Riders of the Month

Ichabod Crane Middle School is proud to honor our students who demonstrate our school district’s mission and community values. These students have been recognized by middle school teachers and staff for exemplifying what it means to be an Ichabod Crane Rider. They exhibit all-around good character, morals and demonstrate Rider values and Rider pride in the classroom, in sports, arts, music, and in the community.

The program complements the Rider of the Month program launched at Ichabod Crane High School a few years ago. Students receive a certificate as well as an ice cream coupon donated by Stewarts.



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Esmeralda Guzman-Rojas: It is a pleasure to have Esmeralda Guzman-Rojas as our rider of the month. She is a kind, hardworking student. She always puts forth her best effort in all that she does. She is willing to help classmates when needed without being asked. Esmeralda has a smile for everyone.

Genevieve Kuhnen: We are pleased to announce Genevieve Kuhnen as Rider of the Month! Genevieve is a kind and caring classmate. She is always willing to lend a hand to a peer in need and is also an excellent classroom helper. She is a positive role model and a compassionate classmate. Genevieve is also a very hard-working student. Even when things are difficult, she always gives her best effort with a smile on her face and never becomes discouraged! She approaches each day with a positive attitude and a strong work ethic. It is exciting to watch Genevieve learn and grow as both a student and a person. Way to go, Genevieve! Keep up the great work!

Jacqueline Hunter: Jacqueline Hunter is an easy choice for our first Rider of the Month. She has adjusted quickly to the new routines of fifth grade and our classroom. Jackie sets a great example by following directions quickly and puts her full effort into every assignment. She is always prepared and participates fully and enthusiastically. As a member of both band and chorus, Jackie shows she is open to trying new things. We are happy to select Jackie for Rider of the Month!

Noah McCagg: We are proud to recognize Noah McCagg as September’s Rider of the Month. Since the very first week of school, Noah has been an attentive and hard-working young man. Ms. Hamm, as well as Mrs. Bifano and Mrs. Duso, have been quite impressed with his consistent effort. Noah’s comments and questions are indicative of a disciplined, diligent, and engaged student. Moreover, we have been very pleased with Mr. McCagg’s interactions with classmates. His friendly and considerate disposition has certainly made a positive impact on those around him and has certainly caught our attention. Once again, it is our pleasure to announce Noah McCagg as September’s Rider of the Month.

William Kosnick: William Kosnick has demonstrated an amazing adaptation to grade six curriculum and expectations. He shows his best effort in all content areas and provides an excellent role model for his peers to follow. He also collaborates nicely with a variety of classmates and is on task at all times.

Briella Delaney: Briella Delaney has proven herself up to the task of achieving in sixth grade. She puts forth her best effort in all content areas, is kind and polite with her peers, and always displays on-task behavior. She participates well in class discussions, which is a great asset to the group.

Austin Roberts: Austin Roberts has made a smooth transition to 6th grade. He is always ready to help out with a smile. Austin has good organization skills and makes school and academics a top priority. Thank you, Austin for starting up the new year ready to rock and roll!

Emilia Sandagato: Emilia Sandagato is being recognized by her teachers this month because she is helpful, kind, and ready to go during classroom lessons and activities. She is a positive role model for other students and recognizes that hard work and organization are keys to success. Emilia participates in Chorus too! Keep up the good work. Great Job in the new school year.

Henry Loyola: Henry Loyola represents a true Rider of the month. He is helpful to others in class. He is polite when speaking to adults and his classmates. He listens to announcements in the morning and is always happy when he hears a friend’s name being called for something they did that was good. He is overall a positive light that shines every day throughout the hallways and a truly positive role model for others.

Michael Rodrigue: Michael has made an excellent transition into 6th grade. He is kind and helpful. He always puts forth his best effort and is very conscientious about the way he completes his work and how he treats others. Michael is a great role model for others to look up to. Great job!

Sophia Karic: Sophia consistently demonstrates the positive attitude of a Rider. She starts every day with a smile and encourages this in others as well. She goes above and beyond to be helpful and to stay organized. She is sincere and considerate. We could not be happier to have her on our team!

Patrick Graziano: Patrick demonstrates the qualities of a great student and an overall great person. He is polite and supportive of others. He is always on task and challenges himself to go the extra mile. He exemplifies a growth mindset. Patrick uses real strategies to promote his learning, as well as the learning of others.

Zoe Lee Bertram: Zoe Lee Bertram is our September Rider of the Month. Zoe is a very hard-working student. She comes to class every day prepared and eager to learn. Zoe is also a very caring individual and shows great empathy for others. She is helpful around the classroom and very supportive of her peers. Keep up the good work, Zoe!

Brynn Dawes: Team 7/8 is proud to announce Brynn Dawes as the Rider of the Month. Brynn is a devoted athlete and student who is a role model for her peers. She is respectful of both adults and her classmates and is truly a pleasure to have in class. We are excited to award this honor to Brynn!

John Reymar Velasco: The Team 8 Rider of the month is John Reymar Velasco. He is a pleasure to have in class. He is very patient and works well with others. He is willing to help fellow classmates. He is polite, seeks extra help when he needs it, is friendly, and conscientious. Congratulations JR!

Timothy Spangler: The Team 8 Rider of the month is Timothy Spangler. He is a hard worker who takes his academics seriously. He is very helpful with other students. He is polite and respectful to the staff and his fellow students. Congratulations Timothy!