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Kids Get Help They Need in New Space at BOCES

January 14, 2018

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-For tech school counselors and staff at Northern Westchester-Putnam BOCES, nothing is more important than getting students the help they need as soon as they need it. That is one reason the staff is excited to be housed all in the same space, with a move this year that makes it so students can easily get the attention they need even if their particular counselor or staff member is ...

Bullying Alleged by Mahopac School Transportation Workers

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-School officials say they are looking into allegations of bullying and harassment within the district’s transportation department after more than a dozen complaints have been filed by union members against a co-worker.

Employees told Mahopac News that a pattern of behavior by the individual has been ongoing for about three years, including instances of intimidation, furious ...

A Magical Day at Sycamore Park

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac kids had the chance to add a little more fun and magic to their holiday vacations Thursday, Dec. 28, when they attended an Aviation and Magic Workshop with Hobby Quest. The event, sponsored by the town’s Recreation and Parks Department, was held at Sycamore Park. The budding aviators and magicians had the opportunity to build balsa wood helicopters that really flew, ...

Donn Tobin Named Phys Ed Teacher of the Year

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Lakeview Elementary School physical education teacher Donn Tobin has been named the 2017 recipient of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYS AHPERD) Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year Award.

Tobin has been a phys ed teacher at Lakeview for the past 20 years and is an adjunct professor at Manhattanville ...

District May Move Admin Offices to Falls School

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - In an effort to become more efficient and possibly save money, the Mahopac Board of Education is mulling a plan that would consolidate its district offices under one roof.

Board Vice President Michael Mongon, who is also chair of the Buildings and Grounds Committee, said at last week’s school board meeting that Tetra Tech, an engineering and architectural firm used by the ...

Lakeview 'Learning Lab' Offers Spirit of Collaboration

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Helen Keller once said, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

It’s a lesson that the students of Lakeview Elementary School are learning thanks to a new space that was created for them over last summer and introduced at the beginning of the school year.

The room formerly known as the computer lab has been transformed into the ...

School Superintendent Hunt Concluded

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-The Mahopac Board of Education has selected the district’s new superintendent of schools and will announce the name of the head administrator just after the new year.

The district began a three-month-long search for a new school chief last fall after it was announced in July that the three-year contract it signed in 2015 with the current superintendent, Dr. Dennis Creedon, ...

Mahopac Grad's 'Puppy Tales' Helps Kids Deal With Emotions

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac High School graduate Jim Vought never thought he’d become a writer, but when he had a chance to combine two of his passions—dogs and children—it was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up.

Over the past few years, Vought, an intensive care coordinator who works with children, self-published two books, the second of which, “Puppy Tales II: ...

MMS Craft Fair/Game Show Raises Money for a Cause

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-It’s the season for giving from the heart and the teachers and students of Mahopac Middle School have their hearts in the right place. The school held its second annual Charity Game Show & Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, an event where you could be entertained by song and dance, buy handmade crafts for holiday gifts, enjoy good food and drink and watch as MMS students ...

MHS Students Make Lessons Come Alive for Austin Road Kids

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-American systems of government were never rendered more exciting than when Mahopac High School students visited Austin Road third graders last week, bringing lessons they designed themselves for the younger students to view on their Chromebook laptops.

“I think it is a great idea to have our students serve as role models,” said Mahopac High School social studies ...

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