Fulmar Principal Keeps Promise: Sleeps on Roof

May 23, 2018

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Fulmar Road Principal Gary Chadwick kept his promise to sleep on the school roof if all of his students participated in the One School, One Book challenge and read the book “Clementine” by Sara Pennypacker. The students complied—and Chadwick spent a somewhat rainy May evening last week on the school roof in a tent.

“I didn’t mind sleeping on the ...

School Budget Passes; Keane, Swift, Furfaro Win Board Seats

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac School District voters went to the polls Tuesday and overwhelmingly passed the budget by a 912 to 394 margin.

Additionally, the Board of Education will get an infusion of new blood as three new trustees were voted in.

The $123.3 million budget actually called for a reduction in the tax rate. According to Greg Sullivan, the district’s interim assistant ...

Fulmar Principal to Sleep on School Roof to Encourage Literacy

Fulmar Road Principal Gary Chadwick really wants his students to read. So much so that he told them if they all participated in the One School, One Book challenge, he would spend a night on the school roof.

The One School, One Book program is sponsored by Read to Them, a nonprofit organization promoting family literacy. Last year when Fulmar Road participated in the event, students were asked ...

School Officials: Senior Night Softball Game Cancellation Was Premature

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac school officials have offered a mea culpa after parents of the high school varsity softball team were angered over the cancellation of its Senior Night game last Friday. 

Senior members of the squad were to have been honored before a game against non-league opponent Fox Lane, but the game was canceled due to poor field conditions. Parents said the field had been ...

School Tax Rate Will Drop, Not Increase

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - With new assessed values at 100 percent now available to the Mahopac School District, school officials say that the last-minute impact to its budget means the tax rate will be reduced and not go up 0.89 percent, as originally reported.

The figures were made available by the town in late April, after the school budget had already been presented.

“While compiling the ...

Five Vie for Three Seats on Mahopac School Board

NOTE: There will be a Meet the Candidates Forum, Tuesday, May 8, at 8 p.m., after the budget hearing at the Falls School at 100 Myrtle Ave. Residents will have an opportunity to get to know the five candidates in this year's school board race and ask them questions.

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - When Mahopac School District voters go to the polls on Tuesday, May 15, they will elect three newcomers to ...

Austin Road Students Run the 'Color Run'

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Austin Road Elementary PTO and SEPTO held its annual “Color Run” fundraiser at the school on Saturday, April 28, to raise money for SEPTO (Special Education PTO) and for numerous activities and programs for the students.

In one of the most colorful fundraisers imaginable, the students ran through a pre-made course—a distance of a little less than a mile.

Middle School Thespians Perform ‘Seussical Jr.’

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac Middle School Theater Company performed “Seussical Jr.” on Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21, much to the delight of enthusiastic audiences. The production was directed by Heather L. Palkewick. The assistant director was Victoria A. Velders.

Ceiling Collapse Results in Minor Injuries to Six Fulmar Students

KENT, N.Y. - Two first-grade classes from Fulmar Road Elementary School were on a trip to the Madden Outdoor Education Center in Kent this morning (April 27) when a portion of the ceiling in a teaching station collapsed causing minor injuries to six students.

According to Superintendent Anthony DiCarlo, a teacher notified the school district and called 911 after the ceiling collapsed with ...

School Budget Calls for Less Than 1 Percent Tax Hike

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac property owners will see only a slight bump in their tax rates when their school tax bills come later this year.

At the school board meeting Thursday night (April 19), district officials presented the 2018-19 proposed budget—a $123,321,009 spending package—and revealed that homeowners will see a 0.89 percent increase in the tax rate, though that is subject ...

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