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School District’s Cable Channels Back on the Air

November 14, 2018

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac School District is back on TV.

After years of lying dormant, the district has revitalized its public-access cable channels on both Fios/Verizon (channel 46) and Comcast (channel 22).

The channels were brought back to life last month.

“After being dormant for many, many years we have worked hard to try and revitalize it,” Superintendent Anthony ...

DiCarlo: Bus Glitches Working Themselves Out

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - With winter approaching, School Superintendent Anthony DiCarlo said the school bus glitches that plagued the district over the first few weeks of school have essentially been resolved and he is asking parents to be patient whenever alleged school issues present themselves on social media.

“This month and last month our bus runs have gotten better and better,” ...

Kids Learn About Fire Prevention With MFFD

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The month of October brought a smile to the faces of the many firefighters of the Mahopac Falls Fire Department (MFFD) because that is when they got to interact with the children of the school district. Rolling out on a well-tuned schedule prepared by firefighter Bill Lindsey, MFFD fire prevention coordinator, Lindsey’s assistants greeted the many children brought ...

MMS Students Use Their ‘Wings’ to Spread Inclusive Culture

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Instead of their usual Friday morning classes, Mahopac Middle School (MMS) students began their day with a lesson on the scientific theory of the Butterfly Effect, the notion that a single flap of a butterfly’s wings can play a significant part in generating a tornado a great distance away.

However, the focus was not on the butterflies but the students learning that ...

School’s Tax-Neutral Capital-Projects Plan on Schedule

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The school district is on course with plans to undertake several tax-neutral capital-improvement projects next year; however, the scope and cost of those projects is still undetermined, according to school officials who addressed the matter at the Oct. 18 Board of Education meeting.

The district is looking to undertake some capital projects due to a quirk in a state formula ...

School Board Members Recognized for Service

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac School District marked School Board Recognition Week (Oct. 22-26) at its Oct. 18 meeting by honoring board trustees with a reception and presenting each of them with a certificate of recognition.

The New York State School Boards Association said the week is used to promote awareness and understanding of the important work performed by school board members.

Swift Resigns from School Board

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac School Board Trustee Penny Swift shocked her colleagues and district administrators last week when she announced that she was stepping down from her post.

Swift, who was just elected to the board in May, said her resignation is effective immediately. School Board President Leslie Mancuso said the board would likely wait for the trustee elections in May 2019 to replace ...

Austin Road Students Show Their True Colors!

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The second annual Color-a-Thon, hosted by MSA Cheerleading, was held last month at Austin Road Elementary School. Students paid an entry fee to enter the race, in which coaches and parents dusted them with colored powder at various intervals throughout the course. The runners also gained donations via pledges. Proceeds benefited the MSA cheerleading squads and the kids had a ...

Mahopac High Athletes Get Psyched!

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac High School held its annual pep rally Sept. 28, coinciding with its Homecoming football game, in which the Indians defeated Ramapo, 42-6. Members of the fall sports teams, the marching band, and the cheerleaders got together and ignited the school spirit of the student body.

Mahopac Students ‘Start with Hello’

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Along with thousands of schools and youth organizations across the country, the Mahopac Central School District schools resolved to “Start with Hello” last week.  As an outcome the Sandy Hook school shooting tragedy, “Start with Hello” Week, Sept. 24-28, was conceived by the not-for-profit Sandy Hook Promise knowing that, in every school and in every ...

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