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  • No One Eats Alone

    Here is a visual story that presents some of the moments from No One Eats Alone Day at Sleepy Hollow Middle School. Students joined together on Sept. 20, for an afternoon of fun and companionship.

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  • Meet Sharon O'Grady - Washington Irving's New Assistant Principal

    Sharon O’Grady starts each day at Washington Irving greeting parents and students. The new Assistant Principal sees her role as one of building relationships. “I want to visit every classroom and meet every student, “ said O’Grady during a recent interview. “I want to be on the front line with the teachers and gain a better sense of what is going on in the school.” O’Grady assumed the position on September 1, when she replaced interim Assistant Principal Rosemarie Romano and she will work closely with Principal Thomas Holland. While the role is new for O’Grady, she has worked for the past seven years in the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns and knows the district well.

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  • Remember and Serve

    Sleepy Hollow Middle School students weren’t born when the 9/11 attacks occurred 18 years ago. As the anniversary of the attacks approached, Principal Joshua Whitham confronted a challenge: how to teach the history but also do something actionable. Whitham discovered the answer with the assistance of 911day.org and United for the Troops, two organizations with which he partnered over the summer.

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  • Pearl Harbor Survivor Shares Life Story

    World War II veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor Armando “Chick” Galella remembers the attack on Pearl Harbor like it was only yesterday. The 98-year-old Sleepy Hollow resident met with Sleepy Hollow Middle School students in Andrea Harrison’s art classes on 9/11. The students soon learned that ironically, Galella enlisted in the army on September 11, 1940. He served five years in the Pacific Theater and earned the highest rank an enlisted man can receive - Battalion Sergeant. Galella received the Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Service and bravery in the Battle of Okinawa.

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  • Veterans Exemption

    Under state law, New York’s veterans are eligible for valuable property tax exemptions from local governments statewide. In addition, school districts have the option to allow the exemption which makes veterans’ property tax exemption consistent and applicable to school taxes.

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  • International Day of Literacy

    Fifth-graders at Washington Irving shared their love of reading with third-graders to mark the International Day of Literacy. The global movement takes place every year on Sept. 8, and students from the Public Schools of The Tarrytowns celebrated the day when they returned to school on Monday. UNESCO declared The International Day of Literacy in 1966 to promote the importance of literacy for all individuals, communities and societies.

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  • Freshman Orientation

    Approximately 100 freshmen, nearly half of the Sleepy Hollow High School ninth-grade, got a taste of high school before Tuesday’s opening bell. The students attended a two-hour Freshman Orientation on August 29 where they learned some logistics about the high school building and received advice on how to commence a rewarding high school career.

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  • Tarrytown Schools Tackle Summer Slump

    Summer learning loss is a serious and substantiated problem, according to research done by the National Education Association. The Tarrytown School District works hard to combat this challenge through its Summer Literacy Institute, an initiative started five years ago by the Foundation for the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns in response to parents who expressed an urgent need for literacy reinforcement. In that time, the program has grown from one class of 16 students to six classes of more than 70. The rising first, second and third-graders read and discuss a book and then participate in word work where they focus on letters and sounds. Then they form smaller groups and receive more individualized attention. The program runs three hours a day for two weeks in August.

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  • Summer Challenge Institute: A Visual Story

    Follow some of our second through sixth-graders through an enriching experience at the Summer Challenge Institute. This visual story shows how they continue to follow their passions during the summer.

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  • Popular Student Science Research Program Needs Mentors To Remain Successful:

    Science Research student Phoebe Neilsen studies the effects of different spices on the metabolism of fruit flies and hopes to utilize what she learns to fight diseases affecting humans. The rising junior at Sleepy Hollow High School utilizes a mini-lab in a second-floor classroom funded by Science for Society and the Foundation for the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns. But the expansion of her program is hindered by the lack of a local mentor. Currently, she collaborates remotely with a professor from Vitalin Research Institute in Colorado, but a local mentor would allow her to elevate her work to a higher level.

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  • Commitment to All Students

    The Education Trust–New York recognized Sleepy Hollow High School as a statewide “top performer” for its work helping students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a critical step toward enabling low-income students to access the financial aid necessary to enroll in college.

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  • Hudson Scholars

    Visual Story: Learn more about the Hudson Scholars program where Washington Irving and Sleepy Hollow Middle School students participate in academic and enrichment programs on the Hackley School campus.

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  • AP & Honors Boot Camp:

    Freshmen and sophomores enrolled in honors and AP courses at Sleepy Hollow High school get a taste of what is ahead while attending this summer's Boot Camp.

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  • Sleepy Hollow High School Class of 2019

    Congratulations to the Sleepy Hollow High School Class of 2019. Enjoy this visual story.

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  • United Way Donation

    School Superintendent Christopher Borsari made a special visit to John Paulding the last day of school, to kick off the summer in a great way! All the kindergarten/rising first graders received a bag filled with literacy activities thanks to a partnership with the United Way. Each bag included several books, activity sheets, learning cards and resources from community organizations to support our youngest learners and their literacy development.

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  • Washington Irving Fifth Grade Celebration

    Fifth-graders at Washington Irving celebrated their three years of elementary school during a special ceremony on June 26, as their families and friends cheered and wished them the best of luck at Sleepy Hollow Middle School. Principal Thomas Holland had some words of wisdom for the students to take along their journeys. He told them to embrace being uncomfortable, “That is where you will achieve the greatest things in your life.”

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  • John Paulding Animal Habitat

    Pandas, leopards, lemurs – just a few of the animals that found a new home at John Paulding when kindergarten students created replicas of habitats, now displayed in their school. Not only did the students research the geography and environment, each class adopted an animal through the World Wildlife Federation and received a certificate, book and plush toy.

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  • Sleepy Hollow Middle School 62nd Annual Recognition

    Sleepy Hollow Middle School students move up to Sleepy Hollow High School. Watch this visual story capturing the ceremony.

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  • 3D Printers Come To W.L. Morse

    First-graders at W.L. Morse created new animals using 3D printers while second-graders created houses for humans in various environments without disrupting the habitat of the animals that live there. The students have been involved with this new technology for weeks working with Elementary Technology TA Meghan Hak and their classroom teachers.

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  • Electron Microscope At Washington Irving

    Fifth-graders at Washington Irving observed the world in a whole new way when Sleepy Hollow High School students showed them how to use an Electron Microscope. Hitachi loaned the device to the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns and after Jason Choi’s AP Chemistry students became familiar with it, they shared their knowledge with the younger students.

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  • National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony & Eighth Grade Awards Night

    Emily Clayton volunteered her time with the Midnight Run, Samantha Poy helped clean up Tibbetts Brook in Yonkers and Isabella Levine mentored students in the Nature Girls Program. These are just some of the service projects that Sleepy Hollow Middle School students carried out this school year as members of the National Junior Honor Society. On June 20, they shared their experiences with the community as they inducted approximately 15 sixth-graders into the organization.

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  • Sleepy Hollow High School Outstanding Teacher Honored

    An outstanding teacher from Sleepy Hollow High School was recently recognized by The Academy for Teachers. Thomas Rogers, who teaches English, was invited to participate in The Academy’s two-day master class, The Art of the Essay: Study and Practice, led by Princeton University professor of English, Jeff Nunokawa. Over the course of two sessions, the teachers examined classics of the essay form and then wrote essays of their own which the class discussed.

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  • Gulino Appointed as Interim Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics

    The Board of Education of the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael J. Gulino as the Interim Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics. He will join the District on July 1, 2019. Mr. Gulino has 38 years of experience in schools, serving in the positions of; Health Education Teacher, Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics and coach. He spent most of this time in the Bryam Hills School District. Most recently he served as Interim Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics in the South Orangetown Central School District.

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  • Sleepy Hollow Middle School Students Create Word Search Puzzle With World Famous Puzzle maker

    As sixth-graders in Kirk Dietz class sat in their classroom with a Smartboard on June 14, David L. Hoyt, the “World’s Most Syndicated Puzzle Maker,” collaborated with them 800 miles away from Chicago. The Sleepy Hollow Middle School students and Hoyt developed a puzzle that will be featured in Hoyt’s Word Search Word Traveler app this Monday, June 17. The game is played in more than 100 countries around the world.

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  • SHHS Students Exhibit Artwork at the Warner Library

    A multi-grade, multi-media exhibit of Sleepy Hollow High School student artwork is now on view at the Warner Library. The exhibit showcases student works from 9th through 12th grade in a variety of mediums- digital photography, traditional photography, traditional illustration and digital illustration.

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