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Washington Irving Student Council Meets with Superintendent and Administrators

“Try as many new things as possible. Try anything that you want to try.” This sage advice from Superintendent of Schools, Chris Borsari, was at the heart of the Student Council meeting at the District Office last week. He even shared a personal story that he never felt comfortable signing up for theater as a child, and that it wasn't until college when he first participated in a drama class and ended up enjoying it very much.

While the students enjoyed snacks, Mr. Borsari also shared some history about the district office building, Tarrytown, and Sleepy Hollow (formerly North Tarrytown). As with each of these meetings, the goal is to learn as much as possible from our students. Mr. Borsari asked students what was going well, and what could be better. Asst. Superintendent for Business, Brian Fried, and Asst. Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Equity, Felipe Orozco was also pleased to join the meeting.

As you can imagine, these outstanding students weren’t shy about sharing their thoughts and ideas. The administrators were delighted to hear that our students are excited to come to school and feel supported and encouraged to learn. Students also shared that they enjoy various extra-curricular opportunities such as chess and theater. 

When it came time to share concerns, the administrative team took feverish notes to ensure that improvements are made on the feedback provided. Mr. Bosari and the team were very grateful for this time with our students and will continue to learn from them every day.