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  • Budget Vote 2019

    On behalf of the students, faculty, and staff of the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns we would like to express our sincere thanks to the community for their steadfast support of our schools and students! The voter turnout and overwhelming approval of our 2019-2020 Budget and Transportation Proposition were impressive and will allow us to continue to meet the unique learning needs of each of our students. Congratulations to Jennifer Green and Kevin Miller who were each elected to serve as Board of Education trustees. Proposition 1: 2019/2020 Budget $78,996,817 Yes No District #1 - Mt. Pleasant: 290 78 District #2 - Greenburgh 397 84 Total: 687 162

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  • IBM Hosts its Annual Women in Technology Workshop with SHMS Students

    No matter where you live, or what language you speak, technology, math and science play an important part of your everyday life. IBM hosted its annual Women in Technology Day on Tuesday, May 21 in the boardroom of the administration building. This annual event encourages young women to think about entering the field of STEM.

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  • The Basics

    The Public Schools of the Tarrytowns and the Foundation for the Public Schools for the Tarrytowns wants to ensure that all children gain the most they can from their education. Since research shows that 80 percent of a child’s brain growth occurs during the first three years of life, the District is taking steps to assist community members employ what is called The BASICS before they enter school.

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  • Math Honor Society & Science Honor Society Induction Ceremony

    The goals of the Math Honor Society and Science Honor Society are to support, challenge and inspire students by providing enrichment opportunities for its members. On May 16, approximately 65 Sleepy Hollow High School juniors were inducted to both societies during a special ceremony. The inductees have maintained an unweighted average of 85 or higher in their math and/or science classes and most students have already fulfilled the minimum requirements for graduation.

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  • Bridges - Special Budget Issue

    An English version of the 2019-20 budget newsletter has been mailed to homes, and a Spanish version will be made available to our community online shortly. Una versión en inglés del boletín del presupuesto 2019-20 ha sido enviada a los hogares, y una versión en español estará disponible para nuestra comunidad en línea en breve.

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  • Sleepy Hollow Tops Metro Awards!

    Congratulations to the cast, crew and staff of Hello Dolly! For the fourth year in a row the Sleepy Hollow High School spring musical has been nominated as the Best Overall Production in the Metro area. For the second year in a row, Sleepy Hollow has topped the list with the most award nominations - 13 nominations in total. This year 55 high schools from Bergen, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester counties participated in the Metropolitan High School Theatre Awards produced by Nyack’s Helen Hayes Youth Theater.

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  • Washington Irving Students Present Their Archive Projects

    Fifth-grade students from Washington Irving discovered how real the fight waged by many groups to gain the right to vote. Elisabeth Hickey’s Challenge Class took on the role of historians as they researched the theme of “Voter Education” and presented it to the public.

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  • Lunch Buddy Program Honored

    Sleepy Hollow Middle School students, faculty and administrators were honored for their commitment to the Lunch Buddy Program May 8, at Greenburgh Town Hall. Seventh-graders volunteer their time during their lunch period making new friends with Stephanie Castillo and Kelly Whelan’s Communications and Life Skills Classes.

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  • Special Olympics Regional Spring Games

    Congratulations to the Sleepy Hollow Pioneer team who competed on May 4, in track and field at the Special Olympics Regional Spring Games at West Point. It was an inspiring day in which many ribbons and medals were earned. Sixth-grader Alex Tejada was awarded the Peter Cutignola Memorial Award which is presented to a participant who exemplifies the spirit of Special Olympics and demonstrates a strong relationship with their coaches.

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  • One School, One Book Community Read!

    Sleepy Hollow MS is excited to announce our next One School, One Book Community Read! On May 6, we hosted a kick-off celebration to introduce our new novel, Fish In A Tree, to the school community! This program was funded by The Foundation for the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns..

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  • Wearing Denim For A Cause

    Students at Sleepy Hollow High School were encouraged by the school’s Student Government and Feminism Club to wear denim for a purpose. On Apr. 30, the two clubs teamed up to host Denim Day, asking participants to wear denim jeans to educate others and support survivors of sexual assault.

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  • Tri-County Science Fair

    Congratulations to nine Science Research students who competed in the Tri-County Science Fair at White Plains High School Saturday, April 27. We would especially like to recognize the following students for their achievements: Grace Ryan, who earned third place in Health and Nutrition Stella Vercesi, who earned second place in Environmental Science Emma Guarnieri, who earned second place in Social Psychology Sam Livingston, the first-place winner in Medical Science and now qualifies to compete at NYS Science Congress in Syracuse.

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  • Stock Market Game Winners

    If two Washington Irving students follow their instincts, they might very well wind up on Wall Street. Brandoll Almonte and Luca Dominguez won first place in the Stock Market Game, earning the highest percentage of gains compared to more than 80 other students. 23 teams from WI competed against students from Long Island to Albany over the past six months investing $100 thousand of virtual money in the Stock Market. The game is sponsored by the SIFMA Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes the knowledge and understanding of the financial industry to people of all backgrounds.

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  • Young Engineers

    Second-graders from Morse took on the role of engineers when they built model bridges with their classmates. Throughout the year, the students read about bridges, studied different designs and planned how they would build their own bridge with their teams. The project is part of a STEAM unit combining Science, Technology, English, and Mathematics. All the bridges had to conform to a height requirement and support weight.

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  • From W.I. to the Food Pantry

    During the month of March the WI TAT set out to collect 2,000 pounds of food to be donated to our local food pantry. Through the continued generosity of our students, families and staff WE DID IT!!! Over the last few years the Food Drive here at WI has become a collaborative effort. Our Student Government gets the students geared up with weekly announcements to our classes,

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  • English Honor Society Fundraiser

    Do you know a Senior who is graduating this year? Are you a proud supporter of our School District? Show your support for the Class of 2019 with a lawn and window sign. These signs show the community and our seniors how proud we are of them as they reach this important milestone in their lives.

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  • Foreign Language Honor Society

    The Sleepy Hollow High School Foreign Language Honor Society provided an evening filled with history and culture Wednesday night, as more than 70 members were inducted into the organization. The students were recognized for their academic achievements in Spanish, French and Italian and for their efforts in sharing their love of languages with others. The evening began with the Sleepy Hollow Advanced Quartet welcoming the inductees into the auditorium with a rendition of the Tango . FLHS members then explained the important role that foreign language plays not only in studies, but in life.

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  • Top 100 High Schools

    Sleepy Hollow High School has been ranked No. 91 in New York State by U.S. News and World Reports. More than 17,000 public high schools across the nation were reviewed, approximately 3,000 more than last year. The highest ranked U.S. public schools in the 2019 Best High Schools rankings are those whose attendees demonstrated outstanding outcomes above expectations in math and reading state assessments, passed a diverse array of college-level exams and graduated in high proportions. Decision were based on seniors taking at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exam, math and reading proficiency on state exams, performance of underrepresented groups, the breadth of AP and IB classes and graduation rates. SHHS ranked No. 988 nationwide. Congratulations Horsemen!

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  • English Honor Society Induction:

    Sleepy Hollow High School students expressed their dedication the English language, writing and literature tonight as they were inducted into the National English Honor Society (NEHS). 84 students took an oath and participated in a candle-lighting ceremony as they promised to share their knowledge with others. SHHS Assistant Principal Anthony Baxter, a former English teacher, explained to the new inductees how many jobs and careers require a strong command of the English language and public speaking, but he also said, “You never know when a great piece of literature will revisit you.”

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  • Family Mindfulness Night

    Children and their families gathered in the gymnasium at the John Paulding School on Monday night to learn more about Mindfulness and how its techniques can help them to better respond and not react to stress in their lives. “Use yoga as a vehicle for social and emotional wellness to create healthy minds and bodies,” said Youth Yoga and Mindfulness Instructor Leslie Seery. “We live in a crazy world, so much is going. We must take care of our brains.”

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  • Autism Awareness and Acceptance

    “Autism can’t define me, I define autism.” Award winning motivational speaker Kerry Magro inspired Sleepy Hollow Middle School students Thursday with these words and experiences from his own life. The author, movie consultant and founder of the non-profit KFM Making a Difference, was non-verbal at age two and diagnosed with Autism at four. “One of the hardest parts for people with autism is other people, how other people treat us differently. Look at the whole person first before you look at the disability.”

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  • Poem In Your Pocket

    “Do you have a poem in your pocket?” Morse first and second-graders asked that question throughout the day on Thursday as they celebrated “Poem in Your Pocket Day.” The tradition of reading a poem aloud to a friend or classmate is part of National Poetry month.

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  • World Strides Festival

    Congratulations to our Sleepy Hollow High school students, Band Director Austin Day, Choral Director Gail Persad, and Orchestra Director Brittney Trenczer for their outstanding performances at the World Strides Festival in Philadelphia and Williamsburg this weekend. Each group performed for guest artists and received a clinic at their respective venues. Many of our groups received the highest possible ratings at these festivals truly

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  • Arts Honors

    Art allows Sleepy Hollow High School students to express emotions, escape, create and unite. Approximately 30 new members of the Art Honor Society expressed these sentiments in essays that they wrote, and they were sworn in on April 15. The evening also highlighted the Hands for Justice project. Juniors and seniors in Kristen Dreher’s Advanced Placement Art and Portfolio class worked with visiting artist Vanessa Hoheb for two months to create the exhibit.

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  • Sleepy Hollow Athletes Chosen For Bruce Beck Camp:

    Sleepy Hollow High School senior Grace Hille can’t imagine her life without sports. She is cheerleader and lacrosse player and this summer she will have the opportunity of a lifetime - learning how to become a sports broadcaster. “I am really excited to actually get into the field and be in a professional setting,” said Hillle who received a scholarship to attend the Bruce Beck NBC Sports Broadcasting Camp in July. Her classmate Sara Clark was selected to work as an intern in the program. “I am not one to be on camera,” said Clark. “I am interested in working behind the scenes and this will be a wonderful opportunity for me to learn about sports management.” Clark plays tennis, lacrosse and basketball. She currently is interning in the SHHS Athletic Office under Director, Denise Kiernan.

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