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School District Ready to Roll Out Capital Improvement Plan Again

March 25, 2017

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— The Mahopac School District is gearing up once again to ask voters to approve a referendum that will allow it to make much-needed building repairs to three of its school buildings, as well as take on an energy-performance improvement project. School officials said neither project will result in an increase in taxes.

Residents turned down the plan during a referendum vote ...

Lakeview Fifth Graders Fundraise for Children of Aleppo

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— After learning about the children of war-torn Aleppo in Syria, Mary Kurtz’ fifth-grade class at Lakeview Elementary School took to making crafts for a fundraiser.

Last month, the class sold clay charms, stress balls, magnets, lapel pins, bookmarks, bracelets and more during school and raised more than $540 for Save the Children to help the kids of ...

Lakeview Celebrates Reading on Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— March 2 was Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’ birthday, so Mahopac High School students visited Lakeview Elementary School to share one of their favorite activities with its students — reading.

“This is our first year doing this,” said Dara Berkwits, Mahopac High School’s new library media specialist. “It’s going so well that ...

Mahopac’s Clayton Collum Qualifies for Robotics Finals

KATONAH, N.Y.— Harvey’s Middle School robotics program has qualified for the state tournament thanks to sixth-grader Clayton Collum of Mahopac and his seventh-grade partner, Wendy Lichtenberg.

The pair placed eighth out of 40 teams by scoring 36 points in the final match of the VEX IQ Challenge state-qualifier competition held last month at East Rockaway High School on Long ...

Austin Road Students Get Special Lesson in Baseball, Civil Rights

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— It started out as a simple reading lesson and before you knew it, Beth Dore’s fifth-grade class at Austin Road Elementary School was immersed in a discussion of the civil rights movement and the eroding of the color barrier and segregation in Major League Baseball.

“We have a reading program, where we read excerpts of stories and one was about Satchel ...

Jenna Nolan’s Name Lives On in New School Project

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— When Mahopac Middle School student Jenna Nolan died tragically while swimming in Lake Mahopac on June 20, 2014, she left behind not just a grieving family, but a heartbroken school community and town as well.

Now, under the auspices of Jenna’s mom, Cathy Nolan, and in conjunction with the students and staff at MMS and other like-minded parents, Jenna’s legacy ...

Mahopac Students ‘Create the Change’ for Clean Drinking Water

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Because there are many people around the world who do not have access to clean drinking water, members of Mahopac High School’s Create the Change Club decided to do something about it. 

“We discovered a charity called Charity: Water, which is a non-profit organization that provides clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries by building ...

Harlem Wizards Bring Some Magic to Mahopac

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— The Harlem Wizards and their high-flying antics came to Mahopac High School Thursday, Feb. 23, to help raise funds for the girls basketball program. The Wizards took on a team composed of teachers and principals and delighted the sold-out crowd with their amazing basketball skills and comedy.

Four Austin Road Students Strive to Make a Difference

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Imagine being in fifth grade and wanting to make a difference in the world. That’s exactly what four students from Austin Road Elementary School have done.

Kate Conklin, Brianna Smith, Lily Gertelman and Kayla England love animals and decided they wanted to help a species teetering on the brink of extinction.

“We hoped to accomplish something special in ...

Mahopac Student Wins Library Mural Competition

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— An original painting by Mahopac High School junior Alana Green was chosen as the winner of Mahopac Public Library's mural competition.

Green's painting, which shows a young person reading a book on the banks of Lake Mahopac with the library in the distance, was chosen from a number of entries submitted by local high school students. Green's mural will be ...

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