Education

June 1, 2020

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - When commencement ceremonies are held later this month, Mahopac High School will honor the memory of Jake Santoriella, a Class of 2020 member who lost his life to leukemia two years ago. Jake Santoriella’s twin brother, Chase, had approached school officials with the idea of ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - In a letter to district residents, School Superintendent Anthony DiCarlo announced that the district’s vendor experienced a supply issue delaying the delivery of paper ballots for the school budget, library budget and school board candidate votes.. DiCarlo wrote, “The District ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac School District voters will choose from among four candidates to fill three seats in this year’s school board election. With no in-person voting this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, residents will receive ballots by mail this week and must return them to the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. -The Mahopac School District, along with town officials, has revealed plans to hold a graduation ceremony and a parade for the Class of 2020 while respecting the governor’s executive order regarding formal gatherings and social distancing. The week of June 22-26 has been dubbed ...

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[Editor's note: This story has been updated with more information.] MAHOPAC, N.Y. - While still not certain of what state aid the Mahopac School District will receive, school officials have moved forward with finalizing their 2020-21 budget, which calls for a 1.66 percent increase in the tax ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Mahopac School District voters will have to vote on the 2020-21 school budget and Board of Education candidates by mail this year. An executive order from Gov. Cuomo last week decreed that there will be no in-person voting. Additionally, ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - The Town of Carmel will honor the 2020 graduating seniors from both Mahopac and Carmel high schools with a “Parade of Seniors” next month. The MHS parade is tentatively scheduled for June 13 on Route 6 in Mahopac. The CHS parade will be in the Hamlet of Carmel (Route 52) on June ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Even in remote learning environments and socially distanced from each other, Mahopac students and teachers are finding ways to stay connected. All three Mahopac elementary schools participated in a Mahopac Virtual Spirit Week recently. On “Missing School Monday” students and ...

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HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. - Like their public school counterparts, teachers at Our Montessori School have been learning, along with their students and parents, what it’s like to be in a new kind of “homeroom.” “Distance learning will be new for all of us -- students and teachers,” the school informed ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Amber Wendler, a graduate of the Mahopac High School Class of 2014, has been awarded a prestigious and highly competitive graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation.  One key to Wendler’s success is the extensive training in field and lab research she ...

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Please join nationally recognized small business expert Mike Blinder, owner of Editor & Publisher Magazine, and author of "Survival Selling Even in the Toughest of Times," for a free online webinar on how your business can weather these difficult economic times and prosper afterwards.  The ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A paperwork faux pas made by Mahopac School District officials nearly a decade that would have cost taxpayers nearly $6 million in lost state aid has been forgiven. The district discovered the error regarding a capital improvement project last year and self-reported that certain ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Superintendent Anthony DiCarlo said that as a result of the governors’ executive order on Friday, March 20, the state has completely shut down except for essential services. “As we proceed through the next several weeks, we are going to continue our distance learning through April ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Everyone knows the American colonies defeated England in the Revolutionary War. It’s an intrinsic part of our history. But few know the story of the Great Chain—without which, the outcome of the war could have been very different. The Great Chain was just that—a gigantic chain ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Long live rock ‘n’ roll! While the coronavirus did its best to shut down Mahopac High School’s annual rock show—Illusion—it was only partially successful. Instead of three nights, the show was reduced to just one (March 12) and the audience was limited to family members only, ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - About one child in 59 has an autism spectrum disorder in the United States, and about one in six has severe intellectual and developmental disabilities such as speech and language impairments and cerebral palsy, according to MultiBriefs, a publisher of industry information for trade ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - As of Monday afternoon, March 16, the governor has directed that all schools be closed for two weeks from Wednesday, March 18 through Tuesday, March 31. The intention of this closure is to help mitigate the spread of the virus in our schools. This information is subject to changes ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell has declared a state of emergency for Putnam County effective 5 p.m. Friday, March 13 through March 27 at 11:59 p.m. The state of emergency will allow the county to share resources more efficiently and better respond to the rapidly evolving ...

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The 9th annual Brain Bee competition, hosted by Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, was held recently on Burke’s campus in White Plains. High school students who aspire to careers as brain surgeons or neuroscience researchers competed at the event. From Burke’s and other regional competitions, Brain Bee ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac Central School District will use two of its emergency closure/snow days to close on Monday, March 16, and Tuesday, March 17 and thus there will be no classes for students or staff. All school buildings will be closed. This includes all afterschool, community and athletic ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A Mahopac High School student has been named a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program competition. Vincent Vitanza is a senior and member of the school band and orchestra where he plays saxophone, cello, piano, bass, violin, and viola. He is one of more than 1.5 ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac School District held its fifth annual Band-o-Rama show at the high school gym Thursday night (Feb. 13), 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. - For the second year in a row, Greg Tang, Jr., math guru, and international mathematics-thought leader, facilitated Family Math Night at Mahopac High School earlier this month. Students in all elementary schools have been exposed to “Tangy” activities and challenges throughout the ...

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SAVANNAH, GA. - Remember Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold in “Vacation” as the family heads off to visit their beloved Wally World? Going to theme parks such as Wally World, or the real-life Disney World, is a part of the modern American zeitgeist. Kids love it; parents love it. Families spend months ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Middle School held its annual STEAM Fair (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) on Saturday (Jan. 24) as the district’s scientists of the future put their research and experiments on display. Students in grades 6-8 picked projects ranging from electronics to wind power ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Red E. Fox, the mascot for the Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services 911 for Kids program, recently made a surprise visit to Fulmar Road Elementary School’s first graders.  The smiling, orange, furry fox greeted students while dispatcher Robert (Robbie) Shannon, and other team ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Personal finance expert Dave Ramsey, who hosts a syndicated radio show and podcast heard across the country, created Ramsey Education to address a concern he heard regularly when counseling adults on money issues: “I wish I had learned this in high school!” So, he created ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. -A well-rounded student is often considered to have an overall understanding of the world, along with the ability to write well and calculate. But students who haven’t grasped basic life skills, such as managing time, being organized or knowing how to care for their social and ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac High School held its annual pop concert Wednesday night (Jan. 15) featuring its various vocal groups and music ensembles, including the philharmonic orchestra, PACapellas, Sinfonietta, sax quartet, chorus, concert band, Brass ‘n’ Bass, PACaVoce, and the symphonic ...

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