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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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