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  • Meeting Wildlife Up Close

    Third-graders from Washington Irving gasped when they came face-to-face and then touched a Black Rat snake during an assembly on December 11th, at their school. Environmental Educators Maddy Schroeder and Elissa Schilmeister from Teatown Lake Reservation showed them several species of wildlife from the Hudson Valley and New York State as they explained the balance of nature.

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  • Life in the Woods

    What happens when students work together to increase kindness, acceptance and consciousness in their lives? Washington Irving fourth and fifth-graders explored these themes in an original musical revue called Life in the Woods. The show was written and arranged by Nancy Seabold and produced and directed by Barbara Turk of the Family YMCA of Tarrytown.

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  • Hour of Coding

    Students in Christine Groven and David Suarez’ first grade class at W.L. Morse sat at their desks and concentrated on the task before them – helping Pixel the dog find his family. This may sound like a simple computer game, but it more - the lesson teaches coding.

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  • Honoring Veterans

    When Cameron Allan was in third grade he heard students playing the trumpet and he knew that was the instrument he wanted to learn. Maybe it was the rendition of the Star Wars theme that caught his attention, but he was hooked. Now another melody captures his interest but for a different reason. The senior at Sleepy Hollow High School plays Taps at veterans’ services in Westchester. “It is an honor. I face the flag and I can see something in the eyes of the veterans.

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  • 27th Annual Godwin Games

    Basketball fans had much to enjoy this weekend during the 27th Annual Howard Godwin Sleepy Hollow Holiday Basketball Tournament. Six teams: Sleepy Hollow, Lincoln, Mamaroneck, Hendrick Hudson, Ossining, and Yonkers High School, competed from Thursday, Nov. 29 through Saturday, Dec. 1.

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  • Breakfast with Santa

    Saturday, December 15th Organized by the Sleepy Hollow Performing Arts Boosters Support the Sleepy Hollow Middle and High School music students by attending the Sleepy Hollow Performing Arts Boosters “Breakfast with Santa!” Come to the Sleepy Hollow High School Cafeteria for either the 9:00 AM or 10:00 AM seating. A pancake breakfast will be served.

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  • International Banquet

    Eliza Groze studies French at Sleepy Hollow High School but she enjoys learning about other cultures and attending the Foreign Language Honor Society’s International Banquet allows her to do just that. “I like to discover how people live and their history,” said Groze who is the Co-Vice President. “The banquet and honor society offer a global perspective.”

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  • Family Science Night

    VISUAL STORY: The Sleepy Hollow High School Science Honor Society presented its annual Family Science Night. Hundreds of students and their families took part in the event.

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  • SHMS Change Bandits Raise $2,200 for Maria Ferari Children's Hospital

    On Friday, November 16, SHMS Principal Joshua Whitham and Teacher Jennica Vieira were interviewed live on WHUD during their annual broadcast from Maria Ferari Children's Hospital. Whitham and Vieira spoke about youth ambassador, Armani Curet

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  • Sleepy Coffee and The BridgeView Shop at WI

    The students from the life skills and communication classes at Washington Irving had the opportunity to learn from the students in Mrs. Kaczmarek’s class. The special education students at Washington Irving will be opening a school store in December that will allow students to develop essential living skills which will promote their learning.

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  • Celebrating Their Roots

    Many ENL students now studying in Sleepy Hollow High School left family and friends behind when they journeyed to America to start a new life. Assimilating into a new culture hasn’t always been easy. “They think we are not intelligent because we don’t know English,” said Keyri Yance, a junior who emigrated from Ecuador. Her friend Nicole Urbina agreed. “I don’t know anyone, and it is difficult making friends.”

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  • The Outdoor Classroom

    “Berries!” “Pine Cones!” shouted third grade students from Washington Irving Intermediate School as they walked along the trails at the Peabody Preserve in Sleepy Hollow. Students from the Dual Language Program participated in a Nature Scavenger Hunt Thursday looking for clues.

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  • Mural at Morse

    Mrs. Dietz's first and second grade art classes have been hard at work creating a beautiful mural to permanently display at Morse school. Each class read the children's book "The Dot" by Peter H. Reynolds. The story is about a little girl named Vashti who goes to art class and just doesn't know what to draw. Her art teacher suggests, "just make a mark and see where it takes you!"

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  • Done To Death

    When a group of mystery writers get together to write a television script what else would you expect – but murder! Sleepy Hollow High School students bring the roles to life this weekend when they perform Fred Carmichael’s comedic murder mystery “Done to Death.”

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  • More Than a Thousand Socks Donated During Socktober

    Student government representatives from Washington Irving Intermediate School could hardly contain their excitement Monday, while they counted and boxed socks donated to their school during their Socktober Drive. 1,067 pairs of socks for the homeless were donated by teachers, students, administrators and staff members from all of the Public Schools of The Tarrytowns. A community even donated 30 pairs directly from Amazon to the District

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  • National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

    The Sleepy Hollow High School Chapter of the National Honor Society welcomed more than 80 new members during its fall induction ceremony. Students who show superiority in scholarship, leadership, and character are invited to apply for this prestigious organization.

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  • Honoring Veterans

    On a cloudy fall day, Sleepy Hollow Middle School students showed their support for the men and women who have served our nation by installing 400 American Flags on the middle/high school lawn. Each flag was placed one-by-one into the ground to create a formation similar to Arlington Cemetery in Virginia. It truly is a labor of love.

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  • Family Science Night

    Wednesday, Nov 14th 6:30 pm to 8:15 pm (Check-in begins at 6:10 pm. Activities begin at 6:30 pm sharp) Sleepy Hollow High School (Please make sure to use High School entrance – look for the balloons!) For all students in grades K - 5 and their parents

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  • No Shave November

    Sleepy Hollow High School administrators, teachers and staff members are tossing aside their razors for a good cause – The American Cancer Society. Please join them! No Shave November is a month-long initiative to forgo the luxury of shaving in order to show support for those battling cancer and to raise awareness of the need for vital cancer research. Money normally used for shaving products will be donated to the cause. The suggested donation is $20.

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  • Student Musicians Honored

    Congratulations to our Sleepy Hollow High School musicians who have been recognized for their musical accomplishments.

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  • Who To Speak To When You Have A Question Or Concern

    Dear Parents and Community Members, Nurturing and supporting effective communication with all members of our community has been a long standing goal of the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns. Research on effective education consistently indicates that effective communication and collaboration between our schools, parents, and community can have a significant positive impact upon the academic achievement and social/emotional development of students.

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  • Washington Irving Intermediate School Taking Part in Socktober

    During the month of October NEW socks are being collected by students at the Washington Irving Intermediate School

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  • High School and Middle School Students Leave Their Mark on Character Education

    This summer, the Washington Irving Character Education and Diversity Team led by school psychologist Diana Longobucco arranged to have 3 students from the High School and Middle School paint 3 murals in the building expressing messages of good character.

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  • Employees with 20 Years of Service

    Employees with twenty years of service to the District were recognized at the 2018-2019 opening day ceremony on September 4, 2018. Pictured from left to right are Christopher Borsari, Superintendent of School; Linda Moiron, Teaching Assistant; Denise Wagner, Special Education Teacher/ Special Education Department Chairperson; Cy Hughes, Director of Transportation; Brian Duschenchuk, 4th Grade Teacher; Sarina McGough Choi, English Teacher; Ana Ocasio-Rios, ESL Teacher; Kathleen Mannion, Special Education Teacher; Gilberto Pena, Bus Driver; Bruce Diggle, Maintenance Mechanic; and Mimi Godwin, Board of Education President. Missing from the picture are Jennifer LeFleur, Music Teacher and Ysmelda Rondon, Office Assistant.

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  • Message from the Superintendent

    Dear Parents and Students, I know that there are still a few more days left in summer recess, however, this letter serves as an additional gentle reminder that a new school year is fast approaching. On behalf of the entire faculty and staff, I would like to welcome you back to the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns for the 2018-2019 school year. I hope you have had as relaxing or active a summer as you had envisioned back in June and trust you will maximize the remaining days for a bit more relaxation, activity, or both! Our first day of school is September 6th and we are excitedly awaiting the return of our students.

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