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School Officials: New PE Post Was Not Created for Football Coach

May 26, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Rumors that Mahopac school officials created a new full-time physical education teaching position for the sole purpose of using it to bring in a new football coach from outside the district are not true, according to Superintendent Dr. Dennis Creedon.

The rumors had become so persistent that Creedon and School Board President Dr. Brian Mahoney addressed them directly at ...

Austin Road Students Release Trout They Raised

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Austin Road Elementary students learned a powerful lesson about the environment and the local watershed earlier this month when they released 63 brown trout fingerlings they had raised into a stream in Ward Pound Ridge Reservation.

Mary Jean Cerbini’s fifth-grade class took part in an outreach program for schools that get students involved with conservation science ...

Science and Computer Coding Go Hand in Hand

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Mahopac Middle School students are learning their science curriculum and computer coding all in one class. Technology and science teacher Victoria Lew is teaching sixth graders the layers of the atmosphere by having them create projects using an interactive program known as Scratch, where students learn to code their own animation.

“The projects the students are ...

Pine Grove Goes Purple for Relay for Life!

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Pine Grove Country Day School in Mahopac got into the spirit of things on May 5 when they joined in the Paint the Town Purple Day.

The event is used to promote the upcoming Relay for Life, the annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. This year’s Relay will be held Saturday, June 3, noon to midnight, at Mahopac High School.

For Paint the Town Purple Day, ...

School Budget Passes Easily; Two Newcomers Elected to Board

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac School District voters overwhelmingly passed the 2017-18 budget Tuesday and elected two newcomers to the Board of Education while ousting two incumbents.

The budget passed easily with 68 percent of the voters saying “yes”—a 1,251 to 584 margin.

Voters seemed to appreciate that the budget called for no increase in taxes without cutting any ...

Six Vie for Three Seats in Mahopac School Board Race

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— When district voters go to the polls next Tuesday, May 16, they will have a choice of six candidates to fill three seats on the Mahopac Board of Education, including three incumbents who are seeking reelection.

Here’s a close-up look at the six hopefuls:

Carolann Lacoparra 

Carolann Lacoparra has been a resident of Mahopac for 27 years and married to her ...

‘Grease is the Word!’

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— The Mahopac High School Drama Company presented the beloved musical “Grease” last weekend at the high school auditorium.

A sold-out crowd came out to see Danny Zuko, Sandy, Kenickie, Betty Rizzo, Cha-Cha and the rest of the gang from Rydell High, perform classics like, “Summer Nights,” “Greased Lightning” and “Beauty School ...

Girl Power!

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— When Alissa Copeland and Abby Azadian were sophomores at Mahopac High, they heard someone in the hallway make a crude remark about women, wondering out loud, “Who treats women with respect?”

The remark bothered the girls so much that they decided to do something about it.

“We started talking about it and realized there was no club or anything in the ...

Austin Road Students Have a Colorful Time Raising Money

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Austin Road Elementary and SEPTO held one of the most colorful fundraisers imaginable at the school on Saturday, April 22.  Called the “Color Run,” students run through a premade course—a distance of a little less than a mile.  Spread throughout the course are stations containing buckets of colored powder.  As the kids pass each station (a ...

MHS Juniors Celebrate Prom with Glitz and Glamour

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— MHS juniors celebrate prom with glitz and glamour.

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