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  • John Paulding and Morse Summer Literacy Program Reduces Summer Slide

    Rising first grade students used critical thinking skills and sounded out words as teacher Jenne Mazzarella read a story with them over the internet. These children who enrolled in the John Paulding and Morse Summer Literacy Program participated through Google during which teachers conducted a morning meeting with a group of 8 to 14 students and then presented a guided reading lesson. They also spent time in smaller groups with teachers focusing on reading strategies.

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  • Safe Crossings Information

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  • Supply List

    Click above for links to Morse supply lists

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  • Transportation Corrections/Cambios de Transportación

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  • Back to School Presentation

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  • COVID 19 Screening Attestation for Students and Visitors

    Staff and Students: Please complete this short survey prior to coming to work or school https://entry.neric.org/tarrytown

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  • Morse Parent Forum

    Click to view the Parent Forum Presentations

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  • Student-Turned-Teacher Jovana Alejandro Returns to Her Roots

    As new second grade Dual Language instructor Jovana Alejandro set up her classroom at W.L. Morse, she reflected on her time as a student in the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns. A member of the Class of 2013, she is extremely excited to begin teaching at her old elementary school on September 10th.

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  • Welcome to W.L. Morse School

    Click to view the W.L. Morse School Orientation

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  • Distance Learning

    Dear W.L. Morse Parents, The Public Schools of the Tarrytowns will be closed for an extended period of time. We have spent time prior to this point in preparation for an extended closure. To help prevent regression in skills and concepts learned in school this year, teachers have provided assignments for students to complete at home.

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  • Remind

    To receive important messages please click below to access codes to join Morse Remind to receive important messages. Remind Directions English Remind Directions Spanish

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  • Students Celebrate the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr

    Second-grade students from Brenda Sutherland and Tobi Fradkin’s classes marched into the W.L. Morse auditorium on January 17, carrying signs with the phrases, “Imagine World Peace,” “Peace is Power,” “Spread Love.” The program entitled, “Sharing the Dream,” paid tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and his legacy of nonviolence.

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  • The Morse Sensory Paths

    When you walk on the first and third floors at W.L. Morse, your eyes can not miss the brightly colored ‘sensory path’ that guides you through the hallways. The pathways, marked by flowers, handprints and swirls, is designed to help students refocus and release energy. In a traditional school setting, that energy can cause stress and could deter a student from achieving his or her best work. First-grader Isla Sheehan utilizes the sensory pathway to improve her concentration. She twirls and spins. “I use it a lot. It helps me calm down,” she said.

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  • Chess Club

    “You can move away, capture, you can block.” Chess Master Ramon Lorente explained these three options to students during a recent Chess Club meeting when he displayed cut-outs of chess pieces on a large board. The W.L. Morse students are only in second grade, yet they understand the concepts of check and checkmate and they eagerly came up to the board with a suggestion for the next move.

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  • Pumpkin Trip

    On Friday October 25th, all of second grade got to experience a really exciting and wonderful trip to Wilken’s Farm in Yorktown Heights, NY. At the farm, students were able to take a tractor ride into the pumpkin field/patch, climb on some haystacks, see how the cider donuts are made and even have a picnic lunch outside in the field.

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  • How Do You Feel?

    Author and illustrator Lizzy Rockwell was welcomed at W.L. Morse School to share her new book, How Do You Feel?, with students and guide them in discussion. The book uses art to reveal a variety of changing emotions of ten children playing in a city playground. Because it is visual storytelling, it allows readers to interpret the facial expressions, events and interactions their own wa

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  • Tarrytown Schools Tackle Summer Slump

    Summer learning loss is a serious and substantiated problem, according to research done by the National Education Association. The Tarrytown School District works hard to combat this challenge through its Summer Literacy Institute, an initiative started five years ago by the Foundation for the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns in response to parents who expressed an urgent need for literacy reinforcement. In that time, the program has grown from one class of 16 students to six classes of more than 70. The rising first, second and third-graders read and discuss a book and then participate in word work where they focus on letters and sounds. Then they form smaller groups and receive more individualized attention. The program runs three hours a day for two weeks in August.

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  • 3D Printers Come To Morse

    First-graders at W.L. Morse created new animals using 3D printers while second-graders created houses for humans in various environments without disrupting the habitat of the animals that live there. The students have been involved with this new technology for weeks working with Elementary Technology TA Meghan Hak and their classroom teachers.

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  • Rotary Club Book Drive

    First-graders in Leslie Meehan’s class love to curl up with a book and now the students at W.L. Morse and all our elementary schools have additional books to read as a result of the Tarrytown Rotary Club. The Rotary sponsored a book drive and raised approximately $1,500 to purchase new books for the classrooms. The Rotary Club worked with teachers from the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns and compiled a list of authors and books to purchase. Penguin Random House and The Village Book Store of Pleasantville generously offered discounts to the District.

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  • The 28th Annual Rose Ceremony

    This time honored-tradition allows us to reflect on the journey our students take from first grade to senior year. Enjoy this collection of moments from the 28th Annual Rose Ceremony at Sleepy Hollow High School.

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  • Young Engineers

    Second-graders from Morse took on the role of engineers when they built model bridges with their classmates. Throughout the year, the students read about bridges, studied different designs and planned how they would build their own bridge with their teams. The project is part of a STEAM unit combining Science, Technology, English, and Mathematics. All the bridges had to conform to a height requirement and support weight.

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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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  • Flexible Classrooms

    When you walk into classrooms at W.L. Morse you will see some students working at a standing desk engrossed in their project, other students collaborating at a table, and still additional children sitting in a cubby with a pillow and blanket reading a book. These different environments in one classroom represent the Flexible Learning Spaces that now exist in the elementary school.

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  • Family Math Night

    Visual Story: Our students enjoyed using their math skills during Family Math Night. Here are some moments from the evening.

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  • Lunch With Principal Walley

    Throughout the school year you will find Morse Principal Torrance Walley sitting on stage in the auditorium eating lunch with his students. Principal Walley is holding lunches with all the classes at Morse, 405 students, in an effort to get to know each child individually.

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