Join Us for Ichabod Crane's Winter Concerts & Festival of Trees
(Dec. 1, 2015) Tis the season for winter concerts and the annual Festival of Trees. The Ichabod Crane Central School District would like to invite the community to attend the following upcoming events:
Tuesday, Dec. 8
IC Elementary School 5th Grade Winter Concert – 6:30 p.m., IC High School Auditorium
IC Middle School 6th Grade Winter Concert –7:30 p.m., IC High School Auditorium (Weather date: Dec. 9)
Thursday, Dec. 10
IC Middle School 7th & 8th Grade Winter Concert – 7 p.m., IC High School Auditorium (Weather date: Dec. 15)
Tuesday, Dec. 15
Festival of Trees – 4:00-7:00pm –Primary School (Weather date: Dec. 16)
Wednesday, Dec. 16
IC High School Winter Concert – 7 p.m., IC HS Auditorium (Weather date: Dec. 17)
ICC Family Holiday Tradition Drive
Please provide donations by Dec. 16
(Dec. 1, 2014) The fourth annual ICC Family Holiday Tradition Drive is underway. As we did last year, we will be collecting gifts and necessary items for children and food for some of our families in the ICC School District with children in Grades K-8. Learn More
Freshman & Senior Seminar Students Engage in Joint Community Service Project
(Dec. 1, 2015) Ichabod Crane High School students created 40 blankets through Project Linus, a community service project the freshman and senior seminar classes have teamed up together on for several years. Learn More
ICHS Announces October's Rider of the Month Students
(Nov. 17, 2015) Ichabod Crane High School is pleased to announce that October's Rider of the Month students are Bailey Lapo-McDermott, Hanna Gardella, Dell Potts, Ivan Gomez-Martinez, Leah Meredith, Brandon Murdie, Krista Moller and Erika Donnelly. Learn More
ICHS Math Department Runner Up in Texas Instruments Contest
(Nov. 12, 2015) The results of Texas Instrument's #ilyTIcontest are in and Ichabod Crane High School is a runner up! The Math Department recently entered into the contest in which teachers had to submit a 30-second video showcasing TI technology. Students and teachers from across the country shared why they love their favorite Texas Instruments (TI) calculator for a chance to win a classroom visit from Mayim Bialik, neuroscientist and star of the hit comedy “The Big Bang Theory," and one or more TI calculators for the school.
A message from TI stated, "We loved your video so much and LOVED sharing it with Texas Instruments ambassador, Mayim Bialik."
There was one grand-prize winner and 10 runner-up winners. As a runner-up, the Math Department will receive a TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator in a color of choice. The link to ICHS's video can be found here. Learn more and see the winning video here.
Middle School Announces October Rider of the Month Students
(Nov. 10, 2015) Ichabod Crane Middle School is pleased to announce the Rider of the Month students for October are Sierra Garrison, Kailee Hollister, Dillon Schneider, Trevor Wolfe, Brooke Dandridge and Miah Nooney. Learn More
8th Graders Serving the Community
Ruth Dazi, Alex Reagan, and Lauren Leonard with their completed pillowcases.
(Nov. 5, 2015) Eighth grade FACS students participated in many Community Service Projects to develop leadership skills and make a difference in their communities. Students participated in the following activities over their 10 weeks in FACS: Peer Tutor younger students after school, Volunteering at Barnwell, animal shelters and food pantries, and sewing pillowcases for the Ronald McDonald House. Great job students!
(Nov. 3, 2015) Eleven students from the Ichabod Crane High School Music Department have been selected to attend the NYSSMA Area All State Festival November 20-21 at Dover High School in Dover Plains, N.Y.
Students representing Ichabod Crane are: Chorus -- Alexis Hoffmann, Sorrel Rowley, McKenzie Rybka and Remi Schneider; Orchestra -- Felix Johnson; and Band -- Jake Barrett, Ama Boham, Daniel Curry, Ben L’Ecuyer, Eric Papas and Noelle Serino. Learn More
Thank You to the ICC Board of Education!
(Oct. 29, 2015) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has proclaimed October 26-30, 2015 as New York State School Board Recognition Week. In recognition of each of our Board member's untiring service and duty to the Ichabod Crane Central School District, community and our students, we take this opportunity to recognize and celebrate our Board of Education members: Anthony Welcome, President; John Chandler, Vice-President; John Antalek; Tracy Farrell; Barbara-anne Johnson-Heimroth; Susan Ramos; Regina Rose; Michael Stead; and Cheryl Trefzger.
Read the Governor's Proclamation here.
Ichabod Crane High School Junior
McKenzie Rybka to Sing at the 2015
All State Music Festival
(Oct. 29, 2015) Ichabod Crane High School is pleased to announce that junior McKenzie Rybka (All State Women’s Choir) has been selected to represent Ichabod Crane at the NYSSMA Winter Conference All State Festival in Rochester, NY, Dec. 3-6. In order to be selected to participate in the festival, students were required to audition on a Level Six solo, and sight read a short passage for a NYSSMA judge. Only the highest scoring students in New York State are selected to perform and be part of an All State Music Ensemble. After several days of intensive rehearsals, the festival will culminate with a December concert at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Congratulations McKenzie!
ICC Selected to Benefit from Purchase of Hannaford's Good Karma Reusable Bags
(Oct. 27, 2015) Exciting news! Ichabod Crane Central School District has been selected to be a part of the “Hannaford Helps” Reusable Bag Program featuring the new bright blue Bag! For every purchase of the specially designed blue "Good Karma" bag through Dec. 31 at the Valatie Hannaford, ICC will receive a $1 direct donation! Thank you to Hannaford, and the community, for your continued support of our schools!
Board of Education Accepts Clean Audit Report by Independent Auditor
(Oct. 22, 2015) The Ichabod Crane Central School District has received a clean audit or unqualified opinion for the 2014-15 school year. At the October 6, 2015 Board of Education meeting, a representative from the District's External Auditors, West and Company, presented Board members with a copy of the annual Audit Report. The report, which covers the school year ending June 30, 2015 was unqualified, a good rating.
The audit report is on file in the District Clerk’s office and available to the public. The complete report is also available here.
Ichabod Crane Recognizes AP Scholars
(Oct. 20, 2015) Ichabod Crane High School is pleased to announce the students --- current and graduates -- who have been recognized by the CollegeBoard as 2015 AP Scholars. This distinction is based on their outstanding academic performance on Advanced Placement Exams. See who they are
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.
Ichabod Crane Teachers’ Association's Local Action Project Team Coordinates Association-Wide Book Drive to Benefit the Valatie Food Pantry
(Oct. 19, 2015) Three years ago, the Ichabod Crane Teachers’ Association (ICTA) formed a Local Action Project Team (LAP) that has worked with NYSUT to improve the association in the areas of member involvement, community outreach, political action, and improving communication. Through LAP, the TICTAC initiative was born- Together, Ichabod Crane Teachers And Community. TICTAC’s mission is to fulfill the promise of public education and promote the welfare and well-being of our students, our members, and our community.
This year, the LAP committee will be focusing a big portion of their efforts on getting more children reading and getting children reading at an earlier age. On Wednesday, October 14, the LAP Team coordinated an association-wide book drive to benefit the Valatie Food Pantry. In all, 764 books were collected. Starting in November, when families visit the Valatie Food Pantry, children from Pre-K through High School will be able to choose a new or like-new book each month, courtesy of the TICTAC initiative. Learn More/See Photos
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