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

Jeffern Barrios-Lopez: It is our pleasure to have Jeffern Barrios-Lopez as our Rider of the Month. Jeffern is an outstanding classmate and student. He is always willing to help his fellow classmates without being asked. He quietly gives a helping hand where needed. Jeffern also puts his best effort into all of his school work. He is always prepared and ready to learn. Jeffern is a role model. Keep up the superb work!

Leita Albertson: It is our pleasure to recognize Leita Albertson with December’s Rider of the Month award. Since the very first day of the school year, Miss Albertson has demonstrated an exceptionally tenacious industriousness towards her academic growth. Make no bones about it, this young lady is all business when it comes to learning. Her unwavering attentiveness and vigorous effort during instruction, as well as independent work, have resulted in not only high marks but have engendered an insightfulness that has led to a more profound and meaningful understanding of the topics of study. In short, Leita Albertson has made hard work the rule in her life as opposed to the exception, which is deserving of much praise and commendation. Congratulations, Leita!

Grace Alberg: Grace Alberg embodies all that a Rider of the Month should. Her compassion for others is evident in her actions. She will often advocate for others when she feels it is fair and just. Grace is kind to all, and never looks for recognition of her kindness; it comes from her heart. Having Grace in our class makes it a better place.

Kevin Canuteson: Kevin Canuteson is a wonderful member of our team. Kevin is consistently polite and courteous to everyone with whom he interacts. He is a conscientious student who does his best on all of his assignments. We are proud of him and enjoy his presence every day.

Keira Noonan: Keira Noonan is a delight to teach! She demonstrates enthusiasm for learning and is an avid participant in classroom discussions, especially sharing her knowledge of varied topics in Social Studies. Keira loves to read and positively impacts

Kimberly Stupplebeen: Kimberly Stupplebeen is a cooperative and polite student who is always ready to help her classmates and teachers. She puts forth her strongest efforts and accepts academic challenges in class with a smile. Kimberly asks appropriate questions and utilizes her resources well. Keep up the great work in 6th grade Kim!

Madeline Flory: Madeline Flory is this month’s Rider of the month. She has demonstrated a fine work ethic by completing all assignments on time and will polished work. She shows mature behavior in class and is always willing to help or partner with anyone. She also enthusiastically participated in the recent DC Club fundraiser! Way to show school spirit!

Abigail Perez-Gomez: Abigail Perez-Gomez is our Rider of the Month! She is always pleasant and helpful. When she sees other students who need help, she is always there to clarify directions and help. Abby always comes to school prepared, ready to learn, and with a positive attitude. She is an asset to our classrooms and a model for her peers. Great job, Abby!

Audrey Church: Team 7 would like to recognize Audrey for the positivity and responsibility that she brings to school every day! Audrey is always smiling, willing to help others, and putting her best work into everything that she does. Her optimism reaches out to those around her and encourages them to strive for their best, as she does. Thank you, Audrey!

Nolan Space: Nolan exemplifies Rider Pride, as he contributes well to his classes and his team. Nolan develops and follows his routines, separates himself from distractions to achieve his personal best, and maintains consistent focus and effort. Nolan is kind and helpful to others. He sets high standards for himself which makes him a great role model.

Isaac Kuhnen: The Split 7-8Team is pleased to announce Isaac Kuhnen as their December seventh grade Rider of the Month. Isaac is a hard-working student who strives to always do his best work. He is a positive contributor to class discussions. Isaac is helpful to both students and teachers, and he has a great sense of humor. He manages all of this while also being a member of the modified volleyball team. We are proud of Isaac’s accomplishments.

Christopher Restifo: Chris is a motivated student who works hard to succeed. He is comfortable taking on various roles during group work, and he is a model of courteousness and appropriate behavior for his peers. Chris is kind and helpful to others. For these reasons, we selected Chris as our Rider of the Month for December. Congratulations Chris!

Lillian Jensen: Team 8 is pleased to announce our Rider of the Month is Lillian Jensen. Lillian is always helpful, polite friendly. She is a risk-taker and is always willing to participate. Usually, she jumps right in with enthusiasm! Lillian is a conscientious student who does her work well and is genuinely interested in learning. Congratulations Lillian!