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Navigating an ‘Alternative Roadmap’

July 21, 2017

Christian Carmody saw a problem with the country’s education system that was flying under the radar and decided to try and fix it.

Carmody, 25, a 2011 Mahopac High grad, noticed that the unemployment rate for those without a college was much higher than those who had one. But he also discovered that not everyone was cut out—either academically or financially—to attend ...

Mancuso Named President of School Board

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Longtime trustee Leslie Mancuso has been named the new president of the Mahopac Board of Education.

She will take the reins during a turbulent time. The district is currently in the midst of a search for a new principal for the middle school after the surprising departure of beloved Principal Vince DiGrandi. The school board must also begin a search for a new superintendent ...

DiGrandi Resigns as Mahopac Middle School Principal

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A search for a new Mahopac Middle School principal is under way after district officials announced last week that current principal Vince DiGrandi is leaving the post to become principal at neighboring North Salem’s combined middle school/high school.

District officials are scrambling to find a replacement, having to briefly delay the commencement of the search until the ...

Creedon Stepping Down from Superintendent’s Post Next Year

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac School Superintendent Dr. Dennis Creedon announced Thursday night (July 13) that he will step down from his post at the end of the 2017-18 school year.

Creedon revealed his decision during the Board of Education meeting while reading a prepared 1,000-word-plus statement, at times getting visibly emotional.

Creedon, who will be 63 in September, signed a ...

MHS Teacher ‘Chip’ Hopkins Dies

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac High School teacher Whitney J. “Chip” Hopkins passed away suddenly on Friday, June 30. He was 49 years old. No cause of death was reported.

Hopkins was born Aug. 3, 1967 to Callie and Jordan Hopkins in Canandaigua, N.Y. He grew up there with his family, attended school and eventually graduated from college with a master’s degree in ...

MMS Technology Students Head Off to the Races

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A puff of smoke and then, in a blink of an eye, they are gone. The small wooden model dragsters, powered by C02 cartridges, streak down a 70-foot length of plastic track and cross the finish line nearly quicker than the human eye can even detect.

The little cars were built by seventh graders at Mahopac Middle School as part of an annual technology department project, overseen ...

Mahopac Middle Schoolers Move Up!

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Students in Mahopac Middle School’s eighth-grade class took the next step in their academic journeys last week when they received their certificates on Moving Up Day as parents and family cheered them on. This fall, the students will enter high school as freshmen.

Mahopac’s Fifth-Grade Students Are Movin’ On Up!

Fifth graders from Austin Road, Fulmar Road and Lakeview elementary schools took part in Moving Up Day ceremonies Thursday (June 22) under bright, sunny skies. Proud parents and siblings watched as the students received their certificates and were declared officially ready to start middle school this fall.

MHS Class of 2017 Graduates!

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac High School Class of 2017 held its commencement ceremonies Wednesday, June 21, at the high school. The event featured keynote speeches from valedictorian Thomas Scanlon, salutatorian Erica Bertolozzi and student government President Vanessa Parrillo and, of course, the traditional tossing of the hats.

Fulmar Road Principal Kisses Pig and Fulfills His Promise

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Last Tuesday (June 20), the students of Fulmar Road Elementary School gathered around the pavilion on the school lawn and began to chant.

“Kiss the pig! Kiss the pig! Kiss the pig!”

Some of the students were even wearing plastic pig noses.

The occasion? The students were there to watch Fulmar Principal Gary Chadwick literally kiss a pig. He promised the ...

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