The Tarrytown Schools ended March, Kindness Month Districtwide, by holding a variety of activities throughout the District to mark its kindness initiative and to observe World Autism Awareness Month, which takes place throughout April. Spearheaded by Sleepy Hollow High School Special Education teacher Kim Kaczmarek, the month included the High School's "End the Word" initiative, which encouraged students to sign pledges to end using the "r" word to describe students with disabilities.
On the final day of the month, students participated in assemblies, signed pledges and celebrated by watching a video compiled throughout the month. In the moving videos, dozens of teachers and students explained what "kindness" means to them. At the Washington Irving Intermediate School, students described their month-long projects designed around kindness, and at John Paulding, the District's youngest students sang the month's theme song, Bruno Mars' "Count On Me," and waved blue glow sticks in a darkened gym. Enjoy our videos and photos from the day!