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Mahopac Schools Teach Importance of Online Safety

November 7, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— As students of all ages increase their use of social media, the internet and technology in general, online safety has become more crucial. To address the issue, all three Mahopac elementary schools participated in Digital Citizenship Week, where each school held lessons on internet safety for every student.

Digital Citizenship Week is sponsored by Commonsensemedia.org, a ...

Mahopac Students are Really Cooking

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— When Austin Road fifth-grader Patrick Mahoney heard about the new pilot project his school was launching in conjunction with Mahopac Middle School, he could hardly contain himself.

“I was super excited when I heard about this class,” he said. “I was jumping up and down. It’s better than math and English!”

The class Patrick was so over the ...

Mahopac Middle School Girls Just Want to Have STEM

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— On International Day of the Girl, Mastercard hosted its signature STEM education program, Girls4Tech, at Mahopac Middle School for 140 sixth-grade students. More than 50 Mastercard employees worked with Mahopac students to expose them to STEM topics including algorithms, cryptology and digital convergence. During the session, students discussed with Mastercard employees their ...

For Lakeview Kindergartners, Reading is Easy as A, B, C

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— A letter a day is all it takes for Lakeview kindergartners to become readers. That’s the philosophy behind ABC Bootcamp, an immersive letter-identification program the kindergarten team began using last year. Spearheaded by the entire kindergarten team, the research-based program immerses students in the letter of the day using picture charts, hands-on artwork, songs ...

School District to Ban E-cigs in Revised Code of Conduct

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— The Mahopac School District is moving toward changing its Code of Conduct so that it will prohibit the use of e-cigarettes and vaping on school grounds in accordance with state law.

The school board held a public hearing on the code changes last week so that it coincides with state regulations, which ban the products from public school properties.

“Now it is ...

School District Won’t Replace Mahoney Until May Election

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— The Mahopac Board of Education has decided it will hold off replacing recently resigned trustee Dr. Brian Mahoney until the May 2018 school board elections.

Mahoney stepped down last month after stating in his resignation letter that he wanted to be considered as a candidate for the superintendent’s position. The school board has opted not to renew the contract of ...

Mahopac Grad First in U.S. to Win Competition

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Capturing an international first prize while competing against more than 200 teams is an impressive feat. Becoming the first from the United States to do it after just one try is remarkable.

Vincent Favale, a 2008 MHS graduate, and his teammates were victors in an online competition known as Enginuity, which pitted teams against one another by asking them to run a ...

Mahopac Middle Schoolers Have Each Other’s Backs

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— On Dec. 14, 2012, Ian Hockley’s life changed forever. His son, Dylan, was one of the 20 children who lost their lives in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Not wanting his son’s death to be in vain, Hockley resigned from his position with IBM and created Dylan’s Wings of Change, a foundation with a mission to help kids with autism reach their full ...

Fulmar Races to Help Hurricane Victims

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— School may have just started, but students and staff at Fulmar Road wasted no time in helping victims of the devastating hurricanes that have left so many homeless.

Teachers Andrea Jones and Christine Czuy organized Fulmar’s Charity Walk/Run for Hurricane Relief, which raised more than $3,000 for the Red Cross’s hurricane-relief efforts.

More than 240 of ...

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