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  • Washington Irving Community Honored

    Students, staff and administrators at Washington Irving Intermediate School will be honored by the Town of Greenburgh for reaching out to the community. During the month of October, they collected more than 1,000 pairs of socks for the homeless which were donated to Midnight Run. Librarian Kerri DiLascio organized the Socktober event which was inspired by a nationwide movement. Socks and underwear are the least donated items.

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  • Hitting All the Right Notes

    “The pictures match the beat of the music.” This is how Mia Jgarkava described what she heard and Observed January 15 during her Exploratory Music class. The eighth-graders watched commercials and portions of podcasts paying special attention to the musical tracks underneath. They also met the musician who created the scores, Composer and Music Producer, Andrew Linn.

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  • Talking Science

    Sleepy Hollow High School AP Biology students Emma Basha, Ibeth Alvarracin, Eliza Grose, Isabella Calix, Maria Vallejo, and AJ Casiano, accompanied by science teachers Leana Peltier and Michele Zielinski traveled to Rockefeller University on January 12th for the annual Talking Science presentation. This year’s presentation was given by Dr. Daniel Kronauer, the head of the Social Evolution and Behavior Laboratory on “The Social Lives of Ants”.

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  • Special Olympics Honor

    Sleepy Hollow High School has been recognized by Special Olympics as a Special Olympics Unified Champion School for its initiatives that promote inclusion of students with different abilities. SHHS received a banner that states, "Choose to Include".

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  • Lunch Buddy

    “Welcome to Lunch Buddies!” Seventh-grade students received that warm welcome from Special Education teacher Stephanie Castillo as they walked into her classroom. The students have volunteered to be part of the Lunch Buddy program at Sleepy Hollow Middle School. Every other day students from the general education population eat their lunch and then play games with special education students from Ms. Castillo’s and Kelly Whelan’s classes. The program is in its second year.

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  • Alumni Dialogue Day

    Managing your time, making friends and getting along with your roommate. These were just some of the topics new Sleepy Hollow High School alumni shared with current seniors. A panel of a dozen graduates from the Class of ’18 participated in today’s Alumni Dialogue Day in the high school auditorium.

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  • Save the Date: PTA Ice Skating Fundraiser

    Let’s hit the ice! Please join other district families at Westchester Skating Academy on Sunday, Jan. 27, for an afternoon of ice skating. Wristbands cost $12/person at the PTA table and include skate rental. 50 percent of proceeds go to your Horsemen PTA. See you there!

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  • Sleepy Hollow Musicians Honored

    The Sleepy Hollow Performing Arts Department is proud to have numerous students selected for all county ensembles for grades six through nine. Once again, Sleepy Hollow will host the Pre-Festival Rehearsals for the All-County Chorus. Gail Persad has been working to coordinate this event with the Westchester County School Music Association for the past six years. She has hosted over 300 students from around the County for these rehearsals, showcasing our magnificent facility!

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  • Pasta Pizzazz

    Don't miss out on a night of music and food on Tuesday, January 8 at 6pm. The Tri-M Music Honor Society is sponsoring this free concert and pasta dinner in the Sleepy Hollow High School Cafeteria.

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  • Gingerbread Man on the Loose

    Kindergarten students at John Paulding have a mission – to find a missing gingerbread man and they are setting traps to catch him! This holiday themed activity is all part of STEM activity teaching and reinforcing important skills.

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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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