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".
“This was a complete surprise,” said Special Education Teacher Kim Kaczmarek. “But I am so proud of our Special Olympics Pioneer program, our SHADE interns, our school and our community. Sleepy Hollow is a very unique and special place because we celebrate everyone's "different" abilities.”
SHADE, Sleepy Hollow Academy for Disability Education, is a peer mentoring program at the high school.
SHHS Principal Dr. Tracy Smith said, “Sleepy Hollow High School is a place where all of our students are celebrated for their varied abilities, diverse talents and skills. I commend Kim Kaczmarek and her team for all of their efforts in helping to promote a culture of inclusion where all students are treated as valuable members of our learning community.”
This photo captures the Pioneer team practice with our athletes and our SHADE interns. A spot to hang the banner for all to see will be chosen.