Education

March 23, 2019

CARMEL, N.Y. - Vince Dacquino is a seeker of truths. The author and retired teacher has a new book out, several decades in the making, that he believes finally sets the record straight on the life and celebrated late-night ride of Putnam County heroine Sybil Ludington. The longtime Mahopac ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac High School Student Athletic Council hosted its annual “March Madness” event, a charity and community basketball tournament made up of Mahopac elementary school students, faculty and staff and the Carmel Police Department on Saturday, March 9. Besides giving ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac’s kindergarten students and teachers celebrated 100 days of schools last month by taking part in various “100”-themed activities as well as dressing up in 100-themed clothes, or as “100-year-old people.” It was a fun and educational experience for the young ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac Board of Education OK'd a tax-neutral capital improvement plan at its meeting Thursday night (Feb. 28) and now voters will be asked to approve a $53.9 million bond that's needed to complete the project, which will bring upgrades to buildings and grounds ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - While most of us spent the first days of January focused on our New Year’s resolutions or recuperating from the holidays, Austin Road physical education teacher Bill Huestis, and fifth-grade teacher Mary Jean Cerbini, were immersed in creating a sensory room for students. Huestis ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Lakeview and Fulmar elementary schools, along with schools throughout the nation, participated in the Great Kindness Challenge, Jan. 28-Feb. 1. Organized by Elizabeth Blessing, the schools’ assistant principal, this challenge was devoted to performing as many acts of kindness as ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac Middle School's future scientists and inventors took the spotlight this month at the third annual STEAM Fair held Saturday, Feb. 2. STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, English, Art, and Math, and the fair featured all kinds of cool experiments, presentations and ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac School District held its fourth annual Band-o-Rama show at the high school gym Monday night (Feb. 11), featuring bands from the elementary school, middle school, and high school, culminating with a performance featuring the entire ensemble of musicians.

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A war took place at Mahopac Middle School last month and everyone came out a winner. They called it a “Penny War” and it was a way for students to collect money that will be put toward the JennaJackPack Project, a program that strives to help kids who have suddenly and tragically ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - SHAPE America—Society of Health and Physical Educators—has named Lakeview Elementary School physical education teacher Donn Tobin the Eastern District Elementary School Teacher of the Year. The SHAPE America Teacher of the Year (TOY) program recognizes outstanding teachers in ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac High School music department held its annual Winter Concert on Jan. 16. The show featured the school’s concert orchestra, philharmonic orchestra, concert band, and symphonic band. Evan McGregor directed the concert orchestra and the philharmonic orchestra; the concert ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Second-graders from Lakeview Elementary School delighted parents and teachers last month with a production of the play,”The Littlest Tree.”  Adapted from the children’s book by Janie Jasin, “The Littlest Tree” is a tale of growing and becoming while being grateful for your present ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac High School German Club held its annual gingerbread house contest last month, resulting in a lot of cool, interesting and delicious architecture. Teams were created for the competition, requiring at least one German Club member per team. The students had to construct ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Thanks to the state’s Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBA), security systems in buildings throughout the Mahopac School District would get more than $1 million in upgrades if Albany approves the district’s latest spending plan. In their fifth and final dip into the bond’s $3.2 million ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Many needy children will be able to snuggle up in some warm pajamas this winter thanks to the staff, children and parents at Pine Grove Country Day School. The preschool held its annual pajama drive last month. On Dec. 19, a celebratory Pajama Day took place at all five Pine ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. -  School administrators and their consultants are moving closer to laying out the scope of a districtwide tax-neutral capital project that will cost approximately $52.3 million. The district is looking to undertake some capital projects due to a quirk in a state formula that could ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Most bats in New York State have been in hibernation now for several weeks due to temperatures dropping and fewer insects to eat. However, thanks to Mary Jean Cerbini and her fifth graders, bats are seen in abundance on the hallway walls of Austin Road Elementary School. Cerbini ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - In an effort to make the roads around Mahopac High School a little safer for students, Carmel Police Chief Mike Cazzari has asked the Town Board to limit parking and standing on some of the ancillary roads in the school’s neighborhood known as Rolling Greens. In a letter to the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Children who face the challenge of dyslexia and dysgraphia can often feel isolated and frustrated. The conditions can make it difficult for them to read and write, although they are not a true reflection of the students’ overall intelligence. In the end, dyslexia, a reading ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - While most Austin Road Elementary students get a bit restless and distracted on a grey, cold Monday just before Thanksgiving recess, Mary Jean Cerbini’s fifth-grade class was attentive, inquisitive and focused.  All eyes and ears were on Don Wildman, Travel Channel’s host of the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y, - Mahopac High School teachers Michael Mahoney and Elizabeth Stephans, along with 273 other educators from across the state, have been invited to join the New York State Master Teacher Program (NYSMTP) in partnership with the State University of New York and Math for America. In ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac High's Drama Club presented its fall play, "A Christmas Story," earlier this month. The show was a big hit and featured all the iconic moments from the perennial holiday classic, including the infamous leg lamp, the pink bunny pajamas, and the official Red Ryder, carbine ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Javier Colon, the winner in the inaugural season of the hit television show “The Voice” in 2011, came to Mahopac High School last month to conduct a master class for 10 MHS students from each of the school’s vocal ensembles. After the workshops, Colon performed a private concert for ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - October was Fire Safety Month and firefighters from the Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department marked the occasion by visiting area elementary schools and pre-schools to teach them about fire prevention and safety. The young students had the opportunity to check out a fire truck up ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Buddy Bench, a dedicated place at school playgrounds where a student can sit if feeling lonely or bullied, has generated national attention in recent years and has even been given a TED Talk. Lakeview Elementary debuted a buddy bench last year and was successful in spreading ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac School District is back on TV. After years of lying dormant, the district has revitalized its public-access cable channels on both Fios/Verizon (channel 46) and Comcast (channel 22). The channels were brought back to life last month. “After being dormant for ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - With winter approaching, School Superintendent Anthony DiCarlo said the school bus glitches that plagued the district over the first few weeks of school have essentially been resolved and he is asking parents to be patient whenever alleged school issues present themselves on social ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The month of October brought a smile to the faces of the many firefighters of the Mahopac Falls Fire Department (MFFD) because that is when they got to interact with the children of the school district. Rolling out on a well-tuned schedule prepared by firefighter Bill Lindsey, MFFD ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Instead of their usual Friday morning classes, Mahopac Middle School (MMS) students began their day with a lesson on the scientific theory of the Butterfly Effect, the notion that a single flap of a butterfly’s wings can play a significant part in generating a tornado a great ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The school district is on course with plans to undertake several tax-neutral capital-improvement projects next year; however, the scope and cost of those projects is still undetermined, according to school officials who addressed the matter at the Oct. 18 Board of Education ...

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