Ichabod Crane Seeks Resident Interest in Filling Two Vacated Positions on Board of Education
(Aug. 27, 2015) Ichabod Crane Central School Board of Education has announced the resignation of Board member, Kyle Aschenbrenner, effective September 9, 2015. Ms. Aschenbrenner’s term is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2016.
The Board currently has one vacancy due to the resignation of Tricia (Gerkman) Mavrides and anticipates filling both vacancies in September.
Residents of the District interested in being considered for an appointment to the vacated seats for the remainder of the two terms are asked to submit a letter of interest and resumeto Mindy M. Potts, District Clerk, Ichabod Crane Central School, P.O. Box 820, Valatie, NY 12184. The deadline for submission of letters is September 3, 2015. Learn More
Ichabod Crane CSD Now on Twitter!
(Aug. 20, 2015) Parents and the community now have another way to stay connected with Ichabod Crane Central School District news and information. The District has extended its social media reach by launching a Twitter account -- www.twitter.com/IchabodCraneCSD. Alongside Facebook, Twitter will continue to improve district communication with parents, students and community.
The District encourages staff, parents and students to "follow," "tweet" and “retweet” to help share information. Please considering helping us share the great things happening in our schools and tweet the next time you are at district events and activities using the hashtag #ICCRiderPride.
Board Approves 2015-16 Tax Warrant; School Tax Collection Begins Sept. 1
Credit card payments now accepted
(Aug. 20, 2015) At its meeting on August 18, the Ichabod Crane Central School District Board of Education approved the 2015-16 tax warrant including the tax rates. School tax bills will be mailed late August to district taxpayers. Tax bills may be paid, without penalty, during the period September 1 through September 30, 2015. All taxes paid October 1 through October 30, 2015 shall bear an interest charge of two percent (2%). Learn More
Freshmen Welcome Sept. 3
(Aug. 19, 2015) Incoming ninth graders should attend the "Freshmen Welcome" on Thursday, Sept. 3 from 12:30-3 p.m. At this event, students will follow school day schedules, access lockers and meet homeroom teachers. It begins at 12:30 p.m. with an Ice Cream Social and Opening Remarks by Principal Mr. Shull. Students involved in the Freshmen Mentoring Program will also meet during this time. Again, this program is for students only.
District Offers Teachers Summer Technology Professional Development
(Aug. 19, 2015) For the second summer, Ichabod Crane is offering teachers and support staff the opportunity to enhance their technology skills and grow technology use in the classroom.
Over seven weeks, the "Technology Tuesdays" sessions cover a dozen workshops.Topics include Ipad Use, Google Docs and Forms and Ipad apps, including Planbook -- all provided at beginner and intermediate levels. All workshops are led by district teachers.
As part of Ichabod Crane's commitment to enhancing instruction through technology, the district issued an Ipad to all teachers to use for instructional purposes starting with the 2013-14 school year. This summer's sessions are part of the ongoing professional development Ichabod Crane offers in support of this initiative and enhancing collaboration. More photos
Board Approves Goals for 2015-16 School Year
"BackPack Program" to Feed Our Hungriest Students Expanding to the Elementary/Middle School
Success of the program depends on fundraising efforts
(August 10, 2015) The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York and the Ichabod Crane Central School District are hoping to expand the "BackPack Program" to Ichabod Crane Elementary/Middle School in October 2015. The program provides backpacks filled with food that is child-friendly, shelf-stable, and easily-consumed. Bags are packed each week by school staff and discreetly distributed to participating children every Friday afternoon.
Since Ichabod Crane’s "BackPack Program" is funded entirely by local donations, the success of the program depends on fundraising efforts. To see how you can help support the BackPack Program in our schools, view the flyer here. All donations are tax deductible. Learn More
Board Appoints Student Representative Alexander Mangione-Smith
(Aug. 5, 2015) The Ichabod Crane Board of Education is pleased to announce its student representative for the 2015-16 school year. Alexander Mangione-Smith was appointed by the Board at its Aug. 4 meeting.
Alex is a senior at Ichabod Crane High School and will serve as a non-voting board member for the school year. He will attend board meetings and act as a representative of the student body. Learn More
Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application Available
(July 23, 2015) The 2015-16 Free and Reduced Price Meal application is now available. Children from households that meet Federal income guidelines are eligible to receive lunch for $0.25 and breakfast for $0.25. Interested families must apply each year, even if they have participated in the program during the previous school year. To learn more, or download the application, please visit the Food Services page.
Congratulations to the Class of 2015!
Ichabod Crane High School's Class of 2015 graduated on Friday, June 26 in front of family, friends, teachers and staff at the 61st annual commencement ceremony on the Gordon Van Buren field. Congratulations to all of this year's graduates and best of luck in the future! Learn More