Mahopac Schools Roll Out Technology Initiative

March 13, 2018

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-The Mahopac Central School District rolled out its initiative to provide students in grades five through 12 with their own Chromebook laptops last week. The initiative to provide students with the cutting-edge technology will help make them “21st century leaders,” school officials said. In the lower grades, a Chromebook will be shared by every two students.

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GuidED Consulting Helps College-Bound Students Find Their Way

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Applying to college in the 21st century can be an intimidating task for high school students and their parents. But thanks to GuidED Consulting LLC, there is now someone to help navigate through the morass of paperwork and complex application process and end those sleepless nights.

Since Dr. Deborah Hardy formed the business over a year ago, originally as a “mobile school ...

Outgoing Superintendent Praises Mahopac Schools

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-School Superintendent Dr. Dennis Creedon presided over his last school board meeting last week and told the audience members they should be proud of their school district.

Creedon’s contract, which expires at the end of June, was not renewed. Last month, the school board named Anthony DiCarlo, a Mahopac resident, as his replacement.

“As this is my last meeting, I ...

Superintendent: Mahopac Schools Safe as Can Be

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-In the wake of the recent school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla, in which 17 people died, School Superintendent Dr. Dennis Creedon assured parents last week that Mahopac students were as safe as possible.

While he couldn’t give details, Creedon said at the Feb. 15 Board of Education meeting that the district has a security plan in ...

Assemblyman Byrne Talks Civics With Austin Road Students

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-When Dan Wildman, host of the Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum,” visited Austin Road Elementary School last year, he challenged the students to study civics and learn how governments operate.

Fifth-grade teacher Mary Jean Cerbini reached out to Rep. Kevin Byrne, a Mahopac resident, to help out.

“I thought, who better to do it?” Cerbini ...

Mahopac's Lakeview Elementary Takes Kindness Seriously

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-Lakeview Elementary School students and staff embraced the 2018 Great Kindness Challenge recently when they joined thousands of schools across the country working to create a culture of kindness.

The weeklong challenge was sponsored by Kids for Peace, a global nonprofit organization. The idea was introduced in 2011 in California and has since spread to schools across the nation ...

Innovation Shines at MMS STEAM Fair

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac Middle School’s future scientists and inventors took the spotlight last weekend at the third annual STEAM Fair held Saturday, Feb. 10. STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, English, Art and Math and the fair featured all kinds of cool experiments, presentations and inventions, from hoverboards and solar-powered model cars to vertical farming and perpetual ...

Mahopac Students Embrace Waste Not/Want Not Strategy

“If something is considered trash, or unwanted, does that mean we can’t use it?” That was the question Catherine Leist, program assistant for the Center for Environmental Education at Putnam|Northern Westchester BOCES, asked Fulmar Road Elementary School students when she visited their classrooms recently.

The students’ response: “No, we can recycle ...

Mahopac Students Take Class Trip to ACME

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-Lakeview Elementary School teacher Jim Lieto took his class to ACME supermarket last week to give his students a chance to look behind the scenes and find out how a supermarket operates.

The students learned how recycling bottles and cans worked. Each student was given plastic bottles and taught about the importance of recycling. Each student was also given loose change and shown ...

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