Education

May 15, 2021

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Thanks to a $129 million increase in town-wide assessments, taxpayers could actually see a small reduction in their school tax bills this year. “We received the tax rolls from the county and in those rolls, total assessments went up $129 million,” said Sandra Clohessy, Mahopac ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - When Mahopac School District voters go to the polls on Tuesday, May 18, they will be able to vote for three candidates from a slate of six contenders. Two incumbents, Lucy Massafra and David Furfaro, are seeking re-election, while incumbent Larry Keane will not. Newcomers Roger ...

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Three Mahopac residents have earned academic honors for the first marking period of the spring term at The Harvey School in Katonah. Gina Valente, grade 11, earned a Cavalier Scholar certificate for achieving a grade-point average of 4.0 or higher.  Joshua Sestito, grade 11 and Mitchell Yurko, ...

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Harvey’s robotics program continues to impress as two teams of its RoboCavs came up as winners in a big way Saturday, April 17, in the VEX Southern New York State Championship live-remote competition. The RoboCavs team 6277D, paired with a Kennedy Catholic Preparatory School squad, took the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - “Our schools are meant to have students in our classrooms, on our fields, and on our stages, enjoying everything our schools have to offer,” said interim Superintendent Frank Miele as full-time in-person learning returned to Mahopac this month. “It’s been a long year, and everyone ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac Central School District has again been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Now in its 22nd year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac students began returning to school last week for fulltime in-person learning but it won’t be the same environment they remember from before the pandemic struck. Interim Superintendent Frank Miele, who is stepping in for Anthony DiCarlo, who is out on medical leave, said ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Seven Mahopac High School students were recognized at the Westchester Science & Engineering Fair (WESEF).  Five hundred and sixty-four students from around the region participated in the virtual fair this year. MHS sent seven projects and were awarded a total of six ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The lives of the shelter dogs and cats in Putnam and northern Westchester counties got a little better recently thanks to the efforts of two Mahopac Middle School students who are candidates for inclusion in the National Junior Honor Society. To be included in the National Junior ...

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I recently came across a blog article titled, “Why Children Need Camp Now More Than Ever,” essentially a list of social/emotional needs that have been neglected due to the pandemic. The article explains, in the most scholarly way, why children have suffered for the last 13 months and how camp can ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac School District is slated to receive just under $1.2 million in American Rescue Plan funds, also known as President Biden’s COVID stimulus package, it was announced by federal officials last week. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 is a $1.9 trillion coronavirus ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac High School Drama Company is putting on “Charlotte’s Web” virtually for audiences, according to directors Sonya Velez and Christopher Purr. Rehearsals happen five days a week, Monday through Friday. There are health and safety protocols in place in order for it to ...

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Three Mahopac residents have earned academic honors for the second marking period of the winter term at The Harvey School in Katonah. Gina Valente, grade 11, earned a Cavalier Scholar certificate for achieving a grade-point average of 4.0 or higher. Mitchell Yurko, grade 11, earned a place ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac Board of Education has named Frank Miele interim superintendent of schools, filling in for Anthony DiCarlo, who is on a medical leave of absence. School officials have not disclosed the nature of DiCarlo’s medical leave or how long he is expected to be away from his ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - One year after the coronavirus pandemic struck, all Mahopac students will be returning to school full time for in-person learning beginning later this month. School administrators rolled out the re-entry plan at a special Board of Education meeting last Wednesday (March ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - School Superintendent Anthony DiCarlo said last week that it is still too early to open schools fulltime to all students and that even if he wanted to, his hands are tied by county Health Department directives. DiCarlo made the remarks on the school district’s online program, ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. -Students from Austin Road, Fulmar Road, and Lakeview schools participated in the Great Kindness Challenge from Jan. 25-29 joining thousands of schools across the country in a weeklong celebration that supports students in creating a culture of kindness and compassion while ...

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Parents concerned that the development of their children’s academic skills may have stalled from frequent disruptions in the learning process during the pandemic can take advantage of the RISE program at The Harvey School this summer. RISE, the Re-engage in Summer Enrichment instructional ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac school officials say remote learning is having an adverse effect on some students and are encouraging more to engage in the district hybrid model and take part in in-person instruction when the schedule calls for it. The hybrid model divides the student body into blue and ...

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Three Mahopac residents have earned academic honors for the first marking period of the winter term at The Harvey School in Katonah. Gina Valente, grade 11, and Mitchell Yurko, grade 11, have been named to the head’s list with grade-point averages of at least 3.7.  Joshua Sestito, grade 11, has ...

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Three upper school students at The Harvey School in Katonah have earned recognition for their outstanding original creations. Senior Mia Cornell received several Scholastic Art Awards for both the Northeast Region and Hudson Valley Art Region. In the Northeast Region, Cornell earned Silver Keys, ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac High School senior Abigail Park has won the Katonah Museum of Art’s annual Young Artists postcard design contest. Each year, the Katonah Museum of Art celebrates the work of high school senior artists in what has become, as they describe it, “a perennially popular ...

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The Harvey Summer Camp in Katonah has opened registration for its 2021 session. Following a successful session in 2020, Harvey’s camp directors are planning for another safe and fun-filled summer. “We’re very much looking forward to our 26th consecutive season which will be filled with ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Administrators for the Mahopac School District are working to have a plan in place for if and when the state follows through with a proposed mandate that 20 percent of its staff and student body be tested for COVID-19. In the district’s weekly broadcast of its online program, ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Another year has come and gone in Mahopac and it’s time to look back on 2020 and recap the most noteworthy stories of the past 12 months. 2020 was a year unlike any other, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. And while Mahopac had its share of COVID issues in 2020, there was ...

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Two Mahopac residents have earned academic honors for the second marking period of the fall term at The Harvey School in Katonah. Gina Valente, grade 11, has made the school’s head’s list with a GPA of at least 3.7. Joshua Sestito, grade 11, has earned a place on the honor roll with a GPA of at ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Austin Road Elementary School vegetable garden was quiet for most of 2020. In the early summer, Beth Doré, fifth-grade teacher and garden coordinator, along with other teachers, were instrumental in the planting and tending of the garden, with the hopes that it would be ready ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - When Mahopac High School senior Alexa Tyberg was in elementary school, she told everyone she was going to write and publish a book by the time she was 12. “Twelve seemed old to me then,” she said with a laugh. Tyberg said she was already writing short stories and by the time ...

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The Harvey School will be hosting two special virtual admissions events this month.  On Wednesday, December 16, families interested in exploring independent school options for middle school and upper school can Zoom into a “Coffee with the Head of School” at 10 a.m. School head Bill Knauer ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Due to an uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases, Mahopac school officials have decided to move instruction to a fully remote districtwide learning model beginning Monday, Dec. 14, though two elementary schools have already begun. The district had been employing a hybrid model in ...

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