwork on Display at C-GCC 2016 Juried Art Show
(Feb. 4, 2016) Two ICHS students were chosen to exhibit their artwork at the 2016 Juried Art Show at Columbia-Greene Community College. Sorrel Rowley's "Rage, Rage Against the Dying of the Night" digital artwork, and Emily Canuteson's photography "Slurp" will be on display at The Foundation Gallery from Jan. 26 - Feb. 26, 2016. Photos of the students and their work were taken at the reception for the artists on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Congratulations Sorrel and Emily! See Photos
WNYT Top Teacher Segment on Patty Westover
(Feb. 4, 2016) WNYT's Top Teacher segment featuring Ichabod Crane Primary School Kindergarten Teacher Patty Westover aired on February 3. Learn More
2016-17 Budget Development
(Feb. 3, 2016) Ichabod Crane Superintendent George Zini provided the Board of Education with the latest in 2016-17 budget development at its meeting on Feb. 2. Current projections estimate the 2016-17 tax levy increase to be 0.67 percent, which is at the District’s allowable tax levy limit under the state’s tax levy cap legislation. Learn More
Moody's Investors Service Assigns District Favorable Rating
(Feb. 3, 2016) In its Annual Comment on Kinderhook Central School District, Moody's Investors Service has assigned an Aa3 rating to the District. According to Moody's, the Aa3 rating reflects the district's well-managed financial operations and sound reserve levels, moderately sized tax base with above average wealth levels, and manageable debt position.
"The district's financial position will continue to remain stable given conservative budgeting and healthy reserve levels," states the report.
“We are pleased Moody’s has consistently rated the District's financial operations with an Aa3 rating," said Superintendent George Zini. "It clearly demonstrates that the District’s careful fiscal planning has been successful in controlling debt, balancing budgets, and maintaining a tax levy under the State’s Property Tax Cap limits.”
To view the full report, click here.
ICHS Announces December Rider of the Month Students
(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
Preliminary Smart Schools Investment Plan
Public Hearing March 1
(Jan. 29, 2016) The Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBA) was passed in the 2014-15 enacted budget and approved by the voters in a statewide referendum held during the New York State 2014 General Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. The Smart Schools Bond Act authorized the issuance of $2 billion of general obligation bonds to finance improvements in educational technology, infrastructure and security. The total amount allocated to ICC is $1,309,134.
The Board of Education is expected to approve the District's Preliminary Smart Schools Investment Plan (SSIP) at its meeting on February 2, 2016. The plan is posted here for a public comment period of 30 days. The District will then hold a Public Hearing on the SSIP on Tuesday, March 1 at the Board of Education meeting. Once the Board approves the final plan, the District will submit it to the State Education Department for approval. Directions on how to submit written comments regarding the plan within the 30-day period are outlined in the SSIP.
College Awareness Night March 23
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
Two ICHS Students on New Visions: Law & Government Team Headed to States
(Jan. 13, 2016) ICHS students Katie Gibson and Margaret Richards are part of the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) and Questar III New Visions: Law & Government team that has advanced to the state "We The People: The Citizen and the Constitution" competition on Feb. 27. Congratulations to both and best of luck to the team! Learn More
ICC Staff Basketball Game Set for Feb. 11
Order tickets by Jan. 22 to guarantee a t-shirt
(Jan. 12, 2016) Come out for an evening of fun and support the ICC Girls Basketball Program! The ICC Staff Basketball Game will tip off at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11 in the Ichabod Crane High School gymnasium. If anyone would like to purchase a ticket, they can get one from any member (player or coach) of the basketball program. Tickets will also be available at the door, but t-shirts are not a guarantee. View the flyer/order form
Gifts Delivered to Agan
(Dec. 24, 2015) ICC Community, You have made some kids very happy! On the afternoon of Dec. 23, the gifts for the Agan boys were delivered by Columbia County Sheriff David Bartlett and his deputies. Joining them were ICHS Principal Craig Shull, School Counselor Melissa Vooris and ICHS senior Melanie VanAlphen, who helped to coordinate gifts and the wrapping of the gifts at the high school Tuesday afternoon. By all accounts, the kids were ecstatic! You done great ICC! #ICCRiderPride View Photos on Facebook
ICHS Library Transforms into Gift
Wrap Central for Agan Children
(Dec. 24, 2015) On Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 22, the Ichabod Crane High School library was a flurry of activity as the space transformed into Grand Central Wrapping Station. Ichabod Crane students (even a few alumni), staff and faculty eagerly volunteered to help with one common goal -- to wrap all the gifts donated by the community to give the Agan children a very Merry Christmas!
The community was SO generous that some of the items were given to Valatie Santa Claus Club to support its gift-giving tradition for local children.
ICC Adult Education Spring 2016 Offerings
(Dec. 22, 2015) ICC Adult Education's Spring 2016 Brochure is now available. Some of the classes start soon, including:
• Bodysculpting, Jan. 6
• Zumba, Jan. 4 & 5
• Five-Hour Pre-Licensing Course - Feb. 8 & 10; April 4 & 6
Visit the Adult Education webpage for more information.
Stuyvesant Falls VFW Post 9593 Announces ICHS Winners of Voice of Democracy Competition
(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
ICC Board Supports New Paltz Resolution on Common Core, APPR and Testing
(Dec. 8, 2015) At its meeting on Dec. 1, the Ichabod Crane Central School District Board of Education passed a motion in strong support of a resolution by the New Paltz Board of Education which expresses concerns over Common Core and testing.
In a letter that will be sent from the Ichabod Crane School Board to the Governor, Commissioner Elia, the Board of Regents and the Legislature, the board members say, “We must insure that the programs and curriculum supplied to our children, which will determine the future of our nation, are pedagogically correct.” Read the Letter & Resolution
Read the Columbia Paper's article (see second half of article)
Board Accepts Recommendations of Aids/Sex Education Advisory Council Charged With Reviewing Curriculum
(Dec. 2, 2015) The Ichabod Crane Central School District Board of Education accepted the recommendation of the Aids/Sex Education Advisory Council at its meeting on December 1, 2015. Learn More
Fall District Newsletter
Ichabod Crane CSD recently mailed its print newsletter to all district residents. Copies can be picked up in the Central Office. The publication is also available on our website here.
Board Approves Instructional Technology Plan
District to Begin Work to Secure Smart Schools Funding
(Oct. 7, 2015) The Board of Education approved the district's Instructional Technology Plan at its meeting on October 6. The plan will be submitted to the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and work will begin on the Smart Schools Investment Plan, which NYSED requires school districts to submit demonstrating how Smart Schools funding will be used. The allocation of funding for Ichabod Crane Central School District under the Smart Schools Bond Act is $1,309,124. Learn More