No School April 22 & May 13; School In Session May 27
Due to the district’s one snow day April 4, there will be school on May 27. The district had cancelled school that day as a “give back” day. School will not be in session on Friday, April 22 and Friday, May 13.
ICHS Students Receive Awards at Capital Region Media Arts Festival
(April 26, 2016) ICHS students Hannah DeWeerd and Michael Foote were awarded at the 2016 Capital Region Media Arts Festival. Twelve artworks from ICHS students were selected to be a part of the festival that ran though April 22 at at the Bethlehem Gallery located in Bethlehem Central High School. Learn More
Board Adopts Proposed 2016-2017 Budget
Public Hearing May 10; Budget Vote May 17
(April 20, 2016) At its meeting on Tuesday, April 19, the Ichabod Crane Board of Education adopted the proposed 2016-17 budget district residents will consider on May 17. The proposed spending plan not only maintains all current programs, but provides increased student support in special education, enhancements to programs, and the purchase of new equipment to meet students’ needs.
The $38,133,987 draft budget represents a 1.55 percent increase in spending, the lowest budget-to-budget increase since the 2012-13 budget. The estimated tax levy increase is 0.67 percent, which is at the district’s allowable tax levy limit calculated under the state’s tax cap guidelines and the lowest in four years. Learn More
Join Us for Ichabod Crane's Spring Concerts
(April 19, 2016) Ichabod Crane's Music Department is pleased to offer its Spring Concert series. All concerts are free and open to the public. The schedule is as follows:
- 7th & 8th Grade Concert
Wednesday, May 18 beginning @ 7:00p.m., High School Auditorium
- 5th Grade Concert
Thursday, May 19 beginning @ 6:30p.m., High School Auditorium
- 6th Grade Concert
Thursday, May 19 beginning @ 7:30p.m., High School Auditorium
- High School Concert
Wednesday, May 25 beginning @ 7:00p.m., High School Auditorium
Four Candidates Running for Three Seats on the Board of Education
Meet the Candidates Night & Public Budget Hearing May 10
(April 19, 2016) Four candidates are seeking three (3) seats on the Board of Education. Each seat carries a three-year term beginning July 1, 2016 and is unpaid. Running, in the order they will appear on the May 17 ballot, are Michael Stead, Matthew Nelson, Anthony Welcome and Jeffrey Ouellette.
Board member candidates will be introduced at the public hearing for the 2016-2017 budget which will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Following the hearing the Ichabod Crane Participatory Government Class will host a “Meet the Candidates Night.” Learn More
ICHS Envirothon Team Takes First Place at Hudson Valley Regional Envirothon
(April 18, 2016) On April 14, the ICHS Envirothon team placed first in Columbia County at the Hudson Valley Regional Envirothon, which qualifies them for the state competition in May. The five-member team of Alexis Hoffmann, Eric Papas, Megan Malanowski, Bailey Lapo-McDermott, and Max Zimmerman worked together to compete on five environmental topics: Soils, Aquatics, Forestry, Wildlife, and Current Issues. The primary goal of the Envirothon is to learn about the natural environment so as to become stewards of the land. Congratulations to the team and their advisor Alissa Ferlito!
Ichabod Crane Middle School Announces March Rider of the Month Students
(April 12, 2016) Ichabod Crane Middle School is pleased to announce the Rider of the Month students for March! Congratulations to Justice Suafoa, Olivia Dixon, Ashyln Hunter, Emily Wall, Hailey Slade and Billy Hamm. Learn More
ICHS Art Student Leah Meredith Earns 3D Juror's Award in 2016 HS Regional Juried Exhibit at Albany Center Gallery
(April 11, 2016) At the reception for the 2016 HS Regional Juried Exhibit at Albany Center Gallery, Leah Meredith's ceramic sculpture Tornado received the Lory Tansky 3D Juror's Award! An IC student has never before been chosen for an award at this very selective annual juried exhibit. Learn More
ICHS Announces February & March Rider of the Month Students
(April 7, 2016) Ichabod Crane High School is pleased to announce the Rider of the Month students for February & March! Congratulations to February Rider of the Month students Jacob Race, Tyler Halstead, Kendra Bergeron, Caleb Scace, Analeah Herbst, Raven Bishop, Taiylor Ressler and Meghan McCormick and March Rider of the Month students Sean Mueller, Hunter Dawson, Celia Gagnon, Calista Phippen, Jake Barrett, Maggie Gibson, Margaret Richards, and Kim Cramer.
Two Ichabod Crane Odyssey of the Mind Teams Take 5th in the State!
(April 7, 2016) ICC's two Odyssey of the Mind teams from the Middle School competed in the State Tournament at Binghamton State University on Saturday, April 2. Both teams finished in 5th place. Learn More
(April 7, 2016) The Board of Education approved tenure appointments for 12 faculty members at its meeting on April 5. Congratulations to the following: Kathryn Babendrier, Margaret Bortugno, Thomas Call, Jennifer Cramer, Nancy Dolan, Maria Doubrava, Jodi Gajadar, Emily Lock, Cole Moon, Lindsay Meyers, Megan Yeats and Emily Zeh.
ICC 6th Grade Students Participate in Twin County Science Expo
(April 4, 2016) Congratulations to the following Ichabod Crane sixth grade students who presented their projects at the 18th Annual Twin County Science Expo at Columbia Greene Community College on Saturday, April 2: Greg Moon, Asah Mulica, Brett Richards, Ian Wall, Abigail Wood, Gunnar Grethen-McLaughlin, Morgan Ormerod and Abigail Dolge learn more
Artwork of 3 ICHS Students Selected 27th Annual Questar III High School Invitational Art Exhibit at HVCC
Shawn Coons' ceramic sculpture wins Honorable Mention Award
(Updated March 31, 2016) The Ichabod Crane High School Art Department is pleased to announce the artwork of three students has been selected for the 27th Annual Questar III High School Invitational Art Exhibit at Hudson Valley Community College in the Marvin Library Learning Commons, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy. Congratulations to Chloe Chandler (grade 11), Shawn Coons (Grade 12), and Margaret Gibson (Grade 12)! At the Opening Reception & Awards held on March 30, IC senior Shawn Coons' ceramic sculpture "Erosion" won an Honorable Mention Award. He created the piece in the Advanced Ceramics & Sculpture class.
Shattering the Myths Week at ICHS
(March 24, 2016) It was "Shattering the Myths Week" at Ichabod Crane High School March 21-23. SADD and the Shattering the Myths Youth Ambassadors planned three days worth of activities to build awareness about the dangers of drug abuse. A rally, "Dream Wall," trivia contest, "Selfie Nation," and activities in physical education classes were all part of the fun week focused on "Shattering the Myths" about drugs. Learn More
Artwork of Six ICHS Students Selected for 17th Annual Regional HS Juried Exhibition
Exhibit Open Until April 23
(March 24, 2016) The Ichabod Crane Central School District Art Department is pleased to announce that six artworks by Ichabod Crane High School art students have been selected for the 17th Annual Regional HS Juried Exhibition being held this year at the Albany Center Gallery, 39 Columbia Street, Albany. The exhibit will open to the public on April 1 and a reception will be held for students, friends, and family on Friday, April 8. The exhibit will continue through April 23. Gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday from 12-5pm.
Congratulations to the following ICHS students who will have their artwork on display: Michael Anderson, Mary Bartkus, Emily Canuteson, Jacob Kolb, Leah Meredith and Isabelle Tennier. Learn More
Board Holds Public Hearing, Approves Smart Schools Investment Plan
(March 2, 2016) The Board of Education approved the Smart Schools Investment Plan following a public hearing on the plan at its meeting on March 1. The plan has now been submitted to the State Education Department for approval. Learn More
Roberta Rose Memorial Scholarship Fundraisers: Zumbathon March 19 & Quilt Raffle Until June 10
(March 1, 2016) Two events are being held as fundraisers for the Roberta Rose Memorial Scholarship Fund. The first is a Zumbathon on Saturday, March 19 from 1-3 p.m. at Ichabod Crane Primary School. The second fundraiser is a raffle of the 'Peaceful Rose Garden' quilt handmade by Beth Demers and Robin Sullivan. Raffle tickets will be sold from 3/1-6/10 with the drawing being held on June 10 at the high school. Learn More
New Visions: Law & Government Team With Two ICHS Students Headed to Nationals
(March 1, 2016) For the second consecutive year, the Capital Region BOCES New Visions: Law & Government team has won the New York State "We The People: The Citizen and the Constitution" competition. Comprised of students from several area high schools, the New Visions: Law & Government team bested nearly 150 finalists from five other school districts from across the state on Feb. 27. Ichabod Crane seniors Katie Gibson and Margaret Richards are members of this team.
The Capital Region team now advances to the national competition that will be held in Washington, D.C. on April 22-April 25. Last year’s New Visions team was the first team from upstate New York to win the state competition and advance to the nationals in 28 years. Learn More
Ichabod Crane CSD recently mailed the March 2016 issue of its newsletter to all residents. Copies can be picked up in the Central Office. The publication is also available on our website here.