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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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  • College Bound Recognition Day

    Congratulations to seven Sleepy Hollow High School students who will continue to play their sport in college. Today, Athletic Director Denise Kiernan congratulated the athletes during a ceremony attended by District leaders, teammates, families, and friends. “The role of a college athlete requires determination, desire and focus,” said Kiernan. “Sleepy Hollow will always be your family. Your best experiences have probably occurred in high school. Take them with you and make Sleepy Hollow proud.”

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  • Electric Vehicle Competition:

    Vote for Sleepy Hollow! Three Sleepy Hollow High school students entered an Electric Vehicles (EVs) competition where they had to create a video about the environmental and economic benefits of EVs.

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  • Important Information on Measles Outbreak

    Measles Public Vaccine Clinics

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  • College and Career Fair

    Sleepy Hollow High School sophomores and juniors walked through the gymnasium on April 3, filled with anticipation and some with trepidation as they learned more about possible careers and colleges. The college admissions process can be overwhelming at times, but the District’s College and Career Day provided needed answers and assurances. “I feel like this gives us many opportunities to see colleges they we haven’t heard of before and also to see those that we are interested in,” said junior Matthew Silver.

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  • SHOC ExploresTrails of Mohonk Preserve

    This past Sunday, March 31st, the Outdoors Club (SHOC) went up to New Paltz to explore the trails of Mohonk Preserve. Joined by English teacher and department chair Judy Kelly, parent chaperone Ahmed Kharem and Noah Berger, the club's advisor, students had an exciting day of trekking and learning about local geology and wildlife.

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  • Autism Awareness

    April is Autism Awareness Month and the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns is celebrating what makes everyone different. At Washington Irving, students are dressed in blue today and wearing stickers with pictures of puzzle pieces that say, “Autism touches all of us.”

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  • Spring Science Challenge

    Sleepy Hollow students got some hands-on experience today building wind turbines and discovering more about renewable energy sources. Fourth-fifth and sixth-graders worked in groups as they assembled motors and added blades to their machines. “It is cool because you are making something that you usually don’t do at this age. This is rare,” said student Nicholas Lukanko.

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  • Sleepy Hollow Jazz Festival

    The 16th annual Sleepy Hollow Jazz Festival is Friday, April 5th. The day-long festival culminates with a concert at 7pm.

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